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Events for the week of March 31, 2014-April 6, 2014

April 5- Graduate With Color 5K
What: 5K Run
Where: Community Center, Shady Dell Park, Richland
When: Registration begins at 6:30 am, Run begins at 7 am
Cost: Pre-registration $20, Day of run $25
Contact: Michelle Graves- 573.512.0863

Graduate With Color 5K Run flyer

Graduate With Color 5K Run flyer

April 5- Run For The Tiger 5K Fun Run & 2M Walk
What: 5K Run
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: Registration begins at 7:00 am, Race begins at 8:30 am
Cost: $15
Contact: Race Director- 573.855.6540

Run For The Tiger 5K Fun Run & 2M Walk Flyer

Run For The Tiger 5K Fun Run & 2M Walk Flyer

April 5- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

April 5- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
What: Historic courthouse on Route 66. Listed in 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

April 5- 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 in 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 (Jan Primas)- 573.435.6766

April 5- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Call for start time
Cost: $20 per person
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House flyer

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House flyer

Community Programs:

April 5- University of Missouri Extension (Pulaski County) Open House- 573.774.6177
April 5- Bring Your Own Chair In The Garden Class Series: Composting Class- 573.774.6177

Looking Forward:

April 11- Kricket Alley Wounded Warrior Project Benefit Concert
April 11 & 12- Sportsman Gun Show
April 12- Third Annual Race For The Ribbons
April 12- Run As One 5K
April 12- Pulaski County Farmers Market
April 12- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum Open
April 12- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open

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Events for the week of March 24, 2014-March 30, 2014

March 29- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmers Market is held year round in Waynesville, MO.

Pulaski County Farmers Market is held year round in Waynesville, MO.

March 29- Annual Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction
Where: Saint Robert Community Center
When: 11 am – 4 pm
Cost: Adults $10, Children 5-12 $5, 4 & Under FREE
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce- 573.336.5121

Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction is an annual event hosted by Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce.

Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction is an annual event hosted by Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce.

March 29- NWA Professional Wrestling
What: Professional wrestling
Where: Richland City Hall
When: Doors open at 6 pm, Bell at 7 pm
Cost: Advanced- Ringside $12, General $8
At The Door- Ringside $15, General $10
Contact: Charles Wilcox- 573.466.2173

Professional wrestling comes to Richland City Hall March 29th.

Professional wrestling comes to Richland City Hall March 29th.

Looking Forward:

April 5- Graduate With Color 5K
April 5- Run For The Tiger 5K
April 5- Opening Day 1903 Courthouse Museum
April 5- Opening Day Old Stagecoach Stop
April 5- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House

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

March 22- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Community Programs:

March 22- Spring Craft Bazaar & Vendor Show (573.855.3644)
March 22- Basic Seed Starting Class (573.774-6177)
March 22- Lions Club Spring Festival Pageant (573.201.6666)
March 23- 3D Archery Shoot (573.842.5556)
March 23- Warrior Craft & Vendor Show (931.237.8166)

In the case of inclement weather /bad road conditions always call ahead to confirm the status of the event that you are attending.

Looking Forward:

March 29- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction
March 29- NWA Professional Wrestling

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Four Things That You Do Not Want To Miss During April In Pulaski County USA!

If you miss any of these, your friends will poke fun at you around the water cooler Monday morning.

1. Opening Day of Waynesville’s Museums
Date: Saturday April 5th
Time: 10:00 am – 4 pm
Where: On The Square, Downtown Waynesville
Cost: FREE
Contact: 1903 Courthouse Museum (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
Old Stagecoach Stop Museum (Jan Primas)- 573.435.6766

Do Not Miss Because: Waynesville kicks off the travel season by throwing open the doors to two of her most beloved treasures- the 1903 Courthouse Museum and the Old Stagecoach Stop Museum. Both have exhibits that will please every member of your family!

The 1903 Courthouse Museum and the Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, on the Square, in downtown Waynesvile, are local and tourism favorites in Pulaski County, MO.

The 1903 Courthouse Museum and the Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, on the Square, in downtown Waynesvile, are local and tourism favorites in Pulaski County, MO.

