This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Pulaski County USA LogoEvents for the week of February 2, 2015-February 8, 2015

February 7- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: South Lynn Street, Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmers Market Logo February 7- 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: $20 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

An evening you won't soon forget- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House in Waynesville, Missouri!

An evening you won’t soon forget- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House in Waynesville, Missouri!

Looking Ahead:
February 20 & 21- Outdoor Sportsman Show
February 27- CXMMA International MMA Fights
February 28- Miss Mid Missouri Pageant
March 14 & 15- JROTC Invitational Drill Meet
March 21- Route 66 St. Patty’s Fest

Home to the 2015 National Speleological Society Convention
#NSS2015
July 13-17, 2015
Waynesville, MO
nss2015.caves.org

The 2015 NSS Convention "Hitchhikers Guide To Missouri Caving" logo.

The 2015 NSS Convention “Hitchhikers Guide To Missouri Caving” logo.

A Featured Destination in FIREBALL RUN: America’s Frontier
Premiering Summer 2015

FIREBALL RUN: America's Frontier premiers in its entirety Summer 2015.

FIREBALL RUN: America’s Frontier premiers in its entirety Summer 2015.

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13 Reasons To Be At The Fireball Run Finish Line Festivities!

FIREBALL RUN: America’s Frontier thunders into Pulaski County, MO October 2nd! 40 teams will compete in “secret missions” in Crocker, Dixon, Richland, and Saint Robert, before crossing the Day 6 Finish Line in downtown Waynesville.

The finish line festivities are open to the public between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. and you are invited to attend!

Here are our top reasons of why you should bring your family to the Square for FIREBALL RUN!

Raven: FIREBALL RUN’s series host this year is WWE wrestling legend Raven.

WWE Legend Raven will be in Waynesville October 2nd at the Fireball Run finish line!

WWE Legend Raven will be in Waynesville October 2nd at the Fireball Run finish line!

#RallyFighter- This is the same car that was featured in Transformers: Age of Extinction. You will recognize it as one of the “scary cars”.

"Scary Car" from Transformers Age of Extinction will be in Waynesville October 2nd at the Fireball Run finish line!

“Scary Car” from Transformers Age of Extinction will be in Waynesville October 2nd at the Fireball Run finish line!

#Munchie- Munchie has a laid back kind of style and is a healthy eater. He is particularly fond of granola.

Granola Jones' "Munchie" will be at the FIREBALL RUN Finish Line Festivities October 2nd (3-6 p.m.) in downtown Waynesville.

Granola Jones’ “Munchie” will be at the FIREBALL RUN Finish Line Festivities October 2nd (3-6 p.m.) in downtown Waynesville.

#TeamEnid- Dr. V & Aaron Brownlee are surrounded with class, sophistication, power, speed, and style in this 2009 Aston Martin DBS.

This sweet ride, an Aston Martin DBS featured in Casino Royale, will be at the FIREBALL RUN Finish Line Festivities in downtown Waynesville October 2nd.

This sweet ride, an Aston Martin DBS featured in Casino Royale, will be at the FIREBALL RUN Finish Line Festivities in downtown Waynesville October 2nd.

#TeamTimeCar- is a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 inspired by the 1985 Hollywood blockbuster “Back To The Future”. This is Doc Nigh’s sixth season in Fireball Run and his collectible trading card is a fan favorite!

Team Time Car is a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 inspired by "Back To The Future".

Team Time Car is a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 inspired by “Back To The Future”.

J.J.’s Angels- are running a 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia. It is going to look great in Downtown Waynesville!

2012 Ferrari 458 Italia

2012 Ferrari 458 Italia

#TeamTurbo is bringing a Porsche 911 Turbo to their first FIREBALL RUN!

Team Turbo Porsche 911

Team Turbo Porsche 911

#TeamIHRA- The International Hot Rod Association is racing a sweet 2007 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG.

Team IHRA

Team IHRA

#TheCowgirls- respresent the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association and the team consists of 2008 Miss Rodeo America and RFD-TV television host Amy Wilson and 10-time WPRA world champion roper Jackie Crawford.

