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John Inman

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Jamestown Graduate Involved in Research Project in Antarctica

Melinda Fowler, Jamestown High School Class of 1999, is a fifth year marine biology doctoral student at the University of California, Santa Cruz, whose thesis work is on the physiology of lactation and lipid mobilization in fasting elephant seals.

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California Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Plans Finalize as Chamber Board Meets

Shelly Hampton, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, Jan. 12.

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Kayci Porter New Administrator at Bristol Manor

Since starting in August, Kayci Porter has made some dramatic improvements to the California Bristol Manor.

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Jamestown Youth Host Family Feud Event to Raise Money for Mission Trip

Plenty of fun was to be had at the "Family Feud" night held at the Jamestown Community Building Saturday, Jan. 14.

Tony Wheatley returns to California after Afghanistan

The past four years have been incredible for Tony Wheatley.

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David Stephenson New Pastor at Tipton First Baptist Church

David Stephenson, who previously served as the pastor of First Baptist Church, Climax Springs, is the new pastor at Tipton First Baptist Church.

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Unconventional Art Therapy Class Offered at Library

Stephen Feilbach said because he is dyslexic, he has always had a lot of issues dealing with expressing himself through words.

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Dr. Stephen Byergo, D.V.M. Serves Tipton Community Over 40 Years

Growing up on a farm in Barnard, Dr. Stephen Byergo, D.V.M., became fascinated by the practice of veterinary medicine while watching the local veterinarian come out and work.

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Strobel-Freiner CPA, LLC. Family Business Serving California

Karla Strobel started doing accounting in high school and was so fascinated with it she made it a career spanning over 30 years.

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Flag Spring Baptist Church Holds Special Christmas Program

Plenty of laughs could be heard inside Flag Spring Baptist Church during the performance of the Christmas Program held Sunday, Jan. 1.

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California Scouthouse Dedicated/Renamed Richard A. Schroeder Scouthouse

During the December Court of Honor Ceremony held Monday, Dec. 19, longtime scouter and volunteer Richard Schroeder was honored by Troop 120 and the City of California naming the scouthouse in his honor.

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Leann Curty New Funeral Director/Embalmer at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Home

In October, Leann Curty joined the staff of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Home as a funeral director/embalmer.

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St. Paul's Evangelical Church Presents Children's Christmas Program

St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Jamestown, held its Christmas Program Saturday, Dec. 24.

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Circle of Sharing Program Joins California Elementary Students and Kiwanis in Giving Away $3,000

California Elementary School fifth graders presented Dr. Pete Kurowski, president of the California Kiwanis Club, with checks equaling up to $2,184.50 for the Circle of Sharing Project.

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Pilot Grove Baptist Church Presents Children's Christmas Program

Pilot Grove Baptist Church, Latham, held its Christmas Program Wednesday, Dec. 14.

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Russellville United Methodist Church Presents Christmas Cantata

Russellville United Methodist Church presented its Christmas Cantata "Celebrate the Season" Sunday, Dec. 18.

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Roll Funeral Home New Business With Director Familiar With Area

Bobby D. Roll, owner, funeral director and embalmer for Roll Funeral Home, may have recently purchased the funeral home previously called Weber Funeral Home, located at 211 South Oak Street, but has long ties to both Mid-Missouri and California.

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Brian Hufendiek Sees Dream Fulfilled With Windmill Ridge Funeral Service

Brian Hufendiek said it has been a longtime dream of his to own and operate a funeral home.

Annual Dinner Plans Discussed at California Area Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting

Shelly Hampton, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, Dec. 8.

Lupus Residents to Run Marathon in Haiti for Education

"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps."

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Sam Lucas Plays Hinners Organ 110 Years After it is installed at Grace United Methodist

Sam Lucas, director of music at Clinton United Methodist Church, visited Grace United Methodist, Jamestown, and played during morning worship and a winter program on the Hinners Organ Sunday, Dec. 4.

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Santa Visits Children After Jamestown Parade

Santa Visits Children After Jamestown Parade

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Rich and Pam Green Host Open House/Home Tours at Home

Rich and Pam Green opened their home (formerly known as the Eitzen Mansion) to host an open house and home tours as part of the Christmas California Style celebration held Friday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 4.

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Mainstreet Bank Serves Prairie Home and Bunceton

Ashley Benny, Mainstreet Bank assistant vice president for Cooper County and manager for the Prairie Home and Bunceton branches, started at the Bunceton branch as a teller her junior year in high school.

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Community Thanksgiving Dinner sponsored by California Ministerial Alliance

A spirit of fellowship and thanksgiving was present at the California Nutrition Center Thursday, Nov. 24, during the Thanksgiving meal sponsored by the California Ministerial Alliance.

