Stories by John
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.
Shelly Hampton, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, Jan. 12.
Since starting in August, Kayci Porter has made some dramatic improvements to the California Bristol Manor.
Plenty of fun was to be had at the "Family Feud" night held at the Jamestown Community Building Saturday, Jan. 14.
The past four years have been incredible for Tony Wheatley.
David Stephenson, who previously served as the pastor of First Baptist Church, Climax Springs, is the new pastor at Tipton First Baptist Church.
Stephen Feilbach said because he is dyslexic, he has always had a lot of issues dealing with expressing himself through words.
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.
Karla Strobel started doing accounting in high school and was so fascinated with it she made it a career spanning over 30 years.
Plenty of laughs could be heard inside Flag Spring Baptist Church during the performance of the Christmas Program held Sunday, Jan. 1.
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.
In October, Leann Curty joined the staff of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Home as a funeral director/embalmer.
St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Jamestown, held its Christmas Program Saturday, Dec. 24.
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.
Pilot Grove Baptist Church, Latham, held its Christmas Program Wednesday, Dec. 14.
Russellville United Methodist Church presented its Christmas Cantata "Celebrate the Season" Sunday, Dec. 18.
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.
Brian Hufendiek said it has been a longtime dream of his to own and operate a funeral home.
Shelly Hampton, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, Dec. 8.
"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps."
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.
Santa Visits Children After Jamestown Parade
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jamestown Baptist Church was the site for the Annual Community Thanksgiving Service held Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Dan and Gwenna Rowlison are hosting Nathalie Sluyter, an exchange student from Berlin, Germany.
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.
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.
Annunciation Catholic Church, California, was the site for the Annual Community Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the California Ministerial Alliance Sunday, Nov. 20.
Several veterans were in attendance at the Veterans' Day Assembly held at California Middle School Nov. 11.
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.
Pastors and their families were treated to a turkey dinner at the Pastors Appreciation Dinner held Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Fortuna Senior Center.
Vendors filled the California Elementary School Gym and Cafeteria as part of the Fourth Annual Shopping Extravaganza held by the California PTO.
Shelly Hampton, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, Nov. 10.
Finke Theatre hosted California Community Ensemble's Fall Concert held Sunday, Nov. 6.
Chili, soup, sandwiches along with desserts were served at the Annual Fall Bazaar held at Fortuna United Methodist Church Saturday, Nov. 5.
Since Cal's 2 Conoco opened in 1999, Scott Hagerman has helped manage the gas station/convenience store/fried chicken and pizza restaurant.
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.
October 24-28 was Red Ribbon Week at schools across the country.
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.
A fall caused Dorothy Elliott to have to move in with her daughter.
Several bluegrass artists came together and performed at the Bluegrass Gospel Jam held at Centertown Baptist Church Sunday, Oct. 23.
Sallie Humphrey's grandfather started a flooring company in Kingdom City in the late 1960's.
Shelly Hampton, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, Oct. 13.
The California Middle School seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams donated $200 and 41 jars of peanut butter to the Buddy Pack Program.
Bill Miller, a pianist from Norfolk, Neb., performed at the California First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Wednesday, Oct. 12.
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