Chamber News

Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce would like to extend thanks to all who came out to be a part of the 2013 Taste of Pulaski County and Basket Auction. Thank you for helping this year to be a record breaking fundraiser! The Chamber raised over $20,000.

Sponsors for this event included:

CenturyLink City of St. Robert
Daily Guide KFLW 98.9 The Fort
Laclede Electric Cooperative Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Company
Ozark Technical Community College Pepsi Bottling Company
Security Bank  

Restaurants for this event included:

Colton's Steakhouse & Grill DiTapani's Italian Bistro
Domino's Pizza GW Pizza
Miller's Grill Missouri Eagle
Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Company Pepsi Bottling Company
Route 66 Diner Ryan's Family Steak House
Southern Spice Cafe TK's Pizza
Vidies Bistro

Special Thanks for this year included:

Chamber Board of Directors Chamber Ambassadors
City of St. Robert Richard Baptiste
Sherrie Norris Jacinda Rae
Heather Renee Joe Grumney


Brad Budolfson
Shawn Cordry
R.J. Dick
Russ Dixon
Adam Dye
Joe Grumney
Alana Hancock
Chad Harmon
Jackie Hendrix
Chantel Higdon
Karen Hood
Debbie Kinsley
David Lowe
Marsha Mercer
Dawn Payne
Glen Popejoy
Janel Rowell
Melissa Shelden
Molly Maxwell-Stribling
Betsy Thomson
Carol Welch
Ilse York


Other Volunteers:

Paula Tackett
Dale Thomson
Savannah Thomson
Cassandra Thomson
Gene Newkirk
Cale Farquhar
Jason Mills
Brittani Clabaugh
Maxwell-Stribling Family
Steve Walker
Cheryl Bohannan
Donal Shelden
Mark Shelden



Cross Creek Realty
Mid Missouri Credit Union


Donations for this year included:

Andy's 417 Citizen's Bank of Newburg
Hawthorn Bank Hogan Land Title of Pulaski County
Lone Oak Printing Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - Merlina Price
Wal-Mart Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Door Prizes for this year included:

American Family Insurance Steward Agency Cafe Koria
Chopstix GW Pizza
Hummin' Bird Events Lindsay Chrysler-Jeep Dodge
Maurices Miller's Grill
Missouri Eagle Pulaski County Sewer District
Results Radio Group Waynesville Cinema 8 - B&B Theatre

Silent Auction Items for this year included:

Eircil's Jewelry Laura's Jewelry Designs
Michel's Frames & Things Waynesville Career Center

Baskets and Gift Certificates for this year included:

