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October 17, 2014

Choices Program

The Chamber, in partnership with the Pulaski County Rotary Club, will be presenting the Choices Program to all 8th grade classes in the county. This program is aimed at challenging students to think about their future career options based on the level of education they decide to achieve, as well as, the impact their choices will have on others and the world around them. The Chamber is currently seeking volunteers from the business community to help with this program. Class room sponsorship are also available for $150.

School Districts
Crocker 2 Classes
Dixon 4 Classes
Laquey 4 Classes
Maranatha Baptist Academy 1 Class
Richland 2 Classes
Waynesville 16 Classes

If you are interested in becoming a class sponsor please call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121.

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 7th. The Chamber is collecting items, such as coupons, fliers, or small gifts, to put together a goody bag for each of the ladies. The Chamber is also collecting door prizes to be given during the event. 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 31st. If you have any questions please call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

"In Your Honor" Veteran's Day Parade

The Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce and the cities of Waynesville and St. Robert invite you to participate in the 2014 Veterans' Day Parade and Ceremony on Tuesday, 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 Wednesday, October 31st by 5:00 p.m. The parade may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

Nominations Open for the 2014 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 14, 2014 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 2013 Citizen of the Year Nomination Form.

Chamber Luncheon Sponsorship Lottery

In order to provide our membership with an equal opportunity to host a monthly luncheon the Chamber will hold a lottery drawing each November to determine the following year's sponsors. To be entered into the lottery business names and contact information must be sent into the Chamber no later than October 31, 2013. At the November luncheon on the 12th at the Waynesville Career Center the drawing will be held and sponsors will be assigned for the next calendar year in the order they are drawn. This policy took effect with the 2011 luncheons. The cost to host a luncheon is $250 and with that your business will be featured in the monthly Chamber newsletter, given 15 minutes of speaking time at the luncheon and have the opportunity to place materials at each table. Sponsors also donate two door prizes to be given away during the luncheon.

For more information or to add your name to the list please contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

2014 - 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for information on 2014 -2015 Sponsorship Opportunities. For more information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

The Chamber is proud of what the local area has to offer and is constantly looking for new ways to share it with the community. Dollars spent local stay local which helps the community to continually grow and prosper.

Anyone with a Shop Local Key Tag can visit a participating business and receive a discount or take advantage of a special offer. For a list of participating businesses click here.

For more information about the Shop Local Key Tag Program visit

Shop Local Participant Form

1. Shaklee is the #1 NATURAL NUTRITION COMPANY in the United States. Since 1915 when Dr. Shaklee developed the first multivitamin to 1956 when the Shaklee company was born, Shaklee has been in the forefront of producing high quality products from plants in total cooperation with God's natural environment. That's over 50 years of proven success!

2. The Shaklee company was built on the POWERFUL BELIEF OF PEOPLE HELPING OTHER PEOPLE achieve what they most want for their health, for their family, and for their life. Shaklee people care deeply about what matters most - making a meaningful difference in the health of people and the world in which we live.

3. SCIENCE AND RESEARCH have been the foundation of the Shaklee company including 90 published clinical studies, 50 patents & patents pending, 83,000 annual quality control tests, 358 contaminant tests, and an independent Landmark Study which proved Shaklee supplement users have markedly better health.

4. Shaklee also has non-toxic, biodegradable CLEANING AND LAUNDRY PRODUCTS including the 1st Official Earth Day product, SPORTS PRODUCTS that have produced over 100 Olympic Medal Athletes, NATURAL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS, and ANTI-AGING and MIND improvement products.

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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 establishment in Waynesville and joined the Chamber in 2011. This place offers a cool, comfortable, neighborhood pub designed for you to be able to kick back and unwind. Enjoy a nice relaxed atmosphere where you can watch the game or catch up with a group of friends. Stop in and check out their lineup of 66 brews on Route 66.

Who is This Member?

Last Week's Answer: Fort Wood Community Spouses Club

Operation Rising Star

Showcase your vocal talent at the 2014 Operation Rising Star competition!

The competition dates are Thursday October 23rd and Friday October 24th (Contestants must be available to compete both nights) Beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the John B Mahaffey Museum Complex

The first place singer will be awarded $500 and the chance to compete in the worldwide finals in San Antonio TX. Second Place receives $250 and Third Place receives $100.

Contestants must be ages 18 and up, active duty, reserve, guard or their dependent.

Applications are available in the Installation Wide Events Office, PAO office or attached to this email.

