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April 11, 2014

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Alana Hancock
20075 Star Rd.
Waynesville, MO, 65583
(573) 586-9249

Community Forum

The Chamber will host the annual community forum on April 14th in the library of the Waynesville High School. The panel discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. Speakers for the evening will include a MG Leslie Smith from Fort Leonard Wood, Mayor George Sanders from the City of St. Robert, Mayor Luge Hardman from the City of Waynesville, Dr. Judene Blackburn, Superintendent of the Waynesville R-VI School District, Dorsey Newcomb from the Leonard Wood Institute, and Gene Newkirk, Pulaski County Presiding Commissioner. The community is invited to attend the forum and will have the opportunity to ask questions. Questions must be submitted in person or to the Chamber office by April 11th at 5:00 p.m. This event will be broadcast on Channel 12.

Economic and community development is important to the residents of Pulaski County. This forum will help inform the community with regards to current development issues. For more information contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121.
or email

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 Chamber is also collecting door prizes. Chamber members who donate a door prize will be announced at the event and listed on the event web page.

The Challenge

The newest Chamber Community event, The Challenge, will be May 10th in the Waynesville City Park. Participants will make up teams of two and will race to stations and complete challenges. The first team to successfully complete all challenges and cross the finish line will be the event winner. Registration is now open! All teams that pre-register will receive a t-shirt. Click the links below for the flier and team registration form. The deadline for team pre-registration is by 5:00 p.m. on April 25th.

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

Just Teasin'

1. Deluxe Pedicures in massaging spa chairs.

2. GK Keratin Hair Smoothing System.

3. Self-Tour; Journey the artist takes with a client to explore their identity, personality, key qualities and characteristics that pertain to selection the perfect hair color shade.

4. Men's and Military Cuts.

5. Just Teasin' Salon and Spa located on Historic Route 66 west in Waynesville. Call us at 573-774-3433 or email

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 business is located in Waynesville, and joined the Chamber in 2004. This business has been providing quality and comprehensive private probation services and other quality programming for the past 12 years. Currently, they have five office locations in the following counties: Laclede, Camden, Pulaski, Phelps, and our newest location in Hickory County.

Who is This Member?

Last Week's Answer: Bank of Iberia

9th Grade Center Project Promotes 21st Century Skills

Many rooms in the new WHS Ninth Grade Center have a unique back wall. The walls are huge white boards that fold away to create one classroom where there had been two. In this inaugural year for the center, nine teachers and their students joined together in an interdisciplinary project that parted the walls, both literally and figuratively. Ninth grade language arts, social studies and science teachers joined together to help students make important connections and answer important questions about WHS.

In October, language arts students began reading the novel "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline. The book tells the story of Vivian, a first-generation immigrant who, with other "orphans," travels on a train from the east coast to a new life in the Midwest. Historically, in the early 1900s, several charitable organizations gathered children who'd lost parents and shipped them west. The protagonist faces and overcomes multiple obstacles as she carves out a meaningful life in America.
As reading of the novel progressed, the same students were busy in their geography class, studying the effect of immigration on the culture and development of North America. On an agreed day, the walls between language arts and geography classes parted, and students began work to answer an important question: How does the constant influx of "immigrants" into our community affect Waynesville High School? How, if at all, do we differ from other schools with more static populations? Students proposed a number of predictions, based on the transitional nature of the student population and the influence of many students' military backgrounds. Social studies teachers gathered the predictions, reviewed them, and sent the most promising ones to their colleagues in the science department.
Under the guidance of their physical science teachers, ninth graders then reviewed the predictions and refined them to create valid hypotheses that could be tested. Science teachers forwarded the agreed-upon hypotheses to language arts teachers, who constructed student surveys that would determine whether the hypothetical effects of immigration on WHS were reality.

Finally, students randomly surveyed approximately 10 percent of the current student body. The results validated several hypotheses and refuted one. All results listed below refer to students who answered the surveys.

Hypothesis one: If the students of WHS are of different cultures, then the student body will be accepting of the cultural differences.
The result: Fifty-four percent of ninth graders and sixty-nine percent of upperclassmen said that students at WHS are either pretty much or very accepting of cultural differences.

Hypothesis two: If the student enrollment of WHS continues to regularly transition, then students will find it difficult to establish meaningful and lasting peer relationships.
The result: Eighty-eight percent of ninth graders said that it was somewhat or very difficult to establish those types of relationships. Seventy-one percent of upperclassmen reached the same conclusion.

