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April 18, 2014

Sew It Seams
Brenda Flanigan
318 Historic Rt. 66 W.
Waynesville, MO, 65583
(573) 774-5002

Chamber Office Closed - April 18th in observance of Good Friday.

Ribbon Cutting for Independent Scentsy Consultant Jasmine Turner - April 21st at 10 a.m. at the Chamber office, 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B.

Ribbon Cutting for Tan Oasis - April 21st at 10:30 a.m. at 310 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. 10 in St. Robert.

Chamber Four Person Scramble

The Chamber is excited for the upcoming Four Person Scramble on April 24, 2014. The tournament will be an 18-hole four person scramble with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. at Piney Valley Golf Course on Fort Leonard Wood. Team check-in will be at 9:00 a.m. A meal will be provided for teams after they complete the tournament. Awards will be given after the tournament is complete as well as door prizes donated by Chamber members.

Registration for teams is now open. There is a $50 entry fee per person. Mulligans and Skins will be available for $20 each per team and a 5' String is $10 per team. There is a limit of 30 teams so register today! Registration forms and entry fee payment must be received at the Chamber office by April 15th. Registration forms are available at the Chamber office, 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B in St. Robert or by clicking here. For more information call 573-336-5121.

The Challenge

The newest Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce community event, The Challenge, will be May 10th in the Waynesville City Park. Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. with Pre-registration at 8:30 a.m. and the Challenge starts at 9:00 a.m. Participants will make up teams of two and will race to complete challenges. The first team to successfully complete all challenges and cross the finish line will be the event winner. Cash Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams, $75 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, and $25 for 3rd place.

This is a perfect event for families, co-workers, or other groups to compete against each other while they enjoy a morning being outside and active in the Waynesville City Park. The Challenge will test your physical and mental capability during a variety of tasks as you attempt to get through the course made up of separate challenges as fast as possible. The Challenge is "Amazing Race meets Minute to Win it." Walking or running, if you choose, will be required to get to different station locations throughout the park.

Register your team today! At least one person per team must be 18 years old or older. Registration forms are available online at or at the Chamber office. All teams that register at the Chamber office before close of business on April 25th will be guaranteed a race day shirt. Race day registration is available but shirt availability and sizes will be limited.

Challenge Event Flier

Team Registration Form

Challenge sponsorships available:

Event Sponsorships for $500: Logo on participant t-shirt, name listed on all press releases, logo on event promotion and on event web page with link. A challenge station will be in some way related to your business. Your business is encouraged to have representatives at your booth during the event with a sign. Present awards to the race winners at event.

Challenge Station Sponsorships for $100: Challenge station sponsors are needed for each stop along the race. Your business is encouraged to have representatives at your booth during the event with a sign and the challenge will be in some way related to your business. Name listed with link on event web page.

For more information contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121.

Eggs & Issues

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber welcomes State Senator Dan Brown and State Representative Steve Lynch to the annual Eggs and Issues Lunch on May 28th. This event is sponsored by CenturyLink, is one of the highlights of the year as our local State Senator and Representative report on the issues and challenges brought to the Missouri Congress during its most recent session and answered 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. RSVP by calling the Chamber office at (573) 336-5121 or e-mail by 9 a.m. May 23rd 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. Click here for the event page.

Leadership Pulaski County - Now Accepting Applications!

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 June 6, 2014 to be considered for the 2014-2015 class.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Class of Leadership Pulaski County. Click the links below for more information.

Program Flier

Program Application

Non-Profit Organization Scholarship Application

LPC Sponsorship Opportunities


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

Anyone with a Shop Local Key Tag can visit a participating business and receive a discount or take advantage of a special offer. Key Tags are FREE and available at all Chamber events as well as the Chamber office. Key Tags will be available during regular office hours at the Chamber office.

This program is open to any type of Chamber business including retail, restaurants, fitness, service businesses, or any business wishing to give a special promotion to residents. Your discount or special promotion needs to be good through December 31, 2014. Please fill out the form below with your discount or special offer to indicate that you are interested in participating in this program.

