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September 23, 2016

8th Annual Frog Race

The Chamber's 8th Annual Frog Race sponsored by Sonic Drive In will be held on October 1st in the Waynesville City Park in conjunction with Frogtober Fest.

Chamber Frogs will race down the Roubidoux at 1 p.m. to win the top prize.

Stop by the Chamber office and either "adopt" a lone frog for $5 or a team of 3 for $10. The more frogs you have the better your chances of walking away a winner! Cash prizes awarded to the top 3 frogs in the final heat; 1st place prize is $75, 2nd place prize is $50 and 3rd prize is $25 donated by The Maries County Bank.

The Chamber will have a booth at the Frogtober Fest for frog adoptions. The race will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Come down and cheer the frog on!

Contact the Chamber office at (573) 336-5121 or e-mail for more information.

Community Pride Night - LET'S GO TIGERS!

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual Community Pride Night, on October 7th, just before the Waynesville Tigers Homecoming Football Game. The event will kick off in the 9th Grade Center Parking lot at 4:30 p.m. and last until 6:30 p.m. The Chamber will be handing out FREE hotdogs and soda and area businesses will be handing out all sorts of goodies. View video.

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 Free-Style Networking Luncheon

October 12th at 11:45 a.m. at The Hub German Restaurant, located at 777 VFW Memorial Dr. Our sponsor will be the Ireland Architects. This Chamber Luncheon will focus on networking. RSVPs are required; please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 11th. Luncheon cost is $12 per person. Click here for full luncheon schedule.

Bring business cards to hand out as you network with fellow Chamber members. There will not be updates from the Cities, County, Fort Leonard Wood, School District and the Pulaski County Tourism Bureau. We will hear from our sponsor and from the Chamber on upcoming events and programs.

**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.

First Annual Route 66 Challenge

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 $35.00 with an additional charge of $5 per additional team member ages 6 and up; registration on event day is $45.00 for a team of two with an additional charge of $5 per additional team member ages 6 and up. Each pre-registered team is guaranteed two free t-shirts with registration. Additional t-shirts will be available for purchase. 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 to 25 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. Click the here for the flyer.

"In Your Honor" Veterans' Day Parade

The Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce and the cities of Waynesville and St. Robert invite you to participate in the 2016 Veterans' Day Parade and Ceremony on Friday, November 11th beginning at 11 a.m.

The parade will line up in the Waynesville Middle School parking lot beginning at 9:30 a.m. The parade will officially step off following the ceremony at 11:30 a.m. and will go right on Route 66 to the downtown square of Waynesville ending in the Waynesville city park.

For questions or to make your reservations to participate in the parade (reservations are required), call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or e-mail The deadline for parade entry registration is October 31st by 5:00 p.m. The parade may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

Volunteers Needed for the Veterans' Day Parade

We are in need of volunteers to help with the Veterans' Day Parade. Please contact the Chamber at 573-336-5121 or email

Nominations Open for the 2016 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, 2016 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 2016 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, 2016.

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

Promote Your Business to the Spouses at Fort Leonard Wood!

The Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Fort Wood Community Spouses Club (FWCSC) community caravan on November 4th.

The Chamber is collecting door prizes to be given during the event and other items, such as coupons, fliers, or small gifts, to put together a goody bag for each of the ladies.

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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 5:00 p.m. on October 30th. If you have any questions please call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

Leadership Pulaski County

The fifth Leadership Pulaski County Class met on September 8, 2016 for their second session, Tour of Fort Leonard Wood. The session provided the class with a unique look at procedures, training, and the day to day workings on Fort Leonard Wood. The Lunch & Learn was sponsored by the Leonard Wood Institute. Visit for more information. View photos from their Tour of Fort Leonard Wood.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cutting for Visiting Angels - Rolla - October 4th at 9:30 a.m. at 602 West 6th Street in Rolla

2016-2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

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

The September Newcomer Spotlight Business is:

State Farm is the nation's largest Auto, Home and Life insurer. JD Power and Associates ranks State Farm at the top of all insurance providers.


Hiring, Education Fair to be held at FLW

Job seekers will have an opportunity to market their skills, network and perhaps take part in on-the-spot interviews at the Soldier For Life - Transition Assistance Program Hiring and Education Fair, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 29 in Nutter Field House on post.

An estimated total of 40 employers and higher education institutions are slated to be on hand for this event. Read more.