Aaron's Sales & Leasing Advanced Weight Loss Clinic
Advancia Corporation AdvoCare-Leanna Weathers, Distributor
AireServ of Mid Missouri Alana Hancock
All American Real Estate Company American Family Insurance Steward Agency
Anytime Fitness April Kroenke Photography
Armed Forces Bank Arrowmart
Aussie Jack's Bank of Crocker
Bank of Iberia Bassett Insurance Agency
Baymont Inn & Suites Baymont Inn & Suite of Rolla
Becht Properties Blue Jay Farm
Bott Radio Network Buckhorn Lanes
Cable America Cafe Korea
Cape Air Central College of Cosmetology
Carey Heitman State Farm Insurance CenturyLink
Century 21 Prestige Real Estate Chopstix
Charlie's Cars City of St. Robert
Citizens Mortgage Company Colton's Steak House & Grill
City of Waynesville Cracker Barrel
Cook's Day Spa Culver's
Cross Creek Realty Daily Guide
Curves Domino's Pizza
DiTrapani's Italian Bistro David M. Lowe, Attorney at Law
Don Murray Elite Land Title
Dropping Plates CrossFit Farmer's Insurance/Tanner Insurance Agency
El Jimador Fort Wood Hotels by Ehrhardt Properties
Fort Leonard Wood Hotels Forum Dental
First State Bank of St. Robert Greater Community Missionary Baptist Church
Fort Leonard Wood Morale, Welfare and Recreation Grumpy's Outback
Greater Ozarks Chapter, IAAP Headlines Salon
H & R Block St. Robert and Waynesville Hummin' Bird Events
Hopper's Pub Ireland Architects
Initials, Inc. - Independent Creative Partner JetVet Veterinary Clinic
Janet's Designs by Nature KFBD-FM, KIIK-FM, KJPW-AM, KOZQ-AM, KJEL-FM and KBNN-AM
Jones Investment Group Kingdom Kia
KFLW 98.9 - Ozark Media Laclede Electric Cooperative
La Familia Mexican Restaurant Life Care Center of Waynesville
Liberty Tax Service Lost in the Woods Antiques
Lindsay Chrysler-Jeep Dodge Lynch's Furniture & Appliance
Luigi's Italian Restaurant Meek's Building Center
Mary Kay - Donnita Patterson-Brown Mid America Bank & Trust Company
MetLife Mid Missouri Insurance Agency
Mid Missouri Credit Union Miller's Grill
Mid Missouri Motors Nancy's Pawn & Gift Shop
Mobil on the Run Omega Pipeline Company
Odyssey Scuba & Travel Ozarks Technical Community College
Jana Camplejohn - Independent Designer Origami Owl Pampered Paws Pet Spa
Ozark Coca Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. Panera Bread
Pamper Me Beautiful Patty's University Bookstore
Patriot Property Management Post Pawn Store
Paul's Furniture Outlet Pulaski County Humane Society
Public House Brewing Company Pulaski County Tourism Bureau
Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society Ray of Sunshine Café
Quality Furniture Representative Steve Lynch
Red Hat Society Rocky Top Pets
Results Radio Group (KTTR/KZNN/KDAA/KXMO) Ryan's Family Steakhouse
Route 66 Diner Secrest Tees & More
Secrest Heating and Air Conditioning Seda's Gift Shoppe
Security Bank Sellers-Sexton Ford-Lincoln-Mazda
Seeger Toyota of St. Robert Skyline Cycles
SHAKLEE Independent Distributors Sonic Drive In
Smith & Turley Southwend Laundry and Video
Southern Spice Cafe St. James Winery
Splash Designs Sweetwater BBQ
Stryker Orthodontics Tax Matters of St. Robert
Talbot House - Collectables, Clocks & Occupied Japan The Cave Restaurant and Resort
The Cellular Connection The Hub German Restaurant
The Flower Bin TK's Pizza
Thomas Enterprises Tre Spa and Salon
Townsend Wellness Center Veterans United Home Loans
Ultimate Gymnastics Walker Real Estate Team
Vidies Bistro Waynesville Cinema 8 - B&B Theatre
Waynesville Career Center Westside Salon

To see Taste pictures click here.

Tour of Fort Leonard Wood

On April 11th AUSA, Committee of Fifty, Friends of the Fort, Support the Fort and Phelps for the Fort will be offering a tour of Ft. Leonard Wood beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m. We are excited to be able to offer the community this opportunity to tour Fort Leonard Wood and witness the transformations that have impacted our communities in so many positive ways over the years. The tour will be leaving from the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber Office, located in the lower level of the Visitor's Center at 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B in St. Robert, as always please remember to park in the back of the building. Lunch will be provided by AUSA during the tour. Space is very limited so please R.S.V.P. to the Committee of Fifty office at (573) 336-5121 or email no later than April 5th.

Click here to view the 2013 tour flier.

Chamber Four Person Scramble

The Chamber golf tournament is back! After a few years off, the Chamber is excited for the upcoming Four Person Scramble on April 25th 2013. The tournament will be an 18-hole four person scramble with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. at Piney Valley Golf Course on Fort Leonard Wood. Team check-in will be at 9:00 a.m. A meal will be provided for teams after they complete the tournament. Awards will be given after the tournament is complete as well as door prizes donated by Chamber members.

Registration for teams is now open. There is a $50 entry fee per person. Mulligans and Skins will be available for $20 per team and a 5' String is $10 per team. There is a limit of 30 teams so register today! Registration forms and entry fee payment must be received at the Chamber office by April 15th. Cick here for the team registration form.