Contestants will sing one song acapella the first night.
The second night contestants will sing two songs of their choice.
(music is allowed via either the contestant playing an instrument
or musical CD that does not include the lead vocals)

Judges will critique and provide feedback following each performance. Audience members will be provided one ballot to cast their vote for their favorite contestant.

**Units, you do not have to have a contestant in the competition to qualify. To win a $300 SPIRIT AWARD, however that does make it more exciting.

Each night at the end of the performances, the judges will base their scores 1-5 on the level of applause and cheering. The first night score will carry over to the second night.

Please be sure to stop by the registration table at the event to register your unit, detachment or family readiness group prior the beginning of the competition.

The judges have the final determination for the Spirit Award.

Workshop helps parents prepare for Parent Teacher Conferences

Just in time for parent teacher conferences, MCEC will offer the Preparing for Parent Teacher Conferences workshop two different times - once from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the library at Freedom Elementary and a second time at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Thayer Elementary.

This free workshop is open to all community members, including military and non-military families, and is offered by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC). The sessions are identical, so parents only need to attend one of the sessions.

"By attending this workshop, parents will learn how to ask the right questions and how to be a better partner with their child's teachers," says Marilyn Cunningham, MCEC Parent-to-Parent trainer. "Even if parents have been attending parent-teacher conferences for years, there is something for every parent to learn from this workshop. This one workshop can help make the entire school year better for your child and you."

The Waynesville R-VI School District will hold parent-teacher conferences on Friday, Oct. 24.

During the workshop, parents will learn how to get the most out of their time with their child's teacher and how to effectively resolve any issues.

Workshop registration is preferred but not required. To register, email For more info call Amanda Howard at 573-433-6320.

In addition to the workshops, MCEC invites parents and their children to attend their first Tell Me A Story event of the year.

This free family literacy event will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the 787th MP BN (Bldg 935), Iowa Ave.

Guest Reader CSM Terrence Murphy, Command Sergeant Major, United States Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, will read "I'm Gonna Like Me" by Jaime Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell.

Following the story, families will separate into groups where volunteers facilitate a discussion of the book and how it relates to their own lives. Families then make a craft and receive a snack. Each family in attendance also receives a free copy of the book.

Rebecca Bayless, a mother and discussion facilitator who attended last year's event said she loves bringing her children to volunteer at each Tell Me A Story event. "I think it's a great opportunity for the kids to get together, read a good book, and learn about how important story telling is," Bayless says.

Families must RSVP in advance for the Tell Me A Story event at Space is limited to the first 50 families.

Snack in a Pack's Adult Dodge Brawl Tournament Returns

On Saturday, Nov. 1, the Waynesville R-VI School District's Snack in a Pack program will host the 3rd Annual Adult Dodge Brawl tournament in the high school gym.

Teams of 6-10 players, 18 years and older, will compete in double-elimination dodge ball battles to win the traveling victors' trophy. All proceeds from the 2014 Adult Dodge Brawl Tournament will support Snack in a Pack for the 2014-2015 school year.

The 2013 Adult Dodge Brawl event saw a turn out of nearly 200 attendants, including 26 teams and spectators. The "Mid-MO Hit Squad," sponsored by Mid-Missouri Motors, took first place. Other prizes, to be awarded again this year, include best dressed team and a 50/50 raffle at half time.

Team registration is now open. The cost of team registration before Friday, Oct. 24, is $80 - and includes a $3 discount voucher toward the purchase of any Dodge Brawl t-shirt on the day of the tournament. Team registration after Oct. 24 will be $100 (t-shirt voucher not included).

To register a team or to learn how you or your organization can support the Snack in a Pack program, please contact Sherry Kotara at 573-842-2651 or email Registration forms can also be found on the Waynesville R-VI School District website at

Snack in a Pack provides meals to approximately 300 Waynesville students who might otherwise go hungry over weekends and holiday breaks.

The Community Resource Office (CRO) is a grant-supported department of the Waynesville R-VI School District that manages district volunteers, AmeriCorps school tutors, Club TIGER afterschool program, Snack in a Pack program, parent workshops, student transitions and more. These programs are made possible by grants from Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), Army Youth Programs in Your Neighborhood (AYPYN), and Department of Defense - Education Activity (DoDEA). For more information about the CRO Programs or how to get involved, contact (573) 842-2530 or

WCC students meet with Sen. Roy Blunt

On Sept. 23, SkillsUSA State Officers, including Carrie Starnes (pictured shaking the senator's hand) from Waynesville Career Center met with Senator Roy Blunt to discuss the importance of Carl D. Perkins Funding and Technical Education Act which supports Career and Technical Education. Blunt was asked to join the Carl D. Perkins Funding Caucus and to vote to fully reauthorize the funding. Students were able to tell their personal stories of how career and technical education and SkillsUSA has changed their lives.

