This Week Around #PulaskiCountyUSA

Events for the week of April 29th – May 5th, 2013

May 3rd & 4th- Second Annual Wounded Warrior Weekend
What: Two day fundraiser for Wounded Warrior
Where: Friday VFW Post #3168, Laquey
Saturday Veterans Motorcycle Club Clubhouse, Turkey Ridge
When: Friday activities begin at 5 pm, spaghetti dinner and live entertainment by Kricket Alley
Saturday activities begin at 11:30 with registration for Poker Run, followed by BBQ, DJ, and raffles
Cost: $5 – $20, varies by activity
Contact: Friday activities: 573-765-3168
Saturday activities: 573-433-5143

Wounded Warrior Weekend Flyer

Wounded Warrior Weekend Flyer

May 3rd & 4th–PFAA Presents “Arthur’s Stone, Merlin’s Fire
What: Community theater play
Where: Theater On The Square, Waynesville
When: House opens at 7 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm
Cost: Adults $10, Children $5
Contact: Tracy Moran: 573-855-6625

May 3rd- 6th Annual International Friendship Challenge
What: Golf with an international flavor, players are paired up with International Military Students from Fort Leonard Wood
Where: Piney Valley Golf Course, Fort Leonard Wood
When: Registration 8:00 am, Shotgun start 9:00 am
Cost: $50 per person
Contact: Kay Lowder: 573-563-0068

6th International Friendship Challenge Flyer

6th International Friendship Challenge Flyer

May 3rd – International Female Ride Day
What: Group motorcycle run for female motorcyclists
Where: Peppers Sports Bar & Grill, Saint Robert
When: Group photo at 6:00 pm, ride departs at 6:30 pm
Cost: $5 Pre-registration, $10 Same-Day Registration
Contact: OG_Poison@live.com

International Female Ride Day Flyer

International Female Ride Day Flyer

May 4th- Pickin’ The Park Swap Meet
What: Swap Meet
Where: Shady Dell Park Livestock Pavilion, Richland
When: 8 am – 3 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Michael Williams: 573-765-4421 x 1106

Pickin The Park Swap Meet Flyer

Pickin The Park Swap Meet Flyer

May 4th – Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Clara Magoon: 573-774-2535

May 4th- Relay For Life Poker Run In Memory of Tim Bartlett
What: Poker Run
Where: Skyline Honda Yamaha, Waynesville
When: 9 am until 4 pm
Cost: $15 entry fee, $5 per passenger
Contact: Dave: 573-774-2008

Relay For Life Poker Run In Memory of Tim Bartlett Flyer

Relay For Life Poker Run In Memory of Tim Bartlett Flyer

May 4th- “Support The Sports” 5K Walk / Run
Where: St. Robert Community Center, Saint Robert
When: 9:00 am
Cost: $20
Contact: Trinity Edwards: 573-451-2625

Support The Sports 5K Walk / Run Flyer

Support The Sports 5K Walk / Run Flyer

May 4th – Cinco De Mayo Poker Run
What: Poker Run followed by Cinco De Mayo festivities
Where: Pulaski County Shrine Club, Buckhorn
When: Registration starts at 10 am, Kickstands up at 11 am
Cost: Call for details
Contact: BJ Benton: 573-433-1410

Cinco De Mayo Poker Run Flyer

Cinco De Mayo Poker Run Flyer

May 4th- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Denise Seevers: 573-855-3644

May 4th- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Terry Primas: 573-455-6766

May 4th- Paranormal Investigation of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: 8 pm
Cost: $20 per person
Contact: Dawnmarie Cecora: 573-528-2149

Looking Ahead:
May 10th & 11th: PFAA’s presentation of “Arthur’s Stone, Merlin’s Fire: The Making of a King”
May 11th: Championship Youth Bull Riding
May 11th: Jamboree On The Trail
May 11th: Blast From The Past Frisco League Basketball Reunion & Games
May 11th: Cruise In @ Crossroads
May 11th: Mid-Mo Steel Horse Poker Run
May 11th: 2013 Gardening Class Series: “Container Gardening”

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

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H.E. Warren Store: Richland, Missouri

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H.E. Warren Store: Richland, Missouri

