Senator Blunt Responds To Secretary Hagel's Military Budget
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement in
response to U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Chuck Hagel's
announcement that he plans to drastically reduce the size of the
U.S. Army to pre-WWII levels and eliminate attack aviation assets
in the Army National Guard. Blunt serves as a member of both the
U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services and the Appropriations Subcommittee
"Missouri serves a vital role in the defense of our country.
Our state is the home to hundreds of thousands of active duty servicemen
and women, civilian defense employees, military families, and private
sector contractors. I have concerns about Secretary Hagel's announcement
today and its potential to harm America's military readiness. We
must ensure that our men and women in uniform have the resources
they need to protect the country, and we should not slash defense
funding in a way that jeopardizes our national security."
Route 66 St. Patty's Fest
Come out to Downtown Waynesville on March 15th from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for games and prizes fit for the whole family.
There will be a variety of vendors from all around, tons of activities
for the kids, a karaoke contest, live music, kids inflatables, and
Want to be a vendor at this event? Applications are
available at Seda's Gift Shoppe; call 573-774-6910.
Family Game Night
The Fort Leonard Wood USO is set to host Family Game Night from
5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in Building 805. Typically held the fourth Friday
of the month, Family Game Night sessions are designed to give military
parents and children a chance to spend quality time together with
an evening of board games and a meal. Family Game Nights are free
and open to service members and their families. Future sessions
are scheduled March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, Aug.
22, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 21 and Dec. 13. For more information
call 573.329.2039 or email email@example.com.
Editor's note: The USO puts safety first and follows Fort Leonard
Wood Snow and Ice Removal (SNAIR) weather and road condition updates
for Family Game Nights. Game nights will not be held if the weather
is bad. In the case of inclement weather, call the SNAIR hotline
at 573.563.4141; visit SNAIR weather alerts from the Fort Leonard
Wood website at www.wood.army.mil,
or the Fort Leonard Wood Facebook
Friday Night = Men's Night
Everybody loves Friday and Z Bar & Grill gives
you more reasons to love Friday night!!
Starting February 28, 2014, friday night = men's night, featuring:
draft beer, whiskey and wings specials. Choose from our famous:
Wasabi Orange Marmalade, Bourbon, Asian, Honey Mustard, Hot Barbecue,
or Classic Hot flavors.
Draft, Whiskey & Wings all night long!!!
It may be cold outside but Z Bar & Grill is smoking inside!!
We look forward to seeing you and remember.....
Volunteer Training Dates
We have set up the following dates for our Volunteer Training.
Please contact Kelly or Christina at 573-329-2039 during our normal
operational hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Thursday, March 13th at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 10th at 5:30 p.m.
We have an exciting Volunteer opportunity! The mobile unit comes
to the area frequently to serve out Troops in the area and they
would love to incorporate some of our Volunteers to go out and serve
with them! The days and times vary.
Date: March 14, 2014
Location: Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Please contact Lisa (USO of Missouri's Director of Mobile Operations)
if you interested in volunteering for this event or for more information!
The ARK Community and Sports Center Events
It's March Madness at Kid's Night Out. No Parents
Allowed! March 7, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. Take some time for yourself
while the kids enjoy some food and fun. This month we are limiting
this event to only 50 kids. All reservations must be paid in advance.
Ages 4 to 12 are welcome.
Life's Stretch Women's Bible Study meets every Tuesday
at 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. at the ARK Community and Sports Center.
This bible study is not church specific. Women from all over the
community are welcome to come and share in the Word of God. Child
care is available for $2.00 an hour. Bring your Bible and a notebook.
Everyone is welcome.
..New Moves and New Music
March 29, 2014
more details to come.
Come out and Celebrate Spring at the ARK Community
and Sports Center at our 3rd Annual Kids Karnival "Eggstravaganza"
on April 12th at the ARK Community and Sports Center from 10 a.m.-2
p.m.. This event will be free and open to the public.
Please call 573-337-9128 for more information.