Team 88 The Cowgirls

Team 88 The Cowgirls

Kelly Kaminski- is a two times World Champion Rodeo Cowgirl.

Kelly Kaminski

Kelly Kaminski

The Jet Jockeys- Marisha and Elaine live their lives at full throttle. They are most at home in the cockpit of their 5000 HP jet dragsters. They will “fireballing” in a 2014 Corvette Stingray.

Jet Jockeys Team

Jet Jockeys Team

#Team10- Be at the Waynesville Finish Line Festivities to cheer on our hometown heroes, Pulaski Pride! Steven Lynch & Cecilia Murray have been representing Pulaski County from Frisco, Texas and are looking forward to seeing familiar faces in this crowd before they resume the race to Independence, Missouri. They are driving a 2008 Dodge Caravan that doubles as a rolling billboard for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

FIREBALL RUN Team 10- Pulaski Pride

FIREBALL RUN Team 10- Pulaski Pride

Child Rescue Network- In addition to being America’s most epic adventurally, FIREBALL RUN is also racing to Recover America’s Children. All of the teams have been assigned a missing child from their region and are distributing posters on their route.

Kylie Lawrence has been missing from Springfield, Missouri since July 28, 2013.

Kylie Lawrence has been missing from Springfield, Missouri since July 28, 2013.

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau would like to thank Team 10- Pulaski Pride’s Sponsors: Century Link, Security Bank, USA Tours, and 2013 Missouri Chamber of the Year: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce. You will notice their decals on the team vehicle.

FIREBALL RUN Team 10- Pulaski Pride sponsors.

FIREBALL RUN Team 10- Pulaski Pride sponsors.

In addition to sponsor decals on Team 10’s FIREBALL RUN vehicle, you will also notice a bat sticker. This sticker is to celebrate, publicize, and promote the National Speleological Society Convention that will take place in Pulaski County, Missouri July 13-17, 2015.

Ask Team 10 about their bat sticker!

Ask Team 10 about their bat sticker!

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of September 22, 2014-September 28, 2014

Welcome To The Following Groups!!!

Sep 24-27: 13th Engineer Combat Battalion Reunion

September 26 & 27- Haunted Hill
What: Mid- Missouri’s most frightening haunted attraction
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8 pm until Midnight
Cost: $12 Speed Pass $20
Contact: http://www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri

Haunted Hill

September 26, 27 & 28- Corn Maze
What: Mid-Missouri’s largest precision cut corn maze
Where: 18700 Cliff Road, Dixon
When: Saturday- 10 am until 8 pm
Sunday- 10 am until 6 pm
Cost: Adults- $6
Kids 5 thru 12- $4
4 & Under- FREE
Contact: Boiling Spring Campground- 573.759.7294

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September 27- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

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September 27- 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

Both of Waynesville's Museums are FREE admission and located on the Square.

Both of Waynesville’s Museums are FREE admission and located on the Square.

September 27- 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

September 27- 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

October Paranormal Investigations Halloween EditionPumpkin Patches:
Uncle Buck’s- 573.759.9045
Storie’s Pumpkin Patch- 573.433.4375

The Fireball Run logo is the design of Boiling Spring Campground's corn maze for the 2014 season.

The Fireball Run logo is the design of Boiling Spring Campground’s corn maze for the 2014 season.

FIREBALL RUN- Join the finish line festivities in downtown Waynesville October 2! 3-6 pm

The "Scary Car" Rally Fighter from Transformers and WWE legend Raven will be appearing at the Finish Line in Waynesville!

The “Scary Car” Rally Fighter from Transformers and WWE legend Raven will be appearing at the Finish Line in Waynesville!

