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April 29, 2016

Administrative Assistant Position Open

Administrative Assistant - The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce has an opening for an Administrative Assistant. This full time position requires experience in:

* Bookkeeping
* Monthly financial statements
* Computer skills a must
* Public relations
* Marketing
* Web design
* Detail-oriented
* Organized
* Excellent written and verbal communications with the public
* Basic knowledge of social media, graphic design, and video editing

Bring resume to 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B.

Do you have Summer Jobs Available for HS Students?

The Waynesville High School is looking for opportunities for student summer jobs. If you have any job listings, please email them to chamber@wsrchamber.com so we may pass them on to students. We thank you in advance for your support.

Be a Star in this Community!

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce is looking for individuals that are community-minded to volunteer as a Community Star. Community Stars volunteer at Chamber community events, put together welcome packets, and put together key tags. The Chamber is also looking for creative individuals that have certain talents or skills such as photography, videography, graphic design, or web site maintenance. To find out more information about being a Community Star please contact the Chamber at chamber@wsrchamber.com or 573-336-5121.

VISTA Summer Associate Positions Available - The Chamber has TWO positions available - Applications are due April 28, 2016.

The Community Resource Office of the Waynesville School District is currently hiring for the 2016 Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) Summer Associate program in Pulaski County. During 10 weeks of service, members can assist with summer education programs, build community-school partnerships, support veterans and military families and help in the fight against poverty.

The VISTA Summer Associate program is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a meaningful summer experience! VISTA Summer Associates have the opportunity to participate in service within the local community over the summer, earn a living allowance in the amount of $973/month, obtain valuable work experience, and receive either the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award in the amount of $1,194 or an end of service stipend in the amount of $287.

To be a VISTA Summer Associate, candidates must be at least 17 years of age by May 24, 2016, be a U.S. Citizen or a National or Legal Resident, able to commit and serve on a full-time basis for 10 weeks (May 24 - Aug 1, 2016), and have a GED or high school diploma.

As a VISTA Summer Associate, your contributions will have an actual and credible impact on those being served. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Carla Davel at (573) 842-2516 or cdavel@waynesville.k12.mo.us. Applications are due April 28, 2016.

To apply for the position and interview please do the following:
1. Log on to my.americorps.gov to apply. An email will be sent to you asking that you set up a user-name and password.
2. Log into my.americorps.gov using the user name and password that you created.
3. Complete the eight-step application online-each step must be completed.
4. Go to your home page and on the left-hand side and choose "Search Listings" for our program: Waynesville VISTA Summer Associate. This will allow you to submit the application to our program.
5. Please call Carla Davel at 573-842-2516, to notify her that you have submitted your application and would like to schedule an interview.

A flyer about VSA can be reached at: http://www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/Page/4469

Chamber Quarterly + 1 Luncheon

May 11th at 11:30 a.m. at The ARK Community and Sports Center, located at 25625 Hwy 17 in Waynesville and catered by Sweetwater BBQ. Our sponsor will be the Phelps County Regional Medical Center. Members are encouraged to bring a guest. RSVPs are required, please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 10th. 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.

Small Business Week

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Leadership Pulaski County - Now Accepting Applications!

Leadership Pulaski County is a community based leadership program designed to identify, educate, and develop leaders. The goal of Leadership Pulaski County is to identify community leaders, expand the leadership potential of participants by increasing their knowledge of Pulaski County, as well as connect current and potential leaders by improving communication. Sessions will introduce participants to the different aspects of leadership within Pulaski County as well as develop an awareness of the importance of leadership to the community's growth and development. Participants will be provided the opportunity to network with individuals that represent many different aspects of the community including business, government, military, and volunteer organizations. Leadership Pulaski County is designed to develop, inspire, and motivate the leaders of Pulaski County.

Leadership Pulaski County program participants are selected from applications submitted to the selection committee based on merits through a highly competitive admissions process. Participants are expected to have established careers, demonstrate talent and leadership qualities, and participate in community activities. All participants must also demonstrate a personal commitment to serving the community, show potential for a significant role in the community in the future, and a willingness to commit the time and energy necessary to complete the program. The sponsoring organization or business must also fully support participation in Leadership Pulaski County.

Individuals from all aspects of Pulaski County are eligible to apply. The number of participants for each class is limited. All applications must be postmarked by May 6, 2016 to be considered for the 2016-2017 class.

For more information and application visit the Leadership Pulaski County web page at www.leadershippulaskicounty.org or come by the Chamber office at 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B. in St. Robert.