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California Pamida Hosts Angel Tree Program

This year when walking into the California Pamida, located at 1021 West Buchanan, in the Village Green Shopping Center, a Christmas tree with pink, blue and white paper angels can be spotted.

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Community Thanksgiving Service Held at Jamestown Baptist Church

Jamestown Baptist Church was the site for the Annual Community Thanksgiving Service held Wednesday, Nov. 23.

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Nathalie Sluyter Exchange Student from Germany

Dan and Gwenna Rowlison are hosting Nathalie Sluyter, an exchange student from Berlin, Germany.

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Wood Place Public Library Completes New Flooring Project

Using funds raised at the Second Annual "Gala at the Eitzen Mansion," Wood Place Public Library, California, has been able to install new Perma-Stone flooring.

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Charisma Pippin General Manager of California Pizza Hut

Charisma Pippin has worked with Pizza Hut for the last five years. Wanting a new challenge, Pippin is now the general manager of the California Pizza Hut.

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Annunciation Catholic Church Hosts Community Thanksgiving Service

Annunciation Catholic Church, California, was the site for the Annual Community Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the California Ministerial Alliance Sunday, Nov. 20.

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Veterans' Day Assembly Held at California Middle School

Several veterans were in attendance at the Veterans' Day Assembly held at California Middle School Nov. 11.

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The Tipton Latham Bank, N.A. Serves Customers by Remaining Independent

Being an independent, locally owned and operated bank holds many advantages according to The Tipton Latham Bank, N.A., President John Allee and Board of Directors Chairman Jack Allee.

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Pastors Appreciation Dinner Held in Fortuna

Pastors and their families were treated to a turkey dinner at the Pastors Appreciation Dinner held Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Fortuna Senior Center.

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PTO Holds Fourth Annual Shopping Extravaganza at California Elementary School

Vendors filled the California Elementary School Gym and Cafeteria as part of the Fourth Annual Shopping Extravaganza held by the California PTO.

California Area Chamber of Commerce Discusses Christmas California Style at November Meeting

Shelly Hampton, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, Nov. 10.

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California Community Ensemble Celebrates Eighth Year With Concert at Finke Theatre

Finke Theatre hosted California Community Ensemble's Fall Concert held Sunday, Nov. 6.

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Fortuna United Methodist Women Holds Annual Fall Bazaar

Chili, soup, sandwiches along with desserts were served at the Annual Fall Bazaar held at Fortuna United Methodist Church Saturday, Nov. 5.

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Scott Hagerman Enjoys Managing Cal's 2 Conoco

Since Cal's 2 Conoco opened in 1999, Scott Hagerman has helped manage the gas station/convenience store/fried chicken and pizza restaurant.

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CCI Trading Company a Place to Buy and Sell Goods

Over the last 15 years Chris Herst has been involved in buying, selling and trading primarily silver and gold. Recently Herst opened CCI Trading Company in California.

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Red Ribbon Week Held at Russellville Elementary/Middle School

October 24-28 was Red Ribbon Week at schools across the country.

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Pastor From El Salvador Visits High Point

David Ayala, pastor at First Baptist Church, San Vicente, El Salvador, visited High Point Tuesday, Oct. 25, along with interpreter Roxy Antonio, who is originally from El Salvador but is a resident in Jefferson City.

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Dorothy Elliott Regains Independent Living Through California Care Center Outpatient Therapy

A fall caused Dorothy Elliott to have to move in with her daughter.

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Centertown Baptist Church Hosts Bluegrass Gospel Jam

Several bluegrass artists came together and performed at the Bluegrass Gospel Jam held at Centertown Baptist Church Sunday, Oct. 23.

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Third Generation Flooring Company Settles Into Tipton

Sallie Humphrey's grandfather started a flooring company in Kingdom City in the late 1960's.

California Area Chamber of Commerce Discusses Christmas California Style at Meeting

Shelly Hampton, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, Oct. 13.

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California Middle School Volleyball Teams Donates to Buddy Pack Program

The California Middle School seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams donated $200 and 41 jars of peanut butter to the Buddy Pack Program.

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Bill Miller Performs at California First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Bill Miller, a pianist from Norfolk, Neb., performed at the California First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Wednesday, Oct. 12.

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Jamestown FBLA Prepares Students to be Business Leaders

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) organizations are involved in many schools in the area, state and country.

California Area Chamber of Commerce Discusses Christmas California Style at Monthly Meeting

California Area Chamber of Commerce Discusses Christmas California Style at Monthly Meeting