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July 22, 2016

Cantina Bravo
Jose Lopez
332 Marshall Dr. Ste. J
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-3390

Lowe Chevrolet, Inc.
Brent & Derrick Lowe
103 Lowe Avenue
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-3141

Papa Murphys Take and Bake
Neal English
151 St. Robert Blvd.
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-7776

Sustainable Ozarks Partnership encourages Public Participation

The Sustainable Ozarks Partnership (SOP) strongly encourages the public to read the draft assessment report that can be found at

The Public can send comments directly to the Army by addressing them to Martha Miller, Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division, 8112 Nebraska Avenue, Building 11400, Room 202E, Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473. Electronic comments can be sent to:

The installation's RPMP has been developed by the Installation Strategic Sustainability Plan (ISSP) team and is focused on achieving the following goals for Fort Leonard Wood over the next 20-30 years:

Create a campus setting
Achieve flexible and sustainable development of the ISSP goals
Develop a Soldier and Family friendly downtown area
Encourage efficient transportation
Offer an amazing graduation experience
Preserve lands for training
Honor the installation's history
The RPMP does not directly address specific plans for the range and training areas that are being developed as part of the Range Complex Master Plan; Missouri National Guard requirements, FLW Family housing or FLW Army lodging.

The draft environmental assessment has identified there are no significant environmental impacts

The study considered three options. The first is a plan of no action. This plan provides a baseline that FLW will use to compare with the two other alternatives. The second and third plans of action call for the same real property construction projects necessary to meet Installation requirements but offer different roadway options.

The second option calls for a "spine" roadway scenario using Constitution Ave. as the primary north-south traffic corridor, with arterial branches diverting from the "spine". This option calls for an additional 1,800 feet of new road.

The third option (preferred) calls for the creation of a "loop" roadway using Nebraska and Indiana Avenues as north-south corridors and an additional 10,000 feet of new road, cutting through the old rolling pin barracks area.

"This assessment is part of a process that can help strengthen the installation in the future. We want to ensure our citizens are aware of their role in this process and the planning efforts being considered by Fort Leonard Wood," said SOP executive director Kent Thomas.

At the end of the public comment period a final assessment will be prepared. This document will be a revision of the draft assessment and it will include consideration of all public and agency comments, the Army's responses, and provides the decision makers with a comprehensive review of the alternatives, their environmental impacts, and mitigation measures to minimize adverse impacts.

A final decision document will then be prepared. The final document would either conclude the process if there are no significant impacts or, if significant impacts are identified, a Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement would be issued.

Membership Social Recap

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce held a night of celebration with its members at the Annual Membership Social on July 21st at the Hampton Inn in St. Robert. The evening's festivities were sponsored by Cellar 66 and Just Because Baskets & Gift Store.

During the evening the Chamber thanked outgoing Board Member & 2015-2016 Board President Mike Freeman and introduced incoming Board President Josh Deavours. The Chamber welcomed new board members Kayleen Flores and Theresa Steward and recognized the 2016-2017 Board of Directors.

The Chamber Year in Review; in 2015-2016 the Chamber had 69 new members with an 85% member retention. The Chamber provided 77 opportunities through events, networking, and workshops to help businesses grow and to promote them. The Chamber only refers its members and in the last year provided 1,810 referrals. Each Thursday welcome bags are provided to the incoming families of Fort Leonard Wood and for the 2015-2016 year there were 1,113 welcome bags distributed with information on Chamber members' businesses, churches, and discounts which help promote local shopping within our community. The Waynesville-St. Robert community has 6,253 employees. It's important to keep in mind that to keep our community going, there are people who service by providing their time. Yes, their time because to them and a lot of other people out there, time is precious and how they spend it is important to them. The Chamber held 201 events for the 2015-2016 year where our volunteers served 2,808 plus hours saving the Chamber $59,478.74.

The Membership Bottle Auction raised over $3,490.00 this year. All money raised during the Membership Bottle Auction goes to the Chamber's Shop Local Ad Campaign and in support of Shop Small Business Saturday. This is a fun auction promoting member businesses to other members. Participating members donate a bottle decorated in a way that no one can tell what it contains. The bottle is related in some way to their business. No one will know what each bottle contains until after it is won.

