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November 27, 2015

Chamber Office Closed - November 26th and 27th in observance of Thanksgiving.

Nominations Open for the 2015 Citizen of the Year - Extended Deadline

The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its annual Citizen of the Year Award to be presented at our Community Leadership Awards Banquet. From now until November 30, 2015 the Chamber of Commerce will be accepting nominations from Chamber members. A one page letter outlining the candidate's qualifications and experience will comprise the formal nomination form, as well as a cover sheet including the following information: nominee's name, home address, office address, home phone number, office phone number, sponsor, point of contact, day phone number, and a 150 word summary of the nominee with his/her photo.

The Citizen of the Year Award is meant to recognize a person who has performed outstanding and dedicated service to the community and/or towards helping others over time not for a particular year of service. The individual nominated must have provided such service in the Waynesville-St. Robert area. Please mail or e-mail your nominations to: Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce, 137 St. Robert Boulevard Ste. B, St. Robert, MO 65584, E-mail:

If you have any questions contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121, or e-mail at

Click here to download the 2015 Citizen of the Year Nomination Form.

Shop Small Business Saturday®

Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Local Small Businesses by Hosting Small Business Saturday® Event in Waynesville and St. Robert with its endorsement of and participation in the sixth annual Small Business Saturday on November 28th. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide.

Celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the day has given small businesses across the country a huge boost. Recognizing the importance of supporting small independently-owned businesses in our community, the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our support for Small Business Saturday. The community is encouraged to take part in our Small Business Saturday on November 28th. Stop by participating businesses to show your support of small businesses and pick up some Shop Small giveaways.

Discounts & Map

A list of participating Chamber business and discounts as well as a digital map are available on the Its All Here Local Web Site.

Click image to print flyer

#ShopSmall Selfie event

Show your support by taking selfies at your favorite local businesses. Enable your location and check in to every small business you visit by using #ShopSmall and #SmallBizSat! Tag the businesses in each photo and share them with #ShopSmall. Also be sure to post your picture in our Shop Small Business Saturday event at

Ribbon Cutting for Java Express - November 28th at 10 a.m. at 690 Missouri Ave., Ste. 4 in St. Robert.

AmeriCorps VISTA Opening at the Waynesville - St. Robert Chamber of Commerce

The Waynesville - St. Robert Chamber of Commerce is seeking an individual to join the team for 12 months beginning in February 2016 as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. This member will develop and implement special projects and new ideas that focus on youth and young adult development, promote events by creating materials that include videos and flyers, and complete other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual and has excellent interpersonal skills to help develop and implement special youth leadership and young adult programs and projects. This individual will collaborate with an Executive Director, staff, committee members, Ambassadors, and Board of Directors to assist in the mission goals of the Chamber. This position requires experience in operating computer based programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel, customer service and communication skills. Experience in video editing and social media is preferred. The position requires a highly motivated individual who can work independently as well as in group settings. The individual must be able contribute creatively to projects and ideas, have the ability to develop and implement special projects. Attention to detail and adherence to Chamber of Commerce policies and procedures is imperative.

AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to serve full-time for 12 months at a time, working behind the scenes to develop, execute, and sustain community and school-based programs. VISTA members develop and enhance programs that support at-risk youth, families, and individuals in our community. In return for their service, members receive a $973 monthly living allowance and $5,730 end-of-service education award or $1,500 cash award, one year of non-competitive status for a federal government job, and other benefits.

If you are interested in becoming the AmeriCorps VISTA member at the Waynesville - St. Robert Chamber of Commerce, please visit or contact the Chamber Office at 573-336-5121 or email Interviews are beginning soon!

Helping Our Local Charities This Holiday Season

The Waynesville - St. Robert Chamber of Commerce is hosting a new event this year, the Chamber for Good Donation Drive. From Monday, November 16, 2015 through Friday, December 18, 2015 the Chamber Office is accepting donations that will be delivered to our local Chamber for Good members.

The list of items needed varies from simple household supplies to personal hygiene items to craft & game supplies. Toilet paper, paper towels, smoke detectors, batteries, body wash, deodorant, notebooks, crayons, stuffed bears, educational toys, gas cards, and other items help the local charities fulfill their mission. For a complete list of items needed, visit

"Are you aware that Waynesville-St. Robert Chambers non-profit organization members are able to share about their services and needs through one web site? Chamber for Good is a web site benefit that your chamber offers to non-profit organizations so they can communicate how they can serve you. And right now many of our organizations are in need of items for the Christmas holidays. You can be engaged with your community by helping these organizations with the Chamber for Good Holiday Donation Drive" says Mike Freeman, Chamber Board President.