Military Appreciation Night moved

Due to inclement weather last Friday, Waynesville High School will host Military Appreciation Night during the September 23rd Tiger football game against Joplin High School with activities starting at 6:30 p.m.

All active duty service members and military retirees with military ID will be admitted to the game free of charge.

Senior members of the WHS Tiger Pride Marching Band will be recognized starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by recognition of the military. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

WHS students receive $12,500 for AP Exam Results

On Friday, September 16, Waynesville High School students and 2016 graduates who received a 3 or better on their AP exams in math, science or English language arts received checks for their success.

Students received $100 for each AP exam in math, science or English language arts with a score of 3 or better.

A total of 89 high school students received $12,500 in checks. The funds were made available through a college and career readiness program from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), thanks to a grant from the Department of Defense Educational Authority (DoDEA). Waynesville is the first in Missouri to implement this program.

Bobette Ray with the National Math and Science Initiative; Lt. Col. Stephen Caruso, the commander of the 787th Military Police Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood; CSM Roy Ward, command sergeant major of Fort Leonard Wood; Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent; and WHS Principal Courtney Long, presented the awards.

Students, 2016 graduates and their parents who were unable to attend may pick up the checks at Waynesville High School starting September 19th.

Students Learn Leadership Skills at State Events

It's hard to believe that just four years ago Daysamaire Rosario spoke no English and was once somewhat shy, especially for her 39 fellow cadets this past summer at the Missouri Highway Patrol Cadet Academy.

"There were only seven females out of 40 cadets," said Rosario, a senior at Waynesville High School. "The fact that there were so many guys motivated me. I challenged myself to be more successful and did push-ups with the guys."

Each summer, a highly selective group of high school students who are interested in a career in law enforcement enter the patrol's boot camp. For one week before their senior year of high school, these cadets shoot pistols, drive a vehicle at nearly 100 miles per hour on an obstacle course, conduct car crash investigations and learn to live without much sleep.

"We got cranky at times because of a lack of sleep, but it was such a fun experience. I found myself," said Rosario, a native of Puerto Rico who now speaks three languages - French, English and Spanish.

With just 40 cadets from throughout the entire state, Waynesville was fortunate to have two cadets attend this past summer. Rosario and Woo Sung Song both made the cut.

"There are more than 500 school districts in Missouri and only 40 students are selected for the Patrol Academy," said WHS Counselor Janell York. "I am very happy they accepted two of our students this year."

In addition to attending the patrol academy, Rosario attended Missouri Girls State with fellow WHS seniors Javonni Barlow, Se'Yanna Jones, Celeste Montijo, Aminah Mujahid and Haley Robinson the week before the Patrol Academy. To learn how our government systems work, participants were grouped into mock cities.

"I took the legislative class and learned the differences between our system and parliament," Rosario said. "We went to the Missouri Capitol and debated a bill and it passed. I ran for Senate and we had a lot of fun."

The American Legion Auxiliary sponsored these six Waynesville High School female students to participate in the annual Missouri Girls' State held this past summer at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

"It was amazing," Mujahid said. "I learned to be a tree and stand out from the rest and not to be a shadow. I learned a lot. I learned to never give up."

Missouri Boys and Girls State provide hands-on experience in the operation and fundamentals of government, drawing together the best and brightest high school juniors from throughout the state to help lead them down the path of individual success and leadership through "doing," not just learning.

"I was skeptical at first and a little nervous, but it was a like a family," Robinson said. "I learned so much and I wanted to stay. If anyone has the opportunity to go, they should do it. You get out what you put into it and it is altogether amazing."

The local American Legion sponsored four WHS male students - Steven Berrios, Donovan Dunaway, Mason Michels and Collin Ronje - to participate this past summer in the annual Missouri Boys State held at the University of Central Missouri.

"I learned how to deal with different types of people and different leadership styles other than the military's," said Ronje, who is a also a member of the Waynesville JROTC Raiders.
Missouri Boys and Girls State promote one paramount idea: That the individual is the one with the power to change the world. Whether athlete or politician, journalist or scientist, each individual has the power to make a difference in the world.

"You have to work hard; other people there are hungry for leadership roles," Dunaway said.

"You have to motivate yourself to get a leadership position."
Using the democratic system as a basis, Boys and Girls State construct their own state, utilizing the core values that hold true in everyday lives. They teach the need for competition, the value of public service and the strength of the individual voice and vote. By reinforcing these basic American ideals, Boys and Girls State help to shape the future society.