Click here for more from the event.

2016 Ambassadors Club Top Sales Award

2016 Ambassador Goodwill/Spirit Award

2016 Rookie of the Year Winner Bow and

2016 Chamber Supporter of the Year

2016 Refer & Earn Winner

Chamber Quarterly + 1 Luncheon

August 10th at 11:30 a.m. at the Hampton Inn, located at 103 St. Robert Plaza in St. Robert and catered by Vidies Catering. Our sponsor will be the Fort Wood Hotels. Members are encouraged to bring a guest. RSVPs are required, please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 9th. 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.

Social Media Workshop

Join the Chamber on August 23rd in the Tourism meeting room from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. for a free workshop on enhancing your visibility through Social Media. During the workshop you will learn how your business can take advantage of several social media platforms that are currently popular in society. Don't miss out on this opportunity. Space is limited, please RSVP by August 16th by calling 573-336-5121 or email

Now Accepting Veteran of the Year Award Nominations

The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its annual Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade. From now until August 26, 2016 the Chamber of Commerce will be accepting nominations from Chamber members. A one-page letter outlining the candidate's qualifications and experience will comprise the formal nomination form along with a brief bio summary of the nominee and a digital photo.

The Veteran of the Year Award is meant to recognize a veteran from any rank from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy with an honorable discharge. The individual must be a Pulaski County resident and has agreed to accept the award and be the Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade Marshall on November 11, 2016.

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Nomination forms are available at the Chamber office or can be downloaded by clicking here. If you have any questions contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121, or e-mail

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 - 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.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cutting for Re-Grand Opening of Anytime Fitness - July 29th at 2 p.m. at 1104 Historic Rt. 66 W, Ste. A in Waynesville.

Ribbon Cutting for Cantina Bravo - August 1st at 11 a.m. at 332 Marshall Dr., Ste. J in St. Robert.

Ribbon Cutting for Team Red, White and Blue - August 1st at 6 p.m. at the City of Waynesville Downtown parking lot by Lost in the Wood Antiques.

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


1. The organization has a national program that began in 1985 in Tacoma, WA.

2. The organization was established in Pulaski County in August 2007.

3. The next local community event is August 20th at the St. Robert Community Center.

4. Fundraising isn't all we do but all we do depends on it.

5. We have funded 47 researchers who have received a Nobel Prize.

New Students need to Enroll in Waynesville Schools

New students will need to enroll for the 2016-17 School Year in late July and early August. Enrollment for new students is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families are encouraged to arrive before 3:30 to have ample time to complete the paperwork before the offices close.

Students in grades 9 through 12 should go to Waynesville High School on July 27, 28 and 29 to register. The preferred grades and dates are
1. 9th and 12th grades: July 27
2. 9th and 11th grades: July 28
3. 9th and 10th grades: July 29

Elementary, 6th grade and middle school students will register on Aug. 2, 3 and 4.
For those living off-post, students in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grades go to East Elementary and students in 3rd through 5th grades go to Freedom Elementary.

For those living on post, their school is based upon where they live. Parents may contact the School Liaison Officer on Fort Leonard Wood at 573-596-0357 or check out the enrollment form on the district's website. It is located on the district website under the "Parents/Students" tab. Click on Enrollment Information and Forms. Street names are listed on page 2 of the 2016-17 Enrollment Information.

Regardless of where they reside, all Waynesville R-VI 6th grade students attend the Sixth Grade Center; all 7th and 8th grade students attend Waynesville Middle School and all 9th-12th grade students attend Waynesville High School.

The Waynesville R-VI School District will host New Family Welcome Sessions for families who have recently moved to the area. The exact same session will be offered on the following times and dates:
-- 5:15 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in Conference Room A of the Waynesville R-VI Administration Building, 200 Fleetwood Drive, Waynesville, Mo.
-- noon to 12:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, Woodlands Community Center (near Partridge Elementary), Fort Leonard Wood (Please bring your own lunch and eat it during the session.)
-- 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, Freedom Elementary

The first day of school for the 2016-17 School Year will be Wednesday, Aug. 17. It will not be a late-start Wednesday on that first day of school.

