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Thursday, 12 January 2017
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Nov. 22
— Hoodie’s House of Hope Missouri 3rd Annual Community Holiday Celebration of Hope, 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Robert Community Center. Homeless, underserved, elderly and youth can eat for no cost. For more information, call  573.647.5821 or 573.586.8808.

Nov. 25
— Shop Small Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. For a list on participating businesses, contact the Waynesville/ St. Robert Chamber of Commerce at 573.336.5121, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or www.itsallherelocal.com.

— Richland City of Lights Kick-off, 5 to 8 p.m. in Richland. For more information, contact the Richland Chamber of Commerce at 417.693.5601 or visit www.facebook.com/cityoflightsrichland.

Nov. 27
— Bruce C. Clarke Library Maximum Movie Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will feature movies aimed at younger children and Families. For  more information, call 573.563.4113.

Nov. 28
— Community Information Forum, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the USO. This forum will provide information about Snow and Ice Removal and Holiday Block Leave. For more information, contact Vicki Reed at 573.563.5788 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dec. 5
— Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:30 p.m. at the MSCoE. The tree lighting will follow at 6 p.m. and holiday activities are scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 573.596.6913.

Dec. 12
— St. Nick’s Benefit Ceremony, 10 a.m. at Grant Hall Auditorium. The St. Nick’s Benefit provides community members with the opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts for disadvantaged children and special needs adults. Purchase gifts in price range from $40 to $70. Donations can be dropped off through Dec. 6 at Infuze Credit Union on post. Monetary donations will also be accepted. For more information, contact Casey Morris at 573.765.5423 or 573.528.6313.

Dec. 20 and 21
— Route 66 Shootout Pulaski County USA at Waynesville High School. There will be five games in two days. The cost for admission to each day of the shootout is $5 for adults and $4 for students. Athletic passes, senior passes and school IDs will not be  accepted for this special event. Waynesville R-VI employees will need to pay to attend these games as well. Game programs will be for sale.

Dec. 23
— Catholic Saturday Mass, 5 p.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

Dec. 24
— Latter Day Saints Service, 8 a.m. at South Iowa Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Catholic Sunday Mass, 9 a.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Gospel Service, 10 a.m. at Central Iowa Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Orthodox Holy Liturgy, 10 a.m. at South Iowa Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Traditional Protestant Service, 11 a.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Protestant Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, 6 p.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Orthodox Vespers, 6 p.m. at South Iowa Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.
Catholic Christmas Eve Vigil, 11 p.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

Dec. 25

— Orthodox Orthros, 9 a.m. at South Iowa Chapel. Divine Liturgy will follow at 10 a.m. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Catholic Christmas Day Mass, 10 a.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

Dec. 31
— Latter Day Saints Service, 8 a.m. at South Iowa Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Catholic New Year’s Eve Mass, 9 a.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Gospel Service, 10 a.m. at Central Iowa Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Traditional Protestant Service, 11 a.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Gospel Watch Night Service, 10 p.m. at Central Iowa Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

Jan. 1
— Catholic Mary, Mother of God Service, 10 a.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

Worship service cancellations
The following religious services on Fort Leonard Wood will be cancelled during Holiday Block Leave:
— Main Post Chapel: 1st Engineer Brigade (IET), 8 a.m.; Catholic (IET) Mass, 1 p.m.; 14th Military Police Brigade (IET) Service, 11 a.m.; 3rd Chemical Brigade (IDT) Service, 9:30 a.m.; Jewish Study, 9:30 a.m.; Catholic Catechism Training, 2 p.m.
— Soldier Memorial Chapel: Catholic Saturday Mass, 5 p.m. Dec. 30.
— Grant Hall: Collective Protestant 9 a.m.
— North Iowa Chapel: Church of Christ, 8 a.m.; Buddhist, 10 a.m.
— South Iowa Chapel: Liturgical Protestant, 9 a.m.
— Specker Barracks Chapel, Contemporary Service, 11 a.m.


Ongoing
— Community Orientation, 8 a.m. to noon Thursdays at Building 470, Room 2224. This program is part of a seven-day cycle for in-processing Soldiers called Arrive Strong. Spouses are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60136.