Eggs & Issues

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber welcomes State Senator Dan Brown, State Representatives Steve Lynch and Robert Ross to the annual Eggs and Issues Lunch on May 25th at the Hampton Inn at 11:30 a.m. This event is sponsored by CenturyLink, it is one of the highlights of the year as our local State Officials report on the issues and challenges brought to the Missouri Congress during its most recent session and answer questions from the audience. This is a Chamber members' only event. There is no charge and the meal is being provided by CenturyLink and catered by Andy's 417. There is limited seating. RSVP by calling the Chamber office at (573) 336-5121 or e-mail chamber@wsrchamber.com by 9 a.m. May 20th to reserve your seat. If you reserve a seat and are unable to attend without notifying the Chamber, you will be charged for the meal.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cutting for Shelter Insurance - Mike Anthony - May 2nd at 11:30 a.m. at 209 Historic 66 W in Waynesville.

Ribbon Cutting for Re-Grand Opening of Sellers-Sexton Ford-Lincoln-Mazda - May 11th at 1:30 p.m. at 341 VFW Memorial Dr. 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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1. We provide high quality, portable buildings that are custom to each customer.

2. We offer build on site and large projects.

3. We offer cabins and tiny homes.

4. We are the only Berlin Gardens Dealer from Springfield to St. Louis. This is high end outdoor Furniture that will not fade, rot, splinter, or fall apart.

5. Our customers choose their options on their buildings. We do not dictate what options or features to have. Visit our website at http://www.classicbuildingsales.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.

This business in St. Robert joined the Chamber in 2012. Residents will enjoy a panoramic view of the complex in a secure and private setting. This gated and beautifully landscaped community will be a combination of three story buildings with a club house/leasing center, spacious resort style swimming pool, state of the art fully equipped fitness center, business center, fireplace lounge, group study room, on site laundry facility, and High Speed Internet.

Who is This Member?

Last Week's Answer: Protech-Property Management/Landview Realty

*The LAST 'Who's That Member' will be April 29th. Thank you.*

MSCoE and FLW Newsletter 2nd Quarter FY16

Sending on behalf of the Commanding General's Initiatives Office, here is the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood second quarter newsletter. For more information, contact 573-563-6102.

Dear Tourism Partners,

The listing window is now open to have your tourism related business listed in the Missouri Division of Tourism - 2017 Missouri Travel Guide. When you list your tourism related business, this also gives you exposure on the VisitMo.com website. Not all businesses are eligible for the printed guide. All must be tourism related.

Eligible Website Listings: Dining/Drinking, Entertainment or attractions, Hotel or place to stay, Service, Transportation and LARGE Events.

Eligible Printed Travel Guide Listings: Everything above with the exception of Events. Dining/drinking and Service have specific limitations.

You also have the ability to:
Add a coupon to your listing
Photos and Video

The site offers easy to follow instructions for first-timers. Once you set your listing up you only need to log in once a year to review and renew. You may also update you online listing any time.
This is FREE MARKETING EXPOSURE!

Back in the day when submission process entailed completing a hand written form and mailing it in, and the process was eligible to be done completely by the Bureau, Pulaski County had 117 listings in the Travel Guide. There is no cost to be listed on the VisitMo website or to be listed within the annual Missouri Travel Guide of which in 2015 375,000, in addition to a reprint, were printed and 500K were printed for 2016. The VisitMo website received 2.3 million site visits in 2015, a 29% increase over 2014. That is a lot of FREE exposure!

MDT Listings in 2016 Missouri Travel Guide: 16 of 41 Lodging properties, 3 of 11 Outfitters, 2 of 11 Camping, 1 of 4 Golf Courses, 4 of 107 Attractions completed their information for their free listing in the Missouri Travel Guide. The Bureau is able to list locations that are not under a business/government/organization or are programs that we offer, which we oversee 17 listings which include our Trails and Tour programs. That is 43 of 174 potential listings that could have been in the Guide. That is 130 properties that will not receive exposure in 500K guides or potential exposure on the website!

The more there is to see and do in an area, the more folks will want to spend their vacations here. The more they spend, the better business is. Better business means employment, growth and tax revenue. Employment means even more spending. Tax revenue means better services and more programs.
There are restrictions in who can manage the listings and eligibility requirements for the web listings and for guide listings. Stop, take a 15 minutes right now and go to VisitMo.com and list your business.