Limited event sponsorships are available!

Only 3 hole sponsorships are available for $100 per hole. A hole sponsor will receive a sign at the hole and there business will be listed on the event web page and in all press releases.

The Chamber is also collecting door prizes and items for goody bags. Chamber members who donate a door prize will be announced at the event and listed on the event web page. Members who donate goody bag items will be listed on the event web page. 120 goody bags will be handed out so please plan accordingly. Please contact the Chamber if you would like to donate a door prize or goody bag item. The deadline for turning in items is April 22nd by 5:00 p.m.

Click here for a copy of the sponsorship form.

The Challenge

The newest Chamber Community event, The Challenge, will be May 18th in the Waynesville City Park. Participants will make up teams of two and will race to stations and complete challenges. The first team to successfully complete all challenges and cross the finish line will be the event winner. Registration is now open! All teams that pre-pregister will receive a t-shirt. Click the links below for the flier and team registration form. The deadline for team pre-registration is by 5:00 p.m. on May 3rd.

Challenge Event Flier

Team Registration Form

A limited number of challenge station sponsorships are still available. For more information contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121.

Eggs and Issues Luncheon

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber welcomes State Senator Dan Brown and State Representative Steven Lynch to its annual Eggs and Issues Lunch at the Hampton Inn beginning at 11:30 a.m. on May 29th. This event, sponsored by CenturyLink, is one of the highlights of the year as our local State Senator and Representative report on the issues and challenges brought to the Missouri Congress during its most recent session and answer questions from the audience. This is a Chamber members only event. There is no charge and the meal is being provided by CenturyLink and catered by Andy's 417. RSVP by calling the Chamber office at (573) 336-5121 or e-mail by 9 a.m. May 20th to reserve your seat. If you reserve a seat and are unable to attend without notifying the Chamber, you will be charged for the meal.

Leadership Pulaski County - Now Accepting Applications!

Leadership Pulaski County is a community based leadership program designed to identify, educate, and develop leaders. The goal of Leadership Pulaski County is to identify community leaders, expand the leadership potential of participants by increasing their knowledge of Pulaski County, as well as connect current and potential leaders by improving communication. Sessions will introduce participants to the different aspects of leadership within Pulaski County as well as develop an awareness of the importance of leadership to the community's growth and development. Participants will be provided the opportunity to network with individuals that represent many different aspects of the community including business, government, military, and volunteer organizations. Leadership Pulaski County is designed to develop, inspire, and motivate the leaders of Pulaski County.

Leadership Pulaski County program participants are selected from applications submitted to the selection committee based on merits through a highly competitive admissions process. Participants are expected to have established careers, demonstrate talent and leadership qualities, and participate in community activities. All participants must also demonstrate a personal commitment to serving the community, show potential for a significant role in the community in the future, and a willingness to commit the time and energy necessary to complete the program. The sponsoring organization or business must also fully support participation in Leadership Pulaski County.

Individuals from all aspects of Pulaski County are eligible to apply. The number of participants for each class is limited. All applications must be postmarked by June 5, 2013 to be considered for the 2013-2014 class.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 Class of Leadership Pulaski County. Click the links below for more information.

Program Flier

Program Application

Non-Profit Organization Scholarship Application

LPC Sponsorship Opportunities

Character Word of the Month

Beginning in November 2012 the Chamber partnered with the Waynesville School District in promoting their character word of the month. Each month a character word is chosen to be the focus of character development. The Chamber is encouraging its members to apply this word within their business each month. Businesses can put up a sign or put the word on their marquis as well as encourage employees to focus on what the character word means to them.

The character word for April is:

Integrity means to adhere to moral and ethical principles, and soundness or moral character, and honest.

What does integrity mean to you, your business, and the community?

