Learn How to Survive the Wild at St. Charles County Parks’ Bushcraft Challenge

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If you have a passion for the outdoors, are 16 years of age or older, and want to acquire the skills and knowledge to thrive in the natural environment, “Survive the Wild: Practical Application of Bushcraft” is the challenge for you! Join the St. Charles

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St. Charles County Highway Department Hosts Virtual Open House for Central School, St. Peters-…

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The St. Charles County Highway Department is hosting an Informational Virtual Open House on proposed intersection and traffic flow improvements at Central School and St. Peters-Howell roads.

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Mask Up Pick-Up

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Event date: September 19, 2020
Event Time: 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location:
1600 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
St. Peters, MO 63376
Description:
The next “Mask Up Pick-Up” drive-through event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19. Approximately 30,000 masks will be distributed at a drive-through station at Mid Rivers Mall, 1600 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters, in the parking lot that faces Suemandy Drive and is across from the St. Peters Justice Center. Residents are asked to remain in their vehicles while picking up their masks. Each resident will receive 10 free disposable masks which have been placed in bags by workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Free Drive-Through Flu Vaccinations

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Event date: October 7, 2020
Event Time: 11:59 AM – 07:00 PM
Location:
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cottleville, MO 63376
Description:
Vaccination is the most effective first step in building immunity against the influenza virus and in reducing the severity of illness in those who may become infected. Drive through our free flu vaccination clinic to protect children and adults from this highly contagious respiratory illness.

All who receive a vaccination and complete an event evaluation will be entered to win a Martian Car Wash prize package.

Appointments are not necessary, but groups of 6 or more who would like to attend should call 636-949-1857 for more information.

Assisting the Dept of Public Health with the event are BJC Health Care (Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital), SSM Health (St. Joseph Hospitals in St. Charles, Lake Saint Louis and Wentzville), Compass Health, Cottleville Fire and Rescue, Cottleville/Weldon Spring Rotary Club, St. Charles Community College, St. Charles County Ambulance District and St. Charles County Parks.

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Free Flu Vaccination Clinic Oct. 7

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St. Charles County Public Health is joining with area organizations to distribute 800 flu vaccinations during a free, drive-through clinic at St. Charles Community College.

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County Parks Set Record Attendance While Maintaining Pandemic Safety

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Despite limiting program participants and postponing some events because of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Charles County Parks already has had a record year for attendance. The County’s 17 parks surpassed the 3 million mark at the end of August, and in July

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St. Charles County Parks Offers Chills and Thrills This Halloween Season

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Get spooked or enjoy some not-so-scary family-friendly fun with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department this Halloween season. All ages are welcome to participate in spooktacular weekend events in St. Charles County Parks during the month

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Department of Public Health, Area Organizations to Provide Free Flu Shots Oct. 7

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To protect residents against influenza, the St. Charles County Dept of Public Health is joining with area organizations to distribute free flu vaccinations at a drive-through clinic on Oct. 7 at St. Charles Community College.

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Usher in Autumn at St. Charles County Parks’ Annual Fall Harvest Festival Oct. 10

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Fall is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the new season than by bringing the family out for a day of crafts, historical demonstrations and outdoor festivities! Join the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department from 10 a.m

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COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing

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Event date: September 19, 2020
Event Time: 07:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Location:
202 Arena Parkway
St. Charles, MO 63303
Description:
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri National Guard will perform free drive-through PCR testing for COVID-19 from Sept. 17-19 at the Family Arena in St. Charles.

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COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing

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Event date: September 18, 2020
Event Time: 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Location:
202 Arena Parkway
St. Charles, MO 63303
Description:
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri National Guard will perform free drive-through PCR testing for COVID-19 from Sept. 17-19 at the Family Arena in St. Charles.

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COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing

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Event date: September 17, 2020
Event Time: 07:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Location:
202 Arena Parkway
St. Charles, MO 63303
Description:
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri National Guard will perform free drive-through PCR testing for COVID-19 from Sept. 17-19 at the Family Arena in St. Charles.