Booster Club to host 5K run

The Tiger Athletic Booster Club will host a 5K run and 2 mile walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Waynesville City Park. The cost is $20 per person. To register online, go to http://www.runreg.com/run-for-the-tiger or go to http://waynesvilletigerathletics.org/ for a race form. For more information, contact the race director at 573-528-2509.

Upcoming parent and student workshops in April, May and June

April 2016

April 23, 2016 from 9 am to 5 pm - Students as Teachers: A student-led workshop exclusively for youth focusing on supporting Love and Logic principles in the home. Located at the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center. For more information email familyconnections@waynesville.k12.mo.us or call 573-842-2651

May 2016

May 7, 2016 from 9 am to 5 pm - Love and Logic: A one-day event helping parents logically and lovingly parent in this day and age. Located at the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center. For more information email familyconnections@waynesville.k12.mo.us or call 573-842-2651

May 14, 2016 from 9 am to 5 pm - Students as Teachers: Student-led workshop exclusively for youth focusing on supporting Love and Logic principles in the home. Located at the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center. For more information email familyconnections@waynesville.k12.mo.us or call 573-842-2651

June 2016

June 18, 2016 from 9 am to 5 pm - Students as Teachers: Student-led workshop exclusively for youth focusing on supporting Love and Logic principles in the home. Located at the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center. For more information email familyconnections@waynesville.k12.mo.us or call 573-842-2651

Waynesville Middle School PTO Yard Sale

Are you looking for some bargains this weekend? Come on out to support the Waynesville Middle School PTO Yard Sale this Saturday, April 30th!

The yard sale will be held in the lower gym at the middle school and will be open from 8AM til about noon.
We look forward to seeing you there!

 

A word from Representative Lynch: Taking Care of Missouri Veterans

Earlier this session, I wrote about a House Joint Resolution 54 (HJR54) sponsored by Rep. Lindell Shumake (R-Hannibal). If approved, this this proposed constitutional amendment would have authorize the issuance of up to $50 mil-lion in bonds to be used solely for the construction of Missouri veterans' homes under the direction of the Missouri Veterans Commission. Unfortunately, at-this time, it does not look like this piece of legislation will make it through the legislative process to become a reality.

However, there is some good news regarding veterans' program funding and organizations. According to the House Appropriations Office, this year's budget does include some increases in funding that will affect Missouri veterans. Here is a brief look at those increases:

An increase of $200,000 for Veterans Service Officers pay raises. These are state employees who assist and are an informational resource for Missouri; $545,149 was added to the budget for routine nursing home care services; $273,563 was added for food/medical expenses' inflationary costs (veterans homes cost to feed and provide medical care to veterans)

In addition, House Bill 2018 includes:

$6.3 million of new monies for repairs and improvements to existing veterans' nursing homes; and $500,000 was designated for the planning, development and site selection for a new veterans' home.

The Missouri budget was recently passed by the Missouri General Assembly and sent to the Governor for consideration.

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USO Update

Volunteer Shifts Needing To Be Filled

Saturday, April 30th
10 am - 12 pm 1 person
12 pm - 3 pm 2 people
3 pm - 7 pm 4 people

Sunday, May 1st
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 or email us at kbrownfield@usomissouri.org.

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Public House Brewing Company

Week of Glory

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend a week satisfying your curiosity? Is it time to refresh the palette with new hues, smells, tastes? Well, look no further: it's American Craft Beer week at Public House Brewing Company!

Every night May 16th-21st, we'll be offering a different limited small batch brew on tap. We're very pleased to have both Piney River Brewing Co. and Boulevard Brewing Co. back for Tap Takeovers during the week. And for an extra special treat, several of our staff members have participated in making some brand new beer babies at the St James brewery that you'll get to enjoy every night of the week (word has it, there's going to be a "rise" of one very popular previous brew...). So if your crafty senses are tingling, head on down to either location and we'll pour something new and exciting for you! More details to come; in the meantime, check out the Facebook event page link below and let us know you're coming! American Craft Beer Week

Movie Night in the Vineyard is back!

What's better than enjoying your favorite films outdoors? Only adding a cold brew & a hot dog or two from O'Doggy's to snack on! Our pals at St James Winery are gearing up for another summer of Movie Night in the Vineyard, and they've got quite the lineup coming. The season will kick off with "Jurassic World" on May 21st at the Vineyard Cottage. Gates open at 6:30, but the movie won't start til sundown. As always, we'll be there with some of your favorite PHBC beers alongside your favorite St James Winery wines! Stay up to date with the link to the Facebook event page below!

