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February 17, 2017

Veterans Safeguarding America
Reginald Reese
(573) 528-3215
 vsainsurance@gmail.com

Majestic Auto Body, LLC
Ken & Charlene York
1140 Old Route 66
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-0044
majestic1140@gmail.com

Chamber Office Closed - February 20th the Chamber office will be closed in observance of Presidents Day.

Work Ready is almost complete, please help get us to 100%

The January totals put Pulaski County at 99% complete to be work ready certified!

We need 3 people who are transitional unemployed to be 100%. If you know someone who is unemployed please send them to the Job Center at the Saint Robert testing site located in the Municipal Center. Thank you.

Chamber Volunteer Week

The week of August 20th to 24th, 2017 is the sixth Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Appreciation Week. The Chamber would like to recognize and thank all of the volunteers that contribute to the success of the Chamber throughout the year as well as the businesses that support their volunteer efforts. Each day of Volunteer Appreciation Week is dedicated to recognizing one of the five volunteer groups that make up the Chamber's volunteers: Chamber Ambassadors Club, Chamber Board of Directors, CHOICES program presenters, Economic Development Committee, and Governmental & Military Affairs Committee.

For more information on getting more involved in the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce talk to any Chamber volunteer or contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121. More information on all of the Chamber events and opportunities to get involved are also available at www.wsrchamber.com.

Chamber Membership Social Sponsorship Lottery

In order to provide our membership with an equal opportunity to host the annual Membership Social, the Chamber will hold a lottery to determine the sponsor. To be entered into the lottery, business names and contact information must be emailed to the Chamber no later than 4:30 p.m., February 22, 2017.

At the February Board Meeting on the 23rd, the Chamber board will draw the sponsor from all submissions. The selected business will be notified within 24 hours of the board meeting. The cost to sponsor is $1000.00 and with that your business will be listed as the sponsor on all correspondence within the Chamber (i.e. event calendar, weekly update as the event date approaches), logo on the web site, Facebook, and table markers, given 15 minutes of speaking time at the event and have the opportunity to place materials at each table. The selected member will then have first right of refusal going forward with the event.

For more information contact the office at 573-336-5121. To add your name to the list please email info@wsrchamber.com.

Chamber Luncheon

March 8th at 11:45 a.m. at Hoppers Pub located at 318 Historic 66 E. Our sponsor will be the Lowe Chevrolet. Please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 7th. Seating is Limited. Luncheon cost is $12 per person. Click here for full luncheon schedule.

**Please note** The Chamber of Commerce is excited to have such a large number of its members attend monthly luncheons. Due to the large number of last minute Chamber luncheon attendees, a policy has been put into place by the Chamber Board of Directors. Anyone who responds after the RSVP cut-off time of 9:00 a.m. the Tuesday before the luncheon will be placed on a waiting list and notified if a seat becomes available. Anyone who shows up without an RSVP may be charged an additional $12. If an RSVP is received and the reservoir does not attend the luncheon, the reservoir will be charged $12 for the meal. The decision was made to charge this amount to compensate our Chamber member restaurants for the last minute adjustments they must make to their menus.

Gather at the Drive In - Taste of Pulaski County and Basket Auction

Let's Gather at the Drive In for our 12th Taste of Pulaski County and Basket Auction on March 25th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the St. Robert Community Center! The first 50 movie-goers will receive a free gift. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. with the Auction beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Browse baskets and dine on delicious samples offered by area restaurants while you put in your bid on one of the many impressive baskets donated by area businesses. Door prizes also make up the day's festivities.

Advanced tickets are available at the Chamber office. Adult tickets are $10, Children 5-12 are $5, and Children 4 and under are free. Limited amount of tickets will also be available at the door. It's certainly to be an exciting auction with great food that will surely delight all ages!

What Will Be in Your Basket for the Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction?

Have you thought about what you'll be putting in your basket? All items submitted are greatly appreciated and help to make this event the largest and primary fundraiser the Chamber holds throughout the year. Theme is "Gather at the Drive In!"