Hypothesis three: If the enrollment transition of military students at WHS continues, then the extra-curricular activities groups at WHS will experience difficulty in maintaining team cohesiveness.
The result: Sixty-seven percent of ninth graders said that cohesiveness was normal for any school or higher than most. Seventy-nine percent of upperclassmen said the same thing.

Hypothesis four: If the positive relationship between Waynesville, St. Robert, and Fort Leonard Wood continues, then patriotism will be a high priority for the school and community.
The result: Students from all grades agreed nearly unanimously that the relationship between communities is either pretty good or excellent.

Sixty-seven percent of ninth graders said that patriotism was a higher priority at WHS than at other schools. Fifty-eight percent of upperclassmen agreed with that. More than seventy percent of students in all grades agreed that patriotism is a higher priority in our communities than in most places.

Teachers and students in the Ninth Grade Center will continue to "part the walls," as they gain insight into the connections that power 21st century learning.

WHS students to present musical, Little Shop of Horrors

The Waynesville High School Theatre Department and Thespian Troupe 1669, with the help of the music department, will present the theatrical musical, Little Shop of Horrors, on April 10, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and April 13 at 2:30 p.m.
The musical - described as a comedy, horror, rock musical - is about Seymour who works at a run-down florist and dreams of being with Audrey, the shop assistant. One day he discovers a strange plant whose food of choice is human blood.
Ticket prices will be $7 for adults, $6 for staff and students, and $5 for children under 10 years of age. All performances will be in the Waynesville high school theatre.
The book and lyrics are by Howard Ashman; music is by Alan Menken; and the musical is based on the film by Roger Corman.

A+ Tutors Honored

Student leaders and their faculty mentors from more than 20 Missouri high schools gathered in Columbia for statewide meetings at the first-ever Missouri Congress of A+ Tutors.
Charles McNeal, Darnell Rodriguez, Shy Nix, Haley Settle, Andrew Lieb, and Izzy Switzer and their faculty mentors Bonnie Brainard and Jodi Jones represented Waynesville High School at the event.

Student delegates and professional educators represented thousands of Missouri high school students who give over 2,000,000 hours of help each year to struggling peers, encouraging them to stay in school and succeed. A+ tutors become role models for younger students who need them.
The Waynesville representation shared a presentation on the Tiger Joe Coffee Shop at WHS. The students presented a Power Point, and shared details about Tiger Joe as a fully functioning coffee shop inside Waynesville High School that offers a hands-on work environment for students with special needs. They also explained how the A+ Tutors assist students in transitioning to post-secondary employment. Other educators and students that attended the presentation were encouraged to implement such a program in their school.

Thayer Students Create Their Own World Expo

Fouth grade students at Thayer Elementary created their own 2014 World Expo. Students in Simona Moffet's and Shauna Darley's classes not only created the displays, but also created flyers as part of a total marketing campaign, which included commercials, announcements, a newsletter and write-up for the school's Facebook page. The students selected the type of marketing they thought would encourage the most people to attend the expo. Students also created fake money to incorporate economics into their lessons. Dr. Brian Henry, assistant superintendent of instructional services, and Dr. Trish Adkins, tour the World Expo.

Candidates for Graduation

WHS announces candidates for graduation

Waynesville High School's Class of 2014 will graduate at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 23, at Tiger Stadium on the WHS campus, weather permitting. The list of 405 candidates for graduation has been announced and includes the following: [ please see attached list ]

School will be in session for all other students May 27 and 28. The last day of school for the 2013-14 School Year -- May 28 -- will be a half day; however, classes will not be starting late that day, even though it is on a Wednesday. Students will be dismissed early after completing a half day of school.

Waynesville students have art on display at Missouri Capitol

As part of Youth Art Month, three teachers from the Waynesville R-VI School District submitted art work from their students for display in the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. The teachers participating were Sheryl Lamme (Partridge), Danne' Hall (East), and Emily Keener (Freedom). The students were recognized in a ceremony with Mrs. Nixon on March 13, at the capitol.

Drum Line and Winter Guard end season

On Saturday, March 22, the Waynesville High School Indoor Drum Line and Indoor Winter Guard competed at Ozark High School. The drum line placed third in their new top class, Scholastic A. The drum line had been participating in the Scholastic B class but was promoted to Scholastic A later winning first place in the first two Scholastic B competitions this year. The indoor winter guard placed fourth in their class.
The WHS Indoor Drum Line and Winter Guard participated in their final competition of the year on March 29. The Winter Guard finished in 4th place. The Indoor Drum Line finished in 6th place in the Scholastic A class. This March 29 competition was the championship competition for the Mid-Continent Color Guard Association which covers both the winter color guard and indoor drum line. This association serves schools from Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Iowa.

