Community Interest

Help for Homeschoolers

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.  

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The Flower Stop Donating Portion of Valentines Proceeds to OLI


The Flower Stop in Cottleville is currently offering the "Blooms for Babies" fundraiser for Our Lady's Inn Maternity Homes. Now through Valentine's Day, customers can order flowers for their valentine at https://www.theflowerstop.net/. In the Special Instructions box, type "Our Lady's Inn" and The Flower Stop will donate a portion of proceeds to Our Lady's Inn. Thank you to The Flower Stop for their support of local families in need this Valentine's Day!

Augusta Christmas Walks

The Augusta Candlelight Walks chalked up another successful year, with good attendance and cooperative weather both evenings. A huge thank you is extended to all who helped plan and execute this 37th annual community tradition, as well as all who attended.

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What’s in Your Backyard?

By Amy Johnston, TREE House Board Member and Volunteer

Those of us who are lucky enough to live in this area might have chosen it because of the wildlife and scenery we often have in our own backyards, but there is another reason to love our area. 

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