This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (February 11-February 17, 2019)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (February 11-February 17, 2019)

February 16- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round Farmers’ Market!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Looking Ahead:

February 23- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
February 23- Pulaski County Pageant, Waynesville

February 23 Pulaski County Pageant
March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
March 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House Tagged
March 3- Casimir Pulaski Birthday Celebration, Saint Robert

Happy Birthday Casimir!
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23- PFAA presents “12 Angry Men,” Waynesville

12 Angry Men PFAA (1)
March 23- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction, Waynesville

Taste of Pulaski County 2019 March 23
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Saint Robert

St. Robert Easter Egg Hunt 2019 (1) April 13

April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Richland

richland easter egg hunt 2019 (1) (1)
April 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
April 27- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous, Dixon

Mountain Man Experience April 27 2019
May 3 & 4- Outdoor Sportsman Show, Saint Robert

outdoor sportsman show 2019 (1)
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged
May 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 18- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
May 18- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland

may 18 trail of heroes flag display (1)
May 24, 25, 26, & 27- Mid-America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

Mid America Freedom Rally May 24_25_26_27 2019
May 27- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville

Pinocchio PFAA (1)
June 12, 13, 14, & 15- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert
June 13- Freedom Fest, Waynesville
June 14- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 15- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
June 26, 27, 28, & 29- Tri-County Fair, Richland
July 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 13- Independence Day Celebration, Richland

independence day celebration- richland (1)
July 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
July 26 & 27- Schwagstock 48, Waynesville

Schwagstock 48 July 26 & 27
July 27 & 28- Old Settlers Days, Waynesville

Old Settlers Days 2019 (2) (1)
August 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 17- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker

Frisco Depot Museum (1)
August 31- Railroad Days, Crocker

47th Annual Railroad Days August 31
September 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, & 21- PFAA presents “Harvey,” Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations Sep. & Oct.
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 7 & 8- Bronzefest, Waynesville

September 7_8 Bronzefest
September 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
September 21- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 5, 12, 19, & 26- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
October 5, 12, 19, 26, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 5- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

October 5 Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind 2019
October 5- Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K, Waynesville

October 5 Frog Hill Half
October 12- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert

Route 66 Challenge 2019 (1)
October 12- Gearhead Bash, Richland

gearhead bash 2019 (2) (1)
October 25- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 25- Halloween in the Park, Saint Robert

Halloween In The Park 2019 (1)
October 26- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland

trail of treats spooktacular 2019 (1)
November 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
November 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
November 11- Veterans’ Day Ceremony & Parade, Saint Robert

Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade 2019 November 11
December 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, & 21- PFAA presents “A Gift to Remember,” Waynesville
December 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
December 1- Kiwanis Annual Christmas Parade, Waynesville

Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade 2019 (1)
December 1- Holiday in the Park, Saint Robert

Holiday in the Park 2019 (2) (1)
December 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 14- Richland Christmas Parade, Richland

richland christmas parade 2019 (1)
December 14- Ole’ Time Christmas at Shady Dell Park, Richland

ole' time christmas at shady dell park (2) (1)

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

Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

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History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- C.W. Parker

Pulaski County Missouri History and Heroes

Chester West (C.W.) Parker is the namesake of Waynesville R-VI School District’s Parker Fine Arts building located on the Middle School campus.

Image via Ancestry.com user Joyce Connolly

Image via Ancestry.com user Joyce Connolly

1. In 1921, at the age of 19, Parker was the principal of an elementary school in the Picher, Oklahoma mining district. He also served as principal at Licking, MO High School. Parker served as Superintendent of Schools at Conway (MO.), Ozark (MO.), Ava (MO.), and Waynesville during an administrative career that spanned 44 years.
2. Parker served as Mayor of Waynesville, Missouri for six years.
3. Parker was a published author and wrote “countless newspaper articles.”
4. Parker was quite the good-natured prankster and is fondly remembered by Waynesvillians for his April Fools’ Day antics.
5. Parker married Kathleen Ezzsell in 1927 and they had three children. His son, Eddie Parker, is the inspiration for Paul Newman’s character “Fast Eddie” Felsen in the 1961 film The Hustler.

