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August 29, 2014

SALT: Supporting All Lives Together of Pulaski County
Jackie Flynt
P.O. Box 4436
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-0478

Juice Plus
Elizabeth Wright
1006 Laurel Dr.
Rolla, MO 65401
(573) 202-8383

Ronald Ferguson
137 Aero Camino, Ste B.
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 961-9182
(805) 961-9173

Ribbon Cutting for B&B Theatre's new location - August 29th at 5:45 at 1200 GW Lane in Waynesville.

News on SPEA Response/Call to Action

We have finally tallied all the responses to the SPEA that used SOP's website to send e-mailed letters or sign our petition, all of which went to the Army Environmental Command (AEC).

The great news is that our region sent at least 4,134 unique comments to the AEC!! This includes 2,255 e-mailed letters and 1,879 petitions signers. The response this year is roughly twice the comments received by the Army from the region last year in the 2013 PEA comment period.

During the past two days, we worked with the AEC to eliminate duplicate comments, and the AEC has agreed with our count of 4,134 unique comments. This does not include those who contacted the AEC directly.

I want to thank you and all the organizations and groups you worked with and contacted during the past several weeks to achieve this amazing response.

In order to make sure citizens in the 4 county area know what they have achieved, we will send a press release this afternoon that will announce the numbers. We will also post the information on our website-and will use social media (Facebook and Twitter)-to gain a wide distribution of the information. Read the press release here.

Over the next week we will work with our AEC contact to get a final count that includes all the submissions from the FLW region.

Again, thanks for all you did to get the word out about the need to comment. I think it is a very good showing for our region.

Attention Pulaski County Companies and Organizations

The Waynesville/St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee is in the process of updating the Pulaski County demographics information paper. We would like your assistance in helping us to update a table that we have in the paper called Highly Skilled Employment. In the table we list companies and organizations operating in Pulaski County and the approximate number of highly skilled employees (direct and contracted) the company or organization currently has working in the county.

Highly skilled employees are defined as those in jobs that required education and training beyond high school in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics.
Please send the number of highly skilled employees your company has in Pulaski County at this time.

Contact Ron Selfors at 573-855-8312 or email Thanks for helping us out.

Now Accepting Veteran of the Year Award Nominations

The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its annual Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade. From now until 5:00p.m. today, August 29th the Chamber of Commerce will be accepting nominations from Chamber members. A one-page letter outlining the candidate's qualifications and experience will comprise the formal nomination form along with a brief bio summary of the nominee and a digital photo.

The Veteran of the Year Award is meant to recognize a veteran from any rank from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy with an honorable discharge. The individual must be a Pulaski County resident and has agreed to accept the award and be the Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade Marshall on November 11, 2014.

Nomination forms are available at the Chamber office or can be downloaded by clicking here. If you have any questions contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121, or e-mail

Choices Program Sponsors Needed

The Chamber, in partnership with the Pulaski County Rotary Club, will be presenting the Choices Program to all 8th grade classes in the county. This program is aimed at challenging students to think about their future career options based on the level of education they decide to achieve, as well as, the impact their choices will have on others and the world around them. The Chamber is currently seeking volunteers from the business community to help with this program. Class room sponsorship are also available for $150.

School Districts
Crocker 2 Classes
Dixon 4 Classes
Laquey 4 Classes
Maranatha Baptist Academy 1 Class
Richland 2 Classes
Waynesville 16 Classes

If you are interested in becoming a class sponsor please call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121.

Frog Adoptions

The 7th Annual Frog Race sponsored by Sonic Drive-In is on October 4th in the Waynesville City Park in conjunction with Frogtober Fest. Frogs are now up for adoption. The adopted frogs will jockey for position as they race down the Roubidoux all striving to win. The 1st place prize is $75 cash, 2nd place prize is $50 cash and 3rd prize is $25 cash, all prizes are donated by First State Bank. So the more frogs you adopt the better your chances of walking away a winner! Stop by the Chamber office and either adopt one frog for $5 or a team of 3 for $10. Click here for the adoption form.

Adopt Me!

Contact the Chamber office at (573) 336-5121 or e-mail for more information.

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. For a list of participating businesses click here.

