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Events for the week of September 25-October 1, 2017

Welcome to the following groups:
September 26: Netherlands Ministery of Defence

September 25-September 30: Military Police Regimental Week

September 29-October 1 MidKnight Hollowfest
What: Halloween festival featuring Zombie Olympics, Belly Dancing, Martial Arts Demonstration and more.
Where: New Look Consignment, 743 Missouri Avenue, Suite 6, Saint Robert
When: Starts Friday at 5:00 p.m., ends Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Gary Rogers– 573.528.6649

MidKnight Hollowfest 2017 Saint Robert, MO

 

September 29 & 30- Haunted River Float
What: Haunted float trip on the Gasconade River
Where: 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville
When: First float at dark, last check-in at 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00
Contact: Ruby’s Landing– 573.855.9567

Haunted River Float on the Gasconade River near Waynesville

 

September 30- 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 on 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 (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop

 

September 30 & October 1- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin patch and family-friendly autumn activities & concessions
Where: 10800 Highway D, Dixon
When: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $6 admission (ages 2 & up)
Contact: Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch (Marilyn Moehle)- 573.759.9045

September 30- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigation begins at dusk, call for exact start time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

Paranormal Investigations

 

September 29 & 30- Rising Haunted Attraction
What: Haunted attraction
Where: 25238 Raleigh Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until midnight
Cost: $10
Contact: Matt Perrine– 573.765.3881

Compressed Rising Haunted Attraction

Looking Ahead:
October 7, 14, 21, & 28- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, & 29- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon
October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, & 31- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28- Haunted House & Corn Maze, Waynesville
October 7Oktoberfest, Fort Leonard Wood
October 7- Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K, Waynesville
October 8- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
October 20- Halloween in the Park, Saint Robert
October 28- Truck or Treat, Crocker
October 28- Route 66 Challenge, Pulaski County
October 28- Zombie Run 5K/Trunk or Treat, Waynesville
October 28- Halloween Glow Run, Waynesville
October 31- Trick or Treat on Main Street, Dixon
November 4- Moe Bandy Concert, Dixon

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

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Events for the week of July 31-August 6, 2017

Don’t miss the premiere of Darkness, filmed in a Pulaski County cave, on Discovery Channel, Wednesday, August 2, at 9:00 p.m. CST.!

Welcome to the following group:
August 3-5: 25th Military Police Company

August 5- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on 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

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

August 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 on 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 (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop

August 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: 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

Paranormal Investigations the first Saturday, monthly, at the Talbot House in Waynesville!

Paranormal Investigations the first Saturday, monthly, at the Talbot House in Waynesville!

Looking Ahead:

August 12, 19, & 26- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 12, 19, & 26- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 2-Railroad Days, Crocker
September 9- Shrimpfestival & Fly-In, Dixon
September 15 & 16- Cow Days, Dixon
September 16- 8th Annual Kiwanis Gun, Knife, & Archery Show, Saint Robert
September 20- Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy, Saint Robert
September 22, 23, 29, & 30- Haunted Hill, Waynesville
September 23, 24, & 30- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon

Love Halloween? Celebrate early with our “Ultimate Halloween in September Road Trip Guide!”

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Events for the week of June 12-June 18, 2017

Welcome to the following group:
23rd MP Chapter of the ADVA

June 12- “Inspirations” Book Launch
What: Book release of stories authored by attendees and presenters at the 2016 Military Writers Society of America History Crawl that was held in 2016.
Where: Cellar 66, 115 North Benton, Waynesville
When: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission. A portion of the evenings book sales will be donated to the Devils Elbow Recovery Fund.
Contact: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau– 573.336.6355

June 12 Book Launch Party

June 14 through 17- Pulaski County Regional Fair
What: County fair and carnival
Where: St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Drive, Saint Robert
When: Wed., Thur., Fri. 4:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., Saturday Noon until 11:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Regional Fair Board (Carl Boone)- 816.261.6051

June 16, 17, & 18- PFAA Presents “Peter Pan: A Fantasy in Five Acts”
What: Community theater production of Peter Pan, a musical
Where: Theater on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Sunday Matinee curtain at 2:30 p.m., Evening performances curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573.774.3050

June 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 PFAA Peter Pan

June 17- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on 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

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

June 17- 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 on 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 (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop

June 17 & 18- Extremicon
What: Saint Robert’s first comicon!
Where: The Retroplex, 512 Old Route 66, St. Robert
When: Saturday 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $6 per day, $10 weekend pass. Some events require additional ticketing.
Contact: Gary Rogers– 573.528.6649