Mayors honor volunteers with AmeriCorps/VISTA

Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman and FLW Garrison Commander Col. William Pfeffer joined more than 1,000 mayors across the country for the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service that highlights the impact of national service in tackling city problems.

"National service is a vital resource for our city," said Hardman. "AmeriCorps members and VISTA volunteers make our cities better places to live. You may not know, but as a mayor, I am a volunteer, too, and I am grateful for the dedication and sacrifice of these citizens, who are helping make our great city stronger, safer, and healthier."

The Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service is a nationwide bipartisan effort to recognize the positive impact of national service in cities, to thank those who serve, and to encourage citizens to give back to their communities. The day is sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the National League of Cities, Cities of Service, and U.S. Conference of Mayors President Scott Smith, Mayor of Mesa, Ariz.

"I am proud to be working with Mayor Hardman, Mayor Sanders, and Col Pfeffer, as we continue to strengthen the Fort Leonard Wood community through national service," said Dr. Kim Hawk, community resource director for the Waynesville R-VI School District. "Mayors are leaders who get things done. They know firsthand the value of national service in tackling city problems. I commend Mayor Hardman, Mayor Sanders, and Col. Pfeffer for working with us to improve lives and strengthen communities through national service."

Waynesville R-VI School District teachers and staff, AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps VISTA members nominated four AmeriCorps members and two VISTA members as National Service Superstars. The winners were: Anneke Kirk, Marquaita Warren, Norma Houston, Lizzy Weeks, Marcy Barlow and Jackie Flynt.

Across the country, mayors are participating in a variety of activities, including visiting national service programs, hosting roundtables at city hall, issuing proclamations, and communicating about national service through social media. By shining the spotlight on the impact of service and thanking those who serve, mayors hope to inspire more residents to get involved in their communities.

"National service shows the best of the American spirit - people turning toward problems instead of away, working together to find community solutions," said Hardman. "Today, as we thank national service members for their commitment, let us all pledge to do our part to strengthen our city through service and volunteering."

The mayors were joined by Linda Thompson, Missouri Community Service Commission executive director, and Dr. Judene Blackburn, Waynesville R-VI School superintendent, in congratulating AmeriCorps VISTA members on a job well done.

Following the recognition ceremony, Hardman, Pfeffer, Thompson and Blackburn participated in packing Snack in a Pack bags for Waynesville R-VI School District students, alongside AmeriCorps and VISTA members. The Snack in a Pack program provides food over weekends to about 270 students and relies heavily on not only the service of AmeriCorps VISTA members, but also the Waynesville AmeriCorps members, local volunteers and community partners. With an average weekly cost of $899, volunteer time, donations, community support, and AmeriCorps and VISTA members make this project possible.

LPN students pinned

Thirty-one members of the Licensed Practical Nursing Program at the Waynesville Career Center received their pins during last week's ceremony held at the St. Robert Community Center. The pinning ceremony marks the half-way point, marking their progression from being freshmen to seniors in the program. Each student was pinned and received a blue-colored rose.

6th Graders Promote Safety

The Safety Committee LEAD members at Waynesville 6th Grade Center, facilitated by teacher Jerry Kimble, have been reaching out to help others throughout the school year.
The students developed and hung posters throughout the building to promote safety issues, such as fire safety awareness, as well as seatbelt and backpack safety. Students from this committee not only provide safety tips, but also collect items for various community causes as well.

"My favorite thing about the safety committee is cutting out Box Tops for Education," says Makayla Ellison, a student at the Sixth Grade Center.

Students have raised more than $300 by collecting and cutting out the General Mills Box Tops for Education, found on their products.

Safety committee members have also collected pop-tops - the aluminum tabs found on a variety of canned drinks. Money raised from this project will go to support the Ronald McDonald House.

The committee members have learned more about how to stay safe, as well as how to keep others safe at school and home. In addition to sharing their safety tips, they have also helped meet the needs of others.

Recycled items become display at Sixth Grade Center

Students from the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center's Recycling LEAD group are constructing a wall display to show just how much of a difference recycling makes.

"I really like how we are helping the environment by recycling so much," says Student Brianna Rodriguez.

The recycling group is using recyclable materials to make the wall display to show graphically how many pounds of recyclable materials have been collected in the school since August.