Chamber Business Showcase

On April 1st the Chamber Surprise Patrol visited two Chamber member businesses to recognize them as the Chamber Business Showcase member recognition program recipients for April. The April Business Showcase recipients are St. Robert Glass and Waynesville Cinema 8 - B&B Theatres. The Surprise Patrol visited both businesses and dropped off a special sign that will be displayed throughout the month. Business Showcase recipients are drawn each month. The Surprise Patrol will be out again in May to recognize the next recipients.

Meet Your Chamber Board


Board member Laura McVay has been involved with career and technical education for 28 years and served as the director of the Waynesville Career Center for the past six. Her favorite thing about the Chamber is the friendships she has made as well as the work the Chamber does to promote the local business and industry. Something you might not know about Laura is that she will retire at the end of this school year.


2012-2013 Chamber Board of Directors

2013 Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for information on 2013 Sponsorship Opportunities. For more information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

Chamber Membership E-Plaque

The Chamber would like to introduce the new E-plaque now available to members. This plaque may be placed on your business web site or social media page to increase your credibility through the recognition of Chamber membership. E-mail for the web site code and instructions to add the new Chamber Membership E-plaque to your company web site.

Bridging Members Program

Chamber members are encouraged to report to us when they visit another member's establishment. At the end of the month the member with the most visits will have the opportunity to have a video posted to our web site...FREE! Click here to log in your visits now!

Featured Business

Mid Missouri Credit Union has been serving the community for over 58 years. We are a community credit union, which means you don't have to be a member of a certain organization to join. As long as you live or work one of the following nine counties you are eligible for membership: Pulaski, Benton, Camden, Hickory, Laclede, Maries, Miller, Phelps, and Texas. Mid Missouri Credit Union has over 200 million dollars in assets, with over 26,000 members, and a total of 87 employees.

Credit unions bring financial benefits to the areas they serve. The most important responsibility of credit unions is promoting the financial success of its members. Because they are locally owned and managed, credit unions are focused on making a contribution to their local communities. Without credit unions, other financial institutions' profit demands would leave families unable to afford a home and small businesses without the loans they need to grow and benefit in Missouri's economy. Credit unions provide an important consumer choice for all Missourians. Other financial institutions focus their attention on making big profits for just a few shareholders. Credit Unions are not-for-profit. Money made by the credit union is returned back to its members in the form of higher interest rates on savings and lower interest rates on loans. Credit unions are also able to provide financial counseling services as credit unions focus on helping their member-owners, not making a profit.

We are a full-service financial institution offering a wide range of services including free checking, online account access, online bill pay, business services, low rate vehicle, recreational, and mortgage loans, plus much more. You can stop by one of our five branches located on Fort Leonard Wood, Rolla, Lebanon, Waynesville, and Osage Beach, or visit us online at

Greetings everybody! Wow what a response to the COMMUNITY CALL TO ACTION to provide public comment to the Army PEA 2020 document. As of Wednesday, March 20, 2013, our Community had sent over 1800 comments. This truly demonstrates our commitment to this area and our support for Ft. Leonard Wood and to the service our military provides to this great Nation.

The Chamber has many events scheduled in April. Please take the time to visit our web site and attend as many functions as you can. The Chamber is having a Golf Tournament on April 25, 2013 at the Piney Valley Golf Course on Ft. Leonard Wood. It is a four (4) person scramble and promises to be a fun day. So whether you are an avid golfer or just want to come and enjoy the outdoors for the day, get a team together and we will see you on the links.

Sequestration and military cuts are still on all of our minds. Writing our Congressional leaders and letting them know your feelings and the impact on our community and the military is a great way to stay involved in the political process.

As always please feel free to contact me if the Chamber can be of any assistance to you.

Your Pres.,

Mike Dunbar

Chamber Chatter

As the spring weather is approaching we are planning the Golf Tournament for later this month. We are looking to fill all hole sponsorships, receive door prizes and giveaways, as well as have 30 teams come out for a day of fun in the sun.

This month the Chamber staff will attend the MAKO conference in Branson. This is the third year for this four state Chamber conference and we are excited to have the opportunity to network with other Chambers as well as gain new insights and ideas to better our Chamber.

