Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Voters, Citizens, Politicians, Employees -- Come One, Come All to Tonight's 5 p.m. Ribbon Cutting for the New City Hall (11-8-2017)

New Wentzvillian -- Hey Baby It's A Quarter to Eight; No, Really 5 PM TONIGHT (wednesday 11/8/17) RIBBON CUTTING FOR BRAND NEW WENTZVILLE CITY HALL

Wentzville to cut ribbon Wednesday on new City Hall ( originally on The new Wentzville City Hall will open Wednesday. A spokeswoman for the city said Tuesday the move to a new building at 1001 Schroeder Creek Boulevard would increase efficiency. Communications Manager Kara Roberson said the city now has employees in five different buildings. The new location will bring all the staff into one site. Staff have been at the current location at 310 West Pearce Boulevard for more than 30 years, she said. "The new central location will be customer focused, allowing residents to pay utility bills, apply for a permit, visit Municipal Court, attend a Board of Aldermen meeting and more — all at one location," Communications Manager Kara Roberson said in a news release. Roberson said the city has not decided what it will do with the old building once the move is complete. She said one possibility could be to lease the building. The city paid for the new location without debt, Roberson said. The overall project budget was $15 million, including work to the parking lot, building and furniture. Roberson said the cost of the project was at least 10 percent under budget. The ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the new city hall facility will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Will Donald Trump Visit Wentzville? Heather Hussey Wins Mrs. Missouri America Pageant

Will Donald Trump Visit Wentzville? Heather Hussey Wins Mrs. Missouri America Pageant.

Likely Not as Donald Trump sold the Miss Universe Organization Which Included Miss USA and Miss Teen USA. Additionally, Mrs. America is distinct from Miss America Which Trump Did Not Own.

The St. Louis area was well represented at the Mrs. Missouri America Pageant on Saturday night as Mrs. Wentzville, Heather Hussey, was crowned 2016 Mrs. Missouri America. The event was held last weekend in conjunction with the Mrs. Kansas America Pageant in Chillicothe, MO.  Mrs. Missouri receives an all expense paid trip to Las Vegas, Nevada to represent the Show Me State at the national Mrs. America Pageant August 20-27.

Required categories of competition include Interview, Evening Gown & Swimsuit. The winner of the Mrs. America Pageant will advance to the Mrs. World competition held in Incheon, South Korea September 23, October 5, 2016.

There have been two women crowned Mrs. America from the state of Missouri and both ladies were from the St Louis area. In 2003 Heidi Dinan captured the national title and in 2009 Andrea Robertson followed in her footsteps.  Roberston also went on to be named 1st runner up at the Mrs. World competition held in Vietnam that same year.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Judge Carter Congratulates Opponent Bill Eigel on His One-Year Anniversary in the District

ST. CHARLES, MO, June 17, 2016 --

Having lived in Missouri Senate District 23 for twenty-two years, Mike Carter is well aware of all the great things SD23 has to offer. "It's an amazing place to live and a great place to raise kids. I've lived here a very long time and am proud to call it home," Carter said. Carter has also owned and operated his law firm, Carter Law Offices, in the heart of the district since 2004.

For all these reasons, Carter is happy to welcome Bill Eigel to the community with open arms. "Bill's new around here. He moved into this district very recently and I'm sure he'll grow to love it just as much as I do."

Eigel purchased his Weldon Spring home one year ago today, and some are concerned that his unfamiliarity with this particular district isn't a good thing. Like any other place, SD23 has problems unique to the district and a collective voice all its own. Many feel that someone new to the area might not be aware of the particular needs and demands of the district's constituents.

Similar concerns arose during the 2000 US Senate race in New York when Hillary Clinton purchased a house in Chappaqua, New York barely a year before the election in order to run. Clinton was labeled a carpetbagger and was accused of being opportunistic and not really caring about New Yorkers.

