Volunteer Shifts Needing To Be Filled
Saturday, May 23 10 am - 12 pm 1 volunteer; 12 pm - 3 pm 3 volunteers;
3 pm - 7 pm 3 volunteers
Sunday, May 24 12 pm -3 pm 4 volunteers; 3 pm - 6 pm 4 volunteers
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day 10 am - 2 pm 4 volunteers
Let this Memorial Day be seasoned with kind thoughts and remembrances
for those who will ever live in your memory.
Family Game Night
We are having a Family Game Night on June 26th. The event time
will be from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. We are working on a carnival/fair
theme. We are looking for a cotton candy machine and sponsors for
this event. If you know of a business or organization that would
like to help with this event please have them contact Kelly Gist
or by calling 573-329-2039!
Leach Theatre Season Tickets
2015-2016 Season tickets are for sale now; click here
for the order form.
To see upcoming shows or get more information visit leachtheatre.mst.edu
Mark your calendars for this fun upcoming events to benefit
Genesis 2015 Christmas Annual Open House on Sunday, November 22,
2015 at the Genesis House, 1807 Historic Route 66, Waynesville.
Hosted by Genesis Event Planners Committee. The time for this event
to be announced at a later date.
Sixth Annual Genesis 2016 Women of Significance Brunch Fundraiser
on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Silent Auction and Sales begins at
10:00 am; Brunch beginning at 11:00 am. Hosted by Genesis Event
Planners Committee. The location to be announced.
For more information contact Chris Morrissey at 774-2002.
Local organizations supporting each other
The annual Red Hat "High Tea" was hosted by the Fort
Wood Community Spouses Club and was held at the FLW USO. Christina
Hutchings, Operations Coordinator of the FLW USO, was presented
with a donation from the Red Hats.
2nd Annual 18 Hole 2 Person Scramble Golf Tournament
Pulaski County Extension 2nd Annual 18 Hole 2 Person Scramble Golf
Tournament on Saturday June 20th at the Richland Golf & Country
Club with an 8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start.
Entry Fee is $50.00 per persons and includes cart. Sponsorship opportunities
are available, contact Lisa at email@example.com
Registration forms available here.
May 2015 Military Appreciation Special Offers at NFCU
Get Up to $250 When You Give Membership. Refer armed forces personnel,
DoD civilians and contractors, and their dependents, and you'll
each get $50. All you need to do is ask your referrals to list your
name and Access Number when they join.
Get $50 with Active Duty Checking®. Open an Active Duty Checking
account with a qualifying Military Direct Deposit and get $50.
Get a 3.50% APY Military Appreciation Certificate. Open a 15-month
Military Appreciation Certificate with a $50 minimum balance and
a $7,500 maximum balance to start growing your savings.
Get $300 for Auto Refinances. Refinance your loan from another
lender with Navy Federal and get $300! Active Duty and retired military
members save an additional 1/4% APR.
Get 2x the Credit Card Rewards. Shop at commissaries or exchanges
during the month of May and get double the cash back or double the
points when you use your Navy Federal rewards credit card.
Route 66 Summer Jam
Summer Jam on Route 66 on the square in downtown Waynesville. Come
out on May 30th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for live music plus food,
crafts, bounce house and over 40 venders.
All proceeds go to benefit local K-9 units and Shop with a Cop.
This event is sponsored by Mailbox it.
Customer Appreciation Day
Citizens Bank of Newburg appreciates their customers and want to
show it on June 5th from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch provided by Citizens
Bank of Newburg.
Rotary and international military student float trip
Nearly 50 international military students, Rotarians and guests
experienced a unique Ozark outing on a recent Saturday - floating
the Big Piney followed by lunch at the iconic Elbow Inn on Route
66 in Devil's Elbow, Mo. Members of the Rotary Club of Pulaski County
and the international military students enjoyed learning more about
each other's cultures and countries. Rotary and the International
Military Student Office on Fort Leonard Wood partnered to make the
float trip and lunch a reality. The Rotary Club of Pulaski County
works to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save
mothers and children, support education and grow the local economy.
It didn't take long for the international military students to
find their balance and make their journey down the Big Piney. All
made it ashore safely and remained dry during their beautiful spring
float through the Ozarks.
An international military student stationed at Fort Leonard Wood
prepares to embark on a float on the Big Piney.
