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August 26, 2016

The Tap Bar & Grill
James & Jessica Richards and William Gurley
948 Old Rt. 66
St. Robert, MO 65584
(417) 217-0504

Welcome Stephanie Reed

My name is Stephanie Reed. I'm originally from Georgia. I'm a mother of 3; my husband is retired military as of last July, he served 25 years. I worked part time at CFR for 2 1/2 years. Mostly a stay at home mom since 2002 and college student. Love riding our horses, shopping and vacations and spending time with my family. Oh and I am a jeans and boots kinda gal. That's pretty much me in a nut shell.

Stephanie is a Community VISTA with the AmeriCorps/VISTA program. The Chamber is happy to have Stephanie Reed join our team for the year.

DOL Overtime Rule Changes Webinar

The federal overtime rule changes will be coming in December. These rules could have a big impact on businesses. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has put together a webinar about the changes. Click here for more information and to register for this webinar.

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 Luncheon

September 14th at 11:45 a.m. at the Stonebrooke Center, located at 500 GW Ln. in Waynesville and catered by Andy's 417. Our sponsor will be the Security Bank of Pulaski County. RSVPs are required; please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 13th. Luncheon cost is $12 per person. Click here for full luncheon schedule.

**Please note** The Chamber of Commerce is excited to have such a large number of its members attend monthly luncheons. Due to the large number of last minute Chamber luncheon attendees, a policy has been put into place by the Chamber Board of Directors. Anyone who responds after the RSVP cut-off time of 9:00 a.m. the Tuesday before the luncheon will be placed on a waiting list and notified if a seat becomes available. Anyone who shows up without an RSVP may be charged an additional $12. If an RSVP is received and the reservoir does not attend the luncheon, the reservoir will be charged $12 for the meal. The decision was made to charge this amount to compensate our Chamber member restaurants for the last minute adjustments they must make to their menus.

True Colors® Seminar

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

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

Save the date and plan to attend the True Colors Seminar on September 28th at the Hampton Inn from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration deadline is September 14th.

Cost is $50 per person and includes materials. Food will be provided. The Seminar is open to the public.

Visit the web page for more information.

Become a CHOICES Presenter or Sponsor

CHOICES Program Training

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber and the Rotary Club of Pulaski County will be continuing their partnership to present the CHOICES Program to all 8th grades in the county this fall. Thank you for volunteering to participate in this program. If you would please email or call with the training date you can attend, it would be appreciated.

The Training this year will be on August 30th from 1:00 - 4 p.m. and August 31st from 9:00 a.m. - Noon at the Chamber office in the Tourism meeting room (lower level). Everyone must attend the training even if you have presented before! Thanks again for your continue support of this outstanding program for our youth.

The success of this project can be summed up best in the words of a student after completing the CHOICES presentation, "It (self-discipline) means pushing myself to do the right thing even if it's hard." By focusing on real world topics such as time management, job opportunities, self-discipline, and staying in school CHOICES drives home the lessons that are so often overlooked.

If you would like to get involved as either a presenter or a donor please contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121.


Unable to be a presenter, but want to help bring this program to our area 8th graders? You can sponsor a class for $150. You may pick which school district you want to sponsor.

Maranatha Academy

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.

Citizen of the Year Award
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

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cutting for The Tap Bar & Grill - August 26th at 3:30 p.m. at 948 Old Rt. 66

Ribbon Cutting for Flat Branch Mortgage - September 9th at 11:30 a.m. to celebrate their 1st Anniversary at 320 Ichord, #Z in Waynesville.

Ribbon Cutting for A2Z Exterminating - September 9th at Noon at the Chamber office, 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B.

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


Ambassador Spotlight

JP Flores

James (JP) Flores is a double retiree and partial business owner at Kayleen Photography, LLC, a photography studio located in Waynesville, primarily focusing on families, individuals, and children.

