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John Inman

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Latham Legacy Kept Alive Through Award Winning Collection of Books at Wood Place Public Library

Ken Latham said the idea of creating a collection of award winning books for Wood Place Public Library, California, came from his cousin Caroline Latham, an author and former resident of California, who also did extensive ghostwriting for other authors.

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Norris Gerhart Serving Area for Over 30 Years as Owner of Mr. G's Liquor Store

A lot has changed since Norris Gerhart opened Mr. G's Liquor Store Sept. 15, 1979.

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Scot Thomson New Pastor at Friendship Baptist Church

Scot Thomson, pastor at Friendship Baptist Church, California, was saved and gave his life to Christ when he was 19 years old.

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Dummermuths Celebrate 84th Birthdays, 65th Anniversary in Same Week

On April 11, Stanley Dummermuth celebrated his 84th birthday.

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The Melody Boys Quartet "Exit 63" Tour Comes to Salem Baptist Church

The Melody Boys Quartet, a southern gospel group based out of Little Rock, Ark., performed at Salem Baptist Church, California, Saturday, April 21, as part of their "Exit 63" Tour.

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Fortuna Senior Citizens Host Law Enforcement Dinner

Active and retired law enforcement officers from the Moniteau and Morgan County sheriff's departments, Missouri State Troopers and the Tipton Police Department were in attendance at the Fortuna Senior Citizens Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner held Thursday, April 12, at the Senior Citizens Center.

California Area Chamber of Commerce Reports California Balloon Invitational Postoned Until 2013

Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, April 12.

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Annual Spaghetti Fundraiser Held for 3MT

Many came out to the Annual Spaghetti Dinner held Saturday, April 14, at the Fortuna Senior Citizens Center to raise funds for the 2012 Mid-Missouri Missions Project to be held July 21-28.

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Stonner Furniture Serving Tipton Area for 40 Years

In 1971, Cary Stonner, owner of Stonner Furniture, got a call from his father Nelson Stonner saying he bought them a furniture store.

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Clarksburg Resident goes from leaving contrail on dirt roads to leaving them from SR-71's

Ret. Lt. Col. Gary "Gil" Luloff said he grew up on a farm in Independence, Iowa, driving on dirt roads from an early age.

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California Care Center Holds Easter Egg Hunt

California Care Center Activities Director Angela Dumsday has worked at the care facility for over 10 years.

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Jamestown Community Easter Service Held at School

As the sun was rising members of the Jamestown community came to the school Sunday, April 7, for the Jamestown Community Service sponsored by the Jamestown Ministerial Alliance.

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Larry Marriott Pastor at Campfire Fellowship Cowboy Church

It was while on a mission trip in Texas building a cowboy church that Larry Marriott, pastor at Campfire Fellowship Cowboy Church (CFCC), Tipton, saw the potential and worship cowboy churches have.

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Custom Auto & Power Sports Looks to Serve California Area

Jim and Cindy Fults opened Custom Auto & Power Sports at 507 East Buchanan Street, California, in March.

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Wood Place Public Library Discusses Having Long-Range Planning Committee

To address future needs and growth of the Wood Place Public Library, California, a meeting was held Thursday, March 29, to discuss setting up a long-range planning committee.

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California Lions Club Helps Less Fortunate "See" Improvement

The primary mission of the California Lions Club is to help those in need with eyecare such as eye exams, glasses, contacts and by sponsoring eye care research.

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Olympic Mission Trip Fundraiser Held at California First Baptist Church

Delicious fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and cole slaw were served with desserts at the California First Baptist Church (FBC) Fried Chicken Dinner held Sunday, March 25.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Russellville Track

Residents of Russellville, members of the Cole R-I School District Board of Education, faculty, staff, students and members of the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce were present Tuesday, March 20, as the new Russellville Track and Field project was opened after a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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EcoWater Systems of Jefferson City Owner Joel Mietzner Continues Family Tradition

EcoWater Joel Mietzner grew up in Kankakee, Ill., a river town.

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California Eagles 4027, Ladies' Auxiliary Doing Good Locally and Nationally

Carolyn Kiesling joined the California Eagles Ladies' Auxiliary after marrying her husband Paul, who is a charter member.

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Boy Scouts Team With Kiwanis for Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast

To raise money for the California Boy Scout Troop 120, local and global children, the California Kiwanis teamed up with the troop to host the Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast held Saturday, March 17.

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Excel Metal Roofing L.L.C. Grows Through Quality Work

Jonathan Leinbach started Excel Metal Roofing L.L.C. in 2000.

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Jamestown Assembly of God Host Fried Chicken Dinner

Jamestown Assembly of God hosted its Annual Fried Chicken Dinner Saturday, March 17.

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California Nutrition Center Hosts Spaghetti Dinner/Open House

The California Nutrition Center hosted a spaghetti dinner/open house Sunday, March 11.