Fort Leonard Wood Lions Club, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Building 821, Colorado Avenue. For more information, call Harold Burleson at 573.528.1767, or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.lionsclubs.org.

— Pulaski County Branch NAACP, 7 p.m. the second Monday of every month at Waynesville Medical Plaza in the conference room.  The branch’s general membership meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Donnita Patterson-Brown at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 573.842.8677.

— Toastmasters Club 493, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, in the Truman Education Center, Room 13. The club is designed for those seeking to improve their speaking skills. For more information, call 816.368.1269 or visit www.facebook.com/TMIClub493FortLeonardWoodMO.


— Alcoholics Anonymous,meets from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Main Post Chapel, Room 132. Other meetings are at 8 p.m. Mondays ,Thursdays and Saturdays on Hemphill Road, off Highway Y in St. Robert. There is also a women-only meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at this location. All meetings on Fort Leonard Wood and the Saturday St. Robert meeting are open to anyone. St. Robert meetings on Mondays and Thursdays are limited to members only.  For more information, visit www.aadistrict9mo.com or call Jim at 573.336.5891 or David at 573.774.5364.


— Marine Corps League, Detachment 1195, 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Laquey Veterans of Foreign Wars. For more information, contact Martin Tootle at 573.528.7244.

— The Rocks Inc. Fort Leonard Wood Harry S. Truman Chapter, 5 to 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Bruce C. Clarke Library Community Room. All active, reserve retired officers and Department of Defense civilians, regardless of gender, ethnicity or background, are welcome to share in a professional mentorship and networking experience. For more information, call Maj. Adrien Humphreys at 573.596.0131, ext. 62400.

— Fort Leonard Wood Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, Sergeant Morales Chapter, 11:45 a.m. the first Tuesday  and third Thursday of each month. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

— Sisters in Arms Lean in Circle, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. every second Tuesday of the month at Starbucks. This group welcomes all services, ages, ranks, genders, civilians and service members. For more information, contact 2nd Lt. Christine Faria-Berrios at 573.596.0131, ext. 61996.

— Army Community Service  Play Morning, 10 to 11 a.m.  in the gym at Pippin Youth Center. Children between the ages of newborn and 5 years are eligible. Parents and children interact with each other as well as other children and their parents. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60212.

— Army Community Service Bright Start Play Group, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Children between the ages of newborn and 3 years are eligible. The children will take part in hands-on activities and interact with other children. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60212.

— Army Community Service Music Group for Children with Autism, 5:30 p.m. Mondays at ACS. This program is for children and parents to learn social  and communication skills through music. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60212.

— Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3176 and Auxiliary Monthly meetings, 6 p.m. for auxiliary members and 7 p.m. for post members the third Monday of the month. The VFW post is located at 17305 Superior Rd. in St. Robert and is open to the public. The organization also hosts breakfast from  8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays and bingo at 2 p.m. Sundays. The kitchen is open during bingo and doors open at noon. For more information, call 573.336.3176 or visit VFW Ozark Memorial Post 3176 on Facebook.
Boy Scout Troop 149, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Military Police Training Facility at the corner of Buckeye and Alabama avenues. Boy Scouts is for boys ages 11 to 18 seeking adventure, fun, leadership and outdoor experience. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit  the Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/ FLWTroop149.

— Cub Scout Troop 149, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Main Post Chapel. Cub Scouts is for boys ages 6 to 10. For more information, look for Cub Scout Pack 149 on Facebook.

— Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter MO 0223, 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Army Community Service, Building 486, Room 138. TOPS is a nonprofit weight-loss-support group that has weekly weigh-ins followed by a program. For more information, contact Louisa Runnalls at 573.336.5312.

— Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3168, and its ladies’ auxiliary, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the post home in Laquey. For information, call 573.765.3168.

— The American Legion Riders,  6 p.m. the first Thursday of  the month at the American Legion Hall in St. Robert.  For more information, call Don Gerspach at 573.512.1419.

— Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Fort Leonard Wood Area Chapter 4-11 Vets Helping Vets, 2 p.m. the second Sunday of the month at VFW Post 3168 in Laquey. For more information, call Ray (Goat) Fuller at 573.842.5248.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 November 2017 )