Don't hesitate to contact the Chamber and let us know if your business would like to donate a basket, gift certificate or silent auction item, call (573) 336-5121 or e-mail chamberdirector@wsrchamber.com.

Baskets and/or other donations are due March 3rd; we will have volunteers out on March 3rd picking up donations. Please let us know if you'd like for us to send a volunteer to pick up your basket. Please print, complete, and include the form with your basket. We thank you for your donations.

Tour of Fort Leonard Wood

On April 20th AUSA, Committee of Fifty, Friends of the Fort, Lake Support the Fort and Phelps for the Fort will be offering a tour of Fort Leonard Wood beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m.

The tour will be leaving from the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber Office, located in the lower level of the Visitor's Center at 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B in St. Robert, as always please remember to park in the back of the building. Lunch will be provided by AUSA during the tour.

We are excited to be able to offer the community this opportunity to tour Fort Leonard Wood and witness the transformations that have impacted our communities in so many positive ways over the years.

Space is very limited so please RSVP to the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber at (573) 336-5121 or email chamber@wsrchamber.com no later than April 13th.

Click image for printable flyer.

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for information on Chamber Sponsorship Opportunities. For more information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email chamber@wsrchamber.com.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cutting for Harvest Accounting Services - February 18th at 1 pm at 19825 Hwy 17 in Waynesville.

Ribbon Cutting for Mission Outpost Outdoor Outfitters - February 22nd at 1 p.m. at 14400 Hwy Z in St. Robert.

Ribbon Cutting for Warheadz - February 24th at 5 p.m. at 946 Missouri Ave., Ste. 2 & 3 in St. Robert.

Ribbon Cutting for Alarmco - March 29th at 11 a.m. at 839 VFW Memorial Dr., Ste. 4 in St. Robert.

The February Newcomer Spotlight Business is:

Drury is a new kind of university, providing an environment of collaboration where students are actively involved in the classroom, on campus and beyond.

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Ribbon Cuttings

JP's Hair Supply
743 Missouri Ave., Ste. 5
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-2501

Post Veterinary Clinic temporarily closes for Renovations

The Fort Leonard Wood Veterinary Clinic is slated to close Monday through March 3 for renovations.

According to Capt. Crystal Doyle, Fort Leonard Wood Veterinary Services branch chief, the noise and debris from construction will limit the staff members' ability to see patients and perform surgical procedures. The construction is also expected to block access to the front of the clinic.

Renovations are expected to include: new medical-grade locking pharmacy cabinets; new exam room and surgery prep cabinets; new drawers and cupboards in the pharmacy and exam room and a new chemical fume hood. The clinic is also expected to receive an upgrade to ventilation in the surgical prep/dental room and have new blinds installed throughout the building.

Retired NFL player Herschel Walker to speak at Fort Leonard Wood

Gaining 8,225 yards and 61 rushing touchdowns in his professional football career, NFL great and Heisman Trophy winner, Herschel Walker, is slated to visit Fort Leonard Wood, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Herschel will speak to service members Tuesday on breaking free from his own shame related to mental illness.

He will also give his presentation to Family members beginning at 7:45 a.m., Wednesday in the Engineer Regimental Room of the post museum. This event is free and open to the public, but with limited seating - first come, first served. Read more.

Waynesville JROTC wins four first-place finishes at Joplin meet

The Waynesville JROTC Tiger Drill Team attended the Joplin Drill Meet on Feb. 11 for their first competition of 2017, bringing home four 1st place finishes, three 2nd place finishes and one 3rd place finish.

"Several years ago, we began competing in Armed Exhibition Drill (rifle spinning), but we had never attempted Unarmed Exhibition," said Col. (R) Charles Willliams, JROTC senior Army instructor. "We have been working on an unarmed exhibition routine since last year and finally for the first time ever the team performed their new routine at the Joplin competition. While far from perfect, it was very, very good for their first attempt. The Unarmed Exhibition Team Commander is Sophomore Paiton Quinones, who put a great deal of time and effort into this new endeavor. We are very proud of her and our whole team."

