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Events for the week of November 17, 2014-November 23, 2014

November 22- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: South Lynn Street, Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmers Market Logo November 22-Turkey Trot 5K/10K
What: Come run with the gobblers!
Where: Davidson Fitness Center, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 9 am
Cost: $30 day of registration (advance signup discount available)
Contact: FLW MWR- 573.596.4359

Turkey Trot 10K Run on Fort Leonard WoodLooking Ahead:
December 4- Christmas On The Square
December 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
December 7- Christmas on Main Street
December 7- Waynesville Christmas Parade
December 7- Holiday In The Park
December 19 & 20- Route 66 Shootout

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents

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Four Things You Will Love In Saint Robert, Missouri

1. The Food- The Saint Robert area has been a melting pot even before Fort Leonard Wood brought people from different ethnicities and backgrounds to Pulaski County. This is reflected in St. Robert’s varied dining options. You can choose from Asian cuisine, BBQ, German cuisine, Italian dining, Greek dining, Mexican cuisine, or American cuisine- including comfort food! Looking for the perfect independent coffeehouse? Saint Robert has you covered- make sure to visit Luna Java on St. Robert Boulevard. You can also find a world-class donut in St. Robert. Just minutes from the front gate of Fort Leonard Wood is Lamb’s Donuts. For a restaurant/dining guide please visit: http://visitpulaskicounty.org/shopping_dining.asp#all

Cafe Korea is one of the many mom and pop joints in St. Robert that are dishing out quality, delicious food! Photo by Rural Missouri.

Cafe Korea is one of the many mom and pop joints in St. Robert that are dishing out quality, delicious food! Photo by Rural Missouri.

2. Lodging- St. Robert has over 1,600 lodging rooms (and many brand options)- including the one to fit your needs and budget. You can choose from properties that have indoor swimming pools, allow pets, offer a complimentary hot breakfast, among other amenities. Conveniently located at the mid-point of Saint Louis and Branson or Joplin, Saint Robert is the perfect place for your overnight. For a complete listing of accommodations please visit: http://visitpulaskicounty.org/hotel_options.asp

Clean, cozy rooms are plentiful in Saint Robert- including many well known brands.

Clean, cozy rooms are plentiful in Saint Robert- including many well known brands.

3. George M. Reed Route 66 Roadside Park- George M. Reed Roadside Park on Historic Route 66 in Saint Robert, MO is a throwback to a bygone era. Named after George M. Reed in 1952, this park is the last roadside park on Route 66 in Missouri. Today’s traveler can make their Route 66 experience authentic with a roadside picnic lunch in the park! Don’t have fixin’s for lunch with you? Many of Saint Robert’s dining establishments offer carryout.

4. The Events- Saint Robert is the location for many indoor events at the St. Robert Community Center- Chili Cook Offs; Gun, Knife, & Archery shows, Craft Bazaars, Quilt Shows and more are held at this venue throughout the year. The Pulaski County Regional Fair is also held at this location each year in June. For event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents

Pulaski County Regional Fair has been held on the St. Robert Community Center grounds for over a decade. Photo by Kay Shea Photography.

Pulaski County Regional Fair has been held on the St. Robert Community Center grounds for over a decade.Photo by Kay Shea Photography

To learn more about St. Robert- The Gateway to Fort Leonard Wood, and the other communities in Pulaski County, Missouri please visit http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Pulaski County USA LogoEvents for the week of November 10, 2014-November 16, 2014

November 11- Veterans’ Day Ceremony & Parade
Where: Waynesville Middle School To Waynesville City Park
When: 11:00 am
Cost: FREE
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce- 573.336.5121

November 15- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: South Lynn Street, Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

November 15-Gone To Pieces Quilt Show
Where: St. Robert Community Center
When: 10 am-5 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild (Bonnie)- 573.774.9990

Quilt Show in Mid-Missouri November 15th

Looking Ahead:
November 22- Turkey Trot 5K/10K
December 4- Christmas On The Square
December 19 & 20- Route 66 Shootout

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents

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Pulaski County USA Hosts Outdoor Communicator Conference

Pulaski County, Missouri in Autumn. Photo by Dwayne Hicks

Pulaski County, Missouri in Autumn. Photo by Dwayne Hicks

Beth Wiles, Executive Director and Karen Hood, Marketing Relations Manager of Pulaski County Tourism Bureau recently announced that Pulaski County has been selected as the location for the annual conference of the Missouri Outdoor Communicators in September 2016.