2. Graduate With Color 5K
Date: Saturday April 5th
Time: Register at 6:30 am, Run at 7:00 am
Where: Community Center, Shady Dell Park, Richland
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 day of
Contact: Michelle Graves- 573.512.0863

Do Not Miss Because: At the end of your 3.1 run you will look like a priceless piece of abstract art!

Graduate With Color 5K Run flyer

Graduate With Color 5K Run flyer

3. Sportsman Gun Show
Date: Friday April 11th & Saturday April 12th
Time: Friday 10 am until 5 pm, Saturday 7 am until 5 pm
Where: The Barn, 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
Cost: $3 admission
Contact: Bill Johnson- 573.433.9370

Do Not Miss Because: One word- guns!

Sportsman Gun Show Flyer

Sportsman Gun Show Flyer

4. Key Club Three Person Scramble
Dates: Saturday April 26th
Times: 8 am Tee Time
Where: Oak Hills Country Club, Dixon
Cost: $40 per person
Contact: Kiwanis Club of Pulaski County (Tim Berrier)- 573.774.3001

Do Not Miss Because: Get back into the swing of things at Dixon’s beautiful 9 hole golf course!

Key Club Scramble Flyer

Key Club Scramble Flyer

Hitchhikers Guide To Route 66 In Pulaski County

Located between Route 66 icons John’s Modern Cabins (Phelps County) and Munger Moss Motel (Laclede County), Pulaski County, Missouri, has more than its fair share of Mother Road landmarks.

No other Highway in the history of the United States is as celebrated as Route 66. It is a throwback to a simpler time, when the idea of extended traveling was still a novelty. If you’re traveling the 300 miles of the Mother Road that spans ten counties in Missouri, it means tearing a page out of history as you travel through quaint towns that provide glimpses to, and even memories of, a younger America.

The stretch of Route 66 that winds through Pulaski County is lush with brilliant scenery and breathtaking landscapes. Rivers cut through limestone and dolomite rock leaving dramatic bluffs and fertile valleys. The 200 foot tall bluffs visible in the Devils Elbow area were once described as being one of the “seven scenic wonders of Missouri” in literature from the Missouri Planning Commission. Jack D. Rittenhouse described one of Pulaski County’s segments as “one of the most beautiful sections of the Ozarks” in his Guide Book To Highway 66.

Vintage postcard of Big Piney River and Bridge at Devils Elbow, Mo., U.S. Highway 66.

Vintage postcard of Big Piney River and Bridge at Devils Elbow, Mo., U.S. Highway 66.

Following the road in Pulaski County you will visit cities whose heyday was years ago, as well as cities just finding their roots. The tour will captivate travelers as they twist along the 30+ miles of historic road in our area.

The highway through Pulaski County holds particular appeal for modern-day travelers, with its blend of historic landmarks and natural preservation. Scenic overlooks and rivers are interspersed with historic buildings. Still visible is the historic Hooker Church and Graveyard, which dates back to the late 1800’s. As you travel through Hooker Cut, take in the popular postcard landscape that was once rumored to be the deepest road cut in America. Rittenhouse described it as “an engineering triumph and truly a joy to the traveler”.

Travel through the beautiful hamlet of Devils Elbow, which was bypassed in the 1940’s when Highway 66 was realigned, and find out why lumberjacks cried in frustration at a large boulder lodged in the sharpest bend in the Big Piney River. They reasoned the boulder could only have been put there by the devil. Many landmarks of the once popular fishing & canoeing resort community still stand. Today’s visitors can still cross the Big Piney River on the original 1923 Devils Elbow truss bridge, sign the visitor register at Shelden’s Market & Post Office, or bend your Elbow at the world famous Elbow Inn Bar & BBQ. Housed in the original Munger-Moss Sandwich Shop this stop has been a travelers favorite for mouth watering barbecue since the late 1930’s. While in the Devils Elbow /Grandview area make sure to drive across the 1942 Big Piney River Bridge (an excellent example of a concrete open spandrel arch bridge) and stop at the Scenic Overlook to view the picturesque 1941 United States Army Railroad bridge in the Ozark valley below. Grandview is also known for having some of the best 1943 curbed pavement in Missouri. The half curb was designed to keep autos on the road but, often as not, would tip them over.

