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February 5, 2016

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Danessa Williams
143 Replacement Ave., Bldg. 487
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65536
(573) 329-4227
dickeysbbq.ftwood@outlook.com
www.dickeys.com

Reverse Raffle - Win up to $1000!

The Waynesville- St. Robert Chamber of Commerce is ready to host their first Reverse Raffle!

You could WIN up to $1000.00!! You have 7 chances to win money! This is a great way to get friends, family and/or co-workers together to purchase tickets to win money! Tickets can be purchased individually or by a group. It could also be used as a way to win money to give to a local charity or non-profit. The winners will be drawn at the Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction. Tickets are $50 each; no more than 175 tickets will be sold. Tickets are on sale now at the Chamber office, by Ambassadors and Board Members, and at all events and luncheons.

How the Reverse Raffle works:
50th ticket drawn wins $ 100
75th ticket drawn wins $ 100
100th ticket drawn wins $ 100
125th ticket drawn wins $ 100
150th ticket drawn wins $ 100
174th ticket drawn wins $ 500
175th ticket drawn wins $1,000

Don't miss this chance to win big money! You do not have to be present to win!

All proceeds go to the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce to fund our Community Programs and Events. For more information about these programs and events contact the Chamber at 573-336-5121.

Community Leadership Awards Banquet

The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its annual Community Leadership Awards Banquet. This memorable event will be held on Friday, February 12, 2016 at the St. Robert Community Center with social hour beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. This event is held to commemorate the hard work and dedication to community exhibited by our area leaders, non-profit organizations and civic groups, as well as announces the Citizen of the Year.

This year two outstanding volunteers have been nominated for Citizen of the Year. The nominees for the 2015 Citizen of the Year are Paul King and Steve Lynch. This award is intended to recognize individuals not for a particular year of service, but rather to recognize a person who has performed outstanding and dedicated service to the community and/or towards helping others over time in the Waynesville-St. Robert area.

Tickets for the Awards Banquet are now available at the Chamber Office. You must have a ticket to attend this event. Tickets will not be available at the door. Deadline to purchase tickets is February 4th. Tickets are $20.00 per person. For more information about the Citizen of the Year and the Community Leadership Awards Banquet please contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or e-mail chamber@wsrchamber.com.

Newcomer Advertising Tri-fold

Are you looking for an efficient and cost effective way to get your information out to new people moving into the area? In 2015 the Chamber handed out over 1000 bags to incoming permanent party service members and their families and 87 bags to people coming into our office as well as the Tourism Bureau. Consider the cost your business or organization currently has with providing promotional materials and informational flyers that go into the bags. This may be a stress free way to get your information out to those new to the community.

Ad space would include business logo and a QR code linked to your business website, Facebook page, or webpage of your choice along with any other additional information you deem important. The tri-fold would be handed out separate from the bags with an explanation of what it is and how to use it.

Ad example below.

Advertise on the inside for $250 a year (12 available spots); on the back for $300 a year (3 available spots). This is optional and is first come, first serve. For an additional $50 the Chamber staff would design your ad. Ads are full color and the ad size is 3.25 inches wide, 2.5 inches tall and the ad will run on the tri-fold for one calendar year. Ads purchased will have priority for renewal for the following year. Contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or info@wsrchamber.com for more information and/or purchase a spot for your ad. Deadline to purchase an ad for this year is February 17th.

Quarterly + 1 Chamber Luncheon - February 10th at 11:30 a.m. at The Greater Community Fellowship Hall. Our sponsor will be Kids' Harbor Too. There are no seating limits for the Quarterly +1 Luncheons so it is a great opportunity to get involved and updated on the community and network with fellow Chamber members. Guests of Chamber members must also have an RSVP to attend. All regular Chamber luncheon policies apply. Please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 9th. As of the January Luncheon the 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. Unfortunately, due to the large number of last minute Chamber luncheon attendees a policy has been put into place by the Chamber Board of Directors. This policy started in APRIL 2005; anyone who responds after the R.s.v.p. cut-off time (9:00 a.m. the Tuesday before the luncheon) or shows up without an R.s.v.p. may be charged an additional $12. If an R.s.v.p. is received and they do not attend the luncheon there may be a $12 charged for the meal. The decision was made to charge this amount to compensate our Chamber member restaurants for the last minute adjusts they must make to their menus.

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

This year the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce's Annual Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction to be held on Saturday, April 2nd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Robert Community Center. 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 Super Heroes!

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.