EXtremicon Final

June 17- CYBR Horns & Hooves Rodeo
What: Championship youth bull riding rodeo
Where: Richland Saddle Club. Highway 133 North, Richland
When: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 6 to 12 $5, 5 & Under FREE
Contact: Championship Youth Bull Riding (Randy Russell)- 573.793.3118

June 17 CYBR Richland Rodeo

Looking Ahead:

June 23- Pioneers of Bluegrass, Dixon
June 23 & 24- PFAA Presents “Peter Pan: A Fantasy in Five Acts”, Waynesville
June 24 & 25- Cave State Cruisers Car Show, Waynesville
June 24- Freedom Fest, Waynesville
June 27 thru July 1- Tri County Fair, Richland
July 1- UTV/ATV Pull, Richland
July 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 29 & 30- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville

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

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Events for the week of June 5-June 11, 2017

June 9, 10, & 11- PFAA Presents “Peter Pan: A Fantasy in Five Acts”
What: Community theater production of Peter Pan, a musical
Where: Theater on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Sunday Matinee curtain at 2:30 p.m., Evening performances curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573.774.3050

June 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 PFAA Peter Pan

June 10- Volkslauf 10K Mud Race
What: Epic mud run, hosted by your United States Marine Corps
Where: Fort Leonard Wood
When: 7:30 a.m.
Cost: $35 Adult, $30 Youth, team registrations available
Contact: Marine Corps Detachment (SSgt. Breen)- 520.820.0506
*For Fort Leonard Wood Access information contact 573.596.0590

June 10 Volkslauf Flyer

June 10- 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 on 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 (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop

June 10- Flag Day Parade

6/5/2017 Update: Flag Day Parade has been cancelled.
What: Patriotic themed parade honoring Old Glory
Where: Begins at Shady Dell Park, Richland
When: Parade steps off at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 417.693.5601

Looking Ahead:

June 14 thru 17- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert
June 16, 17, & 18- PFAA Presents “Peter Pan: A Fantasy in Five Acts”, Waynesville
June 17 & 18- Extremicon, Saint Robert
June 23 & 24- PFAA Presents “Peter Pan: A Fantasy in Five Acts”, Waynesville
June 24 & 25- Cave State Cruisers Car Show, Waynesville
June 24- Freedom Fest, Waynesville
June 27 thru July 1- Tri County Fair, Richland

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

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Events for the week of May 8-May 14, 2017

Welcome to the Following Groups:
Czech Route 66 Association (Česká asociace Route 66)
Dutch Route 66 Association
94th Military Police Battalion, Company C

May 12- Moonshine Bandits LIVE In Concert
What: Shiner Nation debuts in Pulaski County with this enthusiastic country rap duo.
Where: Roadhouse Bar & Grill, 25955 P Highway, Laquey
When: 9: 00 p.m.
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Contact: Roadhouse Bar & Grill (Colby or Andy)- 573.765.5002

Moonshine Bandits LIVE In Concert, May 12 at Roadhouse Bar & Grill in Laquey!

Moonshine Bandits LIVE In Concert, May 12 at Roadhouse Bar & Grill in Laquey!

May 13- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on 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

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

May 13- 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 on 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 (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop

Looking Ahead:

May 20- You Lead From The Front 5K/10K, Fort Leonard Wood
May 20- Vintage Market Day & Classic Car Cruise-In, Dixon
May 26 thru May 29- Mid America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn
June 1 thru 4- Pulaski County Pride, various locations
June 10- Volkslauf 10K Mud Race, Fort Leonard Wood
June 10- Flag Day Parade, Richland
June 14 thru 17- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert
June 17 & 18- Extremicon, Saint Robert
June 24 & 25- Cave Street Cruisers Car Show, Waynesville
June 24- Freedom Fest, Waynesville
June 27 thru July 1- Tri County Fair, Richland

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

Majestic Auto Body (and Museum)

by Laura Huffman

Dudley’s Cabins & Service in Valley Park. Johnnie’s Bar & Indian Relic Museum in Saint James. Perry’s Crescent Service Station & Restaurant in Rolla. Bell Cafe & Garage in Waynesville.

If you were a mom & pop business on Route 66 in its’ heyday you had to have a hook- and sometimes a sideline to stand above the crowd. The route was riddled with entrepreneurs who hung their shingles and the competition for the motorists’ attention, and dollars, was particularly fierce.