Recently approved at a Board of Directors meeting, the Pulaski County Tourism Bureau made an impression on organizers during the 2014 MOC Conference in Columbia this fall when presenting their destination as a possible site for a future conference.

The Missouri Outdoor Communicator’s Executive Director, The Beenders Walker Group, wrote “Pulaski County will be a ‘perfect destination’ for our 2016 MOC Annual Conference. Your ability to provide such a beautiful Ozarks outdoor destination with a wide variety of activities and sightseeing opportunities made this an easy decision. We definitely look forward to visiting your area on a site visit to brainstorm.”

The dates for the conference are September 9-11, 2016.

Chartered in 1994, the Missouri Outdoor Communicators’ mission is to advance knowledge of natural resources and related recreational pursuits, to improve MOC members’ communication skills, to promote outdoor communications, to encourage appropriate use and conservation of natural resources and to mentor the next generation of outdoor communicators.

To learn more about Pulaski County, Missouri please visit: http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com
Follow Pulaski County USA on Twitter at @PulCoUSA
Follow Beth Wiles on Twitter at @BWPulCo
Follow Karen Hood on Twitter at @KHPulCo
To learn more about Missouri Outdoor Communicators please visit: http://missourioutdoorcommunicators.org

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of November 3, 2014-November 9, 2014

November 8- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: South Lynn Street, Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmers Market Logo November 8- Leona Williams LIVE In Concert
Where: 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
When: Doors open at 6:00 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm
Cost: $20
Contact: The Barn (Bill)- 573.433.9370

Leona Williams takes the stage in a family friendly concert at The Barn, near Dixon, November 8th.

Leona Williams takes the stage in a family friendly concert at The Barn, near Dixon, November 8th.

Looking Ahead:
November 11- Veterans Day Parade
November 15- Gone To Pieces Quilt Show
December 19 & 20- Route 66 Shootout

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents

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Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club Tours Pulaski County USA

Last week, 36 members of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club from Bixby, Oklahoma traveled to Pulaski County, Missouri for a “Fun, Fort, & Fall Foliage” tour. The group enjoyed two jam packed days of Ozark adventure.

After officially being welcomed to Pulaski County by the Tourism Bureau staff, with a reception complete with cookies, coffee, and juice at the Visitors Center in Saint Robert, the tour headed to Fort Leonard Wood for a lunch at one of the dining facilities and a guided windshield tour of the installation. Some of the highlights of the windshield tour included the Reception Battalion, the Main Exchange, Brigade Row on Iowa Avenue, Nutter Field House (built in 1942), Sapper Leader Course, and Training Area 244- also known as the “Million Dollar Hole” because of the value of the equipment kept on site that is used for training purposes.

Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club first stop in Pulaski County, Missouri was the Visitors Center in Saint Robert.

Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club first stop in Pulaski County, Missouri was the Visitors Center in Saint Robert.

While on Fort Leonard Wood the participants visited Mahaffey Museum Complex. The museum is unique in that it is the only place in the country where you can visit three U.S. Army Branch museums in a single location. The complex houses the Military Police Museum, The Chemical Corps Museum, and the U.S. Army Engineer Museum. There is also a WWII Company area and a Historic Vehicle Park.

The evening meal was another unique destination and experience- The Cave Restaurant & Resort is the nation’s only restaurant inside a cave! Group members remarked that the view overlooking the Gasconade River was stunning and that dinner was “two thumbs up”.