Watch online at http://www.fireballrun.com

Support FIREBALL RUN TEAM 10- Pulaski Pride-

Vote for Pulaski Pride as FIREBALL RUN Peoples Choice Award at www.fireballrun.com/teamprofile

Vote for Pulaski Pride as FIREBALL RUN Peoples Choice Award at http://www.fireballrun.com/teamprofile

Top Ten Things You Need To Know About FIREBALL RUN

Top Ten Things You Need To Know About FIREBALL RUN!

Top Ten Things You Need To Know About FIREBALL RUN!

Here are 10 Facts about The Fireball Run:

1. The FIREBALL RUN is not the Cannonball Run. Teams are not allowed to speed and it is not a cross country car race.

2. This is Season 8, America’s Frontier. There are 8 featured destinations in 8 days.

3. 40 driving teams solve clues and accomplish tasks based on each destination’s points of interest, history and culture. The team with the most points at the end of the 8 day, 2,000 mile event wins.

4. This is a county wide event; all 40 teams will end up at the day’s start/finish line, October 2 in Waynesville. You can meet the celebrities and teams, get autographs and take pictures of their vehicles.

5. Pulaski County is not only a destination but will have Team #10 Pulaski Pride entered in the event. State Representative District 122 Steven Lynch and Waynesville – St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Cecilia Murray will participate in the 8 day event.

6. Cars that will participate in FIREBALL RUN include, the Delorean Time Car from “Back To The Future,” the Rally Fighter “Scary Car” from “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” and representation from Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, Jaguar and more. This will be a huge picture taking opportunity and a fun event for car enthusiasts. WWE legend Raven is the host.

The "Scary Car" Rally Fighter from Transformers and WWE legend Raven will be appearing at the Finish Line in Waynesville!

The “Scary Car” Rally Fighter from Transformers and WWE legend Raven will be appearing at the Finish Line in Waynesville!

7. Unlike Reality TV, this event is real and nothing is staged. The entire event will be streamed live to a world audience at FireballRun.com and filmed as part of a popular online TV series to be released in 2015.

8. The event is an economic development opportunity for Pulaski County. Destinations are selected based upon their uniqueness, history, vitality, vibrancy, economic opportunity and human interest.

9. The FIREBALL RUN is also tied into a massive effort to recover America’s missing children. Since its inception in 2007, FIREBALL RUN has aided in the recovery of 42 missing children. Team Pulaski Pride will be distributing flyers of a regional area missing child, Kylie Lawrence.

Kylie Lawrence has been missing from Springfield, Missouri since July 28, 2013.

Kylie Lawrence has been missing from Springfield, Missouri since July 28, 2013.

10. The Finish Line LIVE Event is October 2nd in Downtown Waynesville from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. and LIVE Green Flag Start is October 3rd in Downtown Waynesville from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

NOTE: The Downtown Square area will be closed ALL DAY on October 2nd to thru traffic- businesses will be open; traffic will be re-routed. Historic Route 66 in the Square area will be closed October 2nd, 3-6 pm. On October 3rd, Historic Route 66 will be closed 8-10 am.

NOTE: Online voting for FIREBALL RUN Peoples Choice Award has began. Please visit http://www.fireballrun.com/teamprofile and vote for Team 10- Pulaski Pride. You can vote once, but can remind your friends to vote as often as you wish!

Vote for Pulaski Pride as FIREBALL RUN Peoples Choice Award at www.fireballrun.com/teamprofile

Vote for Pulaski Pride as FIREBALL RUN Peoples Choice Award at http://www.fireballrun.com/teamprofile

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Events for the week of September 15, 2014-September 21, 2014

Welcome To The Following Groups!!!

Sep 17-19: 44th Engineer Association Reunion

September 19 & 20- Cow Days
What: Family friendly street festival
Where: Downtown Dixon
When: Friday- Noon until 10 pm
Saturday- 11 am until 11 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce (Tom Nichols)- 573.528.1159

Win a cow at Cow Days in Dixon, MO. September 19th & 20th!

Win a cow at Cow Days in Dixon, MO. September 19th & 20th!

September 20- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmers Market Logo September 20- 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

Both of Waynesville's Museums are FREE admission and located on the Square.