Each week students from the recycling committee go door-to-door and collect the materials placed in the recycling bins, which are located throughout the building. Recycling is one of the 23 LEAD groups in which each sixth grade student participates.

Bands Entertain During Pageant Showcase

The Pageant of Bands was held April 1 with the middle school Advanced Band, the high school Concert Band, high school Wind Ensemble and 399th Army Band performing.

The Waynesville Middle School Concert Band, under the direction of Todd Walker and Jared Sabatasso, performed Hosts of Freedom March by King/Paynter; Home on the Range by Barnes; and On the Wings of Swallows by Sweeney.
The Waynesville High School Concert Band, directed by Sabatasso, performed High School Cadets March by Sousa/Foster; Poeme by Stalter; and Flight of the Eagles by Del Borgo.

The Waynesville High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Jim Stockmann, performed Variations on a Korean Folk Song by Chance; The Vacant Chair by Hettinga and White Rose March by Sousa. The 399th Army Band, under the direction of WO1 Richard F. Chapman, commander, performed
13 Movement of Carmina Burana, The National Anthem, 3rd Movement of La Fiesta, Manhattan Beach and Hounds of Spring.

Leadership Camps

Adventure Leadership Camps for grades 4-12

A summer filled with activities awaits Waynesville students. In addition to Summer School on June 2-27, Adventure Leadership Camps and I-STEM-21 camps will be available.
Adventure Leadership Camps that will be available include:

Adventure Leadership Camp for Grades 9-12
Adventure Leadership Camp is a hands-on outdoor adventure and leadership development experience that will prepare students for their future.
Students will establish leadership and character skills through such activities as canoeing, camping, high ropes course, team building, geo-caching and community service. Students will be given opportunities to be in leadership positions throughout the camp. Activities are subject to change.
Course credit: High school students are eligible for a 1/2 credit of practical arts.
When: 7:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. June 2-13 with two extended days and one overnight campout
Location: Waynesville High School
Transportation: Bus transportation will be provided; however, no special bus service is provided on extended days or the overnight campout.

Adventure Leadership Camp for Grades 7-8
Adventure Leadership Camp is a hands-on, outdoor adventure and character development experience that will prepare students for their future. Students will establish leadership skills through such activities as canoeing, camping, leadership lessons, high ropes course, community service, team building, and geo-caching. Activities are subject to change.
When: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 16-20 with one overnight campout
Location: Waynesville Middle School
Transportation: Bus transportation will be provided in the mornings; however arrangements will need to be made for evening pick-up.
Fee: Sliding scale activity fee will apply for each camp session based on lunch status. Full price lunch: $50; reduced lunch: $40; and free lunch: $30. Financial assistance is available.

Adventure Leadership Camp for Grades 4-6
Adventure Leadership Camp is a hands-on outdoor adventure and character development experience that will prepare students for their future. Students will establish leadership skills through such activities as obstacle courses, team building, land navigation, rock climbing, outdoor skill building, and character lessons. Activities are subject to change.
When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 7-11 and one evening cookout and parent event at Freedom Elementary.
Transportation: No bus service is provided for Adventure Leadership Camp.
Fee: Sliding scale activity fee will apply for each camp session based on lunch status. Full price lunch: $50; reduced lunch: $40; and free lunch: $30. Financial assistance is available.

More info about all leadership camps
For more info, please call 573-842-2530, or contact

Happy 5th Anniversary Sonic Drive-In


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:

4/11 -- Dixie Union (8pm)
4/16 -- Trilogy (7pm)
4/18 -- Two Far Gone (8pm)
4/19 -- "CUZ" Jazz Duo (8pm)


Upcoming Events at The ARK

Come celebrate Spring this Saturday at the ARK Community and Sports Center's 3rd Annual Kids Karnival "Eggstravaganza" from 10am to 2pm. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 12:00pm. Come early and make your own Easter bag to collect the eggs in. We will have a bouncy house courtesy of the Pulaski Health Department, obstacle course courtesy of the Kiwanis Club, the Waynesville Police and Fire Department will be there, fun photos by Erin Hamilton Photography, face painting, and the rock wall. There will be something for everyone. Free hot dogs while supplies last. This event is free and open to the public.

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.


Citizens Mortgage Company offering 2014 WHS Scholarship

For the second year, Citizens Mortgage Company will be presenting a $500 scholarship to a 2014 WHS graduating senior at the Senior Honors Night in May. This scholarship is being given in honor of the oldest WHS alumni that was in attendance at last fall's homecoming football game.