California Area Chamber of Commerce meets and discusses future events

Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, March 8.

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Tipton Oak Manor Making Residents Feel at Home

"Culture Change" is a term used to describe the growing movement within nursing homes.

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Rick Ashbaugh Enjoys Serving at Tipton Community Baptist Church

Over three years ago, Rick Ashbaugh became the pastor at Tipton Community Baptist Church after serving in Rush, Colo.

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California Kiwanis Focused on Serving Children Locally and Worldwide

Dr. Peter Kurowski, president of the California Kiwanis, said the group tries to work for good for children both in the community and throughout the world.

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California World Day of Prayer Hosted by United Church of Christ

The 2012 California World Day of Prayer Ceremony was held Friday, March 2, at California United Church of Christ (UCC).

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Concord Baptist Association Wild Game Supper Held

For 18 years Jason Snellen, deacon at Memorial Baptist Church, Jefferson City, has been going to the Concord Baptist Association Wild Game Supper.

Denise McMillen Joins California Democrat as Advertising Director

While going to school to be an E.M.T., Denise McMillen started working for the company which owned the Sweet Springs Herald and Slater News Rustler newspapers.

High Point, Morgan County R-2 classes to dismiss due to flu

Due to recent outbreaks of flu and strep throat, the Morgan County R-2 School District will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. today and will be out of school Thursday and Friday. High Point R-3 School will have school today, but will be closed Thursday and Friday to fumigate and disinfect the school from the flu virus.

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Benefit Auction Held for Doris "Tiny" Walters

When Nic Nac Cafe Owner Jackie Heather heard Doris "Tiny" Walters' cancer had returned and she would be having to go through more radiation treatments in Texas, she wanted to do something for her former boss and longtime friend.

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Corry Field Returns to California as Central Bank Loan Officer

In 1998, Corry Field began his career in banking after being offered a job with a mortgage company in Jefferson City.

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Tipton Knights of Columbus Hold Annual Fish Fry

Tipton Knights of Columbus Council 1360 held its Annual Fish Fry Friday, Feb. 24, at the St. Andrew's School cafeteria.

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AWANA Getting Children Excited About Studying Bible at Friendship Baptist Church

For over 10 years Friendship Baptist Church, California, has held AWANA for children on Wednesday.

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Many Services Offered By Agency for Aging in Moniteau County

Michele Porter is the new care coordinator for the Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging (CMAAA) for Moniteau and Morgan Counties.

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Kennedy to attend West Point

It was while cutting wood with family that an uncle talked to Russellville Senior John Kennedy about applying to the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

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Jeremy Barnard New Pastor at Lebanon Baptist Church

After serving as the pastor of Pisgah Baptist Church, Long Lane, for the past six years, Jeremy Barnard has returned to the area he grew up in to become the pastor at Lebanon Baptist Church, McGirk.

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Prairie Home Co-Op Serves Agriculture Needs in Area

In 1982, a group of farmers got together and formed Prairie Home Co-Op after purchasing the site from MFA, to serve the needs of local producers in the area.

California Area Chamber of Commerce Sets Date for Easter Egg Hunt at Monthly Meeting

Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, Feb. 9.

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California City Attorney Ann Perry 2011 California Citizen of the Year

Attorney Ann Perry was awarded the 2011 California Citizen of the Year Award.

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Mo-Wood Products Inc. Keeps Producing Quality Wood Products

Since 1977, Mo-Wood Products Inc., has produced quality wood products and shipped them to areas such as Indiana, Kansas, Illinois and other parts of the Midwest.

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Jeremy Higbie New Pastor at Russellville Assembly of God

Russellville Assembly of God needed hope.

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California Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner/Meeting Held

The California Area Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Dinner meeting Jan. 28, at the California Nutrition Center.

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Leiper's Fork Bluegrass Performs at Campfire Fellowship Cowboy Church

A great blend of bluegrass and southern gospel music was heard at Campfire Fellowship Cowboy Church, Tipton, as the Leiper's Fork Bluegrass group performed.

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Honesty is the Policy with H & D Heating, Air Conditioning and Sheet Metal

Owner Danny Dampf said more than anything honesty is what they offer at H & D Heating, Air Conditioning and Sheet Metal.

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Pedia-Cure Holds Authentic Mexican Meal Fundraiser for Relay for Life

Homemade pork carnitas, tortillas, beans, rice, Tres Leche cake and other goodies were served at the Pedia-Cure Authentic Mexican Meal Fundraiser held Sunday, Jan. 29, at California Nutrition Center.

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Promise Trio Performs at Tipton Community Baptist Church

Promise Trio, a group of southern gospel singers, performed at Tipton Community Baptist Church Saturday, Jan. 21.

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Kimberly Scheidt Owner of Inspired Designs

Inspired Designs, located at 705 West Buchanan, California, is a gift boutique created by Kimberly Scheidt.