Spanish Lake News 2012

Construction on Redman Boulevard for work on Twillman House

Bellm Plumbing Company is scheduled to begin work at Twillman House on Monday, November 26. They will be open cutting Redman Boulevard and installing the new 4” water main from the supply line on the North side to our building on the South side of Redman. This will take most of the week. The trench will be covered with steel plates when workers are not present. Redman will be open to traffic, but may be down to one lane from time to time. This new water main is required because the water pressure in the building is not sufficient to service the yet to be installed new sprinkler system that is required by the County's BOCA Code.

Neighborhood trash pick-up Oct. 20

Make a difference in your community by joining an upcoming trash pick-up event.

Spanish Lake Community Association Road Side Pick-Up
Road cleanup for the Columbia Bottom road area. Please meet at 9:00 AM Saturday, October 20th, at the entrance to Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, 801 Strodtman Road.
Bring your neighbor!

Trinity Treasures Dinner Auction Oct. 20

Mark your calendars now for the Trinity Treasures Dinner Auction that will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Trinity Catholic High School. This year’s theme is Faith in Our Future and will celebrate the 10th year of Trinity. The dinner auction is the school’s biggest fundraiser each year. The cost is $50 per person and tables of eight or ten are available. Admission includes dinner, an open bar and the chance to bid in the silent and live auctions. If you would like to receive an invitation, call Dan Grumich in the Advancement Office at 314-741-1333, ext: 223.

Trivia Night at Trinity set for Nov. 10

The Trinity Catholic High School 2012 Fall Trivia Night will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The event is sponsored by the Trinity Parent Organization (TPO) and will feature tables of eight for $120 a table. Beer and soda will be provided and players are welcome to bring anything else they wish to eat or drink. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. All players must be 21 years of age to play. There will be first and second place prizes, attendance prizes, 50/50 raffles and other games. To make reservations, or to reserve a table, call Lisa Moehlenkamp at 314-550-7300.

SLACO 17th Annual Regional Neighborhood Conference Oct. 27

The St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO) is sponsoring the St. Louis Regional Neighborhoods Conference on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Harris-Stowe State University. In collaboration with the University of Missouri - St. Louis and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the conference will bring together local community and neighborhood leaders to share information, address problems, and advance the region.

Saturday, October 27, 2012
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Harris-Stowe State University, Administration Building
Registration Fee: $20 per person, includes lunch

Over 20 workshop sessions covering topics such as community gardening, after-school programs, housing, neighborhood organizing and more.

2012 Livable St. Louis Conference Oct. 26

Trailnet’s 2012 Livable St. Louis Conference, Bold Community Visions, features an extraordinary lineup of national and regional speakers on a range of topics related to creating and achieving bold visions for the St. Louis region. Please join us in the movement to make the St. Louis region an even more livable place.

Featuring: Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City, and Gary Toth from Project for Public Spaces.

Contact: Jennifer Allen,, 314-436-1324 x121.

Date: October 26th, 2012

Location: Eric P. Newman Education Center
Washington University Medical Center
320 S. Euclid, St. Louis MO 63110

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration & breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Program

Florissant Rotary Club Charity Auction Oct. 27

Vote for Rotary 2012 Charity Auction!
We need your help. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Please support our 2012 Charity Auction so that we can continue helping the people and organizations in OUR COMMUNITY.

People like YOU make our community service projects a real SUCCESS

When: October 27th, 2012 6:00pm till??
Where: Yacovelli's Restaurant

Dinner Ticket Price: $75.00 per person.
(full sit down dinner & open bar) plus, Entertainment, Oral auction, Silent Auction, Basket Auction, 50/50 drawing, Christmas tree full of lottery tickets raffle, and brand new iPad raffle, only 50 tickets will be sold for iPad.