After graduating from University High School, Greeley Colorado, in 1972, JP enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a Radar and Computer Repairman and a Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Specialist for a period of 20 years. His last assignment brought him to Fort Leonard Wood, and he retired from the Army in 1992. Upon retirement, JP worked for a local contractor and ultimately became the Mobilization and Deployment Specialist for Army Community Service on Fort Leonard Wood.

JP attended Columbia College, where he received his Bachelors Degree in Business Management. In 2003, JP earned a Masters in Environmental Management from Webster University. During a 15 year career with the Federal Government, JP attended numerous training events through Army programs.

When JP is not cutting grass or maintaining the business grounds he enjoys bowling, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

1. We are hiring. Apply to

2. We are open year around. Monday thru Thursday at 839 VFW Memorial Drive Suite 5 call us at 573-336-3216

3. Our preparers undergo exhaustive annual training to be up to date on any tax law changes

4. Even though Jackson Hewitt is the second largest tax preparation company in America, our local Saint Robert office is owned by folks just a few hours away.

5. Our Promise: We know our stuff, We make it easy, We help you get ahead, We fight for you & You're welcome here.

FLW to host 37th Annual Retiree Appreciation Days

Fort Leonard Wood is slated to host its 37th Annual Retiree Appreciation Days Sept. 9 and 10. Retiree events are scheduled to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 10 in Nutter Field House. The Retiree Appreciation Days begin with a dinner at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 9 at the Pershing Community Center with breakfast following at 6 a.m., Sept. 10 in the American Legion Hall Chapter #331 in St. Robert, Missouri. Read more.

WHS to host College Career Night

The Waynesville High School Guidance Department will host its annual College Career Night program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in the high school gymnasium.

Representatives from college, technical schools, military and various other organizations will be available to talk with students and parents concerning programs, financial aid, entrance requirements, and other pertinent information.

College representatives are asking all juniors and seniors who plan to attend to pre-register for the college/career night at Students and parents from the following high schools are invited to attend: Waynesville, Crocker, Richland, Laquey, Newburg, Iberia, Dixon and Plato.

Opaa! serves up breakfast and lunch in Waynesville Schools

Opaa! serves up breakfast and lunch in Waynesville Schools
Waynesville students, including elementary, middle and high school levels, are being offered more food choices than ever through a partnership with Opaa! Food Management, which is providing school meals to Waynesville students this year.
Opaa! is a family owned and operated company, providing professional food services to K-12 schools since 1978. Today, more than 180 school districts contract their child nutrition services with Opaa! knowing they will "Make Their Day." Doing what's best for students is Opaa!'s primary focus.

Multiple entrée items will be offered daily for both breakfast and lunch allowing students to choose the items they will enjoy. Students also will have access to a fresh fruit and vegetable bar daily, allowing them to select from a variety of options. Opaa!'s practice is to encourage students to "Take What They Will Eat and Eat What They Take" from the fresh fruit and vegetable choices available on the bar.

Opaa! will provide printed menus each month, and the ability to access menus online at and on the Waynesville R-VI School District website. The monthly menus will provide choices available daily as well as icons to identify items such as "Farm Fresh" when in season, homemade, items containing peanuts and items containing pork. These identifiers will allow parents to talk with their children about their choices for the day.

In 2012, the United States Department of Agriculture required school districts across the nation to begin implementation of the "Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2012" (HHFKA). This was the beginning of the most sweeping changes to school meal programs in decades. While this regulation is challenging, Opaa! welcomes the opportunity to meet those challenges by providing a variety of foods that not only taste delicious; but, are also nutritious. Opaa! takes great pride in balancing student preferences while meeting all USDA requirements.

"We look forward to an exciting and fun filled school year ahead in Waynesville R-VI, and encourage you to take the opportunity to join your student for breakfast or lunch to check out the nutrition program," says Karen Wracher, the director of nutrition services for OPAA. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Wracher at 573-842-2025, ext. 2025.

Now Hiring Automotive Technicians

Sellers-Sexton Ford, Lincoln, Mazda is looking for automotive technicians for immediate hire. Applicants may apply by application in person, or call 573-336-2000 to schedule an interview with the service manager. Competitive pay plans available with benefits. Compensation may be subject to experience and qualifications.