Vintage postcard of Miller's Market located at Devils Elbow in Pulaski County, Missouri.

Vintage postcard of Miller’s Market located at Devils Elbow in Pulaski County, Missouri.

Vintage postcard of Munger-Moss Sandwich Shop, well known for its Old Kentucky Barbecue.

Vintage postcard of Munger-Moss Sandwich Shop, well known for its Old Kentucky Barbecue.

In neighboring Saint Robert, travelers can still have a picnic at George M. Reed Roadside Park. This park is the only remaining original roadside park on Route 66 in Missouri. Remnants of three of St. Robert’s Route 66 motels remain, all near the roadside park- Ramada Inn, built in 1959, Ranch Motel that was constructed in the 1940’s and DeVille Motor Inn and Motel dating back to the 1960’s.

Vintage postcard of Ranch Motel, on Route 66, in Saint Robert, Missouri.

Vintage postcard of Ranch Motel, on Route 66, in Saint Robert, Missouri.

Descending into the county seat of Waynesville, watch for Frog Rock overlooking Route 66. Stop by the Old Pulaski County Courthouse Museum, one of two courthouses located along Route 66 in Missouri and while in the neighborhood visit the historic Old Stagecoach Stop that has stood since the 1850’s. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building has served as a stagecoach stop, private residence, post office, and Civil War hospital. Also on the downtown Square is the Rigsby House and, next door, the building that was formerly Rigsby Standard Oil Station. Victory Pub, established in 1942, was once a popular stop for the thirsty traveler. Although the building is now just a memory many locals can tell tales of the tavern as if they were there yesterday. The Roubidoux Bridge crosses the Roubidoux Creek, a scenic tributary to the Gasconade River that was named after French explorer , fur trapper, and founder of St. Joseph, Missouri, Joseph Roubidoux. The stream is still well known for its fishing, especially trout fishing. The former Bell Hotel & Resort has been converted into a funeral home but is still easily recognizable from vintage postcards. Bell’s Sinclair filling station still stands as well, converted into a flower shop. Also in that area is Mallows Market and Bohannon Cafe Garage, built in 1934.

Vintage postcard of Bell Hotel, on U.S. Highway 66, "Main Street of America", Waynesville, MO.

Vintage postcard of Bell Hotel, on U.S. Highway 66, “Main Street of America”, Waynesville, MO.

On the western outskirts of Waynesville, in an area called Buckhorn by the locals, is Witmor Farms building. Originally a Nickerson Farms restaurant, this was the second location of the popular roadside eatery chain. Headquartered in Eldon, Missouri, I.J. Nickerson’s restaurants were a spinoff of Stuckey’s Pecan Shoppes. Roy Moorman purchased the restaurant in 1963, and he and his wife Norma served many hungry travelers.

Update: This building was demolished September, 2014.

Vintage postcard depicting Nickerson Farms, Fine Country Candies, Waynesville, Mo.

Vintage postcard depicting Nickerson Farms, Fine Country Candies, Waynesville, Mo. The building was demolished September, 2014.

Closing in on the Laclede County line, Pulaski County’s Route 66 still has treasures to share. Spring Valley Court was established in the late 1920’s and had four rock cabins and a rock shower house. The Gascozark Trading Post & Court, originally Caldwell’s Cafe, also had four cabins. Across the road is the abandoned Gascozark Service Station and Cafe, built in the early 1930’s by Frank A. Jones. This giraffe-rock structure is a fine example of a style of architecture that was popular between 1920 through 1940. Also called slab-rock, many of these giraffe-rock buildings can be seen in Pulaski County, including Piney Beach Cabins, near Hooker, and a mix of residential and commercial examples remain in Waynesville.

Vintage postcard of Gacozark Service Station & Cafe, Hi-way 66, Hazlegreen, Mo.

Vintage postcard of Gacozark Service Station & Cafe, Hi-way 66, Hazlegreen, Mo.