The Chamber staff is planning for our new event "The Challenge" in May. Be on the lookout for more information and how you can sign up your two person team. This is a family activity in the Waynesville City Park.

I would like to thank everyone that helped the Chamber have a record breaking year with the Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction. I have a special thank you to my staff Jenna and Leanna for all their hard work behind the scenes. They have put in some long hours and I appreciate all they do to make my job easier!

If you have any questions or concerns, please give me a call at 573-336-5121.

Cecilia Murray, IOM
Executive Director

President's Message

Russ Dixon

Hello. My name is Russ Dixon. I would like to welcome you to the spring edition of the Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter. I hope that all of you are finding the information that we provide to be beneficial to your organizations. Our goal is to assist you with running successful, productive businesses.

The 2013 WSR Chamber's Annual Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction was held on Saturday, March 23rd at the St. Robert Community Center and what a success it was! All items submitted were greatly appreciated and helped to make this one of the largest fundraising events that the Chamber has held in this community. Of course this could not have been done without the help of many volunteers. The list is too long, but I would like to thank everyone that attended and those that participated to help make the event such a huge success. I especially want to thank the Chamber staff and Ambassadors as they work and volunteer their time for every event the Chamber sponsors.

Doors opened at 11:00 a.m. and the Auction began at 12:30 p.m. People came early to browse the wonderful items for bid and started sampling the delicious food offered by the area restaurants. They handed out samples of all their favorite menu items. A variety of specialty baskets from area businesses were also up for bid. A silent auction was held and door prizes were also included in this fun filled event. Basket auction items were photographed prior to the event and posted on face book and the Taste web site:

The Chamber received baskets or gift certificates from most of the Chamber businesses to support our largest fundraiser of the year. We want to thank all that participated and we are looking forward to seeing you again next year!

Tourism Notes

As your Destination Marketing Organization, the Pulaski County Tourism Bureau and Visitors Center works hard every day, year round to promote our wonderful county. We do this in many ways we travel to areas, attending tradeshows where we meet and visit with people that love the outdoors, history motor coach groups looking for exciting trips, military reunions seeking a friendly community to gather and reminisce. We tell the Pulaski County story through advertising placements in magazines, newspapers, cable television, radio, interstate billboards, and numerous internet outlets; our website, mobile site, phone application, pay per click campaigns, banner ads, email blasts targeting people with specific interests. As these people see our messages we follow through with information on Pulaski County. When they visit Pulaski County we assist them with more information and guidance in which to enjoy all we have to offer. We follow up with those visitors to keep the conversation going, to discover what they enjoyed, what they didn't, as well as details that we can use in making future marketing decisions and information we can share with economic developers.

We strive to be the best representative of Pulaski County. Our center is often times the first impression that people have of Pulaski County. The Bureau has undergone improvements to make the Visitors Center a destination within our destination. We have listened and followed through with improvements for the visiting public and motor coach's that stop at the center. Providing one restroom stall for men just wasn't providing the facilities that the visitors expect or deserve. Visitors to Pulaski County are the people that are generating the revenue to fund the Bureau and this revenue is used to reach additional visitors, and to service those visitors when they arrive. Providing a state of the art facility is what they deserve. We have expanded our restroom facilities to meet those needs of our visitors. The Visitors Center also handles a multitude of tour buses. We arrange tours of Pulaski County with our local tour guides, our staff also provides a meet and greet reception program and many times the buses stop in, unannounced, on their way to other destinations. In our follow up conversation with these companies nearly all mentioned the difficulty in pulling into, unloading and exiting the center safely. We are undergoing renovation of our upper parking area to allow easier maneuvering of these motor coaches and safe and convenient loading and unloading of our guests.

We invite you to experience the Pulaski County Visitors Center. Take a walk along our river, which leads you to our wonderful part of the world, Pulaski County, where you can learn about lazy day's along our beautiful rivers, scrumptious food choices in over 100 eateries, comfy beds in over 30 hotels and cabins, exciting nightlife, unique shopping, family friendly activities, events and more. Investing in our visitors - is investing into our community.

