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September 15, 2017

The F.R.O.G. Fitness Group (FFG)
Melissa Martinez
(573) 433-6684

Keeping Chambers Relevant for Mid-Career Professionals: Researching Generation X

Our chamber is partnering with a research team that is exploring why business professionals volunteer in their communities and chambers of commerce.

We encourage you to take this survey, which will take 7-10 minutes to complete:

The survey will help chambers better inspire professionals to give back to their local communities, and provide us with new strategies for member recruitment and engagement.

If you have any questions or additional comments about the survey, feel free to contact the researcher at

Community Pride Night

We're getting close to one of our community's favorite events of the year, Community Pride Night! Join the Chamber and the Waynesville R-VI community to cheer on the Waynesville Tigers at Community Pride Night! This year's event will be September 29th from 4:30pm - 6:30pm at the Waynesville High School.

Last year the Chamber handed out 1,000 free hotdogs! $50 sponsorships are available without a booth, and include your business name on a sponsor sign at the event, on all press releases, and on the Community Pride Night webpage.

If you are interested in a $50 sponsorship or for more details on a booth, please call 573-336-5121 or email

Request for Door Prize Items to be given at Command Orientation

The Chamber is represented every Thursday at Fort Leonard Wood's Command Orientation and gives welcome bags to all new incoming families. Organizations that participate give a door prize in the form of a gift certificate or goodie bag. We are requesting some gift certificates or promotional items that could be used to donate as the door prize. Please bring by your donation to the Chamber during business hours. We thank you for your continued support.

Chamber Luncheon

October 11th at 11:45 a.m. at The Hub German Restaurant, located at 777 VFW Memorial Dr. in St. Robert. Our sponsor will be the Cafe Korea. RSVPs are required, please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 10th. 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.

Second Annual Route 66 Challenge

The Second Annual Route 66 Challenge will be held on October 28th, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting line is at Old Towne Antiques. "The Mother Road" Sponsor is Sonic Drive-In and the "Route" Sponsor is Ireland Architects.

Watch this video then get your team together and register today for this game of strategy and fun.

Pre-registration for teams of two is $45.00 with an additional charge of $5 per additional team member ages 6 and up; registration is $55.00 for a team of two with an additional charge of $5 per additional team member ages 6 and up. Pre-Registration deadline is October 13th. Each pre-registered team is guaranteed one free t-shirt. Additional t-shirts will be available for purchase during pre-registation.

There are three ways to register; online at, at the Chamber Office, 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the day of the race. Limited spaces available for teams. Open to public.

Drivers must have a valid driver's license. All occupants must be covered by the registered vehicle insurance policy. Driver's License, Proof of Insurance, and Vehicle Registration must be shown at check in. Motorcyclist are welcome, same rules apply.

Promote Your Business to the Fort Wood Community Spouses Club!

The Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Fort Wood Community Spouses Club (FWCSC) community caravan on November 3rd.

The Chamber is collecting door prizes to be given during the event and other items to put together a goody bag for each of the ladies. This year's theme is 'Back to the Future'. Feel free to incorporate the theme into your donation. Below are some suggestions and ideas for things to donate. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Door prizes: Gift Certificates/cards, gift baskets,
Goodie Bag items: coupons, informational/event fliers, small gifts, promotional items such as notepads, pens, etc.

This is a great opportunity to showcase your business. If you are interested in contributing to the goody bags or would like to donate a door prize please drop them off to the Chamber by 9:00 a.m. on October 30th. If you have any questions please call the Chamber office 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

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

2017-18 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 A Touch of Heaven Massage Therapy - September 15th at Noon at 1121 Historic 66 W. in Waynesville.

Ribbon Cutting for The F.R.O.G. Fitness Group (FFG) - September 27th at 11 a.m. at Waynesville City Park, Pavlovian #3 by the Little Heros Playground.

Ribbon Cutting for Infuze Credit Union Grand Opening/Membership Appreciation Day - September 29th at 10:30 a.m. at 1300 Historic 66 W in Waynesville.

Ribbon Cutting for EB Exotic Boots - September 30th at 10:30 a.m. at the Farmer's Market Pavilion At The Roubidoux Campground in Waynesville

Ribbon Cutting for Freedom Protectors Life - October 13th at 1:15 p.m. at 575 Marshall Dr. in St. Robert.

