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February 12, 2016

Precious Jewels Christian Childcare Center, LLC
Edward and Sylvester Bruington
704 Historic Rt. 66 Ste. 107 & 108
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-6902
preciousjccc@embarqmail.com

Reverse Raffle - Win up to $1000!

The Waynesville- St. Robert Chamber of Commerce is ready to host their first Reverse Raffle!

You could WIN up to $1000.00!! You have 7 chances to win money! This is a great way to get friends, family and/or co-workers together to purchase tickets to win money! Tickets can be purchased individually or by a group. It could also be used as a way to win money to give to a local charity or non-profit. The winners will be drawn at the Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction. Tickets are $50 each; no more than 175 tickets will be sold. Tickets are on sale now at the Chamber office, by Ambassadors and Board Members, and at all events and luncheons.

How the Reverse Raffle works:
50th ticket drawn wins $ 100
75th ticket drawn wins $ 100
100th ticket drawn wins $ 100
125th ticket drawn wins $ 100
150th ticket drawn wins $ 100
174th ticket drawn wins $ 500
175th ticket drawn wins $1,000

Don't miss this chance to win big money! You do not have to be present to win!

All proceeds go to the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce to fund our Community Programs and Events. For more information about these programs and events contact the Chamber at 573-336-5121.

Tonight is the Community Leadership Awards Banquet

The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its annual Community Leadership Awards Banquet. This memorable event will be held on Friday, February 12, 2016 at the St. Robert Community Center with social hour beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. This event is held to commemorate the hard work and dedication to community exhibited by our area leaders, non-profit organizations and civic groups, as well as announces the Citizen of the Year.

This year two outstanding volunteers have been nominated for Citizen of the Year. The nominees for the 2015 Citizen of the Year are Paul King and Steve Lynch. This award is intended to recognize individuals not for a particular year of service, but rather to recognize a person who has performed outstanding and dedicated service to the community and/or towards helping others over time in the Waynesville-St. Robert area.

You must have a ticket to attend this event. Tickets will not be available at the door. For more information about the Citizen of the Year and the Community Leadership Awards Banquet please contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or e-mail chamber@wsrchamber.com.

Newcomer Advertising Tri-fold

Are you looking for an efficient and cost effective way to get your information out to new people moving into the area? In 2015 the Chamber handed out over 1000 bags to incoming permanent party service members and their families and 87 bags to people coming into our office as well as the Tourism Bureau. Consider the cost your business or organization currently has with providing promotional materials and informational flyers that go into the bags. This may be a stress free way to get your information out to those new to the community.

Ad space would include business logo and a QR code linked to your business website, Facebook page, or webpage of your choice along with any other additional information you deem important. The tri-fold would be handed out separate from the bags with an explanation of what it is and how to use it.

Ad example below.

Advertise on the inside for $250 a year (12 available spots); on the back for $300 a year (3 available spots). This is optional and is first come, first serve. For an additional $50 the Chamber staff would design your ad. Ads are full color and the ad size is 3.25 inches wide, 2.5 inches tall and the ad will run on the tri-fold for one calendar year. Ads purchased will have priority for renewal for the following year. Contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or info@wsrchamber.com for more information and/or purchase a spot for your ad. Deadline to purchase an ad for this year is February 17th.

What Will Be in Your Basket for the Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction?

This year the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce's Annual Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction to be held on Saturday, April 2nd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Robert Community Center. Have you thought about what you'll be putting in your basket? Give them a "Taste" of your Business! All items submitted are greatly appreciated and help to make this event the largest and primary fundraiser the Chamber holds throughout the year. Theme is Super Heroes!

Don't hesitate to contact the Chamber and let us know if your business would like to donate a basket, gift certificate or silent auction item, call (573) 336-5121 or e-mail chamberdirector@wsrchamber.com.

True Colors® Seminar

Do you want to build teamwork, improve communication and enhance customer relations within your business? Would you like a better understanding about yourself and those you work with?

The True Colors® methodology has helped millions of people find personal success and dramatically improve their interpersonal relationships in these areas and beyond.

Save the date and plan to attend the True Colors Seminar on April 15th at the Hampton Inn from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost is $50 per person and includes materials. Food will be provided. Click here for flyer.

Take a Look at what your Chamber did is 2015

Click here for tri-fold.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cutting for Pulaski County COAD - March 8th at 10:15 a.m. at 601 Historic Rt. 66 W., building behind Waynesville City Hall.