Movie Night in the Vineyard: Jurassic World

New Brew Releases:

"Thorn & Heat Strawberry Wheat Ale" (SEASONAL) - Thorn & Heat. Time & Toil. No one ever said brewing was easy. Especially in Missouri where the summer heat is muggy and full of spite. Sun in the eyes. Heat pushing 105. The result? This buoyant, slightly tart wheat ale infused with strawberry will satisfy you on even the most hellish of days. Available on draft at both locations and in six-packs where our beer is sold!

"Session IPA" (LIMITED) - A delightful cousin of the Elusive IPA, this honey-colored special brew has floral and delicate citrus notes that remind us spring is on its way. And with a lower ABV, your get-together can include a few of them. Only on draft in Rolla.

"Flynn's Irish Red Ale" (SEASONAL) - Sláinte! Named after the master brewer's little lad, this red ale blends traditional Irish characteristics of malt with an easy roasted quality. And what's better than a roasty red, am I right??? Only available in six-packs at the St James location.

Rolla Location

Brewer's Stash Tuesday - Every second Tuesday* of the month, we're tapping a unique concoction from our stash at 5:30 pm SHARP. Taste what our brewer's have been dreaming up. One night, extremely limited (available quantities may vary).

Brewer's Stash will not be at its regular day and time this May. Instead we will have several small batch, special release beers next week (May 16-21) in celebration of American Craft Beer Week! See above for details.

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

"Sip n' Paynt" - Every third Tuesday of the month at 7pm
Arts & crafts meets thirsty Tuesdays. The talented folks at The Blue Donkey are supplying the knowledge and materials to help you paint a predetermined picture for just $25. To reserve your space, please contact The Blue Donkey at 573-647-0657. You'll be a regular Van Gogh in no time!

MUSIC:
5/5 -- Erin Hamacher @ 6pm
5/6 -- Right Turn Clyde @ 8pm
5/7 -- Bliss Hippy @ 8pm
5/13 -- Dixie Union @ 8pm

St James Location
"Burger Night" - Thursday May 12th at 5pm - This event will occur in St. James on the 2nd THURSDAY of every month beginning at 5pm in our St James taproom. The number of burgers prepared is very limited and may run out as the evening rolls on. First come, first served until they are gone. Chef Alex will use locally raised Angus beef as the anchor for a culinary tour de force between two buns--the likes of which have never been seen! The burger will always be different, but here's what we've done in the past: a Blarney Burger, starting as always with a 1/2 pound Moon Dance Farm beef patty, nestled with roasted cabbage, bacon stout jam, onion gravy and white cheddar cheese, all atop a potato bun! Mark your calendar for this special night each month that you won't want to miss. Lord, have mercy on our waistlines.

"Country Cookin' with Gabe" - Sunday, May 24th at 11-2pm: The fourth Sunday of every month, Chef Alex's right-hand man Gabe (the Great and Powerful) will be curing what ails you with his magical comfort food. You'll be enjoying Gabe's Secret Ingredient fried chicken, plus a couple sides. Put it all together, baby you got a meal for the whole family goin'! Get it while it's hot!

MUSIC:
4/30 -- Right Turn Clyde @ 7pm
5/21 -- Ryan M. Brewer @ 7pm

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Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

For the 9th year a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day was held at Pulaski County Schools. On the morning of April 14th, 3rd and 4th graders attended the Safety Day at Dixon Elementary School and that afternoon the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders at Crocker Elementary School attended. The safety day was brought to the schools by a grant from Progressive Agriculture Foundation that Elaine Anderson with University of Missouri Extension obtained. Elaine Anderson 4-H Youth Specialist, Jodie Leifer, Youth Assistant and Matt Schroer Crocker agriculture teacher have partnered to implement the safety day for students in Pulaski County. Each year, Crocker FFA students lead some of the stations, this year the high school students lead the disability awareness, underground utility safety, school bus safety and bicycle safety. Other topics included railroad safety sponsored by MoDOT, first aid safety by Pulaski County Health Department, Electrical Safety by Gascosage Electric Cooperative and ATV safety by Blaine Leifer. Each of the children received a t-shirt and goody bag with safety information for them to take home and look over with their parents. The direct benefits of a safety day in a community include enhanced safety awareness of the wider community as children and adult volunteers disseminate the information they learned, as well as enhanced community strength and cohesiveness resulting from the cooperation of many individuals and organizations in achieving a common goal.

