Community Interest

Conservation Corner January: Winter Angel

By Dan Zarlenga, Missouri Department of Conservation

Venture outside on a cold, clear January night, and you could encounter a heavenly angel.

The moon is our faithful companion on Earth’s journey through space and is a nocturnal beacon for Earth’s creatures. The moon is about a quarter of a million miles away, around a quarter of the Earth’s diameter. While that may sound small and far away, it’s significant enough to exert a powerful influence over life on Earth.

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Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Informational Meeting Jan. 23

Building Homes and Strengthening Communities through Homeownership Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County holds January event; welcomes new homeowner applications in February

ST. PETERS, Mo. (Jan. 9, 2023) – While many people may dream of owning a home, but feel they may not meet the criteria or qualifications necessary to achieve that goal, Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County provides tools, resources and support for the potential path to homeownership. The nonprofit organization is accepting new homeowner applications Feb. 1 through Feb. 28.

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Unique Multi-Generational Art Event Seeks Entry Applications

Crossroads Arts Council announces their call for art for a unique coming together of artists as young as 17 years of age, covering all generations, up to local senior citizens. This is the eighth annual countywide event, which is also open to both professional and non-professional artists. This is a non-juried show, but will be judged. Cash awards and Honorable Mention ribbons will be given during the opening reception, to be held on Feb. 5.  Artists may enter up to 5 pieces. Entry fee is $5 for each art piece for CAC members and $10 for each piece for nonmembersArtists can sell their entry item with a 10% commission to the Crossroads Arts Council.

The show entitled “Spanning the Generations” is being offered to promote cultural arts in the city of Wentzville.  It is also intended to help local artists, emerging student artists, local professional and non-professional artists and especially senior citizens who enjoy creating art to now have the opportunity to display it. The gallery is located at 310 W. Pearce Blvd. Wentzville, MO 63385. Artist information and the entry form can be obtained at