For more information about the Shop Local Key Tag Program visit

Shop Local Participant Form

1. The "5 Things" segment was added to the Chamber's Weekly Update January, 2009 as a way to offer extra exposure and free advertising to our members.

2. The segment gives you the opportunity to publish 5 things about your company such as how long you have been in business, how many people you employ or ANY information that the membership likely didn't know.


4. Your "5 Things" will run for two consecutive weeks in the Chamber's Weekly Update. All requests to be featured in this segment are on a first come, first served basis.

5. If you would like for your company to be featured in an upcoming "5 Things" segment, send your "5 Things" along with a company logo in .jpg format to or call 573-336-5121. This is a one-time use benefit.

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

This hotel is located in Rolla, and joined the Chamber in 2004. Enjoy homestyle service and choice amenities at this pet friendly hotel.

Who is This Member?

Last Week's Answer: O.C.C.S, Inc

AEA Industry Days

Army Engineer Association Industry Days are set to take place with displays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 22-23 in Nutter Field House. Times may be subject to change. Open to the public.

Cultural Presentation

Fort Leonard Wood will host a Cultural Presentation by Dr. Stephen Gao, Professor, Geophysics, Missouri S&T, from noon to 1 p.m. April 23rd in Lincoln Hall Auditorium. The presentation is entitled "Earthquakes, Earthquake Prediction and Earth Hazard in the New Madrid Seismic Zone." This engagement is part of a series of cultural presentations on topics of current interest. The presentation is open to the public and all are invited and encouraged to attend.

Engineer Memorial Tribute

The U.S. Army Engineer Regiment plans to hold a Fallen Sapper Memorial from 6 to 7 p.m. April 24th in the World War II Chapel. The ceremony pays tribute to Soldiers who died in combat during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom from April 2013 to April 2014. A memorial unveiling and wall tracing immediately follows the ceremony in Sapper Grove. Open to the public.

Engineer Regimental Ball

The annual Engineer Ball begins at 6 p.m. April 25th in Nutter Field House. The event includes an Engineer Regimental Awards ceremony. For questions regarding tickets, contact the Fort Leonard Wood Protocol office at 573-563-8070. Space is limited. Reservations are required.

USA vs. World Teams Seeking Players

The respective teams in Fort Leonard Wood's third annual USA vs. the World soccer game are seeking players for their rosters. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 30th at the post's Soccer Field No. 2. The USA team is open to U.S. service members and civilian government employees. The World team consists of foreign national students and their families. Interested soccer players for the USA and World teams should contact the International Military Student Office at 573-563-0068.

Army testing Combat boots, Camouflage patterns

Young Soldiers often want to wear a uniform that looks cool, while lawmakers want cost effectiveness, but the Army's priority is protecting the Soldier from harm, along with other important goals like comfort, fit, price, protection from the environment and durability. According to the Army News Service as the Army pivots to the Pacific region, it is looking to develop a new jungle boot and will be gaining Soldier feedback from real-use, and rigorous testing. Considerations will include direct-attach outsoles that are glued, not stitched, to the bottoms of boots, making some pairs of Army Combat Boots up to 1 pound lighter and longer lasting. A spokesman for the Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment program said that direct-attach outsoles have reduced lower leg injuries to Soldiers because they reduce the shock transferred to the foot and leg. They'll also be testing universal sizing, extreme cold and wet weather boots and camouflage patterns. For the full story see the April 10 edition of the Guidon.

Studio 5 and Pampered Paws raise funds for Snack in a Pack

On Saturday March 15, 2014, the employees of Studio 5 Hair Salon and the Pampered Paws Pet Groomers set up a concession stand at the Waynesville Route 66 Festival to raise funds for the Snack in a Pack Program (SIAP). SIAP is a program managed by AmeriCorps VISTA members, and provided through the Community Resource Office of the Waynesville R-VI School District, that feeds over 270 district students over weekends and extended breaks.