Provides automotive services by performing inspections, repairs, maintenance, and installations efficiently, safely and according to Ford/Lincoln/Mazda's quality and time standards. Complies with Ford/Mazda and dealership's safety and environmental programs and practices. Automotive services may include, but are not limited to drivability, suspensions, alignments, steering, heating and air conditioning, basic and ABS brakes and exhaust systems.

*Promotes dealership by presenting professional image, positive attitude, and clean work area.
*Road tests vehicles to ensure repairs are completed properly.
*Completes service and repair assignments correctly, to pass quality inspections or test drives.
*Maintains sufficient personally owned tools; keeps tools in good working order.
*Notifies service advisor if delays are expected. Working Effectively With Others.
*Provides clear and legible record of service completed for both customer and dealership use.
*Assists Service Advisors, if necessary, to explain completed repairs to a customer.
*Assists other technicians when needed.

*Education, training and/or state/national certifications should clearly demonstrate the possession of the knowledge and skills stated above.
*High School degree or equivalent preferred
*Other certifications or licenses as required by state law
*Driver's license

EXPERIENCE: 2 years' experience in automotive repair or service preferred and Tools required to perform repairs and services
HOURS Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Employment Opportunities with Armed Forces Bank

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 leveal 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

Friday, August 26
12 pm - 3 pm 1 volunteer

Saturday, August 27
10 am - 12 pm 1 volunteer
12 pm - 3 pm 2 volunteers
3 pm - 7 pm 4 volunteers

Sunday, August 28
12 pm -3 pm 3 volunteers
3 pm - 6 pm 3 volunteers

Concert Announcement

Story of the Year and The Struts play this year's USO "Red Rock & Blue" Benefit Concert to support USO of Missouri, Inc. on Friday, September 23rd at The Pageant in St. Louis!

General admission ticket prices start at $25; $55 Balcony reserved seating available (must be 21+)
All ages show

Tickets are already on sale and you can purchase them by clicking this link:


Public House Brewing Company

Run for your Beers!

Thanks to the Rolla Multi-Sport Club, they've taken two of our favorite things and put them together: the first "Pub 2 Pub 1/2 Marathon!"

On Saturday, September 24th, runners will start at the Public House: Rolla Brewpub and make their way to the Public House: St. James Taproom. Proceeds will benefit Team RWB and our local Veterans Home in St. James! Team RWB (with their website here) enriches the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activities.

Registration: The cost is $55 if registered by September 10th ($65 after Sept. 10th). Early packet pick up will be at the Rolla Brewpub from 4-6pm on Friday, Sept. 23rd in the loft. Race day registration/packet pick up starts at 7am in the Rolla Brewpub parking lot.

The race starts at 8am, with a 3 hour time limit for the course. No walkers; a sweeper vehicle will pick you up if you are still on the course by 11am. Race ends at the St. James Taproom Gardens, with runners receiving a discount on our wood-fired pizzas! Award ceremony will be held at the St. James Taproom at 10:30am.

And to add to the fun, all race participants will get $5 off a ticket to Oktoberfest, starting at 1pm at the Rolla Brewpub following the race! To register online, go here. For more information, email We hope to see you there!

Match made in heaven
Get ready for another Sunday of Country Cookin' with Gabe!
This Sunday, from 11am-6pm at the St. James Taproom, Chef Gabe (the Great and Powerful) is yet again whipping up some savory brunch treats, just like mama used to make. We'll have his special crispy-fried chicken, which this week comes with the Revelation Stout & St. James Winery Norton greens and roasted garlic mashed potatoes! Try one or all; either way, bring your biggest belt. You're gonna need it.

New Brew Releases:

"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 both locations.

"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 @ 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!

8/26 -- Limited Addition @ 8pm
9/1 -- Erin Hamacher @ 6pm
9/2 -- Ryan M. Brewer @ 8pm
9/3 -- Bliss Hippy @ 8pm

St. James Location

"Country Cookin' with Gabe" - Sunday, August 28th @ 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 @ 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.