The Waynesville R-VI School District automatically re-enrolls a student for the following school year, so if a student was enrolled last year, he or she will automatically be enrolled for the 2016-17 School Year.

New Family Welcome Sessions

The Waynesville R-VI School District will host New Family Welcome Sessions for families who have recently moved to the area. The exact same session will be offered on several occasions, including:

-- 5:15 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in Conference Room A of the Waynesville R-VI Administration Building, 200 Fleetwood Drive, Waynesville, Mo.

-- noon to 12:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, at Woodlands Community Center (near Partridge Elementary), Fort Leonard Wood (Please bring your own lunch and eat it during the session.)

-- 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, Freedom Elementary

Free Physicals for Waynesville Athletes

All Waynesville Middle School and Waynesville High School athletes need physicals and both Mercy Clinic in St. Robert and PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza in Waynesville will offer them for free.

Mercy Clinic in St. Robert will offer free physicals for athletes from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on July 26 for students with last names starting with A-H; July 27 for last names starting with I-P; and July 28 for last names starting with Q-Z.

PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza will offer Waynesville athletes free physicals from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on July 26 and Aug. 4.

Superintendent attends National Summit

Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent of the Waynesville R-VI School District, joined local leaders in accepting the official Great American Defense Communities award on behalf of the communities of the Fort Leonard Wood Region in Washington, D.C.

After months of great anticipation, leaders from the Fort Leonard Wood Region, including Henry, attended Association of Defense Community's National Summit 16 where region leaders gained insight into the future of defense community policies and practices, as well as accepted the award.

The Great American Defense Communities program was launched this year to acknowledge the unique contributions cities, counties and regions that host installations make to improve quality of life for service members, veterans and their families. The Fort Leonard Wood Region was one of 10 communities that received the award during the program's inaugural year.

"We were honored to represent the Fort Leonard Wood Region at the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) National Summit 2016 and accept the Great American Defense Communities award on behalf of all of the citizens in the region. This award symbolizes the amazing support that our military members and their families receive from the citizens, local government organizations, and business owners in our region," said Kent Thomas, the executive director of Leonard Wood Institute and Sustainable Ozarks Partnership.

About 60 percent of Waynesville R-VI students are direct military dependents and three-fourths are military connected.

"When Soldiers know their students are being well educated, cared for and safe, they can concentrate on their job," says Henry, who also chairs the Sustainable Ozarks Partnership. "The Waynesville R-VI School District strives to enhance soldiers quality of life by going far beyond just the basics of educating students; we help students adjust, make friends and get connected and engaged."

However, the ADC's National Summit was about much more than awards. The three-day event held June 20-22 allowed for region leaders to attend a variety of forums that focused on providing defense communities with the knowledge and information they need to best support their respective defense communities.

The conference provided ample opportunity for defense communities to network with each other, share best practice ideas and gain a better understanding of the current policies and procedures that affect their ability to support their local defense installations. Many of these forums focused on things the Fort Leonard Wood Region is currently working on, including renewable energy and public-public and public-private partnerships.

"We see more and more emphasis placed on these programs and we continue looking for innovative ways to facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships. ADC events are a great place to develop these ideas," said Leonard Wood Institute and Sustainable Ozarks Partnership Program Manager Dorsey Newcomb.

SOP leaders will work toward applying what they learned at the conference into our strategic planning and will continue to stay connected to ADC and its network of community leaders, defense experts and DOD officials.

The Sustainable Ozarks Partnership is building on the Fort Leonard Wood Region's strong past and preparing the region for a healthy, resilient future. We are a nonprofit organization working to bring all of the region's stakeholders to the table to drive regional development and advocate for new or expanded military and federal missions, all as part of our efforts to strengthen the Fort Leonard Wood region.

2016 Missouri Young Professionals Summit

The Jefferson City Young Professionals and Emerging Professionals In Columbia are teaming up to host the 2016 Missouri Young Professionals Summit, a daylong professional development conference that will take place on Tuesday, September 13 at Farm Bureau in Jefferson City. We are inviting young professionals from all across Missouri to attend. This event is for career-minded, entrepreneurial, and forward-thinking individuals who are interested in networking and growing in their career fields. To help spread the word about this exciting opportunity, we are asking for assistance from chambers throughout the state. If you would be so kind as to mention the event in newsletters, emails, and social media, we would greatly appreciate it; feel free to use a message similar to the one below.

