This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of September 26-October 2, 2016

Welcome To The Following Groups-
Bicycle Adventure Club (September 27)
Military Writers Society of America (September 30-October 2)

September 30 & October 1- Haunted River Float
What: Nothing compares to the thrill of the Haunted River Float on the Big Piney River!
Where: 23455 Teak Lane, Saint Robert
When: 7:00 p.m until 10:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person
Contact: Lay Z Day Canoes & Camping– 573.336.8639

September 30 & October 1- PFAA Presents “Fox on the Fairway”
What: Pulaski Fine Arts Association theater production
Where: Theater On The Square, 312 Historic Route 66, Waynesville
When: 7:30 p.m. curtain
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (April York)- 573.337.1184

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Last weekend to catch “The Fox and the Fairway” at Theater on the Square!

September 30 & October 1- Haunted Hill
What: Mid-Missouri’s scariest haunted attraction!
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $12 admission or $20 speed pass
Contact: Haunted Hill (Jackie)- 573.337.3225

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Haunted Hill is located at 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville, Missouri.

October 1- Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K
What: Conquer “Superior Hill” during this half marathon!
Where: Race begins at East Elementary and ends at Frogtoberfest in Waynesville City Park.
When: Race begins at 8:30 a.m.
Cost: Half Marathon $50, 10K $40
Contact: Team 413 Gracerunner Ministries (Melissa Martinez)- 573.433.6684

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Frog Hill Half should be on every half-marathoner’s list!

October 1-Frogtoberfest
What: Family friendly festival celebrating Frog Rock’s birthday.
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Rhea Anne Mathews- 573.774.3050

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Celebrate Frog Rock’s Birthday this Saturday in Waynesville!

October 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

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An evening you won’t soon forget- every Saturday in October!

Pumpkin Patches:
Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch
Storie’s Pumpkin Patch
Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch

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Looking Ahead:

October 7, 8, & 9- Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch, Crocker
October 8 & 9 Storie’s Pumpkin Patch, Waynesville
October 8 & 9- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon
October 8- WDBA Zombie Run, Waynesville
October 8- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 15- Route 66 Oktoberfest, Waynesville
October 29- Route 66 Challenge

Planning for Fall? Check out our A to Z Guide and our Annual Autumn roundup!

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

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of September 19-September 25, 2016

Welcome To The Following Groups:

93992 MP Det.
75th Military Police Corps Anniversary (September 19-25)
560th MP Reunion (September 20-23)
Missouri Welcome Center Education Tour (September 21)
RMPOA Reunion (September 21-24)

September 23 & 24- Haunted River Float
What: Nothing compares to the thrill of the Haunted River Float on the Big Piney River!
Where: 23455 Teak Lane, Saint Robert
When: 7:00 p.m until 10:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person
Contact: Lay Z Day Canoes & Camping– 573.336.8639

September 24- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

September 24- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

September 24- 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

Pumpkin Patches:

Storie’s Pumpkin Patch
Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch

Looking Ahead:

September 30 & October 1- Haunted River Float, Saint Robert
October 1- Frog Hill Half Marathon, Waynesville
October 1- Frogtoberfest, Waynesville
October 1- Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch, Crocker
September 24 & 25- Storie’s Pumpkin Patch, Waynesville
September 24 & 25- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon
October 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Planning for Fall? Check out our A to Z Guide and our Annual Autumn roundup!

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

7 Reasons Why You Should Add The Frog Hill Half To Your Half-Marathon Calendar

Whether you are a seasoned half-marathoner, or recently began training for your first event, the Frog Hill Half in Waynesville, Missouri is bucket list worthy. Missouri is home to over 50 annual half-marathons but the Frog Hill Half stands out in the crowd. In its third year this challenging race is picking up steam and drawing more runners and their families.

1. Centrally Located- Waynesville, the seat of Pulaski County, lies just north of Interstate 44 (Exit 156) and is approximately half way between Saint Louis and Springfield, Missouri. This makes travel to and from the Frog Hill Half a breeze.

2. Route 66- This storied pavement has been revered by “roadies” since the cross country highway was decommissioned in 1985. Runners can truly connect with America’s past during this portion of the course. A small portion of Frog Hill Half retraces part of the route ran during the Trans-American Footrace in 1928.

3. W.H. Croaker- Our list wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the race’s namesake. W.H. Croaker is an internationally famous landmark. Carved from an extra large boulder, the brightly colored green and yellow frog rock will silently cheer you on as you pass beneath during your descent into charming downtown Waynesville.