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

For more information about the Shop Local Key Tag Program visit

Shop Local Participant Form

1. Biggest Tailgate Party for the Waynesville Tigers of the year!
2. Chamber gives out 1500 FREE Hotdogs to the Community.
3. Our Sponsors can have a booth and hand out items promoting their business.
4. Sponsors will have their name listed on a sign and in all press releases!
5. Pride Night is always the night of the Waynesville Tigers Homecoming Game and this year it is October 10th!

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 establishment in Waynesville was established in 2001 and joined the Chamber in 2002. This establishment building was built in 1885. This building has been renovated and offers 12 rooms of shopping.

Who is This Member?

Last Week's Answer: Factory Connection #232

Community Center to offer popcorn to Post Residents

Residents on post are invited to enjoy Popcorn Friday, August 29th. Stop by the Stonegate Community Center between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for free popcorn hosted by Balfour Beatty. For more information call 573-329-1009.

Know Your World Event

The International Military Student Office plans to host the annual "Know Your World" international exposition from 6 to 8:30 p.m., August 29 in Nutter Field House. The evening is designed to build awareness and appreciation for different cultures and customs throughout the world. More than 40 countries are scheduled to be represented at this event, which is free to attend and open to the public.

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, which encourages households, businesses and communities to turn awareness into action by preparing for emergencies or disasters using four simple steps.

Steps include:
1. Build a kit. A disaster supply kit includes basic items needed in the event of an emergency or evacuation that you can have at home or take with you. The kit should include essentials such as food, water, required medications and personal supplies needed to survive for at least 72 hours.
2. Make a plan. Visit the website to make a family emergency plan.
3. Be informed. Educate yourself on what to do before, during and after an emergency or disaster.
4. Get involved. When emergency or disaster strikes, we all come together to support those in need. There are many ways to volunteer your support, which in turn keeps you informed and educated.

Preparedness is a shared responsibility among individuals, the community, county, state and nation. For more information about National Preparedness Month, visit

35th annual Retiree Appreciation Days

Sept. 5 events:
Retiree Appreciation Days kicks off at 8 a.m., Sept. 5 with a golf tournament and luncheon at Piney Valley Golf Course. A tour of post is scheduled from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Sept. 5 with buses departing from the Nutter Field House parking lot. All are invited to attend the retirement ceremony and retreat ceremony from 4 to 5 p.m., Sept. 5 at the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Plaza. The annual retiree dinner takes place from 6 to 9 p.m., Sept. 5 in the Engineer Regimental Room, at the John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex. Master Sgt., retired, Casey Morris, Jr., Fort Leonard Wood Retiree of the Year will be recognized at the dinner.

Sept. 6 events:
An off-post breakfast for retirees and spouses is set for 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., September 6th. At 9 a.m. on September 6th all are welcome to Abrams Theater to hear an informative and beneficial presentation from scheduled guest speakers, Col. Andrew Herbst, Fort Leonard Wood garrison commander and Col. Peter Nielsen, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital commander. The annual health and benefits fair opens at 10 a.m., Sept. 6 at Nutter Field House. Hospital personnel will be available to provide health and wellness screenings and to answer health-related questions. Various civilian and military agencies and post activities will also be there to provide an update of retiree privileges and benefits as well as new programs.

Thank you to all of our retirees and their families for many years of dedicated service. For additional information about Retiree Appreciation Days, call 573-596-0947.

2014 Softball Series Finale

Fort Leonard Wood's 2014 softball tournament series will conclude with the All-Night Softball Tournament at 6 p.m., Sept. 5 at Softball Complex B. Players must be 18 or older and out of high school. The tournament will be played under American Softball Association rules. For more information, call Davidson Fitness Center at 573-596-4359.

Former Drill Sergeants invited to attend 50th Anniversary Events

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Army's drill sergeant training program. Events to commemorate that anniversary are planned to coincide with the 2014 Drill Sergeant and Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year competition September 8-13 at Fort Jackson. The competition will take place September 8-10, with the competition winners announced during an awards ceremony Sept. 11. On September 12, there will be an open house at the new U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School campus, as well as a social. All former drill sergeants are being asked to wear their drill sergeant hats to the social. All former drill sergeants - retired and currently serving - are invited to attend the competition and commemoration. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jonathan Miller, Fort Leonard Wood Drill Sergeant of the Year and U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Ryan Moreno, Fort Leonard Wood Advance Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year, are scheduled to compete at this year's milestone event.