True Colors® Seminar

Do you want to build teamwork, improve communication and enhance customer relations within your business? Would you like a better understanding about yourself and those you work with?

The True Colors® methodology has helped millions of people find personal success and dramatically improve their interpersonal relationships in these areas and beyond.

Save the date and plan to attend the True Colors Seminar on April 15th at the Hampton Inn from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost is $50 per person and includes materials. Food will be provided. Click here for flyer.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cutting for Pulaski County COAD - March 8th at 10:15 a.m. at 601 Historic Rt. 66 W., building behind Waynesville City Hall.

Ribbon Cutting for The Dairy Deli - April 4th at Noon at 690 Missouri Ave., Ste. 14 in St. Robert

2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for information on 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities. For more information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email chamber@wsrchamber.com.

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Business Spotlight

Kids' Harbor Child Advocacy Center provides coordinated services for child abuse victims and their families in a warm, child-friendly atmosphere. These services include forensic interviews, forensic medical exams, counseling, and advocacy; all of which are designed to lessen the trauma experienced by the child. In this child-focused, child-friendly environment, representatives from many disciplines make decisions about the investigation, treatment, and prosecution of child abuse cases. Kids' Harbor adheres to the Child First Doctrine: The child is our first priority. Not the needs of the family, not the story, not the evidence, not the needs of the courts, not the needs of law enforcement, not the needs of children's services, not the needs of attorneys. The child is our first priority.

All of our services are provided free of charge to children ages 0-18 years of age and are referred to us due to allegations of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, as well as physical and medical neglect, witnesses to violence and drug endangerment. Between our two centers in Osage Beach and St. Robert, MO we serve 10 counties in the state of Missouri, including the Fort Leonard Wood Military Base. On average 12-15% of our annual referrals are military dependents.

Kids' Harbor, Inc. was established in 2001 and is located in Osage Beach, MO. Kids' Harbor Too was established in St. Robert in April 2005. Both centers are separately accredited by the National Children's Alliance.

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Ribbon Cuttings

January 21, 2016

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
LJ/Cheri/Rebecca Bryant
(573) 336-3216
www.jacksonhewitt.com

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January 25, 2016

Christian Tabernacle

Bishop Kenneth Hicks
(573) 842-9875

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January 27, 2016

Luna Java Coffeehouse
Julie Liu
(573) 336-2364
www.lunajava.com

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

Since 1964, this family owned and operated Cadillac GMC dealership located near Fort Leonard Wood has helped customers find a new or used vehicle to suit their needs. Located on Historic Route 66 this dealership is here to help you get behind the wheel of the used vehicle you've always wanted.

Who is This Member?

Last Week's Answer: Mid Missouri Motors

Affinity Orthopedic & Sports Therapy

Affinity Orthopedic & Sports Therapy opened in 2012 and is located at 24530 Southside Rd., Ste. E/F in Waynesville. Offering physical and sports therapy, care for patients with chronic pain or post-surgery, and women's health which is not offered anywhere else in the county.

As a member of the Chamber I'm able to network with wonderful people in the community, helping me meet new people. The Chamber is welcoming to those new to the area.

KFLW 98.9 The Fort

KFLW 98.9 The Fort has been on the air since 1994 and is located at 555 Marshall Dr. in St. Robert. KFLW is a Radio Station and Marketing Company. We work with businesses to develop marketing campaigns and try to get results from marketing partners. Since opening KFLW has raised thousands of dollars for charities, also a BIG supporter of our Military.

As a member of the Chamber we receive lots of support, interaction and advice. We have never seen a Chamber that works as hard as ours.

Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, FLW Newsletter

Click here to view the newsletter.

Volunteers needed for area SOMO Games

Volunteers are needed for Special Olympics Missouri State
Indoor Games scheduled March 18 to 20 in the Fort Leonard Wood area.

This will be the second year for Special Olympics Missouri to hold the competition here.

According to Trish Lutz, senior director of programs, volunteers play an important role in the success of the event, which is expected to bring in more than 2,000 athletes, coaches, Family and friends.

A games management team is being formed to plan and organize the event. At least 650 volunteers will be needed for the actual running of the competition.

There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available including fundraising, meal planning, special event planning, setup, score keeping, handing out awards and more.

Fort Leonard Wood venues include Daugherty Bowling Center, Davidson Fitness Center, Nutter Field House, Shay Gym, Cunningham Gym and Swift Gym. Events off post will be at
Waynesville High School, Waynesville Sixth Grade Center and Waynesville Middle School.