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Students of the Month

Michael O'Donnell Jr. was named the Waynesville High School Student of the Month for April by the Rotary Club of Pulaski County and was presented a Rotary coin on April 5. O'Donnell has taken 7 AP or DE courses at WHS and tutored in an AP classroom. He is a member of the varsity soccer team and participated in a summer bio-medical program on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania before his junior year of high school. He participates in the school's gifted program and testified in favor of a gifted education bill before the Missouri Senate. The bill ultimately passed. O'Donnell is an Eagle Scout, the president of the Boy Scout Venturing Crew and an active member of the youth group at St. Bellarmine. He is the son of Michael and Jennifer O'Donnell.

Jasmine Derr, an eighth grader, has been named the Waynesville Middle School Student of the Month for April and was honored Tuesday April 12 at the monthly Rotary Club meeting. The daughter of Michael and Veronica Derr, she is an 'A' student. Derr is committed to academics and her teachers describe her as being a very diligent student. She serves as an office aide and is also a member of National Junior Honor Society, as well as a member of the WMDS volleyball team. Derr enjoys volunteering at the local animal shelter. In the future Derr's goal is to attend college and become a veterinarian.

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Recruiting Scout O-Rama, BSA National Jamboree on the Trails and Family and Public Activities Event

The Boy Scouts of America, Ozark Trails Council, and River Trails District organizations along with the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland have approved are gearing up for and supporting a recruiting / warm-up Scout-O-Rama in conjunction with the BSA National Jamboree on the Trails Event on May 13th, 14th and 15th, 2016 at the Waynesville City Park along the roaring Roubidoux River, which is fed by one of the largest fresh water springs in Missouri.

Recruiting of young Scouts is our primary goal with emphasis on improving public awareness of Scouting. All Boy Scout and Girl Scout Packs, Troops, Venturing Crews and Teams, as well as the public are invited to participate in enhancing the Ozarks and River Trails public awareness of Scouting. Leaders are encouraged to invite youth to participate in this event. The public will be able to participate in all activities, which will be organized and run by Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Military Volunteers, and Scout Leaders.
We are working with all Scouting organizations within the River Trails District and the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Hartland to provide a public and family Scouting and Camping extravaganza.
Supporting our Event are the Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders, Army Engineers and Military Police, Kiwanis Club, LoneOak Printing local municipalities.

Events include Overnight Camping, Rope Bridge crossing, Obstacle Course, Pinewood Derby Racing, Raingutter Regatta Racing, Rocket Launching, Fish Casting, BB Gun Shooting Range, Bow and Arrow Shooting Range, Sling Shot Shooting Range, Tug of War Games, Frisbee Golf Course, Marble Shooting, Bean Bag Toss Games, and much more.

Open lunch to all attending from 12:00 noon through 2:00 p.m., Bake Sale, Scouting Alumni Registration Tent, evening Bon Fires, and Camping for all both Friday and Saturday night.

If you are unaware of this Event and have not been copied or apart of the Bi-weekly updates broadcast Event sheet, please contact Committee Chairmen, Mr. Mark Cortesini for Pack 202 via email cortesinime@gmail.com or Scoutscount@gmail.com Ph. 573-586-7493. Like us on Facebook (Recruiting Scout-O-Rama)

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Cities and Towns Mobilize For Kids to Parks Day

Waynesville, MO, April 28, 2016 - Hundreds of thousands of children nationwide, including here at the Waynesville City Park, will take part in a grassroots movement to discover America's parks through play on Saturday, May 21, to commemorate National Park Trust's (NPT) sixth annual Kids to Parks Day and Young Sprouts in the Park

Mayor Hardman proclaimed Kids to Parks Day for Waynesville back in 2014 and encourages locals to participate by exploring the 3rd Annual Young Sprouts in the Park, hosted by the Pulaski County Master Gardeners.

A special commemorative Kids to Parks Day-Young Sprouts in the Park event is being planned for 10am-2pm at Waynesville Park and all are invited to start their day of play there and adventure out to other outdoor spaces throughout the day.

At this event participants will learn about different plants and vegetables, paint with mud, hop on the smoothie bike for a fun twist on smoothie making, learn about bee keeping, harvest worms, and much, much more! There will be over 20 different activity stations to participate in. There will be food for purchase and multiple bouncers, a rock wall and train rides courtesy of The Bouncing Bananas! If you or your organization/business are interested in participating as an activity station or food vendor, please contact Carrie Williamson at carrieb806@gmail.com or Amber Stone at amberkaye44@yahoo.com.