Residents are encouraged to go to the local Chamber for Good web site and enter their email address toward the bottom of the home page. By doing this they will be notified once per week, by email, of the local needs that exist among the charitable organizations and causes that operate within our community. Freeman encourages the community to shop locally and give locally, "Please be involved and give local this Christmas season."

The local Chamber for Good web site can be found by clicking on the 'GIVE LOCAL, Chamber for Good' banner on the Waynesville - St. Robert Chamber of Commerce's web site, which can be found at Additionally, the local web site can be found by going to

Business Listing Updates Needed for the 2016 Membership Directory

The Chamber is making every effort to insure your listing in the Membership Directory is correct before the book is printed. We ask that you please fill out the update form by clicking here. Please provide us with any corrections you find as by December 15th. Thanks for your help.

Advertise in the 2016 Membership Directory and Community Profile

Daily Guide was awarded the bid to print this year's Chamber Community Profile and Membership Directory.
Click on image above for advertising information. Deadline is January 6, 2016.

2016 Luncheon Sponsors

The Chamber would like to thank all the businesses who took part in the Luncheon Sponsorship Drawing. The following is a list of the 2016 Luncheon Sponsors as drawn during the November Chamber Luncheon.

January - Cafe Korea
February - Cable America
March - Hoppers Pub
April - Free Women's Center
May - Phelps County Regional Medical Center
June - Waynesville R-VI School District
July - Kid's Harbor Too
August - Fort Wood Hotels
September - Girl Haven Boutique
October - Ireland Architects
November - Alfermann, Gray & Co., LLC
December - Rotary Club of Pulaski County

Team Entries for Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-off

The Chamber will kick off 2015 with the ninth annual Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off to be held on January 23rd at the St. Robert Community Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Teams are made of no more than six members while individual teams are made of no more than three members. All competitors will be expected to follow the rules and regulations set forth by the Chamber of Commerce and Pulaski County Health Department. The entry fee for this event is $75 per business team, $50 non-profit team, $25 per individual and the deadline to enter is January 5th. A late entry fee will apply to all entrants after that date. Booths are 8'x10', include two 110 electric power receptacles (average 10 amps per outlet) and will be decorated by each team.

If you are interested in registering a team, rules and registration information is available at the Chamber Office or on the web site.


Benefits of Shopping Local

1. Support Local Charities - Non-profit organizations receive on average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.

2. Keep Our Community Unique - Where we shop, where we eat and have fun . . . all of it makes our community home! Our unique businesses are an essential part of the extraordinary character of our community.

3. Get Better Service - Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.

4. Invest in Community - Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community's future.

5. Reduce Environmental Impact - Purchasing from local business requiring less transportation. Less travel = Less pollution.

Based on the clues below, guess what Chamber member business is being described. Click the link below to submit your guess. Any Chamber member guessing the correct business will be put in a drawing each month to receive a free luncheon. There is a new clue for a different Chamber member each week so you have multiple opportunities to be added into the drawing. Your correct answer must be submitted each Thursday by 3:00 p.m. to be entered into the drawing. The answer for the previous week will be posted with the new clue in each Friday's update.

This Business located in St. Robert joined the Chamber in 1999. This business offers custom and preservation framing and can restore photos to look new again! They have floss, Aida cloth, linen, Kreinik Metallic, beads, needles, and more! They also participate in our Shop Local programs!

Who is This Member?

Last Week's Answer: Gliks

Students want their Voices Heard

The Voices Choir, an honor choir comprised of Waynesville R-VI elementary students in grades 3 through 6, will perform from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, December 3rd, in the Waynesville High School Auditorium.

The choir includes students from the district's five elementary buildings. A photo from last year is at right.

"In addition to our own singing, we will have a horn player from the 399th Army Band, a high school student playing the flute and several of our own Voices members on various accompanying instruments," says Leigh Schaefferkoetter, director. "Each song will also be introduced by the members themselves."

Students will sport custom-designed t-shirts with an original design created by one of the students and audience members will get a close-up view of the design on the program's cover.

This is the same evening as Christmas on the Square in Waynesville, but the concert will last just 30 minutes, leaving time for families to attend both events.