Military Police Corps Regimental Anniversary

This year marks the 73rd anniversary of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps Regiment. Military Police who are connected with the Army will observe the MP Regimental anniversary September 22-27 at Fort Leonard Wood.

Timeline of MP Week events*:
September 18 & 19-9 a.m. to 3 p.m., MP Exhibits, Nutter Field House, hosted by MPRA
September 22-10-11 a.m., MP Memorial Tribute, MP Memorial Grove
September 23-9 a.m.-UTC, MP Regimental Ride
September 24-5-6 a.m., MP Corps Regimental Run, Gammon Field
September 24-11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., MP Hall of Fame Awards, followed by Photo Hanging, MP Regimental Room
September 25-8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Spouse's Challenge, Stem Village, TA 106C, TA97
September 25-4 p.m., MP Retreat Ceremony, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Plaza
September 26-10 a.m., Regimental Golf Tournament, Piney Valley Golf Course
September 27-5 p.m.-UTC, MP Regimental Ball, Nutter Field House
*Schedule subject to change.

New! Hospital Ambassador Program

General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital subject matter experts are now available to speak to organizations at Fort Leonard Wood as part of Army Medicine Command's new Ambassador Program. The program enables Army Medicine subject matter experts with specific knowledge and a desire to share their expertise with others, to make presentations to the Fort Leonard Wood community. To request an Army Medicine ambassador to speak at your organization's next meeting or event, please contact the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Ambassador Program manager, at 573-596-0131, ext. 6-9632.

Cause to celebrate "Paws to Read" program

The Bruce C. Clarke Library Summer Reading Program, "Paws to Read," which ended August 9th, broke new records this year. For the 2014 program, 672 people registered, which is a 34 percent participation increase from last year. 10,612 books were read, representing 63 percent more than 2013. The Library will be closed September 1st in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. Patrons can access the Library Webpage day or night at

U.S. Army officer competes for one-way ticket to Mars

A U.S. Army officer from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command at Fort Campbell, Ky., is in the running for a one-way ticket to Mars. The potential Martian colonist is 1st Lt. Heidi Beemer, the decontamination platoon leader for the 63rd Chemical Company, 83rd Chemical Battalion, 48th Chemical Brigade. The unit is part of the 20th CBRNE Command, the U.S. Army's only formation that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats around the globe. Beemer has been accepted into the selection process for Mars One, a Netherlands-based non-profit-sponsored mission to the Red Planet in 2025. Beemer is competing with more than 705 applicants from 99 different countries for the Mars mission. Read the full story online.

Blackburn receives first district coin

Dr. Judene Blackburn, retired superintendent of Waynesville Schools, received a plaque from the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce on August 13th in recognition of her support of the community during her tenure as superintendent.
In addition, Dorsey Newcomb, vice president of the Waynesville R-VI Board of Education, presented Blackburn with the very first Waynesville R-VI School District coin.

Modeled after the style of military coins, the new coin features the district's trademark Tiger on one side and the W on the other side. Former and current Waynesville R-VI Board of Education members, along with current staff attended the presentation, which was held at The ARK Community and Sports Center.

Missouri Congressional Delegation Releases Letter Supporting Fort Leonard Wood

The Sustainable Ozarks Partnership is proud to share that Missouri's U.S. Senators and Congresswoman Hartzler (4th District) today sent a strong message to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Army opposing potential job cuts at Fort Leonard Wood. Special thanks to Congresswoman Hartzler for taking the lead, and for the continued outstanding support from Senator Claire McCaskill and Senator Roy Blunt. Click here to see letter.


Female Veterans New American Legion Post Forming Just For You

If you are a female veteran (no longer serving on Active duty, Reserves, or National Guard) living in commuting distance of Fort Leonard Wood and have been looking for a group who shares your values and sense of patriotism then this new American Legion Post is for you. You will belong to the largest veterans service organization in the world but more importantly you will share in the benefits of forming an American Legion Post dedicated to the welfare and support of all female veterans in the Fort Leonard Wood area. Within the State of Missouri there are thousands of female veterans in addition to those still serving-we need to stand side by side to help one another.
All women American Legion posts already exist in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Columbia. These female Legionnaires come together each month to further the principles of the American Legion-Americanism, Veterans, Children & Youth, and National Security. They are women veterans helping women veterans.