WHS students to perform "Crimes of the Heart"

The WHS Speech and Theatre Department and Thespian Troupe 1669 are rehearsing for their upcoming performances of "Crimes of the Heart."

Waynesville High School students will present the play at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, Friday, Oct. 17, and Saturday, Oct. 18, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. Tickets are $3 for children, $4 for students/faculty and $5 for adults.

WHS speech and drama teacher Charles Davis selected "Crimes of the Heart" by Beth Henley because, "I believe the theme of family coming together and fighting through those bad days could be easily connected to the audience here in Waynesville," Davis says.
The story takes places in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where three sisters ultimately learn to escape the past and to seize the future. Described as both "touching and consistently hilarious," Davis believes it is a play that will engage audiences and remind them of the importance of community.

Sixth graders learn how to help shelter animals

Kelly Boss, Susan Rather and their dog companion, Sultan, visited with Waynesville sixth graders, sharing information about the Waynesville Animal Shelter and how money and other items are used to benefit animals.

They spoke to students in the Sixth Grade Center's Community Outreach LEAD group, facilitated by Marcia Gladden, on Sept. 24.
When students asked how they could help, they learned how they could collect money for the shelter's 'spay and neuter' program or could donate items such as leashes, collars, toys and appropriate chew bones. As a highlight of the visit, Rather provided a demonstration of Sultan's abilities, emphasizing that shelter dogs are trainable and can make great pets.

For the past two years, the Community Outreach LEAD group has spent numerous hours raising money, collecting items and donating volunteer hours for the animal shelter. Students in this year's LEAD group appeared very enthusiastic about doing their part for the shelter as well.

Citizens Mortgage Company honors WHS Alumni at Homecoming Game

Friday night was a celebration for WHS football tigers, students, fans, alumni and community. For the third year, Citizens Mortgage Company sponsored the game and also paid tribute to the oldest alumni in attendance at the game.

Following a search of the fans, it was determined the honor went to Mr. Harold York, WHS class of 1953. Mr. York returned to the evening's game to cheer on the Tigers and watch his grandson Jacob Saylor play for the Tigers and also his granddaughter Jordan Saylor a member of the Homecoming queen court.

Additionally Citizens Mortgage Company announced that in Mr. York's honor they will present a $500 scholarship to a 2015 graduating senior. WHS seniors may apply at the Counselor's office next April and the award will be given at the May honors program.

Team presents Vernon with signed football

To commemorate his final home game of the regular season, Head Coach Rick Vernon received a football signed by all of the team's players just before the kickoff on Friday, Oct. 10.

Vernon will retire from coaching after 33 years as the Head Football Coach this year.

Throughout the years, Vernon's favorite year of coaching was 2003 - when his son Brent was playing center, his son Brian was an assistant coach and his wife Cheryl was coaching the cheerleaders.

Another highlight was in 2007, when the Waynesville Tigers took first in Class 5 in the State of Missouri. A highly regarded and yet humble coach, Vernon was named to the Missouri Football Coach Association's Hall of Fame in 2006 and was named the Coach of the Year over a four-state region in 2008.

Representing the 2014 team were Willie Parker, Quarterback Varon Martinez, Nigel Farmer and William Finch.

School Board passes resolution opposing Amendment 3

The Waynesville R-VI School Board of Education has unanimously passed the following resolution opposing Amendment 3:


Waynesville R-VI Board of Education

WHEREAS, Amendment 3 on the November ballot is a state mandate that shifts local control for educational decisions away from parents, teachers, administrators and school boards; and

WHEREAS, Amendment 3 is a poorly drafted and deeply flawed proposal that has many unintended consequences for teachers, administrators and school boards; and

WHEREAS, Amendment 3 would prevent school boards from hiring,
promoting, compensating or dismissing teachers in accordance with board policy;

WHEREAS, Amendment 3 would force taxpayers to pay for additional standardized tests at a time when our public schools remain significantly underfunded by the state; and

WHEREAS, Amendment 3 significantly changes teacher evaluations away from a tool to improve teacher performance;

Therefore be it RESOLVED, the Waynesville R-VI Board of Education on this 15th day of September, 2014, hereby opposes Amendment 3 on the November ballot.

