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Paula Earls

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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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Children enjoyed the Petting Zoo

Barnyard Fun

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The 16th Annual Diaper Derby was held at Village Green

Fisher and Combs win Diaper Derby

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Kids’ Korner held on the Post Office Lawn

Special activities for children ages 10 and under

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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.

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California second graders learn about city government first hand

The California Elementary second grade classes of Nancy Abernathy, Jennifer Cain, Jennifer Dampf, Sarah Hays and Rhiannon Kendrick walked to California’s City Hall at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 19. The weather cooperated as it was a gorgeous day for the outing. California City Police also assisted the students as they made their way by blocking streets as they passed.

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Bingo popular on the Court House Lawn

Ozark Ham and Turkey Bingo

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High Point R-III host Grandparents Day

Friday, Sept. 12, the High Point R-III School opened its doors to the grandparents of its students. A very large number was in attendance.

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California prepares for annual festival

Brad Baer, Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival chairman, stated the committee met Tuesday, Sept. 2. Festival t-shirts are available for $15 each.

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High Point school begins new school year

Excitement filled the air at High Point R-III school as classes began Thursday, Aug. 14, with Stan Elliott at the helm as administrator.

California Area Chamber of Commerce hears MoDot presentation

Natalie Roark, District Design Engineer and Trent Brooks, Traffic Engineer for MoDOT spoke about Constitutional Amendment 7 to be voted on Aug. 5.

California Area Chamber of Commerce Spotlights - Mr. G’s

Mr. G’s has been owned and operated by Norris and Lesley Gerhart since Sept. 15, 1979. They are located at 306 W. Buchanan, California.

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California Fire Department responds to 302 South Hodges Friday

Smoke engulfs home at 302 S. Hodges

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Micro burst takes Prairie Home R-V roof

Prairie Home R-V suffers extensive damage from storm

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Summer reading program kicks off at Moniteau County Library @ Wood Place

Wednesday, May 28, children gathered at the Moniteau County Library @ Wood Place to begin the summer reading progr

Mrs. K, mother to many plus four sons

When I asked Cathy Kliethermes how many children she had she replied, “approximately 600!!!”

Trackside Marketing Group, LLC

CALIFORNIA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SPOTLIGHTS Trackside Marketing Group, LLC

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Family Fun Night held at High Point

Family fun night at High Point R-III

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High Point R-III hosts Sock Hop for elementary students

High Point students enjoy old fashion fun

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Bond pharmacy celebrates 25 years of business

Bond Pharmacy celebrates 25 years

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Animal care can be dangerous

Oliver recovering from ankle surgery

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Dutch Bakery celebrates 27th anniversary in new building

Dutch Bakery celebrates 27th anniversary in new building

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California Area Chamber of Commerce Spotlights - Cal's Thriftway

Calvin Gerlach started out working for Thriftway in 1952 as a "carry-out boy" he later became manager for three years before purchasing the store in 1972 from Tom James.

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McTeacher Night a huge success in California

Families attend McTeacher Night to support elementary teachers

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California Area Chamber of Commerce Spotlights - Moniteau County Ready

Moniteau County Ready Mix ready to serve the community

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Students participate in Science Fair

Students participate in Science Fair

California Area Chamber of Commerce makes plans for the season

California Area Chamber of Commerce makes plans for the season

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Refrigerator motor cause of fire Wednesday

Fire on Forest Street started with refrigerator

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St. Paul's Blood Drive a success

St. Paul's Lutheran Church hosts blood drive

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Fire fighters respond to Forest Street

Fire on Forest Street

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California Kindergarten students host nursery rhyme day

California Kindergarten students host nursery rhyme day

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Pack the gym night hosted by Hawthorn Bank

Pack the gym night hosted by Hawthorn Bank

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California Pintos defeat the Southern Boone Eagles Friday night

California Pintos defeat Southern Boone Eagles 72-47

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California couple claims 3.1 Million Lotto Jackpot

Winning ticket purchased at California Break Time

California Area Chamber of Commerce approves 2014 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival

California Area Chamber of Commerce approves 2014 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival

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'A Simple Christmas' presented at High Point R-III

'A Simple Christmas' presented at High Point R-III

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Patricia Kay Interiors hosts Holiday Open House

Patricia Kay Interiors hosts Holiday Open House

Christmas Cookies a huge success

Christmas Cookies a huge success

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Oak Street Fabrics and More offers many things

Oak Street Fabrics and More offers many things

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