Rotary Club of Pulaski County receives 2015 Partners in Service
The Rotary Club of Pulaski County was honored to receive the 2015
Partners in Service Award from the Missouri Community Service Commission
during its Annual Celebration of Service and Volunteerism banquet
in Jefferson City on Thursday, May 7. The award presentation was
accompanied with a proclamation from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.
The Partners in Service Award recognizes outstanding organizations,
both for-profit and not-for-profit from across the state, who recognize
the importance of service and then encourage and instill those values
in their members.
Last year, the 42 members of the Rotary Club of Pulaski County provided
more than 350 hours of service to the community. They also donated
more than $5,000 to support community projects with a key focus
being the Waynesville R-VI School District's Snack in a Pack program.
This year Rotary donated $1,300 worth of peanut butter and jelly
in December to help supply food to 315 Waynesville students over
the Christmas break. Additionally, 14 Rotarians volunteered 22 hours
to package the food during the weekly packing times.
Additionally, through a partnership with the Waynesville-St. Robert
Chamber of Commerce, Rotarians helped present the Choices Program
to all 28 eighth grade classrooms in Pulaski County. This two-hour
seminar, presented over two days, teaches students about how the
choices they make today will impact their future opportunities.
Rotarians donated 69 hours for training and presentation of the
program, as well as donated $1,000 to cover a portion of the program
By partnering with Drury University, the Rotary Club gave 600 dictionaries
-- one to each third grader in Pulaski County.
Each month, Rotary members volunteer at the Fort Leonard Wood USO,
providing at least 6 hours of service per month.
Rotary also has built a number of partnerships with local schools,
businesses, governmental groups and organizations since it was established
13 years ago and eagerly looks to the future for more partnership
and service opportunities.
The Rotary Club's motto is "Service Above Self" and members
are motivated to continue to support their community and to involve
others by developing meaningful partnerships.
If you are interested in joining the Rotary Club of Pulaski County,
please call President Don Murray at 573-433-6566.
Race for the Ribbons
The Annual 5k Race for the Ribbons was held on April 18 with proceeds
going to the Waynesville R-VI School District's Snack in a Pack
program that provides food to more than 300 students on the weekend,
Red Ribbon drug awareness and prevention at Waynesville Middle School
and the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood. The Race
for the Ribbons was hosted by the Waynesville Middle School Interact
Club and the Waynesville High School Interact Club, which are both
sponsored by the Rotary Club of Pulaski County.
Ward receives Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary
The Rotary Club of Pulaski County honored Marianne Ward, the membership,
youth services and public relations chair, with the Paul Harris
Fellow earlier this spring.
The Paul Harris Society is named after the founder of Rotary International
and recognizes individuals who contribute $1,000 or have $1,000
or more contributed in their name to the Rotary Foundation to support
activities such as polio eradication, peace and conflict prevention
and resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation,
maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic
and community development. Club member Dr. Virgie Mahan contributed
funds in Ward's honor to Rotary International to make the award
possible as a special celebration of her 50th birthday.
Rotary District 6080 Governor Joe Beltz of Mountain View, Mo., bestowed
Ward with a lapel pin from Rotary International and Club President
Don Murray presented her with a certificate from the club.
2015 Faith-Based Organizations Disaster Workshops
The Governor's Faith-Based and Community Service Partnership for
Disaster Recovery invites faith organization leaders, emergency
management directors, local public health agency (LPHA) representatives
and Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD) members to
nine regional workshops in May and June.
Because faith-based organizations face unique challenges in helping
their communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters,
The Partnership, along with the Public Health Emergency Preparedness
program has put together a program that will provide insightful
and practical advice to help with that mission. We hope you can
The workshops will provide important information on:
* Dispensing health and hope after a disaster
* Safe food handling in disaster kitchens
* Continuity planning for your house of worship
* Operating a safe disaster shelter
* Engaging ways to help your congregation become "disaster
* Answering the call to provide emotional and spiritual care after
* Faith communities' response to the Joplin tornado
* And more, much more!
These events are provided free of cost to participants. All events
are from 1-5 p.m. Find the workshop in your area in the boxes at
the right and register now at: http://training.dps.mo.gov/sematraining.nsf/TrainingSchedule
Walk in registrations will be accepted the day of the workshop.
