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May 6, 2016

2016 Chamber Board of Directors

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors was thrilled at the number of applications received from our membership for the open Board positions for 2016. We are lucky to have such talent in our community. At the April Board of Directors meeting, the Nominating Committee presented its proposed slate of candidates. The nominations were then closed. The Board voted on the 2 candidates and is excited to announce the Board of Directors that will take office on July 1, 2016.

Waynesville - There is one (1) board seat open for a Waynesville.
1. Theresa Steward - 3 Year Term (American Family Insurance Steward Agency)

St. Robert - There is one (1) board seat open in St. Robert.
1. Carrie Williamson - Incumbent 3 Year Term (Smith & Turley)

Administrative Assistant Position Open

The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce has an opening for an Administrative Assistant. This full time position requires experience in:

* Bookkeeping
* Monthly financial statements
* Computer skills a must
* Public relations
* Marketing
* Web design
* Detail-oriented
* Organized
* Excellent written and verbal communications with the public
* Basic knowledge of social media, graphic design, & video editing

Bring resume to 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B. in St. Robert.

Do you have Summer Jobs Available for HS Students?

The Waynesville High School is looking for opportunities for student summer jobs. If you have any job listings, please email them to so we may pass them on to students. We thank you in advance for your support.

Be a Star in this Community!

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce is looking for individuals that are community-minded to volunteer as a Community Star. Community Stars volunteer at Chamber community events, put together welcome packets, and put together key tags. The Chamber is also looking for creative individuals that have certain talents or skills such as photography, videography, graphic design, or web site maintenance. To find out more information about being a Community Star please contact the Chamber at or 573-336-5121.

Chamber Quarterly + 1 Luncheon

May 11th at 11:30 a.m. at The ARK Community and Sports Center, located at 25625 Hwy 17 in Waynesville and catered by Sweetwater BBQ. Our sponsor will be the Phelps County Regional Medical Center. Members are encouraged to bring a guest. RSVPs are required, please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 10th. 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.

Leadership Pulaski County - Application deadline 5 p.m. Today

Leadership Pulaski County is a community based leadership program designed to identify, educate, and develop leaders. The goal of Leadership Pulaski County is to identify community leaders, expand the leadership potential of participants by increasing their knowledge of Pulaski County, as well as connect current and potential leaders by improving communication. Sessions will introduce participants to the different aspects of leadership within Pulaski County as well as develop an awareness of the importance of leadership to the community's growth and development. Participants will be provided the opportunity to network with individuals that represent many different aspects of the community including business, government, military, and volunteer organizations. Leadership Pulaski County is designed to develop, inspire, and motivate the leaders of Pulaski County.

Leadership Pulaski County program participants are selected from applications submitted to the selection committee based on merits through a highly competitive admissions process. Participants are expected to have established careers, demonstrate talent and leadership qualities, and participate in community activities. All participants must also demonstrate a personal commitment to serving the community, show potential for a significant role in the community in the future, and a willingness to commit the time and energy necessary to complete the program. The sponsoring organization or business must also fully support participation in Leadership Pulaski County.

Individuals from all aspects of Pulaski County are eligible to apply. The number of participants for each class is limited. All applications must be postmarked by May 6, 2016 to be considered for the 2016-2017 class.

For more information and application visit the Leadership Pulaski County web page at or come by the Chamber office at 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B. in St. Robert.

Eggs & Issues

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber welcomes State Senator Dan Brown, State Representatives Steve Lynch and Robert Ross to the annual Eggs and Issues Lunch on May 25th at the Hampton Inn at 11:30 a.m. This event is sponsored by CenturyLink, it is one of the highlights of the year as our local State Officials report on the issues and challenges brought to the Missouri Congress during its most recent session and answer questions from the audience.

This is a Chamber members' only event. There is no charge and the meal is being provided by CenturyLink and catered by Andy's 417. There is limited seating. RSVP by calling the Chamber office at (573) 336-5121 or e-mail by 9 a.m. May 20th to reserve your seat. If you reserve a seat and are unable to attend without notifying the Chamber, you will be charged for the meal.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cutting for Re-Grand Opening of Sellers-Sexton Ford-Lincoln-Mazda - May 11th at 1:30 p.m. at 341 VFW Memorial Dr. in St. Robert.

Ribbon Cutting for Jadam International - May 20th at 3:30 p.m. at 89 B Ichord Ave. in Waynesville.

2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for information on 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities. For more information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

The following Chamber businesses are celebrating anniversaries in May.

Lambs Donuts - 10th
Liberty Park Apartments - 5th
Old Towne Antiques & Eatery - 5th
TB Pet Sitting - 5th

The May Newcomer Spotlight Business is:

Fort Leonard Wood Command Orientation
75 bags were handed out in February.

Newcomer Materials are due to the Chamber Office by the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Newcomer Spotlight Businesses are selected randomly. You must be taking advantage of this benefit to be considered. If you are not currently participating in this FREE program, you should be!


Ribbon Cuttings

May 2, 2016

Shelter Insurance - Mike Anthony
Mike Anthony
209 Historic 66 W.
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-2531

Hampton Inn

The Hampton Inn opened in St. Robert in 2000 offering meeting rooms up to 3,000 square feet for weddings, conferences, reunions, and corporate meetings. Hilton Honors program called "Stop Clicking Around" that offers a 10% discount, snacks, Free digital magazine, and E-Check-in. The Hampton Inn by Ehrhardt Properties has a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

The Chamber is a large group of like-minded business individuals to network with.

