By Tiffani Stewart
St. Charles City-County Library
Over the past two decades, there has been a steady rise in the number of homeschoolers in America. According to the Institute of Education Sciences, approximately 3.4% of U.S. students are homeschooled; this represents close to 2 million students.
NEW START DATE FOR CHOIR REHEARSALS: Rehearsals for the long-standing New Melle Community Passion Play begin the first week of February. The first rehearsal for Choir and Cast will be Monday, Feb. 3rd at 7 p.m. at Friedens UCC, 3560 Mill Street in New Melle.
The New Melle Board of Aldermen met Tuesday, January 21, 2020 for a regular meeting. The mayor, all four aldermen, the City Clerk, City Attorney, City Engineer Kurt Kutter of Cochran Engineering, and several citizens attended.
The deadline to apply for the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship for Missouri High School seniors graduating in 2020 is approaching. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by Feb. 4, 2020. Applicants must submit an original copy of their application and three additional copies.
When it comes to long-term value, a degree from St. Charles Community College is worth every penny. According to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, a degree from SCC is worth more over time than any other community college in Missouri.
The need for licensed practical nurses is growing. According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there is a 44 percent projected increase need for licensed practical nurses (LPN) by 2030 in order to meet the healthcare needs of the country.