Upcoming Fine Arts Events

The Waynesville R-VI School District will host the following fine arts events between December 3rd and 15th. All are open to the public and free; however, donations are accepted at the one-act plays.

Dec. 3 Elementary Voices Choir Concert - 5:30 p.m. - WHS Theatre
Dec. 4 One-Act Plays - 7:00 p.m. Donations accepted - WHS Theatre
Dec. 5 One-Act Plays - 7:00 p.m. Donations accepted - WHS Theatre
Dec. 6 Christmas Parade - 2:00 p.m.
Dec. 8 Thayer Bells/Choir Concert - 6:00 p.m. - Thayer Gym
Dec. 9 M.S. Choir Concert - 7:00 p.m. - WHS Theatre
Dec. 10 Partridge 3rd Grade Music Program - 6:00 p.m. - Partridge Gym
Dec. 11 Thayer 3rd Grade Music Program - 10:00 a.m.- Thayer Gym
Dec. 12 Choir Concert - 6:30 p.m. - WHS Theatre
Dec. 13 Choir Concert - 3:00 p.m. - WHS Theatre
Dec. 15 Band/Jazz Band Christmas Concert - 6:00 p.m. - WHS Theatre
Dec. 17 Band/Jazz Band Christmas Concert snow day - WHS Theatre

Waynesville AmeriCorps Members Recognized for Service to Veterans and Military Families

A host of local education, military, and elected officials expressed their thanks to 70 Waynesville AmeriCorps members who provide a range of important services to veterans and military families in the Fort Leonard Wood community.

The event, held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Waynesville High School, saluted these individuals as members of National Veteran Corps, a national initiative to recognize veterans who serve in AmeriCorps and Senior Corps or who provide service to veterans and military families. The event was one of 200 ceremonies taking place across the country in November in collaboration with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps and Senior Corps.

Speakers included Dr. Brian Henry, Superintendent, Waynesville R-VI School District; Colonel "Andy" M. Herbst, Fort Leonard Wood Garrison Commander; State Representative Steve Lynch; Dr. George A. Lauritson, Mayor of City of St. Robert; and representatives from the offices of U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, and U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler. The ceremony featured the presentation of Veteran Corps pins to Waynesville AmeriCorps members recognizing their service to the local military community, including nine veterans who are serving their country again as AmeriCorps members.

Currently more than 70 AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA members serve within the Waynesville R-VI School District where 75 percent of students are military-connected and local agencies serve a predominately veteran and military community. AmeriCorps members provide academic tutoring to more than 3,700 K-12 students, lead clubs and activities after school, develop initiatives to support disadvantaged individuals, foster partnerships between community agencies, and promote economic development and growth.

"I appreciate the hard work and dedication of the AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA members that serve the Waynesville community," says U.S. Senator Roy Blunt. "One of the most daunting challenges our service men and women face is making the leap to a post-military civilian career. As we prepare for a large influx of veterans arriving back home over the next few years, it is essential that we provide them with the resources they need and give them the opportunity to continue service to their country at home."

"It is especially fitting that during this season of Thanksgiving that we are recognizing our AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and National Veteran Corps members," says Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent of the Waynesville R-VI School District. "We are so grateful for the relationships they build with our students. In education, we know that just one individual connecting with one student can make all the difference in the world in the lives of our students today and in their future. Our veterans who serve in these roles have the added importance of being a military presence in the lives of students whose parent may be deployed overseas. "

"Our troops, veterans, and their families make tremendous sacrifices to protect our freedom and it is our solemn obligation to support them when they come home," said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. "Serving those who served us, and engaging the talents of our veterans to solve problems on the home front, are priorities for our agency. I salute Waynesville AmeriCorps members for putting into action our shared values of devotion, honor, and service to our great nation."

"In this season of traditions, one of the most meaningful is the tradition of service," said Missouri State Representative Steve Lynch. "No one has honored this tradition more than those that have served our country in uniform. To no one's surprise, our veterans continue this tradition serving as AmeriCorps members, and pass on a tradition of service to the young people whose lives they impact. God bless our veterans."

"As a former teacher and principal, I cannot overly express the value you bring to our classrooms," says Dr. George Lauritson, mayor of St. Robert. "Every day there are children who need a little extra attention - some need academic support; some need an adult who will listen; some need to know that someone cares; some need food; some need academic enrichment because they are advanced beyond their years. Whatever their needs, you find a way to meet them and it's so valuable to them and to us as a community and nation."