WHEN: Saturday, September 13, 9:00 am
WHERE: St. Robert Municipal Center, 194 Eastlawn Ave.,
St. Robert, MO

Doors Open at 8:30 am

Questions can be called or emailed to Maria Vigil
Telephone: 573-855-1373 Email:


The ARK's Community Events

Back to school, back to work, and back to a routine; let the ARK Community and Sports Center be a part of your daily routine. We now offer new All-Inclusive memberships for great prices. If you are looking for a family friendly facility where you can work out and leave your children in a safe place, then the ARK Community and Sports Center is for you. We have a rock wall, basketball court, racquetball court, Cardio Theater, LifeFitness circuit training equipment, indoor track, and an onsite babysitting service. In addition, we are proud to offer Les Mills group fitness classes like BodyPump, RPM, BodyFlow, BodyCombat, and CXWORX. For more information about our new All-Inclusive memberships please contact The ARK.

"Fall into Fun" with Kid's Night Out. No Parents Allowed!!! at the ARK Community and Sports Center. Mark your calendars for September 5, 2014 from 6pm-9pm. Three hours of fun and dinner is included. 60 spots are available. All spots must be reserved and paid in advance. Cost for this event is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

The ARK Community and Sports Center now offers After Hours Parties and Over Night Lock-Ins. Call the ARK Community and Sports Center ask for Donalisa or Jessica.

We now offer birthday parties on Sundays. Call for more information.

Call the ARK at 573-337-9128.


Hero's Challenge Benefit Run

Wounded Warrior Benefit Run, a 3+ mile mud obstacle course run for teams of five or individuals. September 27th at 10 a.m. at the Fugitive Run Course in Rolla. Open to the military and public, register at, 50% discount to military (ID required)

Spectators welcome, $5.00 admission for non-racers. Enjoy the music, beach and swimming. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.


USO Update

Updated needs for August & Sept Mobile volunteer needs

Wednesday--August 27---FLW
Friday-- August 29---FLW updated-- not the 30th
Saturday-Sunday-- September 6 & 7 Whiteman & Belton( KC) (overnight trip)
Friday, September 12--Scott AFB. *there are 3 events possible this day. IF we can get enough volunteers to work. all groups are under 200. all should be easy and fun!
Sunday--September 14--KC (overnight trip)

Please RSVP to Lisa Nelson:

Shifts Needing Filled This Week

This week we have a few open shifts and would love if we could fill these, if you can help fill in please let us know!

Friday, August 29-12 p.m. - 3 p.m. (1)
Saturday, August 30-12 p.m. - 3 p.m. (3); 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. (3)
Sunday, August 24-12 p.m. - 3 p.m. (2); 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. (3)
Monday, September 1 Labor Day-11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (3)

**Please call 573-329-2039,
if you are able to fill any of these shifts. We appreciate any support we can get in filling these shifts this week.**


Public House Brewing Company


Update -- Lots happening! The building appears to be nearly enclosed. The awning over the front entrance is up. And Josh Stacy spent the last two days in Nebraska inspecting the equipment before final delivery to the site. More details soon. Remember, you can see the ongoing work by clicking the link. It updates every 5 minutes. Enjoy!

Seasonal Release:

Strawberry Wheat -- On tap now. This strawberry infused American wheat beer is everything summer is supposed to be. Get it while supplies last.


Public House Trivia -- Trivia is held every Monday at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. Prizes awarded every week to top teams.
Crepe Escape at Public House -- August 29th and September 5th and 12th from 5-8pm -- Crepe Escape will be set up in the Public House parking lot to whip up some deliciously sweet and savory crepes. Where else can you get a crepe around here? Mark your calendars and satisfy your crepe craving. Crepe sales proceeds will benefit the Celebration of Nations held September 27th in downtown Rolla.

Sybill's St. James and Public House Brewing Co Present: A Summer Beer Dining Experience -- Thursday, August 28th at 5:30pm -- SOLD OUT! SOLD OUT! SOLD OUT! If you missed it watch for one in 2015.