The Master Gardeners encourage residents to visit www.kidstoparks.org and sign up so that local families can be counted in the national tally. Then, on May 21, families are encouraged to visit a park or recreation area and submit photos of their adventures to Buddy@BuddyBison.org for possible inclusion in NPT's national map commemorating the day.

At a time when an obesity epidemic touches nearly 1 in 3 children who are either overweight or obese, communities are witnessing sky-rocketing rates of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated cholesterol levels in children. Like Waynesville, other cities across the nation are committing to a simple motto: "active kids are healthy kids" and encouraging their residents to use Kids to Parks Day as the first of many days spent outdoors, at local parks and recreation sites, to develop more active, healthy lifestyles.

Park Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving parks today and creating park stewards for tomorrow. As people spend more time indoors and as successive generations grow up with less of a connection to nature, NPT wants to build a greater awareness and appreciation for the importance of our country's public lands and parks. To learn more about our work visit, www.parktrust.org

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Spring is Here and So are Great Sales!

Bedding, Pool/beach and much more…..

Don't miss out on these great deals:

Our quality pool towels are manufactured from durable, 100% cotton, soft to the touch and perfect for pool/beach use! Contact us for pricing on larger orders and more information. Reg: $9.50 each on sale for $5.20 each (Sold by the dozen only.) Cam Bath: $2.35 each (Sold by the dozen only.) We offer a wide variety of terry collections including cam and traditional dobby borders available in both 86% cotton/14% polyester and 100% cotton. All collections are manufactured with the finest quality raw materials that enables us to satisfy the needs of every property level and budget.

Mattresses: Poly/ Cotton, 3 D Polyester Filled Comforter/ tone on tone King: 106"x95" 52oz- $52.50 Queen: 90"x95" 44oz- $47.95
Micro Check Poly Duvet Insert; Fabric: T190 Poly Filling: 100% Microfiber Polyester; 150gsm Design: Embossed Micro check pattern; (Med/weight) King 104"x 95" $37.25 Queen 90"x 95" $34.95 Full XL 84"x 90" $28.75 Twin 66"x 88" $24. These mattresses also include a 10 year non-prorated warranty and continental wrapped foundation. The bottom of the mattress is one layer of High Density Poly Foam, a heavy duty insulator pad and fire retard stratus. The Van Buren is available in Firm and Deluxe models. King, Full and Twin. Call For better pricing!


Contact us for any products you need.

We are factory reps....we offer the lowest price for the best quality.
Email: jadaminternational@yahoo.com
Office: 573-774-2482 Fax: 573-774-2485.
Please note: We also do import and export to the Caribbean and Canada. These special promotions end May, 30 2016.

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Legacy Run

On June 24, 25, 26th the Missouri American Legion Riders (ALR) from across the state will ride togeteher in a major fund raiser for the year.

The Missour ALR is looking for sponsors for the the Chapter 331, St. Robert MO American Legion Riders. There are 3 levels of sponsorship available; $.10 cent per mile and $.25 cent per mile or a flat rate. They will ride approximately 700 miles in 3 days.

All proceeds will be donated to the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to the children of fallen warriors since September 11, 2001. NO funds will be used to offset rider expenses, 100% of sponsorship dollars goes to the scholarship fund. To sponsor please contact Gloria at 719-371-2432.

Thank you for you consideration and support.

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Member Events

Women of Significance Brunch

A Benefit for Genesis: A Place of New Beginnings. Saturday, April 30th, doors open for gift shopping at 10 a.m., brunch begins at 11 a.m. Event will be held at Westside Baptist Church located at 801 Historic 66 West in Waynesville.

Tickets are available for $20, advance purchase is required and may be purchased at the Good Samaritan of the Ozarks Thrift Store located at 1809 West Historic Rt. 66 in Waynesville or online at www.goodsam-genesis.org.

For more information call 573-774-4040.

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MegaCon 2016

The Lebanon MegaCon is April 30th and May 1st at the Cowan Civic Center, 500 E. Elm St. in Lebanon. Present at this event are Felix Silla, Road Warrior Animal, Mark Dodson, Val Mayerik, Beautiful Bobby Eaton, Grandpa Sawyer, Roland Mann, Billy Martinez, Kenny Sills, Scout 1 Z.O.D. Vehicle and many more.

Raffles, Top Table games, Vendors are of few of the things that will at MegaCon this year.

A portion of all proceeds go to help the AUSA Wounded Warrior Fund.

To register go to lebanonmegacon.com/registration.