For even more points of interest along Pulaski County USA’s Route 66 segments, including turn by turn directions with mileage (in the style of Jack Rittenhouse’s 1946 “A Guide Book To Highway 66″) historical photos and facts contact Pulaski County Tourism Bureau at 877-858-8787 to receive your complimentary Route 66 Historic Auto Tours brochure. Make sure to ask for your FREE Waynesville Walking Tour brochure also. This guide will direct you to points of interest in historic downtown Waynesville, MO.

Pulaski County’s 3,000+ hotel rooms, and 100+ dining options makes us the perfect overnight stop between Saint Louis and Springfield for Route 66 explorers. Plan your trip with our complimentary Official Visitors Guide. Order yours today by calling 877-858-8787 or via email at email@pulaskicountyusa.com.

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Events for the week of March 10, 2014-March 16, 2014

March 14- Women’s Expo
What: Visit with vendors and view stage demonstrations
Where: St. Robert Community Center, Saint Robert
When: 4-8 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: City of Saint Robert- 573.451.2625

City of St. Robert's Women's Expo flyer

City of St. Robert’s Women’s Expo flyer

March 15- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmers' Market is held year round in Waynesville, Missouri.

Pulaski County Farmers’ Market is held year round in Waynesville, Missouri.

March 15- Shamrock Shuffle 5K/10K
What: Run with the leprechauns!
Where: Davidson Fitness Center, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 10 am
Cost: $30 day of event
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR- 573.596.4359

Fort Leonard Wood MWR presents Shamrock Shuffle 5K/10K March 15, 2014

Fort Leonard Wood MWR presents Shamrock Shuffle 5K/10K March 15, 2014

March 15- Route 66 St. Patty’s Fest
What: Family friendly Saint Patrick’s Day street festival
Where: On The Square, Downtown Waynesville
When: 11 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Audra Berrier- 573.774.3001

Find your pot o'gold at this family friendly street festival!

Find your pot o’gold at this family friendly street festival!

March 15- Salute To The Troops Show
What: Concert
Where: Trinity Club, Saint Robert
When: Doors open at 7 pm
Cost: $25 general admission
Contact: Tammy Jones- 573.433.2162

Salute To The Troops Show flyer

Salute To The Troops Show flyer

March 15- Laff A Lot Comedy Show
What: Comedy show featuring nationally touring stand up comedians
Where: Pulaski County-Fort Wood Shrine Club, Buckhorn
When: 8 pm
Cost: $12.50 advance, $15 at the door
Contact: Pulaski County- Fort Wood Shrine Club- 573.774.5454

Laff A Lot Comedy Show flyer

Laff A Lot Comedy Show flyer

Community Programs:

March 14 & 15- PFAA Presents “Auschwitz Lullaby” (573.855.6625)
March 15- Raised Bed Gardening Class (573.774-6177)
March 15- Book Signing by Darla Noble (573.855.3644)
March 15- Irish Potato Bake & Gospel Concert (573.736.5415)
March 15- Ham & Beans Dinner Show (573.433.9370)

In the case of inclement weather /bad road conditions always call ahead to confirm the status of the event that you are attending.

Looking Forward:

March 29- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction
March 29- NWA Professional Wrestling
April 5- 5K Color Run
April 5- Run For The Tiger 5K Fun Run
April 5- 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 or “Like” us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA
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Events for the week of March 3, 2014-March 9, 2014

March 8- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmers' Market is held year round in Waynesville, Missouri.

Pulaski County Farmers’ Market is held year round in Waynesville, Missouri.

March 8- Payin For The Spayin 5K Winter Run
What: Pulaski County USA’s first 5K of the season!
Where: Crocker Park, Crocker
When: 10 am
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 day of
Contact: Pulaski County Humane Society- 573.452.3862

Payin For The Spayin 5K Winter Run Flyer

Payin For The Spayin 5K Winter Run Flyer

In the case of inclement weather /bad road conditions always call ahead to confirm the status of the event that you are attending.

Looking Forward:

March 14: City of St. Robert’s Women’s Expo
March 15: Route 66 St. Patty’s Fest
March 15: Salute To The Troops
March 29: Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction

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