JROTC Raiders Black Team takes 1st in meet

The Waynesville High School JROTC Raiders Black Team finished first place overall in a field of more than 20 teams at the first Raider Meet of the season, hosted by Smith Cotton High School at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia.

Three teams - Waynesville, Leavenworth and Smith Cotton - battled it out all day with the Raiders coming out on top.
"Any of those three teams could have won the event; it all came down to a few seconds here and there," says 1SG (Ret.) Scott A. Hildenbrandt, Waynesville JROTC. "The black team won, but it was a total team effort as the orange team took a key third place in the APFT, knocking Leavenworth down a spot, which allowed the Black team to win overall by 1 point."

The black team ran a 54:52 10K. "These were the best times ever posted on the 10K course on the Katy trail; our time was a new record," Hildenbrandt says.

The rest of the day went back and forth between the top three teams and the team champion was greatly in doubt until the end of the awards ceremony.

"Our team is young and we have to give kudos to our six new freshmen and sophomores who performed superbly," Hildenbrandt says. "The black team all scored 300* on there APFT (maximum score), something also we have never done before. The orange team averaged 288 with five members scoring 300."

Next up is Wentworth Raider Meet on Oct. 24-25, and then Raider Nationals in Molena, Ga., Nov. 6-10.

-300 is the maximum score. For a male, it requires 71 push-ups, 78 sit-ups, and a 2-mile run in 13:00; for a female, it requires 42 push-ups, 78 sit-ups, and 2-mile run in 15:36.

Band wins Sweepstakes Trophy

The WHS Marching Band won the Sweepstakes Trophy for the most points accumulated by any school at the Central Methodist University Band Day this past Saturday.

The band placed second in street competition (parade marching) and second in field competition (half-time show).
The drum line placed first in indoor drum line competition.
WHS's drum majors were recognized as outstanding drum majors.

The color guard placed first in street competition and third in indoor competition.

The band's final competition is this Saturday at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Homecoming Float Winners

The weather held off just long enough for the Homecoming parade to make its way down Historic Route 66 on Friday. Hundreds of students participated while a great crowd of spectators viewed the floats and entries. Taking first place in the float competition this year was Wood Elementary with its witch's house constructed of candy tempting Hansel and Gretel, along with the forest that comes alive, Jack and the Beanstalk and many other fairy tale characters. Thayer's castle took second with its theme of making Tiger dreams come true. WHS FCCLA's float featuring a pink castle and a scratch out cancer theme took third place.

Business Window Decorating Contest

In the business window decorating contest, Hoppers Pub took first place for a second year in a row! J and K Restaurant placed second and Mid-America Bank placed third in the tough competition. The plaques were presented just before the Homecoming football game by Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent, and Gary Young, director of student activities. A special "thank you" goes to all the businesses who participated and showed their Tiger spirit during Homecoming 2014: Once Upon a Tiger Tail.

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler presents "ISIL: The Threat of Our Time"

Join Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler as she shares her September Congressional Delegation trip to Middle Eastern nations and background on the ongoing situation in the region.

The Congresswoman will discuss with constituents what she learned and saw on her trip through Jordan, Israel, Egypt and Morocco, brief the threats posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and where we go from here.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the Waynesville High School Auditorium located at 400 GW Lane in Waynesville.


St. Robert Public Service Announcement

On November 3rd starting at 8pm until 4am on 4th of November the I-44 overpass at Y-highway and Missouri Ave will be closed to all through traffic due to the construction of the pedestrian
foot bridge, by-pass routes will be provided.

Also starting on November 3rd at 10pm until 4am on the 4th of November I-44 will be closed at Exit 161 East and West bound lanes due to the construction of the pedestrian foot bridge, by-pass routes will be provided.

We apologize for any in convenience this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call 573-451-3316.


Family & MWR is your Halloween Headquarters from FUN to FRIGHTFUL, Family & MWR has something for everyone!