Citizens Mortgage Company sponsored the football game and paid recognition to the oldest alumni in attendance at the game during halftime activities. Following a search of the fans, it was determined the honor went to Mrs. Nancy (Mayer) Logan, WHS class of 1948. Mrs. Logan had returned to the evening's game to watch her grandson, a Camdenton Laker senior play against the Tigers. Mrs. Logan has strong ties to the school district for many years. Her husband, Bob Logan had been employed by the WR-6 school district in the 80's.

WHS seniors interested in applying for the scholarship must apply directly to the WHS Counselor's office during April. For further information and for application forms and instructions seniors please contact Mrs Hartley or Mr Vernon in the WHS Counselor's Office.


Open House at New Location

The University of Missouri Extension Office is holding an Open House in their new office on Saturday, April 5! The Pulaski County Extension Staff and Council would like to extend an invitation to the public to visit our new location at 403 School Street, Suite 1 (the old Waynesville Middle School building located two blocks behind the Pulaski County Courthouse) between 9:00am - 12:00pm for give-aways and to sign up for our drawing. Be sure to stop by see what the Pulaski County Extension Office has to offer you! We will be having displays of some of our programs and the Master Gardeners have a free composting class being held from 10:00am-12:00pm in the same location. The mission of the University of Missouri Extension is to provide research-based information to engage, change, solve problems, and help citizens make informed decisions. The Pulaski County Extension office includes: Sarah Traub, Human Development & Family Studies Specialist; Joyce Harris, Nutrition Program Associate; and Mischelle Weible, Administrative Assistant. For more information please call our office at (573)774-6177 or email


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.


Pershing Community Center Closed Today

The Pershing Community Center is closed today, April 4th in support of the 4th MEB Ball. This includes PCC Lunch Program, BlackJack Evening Bar Operations, Right Arm Night originally scheduled for April 4th is cancelled.

Morelli Heights Bar & Grill will also be closed, April 4th as staff supports the 4th MEB Ball.

For you for your understand and support.



More than 60 students, community members, faculty and staff have been working for the last two months to prepare for the spring 2014 production of the musical "Grease," which will be performed at Missouri University of Science and Technology in April.

The performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12. A matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13. All performances will take place in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for current Missouri S&T students and those under 18 years of age. Tickets can be purchased at the Leach Theatre Box Office, open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and located in the lobby of Leach Theatre.

The show is a collaboration between Missouri S&T's Miner League Theatre players and the Rolla High School drama program. The production is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacob's 1971 musical of the same name. It is co-directed by Jeanne Stanley, assistant professor of theatre at S&T, and Wendy King, Rolla High School drama teacher. David Cress, lecturer of theatre at S&T, is the musical director and Alicia Smith, a dance instructor at and Flew! Dance studio in Rolla, is the choreographer.

"It has been a delight to direct the show," says Stanley. "We have great professionals working with us and these folks have taught our actors some amazing dancing, singing and acting skills. As fun as the movie was, we have quite a few fun tricks up our sleeve that are sure to delight the audience."

Tickets 573-341-4219 - $12 Adults ; $10 Youth


Coaches needed for Youth Sports

Baseball, Softball and T-ball

Fort Leonard Wood Youth Sports and Fitness Department is looking for highly motivated individuals to apply (could take more than a month to complete) to become youth sport coaches for our Baseball, Softball and T-ball programs. Registration will start March 31, 2014.

If Interested please stop by to pick up a coaches packet from Youth Sports located inside the Pippin Youth Center.

Please Contact us at 573-596-0209 or email


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.


12th Annual Spring Fling

The Travelers Square Dance Club supports the 12th Annual Spring Fling with caller David McKinnon on April 12th at the St. Robert Community Center. The afternoon fun is from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.; the dinner break is 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.; and the evening fun is from 7.00 to 9.30 p.m. All you can eat dinner and desserts. $7 per person; students 18 years and under are $3.50 each. For more information call 573-759-6874.


Pulaski County Libraries Open House

To celebrate National Library Week April 13th through the 19th, the Pulaski County Libraries will have open houses. The Waynesville Library will hold an open house on April 15th from 2 - 5 p.m.; Richland and Crocker Libraries will hold open houses on April 15th from 2 - 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served and a drawing for door prizes will be held.


Beauty Expo

A Beauty Expo will be held on April 14th from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. at the St. Robert Community Center. The host for the event is LaShonda Gilmore, guest speaker is Bonita Quinn, author of No More Bondage, discussing moving forward in Business. Free Admission, samples, and giveaways. Area Salons, Barbers, Distributers and Wellness under one roof! A percentage of the proceeds will go to Manna Fest Destiny Ministries.


