This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of October 26, 2015-November 1, 2015

Welcome To The Following Groups:
Military Writers Society of America

October 30 & 31- BOSS Haunted House
What: Be afraid…be VERY afraid! Not for the young, squeamish, or weak of heart!
Where: Building 781 (Alabama & Kansas), Fort Leonard Wood
When: 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m..
Cost: $5 per person
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR– 573.596.6913

October 16 Haunted House FLW

October 30 & 31- The Haunted Hill
What: Mid-Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction!
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $12 per person, Speed Pass available
Contact: www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri

Mid- Missouri's most frightening haunted attraction is in Pulaski County USA!

Mid- Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction is in Pulaski County USA!

October 31- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

October 31- 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

An evening that you won't soon forget!

An evening that you won’t soon forget!

Pumpkin Patches:

Deep Woods Farm Pumpkin Patch: 573.759.3586
Storie’s Pumpkin Patch- 573.433.4375
Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch- 573.433.6324
Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch- 573.759.9045

Harvest memories in Pulaski County USA this Autumn!

Harvest memories in Pulaski County USA this Fall!

Looking Ahead:

November 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
November 11- Veteran’s Day Ceremony & Parade
November 21- Leona Williams & Ron Williams LIVE In Concert
December 3- Christmas On The Square
December 5- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
December 6- Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade
December 6- Holiday In The Park
December 6- Christmas on Main Street
December 11 & 12- Journey To Bethlehem
December 12- Lighted Christmas Parade & Christmas In The Park
December 18 & 19- Route 66 Basketball Shootout

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Welcome To The Following Groups:
348th Combat Engineers

October 23 & 24- BOSS Haunted House
What: Be afraid…be VERY afraid! Not for the young, squeamish, or weak of heart!
Where: Building 781 (Alabama & Kansas), Fort Leonard Wood
When: 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m..
Cost: $5 per person
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR– 573.596.6913

October 16 Haunted House FLWOctober 23 & 24- The Haunted Hill
What: Mid-Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction!
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $12 per person, Speed Pass available
Contact: www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri

Haunted Hill ResizedOctober 24- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

October 24- Halloween Bash
What: The Haunting of Buckhorn Forest
Where: Pulaski County-Fort Leonard Wood Shrine Club, Buckhorn
When: 6:30 until 9:30 p.m..
Cost: $2 per person
Contact: Freedom of the Road Riders Local 28 (Shena)- 573.433.5122

October 24 Halloween BashOctober 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

An evening that you won't soon forget!

An evening that you won’t soon forget!

Pumpkin Patches:
Deep Woods Farm Pumpkin Patch: 573.759.3586
Storie’s Pumpkin Patch- 573.433.4375
Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch- 573.433.6324
Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch- 573.759.9045

Pick A Patch 2015

Harvest some memories this Autumn in Pulaski County USA!
Full event/attraction listing at: www.visitpulaskicounty.org/fall2015/

Four Festivals That You Will Love In Pulaski County USA!

1. Cow Days- is a September tradition that dates back to the days of the Great Depression when Dixon merchants enticed customers to shop at their stores by rewarding them with a ticket for a free cow giveaway. Cows are still given away at this family friendly street festival- with a cash option. Food, bands, vendors, and people fill the streets during this one of a kind two day festival. It is udderly fantastic!

Learn more about Cow Days at http://www.dixonchamberofcommerce.com/CowDaysIndex

Live music is part of the family friendly fun at Cow Days in Dixon! Image by Van Beydler.

Live music is part of the family friendly fun at Cow Days in Dixon! Image by Van Beydler.

2. Railroad Days- Held each August in Crocker, MO for more than forty years. This tribute to Crocker’s Frisco Railroad heritage has been bringing crowds to downtown Crocker since 1972. A highlight of the festival is the parade. A beloved tradition, the parade is sure to warm your heart and have you clapping and cheering for the participants. Don’t forget to visit the Frisco Depot Museum during this street festival! Chock full of activities for your entire family! Full steam ahead- Railroad Days is sure to be a hit!

Learn more about Railroad Days at www.facebook.com/CrockerCityHall

Frisco Railroad Caboose in Crocker, MO

Crocker celebrates their railroading history every year during Railroad Days!

