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The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, will conduct a public hearing beginning at 3 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2014, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street 63366, concerning the Fiscal Year 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the O’Fallon Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

For more information, contact Public Assistance Specialist Jessica Hawkins in the Communications Department at (636) 379-5411, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Can you help save lives? If you are at least 17 years old and healthy, please donate blood on Friday, January 24, from 11a.m.-3 p.m., at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon 63366. O’Fallon’s National Volunteer Donor Month Blood Drive is co-sponsored by the City of O’Fallon and the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. Refreshments will be served immediately following donations. Donors must show a photo I.D.

“Peoples’ lives depend on volunteer blood donors,” said Kathy Halstead, O’Fallon’s Manager of Volunteer Services. “I met with the representative from Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, who told me that the blood supply is down really low in our area. The recent snowstorms have resulted in the cancellation of numerous blood drives, and those that were held had a drastic reduction in the number of donors able to come out. And the impact on our local blood supplies will only increase as winter continues.”

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Adults who are interested in law enforcement are invited to enroll in the O’Fallon Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy. Beginning Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the six-week class will meet from 7-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enrollment is open to anyone age 18 or older who lives, works or attends school in St. Charles County. The cost for the course is $30. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, February 25. Class space is limited.

The Citizens Police Academy stresses hands-on training and participation whenever possible. The course includes an introduction to firearms training and presentations by professionals on identity theft and cybercrime. Topics and activities to be covered during the 2014 Academy are:

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Contact: Tom Drabelle, 636-379-5508

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On Monday, January 20, 2014, the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall) will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. In addition:

  • O’Fallon’s Parks and Recreation Administrative office 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 will not change due to the holiday.
  • City of O’Fallon volunteers who have registered for the “King Day of Service” will meet at 10 a.m. for service projects. For more information, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/volunteer or call 636-379-5417.

Whether you’re creative or just enjoy making things, you’re invited to join in helping with a “King Day of Service” project from 10 a.m. – noon on Monday, January 20, 2014, which is Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

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Fort Zumwalt Park in O’Fallon, Missouri, will officially reopen to regular public use on Monday, January 20, 2014. The park has been closed to traffic so that Parks staff could complete the de-installation of the Celebration of Lights, the City’s 2013 holiday lights display.

First-time homebuyers who are purchasing a house, condo or villa in the City of O’Fallon may be eligible for a zero-interest loan of $5,000 toward the down payment and closing costs if they meet HUD income qualifications and other criteria. In addition, first-time homebuyers will be required to take a housing counseling class and then fill out an application with one of three agencies that the City has contracted with. The agencies are:

  1. Northeast Community Action Committee
    3400 Meadow Pointe Drive
    O'Fallon, MO 63366
    800-748-7636
  1. Beyond Housing/NHS                                 3. Better Family Life
    4156 Manchester                                                           5415 Page
    St. Louis, MO 63110                              St. Louis, MO 63112
    314-533-0600                                       314-367-1843

To find out more about O’Fallon’s Down Payment Assistance Program, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/grants-assistance and select “Down payment assistance program.” Or contact Public Assistance Specialist Jessica Hawkins at 636-379-5411, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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The public is invited to view the O’Fallon Photo Club’s 2014 exhibit, which opens on Friday, January 10, and will continue through February 21 in the O’Fallon Cultural Arts Gallery at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368.

The exhibit showcases the best of recent work by the club’s membership, which includes professional and non-professional photographers. Gallery admission is free and the exhibit is available for viewing during regular business hours at the indoor recreation complex: 5:15 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday -Thursday, 5:15 a.m.-9 p.m. on Fridays, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call 636-474-2732 or visit www.renaudspiritcenter.com.

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