Kayleen Photography

Kayleen Photography celebrated their second anniversary in Waynesville on May 3rd. Kayleen Photography offers individual and family portraits as well as maternity/newborn, senior, professional headshots; indoors or outdoors.

Being a member of the Chamber means being part of the community that allows for great networking which is important as a business owner.

1. We provide high quality, portable buildings that are custom to each customer.

2. We offer build on site and large projects.

3. We offer cabins and tiny homes.

4. We are the only Berlin Gardens Dealer from Springfield to St. Louis. This is high end outdoor Furniture that will not fade, rot, splinter, or fall apart.

5. Our customers choose their options on their buildings. We do not dictate what options or features to have. Visit our website at

Based on the clues below, guess what Chamber member business is being described. Click the link below to submit your guess. Any Chamber member guessing the correct business will be put in a drawing each month to receive a free luncheon. There is a new clue for a different Chamber member each week so you have multiple opportunities to be added into the drawing. Your correct answer must be submitted each Thursday by 3:00 p.m. to be entered into the drawing. The answer for the previous week will be posted with the new clue in each Friday's update.

Who is This Member?

Last Week's Answer: Liberty Park Apartments

Thank you to everyone who participated in this fun program. We hoped you learned about some of the businesses and organizations in the area.

Congratulations to Janel Rowell who won the LAST free 'Who's that Member' lunch certificate.

Army diver and MP named Fort Leonard Wood's Best

An Army military police and diver have claimed the titles of Fort Leonard Wood's Drill Sergeant of the Year and Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year in the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Best Warrior Competition, which identifies the installation's premier service members. Read More.

Fort Leonard Wood to hold Service Member for Life Transition Summit, Fair

Fort Leonard Wood is slated to hold a two-day Missouri Service Member for Life Transition Summit and Fair Tuesday and Wednesday. The Summit is slated to kick off at 12 p.m., Tuesday with leadership professional development for company command teams and above and industry-focused workshops to support service members (active, Guard and Reserve) and spouses. Read More.

Dear Tourism Partners,

The listing window is now open to have your tourism related business listed in the Missouri Division of Tourism - 2017 Missouri Travel Guide. When you list your tourism related business, this also gives you exposure on the website. Not all businesses are eligible for the printed guide. All must be tourism related.

Eligible Website Listings: Dining/Drinking, Entertainment or attractions, Hotel or place to stay, Service, Transportation and LARGE Events.

Eligible Printed Travel Guide Listings: Everything above with the exception of Events. Dining/drinking and Service have specific limitations.

You also have the ability to:
Add a coupon to your listing
Photos and Video

The site offers easy to follow instructions for first-timers. Once you set your listing up you only need to log in once a year to review and renew. You may also update you online listing any time.

Back in the day when submission process entailed completing a hand written form and mailing it in, and the process was eligible to be done completely by the Bureau, Pulaski County had 117 listings in the Travel Guide. There is no cost to be listed on the VisitMo website or to be listed within the annual Missouri Travel Guide of which in 2015 375,000, in addition to a reprint, were printed and 500K were printed for 2016. The VisitMo website received 2.3 million site visits in 2015, a 29% increase over 2014. That is a lot of FREE exposure!

MDT Listings in 2016 Missouri Travel Guide: 16 of 41 Lodging properties, 3 of 11 Outfitters, 2 of 11 Camping, 1 of 4 Golf Courses, 4 of 107 Attractions completed their information for their free listing in the Missouri Travel Guide. The Bureau is able to list locations that are not under a business/government/organization or are programs that we offer, which we oversee 17 listings which include our Trails and Tour programs. That is 43 of 174 potential listings that could have been in the Guide. That is 130 properties that will not receive exposure in 500K guides or potential exposure on the website!

The more there is to see and do in an area, the more folks will want to spend their vacations here. The more they spend, the better business is. Better business means employment, growth and tax revenue. Employment means even more spending. Tax revenue means better services and more programs.
There are restrictions in who can manage the listings and eligibility requirements for the web listings and for guide listings. Stop, take a 15 minutes right now and go to and list your business.

Burton's RRKIDZ Donating Reading Rainbow Skybrary School to Thayer Elementary at Ft Leonard Wood Missouri

Service members and their families stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, one of the largest training bases for the U.S. Army, received a special visit today from The First Lady, Dr. Biden and Astronaut Mark Kelly. They were joined by lifelong literacy advocate LeVar Burton, the host of Reading Rainbow®, for a story time event for students on-base at Thayer Elementary School. The event was part of the White House's Joining Forces initiative. Celebrating its 5th anniversary, the initiative works to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives.

Burton, whose father was in the army and mother an English teacher said of the event "I was truly honored to be asked to join the First Lady, Dr. Biden and Captain Kelly for the book reading to children of military families. I know from personal experience the sacrifices they and their families make every day on behalf of our nation." Burton also added that the event was especially important as it focused on reading. "Literacy is the gateway to children reaching their full potential as human beings."

Obama, Biden, Kelly and Burton read two books to the audience of students, teachers, and administrators: Burton's own The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm and Kelly's Mousetronaut. After the event concluded, Burton's RRKidz, home of the beloved children's brand, Reading Rainbow, also donated a Skybrary School subscription for the entire Thayer Elementary School, as well as copies of all the books read that day for the Thayer library. RRKIDZ has already donated Skybrary School to more than 6000 classrooms in need and has plans to donate thousands more. Additionally, RRKIDZ will be working with Joining Forces to find additional avenues to support military families nationwide.

Skybrary School offers a rich multimedia resource filled with close to 1,000 fiction and non-fiction books, newly produced video field trips hosted by LeVar Burton, and standards aligned themed lesson plans developed by educational specialists.

