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.

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Free movie, Bubble Bus and more at the “Ready. Set. Glow! 5K Run & Family Challenge Night”

On Friday, May 16, cheer on the racers at O’Fallon’s first nighttime 5K obstacle course, and then enjoy watching a movie with your family, free, outside the Renaud Spirit Center. The movie is part of the Ready.Set.Glow! 5K Run & Family Challenge Night entertainment, which includes music, food trucks, the Bubble Bus and kids’ activities. The race is filled, but spectators are encouraged to cheer the participants on as they try to figure out the fastest way over, around or through the obstacles along the course. The race gets underway at 7 p.m. and the movie will start after the race is over at about 8 p.m.

To watch the movie, Despicable Me2 (rated PG), bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating outside the Renaud Spirit Center recreation complex, which is located at 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368. In this funny sequel to the cartoon feature Despicable Me, supervillain Gru has retired from villainy to raise his three adopted daughters, Margo, Edith and Agnes. When the Anti-Villain League taps him to find and capture a super criminal, Gru at first refuses, until his hilarious yellow minions start turning into angry purple monsters.

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Emerging artist Rosalie Wheeler composes images with the help of mathematics

An exhibit of images created by mathematician Rosalie Wheeler opens Friday, April 18, and will remain on display through May 30 at O’Fallon’s Cultural Arts Center Gallery in the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC) recreation complex, 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368.

Rosalie Wheeler, a data scientist who holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, is a new artist whose passion for mathematics carries over into her colorful, kaleidoscope-like images of fluorite (a gemstone), roses, pansies, seeds, lily pads, a Florida sunset, and Seattle’s sea and sky.

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Bring your flashlight to this after-dark Easter egg hunt for adults

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Prepare for Severe Weather during Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 3 – 7, 2014

The National Weather Service, the State Emergency Management Agency and Missouri's local emergency management offices urge Missourians to use Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 3-7, to plan and prepare for how they will react to tornadoes, flash flooding and other severe weather. Each day of the week has a different theme.

Please note that Missouri’s 40th annual Statewide Tornado Drill has been moved to Thursday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m. At that time, outdoor warning sirens and weather alert radios will sound, indicating that Missourians should seek shelter during this statewide drill. The safest shelter location is the basement or an interior room in the lowest level of a building. The drill is complete once everyone is accounted for in the designated shelters.

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Voters will have a chance to hear O’Fallon City Council candidates at the Candidate Forum

The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) will host a Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, for the City Council candidates on the ballot in the City’s municipal election on April 8, 2014. The forum will be moderated by the MYAC, and each candidate will have an opportunity respond to questions that are written and posed by MYAC members.

Residents are invited to attend the Candidate Forum, which 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 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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City of O'Fallon's CAPER public hearing

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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MEDIA ADVISORY - CITY OF O’FALLON TO PRESENT PROPOSED I-70 TRAFFIC FLOW IMPROVEMENTS AT OPEN HOUSE

Contact: Tom Drabelle, 636-379-5508

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Use your creativity to help out on O’Fallon’s annual “King Day of Service”

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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O’Fallon’s Fort Zumwalt Park reopening to traffic January 20th

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.

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Do you qualify for O’Fallon’s first-time home-buyer Down Payment Assistance program?

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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