Performances at Leach Theatre
Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35 Adult; $25 Youth; $10 S&T Students
The Fantasticks is the longest-running production of any kind in
the world, and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking
poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity
that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable
of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.
Through the creative genius of director Carl Beck and costume designer
Georgiann Regan comes a steampunk-inspired adaptation of this classic
musical which promises to provide an unparalleled experience, whether
you are revisiting this show or seeing it for the first time. Its
moving tale of young lovers, who become disillusioned, only to discover
a more mature, meaningful love, is punctuated by a bountiful series
of catchy, memorable songs, many of which have become standards.
Increased Hours Of Operation at DFC & Specker Gym
Effective Monday, March 3 the hours of operation at Davidson Fitness
Center and Specker Gym will increase. The hours will be as follows:
Monday - Friday 5:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Sat, Sun & Holidays 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
The hour change does not affect the Indoor Pool, those will remain
For any questions concerning the hours or Fitness Center programs
and policies, please call the MWR Sports Office at 573-596-4359.
The increased hours at the Fitness Centers are being supported
by Fort Leonard Wood Recycle Dollars and are contingent on the availability
of those dollars in the future.
Faith Lutheran to Hear Cross Words
Members and visitors at Faith Lutheran Church are about to hear
some CrossWords from the pulpit. "CrossWords" is the theme
being used for seven different sermons that will be preached during
the Lenten season, each one focusing on one of the times Jesus spoke
while He was hanging on the cross.
Lent is traditionally a time of repentance and somber reflection,
with some Christians even giving up certain foods or practices during
the 40 days. Lutherans are among the group of Christians who observe
the season, which begins on Ash Wednesday and runs through Good
Friday of Holy Week.
The tone of the CrossWords sermons will be in keeping with the
serious nature of the passion and suffering Jesus endured, as reported
in the four Gospels. Hymns that reinforce the theme will also be
sung during the Wednesday evening services.
Rev. Richard Anderegg, the pastor at Faith Lutheran, will begin
the sermon series on Ash Wednesday, March 5. On March 12 Rev. David
Kettner, from Salem, Missouri, will preach at Faith followed by
the Lutheran pastors from Cuba, Missouri (Rev. Joe Ed Pederson)
and Freedom/Drake, Missouri (Rev. Paul Landgraf). The series will
come to a culmination on Good Friday with a sermon preached on Jesus's
last words from the cross, "Father, into your hands I commit
my spirit" (Luke 23:46).
Visitors are invited to join the congregation for the services
on Wednesdays as well as a meal, which is served at 6:00 p.m. The
service begins at 7:00 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri
Synod and is located at 981 Highway Z, 1 mile east of the McDonald's
in St. Robert.
Public House Brewing Company
Two All-New Beers On Tap!
Whoopsie Pale Ale -- We have been working on tweaking the Tire Swing
IPA recipe for several months. After an extensive search we found
a great combination of new hops to use in our IPA. Not every brew
day goes as planned, however, and happy mistake s are made. With
a miscalculation of hop amounts and addition times we ended up with
something unexpected. So with a good eraser and quick wit - Presto!
A new beer is born. This beer falls somewhere between and APA and
IPA. Aroma hits you with lots of orange and a little pineapple.
The finish is dry and moderate to moderate high bitterness. It's
already a huge hit! Get a pint today.
Witbier -- This Belgian-style Witbier is light and spicy, with notes
of coriander and orange peel.
Firkin Tuesday! -- March 11th at 5:30 p.m.-- The firkin beer for
March is Chocolate Stout. Using our Revelation recipe as the base,
we add cocoa nibs post-fermentation to create a decadent chocolate
aroma. Come on chocaholics....getcha some.