The Family Business for 144 Years: H.E. Warren Store in #PulaskiCountyUSA is destination in itself. Continually operating since 1869 the family business has served generations of Pulaskians and travelers. To learn more about the history of this store please read the 2011 article in the Old Settler’s Gazette which can be found here: http://www.oldstagecoachstop.org/webgeezer/Gazette11/Gazette%20pages%2058%20Warren%20Store.pdf

Image kindly shared by Old Stagecoach Stop

This Week Around #PulaskiCountyUSA

Events for the week of April 22nd – April 28th, 2013

WELCOME TO PULASKI COUNTY USA:
Velda Kelly Tours
International Military Students
Vietnam Vets / Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club

April 25th–4 Person Scramble Golf Tournament
Where: Piney Valley Golf Course, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 9 am Check In, 10 am Shotgun Start
Cost: $50 per person entry fee
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce: 573-336-5121

April 27th- Mountain Man / Blackpowder Fun Day
What: Experience life in the pre 1840’s fur trade at the Mountain Man / Black Powder Family Fun Day April 27th. Enjoy food, tomahawk throwing, dutch oven cooking demonstrations, Indian song writing, and more.
Where: Kickapoo Trace Club, 16490 Cracklin Drive, Dixon
When: 10:00 am
Cost: FREE
Contact: Earl Ellegood: 573-855-0984

April 27th – Vietnam Vets / Legacy Vets MC Poker Run
What: Poker Run
Where: Elbow Inn Bar & BBQ, Devils Elbow
When: 10 am signups, last bike out at Noon
Cost: $15 first hand, $5 each additional hand
Contact: 573-405-0020

April 27th – Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE
Contact: Clara Magoon: 573-774-2535

April 27th- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Denise Seevers: 573-855-3644

April 27th- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Terry Primas: 573-455-6766

Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce hosts 4 Person Scramble Golf Tournament at Piney Valley Golf Course April 25, 2013.

Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce hosts 4 Person Scramble Golf Tournament at Piney Valley Golf Course April 25, 2013.

Kickapoo Trace Club hosts its annual Mountain Man / Blackpowder Fun Day at 16490 Cracklin Drive, Dixon on April 27, 2013.

Kickapoo Trace Club hosts its annual Mountain Man / Blackpowder Fun Day at 16490 Cracklin Drive, Dixon on April 27, 2013.

Vietnam Vets / Legacy Vets MC host a poker run at Elbow Inn Bar & BBQ in Devils Elbow April 27, 2013.

Vietnam Vets / Legacy Vets MC host a poker run at Elbow Inn Bar & BBQ in Devils Elbow April 27, 2013.

Looking Ahead:
May 3rd & 4th: Second Annual Wounded Warrior Weekend
May 3rd & 4th: Pulaski Fine Arts Association Presents “Arthur’s Stone, Merlin’s Fire”
May 3rd: International Female Ride Day
May 4th: Pickin’ The Park Swap Meet
May 4th: “Support The Sports” 5K Walk
May 4th: Relay For Life of Pulaski County Poker Run
May 4th: Raised Riders Chapter of Missouri Widow Sons Poker Run
May 4th: Paranormal Investigations of The Historic Talbot House
May 10th & 11th: PFAA’s presentation of “Arthur’s Stone, Merlin’s Fire: The Making of a King”
May 11th: Championship Youth Bull Riding
May 11th: Jamboree On The Trail
May 11th: Blast From The Past Frisco League Basketball Reunion & Games
May 11th: 2013 Gardening Class Series: “Container Gardening” @ Pulaski County Farmer’s Market

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

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St. Robert: Pulaski County USA’s Business Hub

St. Robert rises to life on Interstate 44 as a welcome destination for weary travelers. Boasting over 1,700 hotel rooms and a wide variety of American and International cuisine restaurants, St. Robert is the perfect stop as the sun fades on a long day- but it also provides a destination in itself.

Saint Robert Municipal Center

Saint Robert Municipal Center

The youngest city in Pulaski County, Missouri, St. Robert is the business hub for surrounding communities. National franchises and local merchants give way to the main entrance of Fort Leonard Wood, home of the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Support Center and training post for the Engineer, Chemical, and Military Police Corps.

