SBA Stands Ready to Assist Missouri Businesses
and Residents Affected by Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line
Winds and Flooding
Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Missouri
businesses and residents as a result of President Obama's major
disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator
Maria Contreras-Sweet announced.
The declaration covers the Barry, Barton, Camden, Cape Girardeau,
Cole, Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Jefferson,
Laclede, Lawrence, Lincoln, Maries, McDonald, Morgan, Newton, Osage,
Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, Scott, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis,
Ste. Genevieve, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster and Wright counties
as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds
and flooding that occurred December 23, 2015 - January 9, 2016.
"The SBA is strongly committed to providing Missouri with
the most effective and customer-focused response possible and with
access to federal disaster loans to help Missouri businesses and
residents affected by this disaster," said Contreras-Sweet.
"Getting our businesses and communities up and running after
a disaster is our highest priority at SBA."
Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may
borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed
real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business
assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to businesses and homeowners
to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize
the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.
For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses
engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations
of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to
help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance
is available to businesses regardless of any property damage.
Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair
or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters
are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed
Interest rates can be as low as 4 percent for businesses, 2.625
percent for private nonprofit organizations and 1.813 percent for
homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and
terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant's financial
To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, victims
must first call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at
(800) 621-FEMA (3362). As soon as Federal-State Disaster Recovery
Centers open throughout the affected area, SBA will provide one-on-one
assistance to disaster loan applicants. Additional information and
details on the location of disaster recovery centers is available
by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955.
City of St. Robert
The City is hiring a Pt. Park Clerk, a Pt. Laborer, and a Pt. WSR
Recreation Activities Assistant for our joint recreation program
between the City of St. Robert and Waynesville. For any of these
positions, visit City Hall for further information or the City of
St. Robert's Facebook page.
Volunteer Shifts Needing To Be Filled
Friday, Feb. 12
12 pm - 3 pm 1 person
3 pm - 6 pm 1 person
Saturday, Feb. 13
10 am - 12 pm 1 person
12 pm - 3 pm 1 person
3 pm - 7 pm 4 people
Sunday, Feb. 14 *Valentine's Day*
10 am - 12 pm 1 person
12 pm - 3 pm 3 people
3 pm - 6 pm 5 people
If you could assist with any of these shifts, please let us know
by calling 573-329-2039.
Frost Seeding Improves Pasture Quality and Quantity
For livestock producers who want to improve pasture quality and
quantity, frost seeding legumes is an economical practice, and February
through early March is the ideal time to accomplish this task.
Frost seeding is a simple process of broadcasting seeds during
the late winter months and allowing the natural cycle of freezing/thawing
ground to work the seed into the top crust of the soil to germinate.
Typically, legumes such as red and white clovers are the best choice
for frost seeding, as they offer not only a higher quality diet
to the grazing animal, but are also varieties that germinate in
colder temperatures and survive late frosts. The real benefit to
legumes is their higher energy and protein content and their ability
to fix nitrogen and feed grass in the next growing season.
There are several things to keep in mind when planning to frost
seed legumes into your pasture. Legumes like a higher soil pH and
typically require higher phosphorus and potassium levels to ensure
good germination and early plant growth. Identifying these fields
with better soil fertility will be the best candidates for legumes,
and if no previous soil testing has been done in the last several
years, a soil test may be the best money you spend this year.
Another important tip is that for a frost seeding to be successful,
the seed must make contact with the soil. While this sounds simple,
producers will have better results when they target fields that
have been grazed fairly short or perhaps identify fields that have
been trampled this winter during heavy rains or feeding. These fields
are the best candidates as they not only allow for more seed to
soil contact, but also will have less aggressive grass stands to
compete with clover seedlings for sunlight and nutrients early in
the growing season.
Keep in mind that legumes require rhizobia bacteria to allow them
to grow and fix nitrogen. Fortunately, most seed sold today is pre-inoculated,
or "coated". If seed is not pre-inoculated, producers
must manually inoculate the seed, which can be tricky.
Also, producers should consider seed varieties and rates. While
there may be lower priced, "variety not stated" seed available,
improved varieties may offer longer life and more vigorous growth.
Seeding rates can vary but typically for pasture 1-3 lbs of white
clover and 3-6 lbs of red clover per acre are adequate. The seeding
rates are based on "pure live seed" and so purity and
seed germination rate must be considered and also realize that while
"coated seed" will likely offer a better germination/stand,
the weight of the coating reduces the number of viable seeds per
A broadcast seeder mounted on the back of an ATV, truck or tractor
will allow producers to cover many acres in a short time period.
Make sure to take time to calibrate your seeder for best results.
Historically, producers like to frost seed with a light snow on
the ground. However, the only real benefit from this practice is
to aid in applying the seed evenly by using the tracks in the snow.
