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August 19, 2016

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

Chamber Fun Video

Click here to view the Chamber Fun video set to Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop this Feeling. Thank you to all the members that took part. Enjoy and Share!

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.

Veteran of the Year Award Nominations due next Friday

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

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


Ribbon Cuttings

August 18, 2016

Waynesville Solar Energy Farm
24702 Royal Oak Lane
Waynesville, MO 65583

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.

Club TIGER Enrollment info and New Prices Announced

Club TIGER will be offered at Freedom Elementary and Waynesville Middle School beginning the first day of school, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

Club TIGER enrollment forms, and additional information related to Club TIGER, will be available during each school's "Meet the Teacher Night." Parents and guardians are encouraged to complete and return enrollment forms prior to the first day of school to help Club TIGER staff adequately prepare. Enrollment forms from the 2015-16 school year will not carry over, and all participants will need to complete a new form for the current school year.

Freedom Club TIGER will carry an annual enrollment fee and weekly participation fee for students. The fee schedule is based on lunch status:

Annual Enrollment Fee: $30.00
Full- $50.00
Reduced- $40.00
Free- $30.00

Waynesville Middle School Club TIGER will carry a quarterly participation fee for students. The fee schedule is also based on lunch status:

Full- $30.00
Reduced- $20.00
Free- $10.00

Club TIGER will be offered at Waynesville High School beginning Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. There is no fee associated with WHS Club TIGER. Student enrollment forms for WHS Club TIGER are also required for participation, and can be obtained and submitted at "Meet the Teacher Night" on Aug. 18, 2016.

Transportation will be available for all students participating in Club TIGER at Waynesville Middle School and Waynesville High School.

Waynesville Lunch Menus are Online; New Payment System to Launch Soon

The Waynesville R-VI's breakfast and lunch menus through the school district's new food services partner Opaa! are now online.

To view menus, go to the district's main website and click on the Lunch Menus link (with a fork and knife in the upper right side of the page) or go directly to

Parents will be able to pay for their student's meals online shortly by using a new system called My School Bucks. The new My School Bucks payment system is in the testing phase and is expected to be up and running Monday, Aug. 15.

"We apologize that this will come online at the last minute; however, once parents get used to it, they will appreciate the more detailed information that will become available to them," says Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent.

Balances from last year will roll over into the new system. If a parent needs to know their balance prior to Monday, please call 573-842-2026.

Daggett opens Waynesville School Year for Teachers

National Educational Leader Dr. Willard "Bill" Daggett inspired Waynesville R-VI teachers and staff with his message of preparing students for college and career readiness through rigorous and relevant instruction on Thursday.

Daggett was the keynote speaker for the opening session on Aug. 11 - the first day back for teachers.

The most rapidly improving schools "put the future of our children in front of what adults are comfortable with," Daggett said.

For the past three years, the Waynesville R-VI School District has improved student learning as measured through the state's Annual Performance Report, scoring a 96.8% for the 2015-16 school year, the most recent year for which data is available.

"Dr. Daggett only agreed to come to Waynesville because of our measured growth in student learning over the past three years and our culture of being on the cutting edge of education," said Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent. "As a national leader, he helps schools like ours that are already moving in the right direction continue to become even more rigorous and relevant."

Daggett leads the International Center for Leadership in Education. The company's website states, "Our mission is to challenge, inspire, and equip today's educators - both teachers and leaders - to prepare our students for lifelong success. We do this by identifying innovative practices from across the country, ensuring those practices make a positive impact on student learning, sharing those successful practices with educators through our conferences and keynote presentations, and helping schools bring them to scale with professional learning opportunities and hands-on consultation. At the heart of all we do is our proven philosophy that the entire system must be aligned around instructional excellence - rooted in rigor, relevance, and relationships - to ensure every student is prepared for a successful future."

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


Special Hiring Event

Attention Missouri Employer Committee & Friends. Searching for applicants… Contact Geoff or Brandy at the Missouri Job Center to register for Hiring Event.