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W.H. Croaker- the namesake of the Frog Hill Half Marathon

4. Superior Hill- One portion of the course follows an antebellum road that is gravel and crushed rock. Don’t be lulled by the Ozark scenery as you pass by Roubidoux Spring and follow the river towards the historic Poor Farm. Superior Hill awaits you. This formidable challenge peaks just shy of a half mile and features a 9% grade. You will never forget completing this section of the course.

5. Amenities- Area amenities make the Frog Hill Half a destination. Arrive early and explore Pulaski County’s 33 miles of Route 66, shop the antique stores and gift boutiques, learn the tragic tale of the Cherokee, and feast at unique dining spots. Stay late and discover stunning scenery while kayaking the Big Piney or Gasconade River. Nearby Saint Robert has multiple lodging accommodations that will fit any budget. Race organizers have negotiated a race discount at Baymont Inn & Suites.

6. Family Friendly- The race is organized by Team 413 Gracerunner Ministries with a focus on the family. In addition to the half-marathon they offer a 10K the same day. The Leapfrog 5K takes place the evening before the featured race. The out-and-back course leads half-marathoners to Frogtoberfest at Waynesville City Park. This one-of-a-kind festival celebrates W.H. Croaker’s “birthday” and is jam packed with fun activities.

7. George Mallory- The famous mountaineer, after being asked why he wanted to climb Mt. Everest, famously retorted “Because it’s there”. You are a half-marathoner and Frog Hill Half is waiting to be conquered.

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Photo courtesy of Team 413 Gracerunner Ministries

Check out our A to Z Guide of Fall Activities in Pulaski County, Missouri!

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of September 12-September 18, 2016

Welcome To The Following Groups-
1st Engineer Military Reunion (September 12-16)
547th ECB Military Reunion (September 15-19)
W.O.W. 3 Women’s Conference (September 16-18)

September 16 & 17- Gun Show Swap Meet
What: Buy, sell, & trade!
Where: The Barn, 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
When: 8 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $3 admission
Contact: The Barn (Bill Johnson)- 573.433.9370

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Gun Show Swap Meet in Dixon this weekend!

September 16 & 17- Cow Days
What: Win a cow at this family-friendly street festival!
Where: Downtown Dixon
When: Friday- 5:30 p.m. until Midnight, Saturday 10:00 a.m. until Midnight
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Dixon Chamber of Commerce (Misty Russell)- 573.433.0678

September 16 & 17- 18th Annual Southern Gospel Reunion
What: Inspirational Southern Gospel performances
Where: Parker Fine Arts Auditorium, 1001 Historic Route 66 West, Waynesville
When: Friday- 7:00 p.m., Saturday: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Layne Lercher- 573.774.0404

September 16 & 17- Haunted River Float
What: Nothing compares to the thrill of the Haunted River Float on the Big Piney River!
Where: 23455 Teak Lane, Saint Robert
When: 7:00 p.m until 10:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person
Contact: Lay Z Day Canoes & Camping– 573.336.8639

September 17- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

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Visit the Museums on the Square in Waynesville this weekend!

September 17- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

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Visit the Museums on the Square in Waynesville this weekend!

September 17- 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

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Paranormal Investigations every Saturday through October!

Pumpkin Patches:
Storie’s Pumpkin Patch

Looking Ahead:

September 23 & 24- Haunted River Float, Saint Robert
September 24- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 24 & 25- Storie’s Pumpkin Patch, Waynesville
September 24 & 25- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon

Planning for Fall? Check out our A to Z Guide and our Annual Autumn roundup!

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

History Begets Art: “Marechaussee on Horseback”

The Military Police Corps Regiment was officially established September 26, 1941, just shy of 75 years ago. Their roots run much deeper though, all the way back to General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. General Washington requested that the Provost Marshall position be created to handle the Continental Army’s disciplinary issues. William Maroney was tapped to fulfill the newly created staff position in January, 1776. During the Spring of 1778, Congress established the Provost Corps. General Washington referred to these troops as the “Marechaussee”, a French term used to describe a local guard force, or, loosely, the constabulary. The Marechaussee Corps would be formed exclusively as a police organization. Organized and equipped as light dragoons, they utilized their speed to aid in troop movements and in moving prisoners from the battlefield. The Marechaussee protected the Army’s rear and flanks during troop movements, searched for stragglers, guarded river crossings, and engaged in combat when needed.

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“Marechaussee on Horseback” by sculptor James Hall III. Photo courtesy of United States Army Military Police Corps Regimental Museum.

During the Military Police Corps 75th anniversary celebration, to honor this legacy, Military Police Regimental Association will host a ribbon cutting of James Hall III’s sculpture “Marechaussee on Horseback” at Memorial Park (Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri) September 19th, 2016 at 0945, followed by the annual Memorial Grove Dedication at 1000.