The September Newcomer Spotlight Business is:

Carey Heitman State Farm represents the community as not only a leader in the insurance and financial services industry, but a leader and active member in the Chamber and Supporter of Youth for the past 15 years.


1. Our Mainstay Suites is a Choice Hotels International property. Choice Privileges is the points membership program.

2. We are an Extended stay with kitchen's in every room. We also have full size pull out couch's in every room.

3. We are pet friendly-$15.00 a night or a flat fee of $75.00 for long term.

4. We have free guest laundry.

5. We have 2 bedroom Suites with 2 separate bedrooms from living room area. This room has 3 televisions and 2 bathrooms.


Employment Opportunities

Administrative Assistant

The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit business advocacy organization, is currently seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant. This individual must thrive working in a collaborative fast-pace environment with volunteers and the public.

This position requires experience in:

* Bookkeeping
* Monthly financial statements
* Database maintenance
* Social media management
* Public relations
* Event planning
* Marketing

The best applicant will have skills that include:

* Intermediate computer skills
* Excellent written and verbal communications with the public
* Detail-orientated and organized
* Basic knowledge of web design, graphic design, and video editing

Resumes must be brought in person to the Chamber office at 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B in St. Robert. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. The WSR Chamber is an equal opportunity employer.

AmeriCorps is hiring in Pulaski County

The Waynesville Community Resource Office is currently hiring for the 2017-2018 AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA programs in Pulaski County.

During a full year of service, members assist with in-school tutoring, after school programs, building community-school partnerships, supporting veterans and military families and assisting in the fight against poverty.

Waynesville AmeriCorps Tutors serve during the school year at the Waynesville R-VI School District during the day and after school. Members serve alongside teachers to provide reading and mathematics tutoring to K-8 students. After school, Members facilitate the Club TIGER after school program, directing enrichment and fitness club activities, and providing homework assistance to students.

In return for their service, AmeriCorps Members receive a monthly living allowance of $1,052 per month and an end-of service education award of $5,815. Health care coverage is provided for full-time Members.

Waynesville VISTA Members commit to serve full-time for 12 months at the Waynesville R-VI School District or a nonprofit community agency, 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 $1026 monthly living allowance and $5815 end-of-service education award (or $1803 cash award), one year of non-competitive status for a federal government job, and other benefits.

If you are interested in becoming an AmeriCorps or VISTA member, please visit or contact the Community Resource Office at 573-842-2250 Interviews are taking place immediately, so apply now!

The Community Resource Office is a grant-supported department of the Waynesville R-VI School District that manages district volunteers; AmeriCorps school tutors, AmeriCorps VISTA members, Club TIGER Afterschool Program, Snack in a Pack Program, and more. These programs are made possible by grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), and Army Youth Programs in Your Neighborhood (AYPYN) For more information about these programs or how to get involved, contact us at 573-842-2250 or

Part-Time Library Clerk

The Waynesville Library has a job opening for a Part-Time branch clerk.

Schedule will generally be Monday-Friday from 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Some Saturdays from 8:30-1:00 will also be required.

The successful applicant will have the following skills, qualifications, and responsibilities:

Skills/Job Knowledge/Responsibilities
*Ability to interact pleasantly, constructively, and cooperatively with library patrons and fellow library staff
*Computer knowledge and skills; ability to troubleshoot patron computer issues and escalate as needed; typing approximately 40 wpm.
*Willingness and ability to learn library circulation system and all library systems
*Shelve and shift library material, keep library looking neat and books in order on the shelves. Accuracy is of utmost importance.
*Any other duties assigned by supervisor

Physical Demands
*Perform bending, squatting, kneeling, and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height
*Routinely lift library materials weighing up to 40 lbs
*Push and steer a fully loaded book cart

*High School Diploma or GED
*Must be at least 18 years of age
*One year public service experience preferred
*Data entry and computer experience required

Please submit a resume to the Waynesville Library.

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

City of Waynesville is looking for an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. Applicant must be good with people, have a good JOB knowledge of office equipment, computers and calculators. Must be able to multi-task, take instructions, have a pleasant telephone personality and be accurate with numbers and handling money. Applications available Monday thru Friday at Waynesville City Hall, 100 Tremont Center, Waynesville, MO. or online at No phone calls, please. The City of Waynesville is an equal opportunity employer and treats all applicants equally regardless of ethnicity, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, handicap, or veteran status. Application deadline is September 29, 2017.