Both of Waynesville’s Museums are FREE admission and located on the Square.

September 20- 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

September 20 & 21- Corn Maze
What: Mid-Missouri’s largest precision cut corn maze
Where: 18700 Cliff Road, Dixon
When: Saturday- 10 am until 8 pm
Sunday- 10 am until 6 pm
Cost: Adults- $6
Kids 5 thru 12- $4
4 & Under- FREE
Contact: Boiling Spring Campground- 573.759.7294

September 20- 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- 573.433.4375

FIREBALL RUN festivities take place in downtown Waynesville October 3rd.

FIREBALL RUN festivities take place in downtown Waynesville October 3rd.

FIREBALL RUN- Join the finish line festivities in downtown Waynesville October 2! 3-6 pm

WWE Legend Raven
Astronaut Jon McBride
Rodeo Champion Kelly Kaminski
Jet Powered Dragster Racers Elaine Larsen & Marisha Falk
The Delorean Time Car inspired by “Back To The Future”
“Scary Car” from Transformers 4
Team IHRA
Team WPRA featuring Miss Rodeo America (2008) Amy Wilson & World Champion Roper Jackie Crawford
the 2009 Aston Martin DBS from Casino Royale
and more exciting celebrities and exotic cars!

Watch online at http://www.fireballrun.com

Support FIREBALL RUN TEAM 10- Pulaski Pride- http://www.facebook.com/FireballRunPulaskiPride

FIREBALL RUN Team 10, Rep. Steve Lynch & Cecilia Murray, representing Pulaski County, Missouri

FIREBALL RUN Team 10, Rep. Steve Lynch & Cecilia Murray, representing Pulaski County, Missouri

Transformers Movie Cars to Appear in the FIREBALL RUN Series

"Scary Car" from Transformers Age of Extinction will be in Waynesville October 2nd at the Fireball Run finish line!

“Scary Car” from Transformers Age of Extinction will be in Waynesville October 2nd at the Fireball Run finish line!

ORLANDO FLORIDA- FIREBALL RUN, an online reality travel series announces the “Scary Cars” as seen in Transformers: Age of Extinction, Directed by Michael Bay will participate in Season 8 FIREBALL RUN America’s Frontier. The production films live beginning Sept 27th in Frisco, Texas, thereafter traveling to Camden, AR., Ardmore, OK., Enid, OK., Bentonville, AR., Pulaski County, MO., Sedalia, MO., and finishes October 4th in Independence, Missouri.

Rally Fighter vehicles, manufactured by Arizona based Local Motors, have had an ongoing presence in the FIREBALL RUN series since 2012. However this season both vehicles used in the Transformers pivotal chase scenes are schedule to compete and make appearances in the 2014 FIREBALL RUN competition series.

The public is encouraged to come out to the public event in Downtown Waynesville on October 2, from 3- 6 pm for the live filming of the FIREBALL RUN series, meet the drivers of all 40 participant vehicles, and then get up close with the Rally Fighter movie cars.

Unlike the typical reality TV series, the FIREBALL RUN is filmed in real time. The competition is somewhat similar to the 1980’s Cannonball Run movie starring Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise as a team of drivers in a wacky coast-to-coast race from New York to California. Unlike the movie however FIREBALL RUN teams are not road racing, instead teams from all over the world participate in a life-size, brain-challenging, trivia pursuit game called an adventurally (adventure-rally). Their vehicles serving as pawns on a massive game board the size of America. To advance from city to city and score they solve trivia based on a geographical position. After which they must complete a series of tasks ranging from zany to life-changing. And if you’re wondering what the prize is- don’t set your hopes too high. Teams compete for bragging rights and a plastic road sign, all while raising awareness for missing children.

The FIREBALL RUN series is available on Roku, GoogleTV, Amazon FireTV, and Smart TV on the AdeysTV Channel. All seasons and episodes are also available on YouTube and iTunes.