Other way's to support us:
1/2 Page ad in our auction book-$75.00
Full page ad in our auction book-$150.00
Rotary Supporter name in our book-$25.00
Dinner Sponsor-Red Level $10,000.00 (includes 20 Tickets)
Dinner Sponsor-White Level $5000.00 (includes 10 Tickets)
Dinner Sponsor-Blue Level $2500.00 (includes 6 Tickets)
50/50 tickets, $5.00 each
iPad raffle tickets, $30.00 each (only 50 tickets will be sold)

This years theme will be Vote for Rotary, keeping in mind this is an election year.

We will even have a mock FAKE election ballot to see who would win if only we were voting for the President of the United States.

Please join us for a fun and exciting evening. We will only have about 20 hand picked exciting items in our oral auction so you will not be there for hours and hours and hours. We are committed to making this a fun and fast pace evening.

Contact any Rotarian or call 314-921-2917 or visit our web-site at, or email at for reservations, ticket purchases, ad placement and information.

we are also looking for any items, big or small that you would consider donating to us for the auction.

We can arrange for pickup if needed or you may bring your item to the Florissant License Office in the Florissant Meadows Shopping Center, 620 N. hwy. 67

Thanks for your support,
The Florissant Rotary Club


New Health Campus

The Saint Louis County Department of Health’s new Health Campus is open for business! Located just south of the North Hanley Road and Airport Road intersection in Berkeley (6121 North Hanley), the facility is conveniently located in the heart of North County – just east of I-170 and a few blocks north of I-70. It also sits along three Metrobus routes for those using public transportation (the #44, the #47, and the #61).

The new structure serves as the main administrative office for the department as well as housing many of its various programs – its environmental laboratories, its communicable disease control services program, its emergency preparedness program, and many, many others.

The two programs likely to be the most useful to residents of North County are its Office of Vital Records (where people can get certified copies of birth and death certificates) and its new John C. Murphy Health Center (where people can receive a variety of primary healthcare services).

The old John C. Murphy Health Center had been an institution in North County for over two decades before being torn down last year to make way for the Health Campus. The new John C. Murphy Health Center – located within the Health Campus – offers a variety of primary care services, including pediatrics (children’s care), pediatric dental, lead screening and treatment services, women’s health services, nutrition counseling and WIC services, and walk-in immunizations and pregnancy testing.

For more information about the new Health Campus or about the many services offered there, please visit or call (314) 615-0600.

Latest Spanish Lake News, the community association's quarterly newsletter - Fall 2012

Free Communications Workshop

What is communication? We all do it in one way or another. It could be a smile or a nod, or a simple "Hello." Maybe it's through laughing, or clapping, or slamming a door. However it's done, the goal is to send a message that is understood.

This FREE, INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP is designed to make you laugh, think, and improve the way you SPEAK and LISTEN to the people in your life. Bring a friend, a stranger, or your significant other to this event for a life-changing experience.

September 12th & 26th / 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

To register call, Kevin Hopkins at:
Applied Scholastics International
11755 Riverview Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138
314. 355. 6355

Seeds of Hope sprouting in Spanish Lake

Read the interesting story about Seeds of Hope, a half-acre garden in Spanish Lake that provides fresh, organic produce to low-income North County residents in NOCO, the online magazine of North St. Louis County.

School Teachers' Lunch & Learn

It's the beginning of a new and exciting school year, and Applied Scholastics International would like to invite St. Louis area school teachers to join us for a Study Technology Lunch & Learn. The event will include a tour of our campus, a video presentation and workshop, a Q&A session, prize drawings, networking opportunities, and a delicious lunch prepared by our chef.

This event is designed to make you aware of the barriers to study that students encounter, and teach you ways to help them overcome these barriers. This will allow you to take better control of your classroom and follow your lesson plan more effectively throughout the entire school year.

You can attend on either Saturday, September 8th or Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Please check your schedule to see which date works best for you, then call to RSVP by Tuesday, September 4th at 6:00 p.m.