Geoff Bieniek at or Brandy Peanick at Job Center Phone Number: 573-364-7030

There is no fee for employers to attend! Get registered for the "Special Hiring Event"!

Missouri Job Center of Rolla is hosting a "Special Hiring Event" for manufacturing employers on August 24th, at Recklein Auditorium in Cuba, MO from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00.

Central Ozarks Private Industry Council, Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity Employer and program operator. Auxiliary aides are available to individuals with disabilities. Missouri Relay Services: TTY 711


USO Update

Volunteer Shifts Needing To Be Filled

Saturday, August 20th
10 am - 12 pm 1 Volunteer
12 pm - 3 pm 2 Volunteers
3 pm - 7 pm 4 Volunteers

Wish List

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)
4. Bagel Slicer


Public House Brewing Company

It's the start of a new relationship

Get the neighborhood together; Courtship Cranberry Ale is coming soon! Public House Brewing Company and St. James Winery, two award-winning neighbors, have teamed up to bring you this seasonal fruit beer - the first collaboration in the Neighbor Series.
How did "Courtship" come to be? At the annual Oktoberfest celebration held at our Rolla Brewery every year, it just so happened that one of our brewers and one of the good folks from St. James Winery were next to each other at the festival, pouring their wares.
As it tends to happen, people working festivals get a little adventurous, and these two were no exception. Pour a little of this into a little of that and next thing you know, our beer and their wine made for a perfect pair. Many trials and experiments later, the right blend and balance was struck in the brewhouse. And coming very soon, we're sharing it with you. Cheers!

Hear ye, hear ye!
We've got friends coming over for the weekend! This Friday, starting at 5pm at the Rolla location, we're letting the fine folks at Leaky Roof Meadery show their stuff. Mead, a delicious honey-based beverage, is one of the oldest styles of alcohol known. It's sweet flavor can be paired with loads of various goodies, all the way from juicy berries to the heat of peppers. And what goes better with this classic drink than a turkey leg with all the fixings? Come by for a night of medieval merriment!

New Brew Releases:

"Session IPA" (LIMITED) - It's back! This light, clean brew is the perfect summer IPA. Made with all Mosaic hops, lavender 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).
*Brewer's Stash is cancelled for the month of August. See you next month!

Trivia Night: Every Monday at 7:30pm. Prizes awarded each week. Get your brainiac on.

"Sip n' Paynt" - Every third Tuesday of the month at 7pm
Arts & crafts meets thirsty Tuesdays. The talented folks at The Blue Donkey are supplying the knowledge and materials to help you paint a predetermined picture for just $25. To reserve your space, please contact The Blue Donkey at 573-647-0657. You'll be a regular Van Gogh in no time!

8/17 -- Trilogy @ 7pm
8/19 -- Dixie Union @ 8pm
8/20 -- CUZ @ 7:30pm
St. James Location

"Country Cookin' with Gabe" - Sunday, August 28th at 11-6pm (or while supplies last): The fourth Sunday of every month, Chef Alex's right-hand man Gabe (the Great and Powerful) will be curing what ails you with his magical comfort food. You'll be enjoying Gabe's Secret Ingredient fried chicken, plus a couple sides. Put it all together, baby you got a meal for the whole family goin'! Get it while it's hot!

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

8/20 -- Deep Fried Squirrel @ 6pm


Searching for Hometown Heroes

In 2015, the Daily Guide introduced a special edition of our newspaper called "Hometown Heroes." This edition was meant to honor and recognize individuals and organizations in Pulaski County who are doing great things for people or their communities.
We enjoyed meeting the people and organizations of the county who were helping others, making a difference, and basically being heroic, in our humble opinions. As a matter of fact, the Daily Guide has decided to make the Hometown Heroes edition of the Daily Guide an annual event and it's that time of year again.

We want to meet the people and organizations that our readers believe are doing the most good in their communities. Hometown heroes don't wear capes and have superpowers, but they are quietly making a difference in their communities and maybe the cape is hiding in their closets somewhere?