The Waynesville R-VI AmeriCorps program, overseen by the Missouri Community Service Commission, is one of 80 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs in Missouri. Altogether, these programs engage more than 6,100 Missourians in results-driven service at 860 locations throughout the state. These citizens tutor and mentor children, support veterans and military families, restore the environment, respond to disasters, increase economic opportunity, and recruit and manage volunteers.

Last year, AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers served more than 780,000 veterans and military members in VA clinics and hospitals, veteran service organizations, and at nonprofits and public agencies. In addition, more than 23,000 veterans served in AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, applying leadership abilities and skills acquired during their military service to tackle problems on the Homefront.

Area School Leaders Strategize Ways to Serve Military Students

Superintendents and leaders from school districts near Fort Leonard Wood gathered on Nov. 9 at the Waynesville R-VI School District to discuss ways to better serve military students and their families.

Leonard Wood Institute experts Joe Driskill, executive director, and Dorsey Newcomb, technical program officer, provided insight into both the needs of military families and resources available. They also stressed the significant role education will play in any future Congressional Base Realignment and Closure Commissions (BRAC).

Cory Ace, assistant principal at Waynesville High School, also shared information about the school's National Math and Science Initiative. Through the initiative, each student received a check for $100 for achieving a score of 3 or higher on the following AP exams: Language Arts, Literature, Environmental Science, Chemistry, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, Statistics and Computer Science. The funds were made available through a college and career readiness program from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), thanks to a grant from the Department of Defense Educational Authority (DoDEA).

Waynesville, the first in the State of Missouri to implement this program, shared the information to help other districts adopt the program that encourages students to take college-level courses while in high school.

USO Update

Volunteer Shifts Needing To Be Filled

Thursday, Nov. 26 THANKSGIVING
11 am - 3 pm 3 people

Friday, Nov. 20th
11 am - 3 pm 5 people

Saturday, Nov. 22nd
10 am - 1 pm 3 people
1 pm - 4 pm 5 people

Sunday, Nov. 23rd
10 am - 1 pm 1 people
1 pm - 4 pm 3 people

If you could assist with any of these shifts, please let us know by calling 573-329-2039. And since we have a lot of shifts to fill for Thanksgiving and the weekend.


Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Weekend will not be our regularly scheduled operational hours. Our hours will be as follows....

Thursday, Nov. 26: 11 am - 3 pm
Friday, Nov. 27: 11 am - 3 pm

Saturday, Nov. 28: 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday Nov. 29: 10 am - 4 pm

USO of Missouri float for the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Downtown St. Louis is still looking for walkers/riders for the parade. You must be over 5 years old (with parent or guardian) You must be onsite by 7:45 a.m. and should be on your way home by 12 noon--possibly earlier.

The December Calendar still has openings as well.
December Locations to Serve

Dec. 1 Tues FLW - 5:30-6:30 Army 260
Dec. 4 Fri FLW - Nutter Field House 5-8pm Army 1,200
Dec. 5 Sat St. Joseph, MO 11-3pm Army 123
Dec. 5 Sat Scott AFB 11-4pm AF 330
Dec. 5 Sat 5/3 Bank (Dougherty Ferry) Chris Trotter event 2 PM -7 PM PR 500
Dec. 6 Sun Whiteman AFB Christmas 9-3pm AF 625
Dec. 6 Sun Whiteman AFB - 4:30-7pm AF 400
Dec. 8 Tues Scott AFB Blood Drive 9-5pm AF 100
Dec. 10 Thurs Scott AFB Blood Drive 9-5pm AF 100
Dec. 10 Thurs Scott AFB Library 5:15-7:15 AF 165
Dec. 13 Sun Independence, MO 12-2pm Army 425
Dec. 17 Thurs FLW - 9-1pm Army 762
Dec. 19 Sat St. Robert, MO - 10-1pm Army 530

For More information contact


Sellers-Sexton presents check to WHS

For the 13th year, Sellers-Sexton donated $25 per each touchdown scored by the Waynesville varsity football team. Mike Freeman of Sellers Sexton presented a check to Josh Scott, athletic director, for $1,075 for the 43 touchdowns scored this year. Sellers-Sexton has donated more than $12,000 through this program.