To make your reservations, call:
Kevin Hopkins
(314) 355-6355 x2632

Applied Scholastics International
11755 Riverview Drive
Spanish Lake, MO 63138

Free Workshop: Taking Control of Your Child's Education

Parents—does your child have the potential to do better in school, but no real guidance?

Kids—do you want to do better in school, but just don’t know how?

Join Applied Scholastics International on August 27th at 7:00 p.m. as we present “Taking Control of Your Child’s Education.” Learn how to help them break through their study barriers, how to communicate more clearly, and how to take control of their education.

This event is free and open to the public. To register, call 314-355-6355 x2632.

August 27th 7:00 p.m.
Applied Scholastics International
11755 Riverview Dr.
St. Louis, MO, 63138

Seeds of Hope - CAASTLC Farm Project At St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

CAASTLC is proud to offer fresh produce to Spanish Lake through Community
Supported Agriculture (CSA).

Read the flyer for information about the benefits of CSA, how it works, and how to become a member.

How to Recognize a SCAM

Do you know someone who has been scammed. In this day of hard times and resourceful crooks, we need awareness. On August 21, 2012 there will be a talk by Bellefontaine police officer Peggy Vassallo at 1 p.m. on how to recognize a SCAM.

August 21, 2012 - 1 p.m.
Holy Name of Jesus Community Center
10235 Ashbrook Dr.
St. Louis MO 63137.

All are welcome. Light refreshments provided.

For more info contact Sr Rose at 314-868-2310.

4th Annual Giving Back to the Community Day
Back to School Supplies Giveaway

Sunday, August 19, 2012
12:00pm until 4:00pm

Larimore Park
11726 Larimore Road
St. Louis, Mo. 63138

“Please Help Our Students” - A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste

All Contributions are Welcomed and Appreciated

Sponsored by No Limit Hair Care

For additional information contact Buffy and/or Dwann at 741-5030

General Daniel Bissell House Museum

St. Louis County Parks announces a new exhibit, the War of 1812, at the General Daniel Bissell House Museum. Often referred to as the second American Revolution, two hundred years ago on June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on the British Empire. Reasons were many and included trade restrictions, British impressment of American merchant sailors and support of American Indian tribes against American expansion, and humiliations on the high seas. This was the first time that the United States had declared war on another country.

Now you can view an exhibit on the oft forgotten conflict at the Bissell House Museum and get a tour of this magnificent old house. The exhibit includes descriptive panels from the Museum of the U.S. Navy, General Daniel Bissell artifacts, including the field desk that he used during the war, and prints from the Company of Military Historians.

The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Friday or you can schedule a visit any other day by calling (314) 544-6224 or (314) 544-5714. Cost for the exhibit and tour is $5 per person. Children under 12 are free.

Northeast St. Louis County Community Meeting

Come help us plan for the future of Northeast St. Louis County!

July 11, 2012, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Bellefontaine Neighbors Recreation Center, Gymnasium
9669 Bellefontaine Rd. St. Louis County, MO 63137
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Communities included in this planning area are Bellefontaine Neighbors, Riverview, Glasgow Village, and Spanish Lake

At the first meeting in March, we heard that these communities enjoyed good open spaces, a convenient location with easy access to downtown, affordable housing and strong neighborhood associations.

Some of the concerns included:
• High concentration of apartment/rental housing
• Residential vacancies/declining housing values and housing code violations
• Need for more restaurant options
• Sewer and flooding issues
• Need for alternative transportation options and safer sidewalks

At the July meeting, we will ask community members for your input about how to address these issues. We need your ideas, your knowledge about the local neighborhoods, your energy and your passion to brainstorm ways we can move forward.

We look forward to seeing you on July 11th!

To pre-register click

Review the Invitation flyer.

For information about community planning meetings review the Information flyer.

Watkins Creek Management Plan


Beginning Date: June 13, 2012
Ending Date: July 6, 2012

Name: Draft Watkins Creek Watershed Management Plan (WMP)
Location: This stream is in northeastern St. Louis County.
Purpose: A draft copy of the Watkins Creek Watershed Management Plan is available for public review and comment.