College & Career Night at WHS

The Waynesville High School Guidance Department will host the annual College & Career Night program Tuesday evening, Sept. 26, 2017, in the high school gymnasium, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 pm.

Representatives from college, technical schools, military and various other organizations will be available to talk with students and parents concerning programs, financial aid, entrance requirements and other pertinent information.

College representatives are asking all juniors and seniors who plan to attend to pre-register for the college & career night at Students and parents from the following high schools are invited to attend: Waynesville, Crocker, Richland, Laquey, Newburg, Iberia, Dixon, and Plato.

USO Update

If you could assist with any of these shifts, please let us know by
calling 573-329-2039 or by simply replying to this email!

Friday, September 15th
3 pm - 6 pm 3

Saturday, September 16th
12 pm - 3 pm 2
3 pm - 7 pm 2

Sunday, September 17th
10 am - 12 pm 1
12 pm - 3 pm 4
3 pm - 6 pm 2


Uranus is the Guinness World Record Title Holder for "The World's Largest Belt Buckle"

Uranus, Missouri: Guiness World Record Headquarters notified Mayor Louie R. Keen that Uranus is now the Title Holder for "The World's Largest Belt Buckle".

The "World's Largest Belt Buckle" pays homage in its appeal to the Midwestern Lifestyle. The Mayor's motto is "It's gotta be BIG in it's in Uranus!". What better way to do that than to have "The World's Largest Belt Buckle" establishing its home in Uranus, Missouri.

The "World's Largest Belt Buckle" comes in at 13.371 W x 10.12 H (FEET). Created and designed locally. The process took over a year and a half to complete. Team Uranus, The Mayor, Ed Wilson, Travis Baur, and Nick Nickels along with many staff members helped put this together. John Mackey was the certified surveyor. The witnesses were Julie Marlea Harmon, Local business owner of Nona's Kitchen and Beth Wiles from the Pulaski County Tourism. This process was certified by Guinness World Book of Records.

Uranus, Missouri: One Stop Shop #1 Tourist Destination on Route 66 with all things fun in The Heart of Uranus!!


Pulaski County Library District Tools, Resources, and Entertainment

Visit the Pulaski County Library District's website for a variety of online tools, resources, and entertainment. Click on the "E-Resources" tab for more information. This week, we're highlighting Pronunciator, a free way to learn one of over 80 languages! As a new feature this fall, Pronunciator has added ProLive, which is free 30-minute live, online sessions with a teacher and up to 5 students. So, visit our website at and sign up for Pronunciator with your library card!


New Rotarians

Two service-minded area residents were inducted into the Rotary Club of Pulaski County recently; Mickey Law and Ursula Lebioda. Andy Offutt, the Club's Membership Chairman conducted the induction ceremony. Ursula Lebioda received her Rotary pin from past president, Marianne Ward. The club's membership policy has changed, permitting an individual to be sponsored by a business and designate one additional person as a representative. This policy relaxes the Club's attendance policy in that the representative may attend a meeting for the Rotarian. Current Rotarians will have the option of converting their membership should they wish to do so.


Infuze Credit Union Donates Building Contents to Armed Services YMCA and Several Local Organizations

With the completion of its new branch and operations center, Infuze Credit Union found community partners that could make use of its previous building's contents located at 1300 Historic 66 W., Waynesville, MO. Representatives of the Armed Services YMCA, Hoodies for Hope, Shekinah Tabernacle Ministries, and Stonebrook Center were standing by to take delivery of thousands of dollars of valuable donated building supplies, to include a small HVAC unit, doors, bathroom fixtures, glass windows, a water fountain, dozens of desks, office chairs and filing cabinets, fluorescent light fixtures, countertops and cabinetry. Even the building's lay-in ceiling system and electrical panels were repurposed, potentially saving each organization thousands.

Mike Smith, Infuze Credit Union Chief Brand and Growth Officer, said "The donation further strengthens the ties Infuze has with the communities it has served over the past 63 years and sets the tone for service in the future. Our credit union searches out opportunities where we can give back to our community."

Armed Services YMCA director Matt Rumph said, "With this gesture, Infuze Credit Union is demonstrating its dedication to making the future brighter and more successful for the youth of our area.''