As we move forward with the planning process, a complete agenda including a list of speakers, forums, and topics will be provided to your membership. For more information or questions about the event, please visit the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce, or email Douglas Otto. Thank you for your time, and we hope to see your membership represented at the summit!


Job Opening: Splash Designs Is Looking for an Awesome New Team Member

Splash Designs has a full time position open for a new team member! The right candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Be self-motivated and have good time management and organizational skills; be energetic and able to multi-task. Be willing to help as needed in other areas of the company and able to lift 35 lbs. Some bookkeeping background is a must.

This position includes order and data entry, shipping and receiving and light bookkeeping. QuickBooks experience is a plus but not mandatory.

This is a full time, long term position. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 5:30. Background and credit checks will be performed on the selected candidate.

Splash Designs is a custom screen printing, embroidery, awards, promotional products business.

Apply in person at:
Splash Designs 24610 Highway 17 Waynesville, MO
Or you may email resume and qualifications to:


USO Update

Volunteer Shifts Needing To Be Filled

Friday, July 22nd
*Family Game Night* 4:45 - 7:15 pm 3 volunteers

Saturday, July 23
12 pm - 3 pm 2 volunteers
3 pm - 7 pm 3 volunteers

Sunday, July 24
10 am - 12 pm 1 volunteer
12 pm - 3 pm 2 volunteers
3 pm - 6 pm 2 volunteers

If you could assist with any of these shifts, please let us know by
calling 573-329-2039 or by simply replying to this email!

Wish List

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

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

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

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


Be a sponsor the Hellbender 5K Run

By sponsoring this event you are supporting the FLW Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America in partnership with the SHOW-ME Chapter of the United States Army Warrant Officer Association. For $75 your business logo will appear on the event flyer which will be distributed throughout the Waynesville, St. Robert, Rolla, Lebanon, and Osage Beach areas. For $150 your business logo will appear on the event flyer and the race day banner. Contact Paul King at 940-224-1013 or for sponsorship, questions or concerns.


Daugherty Bowling Center Snack Bar Operation is Closed

Due to a ruptured gas line in the vicinity of the Daugherty Bowling Center the Snack Bar Operation will be closed until further notice. All remaining Bowling Operations will continue as normal during this interruption in service.

We apologize for any inconvenience this unplanned event may cause and thank you for your understanding as we work to resolve the issue. For more information and/or updates you may call 573-596-1498.

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 10:30am-10pm
Friday-Saturday 10:30am-12am


The ABC's of Health and Wellness

Discuss why our health is important, set personal health goals, talk about different types of healthcare and low-cost options for health care, discuss difference between going to a primary care doctor and going to the ER, Health Insurance Marketplace, who can use the Marketplace, how to enroll, financial help and Medicaid & the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

2 part series at the Waynesville Medical Plaza
August 23, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
August 30, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

September 6, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00p.m. at the Crocker, MO library

Contact our certified assisters at 573-458-3676 or


Sponsorship opportunities with the Waynesville Youth Football League

The Waynesville Youth Football League (a non-profit organization) is looking for sponsors for our upcoming season. We are not only looking for sponsors but entities to partner with for years to come! (Partnerships include volunteers and much more!)

We would like to be able to continue to provide a safe quality experience for the 300+ student athletes in Waynesville/St Robert, Fort Leonard Wood, and the surrounding communities! We have attached our sponsorship levels for the 2016 year and are willing to answer any comments, questions, and/or concerns you may have about our organization or sponsorship/partnership opportunities!

We look forward to hearing from you and working with many of you in the near future! Contact Kyle A. Walters, W.Y.F. Public Relations Liaison at 573-855-1632 or

Member Events

FMWR Weekend Events

July 22

Family & MWR invites you to the Dive in Movie, featuring "Alvin and the Chipmunks - The Road Chip". Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami...and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother. Movie begins at 8:30 pm and will take place at Wallace Pool. Movie is FREE and open to the public. No flotation devices or pets allowed. No show if rain or high winds. Concessions will be available for purchase.
For more information call 573-596-6913.