For more about FIREBALL RUN or to see episodes visit http://www.FIREBALLRUN.com or email media@fireballrun.com

For more about Pulaski County USA visit http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com

Rob Stouffer- An “Ear” For Design

Have you ever wanted to make your mark on the world? Rob Stouffer of Lee’s Summit is doing that, literally, every summer through early fall, for the past thirteen years. His work has taken him to 30 different states (including Hawaii), Canada and Mexico and has led him to work with national, state, and regional brands such as South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s “Certified SC Grown”, 97.7 WCTY “Eastern Connecticut’s Country!” radio station, and the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. He has even done work with the Seal of the President of the United States.

How does a guy with an agriculture background have such a huge visual impact on corporate branding? The answer might surprise you- corn mazes. Rob is the owner of Precision Mazes and he and his small team of designers and support staff take pride in their ability to maintain the integrity of the logos that they carve into corn fields. Rob is also the “mystery man” behind the Spirit Airlines crop art that appeared near Kansas City this past July.

Rob Stouffer of Precision Mazes was the "mystery man" behind Spirit Airlines crop art near Kansas City International Airport.

Rob Stouffer of Precision Mazes was the “mystery man” behind Spirit Airlines crop art near Kansas City International Airport.

In 2001 Rob was working with farmers on integrating GPS technology into crop production. One of these conversations turned into a talk about the farmer wishing that he had a corn maze. Rob jumped at the chance and before that year’s corn maze season was done, he had completed three mazes. The next year, 2002, Rob completed 15 mazes. His company has experienced growth every season and one of the best compliments that he can receive is to be invited back to a location to work on the next year’s maze.

Rob describes his mazes as a family experience- a life size puzzle that engages people. He says that families visit corn mazes to have a great experience- and to have a fun time. Corn mazes are becoming an annual tradition and a part of fall culture. A corn maze experience can lead to a lifetime cycle- parents helping a young child through the maze, a tween navigating the maze with a church group while their parents navigate it on their own, a teenager navigating the maze with school friends or teammates, a young college student asking a date to accompany him to the corn maze from his childhood- and finally that young adult and his bride bringing their youngster to the maze to work their way through it together.

Rob’s genuineness is readily apparent when he describes this cycle and he is sincere when he thanks the farmers who bring a corn maze into a community for the service that they are providing for regional visitors- visitors who may not otherwise experience agriculture first hand.

Rob Stouffer of Precision Mazes  and Larry Helms of Boiling Spring Campground confer one last time before the corn maze work begins.

Rob Stouffer of Precision Mazes and Larry Helms of Boiling Spring Campground confer one last time before the corn maze work begins.

I met Rob on one of the hottest days of the summer, just before he began cutting the corn maze at Boiling Spring Campground on the banks of the Gasconade River in northern Pulaski County, Missouri. With about 12-15 acres of corn to work with he, and his enhanced global positioning satellite (accurate within centimeters), were turning the FIREBALL RUN logo into the largest precision cut corn maze in mid Missouri. He expected the work to take at least eight hours and estimated that he would be cutting about 2 1/2 acres (300-400 bushels) of corn out to create the pathways.

Rob Stouffer's office while in the field.

Rob Stouffer’s office while in the field.

Rob’s crop art creation at Boiling Spring debuts to the public Saturday, September 20th at 10 am. Admission to Pulaski County’s premiere precision cut corn maze is $7 for adults, $5 for children 5-14, and kids under 5 are free. The corn maze will be open Fridays (5-8 pm), Saturdays (10 am until 8 pm) and Sundays (10 am until 6 pm) through November 1st. They are open on weekdays to accommodate groups. For more information about Boiling Spring Campground visit http://bscoutdoors.com.

The Fireball Run logo will be the design of Boiling Spring Campground's corn maze for the 2014 season.

The Fireball Run logo will be the design of Boiling Spring Campground’s corn maze for the 2014 season.

For more information on FIREBALL RUN and the live event in Pulaski County, MO. October 2nd, 2014 please visit http://www.fireballrun.com.

For more information on agri-tourism and Autumn activities in Pulaski County, Missouri please visit http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com.