Progress in 2015-Lawmakers endorse policies supporting the goals
of Missouri 2030
Missouri lawmakers made good progress on several important job-creation
issues during the 2015 Legislative Session-supporting the goals
of Missouri 2030: An Agenda to Lead.
Missouri 2030: An Agenda to Lead is a 15-year strategic plan for
economic growth in Missouri. It was released this year by the Missouri
Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The plan outlines the state's
challenges and opportunities in an effort to spur growth. Informed
by new Gallup data, national economic experts and more than 1,000
Missouri CEOs, Missouri 2030 established four drivers that are key
to the state's future:
*Competing for Jobs
*Preparing the Workforce
*Connecting through Infrastructure
*Uniting the Business Community
Using the Missouri 2030 drivers as a roadmap, the Missouri Chamber
advocated for the passage of several significant bills to help grow
our state's economy.
"Missouri lawmakers had many accomplishments in 2015 that
will create a more competitive state for business investment and
job growth. Restored caps on malpractice lawsuits, new incentives
for data center growth and legislative passage of Right-to-Work
and unemployment benefits reform could mean thousands of new jobs
and opportunities for Missourians," said Daniel P. Mehan, Missouri
Chamber president and CEO. "However, in some areas, we still
have a long way to go. The biggest missed opportunity was the lack
of progress toward finding a funding solution for our transportation
system. With the failure to act in 2015, this problem only becomes
Competing for Jobs
In today's global economy, it takes a competitive business climate
to attract investment. In the Missouri 2030 Gallup survey, our state's
current business leaders were quick to name several areas where
Missouri needs improvement: Litigation climate, tax environment
and government regulations.
The General Assembly made significant progress in these areas in
2015. Already signed into law are bills that will restore caps on
medical malpractice lawsuits, create new incentives to attract data
centers and give businesses more tax filing options.
Senate Bill 239, sponsored by Sen. Dan Brown, a Republican from
Rolla, places a $400,000 cap on noneconomic damage awards in medical
malpractice cases. For catastrophic and wrongful death cases, the
cap would be $700,000. Malpractice payouts had been uncapped ever
since a 2012 ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court. This new law
will help lower insurance premiums for health care providers, ensuring
Missouri can attract and retain talented clinicians.
Senate Bill 149, sponsored by Sen. Mike Parson, a Republican from
Bolivar, allows data centers to receive state and local sales and
use tax exemptions for their machinery, equipment and computers.
Various data center utility expenses will also now be exempt from
sales and use taxes.
Senate Bill 19, sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus, a Republican from
Lee's Summit, ensures all companies can utilize new tax filing options
passed in 2013.
"The Missouri Department of Revenue had interpreted the 2013
law to limit the new options to only certain businesses," Mehan
said. "However, the General Assembly and governor agreed that
all companies should be able to use this benefit whether they manufacture
items, offer services or sell intangible products."
Other important bills were passed by the General Assembly and are
awaiting action by the governor. House Bill 116, sponsored by Rep.
Eric Burlison, a Republican from Springfield, would make Missouri
the 26th state to attain Right-to-Work status. It would ensure employees
in union workplaces are not required to join the union or pay dues.
House Bill 722, sponsored by Rep. Dan Shaul, a Republican from Imperial,
would stem the expansion of city-driven employment laws. Senate
Bill 336, sponsored by Sen. Kraus, would protect restaurants from
being held liable when their employees misrepresent tipped income
on tax filings. The tip provision is also included in House Bill
517, sponsored by Rep. Galen Higdon, a Republican from St. Joseph.
The legislature also passed a bill to address Missouri's often-insolvent
Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund. House Bill 150, sponsored
by Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, a Republican from Shell Knob, ties Missouri's
jobless benefits to the state's unemployment rate, providing more
weeks of unemployment payments during a recession and fewer weeks
of benefits when jobs are plentiful. The bill also requires increased
payments from employers to help the state's Unemployment Compensation
Trust Fund reach a balance that is capable of paying for benefits
without going into debt. Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed House Bill 150 and
it awaits an override attempt during a special session later in
"When we consider the need to compete for growth, it's clear
Missouri took several steps forward this year. The Missouri Chamber
and supportive lawmakers had been working for years to restore caps
on medical malpractice lawsuits and pass data center incentives.
It shows strong progress to have these bills finally become law.