Host hotel, Baymont Inn & Suites in Saint Robert, exceeded expectations. The complimentary hot breakfast was especially well received. The waffles and biscuits ‘n gravy were just what these adventurers needed to prepare for a busy day!

Baymont Inn & Suites  in Saint Robert, exceeded the expectations of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club.

Baymont Inn & Suites in Saint Robert, exceeded the expectations of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club.

The Bank Club’s second day in “Pulaski County USA” kicked off with a guided tour of Route 66 with local historian Terry Primas. Primas described points of interests and told stories of the section of the old Mother Road that runs between Devils Elbow and Waynesville. They were able to see alignments of the road that dated to the 1920′s, 30′s, and 40′s. The tour traveled through an area that has been described as the most scenic section of Missouri’s Route 66. The bluffs above the old steel bridge in Devils Elbow looked like a postcard- and sure enough, they had indeed been the backdrop for many postcards of the area!

A vintage postcard depicts the scene that can be found at Devils Elbow on Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri.

A vintage postcard depicts the scene that can be found at Devils Elbow on Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri.

Ready to stretch their legs, the tour group headed to a fabulous lunch at Hoppers Pub on the Square in Waynesville. Recharged and refreshed, they were ready to explore the 1903 Courthouse Museum, Old Stagecoach Stop, and downtown area. The Courthouse Museum is housed in what was Pulaski County’s Courthouse from 1903 until 1989. Designed by Missouri State Architect Henry H. Hohenschild, the upstairs courtroom is in its original condition. The craftsmanship has withstood the test of time and some folks have commented that one can almost hear attorneys arguing cases from the past. Denise Seevers, Museum Curator, told the visitors of a murder that took place in the building in the 1930′s. She also told of bullet holes on the exterior of the building that are scars from a bank robbery that occurred in 1917. The citizens tried to fight the bandits off from the courthouse area and the bad guys shot back!

Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club (Bixby, OK.) members chat outside of Pulaski County Museum in downtown Waynesville, MO.

Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club (Bixby, OK.) members chat outside of Pulaski County Museum in downtown Waynesville, MO.

The Old Stagecoach Stop is a fascinating building. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places the Stop has served as a tavern, Civil War hospital, and hotel. It is one of Pulaski County’s oldest buildings and its museum is arranged by time period- each room depicting an era of the buildings history. Old Stagecoach Stop Museum & Foundation President Jan Primas and Jeanie Porter guided the group through the building while explaining its past, significance & importance.

The Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville, MO has a lot of stories to tell!

The Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville, MO has a lot of stories to tell!

The club enjoyed free time in downtown Waynesville and members wandered to historic sites and shopping opportunities. Several souvenirs were purchased at Lost In The Woods Antiques & Collectibles, Seda’s Gift Shop, Talbot House, Just Because, Eircil’s Jewelry, and at the gift shop inside Paradise Deli- a German restaurant. Tour members also sampled local flavor at Purn’s Thai Kitchen, Sugar Shack, I Love Ice Cream, Route 66 Candy Shoppe, and Cellar 66. Cellar 66 hosted a wine tasting- and it was a hit! The group also discovered Waynesville Gun & Pawn and Odyssey Scuba. A dive shop in landlocked Pulaski County seemed odd to them until they found out that nearby Roubidoux Spring is home to a large underground cave system and that the area is known for its cave diving opportunities.

A member of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club (Bixby, OK.) browses at Seda's Gift Shoppe on the Square in downtown Waynesville, MO.

A member of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club (Bixby, OK.) browses at Seda’s Gift Shoppe on the Square in downtown Waynesville, MO.

Participants of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club " "Fun, Fort, & Fall Foliage" tour enjoy a sweet treat at I Love Ice Cream in downtown Waynesville.

Participants of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club ” “Fun, Fort, & Fall Foliage” tour enjoy a sweet treat at I Love Ice Cream in downtown Waynesville.