Member Events

Fall Yard Sale

September 16th, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Baker Theater Auxilary Parking Lot.

Looking for a bargain, you can find it at the Fort Leonard Wood Fall MWR Yard Sale! This event is open to the public!

The following items will not be sold: weapons, food items, trailers, boats or recreational vehicles, animals or livestock, retail items (Avon, Tupperware, Scentsy, etc.) The Fort Leonard Wood Thrift Shop will be on site to collect donations. Concessions will be available for purchase from the BOSS Program.


Plan to meet and greet the Convoy as it rolls through Pulaski County USA!

The procession will enter Pulaski County from the east on Historic Route 66 (Z Highway), travel through Devils Elbow into Saint Robert in late afternoon on September 20, 2017 and is scheduled to travel to the John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex at Fort Leonard Wood for viewing of the Historic Military Vehicles from 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

The public is invited and encouraged to meet and greet the owners and take photos. Visitors should be prepared to provide a current driver's license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration to gain access to the post. Visitors will not need a pass for this event.
The morning of 21 September, the Convoy will depart Saint Robert Community Center at 0700 traveling Historic Route 66 through Waynesville, Buckhorn and Laquey prior to exiting Pulaski County.

Historic Military Vehicles on the Convoy will range from WWI-era to those just released from the US Armed Forces inventories. The privately owned HMVs include motor cycles, jeeps and large cargo trucks.

This 2,400 mile / 29 day Convoy represents America's longest Veterans' parade, honoring the service and sacrifice of Veterans of all generations. These Convoys (the MVPA has conducted 3 previous large-scale HMV Convoys!) represent the ground forces legacy of the Nation, showcasing America's Historic Military Vehicles of many types.

Follow the Convoy progress online at
Follow the Convoy online with Facebook at


Annual "Salute the Troops" Golf Scramble

September 22nd at Piney Valley Golf Course Fort Leonard Wood. *Tournament Is Limited To The First 25 Teams** Entry Fee - Corporate $75 per player to be teamed with Military pair / Military $40 per player 11 - 11:45am-Registration / Noon -Tee Off Entry Fee Includes: Cart / Entry for all Contests / BBQ Dinner / Event Polo Prizes for Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and Longest Putt, as well as Door Prizes will be given away at the Barbeque following Golf!


Pub 2 Pub Half-Marathon

The Pub 2 Pub Half-Marathon is September 23th Race will start at the Rolla Public House Brewing Company 600 North Rolla Street in Rolla at 8:00 a.m. The cost is $55 if registered by September 9th ($65 after September 9th) Make Checks out to: RMC (Rolla Multi-Sport Club).

Early packet pick up will be at the Rolla Public House Brewery from 4-6 p.m. on Friday September 22nd; race day registration/packet pick up starts at 7:00 a.m. outside the Rolla Public House Brewery.
Race ends at the St. James Public House Brewing Company
551 State Route B in St. James.

Proceeds from this race benefiting Team RWB and our local Veterans Home. Team RWB enriches the lives of many America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

No walkers please. There is a 3 hour time limit for this course, if you are still on the course at 11am a sweeper vehicle will pick you up for safety concerns. Water, snacks and one free beer of your choice will be available to all runners after race in the St. James Winery & Public House Brewing Company Gardens. In the Garden you can kick back and relax, play some bocce ball, corn hole, life size chess and even enjoy some brick oven pizza for lunch. All runners will receive a discount on pizza. Shuttles will be available to transport runners back to Rolla at 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm.

Awards: All finishers will receive a finisher's medal as they cross the finish line. Awards ceremony will be held in The Gardens around 10:30am. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall Female and Male will receive special awards and medals. All 1st place winners in the following age groups will also receive 1st place medals 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Register: Online - This race will be chip timed and is part of the 2017 Rolla Multisport Club Race Series. All runners are guaranteed a performance style shirt if registered by September 17th.