Beth Wiles
Executive Director
Pulaski County Tourism Bureau
137 St. Robert Blvd. Suite A
St. Robert, MO 65584
(877) 858-8687 Toll-free
(573) 336-6355 Ext. 104
(573) 336-2985 Fax

This month the new equipment for Driver/ Non-driver License Identification became operational in Pulaski County. This applies to all applicants seeking a Driver's License or Non-driver identification.

1. Name, Date of Birth, Place of Birth
You may use any of the following:
A. U.S. Birth Certificate-certified with an embossed, stamped or raised seal issued by a state or local government. (Hospital-issued birth certificates are not acceptable)
B. U.S. Passport (Valid or Expired)
C. Certificate of Citizenship, Naturalization or Birth Abroad D. U.S. Military ID Card with Government birth certificate

2. Social Security Number (All Applicants)

3. Missouri Residential Address (All Applicants)
You may use the following that shows address:
A. Utility Bill
B. Pay Check
C. Government Check
D. Voter Registration
E. Property Tax Receipt
F. Bank Statement
Note: a Post Office Box will not be allowed as a resident address.

I suggest you call the Motor Vehicle and License Office to verify you have the necessary information before you go to the office. That Number is 573-774-8400.

Wayne Morgan
Executive Director
137 St. Robert Blvd. Suite B
St. Robert, MO 65584
573-434-2304 cell


Dear Citizens:

News from the City of Waynesville this month includes the signing of a long term agreement with the Pulaski County Sewer District. After many years of disagreement over rates and territory, the entities signed an intergovernmental agreement on March 1 that will allow us to work together for a cooperative future. Chairman Gary Porter and I were pleased to put this chapter behind us.

The other exciting news was the designation of the City of Waynesville as a Purple Heart City on March 21. We join our sister city of St. Robert and Pulaski County, along the Purple Heart Trail of I-44. Commander Everett Kelley, of Buffalo, and long-time Waynesville resident, SGM (Retired) Edgar Irizarry presented a flag and plaque to the City making that designation. We are honored to be included in this designation, as we honor the service of our valiant military. We will proudly fly the Purple Heart flag on special days.

The February Council meeting was re-scheduled after snow cancelled the regular meeting. Two items I would like to share from that meeting include the official recognition of the Waynesville Downtown Business Association (WDBA), as our official organization for the downtown business district. Over 20 charter members have created a board and elected officers. We are proud of this initiative, as it leads the downtown community in many different functions and is the official spokesman on issues which affect downtown. The Council also passed an Impact Fee for new buildings to receive water and natural gas service. For many years, there has been no charge passed on for that service. At the March meeting, an amendment to the fee was passed which allows a gradual addition of this fee. This allows builders with present and ongoing projects to not have their budgets affected adversely.

The March City Council meeting saw the passage of a $16.5 million budget for the City's 2013-14 fiscal year. This budget includes several major projects to be completed in the coming year, as well as dealing with the new electric rates and normal business. As you will remember, in 2010 we were notified that Sho Me Electric would no longer be selling electricity to municipalities. We have decided to join with MoPEP, a consortium of cities across Missouri. MoPEP gave us the smallest increase, but also gave us a seat at the table for making decisions concerning our citizens' future. With the purchase of electricity from our new source we have incurred a 34% increase in rates. We passed our second increase for electric service at the March meeting. Our plan is to have three 8% increases over three years. We have also increased rates for our small and large commercial users, so that our residents are not shouldering the entire increase. Our Utility Committee has worked hard for several years to offer the best service and price to our customers.

Our number one goal for the year is covered in the new budget, as we have already begun plans to correct the low water crossing problem on Old H Highway, near the tennis courts. We have hired an engineer to offer solutions. We are pleased that he has plans for a 50 year flood event and has stayed within our budget. The City has called a PUBLIC HEARING for this project on April 4th, at 4:30 at City Hall. This is the regular meeting of the Roads and Grounds Committee. All residents of Hull Valley, Mitchell Heights and other interested citizens are invited to attend to hear these plans and ask any questions. This project will be scheduled for the summer months, when school is not in session, but will impact our residents in that area.