3. Frogtoberfest- Waynesville’s most unique festival is held each year in October. Celebrating “Frog Rock” (a/k/a W.H. Croaker) this family friendly birthday celebration for Waynesville’s unofficial mascot is guaranteed to generate smiles and laughter!

W.H. Crocker, the inspiration for Frogtoberfest! Photo by Cat Spencer.

W.H. Crocker, the inspiration for Frogtoberfest! Photo by Cat Spencer.

4. Mid-America Freedom Rally– Known far and wide as the mother of all motorcycle rallies in central Missouri! MAFR is three days jack packed with legendary times including amazing bands, vendors, street food, field events, bike shows, and poker runs. Do not miss Sunday’s midnight Rolling Thunder- a goosebump inducing tribute to those who gave all. Bring your bike, your better half, your tent and your cooler- but leave your pets, weapons, and attitudes behind. 18+ to enter.

Learn more about Mid-America Freedom Rally at http://www.midamericafreedomrally.com

Megan Oneal at 2015's Mid-America Freedom Rally. Photo by Dave Campbell of www.bikernet.com. Read Dave's coverage (NSFW) of this event at http://www.bikernet.com/pages/Mid_America_Freedom_Rally.aspx

Megan Oneal at 2015’s Mid-America Freedom Rally. Photo by Dave Campbell of http://www.bikernet.com.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Pulaski County USA LogoEvents for the week of October 12, 2015-October 18, 2015

Welcome To The Following Groups:
864th Engineer Battalion Alumni Association Reunion
Boy Scouts of America District Camporee

October 14- Kelly Miller Circus
What: America’s One Ring Wonder! Kelly Miller Circus has been entertaining families since 1938!
Where: Roubidoux Park, Waynesville
When: Show times at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m..
Cost: Day of: Adult $16, Child $8, advance ticket discount available
Contact: City of Waynesville-573.774.6171

October 14 CircusOctober 16 & 17- BOSS Haunted House
What: Be afraid…be VERY afraid! Not for the young, squeamish, or weak of heart!
Where: Building 781 (Alabama & Kansas), Fort Leonard Wood
When: 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m..
Cost: $5 per person
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR– 573.596.6913

October 16 Haunted House FLWOctober 16 & 17- The Haunted Hill
What: Mid-Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction!
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $12 per person, Speed Pass available
Contact: www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri

Haunted Hill ResizedOctober 17- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

October 17- Crocker Fall Festival
What: 4th annual harvest celebration in Crocker
Where: Downtown Crocker
When: 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m..
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Crocker City Hall– 573.736.5327

October 17 Crocker Fall FestivalOctober 17- Route 66 Oktoberfest
What: Family-friendly Oktoberfest street festival
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Route 66 Fest On The Square (Audra Berrier)573.774.3001

October 17 Oktoberfest poster ResizedOctober 17- WDBA Zombie Run 5K
What: Not your every day 5K! The Walking Dead morphs into The Running Dead as you flee for your life from the Zombie horde in this spirited 5K.
Where: Check in at Odyssey Scuba, 227 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Check in begins at 2:00 p.m.. Race begins at 4:00 p.m..
Cost: Pre-registration $15, Day of $20
Contact: Waynesville Downtown Business Association (Cheryl Keeton) 573.337.2494

October 17 Zombie Run ResizedOctober 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

Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot HousePumpkin Patches:

Deep Woods Farm Pumpkin Patch: 573.759.3586
Storie’s Pumpkin Patch: 573.433.4375
Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch: 573.433.6324
Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch: 573.759.9045

Harvest memories in Pulaski County USA this Autumn!

Harvest memories in Pulaski County USA this Fall!

Harvest some memories this Autumn in Pulaski County USA!
Full event/attraction listing at: www.visitpulaskicounty.org/fall2015/

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Events for the week of October 5, 2015-October 11, 2015

October 9 & 10- The Haunted Hill
What: Mid-Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction!
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $12 per person, Speed Pass available
Contact: http://www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri

Mid- Missouri's most frightening haunted attraction is in Pulaski County USA!

Mid- Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction is in Pulaski County USA!

October 10- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079
www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

October 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
www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse

An evening that you won't soon forget!