Description: The WMP proposes best management practices for the reduction of E. coli, and chloride which are causing Watkins Creek to be impaired. The WMP provides background information on the water body, a calculation of the reduction of pollutant load, management measures to reduce pollutant loads, a schedule, financial and technical assistance needs, and evaluation methods.

To Obtain a Copy: Copies of the Watkins Creek Watershed Management Plan can be obtained by accessing the following link:

Watkins Creek Draft Management Plan

A draft of the Management Plan may also be found on the following websites:
• Spanish Lake Community Organization -
• Greenway Network, Inc. –
• The Confluence Greenway –

Invitation to Comment: The interested public is encouraged to review the WMP and provide comments regarding the content of the document through July 6, 2012.

Address: Written comments should be sent to Ralph Rollins, Greenway Network, Inc., 215 Indacom Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376

Send email comments to: Ralph Rollins
E-mails should provide contact information of the sender (i.e., name, e-mail or mailing address, phone number) if they desire a response.


Although the Federal stimulus funds provided under ARRA (“Recovery Act”) have been expended, our Weatherization Assistance program for making low income household more energy efficient continues with regular funding. CAASTLC continues to accept new applications for this service. Please encourage all who may qualify to apply so they may benefit from savings in cooling bills this summer and heating costs for years to come.

Fortunately, the higher income eligibility levels set under ARRA are continuing so that more residents will qualify. The income limits vary with size of family. For example, a family of two with annual income of $30,260, or a family of 4 with income of $46,100 or less will be eligible. CAASTLC is accepting applications for weatherization. For info call 314.446.4436. The brochure and application instructions are also available on line at


"Food That's In When School Is Out"

FREE Breakfast & Lunch for young people up to age 18
June 4 - August 10

Friends, Fun & Food with the Summer Food Program

For information about site locations contact:
Youth & Family Services
(314) 657-1695

Electric Bill Assistance for Seniors

Keep It Current - Electric Bill Assistance for Seniors

Eligibility: Anyone 60+ years old who pays their own electric bills
Availability: Must call one of the locations below and fill out an application by the end of May to receive a $25 discount off your electric bill for the months of June, July and August. If you are late to sign up, the discount will be extended by one month. Can be received for up to 2 years.

2012 Dr. M. Luther King Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63106

5035 Harton Pl.
St. Louis, MO 63112

6827 S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63111

Public Meeting on I-270 North Study

On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, MoDOT will present findings from the year-long study on Interstate 270 North.
This study looked at congestion, safety and traffic needs along the 10-mile stretch of 270, between McDonnell and Route 367. This meeting is 4 to 7 p.m. St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley in the Student Center Multipurpose Room. Don't miss this discussion on future options for this vital corridor in our community.

2012 Garden Tour & Plant Sale

Sunday-May 20th 11am-4pm

At the Twillman House, 11840 Bellefontaine Road

TICKETS: $15/person day of tour at the Twillman House.

$10 in advance at Miller's Auto Service, 12300 Bellefontaine Road or mail check payable to Spanish Lake Community Association at; SLCA, P.O. Box 372082, Spanish Lake, MO 63138

Sponsored by the Spanish Lake Community Association

All proceeds benefit the ongoing renovation of the historic Twillman House.


Applied Scholastics International is hosting its first monthly TAILGATE SALE on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost is $10 per parking space, with proceeds to benefit the Student Scholarship Fund. Payment due at the start of the event. Vendors will need to bring their own tables and chairs. Interested vendors will be mailed/emailed a list of rules for the event. Other scheduled dates are June 16th and July 21st.

For more info call Kevin at (314) 355-6355.

