Nearly 30 years ago, the City of Waynesville played a role in a significant chapter in the history of Route 66 when, on July 10, 1990, at the Pulaski County Courthouse, then-Gov. John Ashcroft signed a state law making the highway an official historic district. Missouri was the first state to award the status to the famous highway, an action that kicked off a nationwide revival of interest in … [Read more...] about Waynesville celebrates its role in Route 66 history as ‘Birthplace of the Byway’
For sports fans worldwide, COVID-19 has wrought cancellations and delays the likes of which no lockout, strike or scandal ever has — or could. Fortunately, the world of sports has been chronicled on film and video like few other aspects of human life, and nearly every sport, (with the exception of volleyball, for some reason) has a large collection of stories, both real and imagined that … [Read more...] about Get your sports fix with this list of documentaries, feature films
Fort Leonard Wood is home to many different species of fish and aquatic wildlife, and boasts a diverse self-sustaining ecosystem, making it an opportune place for anglers of all ages. According to John Brant, Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch fisheries biologist, 76 species of fish live on the installation. “Some fish that occur on Fort Leonard Wood … [Read more...] about Discover the fish of Fort Leonard Wood
This quick and easy artichoke and chicken dish from Army spouse Danielle Anderson combines Parmesan cheese, sour cream, artichoke hearts and chicken breasts for a meal the whole family will enjoy. Anderson says she loves how easy it to make for her family of five. Artichoke Chicken 1 (15 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese ½ cup mayonnaise ½ cup … [Read more...] about What’s for dinner?
Military families know Memorial Day has a special purpose, but it’s a fact that many Americans see the long weekend as a time to celebrate. Too often, that celebration involves drinking and driving and results in traffic crashes and deaths. Nationwide, Memorial Day weekend averages more than 300 fatal traffic crashes, the most among any major holiday weekend in the U.S., according to statistics … [Read more...] about Stay safe, don’t let alcohol mar Memorial Day weekend
Reservations required, social-distancing measures remain in place Missouri State Parks officials have announced they will conduct a phased reopening of campgrounds at state parks as a part of continued efforts to return to normal operations in conjunction with the statewide “Show Me Strong” recovery plan. Missouri State Parks campgrounds will reopen to accommodate existing campground … [Read more...] about Missouri State Parks campgrounds to begin phased reopening
The deadline is approaching for runners who want to take part in the "Run to Honor Virtual 5K." The virtual run, which is open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders, began May 4, concludes Saturday. To participate, runners and walkers can run or walk a 5K course anywhere they choose, including around their neighborhoods, at local parks and trails, or at home on treadmills. After … [Read more...] about ‘Virtual Run to Honor’ 5K ends Saturday
Take steps to avoid encounters when outdoors With spring rains, increased daylight and rising temperatures, snakes are coming out to play. For residents planning to exercise near high grass or wooded areas, hike, camp or otherwise enjoy the outdoors, that means being prepared for an increased chance of encountering snakes or other wildlife. And state and local conservation officials agree … [Read more...] about It’s springtime for snakes in Missouri
Hot weather can result in heat-related illnesses, injury Exercise is one of the three pillars of good health, and essential for athletes, Soldiers and others in jobs that stress physical fitness, to stay in shape. But when temperatures rise to the extreme, it's important to train smart and take the necessary precautions. Being prepared ahead of time can help prevent heat illnesses such as … [Read more...] about Summer’s coming: Be smart, take precautions when exercising
Guidon assistant editor Sam Campbell got creative when coming up with this original taco recipe! “I got a multi-function pressure cooker as a gift for Christmas and was dying to use it. After some personal touches and several iterations, I think I’ve found my new favorite meal – ramen chimichurri tacos.” Campbell said this recipe will work with both slow cookers and multi-function, … [Read more...] about What’s for dinner?
Wear life jackets, follow safety tips to keep boating experiences enjoyable Recreation on the water is a way of life in the state of Missouri, which is home to hundreds of lakes, rivers and streams. Unfortunately, nearly any body of water that holds the potential for fun and relaxation also holds the potential for accidents and deaths. On average, Missouri sees 126 boating accidents and 14 … [Read more...] about Stay safe on the water this boating season
Each fall, drivers are reminded to get their vehicles ready for winter. But spring maintenance is equally important to keep cars, trucks and motorcycles running smoothly and safely as warmer temperatures arrive. It's no secret that extreme temperatures — both hot and cold — can increase the amount of wear and tear on vehicles and their various systems. Whether vehicle maintenance is done at … [Read more...] about Now is the time to get vehicles ready for summer
This chocolate strawberry cheesecake recipe was submitted by Fort Leonard Wood Budget Analyst, Michele Piccione-Leone. It would make a great Mother’s Day treat! Chocolate crust: 15 chocolate graham cracker sheets finely crushed (about 2 cups) 1/4 cup of melted butter Combine the two, and press evenly into a spring form pan. Filling: 4, 8oz packages of cream cheese (room temperature) 1 … [Read more...] about What’s for dinner?
Scouts meet virtually, earn badges through service COVID-19 mitigation protocols have presented numerous changes and challenges to nearly all aspects of life. But for the Scouts of Fort Leonard Wood’s Troop 149 and Cub Scout Pack 149, public-safety measures and social-distancing practices have also presented opportunities to learn, adapt and be of service. Since April 10, the local groups have … [Read more...] about Local Scouts, Cub Scouts adapt to COVID-19 distancing measures
Risk-mitigation factors in play; club-house occupancy limits, masks indoors, no carts After nearly two months of closure, Piney Valley Golf Course is set to reopen Saturday, Col. Eric Towns, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood commander, announced today. "We've got some great news," Towns said, responding to a viewer question during the weekly virtual town hall hosted by Maj. Gen. Donna … [Read more...] about Towns: Golf course will reopen Saturday