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Domestic Violence Board

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The Domestic Violence Board administers the distribution of voter approved fees to shelters for victims of domestic violence.

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Remembering 200 Years of Daniel Boone’s Life Sept. 26 – 27 At Boone Home

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The public is invited to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Missouri legend, Daniel Boone, with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department. To commemorate the life of this great American frontiersman, “Daniel Boone: A Bicentennial

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St. Charles County Experts Offer “Ticks: Don’t Get Sick” Sept. 12 At Broemmelsiek Park

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With more than 100 varieties of ticks in the United States and thousands of species in the world, preventing tick-borne illness is something everyone needs to be aware of. Don’t let ticks make you sick! Find out from St. Charles County Parks and Public

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Claybrook Sentenced to 25 years for Murder 2nd

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St. Charles County, Missouri- The Office of Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar announces that Robert A. Claybrook, 23, of Wentzville, MO was sentenced today to serve 25 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, following his plea of guilty to Murder 2

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Make Lasting Memories at One-Of-A-Kind Klondike Family Campout Sept. 26 – 27

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Bring the family out for a primitive campout like no other, Saturday, Sept. 26; and Sunday, Sept. 27, at beautiful Klondike Park, 4600 Highway 94 S. in Augusta. This camping adventure is packed with exciting activities the entire family will enjoy and is

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County Information Systems Seeks Public Feedback on GIS Beta Map

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The public is encouraged to provide feedback to St. Charles County Government on a beta, or test, version of a new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Service that will greatly improve how users are able to access data and view imagery.

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St. Charles County Recorder of Deeds Expands Services to Offer Online Record Searches, Marriage…

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The St. Charles County Recorder of Deeds has acquired new software through Fidlar Technologies that enables residents to view documents in real time, run more customized searches and apply for a marriage license online.

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Explore Historic Missouri Through Living History Labor Day Weekend at Boone Home

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Spend this Labor Day weekend having fun with the family at The Historic Boone Home in Defiance! Guests of all ages are invited to explore historic Missouri through living history activities at St Charles County Park’s Labor Day on the Frontier

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Enjoy Historic Missouri Wine Country

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If you are looking for a fun day to venture out and enjoy the end of summer and beginning of fall, consider taking a road trip to Historic Missouri Wine Country in St. Charles County. From wineries to County parks, trails and historic sites, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The wine district in southwest St. Charles County is the oldest in the country and the fifth largest in the United States. In 1980, the federal government designated the first American Viticultural Area in Augusta. You don’t need to travel to Napa Valley to enjoy gorgeous vineyards and great wine! Late summer and fall are terrific times to visit, and most wineries have outdoor areas that allow for easy social distancing. Visit the St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau website for a list of wineries.

While you are taking in wine country, be sure to stop by our County parks in the area:

The Historic Daniel Boone Home in Defiance features affordable daily guided tours of the house for individuals and groups. It is free for visitors to walk the grounds and even enjoy a picnic lunch on the property. 
Not far from the Boone Home is Matson Hill Park. If you like a rugged hiking experience, this is the place to go. The park has become the area’s top hiking and biking destination, with 475 acres of heavily forested parkland with more than 8 miles of natural surface trails.
Klondike Park in Augusta has become a favorite destination for its scenic views and variety of amenities. The park features more than 5 miles of natural and paved trails, access to the Katy Trail, and boat access to the Missouri River. At the center of the former silica sand quarry is a beautiful fishing lake surrounded by a white sand shore. Visitors can hike to the top of the park’s bluff to get a spectacular view of the Missouri River. The park also is a prime camping destination, with campsites and cabins available to rent at a minimal cost.

These parks also have numerous events throughout the year. Visit the Parks website for more information.

I hope to see you in the beautiful rolling hills of Historic Missouri Wine Country!

A Message from the County Executive: COVID-19 Update

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COVID-19 cases continue to increase in our community, but downward trends in some of our statistics provide some positive news to share this month. It is still critical for residents to stay diligent with social distancing, avoiding large crowds, washing hands, and wearing masks to keep our community safe and control the pandemic now and into the fall and winter.