By selling hot dogs and beverages, Studio 5 and Pampered Paws raised $643, enough funds to feed approximately 190 students for a weekend.

"We are very thankful for the support of partners like Studio 5 Hair Salon and Pampered Paws. It's through the hard work and generosity of local community members that we are able to offer this service to our students who may otherwise not have enough food to eat," said Sheila Nunez, AmeriCorps VISTA member and Snack in a Pack Project Manager.

The current operating cost for the Snack in a Pack program is approximately $3.33 per student, per week. The program is presently supporting approximately 270 students in the Waynesville R-VI School District, with a weekly cost of approximately $891. For more information on Snack in a Pack and ways to donate or contribute, please contact the SIAP Project Manager at 574-842-2651 or

13 WHS students receive HSTW Award

Thirteen members of the Class of 2014 from Waynesville High School have received the High Schools That Work (HSTW) Award of Educational Achievement. The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) gives this award to high school seniors who have completed a challenging program of study and demonstrated readiness for employment and for college.
The WHS award recipients are Alyssa Arnold, Noah Atad, Corey Baker, Alison Bonner, Kaley Caracci, Matthew Dillon, Dallas Ernst, Tonique Gray, Fallon Kelley, Ty Leatherbery, Tyler Moody, Nicholas Parker and Emily Salcedo.

"These students are to be commended for their efforts," says WHS Principal Courtney Long. "They have taken challenging courses in high school and scored high on rigorous exams and by doing so, they have increased their likelihood of future success."

Students qualify for the award by completing a college-preparatory course of study in at least two of the three subject areas (English/language arts, mathematics or science); completing a concentration in a career-technical area, mathematics/science or the humanities; and meeting readiness goals in all three subject areas (reading, mathematics and science) of the HSTW Assessment.

The Southern Regional Education Board is a multi-state compact for education, founded in 1948. High Schools That Work, launched in 1987, is the largest high school improvement effort in the United States, with more than 1,100 school sites in 30 states and the District of Columbia.

Students raise nearly $2,000 for Snack in a Pack

Students raised nearly $2,000 in their efforts to dodge hunger during the second annual Youth Dodge Brawl Tournament for Snack in a Pack on March 28.

Sixteen teams, comprised of 114 students, participated in one of the tournament's two brackets, 9th-12th and 6th-8th. The high school winning team, "Team Toolbox" members were Joey Bradford, Matt Dillon, Brandon Reuss, Mason Stevens, Wade Howser and Michael Thompson.

Members of the 6th-8th grade winning team, " Wrecking Crew," were Aaron Emperato, Tyler Campbell, Ezekiel Rogers, Deonte Garland, Dominic Garland, Maleek Hopper, Desmond Dawkins, La Marquz Prather and Jaylon Williamson.

Snack in a Pack, a program managed by AmeriCorps VISTA members through the Community Resource Office of the Waynesville R-VI School District, provides food to students in the district who may otherwise go without over weekends and extended breaks. With a current weekly operating cost of approximately $900, it is through the support of community partners, the Waynesville AmeriCorps Team, and dedicated volunteers that make this program possible.

In addition to the students participating in the tourney, the Youth Dodge Brawl event raised $1,958 thanks to the generous donations and discounts provided by: Cancun Mexican Grill, Central School of Cosmetology, Domino's Pizza, KFLW, Memories Forever After Photography, Mid Missouri Credit Union, Mid Missouri Motors, Southern Spice Café, Splash Design and US Foods.

A special thanks to the following student volunteers who put in a combined total of 52 service hours: WHS and WMDS interact club, WMDS photography club, Robert Harbison Jr, Salenna Hedgepath, Hunter Hedgepath, Archer Hedgepath, Justin Basel, Dallas Ernst, Bradley Poole, Michael Thomas, Taysha Nunez, Raul Nunez, and Gabrial Nunez.