Military Appreciation Month

Celebrate Military Appreciation Month with Navy Federal Credit Union. Check out exclusive military appreciation offers, including the $50 Referral Bonus. Ask a rep about this and other exclusive offers on auto loans, credit cards, checking, and certificates. Hurry on this limited-time offers at 310 St. Robert Blvd., Ste 9 or


Broadway By Jeri

Thursday, April 17,2014 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $35 Adult / $25 Youth

Best known for her portrayal of Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical Cats, Broadway veteran Jeri Sager wows audiences with her amazing vocal range and abundant energy as she performs an array of hit songs in her one-woman show, Broadway by Jeri. Sager also received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Fantine in Les Miserables and Eva Peron in Evita. In addition to her Broadway roles, Sager has worked in other theatrical productions such as City of Angels, Brigadoon, West Side Story, Pippin, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Pump Boys and Dinettes. Broadway by Jeri promises to be a purrrr-fect evening!


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 11th: USO 8th Anniversary Party 11am - 1pm
April 16th: WTU Luncheon, 11:30am - UTC
April 17th: WTU Grab & Go Breakfast, 7:30am - UTC
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


9th Annual Fort Leonard Wood Military Appreciation Day

The Mid Missouri Credit Union is gearing up for the 9th Annual Military Appreciation Night at the Springfield Cardinals Saturday, 14 June, 2014. Game time is 6:10 pm. We are currently working to secure the Joint Service Color Guard to present the Nations Colors. The Springfield Army Recruiters will be in attendance where 100 young men and women will take the Oath of Enlistment. We are currently working on a pre-game celebration honoring the men and women who are or have served our Country. Last year we were able to put over 2,000 service members and their families in a seat at no cost to them. We are currently seeking co-sponsors for this event. Not only will your generous donation provide an evening of fun for Service Members and their families, if you donate $500 or more, your business or organization logo will be placed on all marketing materials. I would be excited if you could join us in sponsoring this great event.

In 2013:
-We gave out over 2,000 free tickets which included free hot dogs.
-We sponsored the end of the game fireworks show which was amazing.
-We purchased Cardinal gear that we threw out to the crowd.
-We created memories that will last a lifetime.

None of this would have been possible without your support. Our fundraising goal for 2014 is $19,000.00.

Any support you can give to this great event would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to hearing from you. (573)329-3151 x8810


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


BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Gardening Classes

Saturday April 12, 2014:

FREE presentation on Container Gardening, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., at Pulaski Extension Center, 403 School Street in Waynesville.

The Pulaski County Master Gardeners invite you to a free hands-on presentation about growing edibles in containers. The class is being presented by advanced Master Gardener Carrie Williamson.

For more information, email the Master Gardeners at, call 573-774-6177, or go to

Upcoming Class Schedule:
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to ~ Noon (or as listed below):

April 19 Propagation Clinic (9 a.m. to noon, $15 - there will be plant starts to take home)
April 26 Wormshop ($40 for class & a COMPLETE, take home worm composting bin or take the class only for $5)
May 3 Being Water-Wise in the Garden (FREE - we will be building rain barrels for the demonstration garden)

Thursday, May 1, 6 to 7 a.m: - Managing Wildlife in the Garden (FREE - Presented by Jim Braithwait, Missouri Dept. of Conservation)

All classes are at the Extension Center, 403 School Street, in Waynesville. We love that most of the classes are free! The fees from two classes will be used to help us continue to build the demonstration garden on the southeast corner of the building.


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


Tour for Life 2014

The Waynesville Dog Shelter & North Shore Animal League America presents the world's largest cooperative life-saving adoption event. Save a life and adopt a new best Friend.

Come out to Wal-Mart in St. Robert on April 12th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information visit


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.


"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 12, 2014
8:00 a.m. 3rd Annual Race for the Ribbons
10:00a.m. 3rd Annual Kids Karnival Eggstravaganza
1:00 p.m. Easter Egg at the Saint Robert Golf Course
3:00p.m. 12th Annual Spring Fling
April 14, 2014
9:00 a.m. Beauty Expo
6:30 a.m. Community Forum
April 15, 2014
2:00 p.m. Pulaski County Libraries Open House
April 17, 2014
7:30 p.m. Broadway By Jeri
April 18, 2014
Chamber Office Closed
April 19, 2014
9:00 a.m. 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by American Legion Riders Chapter 331

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