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Give Ozarks

Mark your calendars for Give Ozarks Day on May 3rd. If you ever wanted to give, but wished you could give more, May 3rd is the day to do it. Give Ozarks is a one day, online fundraising event where your donations will help us compete for thousands of dollars in matching funds and prizes.

Come out to Hy-Vee in Osage Beach for food, live music, free T-Shirts, and prizes on May 3rd from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Social Media Seminar

May 3, 2016 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Columbia College Auditorium, the cost is $25/person

"This 3 hour training session will show you how to implement the most important aspect of social media -building trust with the people you most want to do business with".

*What A Real Social Media Strategy Looks Like
*How To Tweak Your Website To Facilitate Growth
*How To Get Clients, Prospects and Industry Media To Share Your Stuff
*What To Do About Ugly Comments and Trolls
*How To Make The Most of Your Business Leads
*How To Stay In Facebook's News Feed Without Paying So Much For Ads
* Social Media Analytics,What Do All The Numbers Mean?

Presented By: Anne Cull, Think Viral, LLC

For Reservations, Call the Rolla Chamber Office, (573) 364-3577, or email, rollacc@rollachamber.org

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Patient Appreciation Day at Ogle Chiropractic

Patient Appreciation Day on May 6th, 2016 from 12-6pm at Ogle Chiropractic. We will have $5.00 adjustments for established patients and New patients can schedule an appointment that day and receive the adjustment on the date of their actual appointment. All proceeds go to Gold Star a charity for families of fallen soldiers.

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Ryan & Ryan at Leach Theatre

Music by Mavericks
Friday,May 6,2016
7:30pm
Tickets $25

Ryan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into a delightful concert experience.
As a performing team, Donald and Barron Ryan amaze audiences with their skill, expressiveness, and love of making music. Their experience in classical, jazz, ragtime, hip-hop, and funk allows them to create exciting new music and give fresh interpretations of old. READ MORE

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Kansas Speedway "Go Bowling 400"

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 1830

All military ID card holders can come to the ITR Office and receive up to 4 FREE tickets to the race.

Supplies are limited - First come, first serve.

ITR is located in the PX Mini Mall, Bldg 490. M-F 8am - 5pm

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Mother's Day Weekend Events hosted by S.H.S.S.S.

Join us for two divine celebrations with music, comedy and fun! May 7 and 8th at the St. Robert Community Center.

On May 7th at 4 p.m. it's an All White Affair with Gospel, Comedy and Dinner. The cost is $25. Honoring Kingdom Builders.

On May 8th at 4 p.m. pay tribute to Moms and Super Women with a dinner and Silent Auction. Cost is $25.

Concert & After Party featuring ChristiAna Ball.

Tickets are available at the Waynesville Library 573-774-2965 and the Pulaski County Tourism Bureau 573-336-6355.

On May 1st S.H.S.S.S. will be at Wal-mart on St. Robert Blvd selling tickets for $20 (both days for $35) with password "Chamber of Commerce".

For more information contact Sisters Helping Sisters Successfully Succeed (S.H.S.S.S.) at 253-353-4045.

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Color Me Cancer Free

5K Color Run/Walk & 10K and 15K Run
Date: Saturday May 14, 2016

Time: Race day registration/packet pick up starts at 7:00 AM (Registration table will close at 8:45 AM) 15K race start time: 8:00 AM 10K race start time: 8:30 AM 5K race/walk start time: 9:00

Location: Berjuan Park Rolla (Start & finish line near park pavilion on hill) Park in Splash Zone lot

Cost: 5K Color Run/Walk - $30 5K (age 10 & under) - $15 10K Run - $35 15K Run - $35

Walkers & children are welcome and encouraged for 5K race. Runners only (finishing with a 12 minute mile or less) for the 10K & 15K race please.

Register: Online - www.split-secondtiming.com/upcoming-events or mail completed registration form to Split Second Timing, LLC Attn: Color Me Cancer Free 1411 Ramsey Place Rolla, MO 65401. Make all checks out to "ACS" or American Cancer Society. This race will be chip timed and is part of the 2016 Rolla Multisport Club Race Series. All participants in the 5K Color Run/Walk will receive cotton t-shirt and all 10K and 15K racers will receive a performance style shirt if registered by May 1st.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top overall male and female and to the top two in each age division for each race. 10 & under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Contact: Gina Maben Gina.Maben@gmail.com or 573-308-0805

Proceeds from this race will go towards Relay For Life of Phelps County. Their money is used for cancer research, the Hope Lodge which provides a free place to stay for cancer patients that have to travel away from home, the Road to Recovery program which helps with transportation, the Look Good..Feel Good program which helps women battling cancer with beauty techniques and the Reach to Recovery program that offers support for breast cancer survivors. To learn more about how the American Cancer Society uses your donations, visit them at cancer.org.