"It was a positive experience developing that leadership mentality and attitude," Berrios said.

College Financial Aid Presentation

Wondering about how to pay for college? The Waynesville High School Guidance Department will host the Annual Financial Aid Presentation in the WHS Lecture Hall at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 28th. A financial aid representative from Missouri S&T will give a broad perspective presentation regarding grants, loans and various forms of scholarships available at multiple universities throughout the nation.

A representative from the Fort Leonard Wood Veteran Affairs will also be available to answer questions regarding the GI Bill.

All WHS seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Employment Opportunities with Armed Forces Bank

AFB currently has 2 part time Personal Bankers, as well as the Supervisor position available at our PX location.

Previous banking experience is preferred.

Interested applicants may apply online at or drop off a resume with either contact listed below.

PX Contact: Lisa Richardson 816-412-3567

Armed Forces Bank on Fort Leonard Wood is currently hiring Personal Bankers. Personal Bankers serve and assist customers through teller transactions, disputes, accounts, and loans, to create a high level of customer service. There is an obligation to sell and promote products to create new business for the bank. The Personal Banker will also watch for fraud and illegal activities.

Principal Accountabilities
Perform teller transactions; cashes checks, makes cash/check deposits, saving and checking withdrawals, place check orders, scanning work on imager, and handles cash. Requirement to open checking savings, money market, VIP, holiday club and business accounts. Requires the opening of CDs, IRAs and Consumer loans. Assist customers with VDC issues, giving balances, answering questions about accounts, and promoting products. Teller will also take complaints and try to better bank relationships with all customers. Preform various duties in maintaining branch appearance. Balance your cash drawer to remain in compliance 100%. Complete all BVS assignments in a timely manner, as requested. Complete cash sheets, buy and sell money to Vault, make sign boards, make calls on the deficit report and decorate for customer comfort.

Two years of banking and cash handling experience is required, typing 50 WPM, must be flexible to work all shifts. Have excellent phone skills, ability to communicate with customers and employees on a professional level. Experience with ten-key calculator; basic knowledge of general office equipment, copier, fax, etc.; basic computer proficiency; experience with Word, Intergrated Teller, Navigator, Novell, Deposit Pro, ONE Interface, Excel, Imager, ProSign, RPOS and EasyPay knowledgeable; the ability to follow directions given and complete them in a timely manner; ability to organize proof work with very little direction; problems requiring analysis based on precedent; strong decision making skills; excellent professional judgement and attention to detail; sales aptitude. Procedures are established, but conditions change; initiative must be exercised to overcome minor obstacles. Attendance and adherence to dress code is a must.


USO Update

Volunteer Shifts Needing To Be Filled

Saturday, Sept. 24th
10 am - 12 pm 1 Volunteer
12 pm - 3 pm 3 Volunteers
3 pm - 7 pm 5 Volunteers

Sunday, Sept. 25th
12 pm - 3 pm 4 Volunteers
3 pm - 7 pm 4 Volunteers

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

Wish List

To help reduce expenses, the Fort Leonard Wood USO Club needs the donation of supplies that are regularly used throughout the USO.

Should you have any of these items or would like to purchase these items and would like to donate them to our organization, please contact Christina at 573.329.2039 or by emailing at

With your donation of any item on this list, you actively become a part of our mission to strengthen America's military service members.

1. Large plastic totes with lids
2. Individually Wrapped Snacks
3. Black Permanent Markers (all sizes)


Free Hearing Tests & Evaluations

In appreciation the Lake Area Hearing Solutions is offering free hearing tests and evaluations during the month of September. Call 573-774-6004 today to reserve your space for this special offer which expires on September 30th. To learn more about Lake Area Hearing Solutions visit

Services and products include; hearing tests, hearing aid sales, service, and repairs, assistive listening devices, 45 day hearing aid trial, financing with approved credit, all styles and technology available, and Bluetooth compatibility.

Lake Area Hearing Solutions is located at 113 Ichord Ave. in the Cross Creek Plaza in West Waynesville.


Public House Brewing Company

We put on a little something special for you

Oh, this old thing? We only bring this bad boy out for Oktoberfest! And guess what? We've got a new, never-before-made-by-Public House brew lined up just for the occasion: our first Oktoberfest Lager (which our newest brewer, Matt, is making sure tastes just right before filtering)!