We were also encouraged by the legislature's commitment to passing
a Right-to-Work bill and reforming unemployment benefits. With the
governor opposing Right-to-Work and unemployment benefits reform,
we are asking the legislature to continue to push for these important
laws," said Mehan. "Passing bills to help Missouri compete
is one of the areas where our legislative leaders are reliably successful.
On behalf of the business community, I'd like to thank them for
their continued focus on this effort."
Next year, the Missouri Chamber will continue to seek reform to
the state's lawsuit-generating discrimination standards, an effort
that did not pass the legislature this year. In addition, the state
still must address an April 2014 Supreme Court ruling that exposes
employers to litigation dealing with discrimination in workers'
Preparing the Workforce
Missouri employers are deeply concerned about the future of our
state's workforce. One of the most telling statistics revealed by
the Missouri 2030 Gallup survey was that only 15 percent of Missouri
business owners agree that our state's high schools are preparing
students for the workforce.
When it comes to the most talented workers, only a third of Missouri
business leaders say they are able to attract top talent to Missouri.
Likewise, only 30 percent say Missouri is retaining our most talented
"The states that have strong workforces are the states that
will win the competition for jobs," Mehan said. "We must
continually work to prepare our workforce and talent."
Missouri lawmakers began to address this issue by making meaningful
investments in education. The state's K-12 system will receive an
$84 million boost. Early childhood education saw a $5 million increase.
The state's performance-based funds for higher education are increasing
by $12 million.
Beyond the budget progress, House Bill 42, sponsored by Rep. David
Wood, a Republican from Versailles, seeks to give students in failing
schools the ability to transfer to better schools. Education leaders
in the business community are especially encouraged by the virtual
school provisions in the bill, which would allow more Missouri students
to access high-quality online coursework. The bill awaits action
from the governor.
"The sentiments expressed by the General Assembly this session
make it clear that our elected leaders care about the future of
our state's workforce. I'd like to thank them for their work and
for the positive initiatives passed this session," Mehan said.
"However, the limited progress we saw on education this year-much
like in past sessions-illustrates why we are encouraging the business
community to lead on this issue."
During the interim, the Missouri Chamber will be aggressively pursuing
new ways to close the skills gap employers are reporting.
"Through our Missouri 2030 effort, we are working to bring
new ideas to Missouri that empower employers to engage with students
and workers in their communities to help establish a stronger workforce-without
waiting for a government-created solution," Mehan said. "We
have a lot to share on this in the coming months."
Connecting Through Infrastructure
Only 37 percent of business leaders are satisfied with the state's
basic infrastructure, according to the Missouri 2030 Gallup survey.
That number is likely to decline as the General Assembly made no
progress toward resolving the state's transportation funding woes.
An independent study released in late April showed that Missouri's
current road conditions are costing the state $4.5 billion annually.
Earlier in the legislative session, the Missouri Department of Transportation
unveiled its 2017 maintenance plan to illustrate how the lack of
new funding will make the situation even worse. The plan shows a
majority of Missouri's roads facing deteriorating conditions and
some bridges eventually closing.
Lawmakers responded by proposing a small, stop-gap fuel tax increase.
However, that idea failed to pass either chamber.
"Despite the progress made in other areas this session, the
failure to address transportation funding is a major concern. If
we continue down this path, we are going to see our state's most
important geographical asset-our central location combined with
solid infrastructure connections-crumble in neglect," said
Mehan. "We simply cannot allow this to happen. The business
community is deeply concerned about the lack of road funding solutions
coming from the General Assembly. Through Missouri 2030, we are
exploring how business stakeholders can provide new leadership on
Uniting the Business Community
Parallel to the Missouri Chamber's efforts in the state capitol,
the Missouri Chamber also worked across the state to inform people
about Missouri 2030 and the need to transform our state's economic
future. Hundreds of new stakeholders are becoming engaged in this
This push included work by the Missouri Chamber Federation to establish
a strong network of local and regional chambers of commerce. The
federation is encouraging business leaders to become more involved
with state policy discussions, providing a stronger voice for business
across the state.
Already, 56 chambers have joined the Missouri Chamber Federation,
bringing tens of thousands of new employers to the table during
important policy discussions.
"The Missouri Chamber Federation has the potential to become
a transformational force in our state," Mehan said. "We
are working to unite this diverse group of communities behind critical
policies-such as transportation funding-which can benefit the state
as a whole. A united business community will provide a powerful
new voice for job-creation efforts in Missouri."