For additional information on Skybrary School and Reading Rainbow, please visit

And, to learn more about Joining Forces please visit

About RRKidz, Inc. and Reading Rainbow®
The multi-award-winning Reading Rainbow® children's television series launched in 1983 to encourage kids to read, by bringing books into their living room. Over the next 26 years, actor/director LeVar Burton (also known for iconic TV roles as Kunta Kinte on "Roots" and Geordi La Forge on "Star Trek: The Next Generation) hosted all 155 episodes, inspired millions of people to love reading, and dedicated his life to promoting literacy and the love of learning in children everywhere.

In 2012, RRKidz, Inc. reimagined the iconic brand for today's digital families and launched the enormously successful Skybrary Family digital service. RRKidz, Inc. has since launched other enriching products for children and their parents, including LeVar's first children's book, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. The mission of RRKidz, Inc. is to instill a passion for learning in children. Reading Rainbow® and its logo are registered trademarks of Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (WNED-Buffalo) and used with permission. ©2016 RRKidz, Inc.

About Joining Forces
In 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden came together to launch Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative calling all Americans to rally around service members, veterans, and their families and support them through wellness, education, and employment opportunities. Joining Forces works hand in hand with the public and private sector to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives.

Record 8 WHS Grads to be at West Point at Once

Waynesville High School will have a record number of its graduates at The United States Military Academy (West Point) this fall when eight WHS graduates will be there at once.

"It's pretty exciting and a little scary to know that you will be competing with some of the best in the nation," said Hunter Ball, who will graduate from WHS in May and go to West Point this fall. "Having so many of us (WHS grads) there at once will be like having a little family to support you."

The individuals and their grad years include Devonte Baity '13, Hunter Ball '16, Jon Lowe '15, Mason Reed '13, Robert Osborne '16, Adrain Shanahan '14, Ashley Wolfe '16 and Kimberly Wolfe '15. They narrowly missed having nine there; Christopher Young '08 will graduate on May 21.

Each year, thousands of high school students apply for admission, but only a few are accepted. For example, 15,059 applied for West Point's Class of 2018 and just 1,212 were admitted.
"I was both relieved that I got appointed, but also stressed because it's very competitive," said Osborne, who will major in engineering. "College is stressful but if you surround yourself with better people, you will become better, too."

Jon Lowe had applied for a 2015 West Point appointment, but when it didn't materialize, he was awarded a four-year ROTC scholarship and is currently attending the University of Missouri-Columbia. Undeterred, Lowe applied again this year to West Point and was excited to receive an early appointment in January 2016.

"Perseverance paid off," Lowe said. "I will miss Mizzou and it will be like starting college all over again, but it's a small sacrifice compared to the benefits of going to West Point and serving our country in the Army."

Forty years after the first women enrolled at West Point, the Wolfe sisters will be the first pair of sisters from WHS to be at West Point at the same time.

"We talked a long time ago about this being our dream," Ashley said. "We knew we wanted to learn to be great leaders together and we will always share this experience."

Finding out she was going to be at West Point was a bit unnerving. "I was called to the principal's office and it was our Congresswoman (Vicky Hartzler) calling to tell me that my dreams were coming true."

She called her parents and sister right away and her sister Kimberly shared this advice: work out more, take tough courses both at school and online and try to mentally prepare for the challenges.

"With West Point, it's military; it's academics; it's physical; it's leadership; and it's managing time - all at once," Ashley said.
It's all part of the tradition, Ball points out. "I know some of the most important experiences of my life are about to unfold."

During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington considered West Point to be the most important strategic position in America. Washington personally selected Thaddeus Kosciuszko to design the fortifications for West Point in 1778, and Washington transferred his headquarters to West Point in 1779. West Point remains the oldest continuously occupied military post in America, according to West Point's official website.

President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation establishing the United States Military Academy in 1802. He took this action after ensuring that those attending the academy would be representative of a democratic society.

The names of all WHS students appointed to a military academy are included in a plaque on the school's academic honor wall.
"Knowing that my name will be on that plaque on the wall makes me emotional," Ashley said. "I will be a part of our nation's history."

But she will not be alone. She will have her sister and seven other Tigers by her side.

East 2nd graders win state No More Trash Contest

East Elementary in Waynesville won the K-2 Grade Category and Grand Prize in the annual No MOre Trash! Trash Bash sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Gail Forsyth, second grade teacher, and her 14 students in the Second Grade Recycle Club at East won with their entry, "Box-up your recyclables, Missouri's State Reptile: 3-toed Box Turtle."
The recycle club members decorated their trash can as a three-toed box turtle, Missouri's state reptile. The turtle is made out of a box with the bottom removed so that it fits over the trash can. The shell is made from recycled pizza-slice containers with the outer edge made from recycled hot-drink sleeves. The legs are made from an old sheet and stuffed with shredded paper. The toe claws are made from a recycled plastic milk jug. After decorating the trash can, the students created posters with the computer program, KidPix. The posters emphasized the No MOre Trash! theme and included information on Peanut the Turtle, the No MOre Trash! mascot. Peanut is a red-eared slider whose shell was deformed by a discarded plastic six-pack holder.

East won the K-2 Grade Category and also the Grand Prize from 53 entries submitted from 775 students from Missouri elementary, middle and home schools,

All Missourians can help clean up litter through the annual No MOre Trash! Trash Bash sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Department of Transportation. The month-long event runs through May 15 and encourages schools, individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to pick up litter, educate others about litter, conduct litter-free activities, and encourage friends and families to participate. For more information, visit

399th Army Band visits East Elementary

Members of the 399th Army Band visited Leigh Schaefferkoetter and Whitney Martin's second grade music classes at East Elementary.