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

For more information about the CRO Programs or how to get involved, contact 573-842-2530 or

Snack in a Pack Volunteers Recognized

Jeff Rogers, Trevor Breedlove and Michael Morris from Mid-Missouri Motors were presented with a certificate of appreciation from Sheila Nunez and Dr. Kim Hawk for their ongoing, weekly support of Snack in a Pack. Each week, volunteers from Mid-Missouri Motors help deliver the meals for Snack in a Pack to the schools so they can be sent home with students during weekends and holidays. Peggy Grosvenor also was recognized for her hours of volunteer work with Snack in a Pack during the March Waynesville R-VI Board of Education meeting.

WMDS Student of the Month

Jorge Rios, an 8th grader at Waynesville Middle School, was named the Student of the Month for April by the Rotary Club of Pulaski County. Rios is a student-to-student volunteer who shows new students their class schedules and conducts building tours. He is member of the National Junior Honor Society, plays on the 8th grade football team, is a member of the wrestling team and serves as an office aid. He regularly attends the Spanish Christian Lighthouse Church where he volunteers with their weekend clothing giveaways. He also assists with his church's Harvest Party, held each October. He is pictured with Keith Pritchard, Rotary president; his parents, Jorge and Rebecca Rios, and John Fluhrer, WMDS principal.

Students create books for Genesis House

At the beginning of the semester, students in Stephanie Murray's book clubs voted to read three books about child and relationship abuse: "A Child Called It," "Who Own Kelly Paddick?" and "Breathing Underwater."

The students in the reading program met weekly to discuss the books, deciding how many pages they would read for the week and assigning each other tasks associated with the books. When club members met to discuss their book, Murray recorded their meetings so they could later watch the videos of themselves. After each recording, the students reflected on what they did well and what they needed to work on - both individually and as a group.

When all the book clubs were completed, students created children's books to donate to The Genesis House in Waynesville. They worked individually or in groups to complete their projects, which varied from students creating their own stories to others using childhood classics. Murray took the books to the Genesis House, where they were very excited to receive books for the little kids.

WCC Students earn 44 Medals at State, 19 Qualify for Nationals

More than 80 Waynesville Career Center students recently competed at the Missouri SkillUSA contest held at Linn State Technical College. The contest is held in conjunction with the Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference, attended by more the 2,500 students, teachers, and representatives from business, industry, education and government.

WCC students competed in more than 40 different individual and team events earning 23 Gold medals, 13 silver medals and 8 bronze medals.

Nineteen WCC students who placed first in skill and leadership contests will advance on to the National Championships in June held in Kansas City.

Happy 5th Anniversary Glik's Outlet


Happy 5th Anniversary Baymont Inn & Suites in Rolla


Happy 10th Anniversary Mailbox It


Public House Brewing Company


It lives....It has a name.....It is....

Elusive IPA

Malt Bill - 2-row Pale Ale malt, Munich malt
Hops - Centennial Type, Millennium, Falconer's Flight, Ahtanum, Crystal, and Cascade
Aroma - Loads of fresh citrus - up front with orange and tangerine, with a little pineapple underlying (no fruit was added to this beer). The aroma is almost a candy-like sweet.
Flavor - Citrus candy flavors of orange. Very dry finish due to very little to no residual sugars from the malt bill. The bitterness is surprisingly smooth for a beer coming in at 68 IBUs.
Mouthfeel - Medium to light body mouthfeel--enough to balance the hop bitterness. Mid to mid-high carbonation helps with the dry finish.


Baby Bauer Bistro! -- The drawing was held last night and the lucky winner of the table was one of many people who helped us raise over $4,000 for Baby Bauer's medical needs! Thanks to everyone who gave their support to Baby Bauer and his family by participating in the raffle for the bistro set.