Visitors have always enjoyed sunny afternoons in St. Robert’s parks. The town is proud of its dedication to community and family; picnic areas, playground areas, skate park, and Tiger Pride Aquatic Center provide afternoons of diversion for families. The St. Robert Community Center is home to car shows, the Pulaski County Fair, Black Powder trade show and many more events throughout the year. Learn more about St. Robert at the Municipal Center Museum, play a round of golf at Municipal Golf Course, a par 3, 9 hole, pitch & putt course.  Be one of the first to play the only course in the Midwest with synthetic greens! The paved walking trails that line the city complete the local landscape and provide an outdoor diversion for travelers. There are even park areas that pay proud tribute to the Armed Forces and neighboring Fort Leonard Wood with the presence of decommissioned Army and Marine vehicles. The authentic pieces make great photo opportunities.

Visitors have always enjoyed sunny afternoons in St. Robert’s parks.

Visitors have always enjoyed sunny afternoons in St. Robert’s parks.

Tiger Pride Aquatic Center provide afternoons of diversion for families.

Tiger Pride Aquatic Center provide afternoons of diversion for families.

Learn more about St. Robert at the Municipal Center Museum.

Learn more about St. Robert at the Municipal Center Museum.

play a round of golf at Municipal Center Golf Course.

Municipal Golf Course in St. Robert is the only course in the Midwest with synthetic greens.

Reed Park, on historic Route 66 in St. Robert is a great photo opportunity!

Reed Park, on historic Route 66 in St. Robert is a great photo opportunity!

On January 7th, 2013 St. Robert became a Purple Heart City on the Interstate 44 Purple Heart Trail. Pulaski County became a Purple Heart County on the I-44 Purple Heart Trail February 14th of the same year, and St. Robert’s sister city, Waynesville, became a Purple Heart City on March 21, 2013. Receiving the Purple Heart designation expresses the desire of the cities and the county to remember and recognize veterans who are recipients of the Purple Heart Medal and is another indicator of the prevalent patriotism that runs deep in Pulaski County USA.

Saint Robert's patriotic themed water tower was a finalist in Tnemec's 2012 Tank of the Year competition.The three legs of this water tower point to the three rivers (Big Piney, Gasconade, & Roubidoux)  in Pulaski County USA.

Saint Robert’s patriotic themed water tower was a finalist in Tnemec’s 2012 Tank of the Year competition.The three legs of this water tower point to the three rivers (Big Piney, Gasconade, & Roubidoux) in Pulaski County USA.

Saint Robert was the second city in Missouri, and the first on Interstate 44, to be recognized as a Purple Heart City.

Saint Robert was the second city in Missouri, and the first on Interstate 44, to be recognized as a Purple Heart City.

For more information on the City of Saint Robert, Missouri in Pulaski County USA visit www.saintrobert.com

To learn more about lodging, dining and recreation in St. Robert and surrounding areas visit www.pulaskicountyusa.com

For events, activities, and things to do in Saint Robert, Missouri visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents

This Week Around #PulaskiCountyUSA

Events for the week of April 15th – April 21st, 2013

April 19th–Route 66 Light It Up Night
What: Cars, Bikes, Trucks, & Trikes Cruise In
Where: Peppers Sports Bar & Grill, St. Robert
When: 7 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: OG_Poison@live.com

April 20th- Geocaching Earth Day Appreciation Event
What: Geocaching and scavenger hunts
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 9:00 am
Cost: FREE
Contact: 573-227-2238

April 20th – Pulaski County Farmers Market
What: Farmers Market
Where: Parking lot south side of Square, bottom of Waynesville Hill
When: 8 am – Noon
Cost: FREE
Contact: 573-774-2535

April 20th- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Denise Seevers: 573-855-3644

April 20th- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Terry Primas: 573-455-6766

April 20th- 10th Annual Support The Troops Motorcycle Parade
Where: Starts at Ozark Harley-Davidson, ends at Elbow Inn Bar & BBQ, Devils Elbow
When: Register between Noon and 2:00 pm, ride starts promptly at 2 pm
Cost: $20 per person, includes complimentary lunch at Elbow Inn
Contact: Bernard Westover: 573-639-9154