These are the complete results:

1st Place Color Guard #1 - Commanded by Celeste Montijo, senior
1st Place Armed Exhibition Solo - Jacob Askins, junior
1st Place Armed Exhibition Dual - Donavan Dunaway, senior, and Matt Jones, junior
1st Place Individual Drill Down - Madisun Jones, freshman
2nd Place Armed Regulation - Commanded by Steven Berrios, senior
2nd Place Unarmed Exhibition - 1st ever performance: - Commanded by Paiton Quinones, sophomore
2nd Place Unarmed Regulation - Commanded by Molly Handley, sophomore
3rd Place Color Guard #2 - Commanded by Daysamarie Rosario, senior

Waynesville R-VI Schools participate in House Hearing

The Lexington Institute of Washington, D.C., released its findings about educating military-connected students in the nation - including those at Waynesville R-VI - at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City this morning on Missouri Military Appreciation Day.

"Today, Waynesville R-VI became one of the leading voices in the national conversation about how to best educate military-connected students," said Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent of Waynesville Schools. "Whenever you participate in a study of this magnitude and on a national scale, you subject yourself to criticism, but while we have areas we need to improve, the overwhelming response was positive about our district."

The study, "Better Serving Those Who Serve: Improving the Educational Opportunities of Military-Connected Students," was authored by Doug Mesecar and Don Soifer of the Lexington Institute with the support of the Collaborative for Student Success.

The report's timing is critical because for the first time, every state will be publicly tracking the academic progress of military connected students. The federal Every Student Succeeds Act, signed into law in 2015, requires states to report on military connected students to better meet these students' needs.

"The importance of educating kindergarten through 12th grade students cannot be overstated," Henry said. "This report solidifies what I have been saying all along - we must have a successful school district to make our community attractive to military leaders so they will choose to locate military missions at Fort Leonard Wood."

In the report, Waynesville R-VI and Fort Leonard Wood leaders are recognized for developing effective relationships that extend beyond official roles. The report states, "Collaboration between Fort Leonard Wood and Waynesville School District leaders is robust and attentive - taking the form of a friendly conversation following a church service leading to a phone call about how a particular child is doing. This focus on individual children also characterizes the district's approach to education."

The report reviewed the impact multiple moves have on students, inconsistent educational opportunities, Interstate Compacts, different educational requirements for graduation, the differences in rigor and relevance from state-to-state and the number of students who are proficient or advanced in Grade 4 ELA and Grade 8 Math compared to national norms.

In its findings, the Lexington Institute noted the number of highly qualified teachers who teach core courses at Waynesville and the use of differentiated instruction.

Saralice Campbell, a fifth grade teacher at Wood Elementary, who herself has been a soldier, and is a military spouse and parent was featured in the report. Beyond setting SMART goals, Campbell works with parents so they can help their child develop content mastery.

"Regardless of circumstances, I still have to do my best to get my students ready - not ready for fifth grade, but ready for college, and for life," Campbell said.

WHS Autism and LEAP classes to host Slew of Blue 5K

Waynesville High School's Autism and LEAP classes will host the Second Annual "Slew of Blue" 5K fun run for autism awareness from 7 to 11 a.m. April 8 at Waynesville High School.

A children's fun run will begin at 7:30 a.m.; the 5K will begin at 8 a.m.

The entry fee is a donation of $20 for those who register before March 10. After March 10, the donation is $25. Prizes will be given to the top male and female adult runners. All children who participate will be recognized for participating.

Packets may be picked up at WHS from 5 to 6 p.m. April 7 or from 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the registration table on April 8. A waiver must be signed to participate.

All proceeds will go to Autism Speaks. For more information and registration forms, contact Laura Laughlin at llaughlin@waynesville.k12.mo.us or Justine Swan at jswan@ waynesville.k12.mo.us.

Employment Opportunities
Wiseman Services is a growing and drug-free company.
We are looking for full-time plumbers and full-time utility experienced backhoe operators.

