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.

Free Senior Citizens Police Academy presentations start June 7 at the O’Fallon Senior Center

Seniors who are interested in law enforcement discussions and topics geared to seniors are invited to attend the Senior Citizen Police Academy 2016, free, at the O’Fallon Senior Center, 106 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Beginning Tuesday, June 7, classes will meet from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the month. No registration is required. Attendance is encouraged but not required at every session to complete the program.

Taught by the O’Fallon Police Department, the topics for the Senior Citizen Police Academy are:

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O’Fallon’s bulk waste drop-off for large items is available, free, to City trash customers

City of O’Fallon trash and recycling customers can bring many items that are too large to fit into curbside trash containers to the Bulk Waste Drop-off on Saturday, June 11, from 7 a.m.–3 p.m. at the City’s waste transfer station, 1572 Progress West Lane, O’Fallon, MO 63366.

To use the drop-off, customers need a current photo ID with their O’Fallon address and be able to unload their own items. Only one load per household will be accepted and only cars, pickup trucks and small trailers 10 feet long or less are allowed. For a complete list of non-acceptable/acceptable bulk waste items, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/bulk-waste. A partial listing includes:

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Go fish! on Family Fishing Day in Fort Zumwalt Park

The fish will be biting at freshly-stocked Lake Whetsel in Fort Zumwalt Park from 8 a.m. – noon on Sunday, June 5. Kids ages 5 – 12 with their parents, grandparents or guardians are invited to sign up for a morning of catch-and-release fishing and family activities, free. The event will be held at Lake Whetsel in Fort Zumwalt Park, 63366. The park entrance at 1000 Jessup Drive in O’Fallon (63366) is just off Veterans’ Memorial Parkway, about one mile west of Highway K.

Be sure to bring your own bait and tackle to participate. Free activities include worm races, a casting contest and a reel race, courtesy of O’Fallon’s Parks and Recreation Department. No fishing license is required for ages 15 and under, or 65 and older.

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O’Fallon’s Food Truck Frenzy in Sports Park features great food with music by the Comin’ Up Empty band

With a dozen food trucks scheduled to roll into Sports Park at O’Fallon, Missouri’s next Food Truck Frenzy from 5- 8 p.m.on Friday, June 3, patrons can get their weekend off to an appetizing start. Featuring the Comin’ Up Empty band performing modern rock and current hits. Sports Park is located at 3589 Highway K in O’Fallon (63368). Admission and parking are free. Patrons are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

The evening’s food truck lineup includes Frankly Artisan Sausage, Mel’s Food Truck, Russo’s Trucktoria, STL BLT, My Big Fat Greek Truck, St. LouisianaQ, Thai Jasmine, Wayno’s International Cuisine, Slice of the Hill, Yo!Salsa and Kona Ice. O’Fallon’s own Rendezvous Café & Wine Bar will sell locally-crafted wine and beer. (Food truck service is subject to change without notice.)

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O’Fallon to cut the ribbon on Highway N and Sommers Road intersection improvements

A ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of improvements to the intersection of Highway N and Sommers Road will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31.

The project, which began last fall and was completed on time earlier this month, includes the addition of turn lanes, sidewalks and pedestrian facilities.

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O’Fallon’s Police Department Canine Unit set to host the U.S. Police Canine Association Region 16 (IL-MO) Field Trials

The public will have a chance to watch as 38-40 canine teams from Missouri and Illinois compete in the United States Police Canine Association (Region 16) Field Trials and Certification, courtesy of the O’Fallon Police Department Canine Unit, which is hosting the event. The trials will begin at approximately 8 a.m. daily on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 17- 19, and concluding in the afternoon. Most of the trials will be held at Fort Zumwalt North High School, 1230 Tom Ginnever Avenue, O’Fallon MO 63366. On Saturday, June 18, the Article Search trial will be held across the street at Christian High School, 1145 Tom Ginnever Avenue. More information is available at www.ofallon.mo.us/PD .

Over the course of the three days, canine teams will be tested with the dogs off-leash for obedience, agility, suspect search, article search, criminal apprehension, criminal apprehension with gunfire and handler protection. Teams must first pass Friday’s basic obedience tests to qualify for certification as well to proceed to additional competitions. During each phase of testing, teams will be assessed for obedience, task completion and timing to be certified and to determine their rank in the trials. Top teams will be eligible to compete at national competitions.

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K-9 Field Trials Promo (Video)

Up to 40 of the finest police K-9 teams from across Missouri and Illinois will be coming to O'Fallon for three days of trials and certification exercises, and you're invited to come check out the event!


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City of O’Fallon’s 2016 Memorial Day schedule, ceremony

In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, and the O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Administration Offices, 400 Civic Park Drive, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366, will be closed for the day.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Memorial Day Ceremony that will begin at 11 a.m. at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road, O’Fallon 63366. O’Fallon’s Mayor, Bill Hennessy, will deliver welcoming remarks. The keynote speaker will be Master Sergeant Robert George, U.S. Army, retired.

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Students get a cost break on Summer Break Memberships to the Renaud Spirit Center

Designed for high school and college students who want to keep fit over the summer, RSC Summer Break Memberships provide daily access to the Renaud Spirit Center at a special price. Students with a current student ID are eligible for the Summer Break Memberships, which are $118 for residents or $131 for non-residents and good for any consecutive three-month period through September 4, 2016.

Student members can use all the facilities and go swimming in the aquatic complex, play pickup basketball in the gym, walk or jog on the 1/10-mile indoor track and work out in the Fitness Area, which includes a large selection of cardiovascular machines, weight machines, free weights and a stretching area. The cardiovascular machines offer Broadcast Vision with five TV channels and six music stations. Additional perks include free towel service, free basketball checkout, access to locker rooms and free use of a lock. For an extra fee, students can get help from a personal trainer or take fitness classes.

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Kids get a kick out of O’Fallon’s Public Works Fair

O’Fallon’s kid-friendly Public Works Fair will be held on Wednesday, May 18, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.The event will be held in the CarShield Field (formerly T.R. Hughes Ballpark) west parking lot (at the corner of Tom Ginnever Avenue and T.R. Hughes Blvd.), 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission and all activities are free and designed to put residents in touch with services provided by the City's Public Works Department, including clean drinking water, well-maintained streets, and trash, recycling and yard waste collection.

The fair also will provide safety awareness games and activities for kids, educational materials for adults, free rides on the O’Fallon City Train for everyone and a free hot dog with chips and water.

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