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Kiwanis Club serves early breakfast at festival

The menu consists of Burger’s ham, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee, milk and juice for $9.

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School music groups perform on North Stage

The annual Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival was held Saturday, Sept. 19, with many of California schools musical children performing on the North Stage performances.

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Cargill builds world’s largest turkey sub sandwich

The World’s Largest Turkey Sub Sandwich, sponsored by Cargill, Inc., was constructed on the south side of the Courthouse Square Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Annual Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival.

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The 17th Annual Diaper Derby was held on the post office lawn

The 17th annual Ozark Ham and Turkey Diaper Derby was held on the post office lawn with baby races at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 19.

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Two seriously injured on Highway 50

Accident on Tuesday afternoon calls for the Staff for Life

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Jamestown C-I returns to school

Approximately 230 students in kindergarten through 12th grade arrived at Jamestown bright and early Monday, Aug. 17. Superintendent Ellen Ash and Principal Matt McDannold were on hand welcoming all the students back to school.

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Finke Theatre to open 2015/16 season Sept. 12

”The neatest little opera house in Central Missouri”

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Eulinger retires from Chamber board

Executive Secretary Diane Eulinger became a very appreciated part of the California Area Chamber of Commerce very quickly four and a half years ago when she began her duties.

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The Patriotic Porch almost sings to you

With the fourth of July quickly approaching many people will hang a flag in remembrance of our country’s birthday, However, Cheryl and Leroy Porter, who live just outside of High Point, have hung more than just a flag. They have an amazing patriotic porch. From the flowers, to the color scheme and lighting, the patriotism almost sings to you.

California Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors successful golf tournament

The California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting was called to order by President Jason Witt, Thursday at 8 a.m. The board approved the minutes and treasurer’s report from the previous meeting.

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Summer reading program begins at the library

Summer Reading - "Reading Shapes Heroes"

Phil Lewis recognized by Lt. Governor Peter Kinder

The California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting was held Thursday at the California City Hall meeting room. The board heard the minutes from the previous meeting, the treasurer’s and the secretary’s reports and approved all as presented.

‘Summer’s Coming’ was presented at High Point R-III

High Point R-III students presented “Summer’s Coming” Thursday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. for friends and family gathered in the gym.

Puppet show kicks off the summer reading program

Parasol Puppets to be performed at the Moniteau County Library

Chamber of Commerce involved in activities and projects

The California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting was held Thursday at the California City Hall meeting room.

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Inspired Designs hosts grand opening

New place to get a great beverage in California!

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Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival to celebrate 25th anniversary

The California Area Chamber of Commerce held its monthly board meeting Thursday, March 12.

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CES second grade presents ‘A Day in the Country’

A musical concert was performed at California Performing Arts Center Thursday, Feb. 26, by the California Elementary second graders.

Daylight saving time to begin Sunday

Be sure to change your clocks Saturday night, since Sunday, March 8, is the day the time “springs forward” by one hour.

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New ag building dedicated at California High School

Members of the community toured the new Ag building facility, talked with FFA members and advisors and enjoyed lunch, Thursday, Feb. 26. Hot dogs, chips, beans and cookies were served from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. as part of FFA Week. The building dedication began at 12:30 p.m. with approximately 200 students, faculty, staff, school board members and community members in attendance.

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Lincoln visits Jamestown C-I

Mark Rehagen aka Abraham Lincoln presented the life story to the students at Jamestown Wednesday, Feb. 18.

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High Point R-III hosts Spelling Bee

Students at High Point R-III competed in a school wide spelling bee Thursday, Feb. 19. Third and fourth grade teacher Galen Maples organized the event for the school.

California Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner nets over $5,000 for scholarships

Jenny Brown, treasurer, presented the treasurer’s report, as well, as the annual dinner and scholarship budgets. Auction items and cash donations received netted the scholarship fund $5,071.25.

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Highway fatality occurs in county on Friday on Hwy 54 near California Missouri

A Holts Summit man was killed in a vehicle collision in Moniteau County Friday morning.

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CHS Academic Team excels

The California High School Academic Team for the 2014-15 school year is represented by four team members. Juniors, Mason Albertson, Morgan Carpenter and Jarod McKee and freshman Jack Johnston.

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St. Paul’s hosts Red Cross Blood Drive in California

Fortunately the weather was nice and the sun was shining so St. Paul’s Lutheran Church was able to open their doors to host a blood drive Thursday, Jan. 22.

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Lewis and Clark exhibit displayed in High Point gym

The third and fourth graders at High Point R-III became as statues in a museum on Friday, Jan. 23.

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Explosion at Taylor's Tire brings Staff for Life to California

Staff for life lands in California Tuesday afternoon.

Chamber to host annual dinner at Centennial Hall Jan. 24

The California Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, at Centennial Hall-Upper Level.

2015 First Baby Contest continues

The 2015 First Baby of Moniteau County Contest continues.

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‘Christmas Carol Request Live’ presented at High Point R-III

High Point R-III students presented “Christmas Carol Request Live” Thursday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m. for friends and family gathered in the gym.

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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.

Jamestown Lady Eagles fall to Canton

The Jamestown Lady Eagles softball team lost to Canton Saturday in the Class 1 Quarterfinals at Hickman High School, Columbia.

Lady Pintos participate in Class 1 State Golf Championship

The Class 1 State Golf Championship were held Oct. 13-14 at Rivergate Golf Course in Springfield where the California’s Lady Pintos finished in eighth place overall with 417-404 for 821.

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California Elementary School Hosts Donuts with Dads

California Elementary School hosted Donuts with Dads, which is a special breakfast for a student and male role model, Friday, Oct. 10.

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McTeacher Night brings large turnout

Families went to McDonalds in California Tuesday night with children all a buzz with excitement.

Chamber of Commerce hears presentation on “Pintos Drive Safe”

Janet Henley, California High School Librarian, and three students gave a presentation on how businesses can assist them win up to $100,000.

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California Elementary School Hosts Muffins for Moms

California Elementary School hosted Muffins for Mom, a special breakfast for an elementary student and their mother, aunt, grandmother or any female role model, Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 7 - 8 a.m.

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CHS Homecoming to be held Friday

Friday Night is Homecoming in California

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Pintos dominate Eagles of Southern Boone

Jaden Barr and Drew Norton were on Friday night as the California Pintos put a damper on Homecoming for the Southern Boone Eagles.

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Ozark Ham and Turkey Barbecue a success

The annual barbecue pork steak cook off with amateurs and professionals, began at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, downtown in the Commerce Bank parking lot.