Planning and Zoning has tabled a request for a re-zone at the corner of Sunset Drive and Route 66. A public hearing was held, but the owner was deployed and the Commission voted to allow the owner to have a response. Also, a preliminary plat of Phase 4 of Briar Pointe was unanimously approved.

St. Patty's Fest was a rousing success and we compliment the WDBA for all the work and effort they put into planning these community events. The next event will be Freedom Fest in June. Also, make a note that Spring Clean up will be April 10 for the City. Details are available on the website, the monthly newsletter and our Facebook page.

Remember Municipal Elections on April 2, as we elect a new council for the next two years. REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL!

Hopefully, the next time we visit, spring will really be here.

From the banks of the Roubidoux,

Mayor Hardman

The City of Saint Robert would like to take this time and remind everyone that our Spring Clean up day is set for Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Place items that need picked up by the curb by 7:00 am.

The following items WILL be picked up: Appliances (i.e.) washing machines, dryers (with the exception of refrigerated appliances, they will not be picked up), Heaters, Construction waste: (i.e.) sheetrock, lumber (minimal amounts that will fit into a trash can), Empty paint cans, Furniture, VCRs, Microwaves
The following items Will NOT be picked up: Tires, Yard debris: (i.e.) leaves, branches, and soil. Vehicle or lawn mower batteries, TVs, Computers
*** If you have large appliances that need picked up, you must call and let Zeigenbein Sanitation know this as it has to be picked up in a separate vehicle. If you have any questions, you may call Zeigenbein Sanitation at 336-4848.
Special Waste Collection by the City of St. Robert Transfer Station
Electronics: Customer's can dispose of items such as TV's and computer monitors on Thursdays at 8:00 am only and by appointment only. It is a $10 fee for each disposal of these items.

Household Hazardous Waste: Customer's can dispose of household hazardous waste on Tuesday morning's by appointment only.
Tires: Customer's can dispose of passenger tires only at a cost of $4.00 per tire or contact the Transfer Station for alternate disposal means.
Call the Transfer Station at (573) 336-5155 to schedule drop off dates or with any questions you may have.

Looking for a Summer Job? The City of Saint Robert Tiger Typhoon Aquatic Center is now recruiting for Head Lifeguards, Lifeguards, and Concessions/Pool Attendants. Visit St Robert City Hall or go online to for more information!

Interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter and earn extra money$$$? If so the City of Saint Robert Fire and Rescue would like to speak with you! You can make a difference! Three fourths of the United States would be without adequate fire protection including the communities surrounding Fort Leonard Wood without the assistance of volunteer firefighters. Few jobs offer the challenges and rewards that a volunteer fire fighter and emergency services offer. This responsibility is not for everyone. You need courage, dedication and the willingness to learn new skills. You need to be able to conquer new and diverse challenges. As a member, you will be trained to react with confidences in all emergency situations, not just structure fire but also childbirths, hazardous material spills and more. Saving neighbor's home from completely burning or saving a child from injury or possible death. Acting with courage in face of danger is a volunteer's reward of personal satisfaction. So, if you have a strong desire to help your community and believe that you have what it takes to meet the challenges, call or stop by the St. Robert Fire and Rescue to get your application and talk with us. You can contact us at 573-336-2959. Fire and Rescue Headquarters: 115 Plattner Ave., Monday-Friday 0800-1700hrs. The St Robert City Fire is a combination department, which means we have some paid career personnel and also volunteer personnel.

The City of St. Robert will be hosting their 1st Annual 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The walk/run will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the St. Robert Community Center, located at 114 JH Williamson Jr. Drive. All proceeds will go towards new equipment for the Youth Sports Program for St. Robert and
Waynesville. The entry fee is $20.00. If you pre-register you will receive a t-shirt on race day! You may pre-register up until April 28 by 5:00 p.m. at the Tiger Typhoon Aquatic Center. If you register after the above date you will not receive a t-shirt. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place runners will be awarded from the following categories: Children (Ages 9-15), Men (Ages 16+), Women (Ages 16+).