Rhonda Hutsell, Army Volunteer Corps coordinator, said there are numerous opportunities for volunteers to take part both on and off the installation.

“This is a very positive opportunity to showcase Fort Leonard Wood and how proud Fort Leonard Wood is to be part of SOMO. We want to make it the best it can be,” Hutsell said.

Lutz said it’s an honor to bring two of the organization’s largest sports — bowling and basketball — back to the installation.

“Our athletes had so much fun last year showing off their skills in front of the Waynesville student volunteers and the troops that they’re more than ready to get back there in 2016. The
support we receive for the state indoor games is hard to match anywhere else in the state,” Lutz said.

The basketball and bowling featured in the games were new additions to the SOMO competition schedule last year. The competition will include traditional games, Unified Sports® (bringing together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities — people of similar age and athletic ability), team skills and individual skills.

For more information on volunteering, contact Austin Rippeto at rippeto@somo.org or call 573-635-1660. To volunteer for off-post events, go to www.somo.org to register. Since installation volunteer hours are tracked, those wishing to volunteer on Fort Leonard Wood should contact Hutsell at 573-596-0131, ext. 60212 or rhonda.l.hutsell.civ@mail.mil.

Concealed carry not authorized on FLW

An individual detained with a concealed weapon on Fort
Leonard Wood is a reminder that the post's firearms rules and regulations apply to all service members, Department of the Army civilians, contractors, visitors and their Family members,
once they enter the boundary of the installation. "If you live off the installation, there is no Missouri requirement to register your firearms," said Rick Vise, Installation Physical Security officer.

"However, the firearms must be registered before entering the installation for an authorized recreational activity, such as hunting or sport-shooting purposes," Vise said.

Fort Leonard Wood Single Soldier Quarters or post-housing residents must register their firearms with the Provost Marshal Office within five days of arrival or immediately after procuring a weapon. "Allow adequate time to process the registration and obtain the background check," Vise said, noting the process can take several days.

Certain background-check findings will prohibit firearm registration on the installation. Those include felony convictions, court convictions of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or felony, fugitive from justice or conviction in court of the possession, use or sale of marijuana, dangerous or narcotic drugs. "In addition, anyone presently declared mentally incompetent or presently committed to a mental institution would not be permitted to register a firearm on Fort Leonard Wood," Vise said.

"Unit commanders are required to verify proof of legal ownership and that the individual is not prohibited from owning a firearm. The commander will also document that the service member and/or Family member has received the appropriate safety training on the use and storage of the firearm," he added.

Storage rules apply to firearms kept in on-post housing:
-- Firearms must be kept out of the reach of small children;
-- They must be secured in a place separate from ammunition;
-- They must be under double lock when home is unattended. One of the locks may be the home entrance and the other may be, for example, a locked container or a trigger mechanism.

Commanders may direct that owners store firearms in the unit's arms storage facility for those who reside on Fort Leonard Wood. Officers and noncommissioned officers who reside in Single Soldier Housing are required to store weapons and ammunition in the unit's arms storage facility, Vise said.

Although the installation offers conceal carry classes, carrying concealed firearms or weapons on Fort Leonard Wood is not allowed.

"A Missouri Concealed Carry Permit or a concealed weapons/carry permit from any state is not recognized or valid on Fort Leonard Wood," Vise said.

Hunters and sports shooters are allowed to bring firearms or weapons on the installation, but the following rules apply. You must declare the presence of a firearm to the Installation Access Control Point guard. You must be in possession of and prepare to present the registration form (FLW Form 1835 or 1835A) upon request.

You must obey the installation and Missouri hunting regulations, which include possessing or obtaining the proper licenses and permits. Firearms can't be loaded and the ammunition must be stored separately. Firearms must be kept in the trunk. For vehicles without trunks, firearms must be stored in the glove compartment and encased so they won't be readily available to the drivers or passengers.

Firearm possession rules can be found in Army Regulation 190-11 and Fort Leonard Wood Regulation 190-6.

"The most important thing to remember is safety -- both in the use and securing of the firearm or weapon," Vise said.

For more information on privately owned weapons and registration forms, visit
www.wood.army.mil/lec/SOB/PrivatelyOwnedWeapons.html.
The site contains links to registration forms, that along with attachments, can be sent as PDF to
usarmy.leonardwood.usag.mbx.desvisctr@mail.mil; faxed to 573-596-5393 and include a cover sheet addressed to ATTN Firearm Registrations; mailed to Directorate of Emergency Services, Security Operations Branch, 261 19th Street, Building 1000, Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473; or dropped off any time at the Visitor Center in Bldg. 100, 573-596-0590.