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Annual Bunco Party and Silent Auction

The 5th Annual Bunco Party and Silent Aucton Saturday, May 14th at 6 p.m. at the Waynesville United Methodist Church on T Highway.

Buy tickets in advance for $15 each or four for $50; tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 each. Tickets may be purchased at Seda's Gift Shop on the Waynesville Square 573-774-6910; or Susan and Bob 573-774-5425 or hoopbsc@centurylink.net; Alanna 254-368-1143.

Auction items have been donated from local merchants and citizens, baked goods, homemade craft items, gifts certificates, seasonal items, and more!

All proceeds go the Relay for Life.

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Unite for Stars and Stripes

The community is cordially invited to the Flag Raising ceremony at the Pulaski County's Tallest Flagpole located at 907 Old Route 66 in St. Robert. The Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 18th at 7 a.m.

Citizens Bank of Newburg looks forward to sharing this patriotic salute with the community.

In case of inclement weather the cermony will be held on May 19th at 7 a.m.

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Sip n Paynt Course

Old Towne Eatery is hosting a Sip n Paynt course sponsored by The Blue Donkey on Friday May 20 from 5pm -7pm. The cost is $25 per person which includes the art work, art supplies and instruction. Old Towne Eatery is located at exit 179 off I-44 (Doolittle exit). No registration is required for the class.

You may order off the menu any food and drink. However, if you plan to order the wood fire brick oven pizza, please call your order in before 4pm that day (573-762-2227). Old Towne Eatery offers beer, wine (by the bottle or glass), and cider as well as soft drinks, tea and coffee for beverages. They offer pizza, soup, salads, and sandwiches as well as many dessert options (including 5 flavors of Blue Belle Ice Cream).

To see the paintings and for further information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/490814904441902/
http://www.oldtowneantique.com/#!events/c1iz3

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Young Sprouts in the Park

Join the Pulaski County Master Gardeners and other community members for a nationwide day of play. This free event is for area youth of all ages and their families.

Activities include planting, crafts, gardening, arts, games and inspecting bugs - Oh My! This event will motivate and educate through various hands-on activities.

For more information email mopcmg@gmail.com or call 573-774-6177.

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You're invited to a Juneteenth Celebration!

Hosted by the Pulaski County NAACP Branch #4008
Sunday, June 12, 1 - 7pm.
Waynesville Park - open to the public!
Refreshments, Vendors, and more…
Come and see a Wrestling Match, Learn a Dance Step with The St Louis BOP Preservation Society

Vendors welcome to set up booths at 10 a.m. There is no booth fee!!!

We are asking for your commitment and RSVP as soon as possible, but NLT, April 30th for that day to be successful.
Please contact the Branch Secretary, Donnita Patterson-Brown at pulaskicountynaacp@yahoo.com with any questions
We are working diligently to present a first class weekend to Pulaski County.

Juneteenth is a day of reflection, a day of renewal, a pride-filled day. It is a moment in time taken to appreciate the African American experience. It is inclusive of all races, ethnicities and nationalities - as nothing is more comforting than the hand of a friend.“

"Juneteenth serves symbolically, and in reality, as a reference point from which to measure and appreciate the progress and contributions made by African Americans to this society.“

"On Juneteenth we think about that moment in time when the enslaved in Galveston, Texas received word of their freedom. We imagine the depth of their emotions, their jubilant dance and their fear of the unknown.“

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"Show Me Hope" Relay for Life

Register for the 2016 Relay For Life of Pulaski County today at http://relayforlife.org/pulaskimo. Join us on Saturday, August 20th at the St. Robert Community Center from Noon-10:00pm. Celebrate our community Cancer Survivors and Caregivers. There will be food, fun activities, and Luminaria Ceremony.

For Sponsorship Opportunities please contact Goldie Spahn goldie.spahn@cancer.org.

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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
May 2, 2016
Small Business Week Kick-Off
Ribbon Cutting for Shelter Insurance - Mike Anthony
May 11, 2016

Chamber Quarterly + 1 Luncheon

Ribbon Cutting for Re-Grand Opening of Sellers-Sexton Ford-Lincoln-Mazda
May 25, 2016
Eggs & Issues

*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