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the largest business
association in Missouri. Together, with the Missouri Chamber Federation,
the Missouri Chamber represents more than 40,000 employers.
Private Viewing of Meet me in St. Louis
You and a guest are invited to join PCRMC for a private viewing
of Meet me in St. Louis on Wednesday, June 17th, with Appetizers
and cocktails at 6:00 p.m.; Showtime 7:30 p.m. at the Ozark Actors
Theatre located at 701 N Cedar St. in Rolla.
Please RSVP by June 10 by contacting Lindsey Dunstedter at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 70's Bash
Sisters Helping Sisters Successfully Succeed presents The 70's
Bash on Saturday, June 13th. Door open at 7:00 p.m. there is a cover
charge of $10 or $15 at the door. Fashion Show by DA Spot Fashions
and music from DeeJay Jay Johnson.
Event held at the St. Robert Community Center. For more information
contact S.H.S.S.S. at 573-855-4570.
Job Opening at Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson is looking for a great team player to join the staff.
Must be flexible, a customer service rockstar, and be willing to
work overnight and on weekends at the front desk.
Please apply in person at Howard Johnson located at 239 St. Robert
Commander's Golf Scramble
The Commander's Golf Scramble will be hosted by the Piney Valley
Golf Course with a shotgun start at 12:00 pm. Scramble consists
of a 4 person team; cost is $30 for Advanced Green Fee Patrons (AGFP)
or $40 for non AGFP's. Includes greens fees, cart, meal and range
practice from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Bring your friends, co-workers
or battle buddies for a great afternoon of golfing. Food and beverages
are provided at each event. The Piney Valley Golf Course is located
at 10221 Water Intake Rd.
For more information call 573-329-4770.
Register your team online.
Wallace Pool & Splash Park Opens for the Summer Season
Pool Fees and information on pool passes click here.
Starting May 22 Wallace Pool & the Splash Park
Located at the MWR Rec Plex (604 Constitution Ave)
opens Daily for your Summer Fun!
Lap Swimming 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Recreational Swimming 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Available for Pool Parties 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Daily 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Davidson Fitness Center Indoor Pool
Will close for maintenance May 22
ALL Mission Training will relocate to LIEBER HEIGHTS POOL
Lieber Heights Pool
Mon - Fri 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. / 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Open for Recreation Swimming**
Mon - Fri 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat - Sun 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
** Until Further Notice, while DFC is closed for maintenance Lieber
Heights is the Mission Pool for training.
Job opening at Century 21
Growing Real Estate Company looking for an Administrative Professional
for our St. Robert office. 30 - 35 hours per week. The ideal individual
will be extremely organized and able to handle multiple priorities.
Flexibility is key, as the real estate industry is fluid and fast
paced! Great phone etiquette and ability to maintain a positive
attitude with both clients and co workers. Professional appearance
and friendly personality a must as you will be our Director of First
Impressions! Proficiency in Word, Excel and Powerpoint are important.
Individual must be able to maintain confidentiality. Real Estate
background and/or willingness to obtain a Missouri real estate license
a plus. E mail resume to email@example.com.
Citizens Mortgage Company Scholarship to Chelsey Howser
Shawn Cordry presented the third annual Citizens Mortgage Company
Scholarship in honor of WHS alumni Mr. Harold York, Class of 1953
to Miss Chelsey Howser Class of 2015 at Tuesday evening's Senior
Each year at the annual fall football WHS homecoming game Citizens
Mortgage Company honors the oldest alumni in attendance during halftime
activities. The following spring seniors apply for the scholarship
and Miss Howser was this year's recipient.
Unveiling of Seven Trail of Tears Wayside Exhibits
The City of Waynesville invites the community to the Unveiling
of Seven Trail of Tears Wayside Exhibits Friday, June 19th at 9:00
a.m. at Laughlin Park, Roubidoux Springs located at 601 Historic
Route 66, Waynesville, MO 65583. Reception to follow the unveiling.
After the reception, everyone is invited to view the new waysides
and take a walk through the park to the Trail of Tears crossing
at Roubidoux Creek.
For more information contact: Deloris Gray Wood 573-729-2545. This
project is sponsored by National Park Service in partnership with
the Trail of Tears Association, the City of Waynesville, and Pulaski
County Tourism Bureau.