92nd MP Battalion to Inactivate

In an effort to be transparent, the 92nd Military Police Battalion command team held a town hall Jan. 27 concerning the inactivation of the battalion. With an Oct. 15, 2016 scheduled inactivation date for the official ceremony, the battalion will lose more than 700 Soldiers.

This loss will not be immediate, but will occur by the end of 2016.
The battalion has been preparing for some time now, readying Soldiers and Family members for their transitions and furling of the battalion's colors this fall.

"Everyone in this room will be in a different unit within the next 12 months -- retired, ETSed (Expiration of Term of Service) or out of the Army," said Lt. Col. Chad Goyette, 92nd MP Bn. Commander.
If not already, over the next several weeks 92nd MP Bn. Soldiers are slated to receive their assignment instructions.

"Soldiers have already started receiving assignment instructions, and that process will continue until all eligible Soldiers have received their follow-on assignment, which is expected to be early
March," said Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Flom, 92nd MP Bn. Command Ssergeant Major.

In the meantime, Goyette said that it is the battalion leadership's goal to complete this transition with as much compassion, concern and care they can possibly give to the Soldiers and Families. Goyette reassured the Soldiers that they have their best interests at heart.

"We will work each personnel action and relocation individually, taking into account all Soldier and Family needs while meeting the needs of the Army," Goyette said.

Meeting their needs will require assistance from across the installation. Several Fort Leonard Wood organizations are supporting the battalion during this transition.

"There will always be a need for Soldiers in the Army," said Mike Martin, Military Personnel Division chief. "We will provide prompt, efficient and friendly assistance (to you all)."

But, the Soldiers have a necessary part in making their transitions smooth, as well. "Attend the levy briefing; be proactive, and register and update PCS (permanent change of station) information in the Army Career Tracker to facilitate assignment of sponsor," Martin said.

The success of this process is going to take communication, cooperation and collaboration, Martin said.

"We have assured Soldiers and Family members that we will do our best to see they receive assignment instructions in a timely manner, and the timeline of their move is inline as best as
possible with the specific situation of the Soldiers," Flom said.

"For example, Families with school-age children can generally expect not to have to move their kids while school is in session," he added.

Once the 92nd MP Bn. inactivates, only its 252nd Military Police Detachment and 180th Military Working Dog Detachment will remain.

The 252nd MP Detachment, in conjunction with the 180th MWD Det., will continue to provide specialized law enforcement to the Fort Leonard Wood community, in support of the Directorate of Emergency Services, to include but not limited to traffic accident and military police investigators, physical security specialists and military working dog support, Flom said.

Together, these two units will have about 60 Soldiers. "Our community will transition to a pure civilian Law Enforcement and Security Guard (Access Control) force," Goyette said.

"The 92nd MPs will remain in place as a bridging strategy to assist the new team members as they arrive; however, these personnel will be subject to relocation, as well," he said.

The 92nd MP Bn. arrived to Fort Leonard Wood from Fort Benning, Georgia, in 2008. Its mission is to deploy worldwide to provide Military Police Support to Unified Land Operations, and conduct continuous policing operations in support of the Fort Leonard Wood military community.

Snack in a Pack fundraiser at Panera

Snack in a Pack will host a fundraiser from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at Panera Bread in St. Robert. A portion of the proceeds from every purchase with a flyer will go to Snack in a Pack to help feed Waynesville R-VI students who might otherwise go hungry over the weekends and holidays. The flyer is required and available by going to the website and clicking on the link that states, "Click here for Panera Bread Fundraising Flyer."

Three file for school board

The names of three individuals - Butch O'Riley, Charles Quinn and Dorsey Newcomb - will appear on the April 5 ballot for the Waynesville R-VI Board of Education.

Two positions, those currently held by Butch O'Riley and Dorsey Newcomb, are up for election for three-year terms.

District seeks feedback regarding calendar

The Waynesville R-VI School District has proposed a draft of the 2016-17 School Year Calendar and is seeking the public's feedback. The calendar is available at http://www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/Domain/1428.

After reviewing the calendar, patrons may send their feedback by Feb. 8 to Personnel Services via email at personnel@waynesville.k12.mo.us or call 573-842-2094.