Public House Brewing Company Presents: Dana Cooper live at the Vineyard Cottage -- Thursday, September 4th at 7pm -- Dana's mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming style is legend among other guitarists. An expressive singer, his voice is ageless, evoking a rich lifetime of experience. This intimate concert will take place outdoors in the beautiful vineyard setting at the St. James Winery Vineyard Cottage. Wine selections from St. James Winery and Public House beer will be available for purchase. Feel free to bring a picnic basket. Tickets are $15 and are on sale now at Public House.

Firkin Tuesday! -- September 9th at 5:30pm -- Join us for our special monthly small-batch release.

St. James Winery Presents: Movie in the Vineyard -- GHOSTBUSTERS -- September 20th at 7pm -- Join us for a ghostly good time at the St. James Winery Vineyard Cottage and watch a great flick under the stars with your favorite wine from St. James Winery and favorite beer from Public House. Maybe you've already seen GHOSTBUSTERS. I mean, who hasn't? But you haven't seen it like this. Bring your favorite lawn chair and maybe a blanket just in case. Wine and beer available for purchase. The movie is free! Doors open at 7pm and the movie begins at sundown.

OKTOBERFEST 2014 -- Saturday, September 27th from 12-5pm -- Join us for our 4th annual Oktoberfest. Nearly 20 breweries and 5 wineries will be participating this year. We're excited to announce two ticket options for your tasting pleasure:
General Admission: $25 in advance or $30 the day of the event -- Includes souvenir tasting glass to take home and access to the tasting tents and live music from 1pm to 5pm. Food will be available separately for purchase from Knights of Columbus food tent.
VIP Admission: $40 available to the first 100 purchasers and only sold in advance -- Includes VIP tasting glass, one meal ticket for the Knights of Columbus food tent, and exclusive access to the tasting tents for the 12-1pm hour before general admission gates open. Taste what you want before the rush at 1pm and get a chance to chat with the brewers and winemakers at a more leisurely pace than when general admission gates open.
A portion of this year's proceeds will benefit The Community Partnership. To learn more about this wonderful organization visit

Tickets are on sale now at Public House and available online via our web site, click on the "Buy Tickets Now Button."
Need a place to stay after the festival? You can crash for cheap at Super 8 in Rolla! For the third year they have kindly agreed to offer our attendees a special rate of $57.88 plus tax. Reserve your room in advance directly with the hotel and when you check in tell them you are there for Oktoberfest at Public House and you will get the special rate. We also have physical vouchers available at Public House for the special deal good on 9/27 only. (The special rate cannot be applied if booked through alternate websites like expedia or
Thanks Super 8!

Upcoming Live Music

8/29 -- Mike Bruening (8pm)
9/4 -- Erin Hamacher (The pre-show at Dana Cooper's concert during the social hour from 5:30--7:00pm)
Dana Cooper (7pm)
9/5 -- Dixie Union (8pm)
9/6 -- Bliss Hippy (8pm)
9/12 -- Walker Brothers (8pm)
9/17 -- Trilogy (7pm)
9/19 -- Two Far Gone (8pm)
9/20 -- CUZ (7:30pm)
9/26 -- Limited Addition (8pm)
9/27 -- World's Finest Rolla German Town Band (12pm)
-- Right Turn Clyde "Electric" (3pm)


School's Back in Session Meltdown

Celebrate the start of the new school year with Davidson Fitness Center and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fitness Instructors at the School's Back in Session Meltdown from 9 to 11 a.m., September 6th at Davidson Fitness Center. The event gets the school year off right with a great workout for health and fitness. Advance registration fees are $10 per person on or before September 5th, or $15 the day of the event. Registration is open to the public at Davidson Fitness Center. All fitness levels ages 13 and older are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information call 573-596-4359.


End of Summer Doggy Social

FMWR is hosting an End of Summer Doggy Splash Social at 10 a.m., September 6th at the Wallace Splash Pad. Bring your best friend to play in the water, make new friends, compete and socialize with other dogs. Registration and Vet check begins at 10 a.m. The doggy social and competitions begin at 10:30 a.m. Prizes are scheduled to be awarded at 11:30 a.m. in under/over 40 pounds categories including: Best Pet Trick, Biggest/Smallest Splash Dog, and Best Owner/Doggy Musical Duet. Use of small musical instruments is allowed and encouraged for the duet. All dogs must meet Fort Leonard Wood vaccination requirements, and be approved by the Vet Clinic, which can be reached at 573-596-0094. For more information on the event call the FMWR Installation Wide Events Team at 573-596-6913.


