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California Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner nets over $4,800 for scholarships

Auction items and cash donations received netted the scholarship fund $4,819

California Pintos fall short after 3 overtimes

Nail biting game with 3 overtimes

KRCG’s Zach Paul visits CES

Upon completion on the study of weather third graders were treated Thursday, Jan. 28, to a visit from local weather meteorologist, Zach Paul, with KRCG TV.

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California Pintos victorious over Versailles

Jaylin Freeman scored 19 points, helping California notch a 57-42 victory over Versailles on Friday at California High School.

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Brown promoted to Commerce Bank Branch Manager for Moniteau County Banking Centers

Brad Clay, community president, Commerce Bank, Moniteau County, announced Cale Brown has been promoted to Branch Manager of Commerce Bank’s California and Tipton Banking Centers.

Panthers and Lady Panthers defeat Russellville

Friday, Jan. 22, the Prairie Home Lady Panthers defeated the Russellville Russellville Lady Indians 78-20. The Lady Panthers only have six players. According to Coach Dalton Armontrout they were not trying to bust the clock, they just do not have a second string to put into the game.

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CHS Math Team competes at Camdenton

The California High School Math Team competed in the division for large schools at the Camdenton Math Contest Saturday, Jan. 16.

Pintos win against Osage

Jacob Wolken scored 15 points, helping California notch a 47-46 victory over Osage on Monday. On a two-pointer from Wyatt Bestgen, California sealed their victory in the fourth quarter.

California drops tourney opener in overtime

Tonight the Pintos are back in action as they play Boonville at 9 p.m. In the opening boys game tonight Marshall will play Southern Boone at 7:30 p.m. The California Lady Pintos will play Marshall at 4:30 p.m. followed by Battle facing Fulton at 6:30 p.m.

2016 First Baby Contest continues

The 2016 First Baby of Moniteau County Contest continues.

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Area Basketball results

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The California Basketball Tournament is underway

The California Lady Pintos fall to Boonville 50-44 in the opening round of the California Tournament.

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California Elementary fifth graders join forces with Kiwanis Club to make a brighter Christmas

California Elementary School fifth graders presented the funds gained from the “Circle of Sharing Project” to the California Kiwanis Club on Monday, Dec. 14, at the elementary school. It was accepted by Kiwanis members President Peter Kurowski and past president Bobby Roll.

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High Point R-III holds Christmas Shopping Extravaganza

The High Point seventh and eighth grade classes raised $770 Saturday, Dec. 5, at the first High Point Christmas Shopping Extravaganza.

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Lady Eagles soar past Lady Indians

The Jamestown Lady Eagles posted a 57-35 win Thursday against the Russellville Lady Indians Thursday, Dec. 10.

California Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner to be held at Centennial Hall Jan. 23

The citizen, business and volunteer of the year will be announced at the event. To nominate someone for one of these honors please call the chamber office at 573-796-3040 or go by between 8 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday. All nominations must be received by Thursday, Dec. 31.

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Fire officials called to Tipton Correctional Center

Fire officials were called to the Tipton Correctional Center Thursday, Dec. 10, around 4:20 p.m.

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Pintos defeat Jamestown Eagles

The California Pintos defeated the the Jamestown Eagles 48-41 Friday, Dec. 11.

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Lady Pintos powers over Lady Panthers Monday night

The California Lady Pintos defeated the Centralia Lady Panthers 62-36 at home Monday, Dec. 14.

California residents join Operation Christmas Child to send Christmas joy to children in need worldwide

Nearly 208,000 children will soon experience the joy of Christmas, thanks to the California and other Missouri communities.

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Galliher youngest competitor in state finals

Billi Galliher, 10, competed in the MRCA finals at Lake St. Louis Oct. 22-24.

First Baptist church opens collection site for the world’s largest Christmas project

Local volunteers join Samaritan’s Purse to collect 800 shoebox gifts for children in poverty overseas

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Local man honored as friend to many

Donnie Flippin Jan. 22, 1940 - Oct. 27, 2015

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Night Reading held in Jamestown

Thursday night, Oct. 28, Jamestown School hosted its first Night Reading is a family reading event.

2015 Tax bills for Moniteau County to be mailed

The 2015 Moniteau County taxes will be mailed out Friday, Oct. 30. The real estate tax will be collected for 2015 amounts to $6,532,018.42 and the personal tax will be $2,362,941.09. Railroad and Utility tax is $1,657,571.53. As of March 1, 2015, the back tax books showed $855,667.25 still on the books. Over 65 percent of these have been collected. This amount includes real estate and personal for three back years.

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Jamestown fifth grade explores biomes

Jamestown fifth grade teacher Wendy Barker could not take her students to all the biomes in the world so she brought as many as possible to the Jamestown school via books, encyclopedias and the internet.

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CMS Peer Helpers receive large food donation from Worthey Bail Bonds

“I can, you can, we can: being drug free comes in cans!”

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Pinto Pride Band has successful day at Monroe City

The Pinto Pride Band had a successful day at the 2015 Monroe City Black & Gold Marching Festival on Saturday Oct. 3 in Monroe City. The festival featured four different competitions and there were 11 bands in the 3A division.

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Russellville community comes together in mourning

Libbert remembered for his friendship, smile and giant "Kaleb Hugs"

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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.

Puppet show kicks off the summer reading program

Parasol Puppets to be performed at the Moniteau County Library

‘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.

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.

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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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.

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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.