 

A Word for Representative Steve Lynch

The farm-to-table program embraces a sustainable approach to agriculture and dining. At its heart, the concept is simple: there is value in eating locally. The movement, which has recently picked up mo-mentum, touts the benefits reaped by those who both produce and consume local food -- as well as the environment as a whole.

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, I presented my HB1747, the Farm-To-Table Act, to the Missouri House Agriculture Policy Committee. This bill changes the name of the current Farm-to-School Program to the Farm-to-Table Program, and expands the current program that includes only schools to also include schools, correctional facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, and military bases.

If passed, the bill would require the Department of Agriculture to estab-lish program goals, including that participating institutions must purchase at least ten percent of their food locally by December 31, 2019.

The bill also changes and expands the Farm-to-School Taskforce to the Farm-To-Table Taskforce to include a representative from the Missouri Departments of Corrections and Health and Senior Services and a representative from one of the state's military bases. The Director of the Department of Corrections will appoint one person who is employed as a correctional facility food service director and the Director of the Depart-ment of Health and Senior Services will appoint one person who is employed as a hospital or nursing home food services director.

The bill has an effective date of January 1, 2017.

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SBA Stands Ready to Assist Missouri Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds and Flooding

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Missouri businesses and residents as a result of President Obama's major disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced.

The declaration covers the Barry, Barton, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Cole, Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Jefferson, Laclede, Lawrence, Lincoln, Maries, McDonald, Morgan, Newton, Osage, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, Scott, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster and Wright counties as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred December 23, 2015 - January 9, 2016.

"The SBA is strongly committed to providing Missouri with the most effective and customer-focused response possible and with access to federal disaster loans to help Missouri businesses and residents affected by this disaster," said Contreras-Sweet. "Getting our businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA."

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to businesses and homeowners to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance is available to businesses regardless of any property damage.

Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

Interest rates can be as low as 4 percent for businesses, 2.625 percent for private nonprofit organizations and 1.813 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant's financial condition.

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, victims must first call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at (800) 621-FEMA (3362). As soon as Federal-State Disaster Recovery Centers open throughout the affected area, SBA will provide one-on-one assistance to disaster loan applicants. Additional information and details on the location of disaster recovery centers is available by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955.

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USO Update

Volunteer Shifts Needing To Be Filled

Friday, Feb. 5

10 am - 12 pm 1 person
12 pm - 3 pm 1 person
3 pm - 6 pm 1 person

Saturday, Feb. 6

10 am - 12 pm 1 person
12 pm - 3 pm 2 people
3 pm - 7 pm 2 people

Sunday, Feb. 7
12 pm - 3 pm 2 people
3 pm - 6 pm 5 people

If you could assist with any of these shifts, please let us know by calling 573-329-2039.

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Emerging Leaders Information Meeting

February 5, 2-4 p.m.
Webster University East Academic Building
545 Garden Avenue, Room 102
St. Louis, MO 63119
Register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-emerging-leaders-information-session-tickets-20474138700

SBA St. Louis is funded for the sixth consecutive year to offer the Emerging Leaders executive level training initiative. The goal of the program is to identify existing urban based small businesses that show a high potential for growth and to provide them with the network, resources and motivation required to build a sustainable business of size and scale.

A limited number of slots are open for businesses that meet the following criteria:
At least $400,000 in annual sales up to $10 million
At least 3 years in business
At least 1 employee in addition to the owner

Participant must be a key decision maker within the company such as the CEO, COO, CFO, Owner, President.

The program requires participants commit to a total 100 hours, including 40 hours of in class training, Seven CEO mentoring meetings, and course work assignments. Classes begin in April and run through October. At the end of the program, participants will have a three year strategic plan tailored to their business and a network of business resources they can tap into going forward. Training is free to selected participants.

For more information call Angie Wells at 314-539-6613 or via email at angela.wells@sba.gov and you can visit the SBA Emerging Leaders webpage.

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Habitat for Humanity of Pulaski County Pulaski County Art Competition

Habitat for Humanity of Pulaski County will be having an Art Competition Fundraiser on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at OTC in Waynesville.

Winners in each category will receive cash prizes, and at the conclusion of the competition, all artwork submitted will be auctioned off via silent auction. All proceeds from this event will stay in Pulaski County, and go towards necessary repairs, projects, and new home builds.

Competition is open to all high school students in Pulaski County, but will be open to the public to view and bid during the silent auction.

Sponsorship opportunities for this event are also available. This is a great opportunity to recognize local talent, obtain some fantastic art work, and have your business recognized as an event sponsor, all while supporting and helping to improve your local community.