Haunted Hayrides / FREE Fall Fun Festival / Pumpkinfest / Haunted House / Spooktacluar Bowling / Pumpkin Shoot / Trick or Treating / Rocky Horror Picture Show

A list of events attached! Full details online at

October 17
B.O.S.S. Haunted House
The Fort Leonard Wood Better Opportunities for Single Service Members (BOSS) Program dares you to enter the 2014 BOSS Haunted House.
You've heard the stories; now experience it for yourself: the hair-raising, shiver-inciting unexplained mysteries.
The BOSS Haunted House will be held at a very scary location Bld 711 and 712 Utah Street.
Cost is $5 per person and is open to the public.
Come out and support your local BOSS program. For more information call 573-596-6913.
Additional Dates:
October 18, 24, 25 & 31: 7 - 10 pm

October 17 & 18
LORA'S 7th Annual Haunted Hayride
The Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area is hosting their 7th Annual Haunted Hayride from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
Take a haunted hayride tour around LORA's grounds with ghosts, goblins, and other scary creatures.
This will be your scariest experience at the lake. Event is open to the public; cost: adults $2 ~ $1 for children 6-17; children 5yrs and under are free.
Book a room and spend the weekend, enjoy LORA's highlights by day and haunts by night!
The Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area is located on 789 Olney Circle, Linn Creek, MO.
For more information call 573-346-5673.

October 18
Fall Landscape Photography Class
Want to learn how to take great landscape pictures?
Join us for the Frame Shop's October 18 Fall Landscape Photography Class; learn techniques and get helpful tips on how to take great landscape pictures. This class is great for beginners and advanced amateurs! Cost is $65 per person and non-refundable, cost includes lunch. Class will take place at building 470 rm 1129 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Class is limited to 25 people. Must bring camera - NO point and shoot cameras. Interested patrons must register at the Frame Shop
located inside the PX Mini Mall in Bldg. 490 by October 17 at 6:00 pm. For more information call 573-596-0242.

Additional Photo Classes - Register 1 day prior:
November 1 ~ Photo 101
January 31, 2015 ~ Photo 102
February 21, 2015 ~ Light Room 1
March 14, 2015 ~ People Photography
March 28, 2015 ~ Photo 101 Photography
April 11, 2015 ~ Light Room 1
May 2, 2015 ~ HDR Photography

October 18
Pretty In Pink Zumba Party
Join Davidson Fitness Center's "Pretty in Pink Zumba Party" from 9:00 am - 11:00 am for exhilarating,
calorie-burning, high-intensity, hip-shaking Zumba while supporting Breast Cancer Awareness!
Cost is $15 per person in advance, $20 day of; includes T-shirt, refreshments and light snacks.
Open to the public 13 years and older. Please wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing.
** Multi-passes are not accepted for this event **.
For more information call 573-596-4359.

UPCOMING: Details online at

OCT 25: Make a Difference Day - 8 a.m.
At Assigned Project Locations

OCT 25: PumpkinFest - 12 p.m-4 p.m., Rec Plex

OCT 26: Great Pumpkin Shoot -11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Outdoor Adventure center

OCT 29: CYSS Fall Festival - 6 p.m.-8 p.m., FREE
Pippin Youth Center

OCT 31: Haunted Garrison Golf Classic - 11 a.m.
9 Hole Scramble, Piney Valley Golf Course

OCT 31: Spooktacular Bowl-A-Fun
Daugherty Bowling Center

OCT 31: Trick or Treating at Rec Plex - 4 p.m.-9 p.m.

OCT 31: Trick or Treating FLW- 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

NOV 1: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Piney Valley Golf Course - 8 p.m.


Kitten Division yard sale

This Saturday, October 11th at 9 a.m. Right off the downtown Waynesville square at 607 North Highway 17.


Community Events at The ARK Community and Sports Center

Women by nature are nurturer's and we always seem to take care of everyone else but neglect ourselves. Join us at the ARK Community and Sports Center on October 18, 2014 from 8am-4pm for the Virtuous Women's Conference host by the River. Come out and enjoy a time of refreshment and renewal where we as women can join together and Encourage One Another. Cost for this event is $20 in advance or $30 at the door. Price includes a box lunch. Registration after Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 does not guarantee a boxed lunch. Cash or check only please. If you are unable to come out and enjoy this time of refreshment and renewal, consider sponsoring another lady in the community with your donation. Registration for this event can be done at the ARK Community and Sports Center. For more information please call Bridgette at 573-774-2541 or Donalisa at 573-337-9128.

October 25, 2014 from 8 a.m. -12:30 p.m. is "Giving Back to the Community while Giving Yourself the Gift of Health" at the ARK Community and Sports Center's Fall Launch Party. Come out and see the awesome group fitness programs we have at the ARK and give back to the community. You can help by bringing food to help fill the pantry at the Good Samaritan, bring hats and gloves for the children, coats for the community, or you can make a donation of $10 (cash only please) to be given to the Good Samaritan. We will also host our Kid's Day Out program so your workout can be guilt free. Cost for the Kid's Day Out is $5 in advance and $10 at the door and includes lunch. We offer additional children discount at $4 in advance and $8 the day of. For more information call the ARK Community and Sports Center at 573-337-9128.