Public House Presents: 4th Annual American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Rally -- Saturday, April 19th (1-4pm)
-Try a Rally-exclusive beer brewed by Public House in collaboration with local homebrew club, Missouri Association of Serious Homebrewers (MASH)
-Enjoy Public House beer samples
-Take home a Rally-exclusive gift from the AHA
-Meet Public House brewers and staff
-Take a VIP brewery tour
-Mingle with local homebrewers
-Win great prizes from the AHA and Public House!
AHA rallies are free to current AHA members. Non-members can join now, or sign up onsite at a discounted member rate. Save time and fill out a membership form in advance to bring with you to the Rally. Don't forget to RSVP to help us properly prepare for the event. Follow this link to RSVP.

Upcoming Live Music:

4/18 -- Two Far Gone (8pm)
4/19 -- "CUZ" Jazz Duo (8pm)


Upcoming Events at The ARK

The ARK Community and Sports Center is looking for fill a custodial position. We are looking for someone who is available early mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays, and special events. Custodial experience is preferred but not required with the primary function to clean and maintain the facility. Individual must have the ability to follow instructions and read signs and have a basic knowledge of common cleaning solvents, cleaning tools, and equipment. He/she must be able to troubleshoot, make adjustments, and perform minor repair and maintenance of equipment.

The ARK Community and Sports Center is setting the stage for our 2nd Annual Virtuous Women's Expo. The event will be held on May 3, 2014 at the ARK Community and Sports Center from 9am to 12pm. The Virtuous Women's Expo combines shopping, beauty, wellness, health, fitness, kids & baby, home, food, entertainment and more JUST FOR HER. We take all the things women love and need and put them into one amazing event. This event will be free and open to the public.

We still have opportunities to be a vendor at the Virtuous Women's Expo. If you would like to be a vendor for this event please contact Donalisa Stinyard at 337-9128. This is a great opportunity to sell products, promote services, book appointments & consultations, grow clientele & build brand awareness. Cost for vendors is $20.

Nerf Wars…the battle continues is back on at the ARK Community and Sports Center beginning in May. Stay tuned for more details.

For more information call 573-337-9128.


Field of Heroes

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.

The Armed Services YMCA will be presenting a field of flags, arranged in the style of Arlington National Cemetery, 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 in the field in the Waynesville City Park (by the old middle school) on July 25th -27th, 2014, around Old Settlers Day. 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.

On the day of the event, 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. We will have opening ceremonies, guest speakers, and proper flag retirement services will be offered at designated times.

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 a banner displayed the entire weekend. Guardian Sponsors ($2500 level) will also receive a commemorative flag in display case. Plaque to read" Flown at Field of Heroes July 25-27, 2014".

For more information, or to order a flag, contact the ASYMCA at 573-329-4513 or Payments made be made over the phone.


Lions Club Breakfast

The Waynesville-St. Robert Lions Club is hosting a pancake, sausage, biscuits & gravy Breakfast on Saturday, May 17th from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the St. Robert Community Center. Adults are $5 and Children 12 & Under are $3.


Hello Friends of Z Loft Hotel Bar Grill

It looks like Spring is still fighting to gain control so lets hope for the best!

We wanted to share some good and bad news with you. Unfortunately we aren't having lunch Wednesday-Friday any longer. We apologize for any inconvenience; however,

The good news is our restaurant available for private parties...Hail & Farewell, birthday parties, professional group meetings, work luncheons 573-336-7829 for additional private party information and ask for Paula.

Here is a quick run down of our weekly specials:

Margarita Tuesday Specials;
Wednesday Kids eat free = 1 Adult per each child;
Thursday Wing Specials;
Friday Night = Men's Night;
Saturday Night Ladies Night.
Happy Hour is now 2 hours-Monday - Friday 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Beginning in May we will have Karaoke Friday & Saturday Nights --more information will be forthcoming.

We know you have a choice for your entertainment and we appreciate your patronage and support.

If you have suggestions, comments or questions, please do not hesitate to share with us--someone is always at the Lobby for your convenience. Everyone have a Great week.


Assistance Association for the Missouri Veterans Cemetery Fort Leonard Wood

At the February 21, 2014 Board meeting, Maria Bancroft, Meramac Regional Community Foundation, provided the Board with information on managing funds.