Last year we met youth groups, the ladies at Genesis House, Sgt. Oxx, military heroes, the Dixon Caring Center, the men and women of the Pulaski County Ambulance District, educators, our Americorps and VISTA members. We also got to surprise some people who were secretly nominated, such as Lee and Wanda Todd from Concord Christian Church and Jacklyn Haller.

Hometown Heroes will be coming out at the end of September, but the Daily Guide staff has to begin searching for our communities' heroes now in order to have enough time to have everything together for this very special edition of the Daily Guide. We are asking for our readers to nominate people and organizations that are making a difference in Pulaski County.

Hometown heroes can be the teacher that inspired you, the neighbor who helps in a crisis, that person who makes sure their elderly neighbor is safe and taken care of, a nurse who goes above and beyond the call of duty, the youth group who volunteers their time, that person who called 911 when you were hurt, the volunteer that your organization loves, the organization that is making a difference in people's lives, or that person who was a hero to you once and you want to recognize him or her. We want their stories and we want to know who they are.

Nominees can be surprised by the nomination and not know until the paper comes out or we can notify them and talk with them. If you would like to nominate someone, please call Natalie Sanders, Daily Guide managing editor at 573-336-3711 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., contact us on Facebook and send a private message, or email the editor at


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.

Member Events

2gether We Stand Marriage Conference

August 19th at 6:30 p.m. and August 20th at 9 a.m. Registration is $20 for singles; $30 for couples. Child care will be available.

The conference will be held at the St. Robert Community Center on August 19th and at Manna-Fest Destiny Ministries in Dixon on August 20th. For more information call 573-528-7604.


"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


Blackjack Bar & Grill Karaoke Night

August 20th, Blackjack Bar & Grill presents "Karaoke Night!" There is a hidden singer somewhere inside of you. Stop hiding! Come out to Blackjack Bar & Grill 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Free and open to the public ages 21 yrs. and older. Family & MWR reminds you to party responsibly; ask about our Designated Driver Program. Blackjack Bar & Grill is located inside the Pershing Community Center Bldg. 4109 Piney Hills Drive. For more information call 573-329-2455.


Cole Swindell Concert

August 21st, Country Star Cole Swindell and the USO in partnership with Family and MWR team up to support Service Members and Military Families August 21 at Gerlach Field! Cole Swindell's self-titled debut album, certified Platinum by the RIAA, includes four back-to-back No.1 singles "Let Me See Ya Girl," and the first three Platinum-certified singles "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight," "Ain't Worth The Whiskey" and "Chillin' It" making him the only solo male artist in the history of Country Aircheck/Mediabase to top the chart with his four singles. The concert is FREE and begins with the Rough Riders 399th Army Band performance 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm followed by Cole Swindell 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm.
For more information contact the Family & MWR Installation Wide Events Office at 573-596-6913. (Alternate weather site: Nutter Field House)


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


SOP Annual Meeting

On Thursday, August 25, the Sustainable Ozarks Partnership will hold their fourth annual meeting at the Ark Community and Sports Center in Waynesville, Mo. The meeting will run from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and all regional citizens are invited to attend.

"We are very excited for this year's meeting, specifically because we will be celebrating the region's recent Great American Defense Communities award, as well as strengthening our plan for the region's future. Getting the region's stakeholders together to share ideas and develop strategies about what we, as we region, can do to best support Fort Leonard Wood, and to continue achieving great success is really what the meeting is about," said SOP executive director Kent Thomas. The meeting will kick off with a number of speakers, including the president of the Association of Defense Communities, Mike Cooper, who will provide an overview of what other defense communities around the country are doing to support their installations. Additional speakers will provide insight into local and state level actions, as well. As in years past, the SOP's annual meeting will offer the opportunity for attendees to learn about and discuss a number of regional quality of life issues, including healthcare, transportation, education, and military affairs.

There is no cost for the meeting and all attendees will receive a free boxed lunch. However, you must reserve your spot for the meeting by either calling: 573-329-8500 or registering online at:

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.


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

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.


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."


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 23, 2016
Social Media Workshop
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