Applied Scholastics International
11755 Riverview Drive
Spanish Lake, MO 63138

Help clean up our community

Spanish Lake Community Association Road Side Pick-Up

Road cleanup for Columbia Bottom Road Saturday, April 28th, starting at 9am. We will meet at the entrance to Columbia Bottom Conservation Area.

Bring your neighbor!

Saint Louis County Recycling Newsletter - Spring 2012

Want to get rid of that old paint stored in the garage? Need to dispose of an old appliance? Do you have unused prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet? Here are some important dates from the Recycling Newsletter to help you safely dispose of those materials.

Got Drugs? – Police Will Collect Prescription Drugs for Proper Disposal

The Saint Louis County Police Department will be participating in the Saturday, April 28th, 2012, Drug Enforcement Agency sponsored Prescription Medication Take-Back, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The department’s collection location for this area is:

North County Recreation Complex
2577 Redman Road
Florissant, MO 63033

Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) Collection Events!

Announcing two free drop-off events for residents of St. Louis County. All events run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., RAIN or SHINE Due to the popularity of this program, there may be long lines.

May 5th, 2012: St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley Campus Enter the campus from Pershall Road just east of the I-270 and Elizabeth Avenue exit. Follow the event signs to the drop-off location.

June 16th, 2012: South County Center

Electronics Recycling Drive

May 12th, 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Maryland Heights Community Centre
2344 McKelvey Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

All electronics recycling is done with secure data destruction and zero landfill. Items accepted for recycling include: Computers, printers, phones, monitors, TVs, radios/stereos, VCR/DVD players, cables, and small electronic appliances.

The following fees apply: $15 fee for TVs up to 27 inches, TVs larger than 27 inches, call for fee, $10 fee for computer CRT monitors. These fees are necessary to cover proper disposal costs for these items. All other electronic equipment is recycled free of charge. Call Spectrum Ecycle at 314-428-0777 for more details.

For more recylcing information and dates for pick ups in other areas please reference the complete Newsletter at

You can even join the e-mail list to get the quarterly newsletter sent directly to you. Enter your e-mail on the County Website at

Latest Spanish Lake News, the community association's quarterly newsletter - Summer 2012

It Pays To Be Good Award Ceremony

Come Join Us for the Award Ceremony for It Pays to Be Good.
There will be monetary awards Certificates, IPTBG t-shirts, and refreshments

When: June 7, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Hazelwood Southeast Middle School
918 Prigge Road
Spanish Lake, MO 63138

Bringing together schools, churches, neighborhoods, and businesses in the Spanish Lake community to honor our youth!

Sponsored by: Spanish Lake Community Association
It Pays To Be Good Committee
Christine Smith, Chair

It Pays To Be Good Flyer

Spanish Lake Youth & Family Resource Fair

Come out and join us for the 6th Annual Spanish Lake Youth & Family Resource Fair!

Get information about:
Summer programs, Resources for Families, and Other Opportunities

When: May 5th, 2012
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Job Readiness Workshops @ 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm

Where: Twillman Elementary School
11831 Bellefontaine Road
Spanish Lake, MO 63138

FREE HELMETS for the 1st 60 people!!

Health Screenings, Prizes, Free Books, Fun Activities!

For more information call: 314-741-4100

Sponsored by: Spanish Lake Community Association & Hazelwood School District

Spanish Lake Youth & Family Resource Fair Flyer

Community Planning Meeting on March 20th in Spanish Lake
by David Wilson, East West Gateway Council of Governments

St. Louis County has partnered with Spanish Lake, Bellefontaine Neighbors, Riverview and Glasgow Village to participate in a region-wide planning effort that seeks to coordinate housing, transportation, environmental and economic development planning across the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Residents, business owners and public leaders will have the opportunity to share their hopes, concerns and expectations for their community by participating in a series of public meetings over the course of the next 12 months.

The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 20th, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the Trinity Catholic High School Gym, 1720 Redman Road, Spanish Lake.

Please take a few minutes to fill out an online survey that will help us understand your community better:

For more information about the project and meeting schedule, please visit our website at We look forward to hearing from you!

