Council Election Now Open

The University of Missouri Extension Council of St. Charles County is conducting its annual election from January 12, through January 30, 2015. The Extension Council provides guidance and leadership to the entire extension effort in St. Charles County. Members of the council devote much time and effort in determining the educational needs of the county and developing programs to meet these needs. It is important that the council be able to represent people of varying experiences, backgrounds, and interests. Therefore, please consider a variety of qualifications as you make your choice. Brief bios are available to view for the candidates participating in the 2015 election. Bios

For the 2015 council election there are five candidates for five positions (you may vote for up to five candidates). Those candidates who are elected will serve a term of office for two years. Electronic ballot | Paper ballot

Increase your strength, improve your balance

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is a nine-week program that teaches easy-to-learn, safe, effective, exercises. It is designed for middle-aged and older adults who want to improve their quality of life and stay active. March 4 through April 29, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Read more | trifold brochure.

Annual report published

Take a look at our annual report for a summary of the activities, services and programs that we provided this past year. If you would like a printed tabloid size copy, please call 636-970-3000. Annual report

Emerald ash borer found in St. Charles County

A potentially very destructive insect pest to ash trees known as the emerald ash borer (EAB) has been found in St. Charles County. This is the first known detection in the St. Louis Region. Press release (PDF)

Resources to learn more about this pest and how to manage it: MU Extension webpage | Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer (PDF)

Been helped by extension?

If you have received help from  Extension programming and/or services in St. Charles County, please consider letting the County Executive or your county council member know about your experience. Our operation is dependent on an annual county council appropriation. Your comments will verify the benefit residents receive from extension. Find your county council member

Buy a brick fundraiser

St. Charles County Extension Council sponsors an ongoing brick fundraising effort to keep our programs and services at their current level. With funding from St. Charles County government reduced by 54 percent since 2008, we are forced to find additional sources of financial support. For each $100 donation, a brick will be inscribed and added to the pathway around our flagpole. Donations are tax-deductible. Brick order form (PDF).

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