Members of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club (Bixby, OK) pose at the corner of Historic Route 66 in downtown Waynesville during their "Fun, Fort, & Fall Foliage tour.

Members of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club (Bixby, OK) pose at the corner of Historic Route 66 in downtown Waynesville during their “Fun, Fort, & Fall Foliage tour.

The day’s activities concluded with a sumptuous meal at destination restaurant Di Trapani’s Italian Bistro. The drive to the restaurant on Highway 28 treated passengers to a glorious splash of Ozark color, but that was nothing compared to the views from the dinner tables. The food, the view, and the delightful company of tour companions made this the perfect finale to the two days of “Fun, Fort, and Fall Foliage” tour to Pulaski County, Missouri.

Destination restaurant, Di Trapani's Italian Bistro overlooks Portuguese Point of the Gasconade River in the beautiful Ozark Mountains.

Destination restaurant, Di Trapani’s Italian Bistro overlooks Portuguese Point of the Gasconade River in the beautiful Ozark Mountains.

“Everything was perfect. My travel group cannot thank me enough! Thank you for that- I could not have done this tour without you! You help me succeed making my customers happy with our bank, while experiencing a “Class A” tour. My happy customers make me a happy customer!!” —Lisa Beach, Group Travel Planner- Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club

Are you organizing a group travel tour? Pulaski County Tourism Bureau is happy to provide these complimentary services for Receptives and Group Tour Operators:
• Customized Group Itineraries
• Step-on Guide Referrals/Coordination
• Lodging/Dining Bid Assistance
• Meeting Space Assistance
• Museum Tour Coordination
• FREE Welcome Reception/Comfort Stop
Our Certified Travel Industry Specialist will assist with many aspects of the planning process including customized itineraries. Contact Karen Hood today!

Call Karen Hood to arrange your group tour to Pulaski County USA!

Call Karen Hood to arrange your group tour to Pulaski County USA!

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Pulaski County USA LogoEvents for the week of October 27, 2014-November 2, 2014

October 31 & November 1- Corn Maze
What: Mid-Missouri’s largest precision cut corn maze
Where: 18700 Cliff Road, Dixon
When: Friday- 5 pm until 8 pm
Saturday- 10 am until 8 pm
Sunday- 10 am until 6 pm
Cost: Adults- $6
Kids 5 thru 12- $4
4 & Under- FREE
Contact: Boiling Spring Campground- 573.759.7294

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October 31 & November 1- Haunted Hill
What: Mid- Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8 pm until Midnight
Cost: $12 Speed Pass $20
Contact: http://www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri

Haunted Hill

October 31 & November 1- Haunted River Float
What: Nothing compares to the thrill of Halloween on the Big Piney River!
Where: 23455 Teak Lane, Saint Robert
When: 7 pm until 10 pm
Cost: 13 & Older- $25, Ages 6thru 12- $10, 5 & Under- FREE
*Reservations Preferred
Contact: Lay Z Day Canoes & Camping- 573.336.8639

October Haunted River FloatsOctober 31 & November 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

October Paranormal Investigations Halloween EditionNovember 1- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: South Lynn Street, Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmers Market Logo November 1- Whitey Morgan and the 78′s LIVE In Concert
Where: 25955 Highway P, Laquey
When: 8:00 pm
Cost: $10
Contact: Roadhouse Bar & Grill- 573.765.5002

Whitey Morgan and the 78's return to Pulaski County November 1st at Roadhouse Bar & Grill in Laquey!

Whitey Morgan and the 78′s return to Pulaski County November 1st at Roadhouse Bar & Grill in Laquey!

Pumpkin Patches:
Uncle Buck’s (Friday)- 573.759.9045
Storie’s Pumpkin Patch (Saturday & Sunday)- 573.433.4375

Looking Ahead:
November 15- Gone To Pieces Quilt Show
December 19 & 20- Route 66 Shootout

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