Stories by Paula
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.
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.
Summer Reading - "Reading Shapes Heroes"
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.
Parasol Puppets to be performed at the Moniteau County Library
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.
The California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting was held Thursday at the California City Hall meeting room.
New place to get a great beverage in California!
The California Area Chamber of Commerce held its monthly board meeting Thursday, March 12.
A musical concert was performed at California Performing Arts Center Thursday, Feb. 26, by the California Elementary second graders.
Be sure to change your clocks Saturday night, since Sunday, March 8, is the day the time “springs forward” by one hour.
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.
Mark Rehagen aka Abraham Lincoln presented the life story to the students at Jamestown Wednesday, Feb. 18.
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.
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.
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.
A Holts Summit man was killed in a vehicle collision in Moniteau County Friday morning.
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.
The third and fourth graders at High Point R-III became as statues in a museum on Friday, Jan. 23.
Staff for life lands in California Tuesday afternoon.
The California Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, at Centennial Hall-Upper Level.
The 2015 First Baby of Moniteau County Contest continues.
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.
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.
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.
The California Area Chamber of Commerce met for its monthly board meeting, Thursday, Dec. 11, in the California City Hall meeting room.
Inspired Designs was a buzz Saturday, Dec. 6, during Christmas California Style.
Jo Winkler and daughter Julie Bolinger hosted a Christmas open house in conjunction with Christmas California Style Saturday, Dec. 6, in California.
The ladies of the United Methodist Church, California, had a very successful cookie sale Saturday, Dec. 6, at the church fellowship hall.
Healea charged with four counts of felony second degree assault.
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.
“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.
The California High School varsity and JV cross country teams competed with 18 other schools at the Fatima Invitational Saturday in Westphalia.
The Jamestown Lady Eagles softball team lost to Canton Saturday in the Class 1 Quarterfinals at Hickman High School, Columbia.
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.
California Elementary School hosted Donuts with Dads, which is a special breakfast for a student and male role model, Friday, Oct. 10.
Families went to McDonalds in California Tuesday night with children all a buzz with excitement.
Janet Henley, California High School Librarian, and three students gave a presentation on how businesses can assist them win up to $100,000.
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.
Friday Night is Homecoming in California
Jaden Barr and Drew Norton were on Friday night as the California Pintos put a damper on Homecoming for the Southern Boone Eagles.
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.
Fisher and Combs win Diaper Derby
Special activities for children ages 10 and under
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.
Ozark Ham and Turkey Bingo
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.
Brad Baer, Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival chairman, stated the committee met Tuesday, Sept. 2. Festival t-shirts are available for $15 each.
Excitement filled the air at High Point R-III school as classes began Thursday, Aug. 14, with Stan Elliott at the helm as administrator.