Walk to End Alzheimer's

Join the fight to end Alzheimer's on September 23rd at the Waynesville City Park, 9 a.m. is registration followed by the walk at 10 a.m. Contact Dawn Payne at


76th Military Police Regimental Week Bass Tournament

Come help the MP'S celebrate their 76th anniversary with their first annual regimental week bass tournament on Wednesday, September 27th on Lake of the Ozarks. Open to all but there must be a current or former MP soldier (or current USAMPS employee) per boat. Special guest announcer: Major League Fishing Pro James Watson.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and big bass! Entry fee is $10 per team!
Will also have door prizes! To Register and for more info contact SFC Homer at or 573-855-4965


76th Military Police Corps Anniversary Events

MP Corps Trap Shoot Contest will be held on September 26th at 9:00 a.m. at the FLW Outdoor Adventure Center. Three person team; Must have 1 current or previous MP or MP family member per team; cost per person is $14.00. Contact SFC Bischof at or 573-596-7525 for more information.

Regimental Motorcycle Mentorship Ride hosted by the OZARK Chapter of the MPRA. The ride will take place on September 27th at Nutter Field House. Registration and T-CLOCS/PPE from 9:00-10:00 a.m., Kick Stands Up - 10:00 a.m., arrive at Osage Beach at 11:30 a.m., Regimental Ride BBQ from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Return Ride from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pre-Registration highly recommended. Pre- Registration forms due September 8th. Registration is $35 per person and includes 1 commemorative T-Shirt and lunch provided by Half Sauced BBQ! The ride is open to all Active Duty/USAR/ARNG Military Police Soldiers, Marines, & Airmen; Retired MPs; Civilian Law Enforcement Officers; Family Members and DA Civilians associated with the MP Corps. Contact Corina at or 573-329-5317

MP Corps Golf Scramble on September 29th at 9:00 a.m. at the FLW Piney Valley Golf Course. Four person team golf scramble; cost per person is $60.00, meal Included. Contact PVGC: 573-329-4770 or MPRA: Rick Harne, 573-855-3977 or


Management Intensive Grazing School

University of Missouri Extension will host a Management Intensive Grazing School September 27-29 at the MU Hugo Wurdack Research Center near Cook Station. The three-day program will include guest speakers covering the topics of grazing system layout and design, watering systems, fence systems, soil fertility, livestock nutrition, and forage growth and quality. Additionally, extensive farm tours will be included to allow participants to receive training on grazing system utilization.

The cost of the three-day school is $135 per person or $215 per farm couple. This fee includes the cost of meals, resource books and other handout materials pertinent to the course.

Space is limited for this program, and registration along with full payment is required by September 21. For more information, please contact Ted Cunningham, MU Extension Livestock Specialist at the Dent County Extension office at 573-729-3196, or visit


Run For The Paws 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8:00 am starting at Sellers-Sexton Trucks & Imports, 509 VFW Memorial Dr. in St. Robert.
*First 50 advance registrants receive a FREE T-shirt (Limit one free t-shirt per family)

Race day registration and packet pick-up starts at 7:30 am
$15 Youth Registration (15 & Under - $10 Pre-registered)
$25 Adult Registration ($20 Pre-registered)
$35 Family Registration (maximum of 3 runners and must register together to receive the family discount)

Pets are encouraged to run/walk with their Guardians, but must be leashed and up-to-date with vaccinations and should not disrupt other runners/walkers or pets.

Bring the family and join us for not only a morning of fun, but also to help support and celebrate the animals of Pulaski County!
Awards will be given to first & second place male, female, child & canine runners.

(Participants are only guaranteed a shirt if paid for in advance with applicants submission; shirts will be available onsite during registration on a first come, first served basis. Sorry, child sizes not available)

Deadline for registration is Friday, September 29.


Oktoberfest at Public House Brewing Company

Public House Brewing Company is hosting Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 30th at the Rolla Brewpub. VIP Admission opens at 1:00pm and General Admission opens at 2:00pm with the event ending at 6:00pm. VIP tickets are $40 and include an extra hour of tasting, a special glass, and a food ticket. General admission tickets are $25. Purchase tickets in advance at Proceeds will benefit the Community Partnership.


Fence and Water System Installation Workshop

A Fence and Water System Installation Workshop will be held Tuesday October 3rd, at 4 pm in Dent County at Strader Farms, near Gladden, MO

This clinic will provide a "hands-on" opportunity for livestock producers to learn the basics of installing both permanent high-tensile and temporary electric fence for grazing managment, as well as show installation of tire tanks for livestock water sources.
Ted Cunningham, MU Extension Livestock Specialist, along with Chris Jones, Dent County Soil and Water Conservation District Technician will assist with the instruction of the clinic and provide information about cost-share opportunities through the Soil and Water Conservation District. The clinic is sponsored by Dent County University of Missouri Extension and the Dent County Soil and Water Conservation District.