Students learned the science behind producing different sounds and volumes on instruments. This lesson was created by science instructional coaches Gail Forsyth and Leanne Halbrook and aligned with second grade music standards. Above, members of Kristin Deering's second grade class get a close-up experience of crash cymbals. Students felt the vibrations move after they had been crashed.

WHS students participate in A Day of Service

On April 19, 2016 while Waynesville High School sophomores and juniors were taking their Pre-ACT and ACT exams, the freshmen and seniors spent the day giving back to 12 community agencies/organizations in the St. Robert and Waynesville areas.
Approximately 480 students, 30 teachers, and 30

AmeriCorps/AmeriCorps VISTA members had the opportunity to serve with Snack in a Pack, Community Garden, the Waynesville Animal Shelter, the Life Care Center, Good Samaritan Pantry & Thrift Store, MOCA Headstart, Waynesville City Park, Waynesville Cemetery, SALT, East Elementary, Waynesville-St. Robert Senior Center and cleaning a portion of Route 66.

Students performed a variety of tasks at the sites such as sorting donations, distributing food commodities, painting garden tires, painting nails of senior citizens, reading to head start and elementary students and much more.

In addition,150 freshmen participated in a poverty simulation presented by MOCA where they were challenged to meet the basic needs of their families with limited resources. About 30 freshmen also had the opportunity to visit Missouri S&T for the day. Seniors started their day in the auditorium with a presentation by Missouri Highway Patrol about the effects of driving under the influence.

Pulaski County Kiwanis provided a barbecue lunch of hot dogs for many of the students who finished out their day at the Waynesville Park enjoying the beautiful weather.

This Day of Service was coordinated by WHS staff and AmeriCorps VISTA members working in partnership with volunteers and community agencies.

Upcoming parent and student workshops in May and June

May 2016

May 7, 2016 from 9 am to 5 pm - Love and Logic: A one-day event helping parents logically and lovingly parent in this day and age. Located at the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center. For more information email or call 573-842-2651

May 14, 2016 from 9 am to 5 pm - Students as Teachers: Student-led workshop exclusively for youth focusing on supporting Love and Logic principles in the home. Located at the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center. For more information email or call 573-842-2651

June 2016

June 18, 2016 from 9 am to 5 pm - Students as Teachers: Student-led workshop exclusively for youth focusing on supporting Love and Logic principles in the home. Located at the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center. For more information email or call 573-842-2651


A word from Representative Lynch: Creating a Commission to Review the University of Missouri System

The Missouri House approved legislation to create a commission to conduct a thorough review of the University of Missouri system. The move comes in reaction to the campus unrest and turmoil that resulted in the resig-nation of both the system president and the MU chancellor. Legislators now want to closely evaluate the university’s structure, accountability, and transparency.

The legislation passed this week creates the “University of Missouri System Review Commission.” The commission will be tasked with reviewing the university system’s collected rules and regulations, administrative structure, campus structure, auxiliary enterprise structure, degree programs, research activities, and diversity programs. Following the review, the commission will prepare a report detailing any recommended changes. The MU System will then be expected to adopt and implement any recommended changes. The system’s actions in adopting, or refusing to adopt, the recommendations will then be considered by the General Assembly during the appropriations process.

The sponsor of the legislation said the goal is to provide an objective evaluation of the university system with the goal of ensuring the longterm survival and growth of the institution. The review is also meant to help the system earn back the trust and respect of the legislature and the people of Missouri.


USO Update

Volunteer Shifts Needing To Be Filled

Friday, May 6
12 pm - 3 pm 1 person

Saturday, May 7
12 pm - 3 pm 2 people
3 pm - 6 pm 1 person

Sunday, May 8
10 am - 12 pm 1 person
12 pm - 3 pm 1 person
3 pm - 6 pm 4 people

If you could assist with any of these shifts, please let us know by
calling 573-329-2039 or email us at


Public House Brewing Company

Live Local this Week!

St James Annual Sip n' Savor THIS Saturday!
Wanting to kick off the approaching summer with a little staycation? Join Public House Brewing Company and over 40 other vendors in a town shindig that'll put a chill on even the most stressful semester. There will be a beer/wine tent where yours truly will be ready & waiting with our classic brews! You can also pick up a $3 off coupon for pizza from our kitchen at The Gardens while you're there (good for THAT DAY ONLY). Pre-order your tickets here at a discount, otherwise purchase at the gate and come party with us!

New Sip n' Paynt class in St James!
There's nothing like creating your own work of art. When it involves a brew or two? That's a masterpiece.

The Blue Donkey's class at the Rolla location is now including St. James! Every second Wednesday of the month at 7pm, the talented teachers at The Blue Donkey will provide all you need to paint a predetermined picture for just $25! So if you need a mid-week pick me up, you now have two places to get your painting on. For sign-up & details, call The Blue Donkey at 573-647-0657.

New Brew Releases:

"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 and in six-packs where our beer is sold!

"Session IPA" (LIMITED) - A delightful cousin of the Elusive IPA, this honey-colored special brew has floral and delicate citrus notes that remind us spring is on its way. And with a lower ABV, your get-together can include a few of them. Only on draft in Rolla.

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 will not be at its regular day and time this May. Instead we will have several small batch, special release beers next week (May 16-21) in celebration of American Craft Beer Week! More details next week!

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!