The ARK Community and Sports Center now offers After Hours Parties and Over Night Lock-Ins. Call the ARK Community and Sports Center at 573-337-9128 and ask for Donalisa or Jessica.

We now offer birthday parties on Sundays. Call 573-337-9128 for more information.


Volunteers Needed For Boss Haunted House

The Better Opportunity for Single Service Members (BOSS)
Is currently in NEED of some VOLUNTEERS

If you are interested EMAIL Connie Obermuller or call 573 596-6912/13

What could be more fun than assisting the BOSS Program in creating the area's scariest Haunt!
Help out your community by scaring people!

October 17 and 18 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
October 24 and 25 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
October 31 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Bldg. 711 and 712 Utah Street.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Phelps County Regional Medical Center would like to remind you that the American Cancer Society recommends yearly screening mammograms beginning at age 40. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime, and early detection saves lives. To schedule a mammogram, please call the PCRMC Comprehensive Breast Center at 458-3101.

Free Mammograms

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Phelps County Regional Medical Center is offering free mammograms every Friday in October for women who are at least 40 years old and financially qualify. There are 45 free mammograms available that PCRMC is covering as a community service. To determine eligibility, please call the PCMRC Comprehensive Breast Center at 458-3101.


Assistance Association Missouri Veterans Cemetery Fort Leonard Wood

The AAMVC held its annual meeting 19 September 2014. At this meeting revised bylaws were presented and new board members were elected. The revised bylaws call for a nine (9) member board with four (4) members elected in even number years and five (5) members in the odd number years. New board members are Kyle Pritchard, Gloria McBeth, Dwight Nutting and Howard Harrill. Officers will be elected from all our board members at the next board meeting on 17 October 2014 at 12 noon in the conference room at the administration building at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting.

Look for our new brochures available from any board member as well as from the cemetery. A major project of the AAMVC is assisting the cemetery's participation in Wreaths Across America. Donations can be made to AAMVC by cash or check made out to AAMVC with a notation funds are to be used for Wreaths Across America. For further information or questions please contact any board member or the cemetery at 573-774-3496.


USO Update

Thanks so much for all the support and understanding as we went through the first phase of our renovations this past week. Our next phases of renovations will include: new flooring, carpeting, counter tops, and an upgrade to the front desk! We are open for regular business starting tomorrow, Thursday, October 15, 2014. We hope everyone had a wonderful week and stayed dry through our stormy weather! See you this week!

This week we have a few open shifts and would love if we could fill these, if you can help fill in please let us know!

**Please call 573-329-2039,
if you are able to fill any of these shifts. We appreciate any support we can get in filling these shifts this week.**

Friday, October 17 12 pm - 3 pm 1
Saturday, October 18 3 pm - 7 pm 3

Dates to Remember:

Oct. 24 - Family Game Night (5-7 pm)
Nov. 13 - Volunteer Training Class (5:30 pm)
Nov. 21 - Family Game Night (5 -7 pm)
Dec. 13- Family Game Night


Public House Brewing Company

Update -- We're making beer folks. Seriously. We're making beer this week on the new system.

Seasonal Release
Pumpkin Ale -- GONE!!!!
APA -- It's almost back! A Public House favorite, our American Pale Ale is quite deliciously, traditionally hopped using Cascade and Amarillo hops. Killer hop aromas, and a clean, dry finish make this one a quencher! To be released later this week.

Public House Trivia -- Trivia is held every Monday at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. Prizes awarded every week to top teams.

Firkin Tuesday! -- CHOCOLATE PORTER -- Oct. 14th at 5:30 p.m.-- We will be tapping a Chocolate Porter that we made using Tanzanian Cocoa Nibs from Askinosie Chocolate Co. in Springfield, MO. This one is sure to please. Fantastic chocolate aromas and a hint of chocolate flavor married with the wonderful roastiness of the Porter is a match made in heaven.

Upcoming Live Music
10/15 -- Trilogy (7pm)
10/16 -- Air Loom (7pm)
10/17 -- Two Far Gone (8pm)
10/18 -- CUZ Jazz Trio (7:30pm)
10/24 -- Limited Addition (8pm)
10/25 -- Don Hayes (8pm)
10/31 -- Ragged Blade Band (8pm)


Waynesville Career Center SkillsUSA Chapter needs your help.