Please check our Facebook Page at Habitat for Humanity of Pulaski County, Missouri or email us at h4hpulaskicounty@gmail.com for more information.

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Apartment Vacancies

There is currently some vacancies at Hickory Ridge Apartments; 2/3 bedroom. I have attached a flyer- anyone interested please call for more information. Thanks!!!

Dian Mitschele, Community Manager Pointe Lookout Villas & Hickory Ridge 121 Point Lookout Drive in St. Robert.
573-336-2255

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2016 Ozark Rivers Earth Day Poster and Trash Art Contest

Who's Eligible?
In order to participate, students need to attend school or be homeschooled in one of the following counties: Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski or Washington. The contest is open to all students.

Rewards
First place winners receive an earth- friendly prize valued at approximately $30. Second place winners receive an earth-friendly prize valued at approximately $10. Honorable mentions will receive an earth-friendly prize valued at $5.

Deadline
Entries should be left at the county clerk's office of your local courthouse to be picked up by the district or delivered directly to MRPC, 4 Industrial Drive, St. James, Mo. before March 18, 2016. *If submitting more than five trash art projects, please contact the district to arrange transport.

Recycling Resources Too!
For further questions or to request resources please contact Jill Hollowell with Ozark Rivers at 573-265-2993 or by email at jhollowell@meramecregion.org.

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Frost Seeding Improves Pasture Quality and Quantity

For livestock producers who want to improve pasture quality and quantity, frost seeding legumes is an economical practice, and February through early March is the ideal time to accomplish this task.

Frost seeding is a simple process of broadcasting seeds during the late winter months and allowing the natural cycle of freezing/thawing ground to work the seed into the top crust of the soil to germinate. Typically, legumes such as red and white clovers are the best choice for frost seeding, as they offer not only a higher quality diet to the grazing animal, but are also varieties that germinate in colder temperatures and survive late frosts. The real benefit to legumes is their higher energy and protein content and their ability to fix nitrogen and feed grass in the next growing season.

There are several things to keep in mind when planning to frost seed legumes into your pasture. Legumes like a higher soil pH and typically require higher phosphorus and potassium levels to ensure good germination and early plant growth. Identifying these fields with better soil fertility will be the best candidates for legumes, and if no previous soil testing has been done in the last several years, a soil test may be the best money you spend this year.

Another important tip is that for a frost seeding to be successful, the seed must make contact with the soil. While this sounds simple, producers will have better results when they target fields that have been grazed fairly short or perhaps identify fields that have been trampled this winter during heavy rains or feeding. These fields are the best candidates as they not only allow for more seed to soil contact, but also will have less aggressive grass stands to compete with clover seedlings for sunlight and nutrients early in the growing season.

Keep in mind that legumes require rhizobia bacteria to allow them to grow and fix nitrogen. Fortunately, most seed sold today is pre-inoculated, or "coated". If seed is not pre-inoculated, producers must manually inoculate the seed, which can be tricky.

Also, producers should consider seed varieties and rates. While there may be lower priced, "variety not stated" seed available, improved varieties may offer longer life and more vigorous growth. Seeding rates can vary but typically for pasture 1-3 lbs of white clover and 3-6 lbs of red clover per acre are adequate. The seeding rates are based on "pure live seed" and so purity and seed germination rate must be considered and also realize that while "coated seed" will likely offer a better germination/stand, the weight of the coating reduces the number of viable seeds per pound.

A broadcast seeder mounted on the back of an ATV, truck or tractor will allow producers to cover many acres in a short time period. Make sure to take time to calibrate your seeder for best results. Historically, producers like to frost seed with a light snow on the ground. However, the only real benefit from this practice is to aid in applying the seed evenly by using the tracks in the snow. Work in Kentucky has actually shown improved germination rates when applied on ground with no snow cover.

Finally, good grazing management early in the growing season will improve your frost seeding success. The key is uniform grazing early in the season, which prevents the competing grasses from shading out new seedlings, followed by a 3-4 week rest period. A rotational grazing system will greatly aid in this management. Also, keep spring nitrogen fertilizer to a minimum. Nitrogen in excess of 20 lbs/acre will likely cause competitive grass species to crowd and shade out new seedlings and provide disappointing results.

For more information on frost seeding or other forage management practices, please contact Ted Cunningham at the Dent County MU Extension Office at 573-729-3196 or email cunninghamtc@missouri.edu.