Sources:
http://pulaskicountyobits.blogspot.com/2017/03/chester-west-parker-1901-1998.html
Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona) 13 December 1990

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts is an occasional series of interesting facts regarding namesakes and historical figures in Pulaski County, Missouri.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (February 4-February 10, 2019)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (February 4-February 10, 2019)

February 9- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round Farmers’ Market!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Looking Ahead:

February 16 & 23- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
February 23- Pulaski County Pageant, Waynesville

February 23 Pulaski County Pageant
March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
March 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
March 3- Casimir Pulaski Birthday Celebration, Saint Robert

Happy Birthday Casimir!
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23- PFAA presents “12 Angry Men,” Waynesville

12 Angry Men PFAA (1)
March 23- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction, Waynesville

Taste of Pulaski County 2019 March 23
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Saint Robert

St. Robert Easter Egg Hunt 2019 (1) April 13
April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Richland

richland easter egg hunt 2019 (1) (1)
April 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
April 27- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous, Dixon

Mountain Man Experience April 27 2019
May 3 & 4- Outdoor Sportsman Show, Saint Robert

outdoor sportsman show 2019 (1)
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged
May 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 18- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
May 18- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland

may 18 trail of heroes flag display (1)
May 24, 25, 26, & 27- Mid-American Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

Mid America Freedom Rally May 24_25_26_27 2019
May 27- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville

Pinocchio PFAA (1)
June 12, 13, 14, & 15- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert

Pulaski County Regional Faor 2019
June 13- Freedom Fest, Waynesville
June 14- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 15- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
June 26, 27, 28, & 29- Tri-County Fair, Richland
July 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 13- Independence Day Celebration, Richland

independence day celebration- richland (1)
July 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
July 27 & 28- Old Settlers Days, Waynesville

Old Settlers Days 2019 (2) (1)
August 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 17- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker

Frisco Depot Museum (1)
August 31- Railroad Days, Crocker

47th Annual Railroad Days August 31
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 7 & 8- Bronzefest, Waynesville

September 7_8 Bronzefest
September 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
September 21- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 5, 12, 19, & 26- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
October 5, 12, 19, 26, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations Sep. & Oct.
October 5- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

October 5 Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind 2019
October 5- Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K, Waynesville

October 5 Frog Hill Half
October 12- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert

Route 66 Challenge 2019 (1)
October 12- Gearhead Bash, Richland

gearhead bash 2019 (2) (1)
October 25- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 25- Halloween in the Park, Saint Robert

Halloween In The Park 2019 (1)
October 26- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland

trail of treats spooktacular 2019 (1)
November 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
November 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
November 11- Veterans’ Day Ceremony & Parade, Saint Robert

Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade 2019 November 11
December 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
December 1- Kiwanis Annual Christmas Parade, Waynesville

Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade 2019 (1)
December 1- Holiday in the Park, Saint Robert

Holiday in the Park 2019 (2) (1)
December 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 14- Richland Christmas Parade, Richland

richland christmas parade 2019 (1)
December 14- Ole’ Time Christmas at Shady Dell Park, Richland

ole' time christmas at shady dell park (2) (1)

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA
Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

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History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Sam Countee

Pulaski County Missouri History and Heroes

Samuel Albert Countee was an American painter. While stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, during World War II, in 1945, Countee, an African-American Staff Sergeant, was enlisted to paint a 4-foot by 10.5-foot mural above the fireplace of the Black Officers Club housed in Building 2101. The Black Officers Club building at Fort Leonard Wood, a relic of a segregated military, is one of only two such buildings still standing. The other, Mountain View Officers Club, is located at Fort Huachuca. Countee’s artwork at Fort Leonard Wood, has been valued at more than $370,000. As of January 10, 2018 the mural is on display at Fort Leonard Wood’s John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex, giving the public a chance to view the historic artwork before it’s returned to Building 2101.

Staff Sergeant Samuel Countee's World War II era mural. Via Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office.

Staff Sergeant Samuel Countee’s World War II era mural. Via Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office.

1. Countee is a descendent of Rev. Jack Yates, who in 1866, became pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church in the Freedman’s Town neighborhood in downtown Houston, Texas. Countee’s portrait of Yates was displayed in a 1986 exhibit commemorating the Yates/Countee family.
2. African-Americans were not allowed to participate in the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts exhibition at the 1936 Texas Centennial, so Samuel Countee’s painting My Guitar was shown in the Hall of Negro Life, where it was the most popular painting at the exhibition of African-American artists.
3. In 1952 Countee won a $100 prize for his painting Brown Girl at Atlanta University’s 11th Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture, and Prints by Negro Artists.
4. While stationed at Fort Leonard Wood he also painted theater sets for USO performances- including the production of Goldbrickers of 1944.
5. After mustering out of the Army, Countee moved to New York City and continued his career as an artist. He was a popular and well-known artist in Harlem and taught art classes at the Harlem YWCA.

Sources:

Samuel Albert Countee-The Longshoreman, James Graham Baker
https://tucson.com/news/local/new-life-on-horizon-for-former-fort-huachuca-black-officers/article_ebc0a115-aad4-5220-af79-4e243cb08969.html
https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/historic-mural-at-fort-leonard-wood-illustrates-segregation-in-army/article_7b1fbef9-f7cf-55f6-92f6-ac996af69b19.html
https://www.army.mil/article/183450/fort_leonard_wood_mural_returns_awaiting_display

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts is an occasional series of interesting facts regarding namesakes and historical figures in Pulaski County, Missouri.