As of Aug. 24, the “Daily Total & 14-Day Moving Average” graph on the COVID-19 dashboard at sccmo.org/COVID shows a 3 percent decrease in confirmed cases, and an 86 percent decrease in deaths over the last 14 days. At 80 percent, the majority of deaths since the pandemic began are in long-term care facilities; the Department of Public Health continues to work with these facilities to help control outbreaks.

Below is a chart of COVID-19 cases by month and age from March through Aug. 24 on the COVID-19 dashboard. While cases for the 20-29 age group remains the highest, cases have dropped. Other age groups demonstrate drops in cases, as well.

St. Charles County is still faring well compared to St. Louis city and county, and even nationwide. Since March, our cases per capita were, and continue to be, lower than St. Louis city and county.

Additionally, for hospitalizations and ICU admissions, the graph below shows these numbers are starting to decrease after peaks in July and early August.

While these trends are positive, how residents are contracting the illness is still of concern. Household contacts, community contacts, and unknown sources as demonstrated by the chart below are the most common ways people in our county are contracting COVID-19. As of Aug. 24, 1,163 residents were in quarantine as a confirmed case or as a contact with a confirmed case. Residents need to follow the simple precautions I mentioned earlier – social distancing, avoiding crowds, washing hands and wearing masks – to avoid bringing the illness home to their family and friends.

I hope that next month I can share more positive news and more dramatic drops in our statistics. As I said in last month’s blog, I believe it is the duty of government to educate the public about the importance of masks and other precautions – which we are. I am continuing to trust there will be voluntary compliance. Thank you to everyone who has and continues to follow our recommendations and precautions for the safety of their family, friends, neighbors and coworkers.

Workforce Development Board Meeting

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Event date: September 2, 2020
Event Time: 08:00 AM – 09:30 AM
Location:
212 Turner Blvd.
St. Peters, MO 63376
Description:
This meeting will be held virtually through WebEx: https://sccmo.webex.com/sccmo/j.php?MTID=m52503c9dc9636fbee359d0a54f37417d

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COVID-19 Quarantine Information

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Quarantine is a public health technique designed to limit the spread of contagious illness. An individual is placed on quarantine when they have been diagnosed or exposed to an illness.

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GM Donates Masks to St. Charles County for Wentzville School District, First Responders

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The GM Wentzville Assembly Plant has donated 105,000 disposable face masks to St. Charles County Government for distribution to the Wentzville School District, Wentzville Police Department, and Wentzville Fire Protection District to help prevent the…

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Mask Up Pick-Up

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Event date: August 26, 2020
Event Time: 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location:
900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard
O’Fallon, MO 63366
Description:
The next “Mask Up Pick-Up” drive-through event is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 26, at CarShield Field. Approximately 30,000 masks will be distributed at a drive-through station in CarShield Field’s parking lot on the west side of T.R. Hughes Boulevard. Residents are asked to remain in their vehicles while picking up their masks. Each resident will receive 10 free disposable masks which have been placed in bags by workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).

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All-Inclusive Day of Fun Planned For Ladies 12 and Up at Broemmelsiek Park Sept. 13

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Calling all ladies ages 12 and older! The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an exclusive “girls day out” event that you won’t want to miss! “Ladies in the Park” is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13, at Broemmelsiek Park,

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Experience Spectacular Views in The Evening Sky in St. Charles County Parks

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If you love scenic walks in the park, then you’ll love St. Charles County Parks fall and winter Moonrise at Sunset Hikes. Join Park Ranger Steve Tiemann on a guided walk to enjoy the sunset and full moon rise above the horizon at different County parks

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Cox Sentenced to a Life Sentence

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St. Charles County, Missouri- The Office of Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar announces that Earl Cox, 63, of St. Ann, was sentenced to life in prison on August 20, 2020. Cox will serve this time in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

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St. Charles County Emergency Communications Receives Prestigious CALEA® Accreditation

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The St. Charles County Department of Emergency Communications has been awarded Public Safety Communications Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA®).

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Job Training Funds Available

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Low income or laid off workers in St. Charles County affected by COVID-19 may be eligible to receive up to $4,000 each for training to enhance their skills, thanks to funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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