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“Gateway to the Regiment” by artist James Hall III. Image by Mr. Michael Curtis (Fort Leonard Wood).

“Marechaussee on Horseback” joins Mr. Hall’s bronze crossed pistol archway, “Gateway to the Regiment” (2008), and his 10 foot tall bronze replica of a World War II era Military Police soldier, “Of the Troops and for the Troops” (2010).

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“Of the Troops and for the Troops” by sculptor James Hall III. Photo courtesy of Military Police Regimental Association.

“Marechaussee on Horseback” depicts a lone mounted police soldier, surveying an endless field, and contemplating the Military Police Corps’ past, present, and future. The visual inspiration for the piece is Rick Reeves’ artwork “Dawn of the Regiment”. The sculpture is made of silicon bronze (copper with some tin), is almost 18 feet tall, almost 11 feet long, and weighs in at just under 3,000 pounds. The majority of the statue is 3/16″ thick. The legs of the horse are 1/4″ thick. During a four year long process, the piece was sculpted at JH Creative Studio in Nixa, Missouri and then shipped to AdAstra Art Bronze in Lawrence, Kansas where molten bronze was poured into the ceramic molds. After the molds were broken off of the hardened bronze mixture each piece was welded together and the patina was applied. The completed sculpture was installed at Memorial Grove September 2, 2016.

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“Marechaussee on Horseback” by artist James Hall III. Photo courtesy of United States Army Military Police Corps Regimental Museum.

Memorial Park is a serene location for soldiers, past and present, to reflect and to pay homage to fallen comrades. Memorial Park is home to the Chemical Corps Memorial and the Engineers Memorial, in addition to the Military Police Memorial. The Veterans’ Memorial serves as the central hub. The Engineers Memorial Grove includes a nine foot tall bronze sculpture, “The Sapper”, by Andrew Chernak, which was unveiled May 5, 2006. Replicas of “Gateway to the Regiment”, “Of the Troops and for the Troops”, and “Marechausse on Horeseback” are available at the nearby Mahaffey Museum Complex gift shop. For Fort Leonard Wood Access Control and Gate Information please refer to http://www.wood.army.mil/LEC/SOB/Access%20Control%20and%20Gate%20Information.html.

For more ideas on things to see and do in Pulaski County, Missouri please visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com.

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33rd Annual Cow Days Schedule of Events

33rd Annual Cow Days Schedule of Events

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33rd Annual Cow Days in Dixon, Missouri September 16 & 17!

(subject to changes)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Main Stage
5:30 p.m.- Opening Ceremonies
6:00-6:30 p.m.- Church Group with Kids
7:00-8:30 p.m.- Flash Back
9:00-11:00 p.m.- Special 20

Udder Stage
7:00 p.m.- Karaoke Pre-Lims

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Main Stage

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.- Fall Festival Pageant
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.- Helen Russell
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.- Parade
*Car Show after Parade in Mid-America Bank parking lot. Contact Elsie Glosser for information.
3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.- Little Dazzler Pom Routine
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.- Roy Stevenson Band
5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.- Karaoke Finals
7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.- Andrew Stratman
8:45 p.m.- Free Merchant Cow Giveaway (See area businesses for your free tickets)
10:00 p.m.- Purchased Tickets Cow Giveaway/50-50 Winner Announced
9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.- Collin Nash

For more information contact Dixon Chamber of Commerce (Misty Russell) at 573-433-0678

Planning for Fall? Check out our A to Z Guide and our Annual Autumn roundup!

For additional things to see and do in Pulaski County, Missouri please visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of September 6-September 11, 2016

Welcome To The Following Groups-

First National Bank (September 7)
19th Engineer Reunion (September 8-12)
Missouri Outdoor Communicators (September 9-11)

September 9 & 10- Haunted River Float
What: Nothing compares to the thrill of the Haunted River Float on the Big Piney River!
Where: 23455 Teak Lane, Saint Robert
When: 7:00 p.m until 10:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person
Contact: Lay Z Day Canoes & Camping– 573.336.8639

September 10- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

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September 10- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

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September 10- 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

Looking Ahead:

September 16 & 17- Haunted River Float, Saint Robert
September 17 & 24- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 16 & 17- 18th Annual Southern Gospel Reunion, Waynesville
September 16 & 17- Cow Days, Dixon
September 16 & 17- Gun Show Swap Meet, Dixon
September 16-18- W.O.W. 3 Women’s Conference, Waynesville/Saint Robert
September 17 & 18- Storie’s Pumpkin Patch, Waynesville

Planning for Fall? Check out our A to Z Guide and our Annual Autumn roundup!

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