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Make a referral and get $25!

We're celebrating our Active Duty and DoD members with a special referral offer. Invite members of the armed forces, DoD civilians or contractors, or their dependents to join Navy Federal, and you'll each get $25! To take advantage of this offer, visit this branch anytime from Feb. 8 to Feb. 21.

Free Active Duty Checking®
Servicemembers get early access to military pay and up to $20 in ATM fee rebates- all with no monthly service fee and no minimum deposit.

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Forage and Beef Conference

The 2016 Forage and Beef Conference will be held February 29 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Cuba, MO. This year's event will begin with registration at 12:30 and will include six guest speakers, trade show and evening meal.

This year's list of speakers include Melinda Barch, NRCS District Conservationist who will speak about livestock watering systems; Mark Kennedy, Grazing Lands Specialist who will speak on fence systems; Dr. David Patterson, University of Missouri Beef Reproduction Specialist, who will provide information about the Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program; and Jared Decker, University of Missouri Beef Genetics Specialist, who will speak on using DNA technology to improve commercial beef herds. Additionally, Dr. Steve Strubberg and Dr. Hunt Tainter will serve on the producer panel and will present information about veterinary practices to improve heifer development and cow herd reproductive performance.

The cost for the conference is $10 per person (payable at the door) and includes the full afternoon of speakers, tradeshow, evening meal and packet of handout materials. Please RSVP by February 16, by calling the Crawford County Soil and Water Conservation District at 573-364-6202, extension 3. Also, for more information visit www.extension.missouri.edu/dent or contact Ted Cunningham, MU Extension Livestock Specialist at 573-729-3196 or cunninghamtc@missouri.edu.

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Job Opening with Morale, Welfare & Recreation

If you need assistance with help creating a USAjob.gov account, uploading NAF applications or resumes into usajobs.gov. Please contact the ACS Office for assistance. Ask for either Dan Danzo or Karen Hall at (573) 596-0212.

Current Openings - Summer Hire vacancies

Food Service Worker (NF-02) Golf Course Recreation Aid (Lifeguard) NF-01
Laborer (Golf Course/Field Maintenance) Recreation Assistant (Golf Course)
Lead Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard) NF-02 Small Engine Mechanic (Rec-Plex)
Recreation Aids
Regular Vacancies

Assistant Business Manager (Bowling) (NF-03) Bartender (NA-03) Child & Youth Program Assistants Cook (NA-04) Food Service Workers (NA-01) Food Service Workers (NA-02)
Operations Assistant (NF-02) Recreation Aids (NF-01)
Recreation Assistant (NF-03) Waiter (NA-02)

Ways to Apply:
1. To apply for the positions above, please visit usajobs.gov and apply on line (in the location - type in Fort Leonard Wood and all positions that are currently open will populate).

2. Have you worked for Army NAF within the last three years? You may apply for non-competitive reinstatement into the same or equivalent position in grade, or one with a lower rate of pay. This means you can visit the NAF Personnel Office with the following documentations; (1) Resume or DA 3433 (application for Nonappropriated Fund Employment) (2) DA 3434 (Notification of Personnel Action) (3) Additional documentation to meet qualification requirements (HS diploma, official college transcripts, certifications, licenses, etc.) and be place on the reinstatement list.

3. Visit the NAF Personnel Office in Person located in Building 470, Suite 1208 to pick up a Manual Application Package. IMPORTANT: Applicants that choose the Manual Application Package, must still complete the job related questions either online or manually (faxed) prior to the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If you wish to complete them online, go to the 'apply online' button on the vacancy announcement. If you wish to complete them manually, print the full occupational questionnaire directly from the vacancy announcement and complete and fax the 1203-FX form (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf) to (478) 757-3144. Neglecting to respond to the job related questions will result in an ineligible rating.

If you have any questions, issues applying on line, or need assistance, The NAF Personnel Office is located at 13486 Replacement Avenue (Building 470), Suite 1208, Fort Leonard Wood - Phone: (573) 596-0283 Hours of Operations: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 0800 - 1600 closed from 11:30am to 12:30pm on Wednesday 0800 - 11:30 and closed in the afternoon.

The Department of Army Non-appropriated Fund Instrumentalities are an equal opportunity employer.