Conceal Carry Class at Waynesville Gun & Pawn

September 12th & 13th is the next Conceal Carry Class. The class is taught by Advanced Performance Shooting, hosted by Waynesville Gun and Pawn (and owner Don Bordwell is one of the instructors). The classroom portion is 6-10 p.m. On Friday at the store (105 Historic 66, Waynesville), then the class will meet at 8:00 Saturday morning and caravan to the range for qualification shooting and practical instruction. Everyone will be back to the store by 12:00 for graduation. Cost is $70. The State of Missouri requires participants to qualify with both a semi-auto and a revolver, loaners are available upon request. Please call the store at 573-774-7800 to book a seat, slots are limited.


Z Loft

Z Loft would like to wish everyone an enjoyable labor day weekend! in honor of the weekend Z Loft Bar & Grill will be closed Saturday, August 30th through Monday, September 1st to allow the staff time with family and friends.

Monday Night Football at Z Loft. Half off pitchers and $2.00 off Bourbon Burger & Fries.


3D Archery Tournament

The Outdoor Adventure Center is hosting their annual Archery Tournament from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 30th. The tournament will be a normal 3D shoot, a great opportunity to test capabilities in judging yardage and shot placement. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. Cost is $10 adults / $5 youth. Enter to win a free bow. For more information call 573-596-4223.


Assistance Association for the Missouri Veterans Cemetery

Announcing the Annual Meeting of the Assistance Association for the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood scheduled for 5 pm Friday, September 19, at the Cemetery. The meeting is open to all persons interested in the Cemetery and the Association's mission of improving its appearance and operation. Association President, Virgie Cole-Mahan welcomes any questions you may have; she may be reached at 573-774-2982 or


Curves Hosts National Open House Week in Honor of "Me Time"

Recent Survey Finds Nearly Seven in Ten Women Don't Feel They Have Enough "Me Time." Curves of Waynesville Offering Free Workout and Tour of the "All New" Curves September 15th-20th

Curves International, Inc., the largest chain of fitness centers for women in the world, announced that participating Curves are hosting an Open House the week of September 15-20, 2014 and new members can receive 30 days free,* in addition to a free workout. The Open House week provides women with the opportunity to check out their local "all-new" Curves and take some important "me time" for themselves.

According to a new survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Curves, nearly seven in ten (67%) women responded they do not feel they have enough "me time" in a given week for their personal interests and hobbies. Fitness and wellness activities such as going to the gym or exercising rank among the top four ways to spend "me time," but six in ten (57%) women feel that typical gym workouts are too time-consuming. Fortunately, Curves offers an efficient, effective 30-minute option that allows women to work out - with friends- and still have extra "me time" for other hobbies and interests.

During the Open House week, new members will have the opportunity to work out for free on the Curves circuit, including experiencing Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels, which are full body workouts that change each month. Those who join that day will receive 30 days free on their membership. In addition, participating Curves locations will offer free health assessments, healthy snacks and other raffles and giveaways in celebration of the Open House.

"As women look for efficiencies amidst busy fall schedules and aim to maximize their 'me time,' a 30 minute Curves workout is the perfect option," said Mike Raymond, chief marketing officer at Curves International, Inc. "The circuit affords women a great full-body workout while still leaving time for other personal interests. We encourage prospective members to come and check us out this month, to see what's new and different at Curves."

Curves is "all new" with many new offerings including, the addition of Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels, new lifestyle apparel, protein bars and dessert bars as well as new state-of-the-art circuit equipment.

For more information about Curves, please visit Curves of Waynesville is located at 1104C W Historic 66 and will be offering activities including mini-manis and facials, jewelry show, stress-release therapy, Regional Blood Mobile Drive, blood sugar draws, body-fat analysis, blood pressure and heart-rate readings, Health Food detoxify brushing, food prepping and storage, Zumba on the Circuit/in the parking lot. There will be door prizes and individual vendor drawings.