Athletic Director visits with Rotary Club

Rotary Club President Jim Standfast presented Josh Scott, director of athletics for the Waynesville R-VI School District, with a mug in appreciation for him speaking at Rotary. Scott spoke about the importance of playing sports with a purpose and promoting healthy goals.


Cards to the Community

Cards to the community! Enter now through November 27th. Your season's greetings will be displayed at the joint services park on Fort Leonard Wood This competition is free to enter and is open to all that wish to participate.

A ribbon and bragging rights will be awarded to the winning entries on Tuesday December 1st at the Tree lighting ceremony. Guidelines are attached Register online at


Genesis Christmas Open House

Sunday , November 22 marked a very successful Genesis Christmas Open House. Each year, the Genesis Event Planners Committee hosts fundraisers both during the month of April with the Women of Significance Brunch and then in November the Christmas Open House. All proceeds benefit the Genesis House of Pulaski County which provides secure shelter, food, warmth, and safety to women and children who have fled dangerous living environments.

The Genesis House was filled with holiday decorations, attendees enjoying fellowship and an array of sweet and savory treats. Guests in attendance enjoyed shopping and visiting throughout the afternoon. According to committee chair Ursula Lebioda over $5,000 was raised to benefit the Genesis mission. Both Genesis and the committee would like to thank all attendees and supporters.


Public House Brewing Company

It's too cold to be out. Let us warm you up with some sweet new merch, as well as a tasty drink or two!

-- News --
Looking for more swag? We've got you covered - literally! Hop soap, The Urge & beer-specific shirts, beanies & hats, books & more are available in both locations, just in time for the gift-giving season. We've also added a new member to the growler family - 32 oz glass growlers for $4.00! They're so adorable, you'll have to fight the urge to knit them a sweater.

We are thrilled to announce that Public House beer is officially available in Illinois & Arkansas! We have proudly partnered with Koerner Distributor, Inc, the premier beer, wine, and spirits distributor for much of the state of Illinois, and Central distribution in Arkansas. Find us on the Illinois shelves in stores like: Schnucks, Shop'n'Save, Dierbergs, Friar Tuck, and more--in towns like: Champaign, New Baden, Effingham, Carterville, and places in between. Grab a sixer this weekend of Rod's Cream Ale, Hide and Seek Hefeweizen, Elusive IPA, or Revelation Stout, and see what Public House beer is all about. Cheers to you, Illinois & Arkansas!

-- Public House Seasonal Releases --
"Headless Brewer Pumpkin Ale" (LIMITED) - (5.3% ABV) (21 IBU) - Leaves are falling, there's a chill in the air, and you're craving grandma's famous pumpkin pie a little early. But where to find it?... Oh, yes, it's in the delicious Pumpkin Ale at PHB. Made with pumpkin puree, this new seasonal has heart-warming spiced notes, and is incredibly limited. So put that pie pan away and come get a pint before it's gone.

"Kolsch" - (5% ABV) - Just in time for Oktoberfest, a German ale fermented at lower temperatures for a lager-style beer. Fruity on the nose with a clean finish, the addition of a German varietal of hop invites you to bring a friend and make some good memories. Available ONLY at St. James location.

"The Gift of Flavor" - (4.4% ABV) Made especially for the re-release of their first album, The Urge came and brewed this tasty Belgian-style Wit with us here at PHB. With very limited release, you can only find this brew on tap at the St. James location, in bombers at both locations and in select stores. Receive the gift.

-- Upcoming Releases --
"Chocolate Porter" (LIMITED) - Cocoa nibs. Need we say more? Release date December 15th.

"Giddy Stout" (LIMITED) - To be released early 2016, get ready for one of your (and our) favorite collaborations with the local Giddy Goat Coffee House.

-- Rolla Events: --

Firkin Tuesday (December 8th at 5:30pm) - Our monthly small batch release. It's always tasty and it runs out fast. This month is a Belgian Dubble. We brew this classic Belgian Style with dark Belgian candy sugar and a yeast that imparts spicy and peppery notes of chocolate, caramel, toast, and dark fruit. This style of beer was what originally hooked Brewmaster Josh Stacy on brewing! Come out for the last Firkin Tuesday release of the year and see why he fell in love with the style. Be there on the dot, they go quickly.