We have several student members who do not have the means to raise funds so that they can attend the Leadership, Championships (contests), or Awards ceremonies. Each student is asked to raise $100 to pay for registration, traveling expenses, etc. If a local business owner or individual would like to sponsor a student, have them contact Nancy Musice at WCC 573-842-2500 or email at or cell phone at 417-718-9000. WCC SkillsUSA is a nonprofit organization and sponsors will receive a receipt so that they may deduct their donation for tax purposes.


Bow & Barrel Sportsman Center's Calendar of Events

CCW Courses:
10/18 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
10/22 10/23 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
11/1 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
11/5 11/6 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
11/15 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
11/19 11/20 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Audie Murphy Monday every Monday 10/20, 10/27
Ladies Night is every Tuesday 10/21, 10/228

Lock and Load Every Thursday night10/16, 10/23, 10/30

Date Night is 10/24 this month

Trunk or Treat is 10/31 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Zombie Shoot is 10/31 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

For more information call 573-433-9140.


Let your creative side shine!

At the MWR Arts & Crafts Frame Shop
PX mini mall / Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. / 573 596-0242

October 18
Registration: Fall Landscape Photography Class

Want to learn how to take great landscape pictures? Sign up for the Frame Shop's October 18 Fall Landscape Photography Class and learn techniques and get helpful tips on how to take great landscape pictures. This class is great for beginners and advanced amateurs!

Cost is $65 per person and non-refundable, cost includes lunch. Class will take place at Building 470 room 1129 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Class is limited to 25 people. Must bring camera - NO point and shoot cameras. Interested patrons must register at the Frame Shop located inside the PX Mini Mall in Bldg. 490 by October 17 at 6:00 p.m.

For more information call 573-596-0242.
Additional Classes:
November 1 ~ Photo 101 / January 31, 2015 ~ Photo 102
February 21, 2015 ~ Light Room 1
March 14, 2015 ~ People Photography
March 28, 2015 ~ Photo 101 Photography

October 15 - November 30
2014 ARMY Digital Photography

This contest celebrates photographic skill from two divisions (Active Duty and Other Eligible Patrons). Participants enter their work in one of eight categories, including: Animals, Design Elements, Digital Darkroom, Military Life, Monochrome, Nature/Landscapes, People and Still Life. Monetary prizes are awarded for the first, second and third place winners in each category.

For more information on how to enter contact the Arts & Crafts Frame Shop at 573 596-0242 or review the participant guidelines online. Submission dates are October 15 - November 30, 2014.

Now-October 29
Registration: Short Film Festival

Do you have the ability to create, direct, or film your own short film? Here is your chance! The Arts and Crafts Frame Shop is hosting the Fort Leonard Wood Short Film Festival November 6 at the USO. $5 per movie entered; limit 3 movies per person in categories: drama, documentary, horror, animated, and comedy (2-5 minutes long).

Top five will be viewed and winner voted on by audience. Winning film will be aired at local theater and must be suitable for all audiences. Open to the public. For more information call 573-596-0242.

Fort Leonard Wood Christmas Ornaments

Looking for a unique gift or a keepsake for your own tree? Purchase a Fort Leonard Wood KEEPSAKE! Christmas Ornaments exclusively designed for Fort Leonard Wood.

Cost is $6 or two or more at $5 each.
View them online at

Now - November 6
If you participated in the October Taste of the Arts Art Show and have not pick up your artwork, please do so by November 6 at the Arts & Crafts Frame Shop located in the PX Mimi Mall, open M-F 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 573 596-0242.


Gun Raffle Winner

Dean Powers' name was drawn for the raffled Weatherby slug gun sponsored by EDP.

Various Council members meet members of the community sold raffle tickets at Dixon Cow Days for the pump-action shotgun. After a full summer of selling tickets throughout the community, Mr. Dean Powers, of Dixon was declared the winner. (the man in the photo holding the weapon). Upon notification, Mr. Powers happily attended an extension Council meeting to receive his new Weatherby and was quite pleased with the weapon and with the Extension Council itself.

Mr. Powers voiced the opinion that he was proud to the Weatherby and that he hopes the Extension Council continues to provide such raffles and prizes in the future.


Annual Bazaar

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church will be holding their annual bazaar on Saturday, November 8th form 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A lunch will be served 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. consisting of Chili or Turkey Veggie Soup, rolls, drink and pie for $6.00 or coffee and pie for $3.00. There will be craft items and baked goods available. For more information please call 573-336-4464 or Helen Livingston at 573-336-3525.