Our Oktoberfest beer is an elegant, malty German amber lager with clean, rich, and toasty malt flavors with a restrained bitterness and a dry finish that encourages another drink. In an effort to make this as true to style as possible, we sourced our grains, hops and yeast from Germany and used traditional fermentation techniques. This lovely brew will be released for our 6th Annual Oktoberfest this Saturday, and will be available at both the Rolla Brewpub and St. James Taproom!

Speaking of which, have you bought your tickets yet?? Don't forget to join us this Saturday, September 24th from 1-5pm, to get a taste of a wide variety of Missouri breweries, wineries and meaderies, and live music to lead you into the evening! Tickets are available at both locations and online for your convenience; tickets are $25, or $30 at the gate. Proceeds benefit the Community Partnership and the RWB in Ft. Leonard Wood. Prost!

Fried Chicken AND Live Music? Best Sunday ever!
What better way to end a weekend of Oktoberfest then with an amazing brunch by Chef Gabe, and some live music from the ever-eclectic The Wandering Madman? Join us at the St. James Taproom for the once-monthly Country Cookin' with Gabe, with his choice fried chicken and some delectable sides, accompanied by an outdoor musical explosion by The Wandering Madman in The Gardens! Food special starts at 11am and is available while supplies last. The Wandering Madman will begin his musical buffet at 3pm. We'll be waiting for you!

New Brew Releases

"Courtship Cranberry Ale" (SEASONAL) - Typically, neighbors share a cup of sugar. In this case, St. James Winery shared the cranberry juice they use to make their popular Cranberry wine with Public House to create this new collaboration beer! A crisp, clean cream ale blended with 100% cranberry juice, this seasonal incorporates lightly sweet and tart flavors, almost like jam on a piece of toast.

"Session IPA" (LIMITED) - It's back! This light, clean brew is the perfect summer IPA. Made with all Citra & Mosaic hops, lavender, pineapple and clementine come to mind when savoring this bright beverage. And with an ABV of 4.1%, you can feel good about enjoying more than one. Available on tap only at the St. James Taproom & Brewhouse.

"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, on tap at various curators of tasty drinks, and in six-packs where our beer is sold!

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).

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!

9/23 -- Dixie Union @ 8pm
9/24 -- Oktoberfest! (World's Finest German Band @ 12pm, Deep Fried Squirrel @ 5pm)

What's on tap this week?:
- "Rod's Cream Ale" ABV: 5.4%
- "Courtship Cranberry Ale" 6.1%
- "Bird and Baby Mild" ABV: 4.0%
- "Thorn & Heat Strawberry Wheat" ABV: 4.1%
- "Session IPA" ABV: 4.1%
- "Elusive IPA" ABV: 6.7%
- "Revelation Stout" ABV: 5.0%
- "McIntyre Hard Apple Cider" ABV: 5.0%

St. James Location

"Country Cookin' with Gabe" - Sunday, September 25th at 11-6pm (or while supplies last): 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!

"Sip n' Paynt" - Every second Wednesday of the month at 7pm: It's here! The talented teachers at The Blue Donkey will provide all you need to paint a predetermined picture for just $25! Not bad for your own masterpiece. To reserve your space, please contact The Blue Donkey at 573-647-0657.

9/25 -- The Wandering Madman at 3pm

What's on tap this week?:
- "Rod's Cream Ale" ABV: 5.4%
- "Courtship Cranberry Ale" ABV 6.1%
- "Hide & Seek Hefeweizen" ABV: 4.9%
- "Thorn & Heat Strawberry Wheat" ABV: 4.1%
- "Session IPA" ABV: 4.1%
- "Elusive IPA" ABV: 6.7%
- "Revelation Stout" ABV: 5.0%
- "McIntyre Hard Apple Cider"ABV: 5.0%


Mission Outpost Outdoor Outfitters Supports Local Law Enforcement

Mission Outpost Outdoor Outfitters, a locally owned business in the Uranus Missouri complex has announced a new program to support local Law Enforcement Officials. The Mission Outpost Outdoor Outfitters will donate free range time in the indoor shooting range to local law enforcement to qualify on their weapons and also 1 free hour a month for practice.

Louie Keen, owner of Uranus Missouri said "We appreciate all that local law enforcement does for our communities and want to show our support for them. This will allow them to have a professional indoor range to not only qualify on but also to use for practice. All any local law enforcement personnel has to do is come in, show their credentials, and they will have access to the range."