An evening that you won’t soon forget!

October 10- Ken Mellons & Sammy Sadler LIVE In Concert
What: Two Nashville recording artists in one night at this family friendly venue.
Where: 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
When: Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m..
Cost: $25 Adults, Kids 12 & Under FREE
Contact: The Barn (Bill Johnson)-573.433.9370
www.thebakerband.com

Two Nashville recording artists in one night at this family-friendly venue!

Two Nashville recording artists in one night at this family-friendly venue!

Pumpkin Patches:

Storie’s Pumpkin Patch- 573.433.4375
Deep Woods Farm Pumpkin Patch- 573.759.3586
Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch- 573-356-0985
Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch- 573-759-9045

Harvest memories in Pulaski County USA this Autumn!

Harvest memories in Pulaski County USA this Fall!

Harvest some memories this Autumn in Pulaski County USA!
Full event/attraction listing at: www.visitpulaskicounty.org/fall2015/

Looking Ahead:

October 14- Kelly Miller Circus
October 16 & 17- The Haunted Hill
October 16 & 17- Boss Haunted House
October 17- Crocker Fall Festival
October 17- Route 66 Oktoberfest
October 17- Zombie Run 5K
October 17- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
October 17 & 18- Storie’s Pumpkin Patch
October 17 & 18- Deep Woods Farm Pumpkin Patch

Ingress Mission Spotlight: Crocker Fireball Run (Crocker, MO)

Ingress agents already know that Pulaski County is road trip country! The area also has several missions that will make Ingress Mission junkies happy! This week we shine the spotlight on “Crocker Fireball Run” created by Resistance Agent Ancell.

Fireball Run (Crocker, MO Ingress Mission screenshot

Fireball Run (Crocker, MO Ingress Mission screenshot

Fireball Run fans know that filming for Season 9: Space Race began in Hartford, Connecticut September 26th and that the Fireballers are currently racing their way to the finish line in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Returning to the lineup of Fireball Run racers this year is Team 10- Pulaski Pride consisting of Steve Lynch and Cecilia Murray.

During Season 8, filmed in 2014, the teams raced across America’s Frontier, including Pulaski County. This mission takes you on a portal tour of the town including the Frisco Caboose that was a mission stop for Fireball Run Teams.

To watch complete Fireball Run: America’s Frontier episodes featuring Pulaski County visit http://www.fireballrun.com/episodes/se.8-americas-frontier.

Get your Fireball Run Ingress Mission badge by completing Crocker Fireball Run in Crocker, MO!

Get your Fireball Run Ingress Mission badge by completing Crocker Fireball Run in Crocker, MO!

Crocker Presbyterian Church- Crocker Presbyterian Church was organized August 13th, 1893, and has holding services for 122 years.

Pulaski County Helipad- Spearheaded by Benny Doolin, who saw a need for emergency landing zones across the county, this pad was dedicated in 1998 and named in honor of Norma Mihalveich.

It's happening all around you. They aren't coming. They're already here.

It’s happening all around you. They
aren’t coming. They’re already here.

Indian Memorial- This totem pole in Crocker Community Park was a gift from members of a woodcarving club.

Crocker City Park- Crocker City Park features a walking trail that encircles a small lake. It is also home to rodeos and other community events throughout the year.

There's more than one portal in Crocker Community Park! Photo by Laura Huffman.

There’s more than one portal in Crocker Community Park! Photo by Laura Huffman.

Crocker Water Tower-

Crocker Post Office- Named for a stockholder in the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad, this post office has been serving citizens since 1869.

Frisco Caboose Monument- Crocker is also one of Pulaski County’s Frisco Railroad boom towns and the town has a deep appreciation of its railroading heritage. Prominently featured in Norma Lea’s Frisco Park, this bright red caboose is an eye catcher. This cupola caboose was built out of a boxcar in 1975 in Springfield, MO and was originally numbered #1418. It acquired it’s #11648 number via the Burlington Northern railroad company before it was retired.

Frisco Railroad Caboose in Crocker, MO

Frisco Railroad Caboose in Crocker, MO

Crocker Water Tower-

Pulaski County Library-

Play Ingress in Pulaski County!

Play Ingress in Pulaski County!