Looking Ahead:
April 25th: 4 Person Scramble Golf Tournament
April 27th: Mountain Man / Blackpowder Fun Day
April 27th: Vietnam Vets / Legacy Vets Poker Run
May 3rd & 4th: Second Annual Wounded Warrior Weekend
May 3rd & 4th: Pulaski Fine Arts Association Presents “Arthur’s Stone, Merlin’s Fire”
May 4th: Pickin’ The Park Swap Meet
May 4th: “Support The Sports” 5K Walk
May 4th: Relay For Life of Pulaski County Poker Run
May 4th: Raised Riders Chapter of Missouri Widow Sons Poker Run
May 4th: Paranormal Investigations of The Historic Talbot House

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

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Waynesville’s Roubidoux Bridge: Historic Route 66

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Waynesville's Roubidoux Bridge: Historic Route 66

The Roubidoux Bridge, a five span concrete arch bridge, in Waynesville on historic Route 66 spans Roubidoux River and was constructed in 1923 to coincide with the, at the time, new Highway 66 that connected Chicago to Los Angeles. It was widened in 1939, before Fort Leonard Wood was conceptualized. Today’s visitors to Pulaski County USA can still travel across this original Route 66 bridge.

To learn more about bridges in Pulaski County, Missouri visit: http://bridgehunter.com/mo/pulaski/

To learn more about the history of Pulaski County, Missouri’s bridges visit: http://www.oldstagecoachstop.org/webgeezer/BridgesofPulaski.pdf

To obtain turn by turn directions of historic Route 66 visit: http://www.pulaskicountyusa.com

Dixon: A Panoramic View

Welcome To Dixon

It may be a small town, but Dixon knows how to attract attention. Looking for the perfect day trip to gain a little relaxation or perspective? Why not try a scenic overlook that attracts artists, photographers and nature lovers? Your refuge lies just north of Interstate 44, where Dixon blends nature’s beauty, outdoor recreation and a welcoming community. Dixon is home to some of Pulaski County USA’s best camping, whether you’re pitching a tent or own an RV. Soak up the sun on the Gasconade River as you paddle its waters in a canoe. Golfers can work on their handicap on the beautiful nine-hole golf course. An afternoon at Portuguese Point provides an extraordinary view of the Missouri landscape. Formed by two large rock formations 400 feet above the Gasconade River, the surrounding valley that once provided land for cattle and sheep farmers is now an inspiring perspective for artists and photographers.

Vintage postcard image of Portuguese Point. Portuguese Point has inspired artists, photographers, and nature lovers for generations.

Vintage postcard image of Portuguese Point. Portuguese Point has inspired artists, photographers, and nature lovers for generations.

Kayaking and Canoeing are popular activities on the Gasconade River. Photo courtesy of Boiling Spring Campground.

Kayaking and Canoeing are popular activities on the Gasconade River. Photo courtesy of Boiling Spring Campground.

Hit the links at Oak Hills Country Club's 9 hole golf course. Photo courtesy of Oak Hills Country Club.

Hit the links at Oak Hills Country Club’s 9 hole golf course. Photo courtesy of Oak Hills Country Club.

If you’re fortunate enough to be in town during one of our annual festivals, stop by and see why Dixon’s hospitality is unparalleled. Dixon’s annual Cow Days Festival is sure to please and you could walk away as the proud owner of a cow! This annual festival shows off all the things that make Dixon both timeless and progressive. Dixon is the “Branson” of Pulaski County. Nationally recognized, and local talent, are both showcased at Music In The Barn and Missouri Festival Park.

Dixon's Cow Days is a family friendly street festival; it's roots go back to the 1920's. Photo courtesy of Dustin Holmes.

Dixon’s Cow Days is a family friendly street festival; it’s roots go back to the 1920’s. Photo courtesy of Dustin Holmes.

To learn more about events, things to do, and for hotel, lodging, dining, and outfitter information visit http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com

To learn more about floating, kayaking, & canoeing opportunities on the Gasconade River near Dixon, Missouri visit:
http://www.bscfloattrips.com

To learn more about Oak Hills Country Club in Dixon, Missouri visit:
http://www.facebook.com/dixongolfcourse

To see upcoming events, shows, and performances at The Barn near Dixon, Missouri visit: http://www.thebakerband.com