5/6 -- Right Turn Clyde @ 8pm
5/7 -- Bliss Hippy @ 8pm
5/13 -- Dixie Union @ 8pm

St James Location
"Burger Night" - Thursday May 12th at 5pm - This event will occur in St. James on the 2nd THURSDAY of every month beginning at 5pm in our St James taproom. The number of burgers prepared is very limited and may run out as the evening rolls on. First come, first served until they are gone. Chef Alex will use locally raised Angus beef as the anchor for a culinary tour de force between two buns--the likes of which have never been seen! The burger will always be different, but here's what we've done in the past: a Blarney Burger, starting as always with a 1/2 pound Moon Dance Farm beef patty, nestled with roasted cabbage, bacon stout jam, onion gravy and white cheddar cheese, all atop a potato bun! Mark your calendar for this special night each month that you won't want to miss. Lord, have mercy on our waistlines.

"Country Cookin' with Gabe" - Sunday, May 24th at 11-2pm: 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!

5/7 -- CUZ @ 7pm
5/21 -- Ryan M. Brewer @ 7pm
5/28 -- Trilogy @ 7pm


Recruiting Scout O-Rama, BSA National Jamboree on the Trails and Family and Public Activities Event

The Boy Scouts of America, Ozark Trails Council, and River Trails District organizations along with the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland have approved are gearing up for and supporting a recruiting / warm-up Scout-O-Rama in conjunction with the BSA National Jamboree on the Trails Event on May 13th, 14th and 15th, 2016 at the Waynesville City Park along the roaring Roubidoux River, which is fed by one of the largest fresh water springs in Missouri.

Recruiting of young Scouts is our primary goal with emphasis on improving public awareness of Scouting. All Boy Scout and Girl Scout Packs, Troops, Venturing Crews and Teams, as well as the public are invited to participate in enhancing the Ozarks and River Trails public awareness of Scouting. Leaders are encouraged to invite youth to participate in this event. The public will be able to participate in all activities, which will be organized and run by Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Military Volunteers, and Scout Leaders.
We are working with all Scouting organizations within the River Trails District and the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Hartland to provide a public and family Scouting and Camping extravaganza.
Supporting our Event are the Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders, Army Engineers and Military Police, Kiwanis Club, LoneOak Printing local municipalities.

Events include Overnight Camping, Rope Bridge crossing, Obstacle Course, Pinewood Derby Racing, Raingutter Regatta Racing, Rocket Launching, Fish Casting, BB Gun Shooting Range, Bow and Arrow Shooting Range, Sling Shot Shooting Range, Tug of War Games, Frisbee Golf Course, Marble Shooting, Bean Bag Toss Games, and much more.

Open lunch to all attending from 12:00 noon through 2:00 p.m., Bake Sale, Scouting Alumni Registration Tent, evening Bon Fires, and Camping for all both Friday and Saturday night.

If you are unaware of this Event and have not been copied or apart of the Bi-weekly updates broadcast Event sheet, please contact Committee Chairmen, Mr. Mark Cortesini for Pack 202 via email or Ph. 573-586-7493. Like us on Facebook (Recruiting Scout-O-Rama)


Cities and Towns Mobilize For Kids to Parks Day

Hundreds of thousands of children nationwide, including here at the Waynesville City Park, will take part in a grassroots movement to discover America's parks through play on Saturday, May 21, to commemorate National Park Trust's (NPT) sixth annual Kids to Parks Day and Young Sprouts in the Park

Mayor Hardman proclaimed Kids to Parks Day for Waynesville back in 2014 and encourages locals to participate by exploring the 3rd Annual Young Sprouts in the Park, hosted by the Pulaski County Master Gardeners.

A special commemorative Kids to Parks Day-Young Sprouts in the Park event is being planned for 10am-2pm at Waynesville Park and all are invited to start their day of play there and adventure out to other outdoor spaces throughout the day.

At this event participants will learn about different plants and vegetables, paint with mud, hop on the smoothie bike for a fun twist on smoothie making, learn about bee keeping, harvest worms, and much, much more! There will be over 20 different activity stations to participate in. There will be food for purchase and multiple bouncers, a rock wall and train rides courtesy of The Bouncing Bananas! If you or your organization/business are interested in participating as an activity station or food vendor, please contact Carrie Williamson at or Amber Stone at

The Master Gardeners encourage residents to visit and sign up so that local families can be counted in the national tally. Then, on May 21, families are encouraged to visit a park or recreation area and submit photos of their adventures to for possible inclusion in NPT's national map commemorating the day.

At a time when an obesity epidemic touches nearly 1 in 3 children who are either overweight or obese, communities are witnessing sky-rocketing rates of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated cholesterol levels in children. Like Waynesville, other cities across the nation are committing to a simple motto: "active kids are healthy kids" and encouraging their residents to use Kids to Parks Day as the first of many days spent outdoors, at local parks and recreation sites, to develop more active, healthy lifestyles.

Park Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving parks today and creating park stewards for tomorrow. As people spend more time indoors and as successive generations grow up with less of a connection to nature, NPT wants to build a greater awareness and appreciation for the importance of our country's public lands and parks. To learn more about our work visit,


Spring is Here and So are Great Sales!

Bedding, Pool/beach and much more…..

Don't miss out on these great deals:

Our quality pool towels are manufactured from durable, 100% cotton, soft to the touch and perfect for pool/beach use! Contact us for pricing on larger orders and more information. Reg: $9.50 each on sale for $5.20 each (Sold by the dozen only.) Cam Bath: $2.35 each (Sold by the dozen only.) We offer a wide variety of terry collections including cam and traditional dobby borders available in both 86% cotton/14% polyester and 100% cotton. All collections are manufactured with the finest quality raw materials that enables us to satisfy the needs of every property level and budget.