9/3 -- Ryan M. Brewer @ 7pm
9/10 -- Trilogy @ 7pm


Shekinah Tabernacle Ministries

Location: 577 Old Route 66, Saint Robert, Missouri
Mailing: P.O. Box 637, Saint Robert, Missouri, 65584
Office #: 573-336-2336 Fax #: 573-451-2612

Wednesday Evening Family Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.

Live Streaming and Archived Sermons at Youtube Channel: Shekinah Tabernacle Min

'Come Experience the Empowerment'


2016 Military Police Anniversary Competitive Challenge

View video & enjoy.


Tell the Family MWR about your Cole Swindell Concert Experience

The Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Directorate invites you to spend a few minutes telling us about your Cole Swindell Concert Experience, brought to you in partnership with MWR and USO.
It's brief, it's important and it's about what matters. YOU!

Click here to take the survey


American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pulaski County

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pulaski County would like to thank all of the area sponsors, participants, and volunteers for attending our 2016 event. A special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor PCRMC. We have currently raised $32,939 with a goal of $45,000. Donations are still being accepted and can be made online at or mailed to:

American Cancer Society
Attn: RFL of Pulaski
2926 E. Battlefield
Springfield, MO 65804

Annual 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.

We are extremely proud of those who have served our nation in the past, present, and those who will serve in the future. This tournament is just one way we recognize and honor the sacrifices of all Military Police Soldiers throughout the world.

Fort Leonard Wood has been a vital part of the Missouri community since 1941. Soldiers, civilians, and family members from the installation have always and will continue to be major contributors to the businesses and economy in the state. The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the opportunity to make our golf tournament a commemorative event as well as enhance advertisement for your business. We would appreciate your participation in this year's tournament and look forward to working with you.

Any assistance regarding tournament sponsorship from your company will be greatly appreciated and this letter serves as a receipt for a business tax exemption donation. The Military Police Regimental Association (MPRA) is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Please reference the Federal ID number 63-0870616 for your records.

Non Alcoholic Drink Sponsor ($500)
Driving Range Sponsor ($300
Longest Drive Sponsor ($200)
Longest Putt Sponsor ($200
Hole Sponsor ($100)
Door Prize

Member Events

Music In The Park

August 26th, Family & MWR invites you to "Music in the Park!" Cruise In to Colyer Park and show off your car, truck, or motorcycle while enjoying music performed by Trixie Delight! Cruise In begins at 6:00 pm, concert begins at 7:00 pm. Event is FREE and open to the public; No pets allowed. Concession available for purchase. For more information call 573-596-6913.


DJ Night at Blackjack Bar & Grill

August 26 ~ 8-11 pm! Great music! Great times! Brought to you by your Blackjack Bar & Grill! Join us on "DJ Night" beginning at 8:00 pm at the Pershing Community Center's Blackjack Bar & Grill located in Bldg. 4109 Piney Hills Drive. No cover, full bar available and open to the public ages 21+. Ask about our Designated Driver Program! For more information call 573-329-2455.


Hellbender Hill Challenge 5K

August 27th - will you accept the challenge? Open to the Public. The Hellbender 5K will start at 8 a.m. with registration to begin on race day at 7 a.m. at Carwash Hill, on Demolition Road and Nebraska on Fort Leonard Wood. Pre-registration can be conducted online at; $13 for 12 and under; $18 for adults. Race Day registration $15 for 12 and under; $20 for adults.

There will be six age categories with the top finishers in each age group being recognized.


"Battle of I-44"

The Waynesville Police Department presents the 2016 "Battle of I-44" on Saturday, August 27th. Doors open at 5:55 p.m., game is at 6:00 p.m. at the Waynesville High School. Admission is $3; there will be a free community Tailgate party from 5-6 p.m. Family Friendly Booths are welcome.