The next Board meeting is scheduled for May 2, 2014, at 12 noon in the conference room of the Cemetery Administration Building. Final preparations for the Memorial Day Ceremony, May 26, 2014 at the Cemetery will be discussed.

The objective of the AAMVC is the management and use of donated funds or items to enhance the overall appearance and operation of the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood. The AAMVC continues to request donations for this purpose as well as the annual Wreaths Across America project.

If you would like to contribute or volunteer assistance, call the Cemetery office, 573-774-3496, or contact Virgie Mahan, Association president,, or 573-774-2982.


USO Update

Upcoming Events

April 20th: USO Troop Easter Egg Hunt, 10am - UTC
April 25th: USO Family Game Night, 5pm-7pm
May 1st: WTU Cake & Ice Cream Social, 11:30am - UTC


Young Sprouts in the Park

The Pulaski Master Gardeners and Armed Services YMCA are organizing a free event in the Waynesville park for kids on Saturday, May 17, 2014, called "Young Sprouts in the Park."

Participating in this event could be a great way to showcase your company for more community exposure and, to that end, we would love to have The Chamber of Commerce & Chamber members participate as activity hosts. You might want to look over the list of suggested hands on learning activities to give you an idea of what we're looking for, but you don't have to pick something from the list - creativity is encouraged! If you would like to participate in Young Sprouts in the Park as an activity host, please let us know!

Join in the fun at the 1st Annual Young Sprouts in the Park Saturday, May 17th 2014, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Waynesville City Park. Hosted by Pulaski County Master Gardeners & ASYMCA

Armed Services YMCA and the Pulaski County Master Gardeners are planning a FREE kids and family friendly event held in the Waynesville City Park in conjunction with national Kid to Parks Day and Armed Services Day.

We would love to have many individuals, businesses, and organizations participating in this event as Activity Hosts. Each Activity Host will create an interactive and fun outdoor, recreational, artistic, nature inspired, and/or horticulture-related activity and will host that activity for the duration of the event. We are also looking for organizations that could help provide and/or hand out beverages and light concessions and volunteers to help with the setup and take down on event day.

No sales transactions are allowed at this event, but activity hosts are welcome to provide their informational materials.

For more information and to get involved call Carrie Williamson at (573) 855-0128 or send an email TO


Book Signing

On April 23rd, Arita M.L. Bohannan will besigning her book, Docket No. 76 in the Roubidoux Plaza on the Waynesville Square at Cellar 66.

Arita is a 1992 graduate of Waynesville High School, and raised an army brat. Mrs. Bohannan was the victim of abuse. Her personal story, paired with her love of the law, has provided her with a unique perspective that enhances her writing.

For more information contact Christia Morrissey at 573-774-2002 or email


Open House at Webster University

Webster University educates professionals in the Rolla area through our accredited master's degree programs.

Join Us on April 24th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 1103 Kingshighway in Rolla. For more information contact 573-368-4569 or


First Community Wide Water Baptism

This event is open to all believers in the St. Robert, Waynesville, Dixon, Fort Leonard Wood area who believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior and desire to be baptized. (Please wear loose dark attire if you wish to baptized.)

April 13th at the Greater Community Bapitist Church located at 21325 Hwy Y. Worship starts at 10:00 a.m. concluding with water baptism.

For more information contact Missionary Collazo at 573-528-7835 or Greater Community at 573-336-4477.

Guest Church: True Light Temple COGIC.


Better Empowerment 2014

Join Pastor Miki Collier, Pastor Monica, and Prophetes Valencia Hines for three days of boldness, business, blessings, and much more on May 15th & 16th at 7:00 p.m. and May 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Metamorphosis Outreach Empowerment Center; 1018 Missouri Ave., Ste 7. Cost is $35, for more information visit


Columbia Youth Wins National Oratorical Contest $18,000 Scholarship

Thomas Goodin, State Commander of the American Legion announced today that Ashwath Kumar, a senior from Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri capped a busy weekend of competition in Indianapolis by earning a total of $19,500 in college scholarships and first place in the national competition of The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program - "A Constitutional Speech Contest." His winning oration was titled "This Great House."