So how similar are Hillary and Eigel? "I don't know about that," Carter commented. "I care about the needs of the people in this district, and I know what those needs are because I live here and have gotten to know the other members of this community in my many years here. I can't speak for Mr. Eigel or what he cares about. All I can speak to is what motivates me."

"My goal is to be a true representative for this district. Someone who speaks for this community without letting personal ambition or financial incentives get in the way. That's why I'm running without any outside financial contributions. I don't want anything to get in the way of doing what I know is right for all of us. It's up to everyone else to determine Mr. Eigel's motives," Carter added.

Judge Mike Carter is a Self-Funded candidate. He is currently the Municipal Judge for the City of Wentzville, General Counsel for one of largest employers in St. Charles County, past Director of the St. Louis Association of REALTORS, and former Senior Lecturer at the University of Missouri. He has worked for the Missouri Attorney General's Office in Consumer Protection as well as Missouri's Western District Court of Appeals. Carter holds both a Juris Doctorate and a Master's Degree in Journalism from MIZZOU. He has helped lead opposition to red-light cameras in Missouri and championed the countywide ban of red-light cameras in St. Charles County. Mr. Carter is married with two children and two family dogs. His family belongs to St. Joseph Parish in Cottleville. Carter's first book is expected to be published in 2016. ( 636-916-4040

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Wentzville's Judge Carter Talks Self-Funding His Senatorial Campaign

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

FM Talk 97.1 Marc Cox Show
Judge Mike Carter Missouri Senate Candidate Dist. 23 Self-Funding - No Donations for Primary 
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

State Senate Candidate Judge Mike Carter Self-Funding Campaign; Will Not Accept Donations for August Primary

"Everyone in St. Charles County knows that banning red-light cameras has been one of my deepest passions; however, many may not know that I've spent tens of thousands of my own dollars to see it through - luckily roughly 73% of St. Charles County voters agreed with me."

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- St. Charles Missouri, May 4, 2016

Michael E. Carter, Republican candidate for State Senate in the 23rd District of St. Charles County, said his opponents are both too entrapped in a web of special interest campaign cash to represent the taxpayers of Missouri.  "While Donald Trump has exposed the corrupting influence of special interest money in national politics, the same buying and selling of politicians goes on right here in Missouri every election.  I want voters in the Republican Primary to know that the only people I will owe are the taxpayers of St. Charles County, not millionaires and special interest groups throwing money into the political waters to watch the feeding frenzy of politicians," Carter said.

Carter announced his ZERO STRINGS ATTACHED campaign and his pledge to not accept any campaign donations of any amount for the August primary, period.  "My campaign for State Senate will be 100% self-funded.  Most politicians may talk about cutting government give-away programs and how there should be more personal responsibility and an end to the culture of entitlement, yet those same politicians go around with their own hands out.  The people and groups giving them hundreds of thousands of dollars expect them to vote a certain way and while they say their vote can't be bought, with a wink and nod they always seem to vote just the way their big donors expect them to."

"Everyone in St. Charles County knows that banning red-light cameras has been one of my deepest passions; however, many may not know that I've spent tens of thousands of my own dollars to see it through - luckily roughly 73% of St. Charles County voters agreed with me. Personal responsibility needs to begin with those running for public office.  By spending my own money, and only my own money, on this primary campaign, I'm telling the voters of the 23rd District that there are ZERO STRINGS ATTACHED to my campaign.  My only responsibility will be to them," explained Carter, adding, "Maybe if the politicians had to spend their own money for a change they would have more respect for how our tax dollars are spent, instead of using our money to pay back their big donors."

Today on the Marc Cox Show, Carter will discuss his self-funded campaign and take questions regarding Dr. and Lawyer Senator Bob Onder's Senate Joint Resolution 39 that recently failed in a house committee.