For more information please call 225-614-6406 or Waynesville City Hall at 774-6171 or the Police Department at 774-2414.


Eat Wings and Raise Funds for the Armed Services YMCA of MO

Wednesday, August 31 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Come out to Buffalo Wild Wings and enjoy a great night of food, family fun and help support the efforts of the Armed Services YMCA to better serve the Military Families right here in our community. Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10% of the total bill to the Y, so come out and eat some wings for a great cause.


Don't miss Leach Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala Event!

Leach Theatre, on the campus of Missouri University of Science and Technology, will host the world-renowned St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for a gala performance on Wednesday, September 7th.

6:00 pm: Reception with hors d'oeuvres and live music by St. Louis-based, pop-jazz duo Bryan & Lola on the Castleman Hall patio

7:30 pm: The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, under newly appointed resident conductor Gemma New, will perform classical works by Beethoven, Wagner, and Schumann

Post-concert: The celebration continues on the patio with a chocolate spectacular and music by local legends, Pseudo Blues

Evening attire: Black Tie optional. Tickets $60.

For tickets call 573-341-6219


23rd Annual St. Louis Cardinals Military Appreciation Day

St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers September 10th at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are being sold for $15.00 at the Leisure Travel Service, ITR Desk (Bldg. 490, located in the mini px - open M-F 8am-5pm)

Ticket Price includes a FREE Tailgate Party, starting at 2 pm in the Ballpark Village Parking Lot (SE Corner). Transportation to St. Louis is NOT Included.

For more information you may call, 573-528-0079 or 417-353-0694.


American Cancer Society Missouri Day at the Ballpark

Help Strike Out Cancer on Sunday, September 11th. Join us for our annual American Cancer Society Missouri Day at the Ballpark. Tickets may be purchased online at Tickets include admission, a hot dog and drink, and access to the pre-game activities. A game for the family and your friends or reward your employees for a job well done.

The St. Louis Cardinals VS the Milwaukee Brewers; $20 ticket for 300/400 level seat or $30 ticket for 100/200 level seat, includes one ticket to the game, pre-game activities, hot dog, and drink. A portion of the proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

For more information please contact Goldie at 573-433-0076.


FREE Training Opportunity for Child Care Providers

The following training workshop is sponsored by the Missouri Team Nutrition Program and taught by Amy Bartels, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

Date: September 13, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m at MU Extension Office in Pulaski County, 403 School St. Ste. 1 Waynesville, MO.

Topic: Moving and Learning (2 CEU)

This workshop discusses the importance of nutrition education and physical activity in the preschool curriculum. Participants receive teaching resources and share ideas. This is most appropriate for teachers of 3 to 5 year olds.

Registration: call 573-774-6177 to reserve your spot

This workshop is approved by the Section for Child Care Regulation.


W.O.W.3 Women's Conference

Friday, September 16th at 7 p.m. open to men and women at The River Church on Hwy 17 in Waynesville. Saturday, September 17th at 9 a.m. for the ladies only and Sunday, September 18th at 10:30 a.m. regular service at STM on Old Route 66 in St. Robert.

The Friday Conference is Free; there is a $35 registration fee for the Saturday Conference. Contact STM at 573-336-2336 or Pastor Curry at 573-528-7614 for more information.


2nd Annual Janet's Wish Golf Tournament

September 17th at Bear Creek Valley Golf Course in Osage Beach. Four person teams at $400 each; 8 a.m. and/or 1 p.m. shotgun start; lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; cash bar; prizes for top three teams in two flights, closest to pin, longest drive, and longest putt.

Make checks payable to Janet's Wish. All proceeds go the Janet's Wish and are tax deductible.

For more information contact Brandon Bales at 417-353-3677 or Mike Hartley at 573-467-0200.


DC Fly-In

The 2nd Annual DC Fly-In is scheduled for Sept 20-22, 2016. We are looking forward to having everyone join us as we take our message to Washington DC and to our Federal legislators.