July 23

Piney Valley Golf Course is hosting FREE Golf Lessons for Active Duty Military 9:00 am - 10:00 am. Whether you are a beginner or returning to the game; our professional instructors are here to help. Learn the rules of golf (etiquette, procedures) and how to play the sport via use of rental clubs, balls and the range. Class size limited so sign up early! Piney Valley Golf Course is located at 10221 Water Intake Rd.
For more information call 573-329-4770.

July 23

The Davidson Fitness Center (DFC) is offering a blind draw Double Elimination Cornhole Tournament held outdoors at DFC beginning at 9:00 am. (In case of inclement weather the tournament will relocate inside the gym) Cost is $10 per team; cash prizes for first, second and third place. Rules are governed by the American Cornhole Association. Tournament is open to the public 18 years and older and out of high school. Register at Davidson Fitness Center, 1300 S. Dakota Ave or online at or call 573-596-7762.

July 23

Specker Gym is hosting the "4th Annual Barbenders Powerlifting" competition beginning at 9:00 am. Cost is $25 per person; includes a T-shirt. Lifts will include squat, bench, and deadlift; USAPL weight categories. Registration deadline has passed but spectators are welcome to attend. Competition is open to the public, 16 years or older.

For all of this information and much more pick up a copy of our latest edition of Experience MWR in any of our facilities, connect with our event listings on or search for us on social media!


Meet the Candidates for Pulaski County Sheriff

Stop by Bow and Barrel Sportsman Center for a meet-n-greet between 6:00pm-8:00pm.

July 28th - Jimmy Bench


Sidewalk Sale at Glik's

Glik's is hosting a Sidewalk Sale on July 29th and 30th.


Wing Weekend at Public House Brewing Company

Come out Friday, July 29th and Saturday, July 30th to our two locations in St. James and Rolla.


Summer Splash Bash 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Tiger Typhoon Aquatic Center, 105 JH Williamson Jr. Drive, St Robert, MO

Tickets available at Kids' Harbor, Too and Security Bank. Space is limited, so get your tickets early!


"Show Me Hope" Relay for Life

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

For Sponsorship Opportunities please contact Goldie Spahn


4th Annual Senior Fest 2016

The event will be held Wednesday, Aug 24th from 12:00pm through 6:00pm in the community room. The goal is to offer free information and services for seniors on a variety of subjects including healthcare & wellness, recreation, employment, retirement, volunteerism, adult literacy and education etc. We would be happy to include any information that you wish to provide. This is also a great opportunity to network and collaborate with other organizations in the area. All you need to do is be there as a representative to talk about your service and answer questions and/or provide information through literature. Please arrive early to allow for set up. If you will not be able to attend but would still like to participate please send literature to address below.

What you need to know
* No registration or fees for set up.
* Free WiFi available
* A maximum (2) Tables per organization and electricity can be provided however you will need your own extension cord and surge protector.
* Vendors and Organizations are asked to bring a small door prize for a drawing.
* Tables will be assigned on a first come basis.

For more information contact Angela Garrett-Librarian at the Waynesville Library, 306 Historic 66 West in Waynesville. Phone: 573-774-2965 or Fax: 573-774-6429


Hellbender Hill Challenge 5K

Will you accept the challenge? Open to the Public. The Hellbender 5K will start at 8 a.m. with registaration 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.


Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Tickets $60

The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra will kick-off Leach Theatre's 25th anniversary season with a special opening gala. Celebrate the 2016-2017 season and listen to classical pieces performed by some of the best musicians in the world. Prior to the concert, attendees can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks.

This event is not included in season subscription packages.


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.


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."


"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
July 29, 2016
Ribbon Cutting for Re-Grand Opening of Anytime Fitness
August 1, 2016
Ribbon Cutting for Cantina Bravo
Ribbon Cutting for Team Red, White and Blue
August 10, 2016
Chamber Quarterly + 1 Luncheon
August 23, 2016
Social Media Workshop
August 26, 2016
Deadline for Veteran of the Year Award Nominations

*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