Kumar started the weekend as one of 53 state or territorial champions in the 77th annual contest. He advanced to the championship through three rounds of intense competition. He became the third Missouri student to win this national contest in the past four years.

Brandon Posner, a high school senior from Doylestown, PA, earned a $16,000 college scholarship with a second place finish, while Rachel Schartz of Humboldt, S.D. earned a $14,000 scholarship and finished third. The
scholarships account for a small portion of post-secondary scholarships that The American Legion, the nation's largest veterans organization, awards annually. Scholarships totaling more than $136,000 were awarded during the national competition in Indianapolis. Each of the 53 contestants received a $1,500 scholarship for each level of participation they complete at the contest. The American Legion also pays all travel and associated expenses for each contestant and one chaperone.

In his prepared oration Kumar urged Americans to protect the Constitution. Kumar's speech included: "Albert Einstein said, 'The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty-bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure.' As citizens of the United States, as the proud owners and builders of this great house, it is our responsibility to protect and maintain the Constitution: for ourselves, for each other and for all of posterity."

In each round of the weekend competition, orators delivered a rehearsed 8- to 10-minute address and a randomly assigned 3- to 5-minute oration on a constitutional topic, each without the benefit of notes and in front of a live audience, including the judges. The 2.4-million member American Legion developed the contest to encourage young people to improve their communications skills and to study the U.S. Constitution. This 80 year old program also presents participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation's laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American Citizenship.

More than $3 million in scholarships have been awarded over the history of the contest. The contest meets the guidelines of the Missouri State High School Activities Association and appears in the Advisory List of Contest and Activities of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The Legion contest is a partner with the National Forensics League, the Honor Society for High School Students in speech and debate.

For more information about the Oratorical Contest and the many other youth, family and veteran programs of the American Legion, please call 573-893-2353.


Pampered Pink II

Treat yourself to an afternoon of papering, shopping and free refreshment! Saturday, April 19th at Pinky's Champaigne Room, next to Lynch's Furniture from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. You deserve this! Contact Donnita Brown at 573-842-8677.


The Hill Italian Bistro

Are you looking for a unique dining experience? Incredible food? Relaxing atmosphere? Join us at "The Hill" on Saturday, April 26th, reservations available from 5 p.m-7:45 p.m. This is not your typical church spaghetti dinner! Waynesville United Methodist Church located at 301 T Hwy; tickets are $15 per Adult and $10 for Children 12 and under.

Menu choices are Spaghetti with meat sauce, Spaghetti marinara, Fettuccine Alfredo, Fettuccine Alfredo with broccoli, and Pasta Con Limone. Each meal includes entrée, bread, salad, dessert, and drink. All proceeds benefit the Waynesville United Methodist Church mission team to Mozambique, Africa. For more information, contact Dawn O'Neal at 573-774-2299.


Sunday Brunch with MWR

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is holding an Easter Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 20th at the Pershing Community Center's Blackjack Grill. The meal includes a chef-attended egg station with omelet bar, along with ham and much more. Costs are $15.95 for adults, $7.95 for children 4 to 11, and ages 3 and under eat free. For more information call 573-329-2455.


BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Gardening Classes

Presentation on propagating plants from cuttings, on Saturday April 19th from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Pulaski Extension Center, 403 School Street in Waynesville. The fee for the class is $15 and and the net proceeds will go to helping complete the demonstration garden at the Extension Center.

This week's class is Plant Propagation Using Cuttings, taught by Harriet Bank, Advanced Emeritus Master Gardener.

We're also doing a seed and plant exchange, so if you have extras to share, bring them with you!