"Merry Firkin Christmas" (Friday December 18th at 5:30pm) - Our annual tradition continues. The last Friday before Christmas we release four special firkin beers on one night.
They are as follows:
5:30 p.m. -- Santa's Last Supper (Winter Spiced Ale) 6:30 p.m. -- Belgian Tripel 7:30 p.m. -- Barleywine (aged 10 months) 8:30 p.m. -- Imperial IPA Get in the holiday spirit with a little cheer from Public House. Mark your calendars for this exciting event!

Trivia Night: Every Monday at 7:30 p.m. Prizes awarded each week. Get your brainiac on.

"Sip n' Paynt" - Every third Tuesday of the month at 7pm Arts & crafts meets thirsty Tuesdays. The talented folks at The Blue Donkey are supplying the knowledge and materials to help you paint a predetermined picture for just $25. You'll be a regular Van Gogh in no time!

Rolla brewpub is now OPEN on Sundays from 12-5 p.m! Also for the first time ever, special pint and growler fill pricing for those hours only. Share your day of rest with us.

-- St James Events: --

"Slow Drinks Wednesday" - Wednesday December 2nd at 6:30-8:30 p.m. We love our neighbors. Come join us as local farmers get together to discuss agriculture, co-ops, food-themed ideas & more. Donation only.

"Burger Night" - Thursday December 10th at 5 p.m. - This event will occur in St. James on the 2nd Thursday of every month beginning at 5 p.m. in our St James taproom. The number of burgers prepared is very limited and may run out as the evening rolls on. First come, first served until they are gone. Chef Alex will use locally raised Angus beef as the anchor for a culinary tour de force between two buns--the likes of which have never been seen! The burger will always be different, but to give you an idea of what we did last month: a classic burger, with a 1/2 lb angus beef patty from Moondance farms, topped with a slice of American cheese, shredded lettuce, onion, tomato & mayo, topped on a tasty bun! Mark your calendar for this special night each month that you won't want to miss. Lord, have mercy on our waistlines.

"Brunchin' Brews" - Sunday December 27th at 11 a.m. - This monthly event will take place from 11-2pm on the Fourth Sunday of every month and features a "Prix Fixe" (fixed price) menu generally starting at $25 and consists of 3 courses with 2 options for each course to choose from.
The jaw-dropping previous menus: In the first course, you can choose either Roasted squash with puffed barley, sesame oil dressing, tarragon & shallots OR Corn chowder with tortilla chips.
Second course: Moondance Farm Chicken Fried Steak with in-house white gravy and a biscuit OR Shrimp & Grits with roasted Missouri mushrooms, corn, pickled jalapenos & cilantro.
Third course: St James Winery Grape pie, grappa whipped cream with fresh grapes OR Sweet Potato donuts with bourbon brown butter dipping sauce. It's a truly decadent way to end the weekend. Enjoy "Brunch & Brews" with us and then head home for a big Sunday-style nap! Mark your calendar for this special Sunday each month. Just take out your smart phone and plug it in. Don't forget the little alarm reminder. We know you like to sleep in late.

"New Year's Celebration with Public House Brewery" - Thursday December 31st at 6:30 p.m.-Midnight One of our favorite traditions, we've always celebrated New Year's with you - and we're doing it bigger and better than ever this year. We'll be offering some incredibly special beer & wine pairings with a 7-course meal throughout the evening, consisting of:
Course I. - We'll begin at the Rolla location then head to St James (don't worry, we've got a bus ready for you), where we'll be tickling your taste buds with foie fras torchon on rye toast, grapefruit & sweet pepper marmalade and purslane.
Course II. - Once seated at St. James, we'll start with Moondance Farm Beef tartare with puffed barley, pickled mustard seeds, cocoa nibs, coffee & sorrel.
Course III. - Monochromatic winter vegetable salad with celeriac, fennel, parsnip & turnip.
Course IV. - Braised octopus with cranberries, pink peppercorns, black eyed pea puree, parsley & crispy guanciale.
Course V. - Roasted duck breast, Savoy cabbage with stuffed wild rice & duck confit, and macerated dried stone fruits.
Course VI. - "The Gift of Flavor" hop & citrus rice crispy.
Course VII. - While counting down the end of the year in Rolla once more, we'll enjoy Mascarpone filled pate a choux, caramelized white chocolate, cider gelee, and frothed almond foam with cinnamon.

Tickets are VERY limited, and sold only at both locations. Let's ring in 2016 the Public House way!