Work in Kentucky has actually shown improved germination rates when
applied on ground with no snow cover.
Finally, good grazing management early in the growing season will
improve your frost seeding success. The key is uniform grazing early
in the season, which prevents the competing grasses from shading
out new seedlings, followed by a 3-4 week rest period. A rotational
grazing system will greatly aid in this management. Also, keep spring
nitrogen fertilizer to a minimum. Nitrogen in excess of 20 lbs/acre
will likely cause competitive grass species to crowd and shade out
new seedlings and provide disappointing results.
For more information on frost seeding or other forage management
practices, please contact Ted Cunningham at the Dent County MU Extension
Office at 573-729-3196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a referral and get $25!
We're celebrating our Active Duty and DoD members with a special
referral offer. Invite members of the armed forces, DoD civilians
or contractors, or their dependents to join Navy Federal, and you'll
each get $25! To take advantage of this offer, visit this branch
anytime from Feb. 8 to Feb. 21.
Free Active Duty Checking®
Servicemembers get early access to military pay and up to $20 in
ATM fee rebates- all with no monthly service fee and no minimum
Forage and Beef Conference
The 2016 Forage and Beef Conference will be held February 29 at
the Knights of Columbus Hall in Cuba, MO. This year's event will
begin with registration at 12:30 and will include six guest speakers,
trade show and evening meal.
This year's list of speakers include Melinda Barch, NRCS District
Conservationist who will speak about livestock watering systems;
Mark Kennedy, Grazing Lands Specialist who will speak on fence systems;
Dr. David Patterson, University of Missouri Beef Reproduction Specialist,
who will provide information about the Show-Me-Select Replacement
Heifer Program; and Jared Decker, University of Missouri Beef Genetics
Specialist, who will speak on using DNA technology to improve commercial
beef herds. Additionally, Dr. Steve Strubberg and Dr. Hunt Tainter
will serve on the producer panel and will present information about
veterinary practices to improve heifer development and cow herd
The cost for the conference is $10 per person (payable at the door)
and includes the full afternoon of speakers, tradeshow, evening
meal and packet of handout materials. Please RSVP by February 16,
by calling the Crawford County Soil and Water Conservation District
at 573-364-6202, extension 3. Also, for more information visit www.extension.missouri.edu/dent
or contact Ted Cunningham, MU Extension Livestock Specialist at
573-729-3196 or email@example.com.
Job Opening with Morale, Welfare & Recreation
If you need assistance with help creating a USAjob.gov account,
uploading NAF applications or resumes into usajobs.gov. Please contact
the ACS Office for assistance. Ask for either Dan Danzo or Karen
Hall at (573) 596-0212.
Current Openings - Summer Hire vacancies
Food Service Worker (NF-02) Golf Course Recreation Aid (Lifeguard)
Laborer (Golf Course/Field Maintenance) Recreation Assistant (Golf
Lead Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard) NF-02 Small Engine Mechanic
Assistant Business Manager (Bowling) (NF-03) Bartender (NA-03)
Child & Youth Program Assistants Cook (NA-04) Food Service Workers
(NA-01) Food Service Workers (NA-02)
Operations Assistant (NF-02) Recreation Aids (NF-01)
Recreation Assistant (NF-03) Waiter (NA-02)
Ways to Apply:
1. To apply for the positions above, please visit usajobs.gov and
apply on line (in the location - type in Fort Leonard Wood and all
positions that are currently open will populate).
2. Have you worked for Army NAF within the last three years? You
may apply for non-competitive reinstatement into the same or equivalent
position in grade, or one with a lower rate of pay. This means you
can visit the NAF Personnel Office with the following documentations;
(1) Resume or DA 3433 (application for Nonappropriated Fund Employment)
(2) DA 3434 (Notification of Personnel Action) (3) Additional documentation
to meet qualification requirements (HS diploma, official college
transcripts, certifications, licenses, etc.) and be place on the
3. Visit the NAF Personnel Office in Person located in Building
470, Suite 1208 to pick up a Manual Application Package. IMPORTANT:
Applicants that choose the Manual Application Package, must still
complete the job related questions either online or manually (faxed)
prior to the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If you wish
to complete them online, go to the 'apply online' button on the
vacancy announcement. If you wish to complete them manually, print
the full occupational questionnaire directly from the vacancy announcement
and complete and fax the 1203-FX form (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf)
to (478) 757-3144. Neglecting to respond to the job related questions
will result in an ineligible rating.
If you have any questions, issues applying on line, or need assistance,
The NAF Personnel Office is located at 13486 Replacement Avenue
(Building 470), Suite 1208, Fort Leonard Wood - Phone: (573) 596-0283
Hours of Operations: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 0800 -
1600 closed from 11:30am to 12:30pm on Wednesday 0800 - 11:30 and
closed in the afternoon.