See more Community Meetings on the Sustainable Communities flyer .

Confluence Trash Bash 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012
8:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Lunch and celebration to follow

Are you ready to make a difference? Volunteers can choose from three locations as their starting site. After picking up litter, volunteers will be offered a free lunch and the chance to celebrate! Prizes will be given for interesting trash finds.

Choose your starting location:
10950 Riverview Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63137

2143 Creve Coeur Mill Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63146

on Chain of Rocks Rd.
(just west of the Canal Bridge)
Madison, IL 62060
*Space is limited*

Please visit or call 314-436-1324 x107 to register

View the Trash Bashflyer for more information.

Latest Spanish Lake News, the community association's quarterly newsletter - Spring 2012



The deteriorating conditions of the St. Louis County Courthouse and nearby Family Justice Center endangers our families, children, and court staff and is costing taxpayers millions of dollars in band-aid repairs just to keep the doors open. Both buildings are more than 40 years old and simply worn out. Electrical systems are so antiquated and sewage systems back up frequently in the family center. The buildings are deemed “high risk” by Clayton fire inspectors. Temporary repairs, that do not fix problems permanently and cost County taxpayers more than $750,000 per year and the cost is rising annually.

But, the risks and potential costs do not stop there:
• A shortage of space means crime victims and their attackers frequently have to sit “knee-to-knee” in the same room, waiting for their cases to be called.
• Citizens on for jury duty (many elderly or disabled) are sent to the sixth floor and an emergency would make their escape perilous.
• The common areas and corridors are not secured, posing a great risk to judges, staff and the public. A 1992 courtroom incident resulted in an unhappy divorce litigant shot and killed his estranged wife, wounded his legal counsel, fired at the judge, while wounding three others.

When constructed, slightly more than 23,587 cases were filed in St. Louis County. Today that numbers is more than 103,000 cases. Juvenile referrals are more than the total number of similar referrals by the next three districts combined.

Prop S would allow the County to issue $100 million in general obligation bonds to fix these problems. The bonds would replace already existing bonds being retired and there will be no tax increase for County residents. Funds can only be used for those two buildings. Prop S is about our kids and families. It’s about protecting victims, providing security domestic violence cases and it’s about spending our tax dollars wisely and not pouring them down the drain for temporary repairs that aren’t fixing the problem.

That’s why we need YOU to vote yes on Prop S on April 3rd to approve a no tax increase bond issue to bring the Courthouse up to modern standards of safety and build a new Family Justice Center for our families and kids.

Please also see the attached flyer for additional information. Talking Points for Prop S

Gone Fishin’ 2012 Activity Guide

New St. Louis County Parks Gone Fishin' 2012 Activity Guide is available now.

Mike Redman’s Traveling Weather Show

Coming to North County on March 3, 2012!
Mike Redman’s Traveling Weather Show

Informative and Entertaining
Learn How to Survive Severe Weather and Protect Your Property.
See Lots of Good Video about Weather.

Time: 9:00 am noon (Level 1), 1:00 to 4:00 pm (Level 2)
Place: Bellefontaine United Methodist Church
10600 Bellefontaine Road
Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO 63137

There is no charge to attend. Yes, there are door prizes.

This event is a public service of The Traveling Weather Show, LLC and Bellefontaine United Methodist Church.

Tornado season will soon be upon us. Be informed; be prepared.

More information: call Bellefontaine UMC at 314-867-0800.

Flower Power

Flower Power is a fund raiser offering beautiful flowers to make your yard and garden look great this summer. At the same time you are helping renovate the Twillman House Community Center because the Spanish Lake Community Association earns 50% of every purchase. There is only a flat $5.00 delivery charge for any amount to one address. And there is a 100% money back guarantee that you will be satisfied.

Order on-line by going to:

Order your flowers today!