Ribbon Cutting for The Dairy Deli - April 4th at Noon at 690 Missouri Ave., Ste. 14 in St. Robert

2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

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

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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 was joined the Chamber in 1998. This business likes to light up the dark and this is something they don't take lightly.

Who is This Member?

Last Week's Answer: Greater Faith Victory Church

Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, FLW Newsletter

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Volunteers needed for area SOMO Games

Volunteers are needed for Special Olympics Missouri State
Indoor Games scheduled March 18 to 20 in the Fort Leonard Wood area.

This will be the second year for Special Olympics Missouri to hold the competition here.

According to Trish Lutz, senior director of programs, volunteers play an important role in the success of the event, which is expected to bring in more than 2,000 athletes, coaches, Family and friends.

A games management team is being formed to plan and organize the event. At least 650 volunteers will be needed for the actual running of the competition.

There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available including fundraising, meal planning, special event planning, setup, score keeping, handing out awards and more.

Fort Leonard Wood venues include Daugherty Bowling Center, Davidson Fitness Center, Nutter Field House, Shay Gym, Cunningham Gym and Swift Gym. Events off post will be at
Waynesville High School, Waynesville Sixth Grade Center and Waynesville Middle School.

Rhonda Hutsell, Army Volunteer Corps coordinator, said there are numerous opportunities for volunteers to take part both on and off the installation.

“This is a very positive opportunity to showcase Fort Leonard Wood and how proud Fort Leonard Wood is to be part of SOMO. We want to make it the best it can be,” Hutsell said.

Lutz said it’s an honor to bring two of the organization’s largest sports — bowling and basketball — back to the installation.

“Our athletes had so much fun last year showing off their skills in front of the Waynesville student volunteers and the troops that they’re more than ready to get back there in 2016. The support we receive for the state indoor games is hard to match anywhere else in the state,” Lutz said.

The basketball and bowling featured in the games were new additions to the SOMO competition schedule last year. The competition will include traditional games, Unified Sports® (bringing together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities — people of similar age and athletic ability), team skills and individual skills.

For more information on volunteering, contact Austin Rippeto at rippeto@somo.org or call 573-635-1660. To volunteer for off-post events, go to www.somo.org to register. Since installation volunteer hours are tracked, those wishing to volunteer on Fort Leonard Wood should contact Hutsell at 573-596-0131, ext. 60212 or rhonda.l.hutsell.civ@mail.mil.

Snack in a Pack fundraiser at Panera

Snack in a Pack will host a fundraiser from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at Panera Bread in St. Robert. A portion of the proceeds from every purchase with a flyer will go to Snack in a Pack to help feed Waynesville R-VI students who might otherwise go hungry over the weekends and holidays. The flyer is required and available by going to the website and clicking on the link that states, "Click here for Panera Bread Fundraising Flyer."

Shultz completes Board member certification training

Paul Shultz, a member of the Waynesville R-VI Board of Education, participated in Essential Board Member Certification training sponsored by the Missouri School Boards' Association (MSBA). The 16 hours of training combined online independent study with onsite interactive sessions and was held in Columbia on Jan. 22.

This new board member certification training places a strong emphasis on improving student achievement by providing guidance to board members on appropriate ways to evaluate and influence student performance in their local districts. Other topics addressed effective board operations including information on the role of the school board in providing oversight of a school district, an overview of legal issues, techniques for establishing school district policy, fundamentals of school finance and the important role the school board plays in establishing school district goals.

The training curriculum was developed by MSBA in collaboration with local school board members and is updated annually.
Participation in the Essential Board Member training fulfills Missouri's requirement for 16 hours of certification training for all newly elected or appointed school board members. The workshops are part of MSBA's Certified Board Member Program and are designed to equip local school board members with the skills and knowledge necessary to function as effective education leaders in their communities. The training is provided at no charge to board members.

MSBA is a private, not-for-profit organization that exits to help school boards succeed.

 

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 personal property.

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 condition.

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.

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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.

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USO Update

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.

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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 pound.

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 cunninghamtc@missouri.edu.

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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 deposit.

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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 reproductive performance.

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 cunninghamtc@missouri.edu.

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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) NF-01
Laborer (Golf Course/Field Maintenance) Recreation Assistant (Golf Course)
Lead Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard) NF-02 Small Engine Mechanic (Rec-Plex)
Recreation Aids
Regular Vacancies

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 reinstatement list.

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.

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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

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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 h4hpulaskicounty@gmail.com for more information.