For more information, email the Master Gardeners at

Upcoming Class Schedule:

April 19th: Propagation Clinic (9 AM to noon, $15 - there will be plant starts to take home)
April 26th: Wormshop (10 AM to noon, $40 for class & a COMPLETE, take home worm composting bin or take the class only for $5)
May 3rd: Being Water-Wise in the Garden (10AM to noon, FREE - we will be building rain barrels for the demonstration garden)
Thursday May 1st: Managing Wildlife in the Garden (6-7 PM FREE)

All classes are at the Extension Center, 403 School Street, in Waynesville.


Registration open for Cars, Guitars show

Registration is underway now through May 15th for Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Cars and Guitars Show, scheduled May 17th at the Pershing Community Center. This is an opportunity to showcase your musical band or cool ride. Advance registration for cars, motorcycles or trucks is $10. After May 15, registration is $20. Trophies will be awarded in several categories. Bands can enter a "Battle of the Bands" contest for $50, and must present a 20-minute set. Register for either contest online at For more information, call 573-596-4359.


Theater On The Square Presents: The Three Musketeers

The Theater On The Square in Waynesville is proud to present The Three Musketeers as directed by Emily Moran: May 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 . The Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday matinee on May 18th will begin at 2:30 p.m. The box office will open one hour prior to curtain time. Seating will begin thirty minutes prior to show beginning. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets may be purchased or reserved ahead of time by visiting or calling The Pulaski County Tourism Bureau in St. Robert at 573-336-6355 or Seda's Gift Shop on the square in Waynesville at 573-774-6910. Adult tickets are $10.00 and children 12 years and under are $5.00. This show is rated R.

The Play The Three Musketeers by Ken Ludwig was adapted from the novel by Alexandre Duma and was produced by special arrangements with SAMUEL FRENCH, Inc. Play Publishers and Authors' Representatives.


Concealed Carry Weapons Class

The Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) is hosting Concealed Carry Weapons Classes on April 20th, May 24th, June 15th, July 13th, August 9th, and September 7th; the first step in acquiring a Missouri CCW endorsement including weapons qualification on the range. Class is 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Cost is $15 to register, $65 day of class. Each student must bring a photo ID, eye and hearing protection, semi-automatic handgun and a revolver (plus minimum of 50 rounds each), and lunch or money for food. All handguns must be in good working condition. If you do not have both types of guns, please notify the OAC at time of pre-registration so that arrangements can be made. Class is open to the public 21 yrs. and older. Interested patrons must be registered the day prior to each class at the Outdoor Adventure Center located in Bldg. 2290 FLW K Road. For more information call 573-596-4223.

Individuals bringing a privately owned weapon onto the installation for authorized activities such as hunting, dog training activities or marksmanship events, are required to register weapons. Privately owned weapons can be registered between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Main Gate Visitor's Center, Building 100. Registration form is available online.

For more information, call the Physical Security Section of the Provost Marshal's Office at 573-596-0131 ext. 6-0597

Concealed Carry Permits (CCP), regardless of state of issuance, are not authorized or recognized on Fort Leonard Wood. See FLW Regulation 190-6 for transportation requirements and authorized purposes.


Healthy Futures Pulaski County's Public Health Fest

Saturday, April 19th, Noon-4 p.m...Lots of giveaways, information and fun...we will have the bounce house, free haircuts, and much more!


Easter Color Sheet

Click here for an Easter color sheet. Bring colored sheet to Auntie Anne's on Fort Leonard Wood to be displayed.


"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
April 18, 2014
Chamber Office Closed
April 19, 2014
Little Princess Party
9:00 a.m. 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by American Legion Riders Chapter 331
April 21, 2014
9:00 a.m. BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Gardening Class
10:00 a.m. Ribbon Cutting for Independent Scentsy Consultant Jasmine Turner
10:30 a.m. Ribbon Cutting for Tan Oasis
April 24, 2014
10:00 a.m. Chamber Four Person Scramble
7:30 p.m. Say Goodnight Gracie
April 24, 2014
12:00 p.m. Committee of Fifty Luncheon

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