Mike Carter is currently the Municipal Judge for the City of Wentzville, General Counsel for one of largest employers in St. Charles County, past Director of the St. Louis Association of REALTORS, and former Senior Lecturer at the University of Missouri. He has worked for the Missouri Attorney General's Office in Consumer Protection as well as Missouri's Western District Court of Appeals.  Carter holds both a Juris Doctorate and a Master's Degree in Journalism from MIZZOU.  He has helped lead opposition to red-light cameras in Missouri and championed the countywide ban of red-light cameras in St. Charles County. Mr. Carter is married with two children and two family dogs. His family belongs to St. Joseph Parish in Cottleville.  Carter's first book is expected to be published in 2016. (

Paid for by Mike Carter

Contact:  636-916-4040

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Rascals Partner With CarShield on Stadium Naming Rights; T.R. Hughes now CarShield Field

CarShield Field to take the place of T.R Hughes Ballpark after 17 seasons

 O’Fallon, Missouri – The River City Rascals and CarShield, a national industry leader in vehicle service contracts with headquarters in St.Peters, have formed a long-term partnership in a historic agreement to rename the Rascal's ballpark to CarShield Field.

The stadium opened in 1999 for the first season of Rascals baseball as T.R. Hughes Ballpark and has become a well-known and well-loved part of the community. Now, the Rascals are excited to enter into their eighteenth season of play with a new community-based partner dedicated to helping make improvements to the facility for current and future generations of fans.

Improvements will begin during the 2016 season with the opening of a sports bar and lounge inside the stadium, as well as a remodeled Budweiser Party Patio with new amenities. The partnership will allow the Rascals to bring world-class athletes and performers to CarShield Field during the 2016 season, including Tony La Russa, Chris Carpenter, and The Bachelor’s Chris Soules.

CarShield employs over 200 employees in St. Charles County and provides high quality aftermarket vehicle protection plans to customers nationwide. CarShield and its administrators have helped extend auto repair coverage for millions of car owners.

“The enthusiasm that CarShield has shown throughout this process was nothing short of inspirational,” Rascals President Dan Dial said. “Their passion for this partnership has been apparent throughout, and we are very confident we are bringing on a teammate who will enhance the product for our fans and our community.”

Contact Lisa Ferreira Telephone (636)240-2287 x 233 Email Website FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2016 In its seventeen year history, T.R. Hughes Ballpark has been host to many major events such as a presidential rally, the Shaq vs Pujols Home Run Derby, and the MSHSAA Baseball Championships. Over 2.5 million people have visited the stadium, making it the premier destination for minor league sports in St. Louis and the surrounding area.

"We've always been huge fans of the Rascals and the ballpark. When the opportunity presented itself to help benefit the team and the community, we knew we couldn't pass it up," said Nick Hamilton, part-owner of CarShield. "The entire CarShield family is beyond excited for this partnership and looks forward to further strengthening our ties to the community."

The new CarShield Field will kick off with an outstanding opening weekend featuring an appearance by long-time Cardinals manager Tony La Russa on Saturday, May 21. Opening night is Friday, May 20 and will center around an escalating jackpot giveaway in which one lucky fan will walk away with thousands of dollars based on the number of tickets sold to the game. The weekend, presented by Mercy, will conclude with the Mega Candy Drop, where a helicopter will fly over the field after the game and drop 20,000 pieces of candy to kids age 3-12. The event is free and only requires a ticket to the game to participate.

Other exciting theme nights this season include Superhero Night on May 28, Star Wars Night on June 12, Chris Carpenter Appearance Night on June 25, Harry Potter Night on July 16, and Willie McGee Bobblehead Night on August 19. The Rascals will host twelve character appearance nights and six on-field movie nights, the most in team history. For more information on promotional and theme nights, visit

To purchase tickets to any regular season Rascals game, visit or call the Rascals box office at (636) 240- 2287. For more information about CarShield and their products and services, visit

The naming rights were handled by MIKE CARTER of Carter Law Offices, LLC --