Mattresses: Poly/ Cotton, 3 D Polyester Filled Comforter/ tone on tone King: 106"x95" 52oz- $52.50 Queen: 90"x95" 44oz- $47.95
Micro Check Poly Duvet Insert; Fabric: T190 Poly Filling: 100% Microfiber Polyester; 150gsm Design: Embossed Micro check pattern; (Med/weight) King 104"x 95" $37.25 Queen 90"x 95" $34.95 Full XL 84"x 90" $28.75 Twin 66"x 88" $24. These mattresses also include a 10 year non-prorated warranty and continental wrapped foundation. The bottom of the mattress is one layer of High Density Poly Foam, a heavy duty insulator pad and fire retard stratus. The Van Buren is available in Firm and Deluxe models. King, Full and Twin. Call For better pricing!

Contact us for any products you need.

We are factory reps....we offer the lowest price for the best quality.
Office: 573-774-2482 Fax: 573-774-2485.
Please note: We also do import and export to the Caribbean and Canada. These special promotions end May, 30 2016.


Legacy Run

On June 24, 25, 26th the Missouri American Legion Riders (ALR) from across the state will ride together in a major fund raiser for the year.

The Missouri ALR is looking for sponsors for the Chapter 331, St. Robert MO American Legion Riders. There are 3 levels of sponsorship available; $.10 cent per mile and $.25 cent per mile or a flat rate. They will ride approximately 700 miles in 3 days.

All proceeds will be donated to the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to the children of fallen warriors since September 11, 2001. NO funds will be used to offset rider expenses, 100% of sponsorship dollars goes to the scholarship fund. To sponsor please contact Gloria at 719-371-2432.

Thank you for your consideration and support.


Celebrating our Servicemembers

Get $50 When you Give Membership
Refer armed forces personnel, DoD civilians and contractors, and their dependents, and you'll each get $50.

Get $50 with Active Duty Checking®
Open an Active Duty Checking account with a qualifying Military Direct Deposit and get $50.

Get $200 for Auto Refinances
Military members: Refinance your loan from another lender and get $200. Active Duty and retired military members save an additional 1/4% APR on selected loans with Direct Deposit.

Get $200 With a cashRewards Credit Card
Open a new cashRewards credit card and get $200 cash back after spending $2,000 within the first 90 days of account opening

Get a New Savings Strategy With a Certificate
Open a 15-month Military Appreciation Certificate with a 3.00% APY and start growing your savings. Receive an additional $10 incentive when you set up a recurring transfer.

*For more information visit


Missouri Master Gardener Core Course Training

If you love gardening and enjoy learning and sharing knowledge with others, the Missouri Master Gardener program could be for you.

The mission of the Missouri Master Gardener Extension Program is "helping others learn to grow." The Master Gardener program provides in depth horticultural training to individuals throughout Missouri who then volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their communities to learn about gardening and environmental education. The Master Gardener Program throughout Missouri promotes and raises public awareness of the University of Missouri Extension as a source of unbiased, research based gardening information.

Through activities such as Extension newsletter articles, workshops, speaker's bureaus, garden show booths and demonstration projects, Master Gardeners provide gardening information to thousands of Missourians each year.

The core course training will be held on Thursday evenings starting August 25 to November 10, 2016 from 6 to 9 pm. Two Saturday field trips are planned and one Saturday class is also scheduled. The classes will be held at the Sixth Grade Center, 810 Roosevelt St. in Waynesville. The cost of the class is $145.00. The Master Gardener Core Manual can be purchased for $30.00 or materials can be printed from the Extension website. Registration deadline is August 16. Enrollment is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. The program will cover the subjects of plant anatomy, soils and fertility, annuals and perennials, fruit production, vegetable gardening, lawn care, insects, landscaping, propagation and plant disease. For more information, contact the Pulaski County Extension office at 573-774-6177 or Kathi Mecham at 573-458-6260 or

For the registration form and more about becoming a Missouri Master Gardener go to:


Calendar of Events for the Waynesville Library

Thursday 26th Staff Training
Monday 30th Memorial Day

Monday 9th, 16th, 23rd (4:45pm) "Beginners German"
Monday 9th, 23rd (3:45pm) "Code Club"
Monday 16th, 30th (3:45pm) "Steam Story Time"
Tuesday 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st (10:30am) "Terrific Tuesday" Story Time
Tuesday 3rd, 17th (1:00pm) "Off The Hook Crochet and Knitting Club", 31st (1:00pm) "Flying Needles"
Tuesday 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st (4:45pm) "Family Movie"
Wednesday 11th, 18th, 25th (10:30am & 5:00pm) "Story Time"
Thursday 5th, 12th, 19th (10:30am) "Music & Movement" Story Time
Thursday 5th, 12th, 19th (4:45pm) "PG 13 Movie Night"
Thursday 5th, 12th, 19th (4:00pm) "Throw Back Thursday" Game Night
Friday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th (10:30am) "Steam Story Time"
Friday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th (3:00pm) "Fantastic Friday for Teens"
Friday 6th, 20th (5:00pm) "Keep Calm & Color"

Friday 27th (5:00pm) "Computer Basics"

Holiday Mother's Day-
Saturday 7th (10:00am) "Muffins with Mom"

Member Events

Patient Appreciation Day at Ogle Chiropractic

Patient Appreciation Day on May 6th, 2016 from 12-6pm at Ogle Chiropractic. We will have $5.00 adjustments for established patients and New patients can schedule an appointment that day and receive the adjustment on the date of their actual appointment. All proceeds go to Gold Star a charity for families of fallen soldiers.