Students Making a Difference

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16th, 2012, students from Christ Light of the Nations School along with community members of the Spanish Lake area banded together to make a difference and clean-up Watkins Creek! 40 tires were pulled from Watkins Creek along with plenty of trash. What an excellent day!

Kelly White at Christ Light of the Nations School and Natalie Johnson with Confluence Partnership organized a terrific clean-up at Watkins Creek for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Several other Technical Advisory Committee members also participated.

Enjoy their photos at

Neighborhood Stabilization Program

You may have noticed this vibrant logo on signs in front of homes sprinkled throughout your neighborhood. This sign represents an investment by St. Louis County back into our community through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).
Over the past two years the St. Louis County Office of Community Development (OCD) has been working diligently to target and help stabilize neighborhoods on the brink of decline due to the foreclosure crises. To date we have purchased 130 vacant foreclosed properties in specific targeted areas to be rehabilitated and reintroduced back into the housing market or demolished for future development.
All homes in our NSP portfolio have been rehabbed to the highest standards so future owners and/or tenants should not need to make any major repairs for approximately fifteen (15) years. Many of the newly rehabbed homes are available for resale to qualified buyers. Down payment assistance is available on all homes at various levels (up to $15,000) depending on the income of the household.
Hometown Heroes (firefighters, police officers, active military/veterans, primary or secondary teachers, nurses, and EMTs) may be eligible to receive an additional $7,500 in down payment and closing cost assistance for the purchase of one of these homes.
Please visit our website at for a list of available properties and more information about this great program!
Funding for this endeavor was provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the State of Missouri through the nationwide Neighborhood Stabilization Program. St. Louis County OCD and its affiliates do not discriminate against any of the protected classes.

Latest Spanish Lake News, the community association's quarterly newsletter - Winter 2012

Workers needed for the St. Louis County Board of Elections

The St. Louis County Board of Elections is in need of talented individuals to staff the 454 polling places on Election Day, February 7, 2012.

The pay range is $130 to $180 which includes a mandatory training class held at our office in Maplewood prior to the election.

To work at the polls you must be a registered voter of Missouri and be willing to declare a party (Democrat or Republican).

For more information please call Lori Wrobel at: 314-615-1840.

January 2012 St. Louis County Direct Newsletter

Read about the new National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) facility located in Spanish Lake in the St. Louis County Direct Newsletter.

It's Coming! SLCA Trivia Night!

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Time: Doors open 6pm - Trivia starts at 7pm
Where: Trinity Catholic High School
1720 Redman Road
Cost: $160 per table (for up to 8 people)
includes beer, soda and water

Prizes for 1st and 2nd place!

Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Twillman House as a Community Center for Spanish Lake.

For more information contact: Roy Moyers 314-780-6262 or Donna Schlemmer 314-780-2417 or

Print the PDF document to mail in your registration today and share this information with friends!

Eagle Watch and Hike at Fort Belle Fontaine

Free Admission
Saturday, January 21, 2012, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
For more information or to make reservations call JD at 314-615-5270 or email

Spend your day with the Friends of Fort Belle Fontaine Park observing the eagles. A live eagle and other birds of prey from the World Bird Sanctuary will be on site from noon until 2 p.m. Enjoy two guided hikes on the three-mile trail. Hikers and bikers are welcome to take the trek on their own throughout the day. Dress for the weather and meet at the Grand Staircase for this this once-a-year exclusive. Refreshments will be served. Fun the entire family!

Share event details with this PDF document.

Wilma's Kitchen

Bellefontaine UMC, 10600 Bellefontaine Road, is hosting a Wednesday afternoon lunch ministry called Wilma’s Kitchen. We are inviting the Bellefontaine community to come and join us for lunch. The meal is free and we are targeting low income families who want to supplement their family’s nutrition with a good solid warm meal.

Visit these Saint Louis County Parks Facebook pages for current events and pictures.

Fort Belle Fontaine -

Daniel Bissell house -

Jefferson Barracks -

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