O'Fallon Update Newsblog

All information posted below and on subsequent pages is provided by the City of O'Fallon's Communications team. Follow @cityofofallon on Twitter for the latest happenings.

Volunteers needed for O’Fallon’s newly established Cultural Arts Commission

A new advisory board, the O’Fallon Cultural Arts Commission), was established by an ordinance passed at the Thursday, January 12, meeting of the O’Fallon City Council. The commission’s creation was endorsed by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department and the O’Fallon Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCVB).

The new commission’s purpose is to foster art, culture and art education in the City of O’Fallon by recommending suitable art to be commissioned and/or acquired (permanently or temporarily), find and recommend suitable sites for the public display of artwork, and fundraise to support the City’s public art initiative.

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The O’Fallon Photo Club’s 2017 photo exhibit includes a variety of perspectives

The public is invited to view the O’Fallon Photo Club’s new exhibit in the O’Fallon Cultural Arts Gallery at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368. The exhibit, which is opening Friday, January 13, continues through February 17.

The show represents clubs members’ work over the past year. There is no central theme but there are a variety of photographs, including landscapes, close-ups, portraits and action shots.

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O’Fallon’s Citizens Police Academy provides first-hand experience with police work

Whether you’re considering a career in law enforcement, a civic-minded Neighborhood Watch participant or just wanting to be better-informed about police work, the O’Fallon Police Department’s annual Citizens Police Academy offers hands-on training and discussions on a variety of criminal justice topics. Individuals from all walks of life are invited to enroll in the six-week class, which begins February 28 and meets from 7-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the O’Fallon Police Department in the O’Fallon Municipal Centre, 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon MO 63366.

The cost for the course is $30. Applicants must be at least 18, residents of St. Charles County and pass a background check. Applications and additional information are currently available at www.ofallon.mo.us/PD/citizens-police-academy. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, February 17. Class space is limited.

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O’Fallon, Missouri’s holiday schedule on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On Monday, January 16, 2017, the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall) will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. In addition:

  • City of O’Fallon volunteers who have registered for “King Day of Service” projects will meet at 10 a.m. for service projects. For more information, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/volunteer or call 636-379-5417.
  • O’Fallon’s Parks and Recreation Administration office at 400 Civic Park Drive also will be closed.
  • The Renaud Spirit Center (RSC) recreation complex will be open with regular business hours of 5:15 a.m. – 10 p.m. The RSC is located at 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, MO 63368. www.renaudspiritcenter.com
  • O’Fallon’s trash and recycling collection schedule through the week will not change due to the holiday.
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Dress up, have fun at the Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance

Dads, grandpas and uncles, treat your special little girl (age 2 -12) to a lovely evening filled with games, music, dinner and dancing at the Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance. The event will be held from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Formal attire is required and each young lady will receive a long-stemmed bouquet.

Tickets can be purchased through Thursday, January 19, or until the dance fills, whichever comes first; tickets will not be available at the gate. The cost per couple is $40 for O’Fallon residents and $45 for non-residents; add $20 for an additional child. A professional photographer will be available to take photos for an additional fee.

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K9 Ares Tribute (Video)

It was with a heavy heart that our Police Department medically retired one of our top cops. Now, watch this video for a look back at K9 Ares' incredible career.

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Life-saving volunteer donors needed to boost local blood supplies

To help local blood banks maintain adequate supplies this winter, the City of O’Fallon is hosting the National Volunteer Donor Month Blood Drive on Friday, January 13, from 11a.m. – 3 p.m. at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon 63366. The drive is co-sponsored by Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC). Donors must be in good health, have a photo I.D., and be at least age 17, or 16 with parental consent.

“Winter can be challenging for health-care facilities when it comes to maintaining blood inventories, especially with an increase in cold weather-related injuries,” said Kathy Halstead, O’Fallon’s Manager of Volunteer Services. “Blood supplies are always in demand, but icy weather often keeps donors away, creating critical needs with the potential to delay scheduled surgeries and other treatments. We’re encouraging every healthy adult to take a few moments to help save local lives by donating blood this month.”

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O’Fallon’s annual “King Day of Service” offers opportunities for volunteers to spread a little kindness

Community service that empowers and strengthens local communities is a legacy that reached beyond dreams and now honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and teachings. The City of O’Fallon is answering that call to serve others by hosting a “King Day of Service” from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Monday, January 16.

Family-friendly projects will be offered, each designed to have a positive impact on local residents currently living in residential care facilities. Planned projects include creating paper flowers, writing cards and letters, and decorating placemats. The finished creations will be personally delivered in early February as part of Random Acts of Kindness Day.

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O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy will deliver the “State of the City” address on Friday, January 6, 2017

O’Fallon, Missouri, Mayor Bill Hennessy, will deliver his annual “State of the City” address at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017, in the City Council chambers at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

The public is welcome to attend the event, which also will be broadcast live on O’FallonTV via Charter cable channel 991 and AT&T U-verse channel 99, and on the City’s website at www.ofallon.mo.us.

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O’Fallon park pavilions can be reserved for company picnics, reunions and celebrations large and small

Get the perfect outdoor pavilion for your next family reunion, organizational outing, party or reception in 2017 by reserving your choice of O’Fallon’s park pavilions.

And, starting January 3, 2017, O’Fallon Parks and Recreation will offer O’Fallon residents and non-residents a new pricing structure with half-day rentals available for 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., and full-day rentals of 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Sports Park pavilion reservations will be available March 1, 2017.)

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