-- Upcoming Live Music --
11/27 -- Limited Addition at 8pm
11/28 -- Brian Muench at 8pm
12/3 -- Erin Hamacher at 5pm
12/4 -- Cory Crocker at 8pm
12/5 -- Bliss Hippy at 8pm
12/11 -- Dixie Union at 8pm
12/12 -- Tim Bond at 8pm
12/16 -- Trilogy at 7pm
12/18 -- Two Far Gone at 8pm
12/19 -- CUZ at 7:30
12/26 -- Right Turn Clyde

St James:
11/28 -- CUZ at 7pm
12/5 -- Shakey Deal at 7pm
12/12 -- Brian Muench at 7pm
12/13 -- The Meanwellers at 7pm
12/19 -- Bella Donna at 7pm

Mark your calendars for all of these exciting events! We hope to see you soon.


Quilting Club quilts on Display

The Sew Day Quilting Club will have quilts on display at the Waynesville Library from December 1st through December 4th. Quilts on display will be judged by patrons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and Best of Show. Come out and enjoy examples of the Ozark tradition.

Member Events

Pulaski County Craft Bazaar

The Pulaski County Craft Bazaar is Saturday, November 28th at the St. Robert Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Shop Small and Visit Santa at Old Towne Antiques and Eatery

On Saturday November 28th, from noon to 4 p.m, Santa Claus will be available for photo opps at Old Towne Antiques and Eatery (Exit 179, I-44). Parents can take pics for their family albums or Christmas cards. The Shop Small special of the day will be a free scoop of ice cream per meal at Old Towne Eatery. Many specials and sales are on throughout the store. Just in case you didn't know, the Eatery is serving wood fire brick oven pizza on Friday and Saturdays only from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Shop Small at Old Towne Antiques and Eatery. It's not just antiques anymore. Old Towne does have three connected buildings of antiques and home décor/collectibles. Many of our newest consignors hale from Ft. Wood and bring their re-purposed and Missouri Made items to sell. Some examples include soaps, alpaca goods, local honey, a spice store, woolen goods, shabby chic baby clothes and American girl clothing. We also have 2 buildings full of new gifts, including lodge look items, women's accessories, infinity scarves, children's animal tee shirts, children's games, Route 66 gift items. Then there's the Sweet Shoppe with 100 barrels of old-time candy, fresh fudge, and a variety of nut brittles. Lastly, you can visit 3 more connected buildings of Flea Market. Lots of great bargains available and loads of fun shopping!


Black Monday Sale

One day only! Monday, November 30th. Discounts on every ticket purchased between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to the following shows:

The Ultimate Christmas Show (Dec. 3) - 50% off
Momix "Alchemia" (Jan. 25) - 50% off
Ragtime (Feb. 8) - 20% off
Romeo & Juliet (Feb. 29) - 50% off
Legendary Count Basie Orchestra (Mar. 5) - 20% off
Adam Trent (April 8) - $5 off
Ryan & Ryan (May 6) - 50% off

Leach Theatre Ticket Line: 573-341-4219; Box Office: 10th Street entry,
Castleman Hall, 400 W. 10th Street, Rolla. Discounts not available online. Box office and telephone sales only. No refunds or exchanges on previous sales. For more information click here.


Tree Lighting

Tuesday December 1st 5:30 p.m. the Installation Tree lighting at the Joint Services Park. This lighting ceremony will include Christmas Carols the announcement of the Cards to the Community winners, the illumination of the Installation Tree, as well as beverages and snacks provided by USO Missouri.


The Ultimate Christmas Show

Thursday, December 3rd 7:30 p.m. Adults $30; Student/Youth $20; S&T Students: $20

Welcome to the Annual Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody's Non-Denominational Universalist Church, where all faiths are welcome because we'll believe anything!

The fruitcakes of Reduced Shakespeare Company take you on an irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays in The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). Read More

For more information click here.


Arts and Craft Fair

The Waynesville Library will be hosting its monthly Arts and Crafts Fair on Friday, December 4th from 10 am. Until 5 p.m. Local artists and craftsmen will demonstrate their craft while displaying completed pieces for sale. Christmas is just around the corner! Why not stop by and purchase a one of a kind gift for a friend or loved one? If you would like to be a vendor, please contact Angela at 573-774-2965 or


Winter Wonderland

Friday December 4th, 5-8 p.m. at Nutter Field House. Ring in the Holiday Season in a winter wonderland! Musical and Dance performances, arts and crafts, children's train rides, beverages and snacks provided by The Fort Leonard Wood BOSS program and USO Missouri. Of course a special visit and photo with Santa Claus!