Must have clean driving record
Must have DMV report and a valid driver's license at the time applying
Pay commensurate with experience

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
CALL US TODAY!
WISEMAN SERVICES - Bell Plumbing
P. O. Box 1103
Lebanon, MO 417-533-5328
St. Robert, MO 573-336-7474
bellplumbingmissouri.com

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Old Towne has several jobs available, both part time and full time. We are looking for energetic, creative and motivated people to come to work for us as sales associates.

Please apply at Jordan Motors, 1344 South Bishop, Rolla, MO 65401.

Happy 10th Anniversary to JP's Hair Supply

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Funding For Cemetery Maintenance

Many cemeteries across the state are falling into disrepair because of a lack of funding for maintenance. The Missouri House took action this week to address the problem by passing legislation that would allow for more investment options with the goal of making more funds available for up-keep.

Many cemeteries have endowed monies placed in CD’s in local banks accruing interest, and in many cases, the stewardship of these endowed monies has been legally appointed to county commissions. Each year, the commissioners allocate just the income from interest accrued for the funding of maintenance costs. However, current state statute does not allow for the distribution of any of the principal. Because of extremely low interest rates, many county commissions are in a critical situation with no interest funds available to pay for maintenance.

The legislation approved by the House this week (HB51) would authorize county commissions that are trustees for a cemetery trust fund to utilize investment managers to invest, reinvest, and manage fund assets. Supporters of the bill note that many cemetery trust funds hold hundreds of thousands of dollars, but the few investment vehicles currently authorized do not generate enough revenue to pay for maintenance. HB 51 would provide county commissions with more investment options.

Also working its way through the committee process is legislation (HB106) that would authorize county commissions to use a part of the principal of a cemetery trust fund for the support and maintenance of the cemetery when the net income of the trust fund is insufficient for those purposes. The bill is currently under consideration by the House Local Government Committee.

Until state statutes are revised or interest rates increase, local cemetery boards, local communities, and descendants of buried ancestors will need to take action and contribute monetarily through donations or fundraisers to increase endowment funds. It is important to note that no funding comes from state taxpayers’ resources.

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Right-to-work signed into Law

Gov. Eric Greitens signed a law that will protect Missouri workers from being forced to join a union and pay dues as a condition of their employment. Right-to-work is a common sense reform that will grow jobs, increase our state’s GDP and ensure that Missouri is never left out of the conversation when businesses across the globe seek to expand or relocate. Read more.

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Paradise Pit is Temporarily Closed

Paradise Pit is temporarily closed until further notice. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again soon.

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USO Update

Family Game Night

Our next Family Game Night is on Feb. 24th from 5 pm - 7 pm. Please help spread the word. This Family Game Night will be our BINGO Edition! We are still looking for Volunteers for Family Game Night from 4:45 pm - 7:15 pm. Please email by replying to this email or by calling 573-329-2039 if you are interested in volunteering for this event.

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AAMVC Accepts Donation from VFW

Our Veterans Cemetery's Assistance Association received a $1500 donation from local VFW Post 3168 to be used for projects the Association undertakes. Among those projects is the commitment that each December an evergreen wreath is placed to mark every grave in the Cemetery. Each year the Post hosts breakfast events in November and December with all proceeds going to the work of the Assistance Association. Don Wenzel, Post Commander is pictured presenting the check to Frances Dutchuk, AAMVC Vice President.

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Never Alone

Our Veterans Cemetery's Assistance Association (AAMVC) is committed to assuring that no veteran is buried alone. When no family member is present for a scheduled service, an AAMVC representative is there. Recently such a service took place and the veteran's remains were placed in the columbarium with full military honors.

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Calendar for CASA of South Central Missouri

1. Informational Meeting, Thursday March 2 at 5:30 PM

2. Poker Shoot at Bow and Barrel in St. Robert, Saturday March 4 from 9 to 5

3. Go Blue Day, Friday April 7

CASA of South Central Missouri
Email: casa25outco@gmail.com
Website: www.casascmo.org

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Certificate of Appreciation to Life Care Center

Red Hats Forever Queen, Corliss Rucker, and Queen Starshine, Esther Dixon, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Life Care Center of Waynesville's Dawn Payne in gratitude for Life Care's sponsorship for the monthly luncheon, February 10, held at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center's (PCRMC) Community Room. Birthdays were celebrated with cupcakes and good cheer. The next Red Hats Forever luncheon will be held March 10th, at in St. Robert, MO. For reservations please call Alice Bischoff, 573-528-0929, or email bobalpaul@yahoo.com

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Affordable Care Act Health Insurance/ Missouri Marketplace

You may be eligible to enroll in health insurance past the January 31, 2017 deadline if you: Recently married; had a child or adopted a child; had a change in immigration status.