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Public House Brewing Company

"Valentine's Dinner Special" - Fri. & Sat. February 12-13th

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. Louis!

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
OG: 1.070
FG: 1.005
ABV: 8.6%
SRM: 12
IBU: 68
Malt: Pale Ale, Pilsen, Bonlander, Caramel, Chocolate
Hops: Mosaic

It's always tasty and it runs out fast. Be there on the dot, they go quickly.

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 our waistlines

"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 last!

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.

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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 hunting equipment!

Outdoor Adventure Center is located at 2290 FLW K Road.
For more information call 573-596-4223.

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Member Events

Valentine Pizza Special

February 10-12, Old Towne is offering a Valentine Pizza Special for $30. This offering is quite a savings because it includes your choice of any large (16") wood fire pizza, 2 drinks (including wine or beer offerings), 1/4 pound of fudge, and a red rose. Visit Old Towne Eatery for a relaxed environment and lots of special sale prices too! Reservations are required at 573-762-2227.

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Fermented Colors

Think you can't paint? Think again! Bring your sweetheart, a friend, or come alone for a relaxing night of art, socializing, and themed beverages. February 12, 6-9pm at the Pershing Community Center. Cost is $50 per person includes, supplies, art instructor, two themed drinks, and a 16x20 painting that YOU CREATED to bring home. Register at the Arts and Crafts Frame Shop, inside the PX Mini Mall before February 11, 4pm. Open to the public, age 18 & older. No refunds. For more information call 573 596-0242.

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Sweetheart of a Deal

Indulge in a romantic dinner with that special someone at the Pershing Community Center! Pershing Community Center is hosting a "Sweetheart of a Deal!" Valentine's Day dinner February 13th 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Cost is $40 per person / $75 per couple and includes a rose, appetizer, soup & salad, dinner.

Starter: Sea Scallops sautéed to perfection on a bed of cauliflower puree with bacon lardons and chanterelle mushrooms.

First Course: Louisiana Gumbo served with rolls and butter.
Salad: Candied walnuts, poached pears, and gorgonzola cheese on a bed of fresh baby mixed greens finished with an aged white balsamic vinaigrette.

Dinner Choice of One: GRILLED STRIPLOIN topped with fire roasted pearl onion and mushrooms drizzled with a rich béarnaise served on clouds of pomme puree and sautéed fresh vegetable medley tossed in a herb pesto. ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST served with herbed infused rice pilaf and sautéed fresh vegetable medley tossed in an herb pesto topped with a delectable chardonnay cream sauce.

Dessert: Mango infused Cheesecake, finished with a raspberry lime cream sauce. Served with dark chocolate dipped strawberries!

Wine menu & full bar available. Bring your camera for our staff to capture your special moment! Pershing Community Center is located in Bldg. 4109 Piney Hills Drive. Reservations can be made up until 8:00 pm day of event (if openings available) by calling 573-329-2455 or online at www.fortleonardwoodmwr.com.

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Fitness Frenzy

Family & MWR invites you to join us for "Fitness Frenzy" Valentine's Day weekend; hosted by Davidson Fitness Center. Our instructors will take you through a workout that will keep you moving the entire hour. You are sure to leave refreshed and ready to enjoy your weekend. Wear Red workout attire in honor of Valentine's Day. While you are in a Frenzy, your children can join in on the fun and move to the music with Zumba Kids! Open to ages 5-12yrs old. Light refreshments will be provided. FREE and open to the public. Davidson Fitness Center is located at 1300 South Dakota Ave.
For more information call 573-596-4359.

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Sweetheart Bowl

Take that special someone to "Lover's Lane" at Daugherty Bowling Center February 14; 5:00 pm -10:00 pm. Couples can bowl 2 games while enjoying a large one topping pizza and two medium drinks for only $25 (shoe rental included). Daugherty Bowling Center is located at 1609 South Dakota Ave.
For more information call 573-596-1498/329-2477.

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Waynesville St. Robert Senior Center and Nutrition Program Fundraiser

On February 15th come out to Colton's Steak House from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to support our Local Waynesville St. Robert Senior Center and Nutrition Program. Bring family, friends, and coworkers. Your support is needed and appreciated.

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Real Estate Investing Made Easy Seminar

Considering Rental Property? Here's your chance to get the inside scoop.

Get tips from the experts and learn investment strategies from A to Z. This no-nonsense approach seminar is February 18th at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn in St. Robert. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

This is a free seminar, reserve your seat today. RSVP to matt@inv-rel.com or call 573-308-7006.