For travel purposes our first event will kick off on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. with a guided tour of Arlington National Cemetery and our first reception will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Boeing Collaboration Center. We plan on wrapping up around 12:00 p.m. on the 22nd.

Contact Tamara L. Long at 573-634-3511 for more information.


Mercy Kids Fundraiser Offers Sneak Peek at Unique Car Collection "Cars for Kids"

Now the doors of the so-called "car barns" are swinging open. On Thursday, September 22, the Robert W. Plaster Foundation and Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon will co-host "Cars for Kids: An Evening of BBQ, Bourbon and Big Fun," at the historic automobile collection to benefit the Mercy Kids and Babies campaign.

What began as a labor of love nearly half a century ago remains one of the Ozarks' best-kept, hidden treasures. This fall, the Plaster family will invite guests inside its unique, 500-plus automobile collection to raise funds for Mercy Kids.

"This is definitely not the kind of thing you can see every day," said Steve Plaster, owner of Evergreen Historic Automobiles in Lebanon, Missouri. Since he was a young boy, Steve and his father, Bob Plaster, held a special connection through cars - from Duesenbergs to Cadillacs - and grew what is now one of the largest collections in the United States, featuring more than 200 manufacturers. "There are some very unique cars here. A lot of them are 'one of one' or 'one of six' or 'one of three' of their kind."

Now the doors of the so-called "car barns" are swinging open. On Thursday, September 22, the Robert W. Plaster Foundation and Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon will co-host "Cars for Kids: An Evening of BBQ, Bourbon and Big Fun," at the historic automobile collection to benefit the Mercy Kids and Babies campaign.

"We're going full throttle to provide the very best for our smallest patients," said Karen Simpson-Neasby, vice president of Mercy Health Foundation. "Whether they're being born or they're just waiting in the hospital to see grandma, they deserve to have a fun and inviting experience at Mercy."

Proceeds from the "Cars for Kids" event will be steered to the hospital's 10-room labor and delivery unit; it will receive new birthing beds, incubators, furnishings and comfortable seating for new mothers and their families. The project will also add newly-designed play areas in waiting rooms across the hospital.

"And we're excited to green-light brand new transfer wagons at the hospital," Simpson-Neasby said. "They will be shaped like fun animals, making the ride to surgery a little less scary for Mercy Kids. It's because of the generosity of our community that we're able to focus on those important details."

Tickets are now on sale for "Cars for Kids, which kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 22, in the Dogwood Room banquet center on S. Missouri Highway 5. Following social time, sponsored by Missouri Eagle, tours will begin at 6:30 p.m. and a BBQ buffet will be served at 8 p.m. by Chef Carl of Touch and Flame restaurants. The Boswell Family and Independent Stave Company, which has a barrel production facility in Lebanon, will also be opening their private reserve for the occasion.

"We're also delighted to announce Jason Pritchett, a finalist from America's Got Talent, will be our entertainment that evening," Simpson-Neasby said. "Jason and his band, The Steel Horses, are sure to be the icing on the cake." They will take the stage around 9:15 p.m.

To RSVP for the Sept. 22 event, which has a limited number of seats, call 417-533-6009. The $200 ticket includes social time, tours, food and drinks, as well as entertainment. Sponsorships are also available. Guests will also receive a complimentary 5x7 photo next to one of the historic automobiles. Shuttle service will be provided from the parking lot of The Mall to the Dogwood Room.

"It's always fun to help a good cause," Plaster said. "Cars are the things that I love, and if we can have a fun evening and benefit kids who need help from such a great organization like Mercy, it's a win-win."


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.


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.


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 ligthed 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


Armed Services YMCA Field of Heroes 2016

Nov. 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


"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
August 26, 2016
Ribbon Cutting for The Tap Bar & Grill
Deadline for Veteran of the Year Award Nominations
September 9, 2016
Ribbon Cutting for Flat Branch Mortgage
Ribbon Cutting for A2Z Exterminating
September 14, 2016
Chamber Luncheon
September 28, 2016
True Colors Seminar

*For more details see Chamber Announcements on the left.

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