This program is open to any law enforcement official in Pulaski, Phelps, and Laclede Counties and includes state, county, and city law enforcement agencies.

Mission Outpost Outdoor Outfitters is owned by Louie Keen and Brian Garbinski, (Ret. Sgt. Maj., US Army) and is located in the General Store section of the Uranus complex. Range/gun rental is open to the general public along with a large selection of hunting and fishing supplies.


WMDS Student of the Month

Madalyn Duvall, an eighth grader, has been named the Waynesville Middle School Rotary Student of the Month for September and was honored at the September 13th Rotary Club meeting. Duvall, the daughter of Tim and Sarah Duvall, is an excellent student. According to her teachers she is spirited and deeply involved in community service. She is a member of National Junior Honor Society and serves as an 8th grade officer in Student Council. As an officer she assists students in finding classes the first days of school, helps decide activities for assemblies and will be representing WMDS at the district student council meeting in October. Duvall also takes an active role in the community by volunteering her time to theater, youth sports and area cleanup.

Member Events

Military Police Regimental Golf Tournament

The annual Military Police Regimental Golf Tournament in honor of the 75th Military Police Corps Anniversary is scheduled for Friday, September 23, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The tournament will be held at the Piney Valley Golf Course on Fort Leonard Wood, MO and is open to all Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, Retired Military, and civilian personnel affiliated with the Military Police Corps Regiment.


Leach Special Performance Series 4D Theatre with Mark Nizer

Friday, September 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15; S&T Students $10; Family 4 Packs $40*. Contact the Box Office at 573-341-4219 .

The phrase "nothing less than brilliant" (Performance Magazine) has been used to describe the comedy antics and juggling feats of Mark Nizer. Making the impossible possible, Mark Nizer has taken his one-man show to a variety of venues around the world, including The Improv, The Comedy Show, Walt Disney World and numerous college campuses.

* Family four packs are not available online. Four packs available by phone or box office.

Visit for more information for this show and others.


Pub 2 Pub Half-Marathon

Set for September 24th. Race will start at the Rolla Public House Brewing Company 600 North Rolla Street, Rolla MO 65401 at 8:00 a.m. and end at the St. James Public House Brewing Company 551 State Route B, St. James MO 65559. Registration cost is $55 by September 10th then $65 after September 10th. Make Checks out to: RMC (Rolla Multi-Sport Club). Early packet pick up will be at The Centre on 9/23/2016 from 5-9:00 p.m. Race day registration and packet pick up starts at 7:00 a.m. outside the Rolla Public House Brewery.

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 transporting 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 at 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+

Rolla Oktoberfest Discount: All race participants will receive $5 off their ticket to Oktoberfest. This is a beer and wine festival not to be missed and will be after the race in Rolla from 1-5pm. Email us for details.

Register: Online - or by completing this form and returning by mail. This race will be chip timed and is part of the 2016 Rolla Multisport Club Race Series. All runners are guaranteed a performance style shirt if registered by September 12th.


4k Freedom Run of 2016

Running Life's race to encourage others to keep up with the pace. You don't have to run alone! Let Jesus be your pacesetter! Join in on this Fun Community Event! You matter and we want you to come join us!

Saturday, September 24, Registration at 8:00a.m. Race starts at 9:00 (Runners)/ 9:15 a.m. (Walkers) at the Waynesville City Park. Walk or Run - No Time!! No Rewards Just Simple Fun!! Proceeds go to benefit Genesis.


Party in the Park

Join CASA at the Waynesville City Park for a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family on September 25th from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. There will be live music from the Rosa String Works Bluegrass Band, inflatables, and free food.


Grazing School at Wurdack Farm

University of Missouri Extension will host a Management Intensive Grazing School September 28-30 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, an 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 22. For more information, please contact Ted Cunningham, MU Extension Livestock Specialist at the Dent County Extension office at 573-729-3196, or visit

Submitted by: Ted Cunningham, MU Extension Livestock Specialist


Wake up to Sleep; Diabetes Outreach

Come find out why we need to wake up to sleep. The Diabetes Outreach program is free and open to the public for anyone who is interested in learning more about diabetes.

The seminar will be Saturday, October 1st from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the PCRMC Private Dining Rooms, the Guest speaker is Cheryl Hoerr. For questions contact 573-458-7659.


