Stories by John
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.
A lot has changed since Norris Gerhart opened Mr. G's Liquor Store Sept. 15, 1979.
Scot Thomson, pastor at Friendship Baptist Church, California, was saved and gave his life to Christ when he was 19 years old.
On April 11, Stanley Dummermuth celebrated his 84th birthday.
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.
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.
Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, April 12.
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.
In 1971, Cary Stonner, owner of Stonner Furniture, got a call from his father Nelson Stonner saying he bought them a furniture store.
Ret. Lt. Col. Gary "Gil" Luloff said he grew up on a farm in Independence, Iowa, driving on dirt roads from an early age.
California Care Center Activities Director Angela Dumsday has worked at the care facility for over 10 years.
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.
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.
Jim and Cindy Fults opened Custom Auto & Power Sports at 507 East Buchanan Street, California, in March.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EcoWater Joel Mietzner grew up in Kankakee, Ill., a river town.
Carolyn Kiesling joined the California Eagles Ladies' Auxiliary after marrying her husband Paul, who is a charter member.
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.
Jonathan Leinbach started Excel Metal Roofing L.L.C. in 2000.
Jamestown Assembly of God hosted its Annual Fried Chicken Dinner Saturday, March 17.
The California Nutrition Center hosted a spaghetti dinner/open house Sunday, March 11.
Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, March 8.
"Culture Change" is a term used to describe the growing movement within nursing homes.
Over three years ago, Rick Ashbaugh became the pastor at Tipton Community Baptist Church after serving in Rush, Colo.
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.
The 2012 California World Day of Prayer Ceremony was held Friday, March 2, at California United Church of Christ (UCC).
For 18 years Jason Snellen, deacon at Memorial Baptist Church, Jefferson City, has been going to the Concord Baptist Association Wild Game Supper.
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.
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.
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.
In 1998, Corry Field began his career in banking after being offered a job with a mortgage company in Jefferson City.
Tipton Knights of Columbus Council 1360 held its Annual Fish Fry Friday, Feb. 24, at the St. Andrew's School cafeteria.
For over 10 years Friendship Baptist Church, California, has held AWANA for children on Wednesday.
Michele Porter is the new care coordinator for the Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging (CMAAA) for Moniteau and Morgan Counties.
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.
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.
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.
Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, Feb. 9.
Attorney Ann Perry was awarded the 2011 California Citizen of the Year Award.
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.
Russellville Assembly of God needed hope.
The California Area Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Dinner meeting Jan. 28, at the California Nutrition Center.
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.
Owner Danny Dampf said more than anything honesty is what they offer at H & D Heating, Air Conditioning and Sheet Metal.
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.
Promise Trio, a group of southern gospel singers, performed at Tipton Community Baptist Church Saturday, Jan. 21.
Inspired Designs, located at 705 West Buchanan, California, is a gift boutique created by Kimberly Scheidt.