WHS sports practices to begin Aug. 10 Much like pioneers exploring an undiscovered country, student-athletes in the Waynesville R-VI School District, along with coaches, trainers, other school staff — and parents — have forged a path toward returning to the playing fields and courts this fall. After more than six weeks of training under new, strict COVID-19 mitigation requirements to … [Read more...] about ‘Return to Participation Plan’ on track for high-school athletes to start playing again
In 2011, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared July 30 as International Friendship Day. The Guidon staff asked eight Fort Leonard Wood community children to explain the meaning of friendship in their own words. Chloe Anderson, age 6: "It means to help my friends and be nice to them because friends are important to have fun." Blake Monroe, age … [Read more...] about In their own words: What does friendship mean to you?
Conservation officials renew call to be 'Bear Aware' State conservation officials are renewing their call for residents to be "Bear Aware" as the number of bear sightings has increased. “Bear numbers are growing, and sightings are becoming increasingly more common in areas of the state that have not seen bears for many years,” explained Laura Conlee, the State Furbearer biologist with the … [Read more...] about Black bears are on the move in Missouri
New service available for quarantined Soldiers, families on post This was a week of milestones for Fort Leonard Wood’s Ozark Tavern, which not only began delivering lunch and dinner orders Monday but also began a new, separate service offering meal delivery to Soldiers and military families who are quarantined on post due to COVID-19 mitigation procedures. “We started out slow, but throughout … [Read more...] about Ozark Tavern begins pick-up, delivery services
The Fort Leonard Wood Religious Support Office will be hosting its Vacation Bible School virtually this year due to ongoing social-distancing protocols. Participants can visit the RSO Facebook Page from July 20 through 24, where educational materials and media will be uploaded beginning at 9 a.m. each day, with an end-of-day update and theatrical production appearing later at 7 p.m. The … [Read more...] about Religious Support Office to put on virtual Vacation Bible School July 20 to 24
The Bruce C. Clarke Library Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover summer reading program ends July 31. Readers can collect their incentives – while supplies last – until August 16. Visit the library during curbside hours, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday to redeem all incentives and prizes at one time. The grand prizes for the summer reading program will be … [Read more...] about Library summer reading program coming to a close
Capt. Joseph Brown, Company B, 701st Military Police Battalion, and his wife, Ana Maria Herrera, were presented a $250 gift card from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service June 24 at the Post Exchange for earning a runner-up placement in the “Patriot Pet Just Say Treat” photo contest. “(They) presented such a joyful picture with their pooch,” said Beth Pritchard, Fort Leonard Wood Exchange … [Read more...] about Fort Leonard Wood service member, spouse win $250 in AAFES pet photo contest
Three Fort Leonard Wood military children won $2,000 each in education scholarships from the Defense Commissary Agency for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. The Fort Leonard Wood Commissary announced earlier this week that Kynnedi Beck, Jessie Lucero and Darren McKenzie were among 2020’s 500 selected students worldwide. “I am so honored and excited to receive this scholarship,” … [Read more...] about Fort Leonard Wood Commissary announces annual education scholarship winners
By Heather Kline and Amanda Sullivan As the Fort Leonard Wood community gets ready to celebrate the Fourth of July and the 244th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the GUIDON asked nine Fort Leonard Wood children what the day means to them. Grace Quander, age 14 The Fourth of July is important to me because it is the day America declared its independence. To celebrate … [Read more...] about In their own words: What does the Fourth of July mean to you?
Morelli Heights Bar and Grill is scheduled to reopen June 26 for takeout only, Fort Leonard Wood Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation announced on its Facebook page. The facility has been closed since March 19 at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Located at 3404 Nebraska Ave., Morelli Heights offers a variety of burgers and sandwiches, appetizers and more. It will be open for … [Read more...] about FMWR: Morelli Heights to reopen, Rec Plex has new hours
Military child Anna Hilburgh delivers valedictorian speech Under bright lights and from six feet apart, 363 Waynesville High School students graduated during an unprecedented ceremony June 19 at Tiger Stadium – a ceremony which many in the community thought wouldn’t be possible due to the pandemic. Due to the district implementing risk-mitigating factors to make the gathering safer for all … [Read more...] about Waynesville students graduate, begin new chapter amid pandemic
FMWR considering future showings Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's June 19 Drive-In Movie is sold out, after social-media posts helped drive ticket sales over the top June 9 and again June 11 after additional tickets were added. The June 19 event, a free showing of the PG-rated "Dolittle" starring Robert Downey Jr., is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. in the Baker Theater auxiliary parking … [Read more...] about Drive-In movie tickets sell out – twice
On July 1, the Thrift Saving Plan is adding new funds to allow better diversification of retirement savings. At that time, the L 2020 will be retired and six additional lifecycle funds will be added. Target dates are now in five-year increments instead of 10. The new funds are called the L 2025, L 2035, L 2045, L 2055, L 2060 and L 2065. TSP lifecycle funds include a mix of the G, F, C, S, … [Read more...] about New TSP lifecycle funds coming soon
The Waynesville R-VI School District is set to hold enrollment sessions for new students from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6 at Waynesville High School. These sessions are meant for all new students living in Waynesville, St. Robert and Fort Leonard Wood. “Instead of having families go to each school to enroll their students, each school will have a representative at WHS,” said Michele … [Read more...] about Waynesville R-VI School District new student enrollment is Aug. 5 and 6
Waynesville High School is set to hold its graduation ceremony at 7:30 p.m. June 19 at Tiger Stadium. “It is very important to me and the district to be able to hold a live ceremony and let our seniors finish with a traditional graduation since so much of their senior year has been interrupted,” said WHS Principal Randy Luebbert. “This ceremony will be a little different from any we have ever … [Read more...] about Waynesville High School to hold graduation ceremony, district announces details