The clinic will begin at 4 pm. There is no cost to attend the clinic; however, class size for the clinic is limited. Please RSVP and receive directions to the farm or receive more information about the clinic by contacting the Dent County MU Extension Office at 573-729-3196, or by emailing Ted Cunningham at


Fourth annual Frog Hill Half Marathon and 10k on October 7, 2017 and the Leapfrog 5k to take place on October 6th

Make plans to join this community event that's sure to be fun for the whole family. The Leapfrog 5k will begin at 6 pm on Friday, October 6 at the Waynesville City Park located on Roubidoux Drive in Waynesville, MO. Bring the kids and run or walk it. Then stay for some fun in the bounce house and some hamburgers and hotdogs.

And the fun continues into Saturday, October 7th with the Half Marathon and 10k races start at 8:30 a.m. at East Elementary School. You will love the rapid descent as you head down Frog Hill to catch an up close and personal view of Croaker, our famous Frog Rock. Then be prepared to enjoy the view of the Roubidoux River and the surrounding bluffs as you head onto the packed gravel trail. And once you conquer Superior Hill, you will have bragging rights! (The 10k turnaround is right before).This out and back course lets you enjoy the downhill as a reward. Chip timing, age group awards and great post-race food and entertainment as the race ends at the Waynesville Park where the Frogfest festival will be going in full swing! There is fun for the whole family as they wait for you to cross that finish line!!

* There will be a shuttle at the finish line to bring you back to your car.

* Great post-race food and drinks to follow

* Packet pickup is Friday, October 6 from 4p.m. -7p.m. at the Waynesville Park in conjunction with the Leapfrog 5k. Come join us for some free hamburgers and hotdogs, available to all as we cheer on the runners!! Race day registration is available then for an additional fee of $10.

Lots of fun and things to see on the course. Run alongside the famous Roubidoux River. More information at


Annual Rotary Club of Pulaski County Golf Tournament

October 12 at Deer Chase Golf Course. A 4 Person Scramble: Teams or Individuals Special Events!!! Closest to the Pin and Longest Putt Contests Roll the Dice and try your hand at card games. Many Door Prizes and Prizes for the winners!!! Business Sponsorship is $200.00 for 1 Hole.

Rotary supports a student of the month for Both the high school and middle school of Waynesville RVI School Districts...recognizing excellence and achievement.

We also issue every elementary school in the county dictionarys for 3rd graders.

Rotary Club of Pulaski County partners with the Chamber of Commerce for the Choices program and we impact students life's during pivotal decision making times in their life's and help them in their awareness of lifelong choices. This is presented to all students in the County in 8th Grade.

Rotary supports Youth and Rotaract and Interact Clubs which help students leap forward with leadership skills and community awareness.

As you can see, we are on the move! Your support and sponsorship will make a difference in our ability to support many incredibly important causes in our County!

Contact: Cheryl Cawley at 573-774-3666


Barbells for Boobs, Make a Difference in Women's Lives

3 Bars - Home of CrossFit Polymath is hosting Barbells for Boobs on October 21st, a fun social event that supports a great cause. Barbells for Boobs is a proactive voice, resource for early detection and support post diagnosis with an emphasis on fitness and wellness for anyone affected. Every $80 helps ONE person get a lifesaving exam.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations are encouraged; anyone wanting to donate please visit and type in 'CrossFit Polymath' as the team name. There will be free food and a workout that is called Grace. This workout is optional. There is no charge to attend or participate.

If you are unable to attend but want to support the cause please click the link above to make your donation. Every dollar raised is greatly appreciated.

For more information contact 3 Bars at 573-451-2420, email, or visit


Shatner's World: We Just Live in It

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

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."


Pumpkin Fest 2017

Pumpkin Fest 2017 event which will be held on October 31, 2017 from 6:00PM-8:00PM. More info to come.


"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
September 15, 2017
Ribbon Cutting for A Touch of Heaven Massage Therapy
September 29, 2017
Ribbon Cutting for Infuze Credit Union Grand Opening/Membership Appreciation Day
September 29, 2017
Community Pride Night

*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