Baby Bauer Bistro! -- If you noticed the beautiful red cedar bistro
table near the restrooms, it's there for a good cause. Public House
partnered with Niangua River Rustic Furniture to offer that table
and chairs (a $1,200 value, manufactured by hand in the Ozarks)
in a raffle drawing. The proceeds will go to the medical care of
Bauer White, the child of Brandon and Lauren White. We are calling
it the Baby Bauer Bistro! Bauer was born with a defective heart,
undergoing open heart surgery at 3 months. He also has many other
significant medical challenges. Be sure to check out the Baby Bauer
Bistro and for about the price of a draft, you can enter the raffle
to win! Tickets are $5 or 6 tickets for $25. Get yours now. The
drawing is on March 21st.
Upcoming Live Music:
2/28 -- Little Piney Hellbenders (8 p.m.)
3/1 -- Bliss Hippy (8 p.m.)
3/7 -- Greg Story (8 p.m.)
3/8 -- Don Hayes (8 p.m.)
3/14 -- Brian Jones (5:30 p.m.)
Dixie Union (8 p.m.)
3/15 -- The Kevin Renick Band (8 p.m.)
Sign up now for the Shamrock Shuffle
Registration for the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare
and Recreation's Shamrock Shuffle is currently open. The event kicks
off at 9 a.m. March 15 from the Davidson Fitness Center. For more
information on this and other running/walking events this season,
call 573-596-4359 or visit fortleonardwoodmwr.com.
Advance Movie Screening
A sneak preview of the movie "300: Rise of an Empire"
is scheduled for 3 p.m. March 1 in Abrams Theater. The film is set
to release in theaters nationwide March 7. The movie has an R rating
and people under 17 years may only be admitted if accompanied by
a parent or guardian. It is recommended that ticket holders arrive
before 2:30 p.m. on the day of the movie showing. Those without
tickets will be admitted on a first-come, first served basis 30
minutes prior to show time.
Heart 2 Heart Zumba Fundraiser
Come out March 8th to The Centre, 1200 Holloway St. in Rolla from
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for a "FUN"raiser to support the Heart-2-Heart
fund of the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation supporting cardiac
care for patients at PCRMC. The fee is $10 and all ages are welcome.
For more information contact The Centre at 573-341-2386.
Great Scholarship Opportunity
The scholarships are available for all standard members of the
MPRA. A standard member are those with a background in law enforcement
regardless of their military branch of service, active or reserve
component, retirees, and their families.
If you are not currently a member you can complete this process
through our website at www.mpraonline.org
(eStore) or by calling 573-329-5317.
Again, please distribute this information to the lowest level to
maximize exposure for this tremendous opportunity.
University Of Missouri Extension Pulaski County Master Gardeners
To Hold Sheet Composting Class
University of Missouri Extension Pulaski County Master Gardeners
will hold a sheet composting class Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Pulaski
County Extension Center, 403 School Street, Suite 1 from 10:00 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m. The class is FREE and open to the public.
The class is part of the Pulaski Master Gardeners BYOC (Bring Your
Own Chair) in the Garden spring class series, taking place at the
Pulaski County Extension Center. In this class, participants will
learn about sheet composting, a cost-effective, sustainable, no-till
method for building garden beds using local resources.
The class will be taught by Pulaski County Advanced Master Gardener
Carrie Williamson, president of Pulaski County Master Gardeners.
"The sheet composting method is an economical and effective
way to get started with gardening, even with the poor soils we have
in central Missouri," said Carrie Williamson. "Beginning
and experienced gardeners alike will learn something interesting
in this class and in the other presentations in this year's spring
Registration is requested to ensure enough printed materials are
prepared. To register, please contact University of Missouri's Pulaski
County Extension Center 573-774-6177 by Thursday, February 27, 2014.
For more information, contact Pulaski County Master Gardeners at
or see the Pulaski County Master Gardeners' website: www.pulaskimomastergardeners.org.
Attention Disabled Veterans
Job opening for Veteran Representative Position at Fort Leonard
Wood. Must have a VA disability rating. Call the Rolla Career Center
at 573-364-7030 or 1-800-638-1401. Ask for Wayne, Don or Jennifer.