Special Waste Collection for Electronics and Appliances

A special waste collection for electronics and appliances will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 in St. Robert, Mo., at St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Drive, St. Robert , Mo.

The collection is for household items only-no materials from businesses will be accepted.

Microwaves, hot water heaters, garbage disposals, power tools, humidifiers, and personal care items such as hair dryers and electric razors will be collected at no charge. Free electronics also include flat screen televisions and monitors, computer CPUs, keyboards, printers, VCRs, and handheld electronics such as cell phones. This collection is for anything that runs on a battery or cord.
A $10 fee will be charged for each CRT television and $5 for each CRT computer monitor.

A special collection for electronics helps keep toxic chemicals from entering local landfills. Electronics may contain toxic chemicals like lead, mercury, and cadmium. For example, old CRT televisions may contain up to eight pounds of lead.

"Ozark Rivers Solid Waste District subsidizes recycling costs, as there are simply not enough local grant funds to cover the total cost of recycling appliances and electronics. We applaud citizens for taking personal responsibility for the solid waste they generate and we welcome the opportunity to partner with local cities, like St. Robert, to host special collection services throughout the district," said Tammy Snodgrass, MRPC assistant director and environmental programs manager.

From the east, take I-44 west to Exit 161 for Missouri Y/I-44 spur towards St. Robert/Fort Leonard Wood. Make a left onto Missouri Avenue. Go .8 miles and make a right onto Adams Street (at Culvers Restaurant). Continue straight onto J.H. Williams Drive.
From the west: Take I-44 east to Exit 159 for I-44 Business Loop toward St. Robert. Use the right lane to merge onto I-44 Business Loop/Old Route 66. Continue for .8 miles and make a right on J.H. Williams Drive.

Program participants are required to unload items themselves. The collection is open to any households in the Ozark Rivers District, including Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties. The solid waste district is tasked with reducing the amount of waste generated for disposal by 40 percent.
The city of St. Robert and Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD), in partnership with Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC), are offering the collection.

For more information, questions or to learn how to set up a special collection in your community, contact Jill Hollowell at MRPC at 573-265-2993 or

The Ozark Rivers District includes Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities with populations of 500 or more. The district's strategy for solid waste reduction, which has been individually adopted by all member governments and approved by MDNR, involves intense education and increased recycling efforts in member counties and cities.

MRPC provides the day-to-day administration for Ozark Rivers. Formed in 1969, MRPC is a voluntary council of governments serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities. A professional staff of 22, directed by the MRPC board, offers technical assistance and services, such as grant preparation and administration, housing assistance, transportation planning, environmental planning, ordinance codification, business loans and other services to member communities. For the latest news and events from ORSWMD and MRPC, visit or find it on Facebook at


Free Tickets for WSOF 33 Live in Kansas City

World Series of Fighting has announced the completion of a stacked, six-fight main card for the unprecedented, three-hour, live NBCSN telecast of the WSOF33: Gaethje vs. Dugulubgov world championship doubleheader extravaganza at Kansas City Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, MO. on Friday, October 7th.

Fort Leonard Family and MWR has received FREE! Tickets for this event. Will call tickets are available to active duty, retirees, veterans and their family members and can be collected by visiting or calling Leisure Travel Services.

Call LTS at 573-329-8587 for more information or to reserve your tickets today! Link to LTS and Hours of Operation below:


A Sunset Salute

October 8th, the AAMVC and the entire area Motorcycle Community is invited to participate. The purpose of this event is to honor those buried at our cemetery and to raise funds for future beautification projects and upkeep of those already in place. The cost is $15 per participant, and each will receive a luminary bag and light.

We will stage at a designated location in the evening, ride for approximately one hour to arrive at the Veterans Cemetery prior to sunset. Once parked around the Committal Shelter we will place the lighted luminary bags at the front of the parked motorcycles and enjoy a brief ceremony as the sun sets.

More information will be put out through Facebook and local media. If you have any questions, please call Gloria McBeth at 719-371-2432 or email


Waynesville to Host Circus

It has been announced that the City of Waynesville Park Board, has signed a contract with the Kelly Miller circus for the exhibition of an all new 2016 show. The circus will roll into town on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Everyone is invited to come out and watch the animals being unloaded and fed, witness the raising of the giant big top. Activities will begin early circus morning and the tent will be raised at approximately 9:00 a.m. Guides will be furnished for school groups and anyone attending.