*Enrollment fee required. Offer expires 9/30/14 and requires joining same day as first workout for a minimum 12-month recurring billing contract. Enrollment fee and monthly fees vary by location. Valid for new Curves members only. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Curves workouts with Jillian Michaels only offered at participating locations. Valid at participating locations only. No cash value. © 2014 Curves International, Inc. (1407)

This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Curves / Jenny Craig from June 30 - August 4, 2014 among 1,078 women ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Aliza Rothman at

About Curves International, Inc.
Curves International, Inc. is the largest chain of fitness centers for women in the world and is famous for its 30-minute Circuit with a Coach that works every major muscle group with strength training, cardio and stretching. The new Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels** offer cutting-edge total body workouts that feature the Curves strength training machines in conjunction with functional bodyweight-based exercises that ramp up metabolism and transform physique. With Curves Complete, women have a fully integrated, personalized weight loss and weight management solution that includes the Curves fitness program, customizable meal plans and one-on-one coaching and support. Curves Complete Coach has completed a certification program developed in conjunction with Cleveland Clinic, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Curves is committed to providing women with the tools necessary to empower them to live more fulfilling lives. For more information please visit **Scheduled workouts vary by location.


Rec Plex Summer Blues BOGO Special

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will be offering Buy One Get One rounds of miniature golf and go-kart rides from noon to 7 p.m., September 7th at the MWR Rec Plex, Building 604 Constitution Avenue. For more information call 573-596-0843.


Local attorney graduates from U.S. Army War College;
Rep. Lynch attends Commandant's National Security Program

Local attorney and Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, Matt Dreesen recently graduated from the prestigious U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Penn., joining the ranks of Army War College graduates Eisenhower, Bradley and Schwarzkopf.

"It is an honor to share this association with these great American heroes," Dreesen says. "It is also an honor to have had my nominee, State Rep. Steve Lynch, be selected to attend the Commandant's National Security Program."

It's also a first for Pulaski County.

Dreesen, working in the law office of David M. Lowe Attorney at Law Firm in Waynesville, is believed to be the first local businessman from Pulaski County selected for the two-year distance program and the first non-active duty soldier in Pulaski County to have his nominee -- a state representative -- be selected from hundreds to attend the annual Commandant's National Security Program.

Dreesen graduated from the U.S. Army War College's Distance Education Class of 2014. He is one of just 368 military officers who completed two years of demanding distance instruction and four weeks of resident instruction at Carlisle -- all on his own time.

"I am grateful for the opportunity and for the support of my wife and sons for these past two years," Dreesen says. "Valerie juggled a lot of extra duties, allowing me to achieve this long-term goal."

Dreesen is a member of the Rotary Club of Pulaski County, where he met State Rep. Steve Lynch. Knowing Lynch's tireless, long-term dedication to Fort Leonard Wood, Dreesen nominated Lynch for the annual Commandant's National Security Program, which is held annually at the Army War College.

"I was one of just 66 civilians and the only state representative selected to attend the CNSP," Lynch says. "It was incredible to be beside members of the CIA, Homeland Security, the IRS Criminal Division, CEOs, heads of major international security companies and federal prosecutors. I feel so blessed to have been chosen to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and for Col. Dreesen for nominating me."

Three days of lectures, small group studies and working beside Dreesen and the other war college's graduates deepened Lynch's understanding and appreciation of the challenges the Army is facing, especially the budget cuts. "The world is more dangerous than it ever has been -- with more 'hot spots' than ever," Lynch says. "We have the best Army in the world and people respect it, but it scares me to think of our military doing less with less. That's why I am grateful for leaders like Col. Dreesen, especially in these times."

While maintaining his private law practice, Dreesen continues to serve his country as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves JAG Corps and has served in senior Judge Advocate positions as a Legal Operations Detachment Commander and as a Staff Judge Advocate for multi-state military units. Dreesen has also served on the Board of Governors of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and Chairman of the Federal Practice committee.

Only those with a high degree of dedication and perseverance are selected for the Army War College. The course expands and broadens an officer's strategic thinking skills, encourages them to question assumptions, develops their strategic leadership abilities, deepens their tactical and operational focus, expands their open mindedness, explores multiple options and builds their leadership capacities.

