Flood assistance increases as area rivers continue to recede

On July 9, the request made by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on May 24 to declare 20 Missouri counties as major natural disaster areas was approved. The declaration allows residents in the affected areas to register for FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency] assistance, to secure temporary housing, replacement of lost or ruined articles, and repair of household goods that can be salvaged. The deadline for assistance is Sept. 9.

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Youth orchestra holds auditions

The St. Charles County Youth Orchestra, celebrating its 23rd season this year, will hold seating auditions on Aug. 10-11. Auditions can be scheduled on the SCCYO webpage [sccyo.org].

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County council considers medical marijuana regulations

The St. Charles County Council discussed the issue of medical marijuana in a work session before its regular meeting on July 8. The work session dealt with Bill No. 4743, proposed by council member John White [District 7], which would establish medical marijuana land use and safety regulations. The issue is slated to be discussed at the next meeting on July 29.

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Student vaccinations offered

A teenage boy getting a vaccination.

The St. Charles County Immunization Clinic, 1650 Boone’s Lick Road in St. Charles, is offering all the immunizations required for students. Appointments are available during clinic hours from 8:30-10:50 a.m. and 1:10-3:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. In addition to scheduled appointments, the clinic accepts a limited number of walk-in visits on Tuesdays, on Thursday, Aug. 8 and on Thursday, Aug. 15.

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Portion of Femme Osage Creek Road to close temporarily

The St. Charles County Highway Department will close a section of Femme Osage Creek Road between Cappeln Osage Road and Becker-Joerling Road, weather permitting, on Monday, July 29. Traffic will be required to use an alternate route around the closure for approximately four days from 6:30 a.m. on Monday, July 29 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1.

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P&Z says ‘no’ to Missouri Bluffs subdivision

On Wednesday, July 17, the county’s Planning and Zoning Commission rejected Developer Greg Whittaker’s latest rendition of plans for the proposed subdivision on land now owned by the University of Missouri and that abuts the Missouri Bluffs Golf Club. As proposed, the development would consist of 161 single-family homes and up to 60 multi-family units.

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Museum to dedicate KIA Wall

While observing National Purple Heart Day to salute our nation’s combat wounded on Wednesday, Aug. 7, the St. Charles County Veterans Museum, 410 East Elm Street in O’Fallon, will dedicate its Killed in Action Wall.

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Dardenne Prairie files resolution opposing county rezoning request

At its July 17 meeting, the Dardenne Prairie Board of Aldermen approved filing with the St. Charles County registrar a certified copy of a resolution protesting and opposing an application now on file with St. Charles County that would rezone a property at 2676 Technology Drive from R-lE/Single-Family Residential District to C-2/General Commercial District.

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St. Jude, Payne Family Homes team up for annual Dream Home Giveaway

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has teamed up with Payne Family Homes to give away a spectacular dream home to one lucky winner – and in the process raise funds for children and families fighting cancer. This year’s St. Jude Dream Home is located in the Villages at Sandfort Farm subdivision in St. Charles. The 4,718-square-foot, three bedroom home boasts hidden doorways that lead to a speakeasy, a lower level Irish Pub and an indoor hockey rink. Open house weekends for the St. Jude Dream Home take place through Aug. 18.

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