Ryan & Ryan at Leach Theatre

Music by Mavericks
Friday,May 6,2016
Tickets $25

Ryan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into a delightful concert experience.
As a performing team, Donald and Barron Ryan amaze audiences with their skill, expressiveness, and love of making music. Their experience in classical, jazz, ragtime, hip-hop, and funk allows them to create exciting new music and give fresh interpretations of old. READ MORE


Diabetes Outreach: Having Surgery with Diabetes

Have you been thinking about having an elective surgery? Have you wondered how diabetes will impact the surgery and recovery time? How about what you can do to prepare for the best outcome for the surgical procedure. If you are interested in finding out how diabetes effects the surgical process, please attend this program. the Diabetes Outreach program is open to the public and anyone who is interested in learning more about diabetes.

Saturday, May 7th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. with guest speaker Jade Chapman, BSN, RN, Diabetes Educator at the PCRMC private dining rooms.

For more information call 573-458-7659.


Kansas Speedway "Go Bowling 400"

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 1830

All military ID card holders can come to the ITR Office and receive up to 4 FREE tickets to the race.

Supplies are limited - First come, first serve.

ITR is located in the PX Mini Mall, Bldg 490. M-F 8am - 5pm


Mother's Day Weekend Events hosted by S.H.S.S.S.

Join us for two divine celebrations with music, comedy and fun! May 7 and 8th at the St. Robert Community Center.

On May 7th at 4 p.m. it's an All White Affair with Gospel, Comedy and Dinner. The cost is $25. Honoring Kingdom Builders.

On May 8th at 4 p.m. pay tribute to Moms and Super Women with a dinner and Silent Auction. Cost is $25.

Concert & After Party featuring ChristiAna Ball.

Tickets are available at the Waynesville Library 573-774-2965 and the Pulaski County Tourism Bureau 573-336-6355.

On May 1st S.H.S.S.S. will be at Wal-mart on St. Robert Blvd selling tickets for $20 (both days for $35) with password "Chamber of Commerce".

For more information contact Sisters Helping Sisters Successfully Succeed (S.H.S.S.S.) at 253-353-4045.


Color Me Cancer Free

5K Color Run/Walk & 10K and 15K Run
Date: Saturday May 14, 2016

Time: Race day registration/packet pick up starts at 7:00 AM (Registration table will close at 8:45 AM) 15K race start time: 8:00 AM 10K race start time: 8:30 AM 5K race/walk start time: 9:00

Location: Berjuan Park Rolla (Start & finish line near park pavilion on hill) Park in Splash Zone lot

Cost: 5K Color Run/Walk - $30 5K (age 10 & under) - $15 10K Run - $35 15K Run - $35

Walkers & children are welcome and encouraged for 5K race. Runners only (finishing with a 12 minute mile or less) for the 10K & 15K race please.

Register: Online - or mail completed registration form to Split Second Timing, LLC Attn: Color Me Cancer Free 1411 Ramsey Place Rolla, MO 65401. Make all checks out to "ACS" or American Cancer Society. This race will be chip timed and is part of the 2016 Rolla Multisport Club Race Series. All participants in the 5K Color Run/Walk will receive cotton t-shirt and all 10K and 15K racers will receive a performance style shirt if registered by May 1st.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top overall male and female and to the top two in each age division for each race. 10 & under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Contact: Gina Maben or 573-308-0805

Proceeds from this race will go towards Relay For Life of Phelps County. Their money is used for cancer research, the Hope Lodge which provides a free place to stay for cancer patients that have to travel away from home, the Road to Recovery program which helps with transportation, the Look Good..Feel Good program which helps women battling cancer with beauty techniques and the Reach to Recovery program that offers support for breast cancer survivors. To learn more about how the American Cancer Society uses your donations, visit them at


Annual Bunco Party and Silent Auction

The 5th Annual Bunco Party and Silent Auction Saturday, May 14th at 6 p.m. at the Waynesville United Methodist Church on T Highway.

Buy tickets in advance for $15 each or four for $50; tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 each. Tickets may be purchased at Seda's Gift Shop on the Waynesville Square 573-774-6910; or Susan and Bob 573-774-5425 or; Alanna 254-368-1143.

Auction items have been donated from local merchants and citizens, baked goods, homemade craft items, gifts certificates, seasonal items, and more!

All proceeds go the Relay for Life.


Unite for Stars and Stripes

The community is cordially invited to the Flag Raising ceremony at the Pulaski County's Tallest Flagpole located at 907 Old Route 66 in St. Robert. The Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 18th at 7 a.m.

Citizens Bank of Newburg looks forward to sharing this patriotic salute with the community.

In case of inclement weather the ceremony will be held on May 19th at 7 a.m.


Sip n Paynt Course

Old Towne Eatery is hosting a Sip n Paynt course sponsored by The Blue Donkey on Friday May 20 from 5pm -7pm. The cost is $25 per person which includes the art work, art supplies and instruction. Old Towne Eatery is located at exit 179 off I-44 (Doolittle exit). No registration is required for the class.

You may order off the menu any food and drink. However, if you plan to order the wood fire brick oven pizza, please call your order in before 4pm that day (573-762-2227). Old Towne Eatery offers beer, wine (by the bottle or glass), and cider as well as soft drinks, tea and coffee for beverages. They offer pizza, soup, salads, and sandwiches as well as many dessert options (including 5 flavors of Blue Belle Ice Cream).

