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If you’re looking for a 5K with a twist, sign up for the family-friendly RSC 5K Challenge Run obstacle course race. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 15, outside the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC). Designed for ages eight to adult, some of the obstacles will be just for fun, while others, like the army crawl and tire run, will require some athletic ability. Participants who overcome all the obstacles will be awarded a medal at the end of the race.

The entry fee for race registration through May 1 for ages 16 and older is $25 for O’Fallon residents and $29 for non-residents, and registration for the 15-and-under set is $20 for residents and $23 for non-residents. A $5 late fee will be added for registration May 2-14, and a $10 late fee will be accessed for Race Day registration. T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed to Race Day entrants. To register in advance, visit www.renaudspiritcenter.com/rsc5k and register online by noon on May 14, or print the registration form to submit with the entry fee.

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Get rid of broken or unwanted electronics and appliances at O’Fallon’s Free Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event on Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. The drop-off will be held in the west parking lot at T.R. Hughes Ballpark at 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon 63366. (The west parking lot is located off Tom Ginnever Avenue.) The event is open to everyone, including schools, churches and businesses. Additional dates for the bi-monthly events this year are planned for June 20, August 22, October 17 and December 12.

In general, bring just about any item with an electrical cord or that takes a battery to the drop-off, including household appliances, water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners, microwaves, kitchen appliances, computers, computer monitors (including CRTs), printers, keyboards, laptops, hard drives, scanners, DVDs, cell phones, pagers, fax machines, answering machines, radios, stereos, speakers, VCRs, power tools, lawn and garden equipment (yard equipment must have gas and oil removed) and LED/LCD TVs.

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With new income limits set for FY 2015 by the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), more O’Fallon homeowners may be eligible for help with roof repairs, furnace or air conditioning replacement and other home needs through O’Fallon’s Home Improvement Program. The program provides zero-interest, forgivable loans of up to $5,000 on a first-come, first-serve basis to applicants who qualify. If the homeowner continues to live in the house for five years without selling, the loans will be forgiven.

The new 2015 Low Income Limits for homeowners are based on total gross incomes of no more than: $39,400 for a one-person household, $45,000 for a two-person household, $50,650 for a household of three, $56,250 for a household of four, $60,750 for a five-person household, $65,250 for a six-person household, $69,750 for a seven-person household and $74,250 for an eight-person household.

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The O’Fallon City Council will hold a special meeting today, March 17, 2015, to consider a second reading for final passage of Bill No. 6584, an Ordinance authorizing and directing the purchase of property located on Bryan Road near the intersection of Veteran's Memorial Parkway for Municipal Purposes. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. in the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street.

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Emerald Ash Borer (Video)

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The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an insect that has found its way into the O’Fallon community in the spring of 2014 and will create an infestation that is fatal to all species of ash trees. The EAB will spread through the community and begin killing only ash trees during the next eight years. Watch this video to learn what you can do to protect your ash trees.