One Stop Shop for the Holidays

Make your list, check it twice, and then Shop Local on October 19th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The ARK Community & Sports Center located at 25625 Hwy 17 in Waynesville. FREE admission, over 20 local businesses to shop from. FREE pictures with Santa from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

When you buy from a Mom-owned business you are not helping to CEO buy a third vacation home. You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy his team jersey. You are helping a mom put food on the table, a family pay a mortgage, or a student pay tuition. Our customers are shareholders and they are the ones we strive to make happy. Thank you for shopping small.

Contact Robin at 513-328-7748 with any questions.


Veterans to Farmers

The next Veterans to Farmers event will be a Farm Tour at the Alan T. Busby Farm located near Jefferson City. The free event is open to all service members, other Veterans, and their family members, as well as current farmers that would like to become mentors to new Veteran farmers.

The farm tour will address the following topics: cover crops, pest management, composting, blueberry production, organic farming, specialty crops, native fruits, conservation practices, fish production, pasture management, small ruminants and cattle. Grant opportunity announcements and educational publications will also be provided.

Lincoln University Cooperative Extension will host and manage the event. This event is sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs, United Natural Foods Inc. Foundation, the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA), and the Sustainable Ozarks Partnership.

On-site registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. Seminars and the farm tour will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor to a Veteran farmer but cannot make the event, please call or email to register as a mentor. We will keep you advised as to future events.

To register, call 573-329-8500 or email: Free lunch will be provided for those who register by October 14th, although walk-ins are welcome.

To get to the farm from Waynesville, take MO Highway 17 north to US Highway 54. Turn right and take US Highway 54 east to Goller Rd (about 2 miles south of Jefferson City). Turn right onto Goller Rd and look for balloons and signs on right.

Additional information, please visit our Facebook page: Sustainable Ozarks Partnership or our website:


Special Olympics Missouri needs volunteers

The Special Olympics needs your help on October 27th at the Central Area Bowling Tournament at Daugherty Lanes on FLW. For more info contact Diane Brimer at or 573-256-6367. And March 27-29th at the State indoor Game (Bowling & Basketball - FLW & Waynesville) For more info contact Mandi Ballinger at or 314-961-7755.


Winter Sports Program accepting registrations

Waynesville-St. Robert Youth Sports is currently accepting registrations at the St Robert Municipal Center for our winter sports program. Registration dates for basketball and cheerleading are October 1st thru 31st. Age groups 6-7, 8-9, 10-12 and 13-15 yrs of age. Coed teams are 9 and under. All girls teams along with all boys teams are 10 and up. Fees are $35 per child due at sign up. Please provide a copy of birth certificate. Hurry, season starts December 6th.


ASYMCA Winter Basketball Season

Winter Basketball Season registration has started, register before October 24th for $35.00, second child $30.00, after the 24th registration is $40.00, second child $35.00; copy of birth certificate required. Registration includes t-shirt, medallion, skill building/practice sessions, 8 games and championships.

Co-Ed teams ages as of August 1, 2014, 6-7; 8-9; 10; 11-12; and 13-14 years old. Teams chosen by blind draft. No more than 10 players per team.

Coaches needed! Let the ASYMCA know if you would like to get involved in this great program for kids.

For more information contact 573-329-4513 or


"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
October 17, 2014
7:30 a.m. Civilian Workforce Fun Run/Walk
7:00 p.m. Haunted River Float
7:00 p.m. B.O.S.S. Haunted House Returns
October 17 & 18, 2014
7:00 p.m. LORA's 7th Annual Haunted Hayride
October 18, 2014
8:00 a.m. Virtuous Women's Conference
9:00 a.m. Pretty in Pink Zumba Party
9:00 a.m. American Legion Post for Female Veterans
9:00 a.m. Couples in Arms workshop
9:00 a.m. Fall Landscape Photography Class
11:00 a.m. Route 66 Fest on the Square; Oktoberfest
October 19, 2014
1:00 p.m. One Stop Shop for the Holidays
October 23, 2014
10:00 a.m. Ribbon Cutting for Old Towne Antiques & Eatery
6:30 p.m. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler presents "ISIL: The Threat of Our Time"
October 24, 2014
Halloween in the Park
October 25, 2014
8:00 a.m. "Giving Back to the Community while Giving Yourself the Gift of Health" Launch Party
6:00 p.m. Fund Raiser Dinner
6:30 p.m. 18th Annual Halloween Bash

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**If you have any information for our community calendar please email

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~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B
St. Robert, MO 65584
fax: 573-336-5472