The traditional "old style" circus will present performances at 4:30 & 7:30. Support the Little Heroes Playground, buy your tickets in
advance and save.

The Kelly Miller Circus, founded during the Depression, is marking another milestone this year as it celebrates its seventy-eighth anniversary. Founded in 1938 by Obert Miller and his sons Kelly and Dores, this traditional tented circus has grown over the decades, but maintains the tradition of great family entertainment it presented in its humble beginnings.

This year's show features and elephant and a variety of mixed animals along with a cast of international circus stars under a beautiful circus big top.

The 2016 season promises to be more exciting than ever with many new acts and entertainers to amaze and amuse you. Come out and enjoy a day of fun filled excitement at the circus!


Annual Golf Tournament hosted by the Rotary Club of Pulaski County

Four Person Scramble Tuesday, October 11th at the Piney Valley Golf Course. Entry fee is $50 per person and includes riding cart, green fee, and after event BBQ. Registration deadline is October 11th 10 a.m.; shotgun start at noon.

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 dictionary's 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! Business Sponsorship is $200.00 for 1 Hole.

Contact Cheryl Cawley at 573-774-3666 for more information.


Genesis presents "Private Violence"

Genesis presents "Private Violence" documentary screening at B&B Theatres in Waynesville Tuesday, October 18th at 7PM.
Tickets are free, but seating is limited. Please call 573-774-4040 to receive information on availability.


Veterans' Day Breakfast

The Maries County Bank is proud to honor our American Veterans for their sacrifices and achievements. Please join us for breakfast and allow us to say "Thank You" on Wednesday, November 2nd from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the St. Robert Branch on Route 66.

Sign up to win an MCB Employee sponsored trip on the Central Missouri Honor Flight or a new American Flag.

For more information call 573-336-4411 or visit


Armed Services YMCA Field of Heroes 2016

November 11-12th - To show respect to ALL our heroes- past and present, The "Field of Heroes" is an opportunity for us all to honor those that we consider our HEROES. Your hero may be a service member currently serving our country, a veteran, a firefighter, police officer, EMT, or maybe it's your grandfather. We all have heroes in our lives.

In conjunction with the city of Waynesville and the Veterans Day Parade, the Armed Services YMCA will be presenting a field of flags, arranged in the style of Arlington National Cemetery, along the parade route and each flag will be available for sponsorship to allow you to recognize a specific hero in your life. 3 x 5 flags will be on poles and arranged in precision rows on Nov. 11-12th, 2016. All proceeds will go to support programs for the families of our service members stationed right here in Missouri.

Participants will have the opportunity to sponsor a 3'x5' flag for $50.00 or a 15" boot flag for $25.00. On each flag or boot flag will be the name, branch of service and date of service of the honoree. A commemorative card listing the date of the event as well as the honoree's information will be provided to each person that sponsors a 3x5 flag or boot flag.

The public will be allowed to walk through the Field of Heroes and spend some time amongst the reverence being paid to these heroes. Photos will be permitted. All proper flag etiquette will be rendered, including having the field properly lit at night.
Our goal is to have 300 3x5 flags and 200 boot flags on this field representing 500 heroes at this event.

Corporate or individual sponsorships are offered at the $500/$1000/$2500 level. Each sponsor's name will be listed on pre-event materials and a banner displayed the entire weekend. Guardian Sponsors ($2500 level) will also receive a commemorative flag in display case and a plaque to read" Flown at Field of Heroes Nov. 11-12th, 2016".

For more information, or to order a flag or be a sponsor, contact the ASYMCA at 573-329-4513 or or visit


Breakfast with a Veteran

You are invited to join Complete Collision Center in paying respect to the Veterans of the United States Armed Forces on November 11th from 7 a.m.-11 a.m.

Breakfast is free and open to the public. Serving: pancakes, eggs, bacon, pastries and drinks!

For more information call 573-451-3042; please Rsvp By November 4th. Complete Collision Center 787 Hwy Z in St. Robert


"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 28, 2016
True Colors Seminar
October 1, 2016
Frog Race
October 4, 2016
Ribbon Cutting for Visiting Angels - Rolla
October 7, 2016
Community Pride Night
October 12, 2016
Chamber Free-Style Networking Luncheon
October 29, 2016
Route 66 Challenge

*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