Enter Ken York in Saint Robert, Missouri. York has his eye on unofficially labeling his business as Majestic Auto Body & Museum. He isn’t gunning to separate your cash from your wallet- but he will bend your ear. York, a 1959 graduate of Waynesville High School, has collected memories & memorabilia of Route 66 for a lifetime.

Ken York and his 1955 Chevy Bel Air. York purchased it in 1958 for less than $500. Image by Beth Wiles for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Ken York and his 1955 Chevy Bel Air. York purchased it in 1958 for less than $500. Image by Beth Wiles for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

York often occupies a comfortable chair in the middle of the shop, with his pipe at his side, and reminders of his youth on full display on the walls around him. His classic 1955 Chevy Bel Air, purchased when he was in high school and when the machine only had 900 miles on it, is parked slightly behind him and to his right. He is happy to show pictures of his ride that were taken shortly after he purchased it. He is even happier to pull back her covering to let you admire her yourself. She’s a beauty. Two door, hardtop. Jet black and pinstriped by York himself in 1960. A Cave State Cruisers decal clings to the passenger side window. York allowed me to open the driver’s side door and when I admired the embroidered roses on the door panels he explained that when he was in school all the kids decorated the interior of their cars. He chose roses.

York is quick to reminisce about the Saint Robert/Waynesville of his youth. He speaks of the coney dogs and milkshakes at Park N Eat. He recalled that Dairy Queen “has always been there” and remarked that in the early 1950’s it was the only place around to get a fountain Dr. Pepper. His mention of the soda spurred a memory of purchasing a gallon of root beer from A&W for 20¢ before hanging out at the drive-in. He fondly recalls that Top of the Town (later known as Top Hat Lounge) had the best steak in town and that Mr. Quick had an “absolutely delicious” char-coaled hamburger for 20¢.

York will tell you tales of his time running a feed store in Waynesville for his Uncle Fred and of working at his dad’s Sovereign Service Station (later an Apco Station). He has a story or three about his time working at Fort Wood Theater on the banks of the Roubidoux. A musician at heart, he shows off pictures of his ’64 Fender Stratocaster and bemoans the loss of some his gear during a long ago fire that leveled the Pine Room. He asked if I knew of his bandmate, Narvel Felts. I was able to answer that I did and that Felts, who is from Missouri’s bootheel had made some the Zalma High School girl’s hearts swoon, including my own mother’s. York also talked about playing with Delbert McKinnon and jamming with Bobby Preston at Ike Martin’s Music Store when it was still open for business.

The lobby of Majestic Auto Body (and Museum) on Route 66 in Saint Robert, Missouri. The two gasoline pumps on the far right were originally located at Ken York's father's service station on Route 66 in Waynesville. Photo by Beth Wiles for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

The lobby of Majestic Auto Body (and Museum) on Route 66 in Saint Robert, Missouri. The two gasoline pumps on the far right were originally located at Ken York’s father’s service station on Route 66 in Waynesville. Photo by Beth Wiles for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

York also has stories about his time as Deputy Sheriff and proudly displays his badge. He has stories from his father’s time as Pulaski County Sheriff- one of the area’s grittiest eras.

He and Saint Robert, one might say, grew up together. York seems proud of both Saint Robert & Waynesville’s growth into Fort Leonard Wood’s gateway cities. He also looks forward to the day that the Neon Park at George M. Reed Roadside Park is a reality. You can easily picture him gazing at the neon with a grin on his face and a memory running through his mind.

Majestic Auto Body (and Museum) in Saint Robert, MO. Photo by Beth Wiles for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Majestic Auto Body (and Museum) in Saint Robert, MO. Photo by Beth Wiles for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

In the meantime, pop into Majestic Auto Body (and Museum) and spend some time with a man who lived through Route 66’s heyday. The magic of that road, that time, & that place spring back to life when York starts speaking.

Majestic Auto Body (and Museum)
1140 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO. 65584
(573)336.0044

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To learn more about the planned Neon Park visit www.visitpulaskicounty.org/rt66preservation/neonpark.htm

For more things to see and do in Pulaski County, Missouri, including lodging and dining options, please visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com.

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Events for the week of July 18-July 24, 2016

July 23- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on 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

July 23- 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 on 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 (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Looking Ahead:

July 30 & 31- Old Settlers Day & Civil War Reenactments, Waynesville
August 5- I-44 Shoot Out Truck & Tractor Pull, Richland
August 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 27 & 287th Annual Kiwanis Gun, Knife, & Archery Show, Saint Robert
September 2 & 3Haunted River Float, Saint Robert
September 3Railroad Days, Crocker
September 3Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Pumpkin Patch Season is just around the corner!

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