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Sportsman Show

The City of St. Robert is hosting their Annual Sportsman Show on February 19th & 20th at the St. Robert Community Center.

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Military Saves Week

Military Saves Week is upon us! During the week of February 22-27, the nonprofit organization America Saves promotes Military Saves Week to encourage military families to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. Armed Forces Bank has partnered with Army Community Services (ACS) to help support this DoD initiative and encourage our service members, and their families, to either start a savings plan or to continue with one they've already established. Armed Forces Bank is even offering incredible incentives to those individuals who take the Savers Pledge and open a savings account with us during Military Saves Week, including minor accounts. Come visit us at the main bank located outside the commissary, or at our branch in the back of the PX, and let our Personal Bankers tell you all about it! You can also stop by any of the following table events on Ft. Leonard Wood during Military Saves Week to take your Savers Pledge and get some freebies and great information!

Saturday 2/20: Pizza Hut from 12:00 - 4:00pm
Sunday 2/21: USO from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 2/22: Mini Mall from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 2/23: Library from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 2/24: PX from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 2/25: Bowling Alley from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 2/26: Commissary from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Look Good Feel Better Program

The American Cancer Society is looking for outstanding beauty professionals to facilitate the Look Good Feel Better program!
As a Look Good Feel Better facilitator, you will teach practical, hands-on tips at local group workshops to help women facing cancer cope with the appearance-related side effects of treatment. Please join us at our next training! Registration required.

February 29, 2016 - 10:00am-3:00pm (Lunch provided)
American Cancer Society; 2926 E. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65804

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Romeo and Juliet at Leach Theatre

Aquila Theatre Company in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Monday, February 29th at 7:30 p.m. Adult are $40 /Youth $30.

Recognized worldwide as one of theatre's most iconic couples, Romeo and Juliet are the very archetype of tragic young lovers. Set against a backdrop of warring households, a young Romeo sneaks into a masked ball where he first beholds Juliet and is thunderstruck by Cupid's arrow. Read More.

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Bold In the Cold Plunge

Family & MWR invites you to take the "Bold in the Cold" plunge on February 6th at TA250 in support of the Fort Leonard Wood Better Opportunity for Single Service Members (BOSS) program.

Cost: advance - $5 per person, $20 per team (up to 5 members)
$5 more on day of event.

Prizes will be awarded for best team theme, best couples theme, best individual costume, youngest plunger, the old salt award, and individual with the most overall moxy.

Event is open to the public and begins at 11:00 am. Parent / guardian must provide a written consent for youth 17 and younger on day of event. Dress appropriately.

Register in advance online at www.fortleonardwoodmwr.com until Friday February 5, 3pm!

100% of the proceeds goes to the Fort Leonard Wood BOSS program. For more information call 573-596-6913.

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FWCSC Treasure Island Basket Auction

The Fort Wood Community Spouses' Club presents their Annual Basket Auction with a Treasure Island theme.

The event will be held on Friday, March 4th at Pershing Community Center. Doors open at 6 p.m., live auction begins at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance for $10 or at the door for $15. Cocktail hour is from 6 - 7 p.m. Ticket includes appetizers and one signature drink. Cash bar will be available and coffee, tea, and water will be provided.

Proceeds benefit Scholarship and Community Outreach Programs. For additional information, please contact basketauctionfwcsc@gmail.com.

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Health and Wellness Expo

Phelps County Regional Medical Center and Missouri S&T invite you to the Health and Wellness Expo on April 9th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Missouri S&T Student Recreation Centre, located at 705 W. 10th St., in Rolla.

The Expo is a great opportunity to display our community's family-centric resources and services. The event includes health screenings and wellness information by local healthcare providers and businesses. A variety of health and wellness products will be showcased as businesses are encouraged to display, sell, and demonstrate their products and services at their booths.

The Expo will also include the MoCHIP - Missouri Child Identification Protection Program for kids 0-21 years of age, sponsored by the Rolla MO Masonic Lodge #213. The MoCHIP program is provided free of charge.

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"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
February 12, 2016
Community Leadership Awards Banquet
March 8, 2016
Ribbon Cutting for Pulaski County COAD
April 2, 2016
Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction
April 4, 2016
Ribbon Cutting for The Dairy Deli
April 15, 2016
True Colors® Seminar

*For more details see Chamber Announcements on the left.

Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B
St. Robert, MO 65584
573-336-5121
fax: 573-336-5472
chamber@wsrchamber.com
www.waynesville-strobertchamber.com