Lost health insurance coverage due to: Left or lost a job; moving into Missouri or from another part of Missouri; Divorce; turned 26 and lost coverage on a parent's plan; lost eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP
You must act quickly! You have 60 days to sign up for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace if you have experienced one of these events.

We can also assist with Medicare / Medicare Advantage Plan/ Part D Plan, New to Medicare, turning 65, over 65 and losing coverage through an employer, New to the area, Extra help, Supplemental plans and general questions.

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Daugherty Bowling Center League dates have been Changed

The dates for the Noon Time League at Daugherty Bowling Center have been changed. This league will run every Thursday, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, for 17 weeks from 2 March - 22 June, 2017. This league consists of 2 person teams and will bowl 2 games per week. The Noon Time League is open to the public, ages 18 and older.

Cost is $5 for 2 games and $2.25 for shoe rental (per week). Teams must register in person at Daugherty Bowling Center no later than 1 day before the League begins.

For more information call 573-596-1498 or click on the link.

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Member Events

Crepe Escape - February 17th - Rolla Public House Brewery 4pm

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The Piney Valley Golf Course & Club House will be OPEN!

Saturday, February 18 & Sunday February 19, 2017

Take advantage of the good weather and get yourself on the greens!

Either enjoy 9 or 18 holes of GOLF or Kick the ball around and play a little FOOT GOLF!

Green Fees online.

Piney Valley Golf Course is located 18694 FLW 26, Bldg. 10221
573 329-4770

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Regional Community Economic Impact Analysis

We invite you to attend a public meeting on February 22nd, 2017 from 10:00 am to Noon in the Waynesville High School 9th Grade Center Lecture Hall located at 200 GW Lane, Waynesville, Missouri.

This meeting will be held in lieu of our quarterly SOP Board of Directors meeting scheduled for the month of February.

We ask that you RSVP NLT 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 21st by going to the following link which contains a registration tab, event description and a map of the meeting location and parking information.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-meeting-to-discuss-economic-impact-data-tickets-31931033581

RSVPs can also be called in to 573-329-8501. This will help us ensure that we have adequate representation from each of the counties and cities, business segments and citizens.

The meeting will be conducted in a community town hall type forum open to all interested stakeholders from Laclede, Phelps, Pulaski and Texas Counties.

The purpose of the meeting is to share with you and solicit your feedback on the preliminary economic impact data collected by the Sustainable Ozarks Partnership (SOP) and its research partner the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) as part of our ongoing Regional Community Economic Impact Analysis.

This study being conducted on behalf of the cities of St. Robert and Waynesville (CSRW) and funded by the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) is designed to measure the economic and workforce impacts and to identify mitigation strategies in response to the announced 2013 and 2015 reductions of nearly 2,000 personnel at Fort Leonard Wood (FLW).

This first public meeting is part of the initial phase of our analysis in which we seek to sufficiently understand the potential impacts (economic, workforce, social and public services) to the region directly associated with these reductions. We will share with you the relative data we have collected that depicts the economic impacts and provide an opportunity for you to share your observations and provide input on the factors that you feel should be considered in our analysis.

You will also get a preview of what programs are being considered to address the adverse impacts and improve quality of life in the region, promote business growth, and sustain and grow FLW. There will also be an opportunity for you to comment on these initiatives and to introduce other ideas.

SOP is building on the FLW region's strong past and preparing the region for a sustainable future. We are a non-profit organization working to bring all of the region's stakeholders to the table to drive regional development and advocate for new or expanded military and federal missions. Our region offers a high quality of life that includes excellent education opportunities, healthcare access, affordable housing, low cost of living, safe communities, many recreational and cultural assets and easy transportation access to the region. We are a Great American Defense Community and together we are working to strengthen the FLW region.

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Frisco 1501 Release - February 22nd at the Rolla Public House Brewery at 5:30 p.m.

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Fundraiser for Jason Stacy - Monday February 27th - Just A Taste, Public House Brewery in St. James - 6-9pm

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Public House Brewing Company Chili Cook-Off

Chili Cook-off Saturday, February 28th with free chili samples from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.; live music by CUZ from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.; Special R&D beer on tap all day; Awards announced at 2 p.m.

Entries are $25, limited to the first 20; forms may be downloaded and submitted at publichousebrewery.com. Cash prizes of $100 for first; $75 for second; and $50 for third.

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Quickbooks Class

Hands-on introduction to the desktop version of QuickBooks. This class targets businesses that have some or no experience with QuickBooks.

Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $79. Registration required: www.rollaclasses.com or call (573) 458-0150.

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Mardi Gras

February 28th at Public House Brewery (Rolla and St. James)

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Become a CASA Volunteer

Join CASA of South Central Missouri for an informational meeting, enjoy free snacks, hear from current volunteers, and learn how you can speak for abused and neglected children in Pulaski County.

Thursday, March 2. 2017, 5:30pm at JAVA Express, 690 Missouri Ave, Suite 4 in St. Robert MO

For more information contact us 573-202-8405 or at casa25outco@gmail.com

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FWCSC presents Great Gatsby Night

The Fort Wood Community Spouses Club invites the community to their annual basket auction on March 3rd. The event will be held at the Pershing Community Center on Fort Leonard Wood; advance tickets are $10, &15 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the live auction at 6:30 p.m. Tickets include signature drink and appetizers; cash bar available. Must be 21 year of age or older to attend.

Proceeds benefit scholarship and community outreach programs. For additional information contact basketauctionfwcsc@gmail.com.

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Mardi Gras Trivia Night

Trivia Night for 4 person teams at American Legion Hall in St. Robert. The cost to particiapate is $10 per person, which includes a Mardi Gras themed dinner. Registration and dinner starts at 6:45 p.m. with play beging at 7 p.m.

Think up your team name and contact Ellen at ellenewheeler@gmail.com for early registration.

Proceeds benefit the Ladies Auxiliary, programs of the Ladies Auxiliary and Girls State

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Poker Shooter Out

Bow and Barrel Sportsmen Center Poker Shooter Out Tournament Begins March 4th at 9 am, Entry Fee is $20 at Bow and Barrel Sportsmen Center, 22940 Harlan Lane Saint Robert.
573-451-2129

Event will be helping abused and neglected children and youth in our community. Come out and get some of Vance's chili for Endless bowl for $5

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Payin For The Spayin 5K Run/Walk

7th Annual Payin For The Spayin 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for 10am, Saturday, March 4th at Crocker Park, Crocker, MO.

The proceeds from this run/walk will directly benefit the animals of Pulaski County.

Contribution: $15 Youth Registration (15 & Under- Preregister $10)
$25 Adult Registration (Preregister $20); $35 Family Registration (3 runners max. And must register together for discount)
Registration Deadline- March 3rd Online and March 2nd in person
*First 50 registrants receive a free T-Shirt (Limit 1 free T-shirt per family)

Register and pay online at www.LovingPawsAdoptionCenter.com/5k-runwalk or
Register and pay in person at Loving Paws Adoption Center
319 Keeth Road, Crocker, MO 65452
Make checks payable to: Pulaski County Humane Society

For more information please contact Cherie at (573)774-9266

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Barley Bacchus & Bites - March 4th - Rolla Public House Brewery 2-4pm

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11th Annual Indoor Poker Run

Join us at the American Legion Hall in St. Robert fro som Indoor Poker Run Fun! This Years raffle prize is a 65 quart Yeti cooler! First hand is $10 and each additional has is $5; Best hand is $150 and worst hand is $25.

Contact any ALR member for tickets. Refer question to alr331director@gmail.com.

Proceeds benefit the American Legion Riders and the programs of the American Legion.

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Women Entrepreneur Seminar

Get information and resources about what it takes to run a business. You will hear from local women business owners about the rewards and challenges of business ownership. You will also learn from experts in the field about financing, human resources, taxes, insurance, legal and more.

March 9 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, includes lunch. Registration required: https://rollawomenseminar.eventbrite.com or call 573-341-7584.

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8th Annual Outdoor Sportsman Show and BBQ Cook-off

St. Robert Community Center
114 JH Williamson Jr. Drive
St. Robert, MO 65584

The planned dates & times for this two day event are:
Friday, March 10, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm & Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

We are looking for vendors who would be interested in participating in this event for the outdoor activities that promote the great outdoors such as fishing, hunting, archery, camping, boats, trucks, ATV's, paintball, trail rides, golf, game ranches, guide services, dog breeders and trainers, artists and many other outdoor pursuits. As well as participants interested in the annual BBQ Cook-off. Bring your best recipe and get ready to get your grub on.

Vendor booths are $10 for a nonelectric and $15 for electric!
(1) 6 x 2 table, (2) chairs with approximately an 7'x7' booth space.
Electric booths are limited.

If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact:
Parks Facility Clerk, at park@saintrobert.com or call 573-451-2625

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Go Blue for CASA

Donate $5 to CASA of South Central Missouri for the children we serve and you can wear jeans or do something casual to work on Friday, April 7, 2017. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month
For more information call us at 573-202-8405 or email at casa25outco@gmail.com

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Grapes & Grain Fun Run

Saturday April 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Register online at split-secondtiming.com/events; registration Fee is $25.

Proceeds from this fun run will benefit the Friendship School Foundation, an organization dedicated to engaging and educating the Missouri craft beverage industry and local community on sustainability best practices.

Participants must be 21 to register. Registration fee will include a wine and beer sample at miles 1 and 2, one end of race participation glass, ticket for one glass of wine or beer, live music and snacks after race.

The Grapes & Grain Fun Run is an off road run/walk around the St. James Winery's vineyards. This event is a fun run and will not be chip timed. Start & finish will be located at: St. James Vineyard Cottage, 19506 Co Rd 1000, St. James, MO 65559.

Bring your picnic blankets or chairs and stay to enjoy live music and games at the St. James Vineyard Cottage. We will have picnic lunch supplies, wine and beer available for purchase. Live music is from 11-2pm.

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Dee Shafer Memorial Dance

April 15th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the St. Robert Community Center, hosted by the Travelers Square Dance Club. The cost is $5 per person; Walt Burr will be the Caller. All proceeds will go to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. For more information contact Dave Shafer at 573-759-6874 or Marie Seman at 573-759-7035.

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Support the Troops Run

April 15th at the Ozark Harley Davidson in Lebanon, MO. Registration at 10a.m., kick stands up at 12p.m. For more information call Jason at 573-528-1423

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Extremicon

The Retroplex is hosting Extremicon on June 17th and 18th, from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Saturday includes a Karate Tournament with registration at 9 a.m.; tournament at 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Magic the Gathering tournament at 10:30 a.m.; and an Art Auction at 2 p.m.

Sunday includes Smashathon at 9 a.m. (donations for the Little Heroes Playground); a Car Show with registration at 9 a.m., show from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Karate Demonstration Tiger Extreme Force at 1:15 p.m.; Cosplay Contest 2 p.m.

Tickets available at extremicon.com. Contact spmn2008@extremicon.com

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"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
February 17, 2017
Ribbon Cutting for Good Samaritan of the Ozarks Thrift Store
February 18, 2017
Ribbon Cutting for Harvest Accounting Services
February 20 - 24, 2017
Chamber Volunteer Week
February 20, 2017
Chamber Office Closed
February 22, 2017
Ribbon Cutting for Mission Outpost Outdoor Outfitters
February 24, 2017
Ribbon Cutting for Warheadz

*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
573-336-5121
fax: 573-336-5472
chamber@wsrchamber.com
www.waynesville-strobertchamber.com