Free Talk at Waynesville Library

Teachers of a practice called Ishayas' Ascension will be a giving free talk on the benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation and talking about how the mind works at the Waynesville Library on Wednesday, December 10th at 5:30 p.m.

Health requires more than just exercise and eating right. True health comes from a balance of mind-body-spirit. Many carry invisible wounds that cause PTSD which cannot be healed through drugs. However, meditation and mindfulness brings relief to the stressed and anxious while teaching life skills that allows one to enjoy a healthy state of being. Learning meditation may not be covered under insurance policies, but it is an important investment that can add years of health and contentment to your life.

Did you know that studies showed that patients who practiced meditation for as little as 8 weeks received more pain relief than someone on morphine? New studies also show that chronic pain can be a product of habit in the mind. Mindfulness and meditation can help to retrain the mind to relieve this chronic pain "habit".

While every meditation practice has its own benefits, Ishayas' Ascension is extremely simple and can be used anywhere, even a crowded airport.

If you have questions, or would like to schedule a talk for your group, please call Jyoti at 573-261-0368.


399th Army Band Holidays From the the Heartland

Thursday, December 10th at 7:00pm. Tickets are free and available to the public through the Leach Theatre box office.

Join us for a night of traditional and modern holiday classics, ending with a visit from Santa himself.

For more information click here.


Dive in Movie

Friday December 11th, 7 p.m. Davidson Fitness Center Pool. Dive in Movie featuring Guardians of the Galaxy. Free admission beginning at 6:30 p.m.


Trivia Night

Friday December 11th, 7pm. Trivia Night at the Black Jack Bar and Grill in the Pershing Community Center. Hosted by the Fort Leonard Wood BOSS program Free registration for teams of up to 6 members. Fun and bragging title.
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Army * Navy Pre-Game 5K Fun Run

Saturday December 12th, 9am Army * Navy Pre-Game 5K Fun Run, Davidson Fitness Center Join us for this Free 5K walk/run. Open to the public. Strollers and dogs on a leash ar permitted. At 11am the Kickoff Fort Leonard Wood Army * Navy Game at Gerlach Field Free and open to the public.

Please let us know if you have any questions concerning these or any upcoming events.


Wreaths Across America Ceremony

Mark your calendar for the ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, December 12th. It's a "must attend" for all Great Americans.


Family Film Series

Saturday, December 12th. Multiple showings from 11:00am until 1:30pm Admission: $3; Tickets available at the door beginning at 10:00am. Movie plays at 11:00,11:30, 12:00,12:30 and 1:00.

Lunch, snacks, crafts and Santa's Workshop: 11:30am-2:00pm
Nominal charges for workshop gifts, lunch, snacks and
some crafts.

For more information click here.


Holiday Celebration

NAACP Pulaski County branch #4008 cordially invites you to join them December 12th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for a Holiday Celebration and Dinner. Event will be held at the Pershing Community Center, building 4109 Piney Hills Drive. Guest speaker is Adolphus M. Pruitt, President of the St. Louis Chapter NAACP. Entertainment provided. Tickets are $25 per person, call Don 573-337-0971 or Kim at 573-528-6699.


Santa will be visiting the Waynesville Library

Santa Claus will be at the Waynesville Library on Saturday, December 19th form 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free pictures with the jolly old fellow will be taken. Arts, crafts, and snacks will be provided.

Santa has a mailbox at the Waynesville Library, and everyone is welcome to drop off letters for him which will be delivered to the North Pole.


"Strong Chambers of Commerce may be measured in many ways:  by the number of members, activities, economic development, community growth, etc.  We thank our members for continuing their investment in the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce, in their business, and in our community.  Your membership makes our Chamber stronger.  By being a member you are identifying yourself with Waynesville-St. Robert's leading business organization."

 Chamber Events
November 26 & 27, 2015
Chamber Office Closed
November 28, 2015
Shop Small Business Saturday®
Ribbon Cutting for Java Express
November 30, 2015
Deadline for Citizen of the Year Nominations

*For more details see Chamber Announcements on the left.

Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B
St. Robert, MO 65584
fax: 573-336-5472