"I am so proud of Matt's sacrifice and dedication to our country in graduating from the U.S. Army War College while serving as a Legal Operations Detachment Commander and maintaining a private law practice. This speaks well not only of Matt, but also of our entire community," says David M. Lowe, who is also a Colonel in the U.S. Army JAG Corps and is currently serving as the State Judge Advocate of the Missouri National Guard.

An attorney since 1993, Dreesen's practice includes Family Law, Injury Law, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Social Security/Disability, Worker's Compensation, Wrongful Death and Whistleblower Act Cases.

In addition to Lynch, Dreesen was joined with his wife, two sons and Lowe during the graduation ceremony held at Carlisle Barracks, Penn., in late July.


Childcare Providers needed

STM Christian Daycare and Preschool Academy is seeking immediate hirer of several childcare providers. The positions are full and part time, with a starting salary of $8.00 per hour. Experience is preferred but not required, will train. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

-Must be 18 years of age or older.
-Possess a means of transportation.
-Complete the Missouri / National Registry Background Check (within 10 days of being hired).
-Must be able to work and function in a high pace environment.
-Possess a current physical (within 20 days of being hired).
-Possess traits of integrity, trust, flexibility, accountability and dependability.

We are asking that only serious applicants apply.
Please Contact:
Margaret Curry, Campus Director
573-528-7614 or 573-336-2168
577 Old Route 66
St. Robert, MO 65584


Army ten miler time trials

The Fort Leonard Wood Sports Department is hosting the final time trial to qualify for the team that will represent
Fort Leonard Wood at the Army Ten Miler in October.

Time trial will start promptly at 6:00 a.m. It will be held on the Mickey Zaun Troop Trail. Parking is available at Abrams Theater near the start point.

Fastest four men and two women will qualify for the team participating in the Active Duty mixed category.
All expenses will be paid for the team made up of Active Duty Service Members.

Any further questions please contact Danny Howell at 596-7444 or via email at


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Fort Wood Hotels- Comfort Inn

Fort Wood Hotels is pleased to announce that Aaron Ganiban has accepted the position of Maintenance Engineer at the Comfort Inn! Aaron has been with the hotel since April of 2013 as a Room Attendant and has done an amazing job. Along with his Room Attendant duties he has filled in with odd jobs in the Maintenance world so we are very pleased to step him up full time as our newest Maintenance Engineer.

Aaron has varied background in electrical work, construction work, restaurants, and management roles.

He will begin the transition into the Maintenance position in the coming weeks so please help us welcome and congratulate him!


Women's Health Expo

On October 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel, on Fort Leonard Wood, the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Health Promotion Director is hosting a Women's Health Expo which is open to military beneficiaries and the public. This expo is to promote breast cancer awareness and prevention of domestic violence month. Contact Phyllis Jones at 573-596-0491 or email


From Coverage to Care …….

The Certified Application Counselors at Phelps County Regional Medical Center will be happy to help you. Contact us by telephone at 573-458-3676 or at


Ogle Chiropractic 1 Year Anniversary

Ogle Chiropractic would like to say "Thank You" to the community for making our first year a success by having a BBQ! We will have free hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, a bounce house, door prizes and MORE! *Don't forget to ask about our new patient specials! We can't wait to see you and your family on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00-2:00 at 103 Ichord Ave Ste. B in Waynesville!

*Excludes Medicare and any Federally Funded Programs*
Ogle Chiropractic and Rehab Center


"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
August 29, 2014
5:45 p.m. Ribbon Cutting for B&B Theatre's new location & Grand Opening Gala
6:00 p.m. Know Your World Event
6:00 p.m. Date Night
August 30, 2014
10:00 a.m. 3D Archery Tournament
September 1, 2014
Chamber Office Closed
September 5, 2014
6:00 p.m. "Fall into Fun" with Kid's Night Out
September 5 & 6, 2014
Retiree Appreciation Days
September 6, 2014
9:00 a.m. School's Back in Session Meltdown
10:00 a.m. End of Summer Doggy Social
12:00 p.m. Hicks in the Sticks
September 7, 2014
7:00 p.m. Rec Plex Summer Blues BOGO Special

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**If you have any information for our community calendar please email

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
~George Eliot

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