If you are interested in participating in this event, would like any more information, or if you would like to become a Sponsor for this event please call 573-451-2625 or email

City of Saint Robert's Mayor George Sanders presented Michael Blankenship and staff at the Saint Robert's Colton's Steak House with a plaque in appreciation for their contributions to the City of Saint Robert Parks and Recreation!


March 8th

Marsha Haskell
351 Silver Springs
Cape Gorardeau, MO 63703
(573) 334-9882

Independent Designer - Origami Owl

March 27th

Janna Camplejohn

New Members

DiTrapani's Italian Bistro
Michael Sheffer
16995 Hwy 28
Dixon, MO 65459
(573) 759-6100

Pamper Me Beautiful Day Spa & Boutique
Stacy Kramer
310 Historic 66 E.
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-3777

Independent Designer - Origami Owl
Janna Camplejohn

Kimberly F. Lowe, Attorney at Law
Kimberly Lowe
400 Historic Rt. 66 E
Waynesville, MO 65583
Fax: (573) 774-3616

Anthony D. Zabek

Lamar Advertising
Scott Hutson
6320 Spencer Road
Bonne Terre, MO 63628
(573) 431-4414
Fax: (573) 431-7715

Abbott Industries
Mark Abbott
20165 Saline Rd.
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 408-0577

Gene's Plumbing
Sylvia & Gene Newkirk
St. Robert, MO
(573) 336-3398

Chamber Luncheon - April 10th at 11:45 a.m. at Hampton Inn and catered by Andy's 417. Our sponsor will be Mid Missouri Credit Union. Please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 9th.

Tour of Fort Leonard Wood - April 11th AUSA, Committee of Fifty, Friends of the Fort, Support the Fort and Phelps for the Fort will be offering a tour of Ft. Leonard Wood beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m. We are excited to be able to offer the community this opportunity to tour Ft. Leonard Wood and witness the transformations that have impacted our communities in so many positive ways over the years. The tour will be leaving from the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber Office, located in the lower level of the Visitor's Center at 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B in St. Robert, as always please remember to park in the back of the building. Lunch will be provided by AUSA during the tour. Space is very limited so please R.S.V.P. to the Committee of Fifty office at (573) 336-5121 or email no later than April 5th.

Chamber Four Person Scramble - April 25th the tournament will be an 18-hole four person scramble with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. at Piney Valley Golf Course on Fort Leonard Wood. Team check-in will be at 9:00 a.m. A meal will be provided for teams after they complete the tournament. Awards will be given after the tournament is complete as well as door prizes donated by Chamber members. Registration for teams is now open. There is a $50 entry fee per person. Mulligans, Stings, and Skins will be available. There is a limit of 30 teams so register today! Registration forms and entry fee payment must be received at the Chamber office by April 15th.

Chamber Quarterly +1 Luncheon - May 8th at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Robert Community Center, catered by Vidies Bistro. Our sponsor will be Michels Frams and Things.. Please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 7th.

The Challenge - May 18th in the Waynesville City Park Participants will race to stations and complete challenges. The first team to successfully complete all challenges and cross the finish line will be the event winner. Teams are made up of two people. Teams that pre-register at the Chamber office will receive a t-shirt. For more information contact the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce at 573-336-5121.

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The April Newcomer Spotlight Business is:

Fort Leonard Wood Command Orientation
22 packets were handed out in March.

Newcomer Materials are due to the Chamber Office by the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Newcomer Spotlight Businesses are selected randomly. You must be taking advantage of this benefit to be considered. If you are not currently participating in this FREE program, you should be!


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Chamber Board of Directors:

PRESIDENT - Mike Dunbar


TREASURER - Marsha Mercer

Brad Budolfson, Jackie Farris, Mike Freeman, Laura McVay, Katrina Lynch-Allen, Tracy McCord, and Carey Heitman

Chamber Staff:


OFFICE MANAGER - Jenna Farquhar


May Newsletter information is due to the Chamber by April 26th.

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