Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16 right here: http://deckthehouse.patch.com/ofallon Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest is right …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Find out how you can help the nursery, or send your own ideas of places for Patchers to volunteer.
Patch editors in the St. Louis area cleaned, organized, sorted, wiped, hugged and played at the St. Charles location for the St. Louis Crisis Nursery. The Crisis Nursery's mission is to prevent child abuse by providing temporary housing and care for young children in order to give their parents and caretakers the space and time needed to resolve crisis. Patch editors organized and sanitized toys, cleaned high chairs and walls, put away summer clothes, put babies to sleep and played with the little ones. See previous story: Patch Volunteers Today at Crisis Nursery We volunteer as part of our coverage with a program called "Give 5," through which we donate advertising space to charitable organizations and contribute our own time as …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
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Friday, November 2, 2012
Check out the 10 most read stories on Missouri Patch sites for the month of October.
1. Lawsuit Claims Baby Was Decapitated During Delivery at Mercy Sometimes, the news can be tragic. That was certainly the case in this report from Creve Coeur Patch. According to a 10-count complaint filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court, a local couple claimed that doctors involved with the delivery of their baby coerced them into a vaginal delivery against their wishes and then hid the fact that their baby had been decapitated during the delivery process. The same story, posted on Florissant Patch (Florissant Couple Files Lawsuit, Claims Baby Was Decapitated in Delivery), also ranked among the most read stories in Missouri Patch. 2. What Time is Tonight’s Obama v. Romney Presidential Debate? Patch has gone all-in this election …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Are you a Mizzou fan? College Colors Day is an annual day where people across the country show their support for their favorite college by wearing its colors.
Mizzou? SLU? Lindenwood? Which college or university lays claim to having the most fans in St. Louis? Today is College Colors Day, an annual celebration, according to its website, dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that make the college experience great by encouraging people across America to wear apparel of their favorite college or university throughout the day. Here at Patch, we're using the day to find out which higher education establishment has the most support in the St. Louis-community. I, myself, am a proud graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale—go Salukis!—but am also a huge fan of Mizzou. What about you? Upload a photo of you, your family, your dog—whatever—displaying your college colors. When …
Monday, August 27, 2012
The St. Charles County Patches are looking for experts who have job search knowledge to dole out advice to readers.
It seems like almost everyone knows at least one person who's out there looking for a job these days. Whether you've just graduated college, are looking to change career paths or are struggling to re-enter the workforce after a layoff, Patch wants to help you get your questions answered. What's the proper way to format a resume? How do you write a cover letter? Where is the best place to start your search? We want to find the answers to those questions and more, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need experts who can answer job search and career related questions and offer advice. If you consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Tractor trailer flat tire causes accident on Highway 40 in O'Fallon.
A 36-year-old Wentzville man was taken to a nearby hospital Thursday after he was involved in a two-car accident with a tractor trailer near the intersection of Highway 40 and Highway K. Clyde Lindemann was driving eastbound on Hwy. 40 when a nearby tractor trailer blew a tire. The debris from the blow out travelled into Lindemann's lane, which forced him to travel off the right side of the road, back onto the highway where it struck the trailer before traveling off the right side of the road again. Lindemann's car then overturned. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur by St. Charles County ambulance. No one else was injured in the incident. The accident backed up traffic for about an hour.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer all your questions about baking in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
A fresh-baked dessert just hits the spot, however, not everyone is a baking expert. Some people are lost in the kitchen. What's an easy thing to bake for beginners? What's a healthy snack you can bake? Regular cake vs. cupcakes—which is better? In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we want to find the answers to those, and other, baking questions. But we needed some help. We don't have the answers to those (and your) questions, but not to worry. We've compiled a crack team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts: Got a question for our experts? Ask below!
Monday, August 20, 2012
The St. Charles County Patches are looking for experts who have baking knowledge to dole out advice to readers.
Who doesn't love a tasty dessert? The problem is, not everyone is a baking expert. What's an easy thing to bake for beginners? What's a healthy snack you can bake? Regular cake vs. cupcakes—which is better? We want to find the answers to those questions, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we want to find the answers to all sorts of baking questions. But we need help. To do this, we need experts. If you consider yourself a baking expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post. Two: You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need experts to answer questions on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at …
We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured on the four St. Charles County Patch sites — St. Charles Patch, St. Peters Patch, O'Fallon Patch and Wentzville Patch.
Too busy last week to stay up to date on all the news happening in and around St. Charles County? Not to worry. Patch has your back. In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the four St. Charles County Patch sites — St. Charles Patch, St. Peters Patch, O'Fallon Patch and Wentzville Patch — over the last few days: