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July 21, 2017

Annual Membership Social

The 2017 Membership Social will be July 27th at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn. Sponsoring this event is Ireland Architects with Andy's 417 catering the food. This annual membership social is a night of networking, fun and entertainment with the annual Bottle Auction. The cost to attend the Social is $20.00 per person. Please call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 no later than 9:00 a.m. July 24th to make your reservations.

Membership Bottle Auction

The Membership Bottle Auction is a fun addition for members to promote their business as well as learn about other member businesses. Participating members will donate a bottle decorated in a way that no one can tell what it contains. The bottle needs to be related in some way to your business. For example, if you are a dry cleaner you could wrap up a bottle of detergent with a gift certificate for dry cleaning. During the social the bottles will be displayed then auctioned. No one will know what each bottle contains until after it is won. All money raised during the Membership Bottle Auction will go to the "It's All Here" shop local ad campaign and in support of Shop Small Business Saturday.

"Keep it Local, This is our Home and It's All Here!" If you would like to donate a bottle contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email All bottles are due to the Chamber office by 5:00pm July 25th.

You might win big or get a dud, but the Membership Bottle Auction will be an exciting addition to the 2017 Membership Social.

Reap the rewards of the President's Club

Who wants over $400 worth of advertising for only $200?? The President's Club offers 12 members the flexibility to add extra benefits and advertising for an additional fee. This is a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE benefit!

President's Club benefits for the fiscal year* includes:
- Three (3) months of a logo and link on the Chamber home page.
- Three (3) months of a logo (no link) on a banner in the Weekly Update.
- Spotlight Business of the month including a sign on the Newcomer's display board, a 25 word business description, logo, link for one month in the Weekly Update, and a featured post on the Chamber's social media accounts.
- One (1) free Chamber Luncheon (all Luncheon RSVP Policy applies).
- Pride Night Sponsorship with booth preference.

Contact the Chamber at 573-336-5121 or to sign up for 2017 - 2018 President's Club.

*Our Fiscal Year is August 1 through July 31.

Chamber Quarterly + 1 Luncheon

August 9th at 11:45 a.m. at the Hampton Inn catered by Paradise Pit. Our sponsor will be the H&R Block. Members are encouraged to bring a guest. RSVPs are required, please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 8th. Luncheon cost is $12 per person. Seating is Limited. 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.

Become a CHOICES Presenter or Sponsor

CHOICES Program Training

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber and the Rotary Club of Pulaski County will be continuing their partnership to present the CHOICES Program to all 8th grades in the county this fall. Thank you for volunteering to participate in this program. If you would please email or call with the training date you can attend, it would be appreciated.

The training sessions this year will be on Tuesday, August 29th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, August 31st from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Chamber office in the Tourism meeting room (lower level). Everyone must attend the training even if you have presented before! Thanks again for your continue support of this outstanding program for our youth.

The success of this project can be summed up best in the words of a student after completing the CHOICES presentation, "It (self-discipline) means pushing myself to do the right thing even if it's hard." By focusing on real world topics such as time management, job opportunities, self-discipline, and staying in school CHOICES drives home the lessons that are so often overlooked.

If you would like to get involved as either a presenter or a donor please contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121.


Unable to be a presenter, but want to help bring this program to our area 8th graders? You can sponsor a class for $150. You may pick which school district you want to sponsor.

Crocker / Dixon / Laquey / Richland / Swedeborg / Waynesville

Veteran of The Year!

Now Accepting Nominations
The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade is just around the corner and there is a lot to be done. One of those items is selecting a Veteran of the Year nominee and the Chamber needs your help. From now until August 25, 2017 the Chamber of Commerce will be collecting members' nominations. In order to nominate someone, send a one-page letter highlighting why your candidate is qualified to receive this honor must be sent to the Chamber along with a brief history of your nominee and their picture.

The Veteran of the Year Award distinguishes a veteran from any rank from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy with an honorable discharge. The veteran has to be a resident from Pulaski County, agree to accept the tribute, and be present at the Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade Marshall on November 11, 2017.

Nomination forms are available at the Chamber office or can be downloaded by clicking here. If you have any questions contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121, or e-mail

Bring the True Colors® Seminar to your Workplace

The Chamber is now offering the opportunity to bring the True Colors® seminar to your workplace. Each person has their own style and way to doing things. The True Colors® seminar helps you better understand your own personality while giving you tools to understand others better. When you have a greater understanding of yourself and the personalities of others, communication and interaction within the workplace improves. Click here for pricing.

To schedule a True Colors® seminar, please call Cecilia at 573-336-5121 or email

Nominations Open for the 2017 Citizen of the Year

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 15, 2017 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 2017 Citizen of the Year Nomination Form.

Now Accepting Nominations for Various Community and Business Awards

The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its annual Community Leadership Awards Banquet. The following awards will be presented at the event, submit your nominations to the Chamber by November 15, 2017.

* Charitable Business of the Year
* Outstanding Contributor of the Year
* Educator of the Year
* Community Non-Profit of the Year
* Community Improvement Award

More information about each award and the nomination forms are available at the Chamber office or by clicking here. If you have any questions contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121, or e-mail at

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

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cutting for Paradise Pit - August 1st at 11 am at 220 Marshall Dr., Ste. 8 in St. Robert.

Ribbon Cutting for Armed Services YMCA of Missouri - August 2nd at 5 pm for their location at Bldg. 493 Replacement Ave. on Ft. Leonard Wood.

The July Newcomer Spotlight Business is:

We are one of Route 66's most visited tourist destinations and one of the largest private employers in the area. We love Pulaski County and Uranus!


1. We offer 24 hour access to the gym.

2. We have a Combat Barbell Club, and encourage Olympic Weightlifters to join and compete with us.

3. The owner has competed in Taekwondo for over 30 years.

4. Kids BJJ is 6 years and up, Muay Thai is 14 years and up, and Taekwondo (kids) is 5 years and up.

5. We are the only gym that offers Brazilian Jui Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, Capoeira, and Kids Taekwondo.


Employment Opportunities

Bookkeeper/Office Manager Needed

David M. Lowe, Attorney at Law office is looking for an experienced Bookkeeper/Office Manager for a busy law office. Must have working knowledge of Quickbooks and accounting software. Benefits package available after waiting period. Email resume to or fax to 573-774-6164.

**HIRING: Tom's Meat Market

Tom's Meat Market is looking to fill a full-time position. Candidates are preferred to have experienced meat cutter, and would work in the deli and with the public. Contact Ira at 573-451-2100 or go by Tom's Meat Market located at 240 Marshall Dr., Ste. 4 in St. Robert.


MSCoE and FLW Newsletter 3QTR FY17

Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Newsletter for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017. Full newsletter.

Meet the Teacher Nights to be held in August at Waynesville Schools

The Waynesville R-VI School District invites parents and students to attend Meet the Teacher nights in August. The following is the schedule of events:

Meet the Teacher at Partridge, Thayer and Wood (grades K-5 living on FLW, assigned by address):
4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15

Meet the Teacher at East Elementary (students living off-post in grades K-5 by boundaries):
4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15

Meet the Teacher at Freedom Elementary (students living off-post in grades K-5 by boundaries)
4 to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15

Meet the Teacher at Sixth Grade Center (all 6th graders):
5 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15

Meet the Teacher at Waynesville Middle School (all 7th and 8th graders)
5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14

Meet the Teacher at Waynesville High School (all 9th -12th graders) and Waynesville Career Center
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17

Meet the Teacher at Williams Early Childhood Center:
4 to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15

For information about what school your child will attend, please go to the district's main webpage, and click on Online Enrollment, and then click on 2017-18 Enrollment Information. Street names are listed under each of the elementary schools.

The first day of school for the 2017-18 school year will be Wednesday, Aug. 16. It will not be a late-start Wednesday.

New student enrollment dates are as follows:

*July 27, 28 and 31 for students in grades 9 through 12. Registration will be at Waynesville High School for these grades only. July 27 is recommended for 9th & 12th grade students. July 28 is recommended for 9th & 11th grade students. July 31 is recommended for 9th and 10th grade students.

*Aug. 2, 3 and 4 for elementary (K-5), 6th grade (6th Grade Center) and middle school (7th and 8that Waynesville Middle School) students. Parents should go to their child's school to register.

New students to the Waynesville R-VI School District may pre-enroll online by clicking on the "Online Enrollment" link across the top of the district's main webpage at All children from the same family should register under one login account.

Waynesville R-VI School District serves students residing in Waynesville, St. Robert and Fort Leonard Wood.

If your student was enrolled in the Waynesville R-VI School District during the 2016-17 School Year and will be returning in the fall, your child will automatically be enrolled for the next school year.

Waynesville High School Marching Band and Guard member information

Waynesville High School has announced its band camp, guard camp and drum line sectional camp times dates. They are as follows:

Band Camp

July 24-28 Guard Camp - 8:00-12:00 p.m. WHS Band Room

July 24-28 Drum Line - 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. WHS Band Room
Drum Line/Band Sectionals - 1 - 3 p.m. WHS Band Room

July 24- Service Team/New Student Workshop - 8:00-11:30 WHS Band Room

July 31- Aug 4 Full Band Camp - 8:00-11:30 am WHS Band Room
Drumline/Band Sectionals - 1:00 - 3:00 pm WHS Band Room

Aug 10 Meet the Tigers-TBA WHS Football Field

Aug 15 Meet the Teachers- TBA WHS Gym

Physicals are required
All marching band and color guard members must have a physical on file before the first day of practice in order to participate. This is the same form the district uses for sports physicals. One physical will suffice for both sports and band.

Free physicals are donated by Mercy Clinic in St. Robert and will be performed from 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. on these days:
Tuesday, July 25th for last names beginning with A-H
Wednesday, July 26th for last names beginning with I-P
Thursday, July 27th for last names beginning with Q-Z

Waynesville Medical Center (PCRMC) will be offering free physicals from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on these days:
Monday, July 24
Friday, July 28

Students participating in sports and band at Waynesville High School for the 2017-18 seasons will use the MSHSAA Physical Form. A parent signature will be needed on the physical form or a parent must be present for the exam.

For more information regarding band or guard, please call 573-842-2400 x3139 and leave a message.

Text messages are the primary form of communication for band-related activities. All students and parents should sign up for remind text messages:

Marching Band: text @whsmchbnd to 81010
Guard: text @whsgrd to 81010
Band Parents: text @whsbndprt to 81010

Click here for more news

Missouri Disaster Survivors Have More Time to Register for Recovery Help

The deadline for Missouri disaster survivors to register for federal assistance has been extended to Aug. 14, 2017. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted the extension at the request of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, citing a continued flow of new applications for federal assistance in the wake of the severe storms and flooding between April 28 and May 11, 2017.

FEMA disaster grants are available to homeowners and renters in the 35 designated counties: Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Christian, Crawford, Dent, Douglas, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Howell, Iron, Jasper, Jefferson, Madison, Maries, McDonald, Newton, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Pemiscot, Phelps, Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis, Stone, Taney, Texas, Wayne and Wright.

Survivors - homeowners, renters or business owners - must register with FEMA to determine if they are eligible for federal assistance. Talking with county officials or the American Red Cross, or calling 2-1-1 does not automatically make survivors eligible for FEMA assistance.

FEMA's application/registration process is quick and easy. FEMA encourages all survivors who sustained disaster-related damage or losses to apply as soon as possible before the Aug. 14 deadline.

Call 800-621-3362. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Services may call 800-621-3362. If 711 is unavailable use MO Relay 800-735-2966; CapTel 877-242-2823; Speech to Speech 877-735-7877; VCO 800-735-0135. Those who use TTY may call FEMA directly at 800-462-7585. Multilingual registration assistance is available. Operators will be available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST seven days a week until further notice.

Go online to register online at

Use the FEMA app for smartphones.
More than 1,700 Missouri survivors have been approved for assistance by FEMA and have received more than $11 million in grant assistance through today.

Disaster assistance for individuals may include grants to help homeowners and renters with temporary housing, essential home repairs, personal property replacement, and serious disaster-related needs. Disaster assistance grants are not taxable income and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicare and other federal and state programs. Grants do not have to be repaid to the federal government.

One of FEMA's key federal partners in disaster recovery, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), has also extended its deadline to Aug. 14, 2017 to apply for low-interest disaster loans.
SBA offers low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters.
SBA also offers low-interest working capital loans (called Economic Injury Disaster Loans) to small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations having difficulty meeting obligations as a result of the disaster. The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is March 2, 2018.

Survivors are encouraged to apply online using SBA's electronic loan application at

If survivors are contacted by SBA regarding a low-interest disaster loan application, it is important for them to complete and submit the application as soon as possible. Returning the application does not obligate the survivor to accept an SBA loan, but it is a necessary step to be considered for other forms of disaster assistance.

For more information, survivors may contact SBA's Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, emailing, or visiting SBA's website at Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.

Missouri's State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and FEMA are committed to ensuring services and assistance are available for people with disabilities or others with access and functional needs. When survivors register, they should let FEMA staff know that they have a need or a reasonable accommodation request.


At Bow and Barrel Sportsmen Center

The Bow and Barrel Sportsmen Center is having a lot of great events coming up. But then, that’s nothing new...right?

Tuesday night is Ladies Night. Introduction to Defensive Shooting. $10 for the range time. Check out the flyer for more details. Come on in, new ladies welcome every week.

Wednesday is our next KIDS KAMP event. This is a great chance for kids ages 10-17 to spend some time with us in a safe learning environment. Pizza and Ice Cream included! $40.

Thursday night is our Luck of the Draw. A great event in which you NEVER know who you are going to be partnered up with. $10.

Change to the Schedule! This Sunday is our NRA INSTRUCTOR Personal Protection in the Home class. 9AM-5PM. Come in and talk with our staff for more details or go to our online store for registration. $150.

Always great things going on!! And of course, we’ll see you on the range!


Back to School Denim Sale

All Jeans are Buy 1, Get 1 50% off. (Second Item Equal or Lessor Value) at Factory Connection, located on Marshall Drive.


Hot Weather + Moisture + Weakening Pavement = Pavement Blow-ups

With temperatures rising across mid-Missouri this summer, sections of roadway may begin to buckle and crack due to the hot temperatures. The so-called "blow-ups" occur when the roadway surface expands at a crack or joint where moisture has seeped in. That crack weakens the pavement and the heat causes the pavement to buckle and warp.

While it is difficult to predict where or when a pavement blow-up will happen, Missouri Department of Transportation crews monitor state routes during the summer months for possible problem areas.

"Our crews are on the lookout for blow-ups, but we need the public's help too," said Central District Maintenance Engineer Jason Shafer. "Motorists are encouraged to call us when they encounter a pavement blow-up, so it can be fixed quickly."

Motorists can call MoDOT's toll-free customer service center at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) to report pavement blow-ups.


Fort Leonard Wood Family and MWR Events

Our Favorite Wizard's End-of-Summer Birthday Bash at Bruce C. Clarke Library

Youth Fall Sports

Jul 1 - 31
Christmas in July Sale at Piney Valley Golf Course

Jul 1 - 31
Pippin Youth Center Sandwich Challenge Winner at BlackJack Bar & Grill and Morelli Heights Bar & Grill

Jul 10, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday Madness at Daugherty Bowling Center

Jul 12, 5 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Scramble at Piney Valley Golf Course

Jul 14, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Farmer's Market at FLW Commissary

Jul 15, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Active Duty Golf Lessons at Piney Valley Golf Course

Jul 21, 8:30 p.m.
Dive-In Movie at Wallace Outdoor Pool

Jul 22, 6 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Army Ten-Miler Timed Trials at Mickey Zaun Troop Trail

Jul 22, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Zumba Party and Summer Time Sampler at Davidson Fitness Center

For all of this information and much more pick up a copy of our latest edition of Experience MWR in any of our facilities, connect with our event listings on and click on Calendar, or search for us on social media!


Free Sports Physicals

Students participating in sports at Waynesville High School or Waynesville Middle School for the 2017-18 seasons will use the MSHSAA Physical Form. Athletes must have a physical dated
after February 1, 2017, on file at the athletic office before the first day of practice. Middle school athletes should turn their physical forms into the nurse at the middle school. WHS athletes should turn in their forms directly to the WHS Athletic Office. A parent signature will be needed on the physical form or a parent must be present for the exam.

Free physicals are donated by Mercy Clinic in St. Robert and will be performed from 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. on these days:
Tuesday, July 25th for last names beginning with A-H
Wednesday, July 26th for last names beginning with I-P
Thursday, July 27th for last names beginning with Q-Z

Waynesville Medical Center (PCRMC) will be offering free physicals from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on these days:
Monday, July 24
Friday, July 28


Public House Brewing Company's CampusWerks Series wins
gold medal at U.S. Open Beer Championship

Taking time to research, develop and refine small-batch beers has paid off for Public House Brewing Company. They won a gold medal last week at the U.S. Open Beer Championship in Oxford, Ohio for Soest Road circa 1995, a 6.5% ABV Belgian-style Dubbel that was the first beer released in their CampusWerks Series.

"We are thrilled to see all of our hard work honored with a gold medal," said Matt Burkhardt, head brewer at Public House Brewing Company. "We focus heavily on quality, from how we handle ingredients to the use of filtering and packaging equipment that many breweries of our size don't have. I'd like to thank the owners, brewers, cellar staff and sales team, including our servers, for making this a great place to brew beer and grow the community. And a special thanks to all of our thirsty fans!"

The U.S. Open Beer Championship had breweries from around the world submit more than 6,000 beers for consideration in over 100 categories. Public House Brewing Company was one of two breweries in Missouri to take home an award.

Their CampusWerks Series first launched in April with Soest Road circa 1995. This limited release beer line allows more people to try the research and development beers that really resonated with their local community.

The CampusWerks Series represents the result of an innovative partnership with the brewery's next-door neighbors at St. James Winery. Combining two award-winning fermentation approaches, they inspire each other and work together to develop flavor profiles in craft beverages that are thoughtful, local and sustainable.

Their Fermentation Campus is like a cross between an artist's workshop and a technology think tank. It's a place to elevate their thinking and open their minds to new levels of learning and understanding. It's where research, development, creativity and inspiration flow together into something amazing to drink.

Earlier this month, Public House released the second beer in the CampusWerks Series. Called Provision Farmhouse Ale, this 7.0% ABV beer has aromas of orange peel and lemon zest. It's spicy and hoppy with a distinctive dry finish. Deep gold in color, this beer is not filtered so it contains haze from the yeast left in solution.

Rustic and artisanal, Provision Farmhouse Ale is a salute to the farmers who supply their Fermentation Campus and kitchen with fresh local ingredients. This style was originally brewed to sustain hardworking farmers through long, hot summers.

Provision Farmhouse Ale stats:
ABV: 7.0%
IBU: 30
SRM: 5.5
OG: 1.062
Malt: Pale Ale and Wheat Malt
Hops: Citra and Mosaic


Member Events

BBQ & Blues Summer Bash

Join us at the Rolla Brewpub on Saturday, July 22 from Noon to 10 p.m. for our BBQ and Blues Summer Bash. We'll have pulled pork and brisket all day. There'll be a tent set up in our parking lot. Ragged Blade Band starts playing at 3 p.m. Alter-K-shon takes the stage at 7 p.m. Part of the proceeds benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of South Central Missouri. CASA provides advocacy for abused and neglected children in the court system. For more information, visit


Wing Weekend

Join Public House Brewing Company on Friday, July 28th and Saturday, July 29th and stop by either Rolla Brewpub or St. James Taproom for Wing Weekend. Wing flavors include southwestern, barbecue, or honey mustard.


5th Annual 5k Fundraiser at the Old Settlers Day

The Fort Leonard Wood chapter of the Army Engineer association will be holding our annual 5k run fundraiser on July 29th at the Old Settler Days in Waynesville. The money raised by this fund raiser will allow us to continue to conduct our primary mission of fostering an understanding of the Army Engineer's historical roles and contributions to the defense of the nation as well as helping us to raise and maintain the esprit of all members of the Army Engineers stationed on Fort Leonard Wood and in the State of Missouri both past and present.

100% of donations received go towards helping the chapter conduct its charitable and educational purposes.

BRONZE SPONSORSHIP- For a donation of $100 your company name will be listed on the back of the shirt in 1/2 inch font.

SILVER SPONSORSHIP-For a donation of $200 your company logo will be placed in a 3 square inch area on the shirt and placed on the event flyer (10 slots available)

PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP- For a donation of $500 your company logo will be placed on the Sleeve of our shirt and on the event flyer. (There are only 2 of these slots available)

Checks can be sent to: Treasurer, Sverdrup AEA
10663 Old Hwy 66
Rolla, Mo 65401

Please make checks payable to: Sverdrup AEA


Ducks are Racing Again

The ASYMCA of Missouri will be hosting the 27th Annual Duck Race on July 29th at the Waynesville City Park. We are looking forward to the ducks strutting their stuff and go for 'Best Dressed' then speed their way down the Roubidoux to be crowned the 'Speediest Duck'.

Six (6) heats of 12 ducks each will be conducted between 11:00am and 12:40 pm. The 1st and 2nd place winners in each heat will be eligible for the final Championship Race.

Fifty (50) persons will have a sponsoring ticket for the winning duck in the Championship Race. One of the 50 tickets will be drawn to win the $200.00 prize. Similarly, 50 persons will have a sponsoring ticket on 2nd place duck for $150.00 prize.

Ducks "eliminated" during the heat races may compete in the consolation race at 1:00pm. A ticket will be drawn to win $100.00 prize.

We will be providing 50 opportunity tickets for you to sell, if you like, to help recuperate the cost of the duck. If you choose to sell these, when your duck wins one of the prizes. A ticket will be drawn and the individual who purchased the ticket will be the winner. If you do not sell the tickets the prize will go the the duck's sponsor/trainer.

If you have any questions please contact Matt at 573-329-4513 or


MOCA Health and Wellness Fair

MOCA is hosting it's 5th annual Health and Wellness Fair on August 3rd from noon to 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center located at 101 North Pine St. in Richland. Refreshment provided.

Vendors wanted: This event will be an excellent opportunity to showcase and inform the public of available resources. It would also be a great networking and public relations opportunity. If you attended last year’s health fair, we would love to see you again. If you were unable to join us last year, we are looking forward to seeing you this year. To reserve a space or donate to this year’s event, please contact us at 573-765-3183 by the end of the business day June 30th, 2017. You may also e-mail any questions or return registration form to Kelly Birdsong at or Kathy Drake at


Attend an upcoming Community Listening Session

As Ozarks Technical Community College plans for the future, we want to know what you think. Your feedback will help ensure the college is meeting your needs and those of the community.

Bring your ideas to our listening session.

Thursday, August 3
*10-11:30 a.m.
*OTC Waynesville Center, student commons area

Can't make it? Complete the online survey.

Together, we can build a plan for OTC's future. To learn more about the college's strategic plan, click here.


Summer Splash Bash 2017

Join us August 4th for Summer Splash Bash 2017! This is not your average pool party. There will be a dance party with DJ music, games, prizes, special character guests, a photo booth and a sundae bar provided by Culver's. All items and activities included with a $5 donation to get you in the door!

All proceeds will benefit Kids' Harbor Child Advocacy Center, serving child abuse victims in Pulaski County, Fort Leonard Wood, and surrounding counties.

Get your tickets at Kids' Harbor, 181 1-A Eastlawn Ave., St. Robert or at all three Security Bank of Pulaski County locations. Sponsorship opportunities still available.


Chimney Relocation Project Fundraiser Dinner

The St. Robert Historical Preservation Committee, Inc is hosting a Fundraiser Dinner on August 5th at 5:00 p.m. at the St. Robert Community Center. All Proceeds support the Chimney Relocation Project. The Honorable Luge Hardman will be the guest speaker. The event cost is $20 per person; the dress is business attire. Event includes dinner, silent auction, and Wine Tasting by Cellar 66. For information or tickets call 573-774-9780.


Food Safety: What to do When? Diabetes Outreach

Not feeling so great? According to the CDC, "Food borne illnesses are responsible for 48 million people getting sick, 128,000 hospitalized, and 3,000 die from per year."

Guest Speaker: Anna Roy, Director of Food Services
Saturday, August 5th 2017 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Private Dining Room 2

Join us for a presentation regarding food safety and preparation. This event is free to public.


Mead Day

Join us all day long on Saturday, August 5 for our Mead Day. Leaky Roof Meadery is taking over the taproom. We'll have the King's Plate that includes turkey leg, corn on the cob, and bread rool. Live music by Trilogy starts at 8:00 pm. For more information, visit


On Course for a Cause

August 11th at the Piney Valley Golf Course. Tee off with the Armed Services YMCA at our ON COURSE FOR A CAUSE Golf Outing at Piney Valley Golf Course. This event will be a four man scramble that will also feature opportunity to tee it up with some special celebrity friends of the ASYMCA. Come out and enjoy a great day of golf and support the Cause of the ASYMCA and help fund life-changing programs that allow kids here in FLW area to learn, grow and thrive.

Come golf with celebrity friends, Andy McCollom, Matt Gifford, and Scott Bailes. The cost is $65 per person or $240 per Foursome. Contact the ASYMCA at 573-329-4513 or visit our web site:


AAMVC Free Breakfast

The Assistance Association of the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood is hosting a free breakfast for the community on Saturday, August 19 from 8:00 - 9:30am at Culver's in St. Robert. Bring the family for pancakes or biscuits and gravy. This is not a fundraiser, no reservations are needed. AAMVC wants the community to know about the Association and how it supports the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood.


Relay for Life

August 19th at the Richland Shady Dell Park from 12 10 p.m. To register a fundraising team or as a Cancer Survivor or Caregiver visit


Flea Fling, indoor Flea Market

The Pulaski County Humane Society is hosting a Flea Fling, an indoor flea market. The event will take place Saturday, August 19th from 10am- 3pm at the St. Robert Community Center. Booth spaces are available for a fee which will directly benefit the animals of Pulaski County Humane Society and Loving Paws Adoption Center.

Any help that you could provide with getting this information out to the community would be greatly appreciated.

Booth spaces still available.

Sweetwater BBQ has graciously agreed to be our food vendor for this event.

We are accepting donations of yard sale type items for this event, donations can be taken to Loving Paws Adoption Center or pick up can be arranged. Contact Loving Paws Adoption Center, 319 Keeth Rd, Crocker, MO 65452, Phone: 573-736-2088.


Hiring and Education Fair

A Hiring and Education Fair will be held on August 31st at Nutter Field House, 6836 Iowa Ave, Bldg 1067, Fort Leonard Wood, MO from 1100-1400 hours. The Hiring and Education Fair is open to all Service Members, Veterans, Family Members, and other job seekers. Bring copies of your resume. Dress professionally. Call 573-596-0175 for more information. Nutter Field House, 6836 Iowa Ave, Bldg 1067, Fort Leonard Wood, MO


Wahzhazhe: An Osage Ballet

Friday, September 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Leach Thertre in Rolla.

The Osage ballet, Wahzhazhe, brings together unique and diverse qualities of our region's history and culture: a reverence for classical ballet that was the legacy of two famous Osage ballerinas, Maria and Marjorie Tallchief, and the richness of Osage traditional music, dance, and textile arts.


Shatner's World: We Just Live in It

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Leach Thertre in Rolla.

**August 1, 2017: Tickets available to crowdfunding donors. Crowdfunding details coming soon

**September 5, 2017: Tickets available to General Public.

In SHATNER'S WORLD... a one-man force of nature delivers a larger-than-life performance complete with his laugh-out-loud humor, signature storytelling, and select musical numbers in his inimitable style. Through anecdotes, songs, jokes, and even some poignant moments, you will experience William Shatner's phenomenal path from classically trained "Shakespearean actor to cultural icon, brilliantly creating the most important character he has ever played...William Shatner."


Wall 2 Wall Motorcycle Flag Escort

When: September 12th, 2017
What it is: American and POW/MIA Flags Flown over the Vietnam Wall in DC will be lowered and then transported nearly 800 miles on the back of a motorcycle to be raised over the construction site of another full-sized, Black Granite Vietnam Wall located in Perryville, MO.

For more information contact MO American Legion Riders Director/Escort Coordinator,
Big Jim Rosenberg at:
Sign up at:


"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
July 27, 2017
Annual Membership Social & Bottle Auction
August 1, 2017
Ribbon Cutting for Paradise Pit
August 2, 2017
Ribbon Cutting for Armed Services YMCA of Missouri
August 9, 2017
Chamber Quarterly + 1 Luncheon

*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