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.

Kids and teens who can sing and dance are invited to audition for O’FallonTheatreWorks’ summer productions

To fill the cast of two O’FallonTheatreWorks’ productions planned for this summer, open auditions will be held at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall) on Friday, April 1, at 6 p.m., and Saturday, April 2, at 10 a.m. Call-backs will begin at 4 p.m. City Hall is located at 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Lady Pirates of Captain Bree - Up to 30 teens ages 12 through 18 who can sing and dance are needed for this swashbuckling musical comedy. Young men with singing ability are especially needed, as well as volunteers to help with building the set. Performances are set for Thursday and Friday, June 16 and 17.

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Proposition B informational (video)

Find out more on Proposition B by watching this short informational video.


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Candidates for O’Fallon City Council seats will discuss their views at the March 15 Candidate Forum

City Council candidates on the ballot in the April 5, 2016, municipal election have been invited to appear at the 2016 Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15. The forum’s host, the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC), will moderate the event. Each candidate will have an opportunity to make opening and closing statements of three minutes each, and two minutes to respond to questions posed by MYAC members.

The Candidate Forum will be held in the City Council chambers at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. The forum also will be shown live on O’FallonTV, which is available on Charter Channel 991, AT&T U-verse Channel 99 and on the City’s website www.ofallon.mo.us.

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O’Fallon ranked 7th on the national “2016 Best Cities for Young Families” list

For its child-friendliness, low crime, high education and affordable housing, the City of O’Fallon, Missouri, ranked 7th on the national “2016 Best Cities for Young Families” list and scored an A+ rating as one of the nation’s top communities for raising a family.

The online site ApartmentList.com compiled and published the report using F.B.I. statistics to determine safety, the U.S. Department of Education’s high school graduation rate data for school quality, and U.S. Census data for the percentage of the population under the age of 18, as communities with a greater percentage of children tend to be more child-friendly. Census data also was used to calculate the percentage of median renter income required to rent a two-bedroom apartment.

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O’FallonTheatreWorks plays for laughs with the behind-the-scenes farce, Noises Off, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre

The O’FallonTheatreWorks production of the comedy, Noises Off – reputed to be one the funniest farces ever written – is scheduled to be performed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 4-6 and 11–13, on the stage at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Winner of a Tony Award for Best Play, Noises Off is a hilarious play within a play. Taking its title from a theatrical term for sounds coming from off-stage, Noises Off opens on a dress rehearsal for Nothing’s On with a lot of door slamming, baffled performers who miss entrances, exits and their lines, and props with a mind of their own. During the second act, the audience sees Nothing’s On from backstage, where pandemonium reigns as the actors’ relationships deteriorate. By act three, Nothing’s On is at the end of its run and the actors are undermining their fellow actors’ performances to the point that the plot falls apart, anything goes, and the actors must ad lib their way to a riotous conclusion. The comedy includes adult humor and situations.

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Celebrate Doctor Seuss Day with the Cat in the Hat

Green eggs and ham, anyone? Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Wednesday, March 2, from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon MO 63368.

Kids ages 3 – 5 can make a craft with the Cat in the Hat, dance around with the Fox in Socks, hear a Who with Horton, count Red Fish and Blue Fish, and listen to Sam-I-Am’s friend refuse a plate of green eggs and ham – again. The program includes story time, activities, crafts and a Dr. Seuss-style snack.

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O’Fallon’s Historic Preservation Commission sponsors Black History Month display

In honor of Black History Month, O’Fallon’s Historic Preservation Commission has set up a display honoring the history of African Americans in the City of O’Fallon. The display of photos – some more than 75 years old – features portraits of some of O’Fallon’s earliest African American residents. The photos are on display in the Rotunda and Lobby on the first floor of the O’Fallon Municipal Center (City Hall). The display is free to view and open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. throughout the month of February.

“Today, we know O’Fallon as a diverse suburban community with grand subdivisions and bustling restaurants and stores, but this City has a long history that stretches more than 160 years,” said Jim Frain, who put the display together and is a member of the Historic Preservation Commission. “O’Fallon – like many Midwestern towns of the early 20th Century – was once a largely segregated town where a strong African-American community grew on several blocks in the City, known as ‘The Hill.’ The area included churches and schools and a ‘blacks-only’ cemetery called Sage Chapel Cemetery. The Cemetery was founded in 1881 as a burial site for former slaves and their descendants. Many of the original tombstones still stand at the site along Veterans Memorial Parkway.

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Important information from FEMA for those impacted by recent flooding

 

FEMA News Release  

Commonly Asked Questions About Federal Disaster Aid

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2016 City of O'Fallon Projects (Video)

2015 was a big year for O'Fallon, and 2016 is shaping up to be even bigger! Watch this video to see the civic growth and improvement coming to our community.


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O’Fallon, Missouri receives $10K for tree planting and education from the Missouri Department of Conservation

 The City of O’Fallon’s plan to buffer the impact of the tree-killing emerald ash borer just got a shot in the arm with a $10,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant program. O’Fallon was one of 42 cities to receive the grant, which O’Fallon has earmarked for education and tree planting.

“TRIM grants help recipients accomplish activities that keep their neighborhood trees healthy and thriving, including [taking] inventory, pruning, planting and educational programs,” said MDC Forestry Management Chief Justine Gartner. The grants offer cost-share funding for government agencies, public schools and nonprofit groups to manage, improve or conserve trees on public lands.

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