Paula Earls

Editor- California Democrat

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California community donates 640 pounds of food for buddy packs

California area residents took the challenge very seriously this year according to Nancy Schatzer organizer of Pack the Bus for Buddy Packs. Residents turned out with giving hearts Dec. 9-11 and made very generous donations to help fight hunger in California schools.

LEGO at Moniteau County Library

The Moniteau County Library at Wood Place was one of 15 libraries in Missouri to be selected by the Missouri State Library to receive a LEGO toolkit, a great honor considering there are 165 libraries to choose from.

Plans are in place for the California Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Jan. 24

The California Area Chamber of Commerce met for its monthly board meeting, Thursday, Dec. 11, in the California City Hall meeting room.

Christmas Open House

Inspired Designs was a buzz Saturday, Dec. 6, during Christmas California Style.

Winding Road Gifts hosts Open House

Jo Winkler and daughter Julie Bolinger hosted a Christmas open house in conjunction with Christmas California Style Saturday, Dec. 6, in California.

United Methodist Church Christmas Cookie Sale

The ladies of the United Methodist Church, California, had a very successful cookie sale Saturday, Dec. 6, at the church fellowship hall.

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Healea to be arraigned Dec. 2

Healea charged with four counts of felony second degree assault.

Tolle appointed as special prosecutor for Healea case

Attorney General Chris Koster has assigned Assistant Attorney General Julie Tolle as the special prosecutor in the criminal case against Moniteau County Prosecutor Shayne Healea, who was arrested Oct. 25 on suspicion of felonies after an incident that left four people injured at a Columbia restaurant.

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California Elementary students raise over $6,000 for American Heart Association

“Jump Rope for the Heart teaches students to take care of their hearts while they experiences the joy of giving back to their community,” according to physical education teacher Jill Hampton.

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Lady Pintos finish 2nd, Pintos, 4th at Fatima Invitational Meet

The California High School varsity and JV cross country teams competed with 18 other schools at the Fatima Invitational Saturday in Westphalia.

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