Missouri residents can learn more about the outdoors without leaving their homes thanks to a number of virtual nature classes being offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation and staff members with the Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center near Joplin, Missouri. The programs are free but require registration. Those wishing to register should click on the links below and must provide … [Read more...] about MDC offering virtual nature classes
Other FMWR facilities alter hours of operation The Outdoor Adventure Center reopened this week with most services restored and some COVID-19 safety measures in place. “We just ask customers to take all the same precautionary measures with our equipment that they would with anything else,” said Jeffrey Barrett, Supervisory Recreation specialist and OAC manager. “Safety and sanitation is our … [Read more...] about Outdoor Adventure Center now open
Fort Leonard Wood will hold an Independence Day Fireworks Show beginning at 9:30 p.m. July 4. Department of Defense ID card holders may view the fireworks from the parking lots at the United Service Organizations building, Nutter Field House, the Main Post Chapel, the Rec Plex, the Post Exchange, Baker Theater, Abrams Theater, Bldg. 470 along Replacement Avenue, Daughterty Bowling Center and … [Read more...] about Fireworks show set for July 4
This week, Army spouse Vanessa Maldonado shares her modern twist on her mother’s Picadillo recipe and a bonus refried bean recipe. “I like hers, but she makes it more the traditional way and I don't like all the ingredients,” Maldonado said. “So, I made my own version of it.” With many of the simple ingredients left to taste there is plenty of room to make it your own. Maldonado said it … [Read more...] about What’s for dinner?
Department will offer more programs online Citing ongoing concerns due to COVID-19, the Missouri Department of Conservation announced Wednesday that it has extended its cancellation of programs and events at nature centers and other Department locations through June 30. Officials stated that to help continue connecting people with nature, MDC will offer more of its nature-focused programs … [Read more...] about MDC extends program cancellations to June 30
The St. James Chamber of Commerce has canceled two upcoming events as communities and organizations across the country continue to weigh the risks of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In its weekly newsletter released Monday, the chamber's director, Robin Ziegler, announced that a demolition derby scheduled for June 19 has been canceled, along with the 12th annual Sip N' Savor event slated for … [Read more...] about Demo derby, annual wine showcase canceled in St. James
The Pulaski Fine Arts Association has announced that the show must go on — but a little later than originally planned. While the first week of June usually sees a new production taking the stage at the Theater on the Square, officials with the local community theater group have pushed back its summer performance dates and made other adjustments to its show calendar due to the impact of … [Read more...] about PFAA pushes performance dates back due to COVID-19
On the menu this week is a shrimp creole recipe from Col. Eric Towns, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood commander. Towns said this recipe is special to him because it brings back a little piece of home. “Growing up in southern Louisiana, food was such a big part of the culture and how people socialized,” Towns said. “After 25 years in the Army, I still make the recipes that my extended … [Read more...] about What’s for dinner?
The doors remain closed to tourists this summer at the Old Stagecoach Stop in downtown Waynesville, but visitors can now see images and read about the historic structure through a new virtual tour on their website. Starting at www.oldstagecoachstop.org/virtmus/intro.html, visitors can start a guided tour or click on a map of the building and explore each room, floor by floor. "I still have … [Read more...] about Old Stagecoach Stop adds virtual tour, historic recordings to its website
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?
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
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?
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?
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
Each year, Fort Leonard Wood's Run to Honor allows area runners and walkers to complete a 5K race in memory of a service member. This year, with COVID-19 precautions still in place, the run is being conducted virtually. The "Run to Honor Virtual 5K" will take place May 4 through 16, and is open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders. "So many have been unfortunately affected by the loss … [Read more...] about FMWR to host ‘Virtual Run to Honor’ 5K in May