The Department of Army Non-appropriated Fund Instrumentalities
are an equal opportunity employer.
Fort Leonard Wood Homes
Fort Leonard Wood Homes is pleased to announce that on post housing
is now available for Active Duty, Retired Military, Unaccompanied
(E6+), DOD, Contractors and Civilians!
We offer 2, 3 & 4 Bedroom homes along with 24 hour maintenance,
lawn care, trash & recycling services and FREE events for our
residents! Call today for a tour! 855-694-8657
Habitat for Humanity of Pulaski County
Due to a lack of interest, the high school art competition scheduled
for Saturday, March 19, 2016 at OTC in Waynesville has been cancelled.
Additionally, we have extended the deadline for accepting pre-qualification
applications for the new home build in Waynesville to March 1. Please
check out our Facebook Page at Habitat for Humanity of Pulaski County,
Missouri for pre-qualification applications to see if you, or someone
you know, may qualify for a Habitat home. These can also be found
at local establishments in each town in Pulaski County, such as
Good Samaritan, Chamber of Commerce, etc. Once the Family Selection
process has been completed, we can look forward to the excitement
of a new build. Volunteer opportunities will also be available.
If you have any questions, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Public House Brewing Company
"Valentine's Dinner Special" - Fri. & Sat. February
We take advantage of every holiday. And whether you're wanting a
special evening out, or simply a little something to let someone
know you care, we've put together some treats for you, with a heaping
helping of love!
In St James, we're offering a toothsome three-course meal for two.
On Friday & Saturday while supplies last for just $50 per couple,
your menu will consist of:
I. Arugula, citrus, pine nuts, crispy country ham, and pink peppercorn
vinaigrette with wood oven-baked focaccia bread.
II. Cider & honey glazed Nutty Pig Farms red wattle pork chop,
Creamy Polenta with cultured butter & shaved parmesan, and wood
oven-roasted purple cabbage.
III. Revelation Stout Float with Chocolate Biscotti.
If you just want the sweet stuff, our Rolla Public House will also
be offering on Friday & Saturday the Revelation Stout float,
made with Stout gelato created by the much-loved Anne Croy of St.
Reservations are encouraged.
New Brew Releases:
"Giddy Stout" (LIMITED) - One of our favorite collaborations,
we've got cold-brewed coffee from the local Giddy Goat Coffee House
tenderly blended with our Revelation Stout. It's bold, creamy, and
reminds us of those addicting little dark chocolate-covered coffee
beans. Only on draft in Rolla, get it before it's gone!
"Flynn's Irish Red" (SEASONAL) - Sláinte! Named
after the master brewer's little lad, this red ale blends traditional
Irish characteristics of malt with an easy roasted quality. And
what's better than a roasty red, am I right??? Now available in
six packs at your local stores in Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois,
as well as on tap at both locations.
"Six Degrees Chocolate Porter" (SEASONAL)- Cocoa nibs
& vanilla. Need we say more? This rich beauty is available in
six-packs at both locations and select stores, pubs & taphouses.
On tap at both locations.
Firkin Tuesday: Every second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 sharp.
Our monthly small batch release this month will be:
Ragin' Cragin' IPA
Malt: Pale Ale, Pilsen, Bonlander, Caramel, Chocolate
It's always tasty and it runs out fast. Be there on the dot, they
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. You'll be a regular
Van Gogh in no time!
"Burger Night" - Thursday February 11th 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're doing this month:
a "Ridiculous Italian Burger", starting with the 1/2 pound
Moondance Farms beef patty nestled with lasagna, toasted ravioli
and smothered in special marinara sauce, all perfectly balanced
atop in-house made focaccia bread! Mark your calendar for this special
night each month that you won't want to miss. Lord, have mercy on
"Country Cookin' with Gabe" - Sunday, February 28th 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. This month, you'll be enjoying Gabe's
Secret Ingredient fried chicken, baked mac n' cheese, country-cooked
greens made with Norton wine and Revelation Stout. Put it all together,
baby you got a meal for the whole family goin'! Get it while supplies
MUSIC at Rolla:
2/12 -- Dixie Union @ 8pm
2/17 -- Trilogy @ 7pm
2/18 -- Scott Shipley @ 7pm
2/19 -- Two Far Gone @ 8pm
2/20 -- CUZ @ 7:30pm
MUSIC at St James:
2/13 -- Bliss Hippy @ 7pm
2/20 -- Brian Muench @ 7p.m.
Outdoor Adventure Center's Tax Return Sale
From February 8th - April 15th the Outdoor Adventure Center will
have GREAT SALE PRICES on selected ARCHERY and HUNTING equipment!
Come and spend your tax return smartly at the Outdoor Adventure
Center where you'll find the best deals in the area on archery and
Outdoor Adventure Center is located at 2290 FLW K Road.
For more information call 573-596-4223.