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Member Events

Registration: Boss Candy Grams- Now - February 10

Melt your Valentines Heart with a Candy Gram from Fort Leonard Wood BOSS program! BOSS will be selling candy grams, in support of the Single Service Member program! Cost is $5 per Candy Gram, and can be purchased from your Unit BOSS Representative. Payment is due same day as placement of order and the candy grams will be delivered February 11, on post only (except training areas). Don't have a Sweetheart send one to a Veteran; BOSS program will deliver them to the St. James Veteran's home! To place an order contact your Unit BOSS Representative or call 573-596-6912.

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Mardi Gras Fundraiser

Tonya's Hope is having a Mardi Gras Fundraiser on February 6, 2016 at the St. Robert Community Center. Entertainment by DJ B'Good and Magician Marshall Jay. Contest, Dinner, Dancing and lots of fun. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Eyeglass Center in the Mini Mall, Fannigan's Salon at the Buckhorn exit, or by calling 573-433-1761. Proceeds are used to help those with overwhelming medical bills and stay in Pulaski County.

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Missouri Conceal Carry Course

February 6th from 9am - 5pm, Old Towne is hosting a CCW course. Missouri Conceal Carry course is designed for people who wish to obtain their Missouri concealed firearms permit. The course goes over basic handgun safety and range rules, proper firing techniques, Missouri laws pertaining to concealed carry and live-fire at the range. This course costs $75 and includes lunch. We are limited to 25 participants, so register soon by calling 573-762-2097.

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Ragtime at Leach Theatre

Ragtime Monday,February 8th at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $45; Student/Youth tickets are $35.

At the dawn of a new century, everything was changing... and anything was possible. Set in turn-of-the-century New York, RAGTIME tells the stories of an upper class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician - all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Read More

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Valentine Pizza Special

February 10-12, Old Towne is offering a Valentine Pizza Special for $30. This offering is quite a savings because it includes your choice of any large (16") wood fire pizza, 2 drinks (including wine or beer offerings), 1/4 pound of fudge, and a red rose. Visit Old Towne Eatery for a relaxed environment and lots of special sale prices too! Reservations are required at 573-762-2227.

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Look Good Feel Better Program

The American Cancer Society is looking for outstanding beauty professionals to facilitate the Look Good Feel Better program!
As a Look Good Feel Better facilitator, you will teach practical, hands-on tips at local group workshops to help women facing cancer cope with the appearance-related side effects of treatment. Please join us at our next training! Registration required.

February 29, 2016 - 10:00am-3:00pm (Lunch provided)
American Cancer Society; 2926 E. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65804

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Romeo and Juliet at Leach Theatre

Aquila Theatre Company in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Monday, February 29th at 7:30 p.m. Adult are $40 /Youth $30.

Recognized worldwide as one of theatre's most iconic couples, Romeo and Juliet are the very archetype of tragic young lovers. Set against a backdrop of warring households, a young Romeo sneaks into a masked ball where he first beholds Juliet and is thunderstruck by Cupid's arrow. Read More.

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Bold In the Cold Plunge

Family & MWR invites you to take the "Bold in the Cold" plunge on February 6th at TA250 in support of the Fort Leonard Wood Better Opportunity for Single Service Members (BOSS) program.

Cost: advance - $5 per person, $20 per team (up to 5 members)
$5 more on day of event.

Prizes will be awarded for best team theme, best couples theme, best individual costume, youngest plunger, the old salt award, and individual with the most overall moxy.

Event is open to the public and begins at 11:00 am. Parent / guardian must provide a written consent for youth 17 and younger on day of event. Dress appropriately.

Register in advance online at www.fortleonardwoodmwr.com until Friday February 5, 3pm!

100% of the proceeds goes to the Fort Leonard Wood BOSS program. For more information call 573-596-6913.

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FWCSC Treasure Island Basket Auction

The Fort Wood Community Spouses' Club presents their Annual Basket Auction with a Treasure Island theme.

The event will be held on Friday, March 4th at Pershing Community Center. Doors open at 6 p.m., live auction begins at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance for $10 or at the door for $15. Cocktail hour is from 6 - 7 p.m. Ticket includes appetizers and one signature drink. Cash bar will be available and coffee, tea, and water will be provided.

Proceeds benefit Scholarship and Community Outreach Programs. For additional information, please contact basketauctionfwcsc@gmail.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 10, 2016

Quarterly + 1 Chamber Luncheon
February 12, 2016
Community Leadership Awards Banquet
March 8, 2016
Ribbon Cutting for Pulaski County COAD
April 2, 2016
Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction
April 4, 2016
Ribbon Cutting for The Dairy Deli
April 15, 2016
True Colors® Seminar

*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