To see the paintings and for further information:!events/c1iz3


Universal Challenge Center Open House Event

Free High Elements Saturday 9AM - 3PM on May 21st.
Have your next event be an outdoor adventure. Come experience the fun at a challenge course.

Visit our website at and call UCC Manager, Alan Galindo at 573-426-2946 to reserve your day

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

The UCC staff and course are certified annually to meet national safety standards set by the Association of Challenge Course Technologies through ABBE (Adventure Based Experiential Educators, Inc.).

The Central Workforce Investment Board (C-WIB) is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Missouri Relay Services 711


Young Sprouts in the Park

Join the Pulaski County Master Gardeners and other community members for a nationwide day of play. This free event is for area youth of all ages and their families.

Activities include planting, crafts, gardening, arts, games and inspecting bugs - Oh My! This event will motivate and educate through various hands-on activities.

For more information email or call 573-774-6177.


Military Appreciation Night at the Races

Lebanon I-44 Speedway Military Appreciation Night presented by Navy Federal Credit Union (Military personal may also stop by Navy Federal in St. Robert to pick up their ticket to the event if they wish)

May 28th - Lebanon I-44 Speedway
Gates open at 5pm
Racing to start at 6pm

ALL Military with ID / Retiree or Active Duty and their Dependent Family Members will be admitted in Grandstand FREE!


The Mid America Freedom Rally is a Memorial Day Weekend

Motorcycle Rally held in Buckhorn, Missouri at the Pulaski County Shrine Club grounds. The event officially begins at 12:00 PM (noon) the Friday, May 27th and ends the following Monday, May 30th (Memorial Day). Each day features live entertainment including music (2 bands per night), Motorcycle/Non-motorcycle Field Events, Wet T-Shirt Contest, Mr. Buns Contest, Miss Freedom Rally Contest, and so much more. We also have a bike show with various classes as well as (2) Poker Runs (a short version and a long version ran concurrently). In addition to all of this, we also feature various food, clothing, and miscellaneous vendors as well as HOT showers and (2) bars on-site to wet your whistle, all without ever having to leave the Rally!! What a great place to be so don't miss out on Mid-Missouri's largest Motorcycle Rally event!!!

Cost to get in through the Sign-in Gate is $25 per person for MRO members (FORR, ABATE, AMA, & MRF) and all Military personnel, both active and non-active. The cost for all non-MRO or non-Military is $30 per person. In each case proper identification is required and be at least 18 years of age to enter. Additionally, tent camping is included with this entry fee or we have RV space available ($10 non-hookup, $50 for electric hookup). So come on out and have a heck of a good time!!!


Income Tax Considerations for Small Business Webster University

Wednesday June 1, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Webster University, Walker School of Business, East Academic Hall, Room 202, 545 Garden Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119

Getting it right when it comes to your tax reporting is an important step in running a successful business and in maximizing your personal wealth by taking advantage of all legal options available to you in the proper way.

In this workshop you will learn about:
* Legitimate Deductions - Learn the rules for what is acceptable
* Employment Taxes.
* Quarterly Estimated.Taxes
* Charitable Contributions
* Sales Taxes
* Statute of limitations for keeping tax records. Good record keeping saves money
* Important Tax Deadlines for Businesses.
* Tax Audits - Ins and Out
* The IRS Small Business Website provides a wealth of information to small and growing businesses

Speaker's Bio:

Dave Finklang is a CPA, CGMA, MBA . Dave is a now a tax manager for Anders CPA + Advisors. He was a commercial airplane pilot for both Wisconsin and Chautauqua Airlines for a combination of 3 years and 10 months.

Anders CPAs + Advisors is a single source for accounting and business consulting, specializing in tax, audit, valuation, fraud and forensic accounting, and accounting and financial services. We serve privately held companies in the construction, real estate, manufacturing, distribution, health care, entertainment and sports industries. Our clients are also high net worth individuals, professional services firms, and not-for-profit organizations. Anders is affiliated with the Leading Edge Alliance.
Dave is on the board of St Louis Chapter Tax and a member of the Friends of Arch Grants.

Cost: $35 Prepaid Registration; $45 Pending or At-the-Door

Register Now!


You're invited to a Juneteenth Celebration!

Hosted by the Pulaski County NAACP Branch #4008
Sunday, June 12, 1 - 7 pm.
Waynesville Park - open to the public!
Refreshments, Vendors, and more…
Come and see a Wrestling Match, Learn a Dance Step with The St Louis BOP Preservation Society

Please contact the Branch Secretary, Donnita Patterson-Brown at with any questions

Juneteenth is a day of reflection, a day of renewal, a pride-filled day. It is a moment in time taken to appreciate the African American experience. It is inclusive of all races, ethnicities and nationalities - as nothing is more comforting than the hand of a friend.“

"Juneteenth serves symbolically, and in reality, as a reference point from which to measure and appreciate the progress and contributions made by African Americans to this society.“

"On Juneteenth we think about that moment in time when the enslaved in Galveston, Texas received word of their freedom. We imagine the depth of their emotions, their jubilant dance and their fear of the unknown.“


"Show Me Hope" Relay for Life

Register for the 2016 Relay For Life of Pulaski County today at 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.


"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
May 11, 2016

Chamber Quarterly + 1 Luncheon

Ribbon Cutting for Re-Grand Opening of Sellers-Sexton Ford-Lincoln-Mazda
May 20, 2016
Ribbon Cutting for Jadam International
May 25, 2016
Eggs & Issues
May 31, 2016
MyChamberApp & ChamberMaster Workshop

*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