Laclede County Bridge Closed Indefinitely
The Missouri Department of Transportation has closed the bridge
over the Gasconade River along the Interstate 44 outer road in Laclede
County after a recent inspection determined the bridge was unsafe
for travel. The bridge will remain closed until further notice.
"We found enough issues with the 90-year-old bridge to decide
the safest thing to do was to close it to travel," said MoDOT
Central District Bridge Engineer Alan Trampe.
Added MoDOT's Central District Engineer David Silvester: "One
of the big concerns with closing this bridge is that it's located
on the route we use to detour traffic off of I-44 when there's an
incident. We'll work over the next few weeks to determine what repairs
need to be made to reopen the bridge, if that's even possible."
The majority of the state's bridges are routinely inspected in
late fall and winter. The average Missouri bridge is 46 years old,
but most were designed for a 50-year life.
A complete list of unplanned bridge closures throughout the state
can be found on MoDOT's website at http://www.modot.org/.
Included on the page are inspection photos, the reason for the bridge
closure, corrective actions to be taken and how they will be paid
for, a map of the bridge location and recommended detours by way
of state highways.
"With the large number of bridges we have in Missouri, all
of which are aging every day, and with our construction budget continuing
to decline, it's likely we will see more closures in the future,"
A huge THANK YOU to Waynesville DECA for their donation of gift
packages that include: cookies, cards, ornaments and more for the
Military Left Behind during the holidays, the Marine Detachment
for helping unload the Solider Left Behind bags, Charlie Co. 35th
En. BN, 2nd Platoon for their donation of $115.00, WHS Club Tiger
For the muffins and FLW Commissary for the donation of 15 turkeys!
Shifts Needing Filled
This week we have a few open shifts and would love if we could
fill these, if you can help fill in please let us know!
Monday, Dec. 22 10:30 am - 1:30 pm 1; 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm 1
Wednesday, Dec. 24 *Christmas Eve* 12 pm - 4 pm 4
Thursday, Dec. 25 * Christmas Day* 12 pm - 4 pm 5
**Please call 573-329-2039,
if you are able to fill any of these shifts. We appreciate any support
we can get in filling these shifts this week.**
2014 USO Holiday Block Leave Calendar of Events
December 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30, January 3 & 4: USO CLOSED
Dec. 22: USO OPEN 1030-1630
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Come get into the Christmas
spirit as we play Christmas Movies, while enjoying a catered meal
from Vidies. Lunch served at 2 pm.
Dec. 24: USO OPEN 1200-1600
Twas the night before Christmas! Come and join our USO Volunteers
as they prepare all the fixings of a Christmas Day meal. Don't forget
to leave room for dessert!
Dec. 25: USO OPEN 1200-1600
Merry Christmas! Come join us as we present gifts to those Soldiers
left behind, while enjoying some fresh baked cookies!
Dec. 27: USO OPEN 1030-1630
Salute to Military Movies: Come enjoy some of the greatest military
movies, while indulging in some panini's and soup from Culver's.
Dec. 29: USO OPEN 0800-1630
Come on over early, take part in the blood drive, while enjoying
pastries. Later in the day, we will be having a baked potato bar
with all sorts of toppings!
Dec. 31: USO OPEN 1800-0030 (Jan. 1)
Come ring in the New Year with the USO! A variety of finger foods
will be available. It's a night of surprises and prizes!
Jan. 1: USO OPEN 1000-1400
So you had a late night last night? Wake up and get over to the
USO to kick off your new year with a hearty breakfast!
Jan. 2: USO OPEN 1030-1630
Do you think you what it takes to handle the USO chili bar experience?
Then come by the USO and enjoy all sorts of chili, ranging from
mild to hot, hot hot!
Public House Brewing Company
Thank you to all the contractors and craftsmen that worked on the
project! And a very special thanks to our Project Manager Dave Nuss
of St. James Winery. His expertise and diligence helped ensure that
the timeline for the building and equipment stayed on track--no
easy task. Thanks so much Dave!!!
Public House Brewing Company in St. James opened its doors on Saturday,
- 8 taps with a growing rotation of beers
- Great selection of St. James wines
- Select Scotches and Bourbon whiskeys
- Seating capacity currently 175
- Mezzanine with seating for 100 including multimedia capabilities,
second floor bathroom access, and picture windows overlooking our
new 20bbl brewhouse and I-44. We are currently accepting reservations
for parties and receptions in this special event space.
- Kitchen that produces a menu mirroring Rolla location featuring
our artisan meat and cheese plates, as well as our popular deli
sandwiches (stay tuned for news about a grand opening celebration
in February and a whole new kitchen menu created by our new Chef
and Food Director Alex Giger--coming soon!)
- Outdoor patio and beer garden area (opening this spring)
These are just a few of the most notable things about the new facility,
but you really should just come visit and see for yourself. We look
forward to seeing you there!
Hours of Operation at Public House St. James:
551 State Route B
St. James, MO 65559
NOTE: 6 Packs of "Rod's Cream Ale," "Revelation
Stout," "Hide & Seek Hefeweizen," and "Elusive
IPA" are all currently available for sale exclusively in our
new St. James location. They will soon be available for purchase
at Rolla Public House. In January, ask your favorite restaurant
if they have Public House Beer on tap. Odds are they will have it.
If not, your suggestion will probably be heard and you may find
it next time you visit that establishment. Look for 6 packs in stores
in January as well. Over the course of 2015, you should be able
to find our beer in most major markets in Missouri. Cheers!
Public House Rolla Special Release -- "Sour Wheat" A
refreshingly tart wheat ale. Try one today while it lasts.
PUBLIC HOUSE ROLLA UPCOMING SEASONAL -- "Giddy Stout"
-- It's back again. A milk stout base infused with cold brewed coffee
from local coffee house The Giddy Goat. Stay tuned for release date.
Public House St James Limited Release -- "Batch #1 Double
Pale Ale" -- The first batch we ever brewed on the new 20bbl
brewhouse in St. James. If you love Pale Ales--if you love hops--this
beer has your number. Number 1! Try it exclusively at the St. James
taproom while it lasts!
Public House Trivia -- Trivia is held every Monday at 7:30pm unless
otherwise noted. Prizes awarded every week to top teams.
Upcoming Live Music in Rolla:
12/19 -- Two Far Gone (8pm)
12/20 -- "CUZ" Jazz Duo (7:30pm)
12/27 -- Right Turn Clyde (8pm)
01/03 -- Bliss Hippy (8pm)
01/09 -- Dixie Union (8pm)
Wreaths Across America
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3168 in Laquey, sponsored breakfast
events in November and December to benefit funding of Wreaths Across
America at the State Veterans Cemetery, Fort Leonard Wood. Post
Commander, Don Wenzel, presented a check for $1000 to Peggy Goul
representing the Cemetery's Assistance Association. VFW members
Donnie Rosenstein and Daniel Cerda witnessed the presentation.
Stuffed Stocking Contest
The Pulaski County Humane Society is hosting a Stuffed Stocking
Contest. Deadline for entries is December 24th. Click here
Relocation Grand Opening for Navy Federal Credit Union
Navy Federal Credit Union is hosting a Grand Opening of their relocated
branch on Tuesday, January 27th at 10:00 a.m.
Their new location is at 332 Marshall Drive Ste. F. in St. Robert.
The Pulaski County RSVP is looking to expand some of our great
projects. We are looking for volunteers to help do a wide variety
of activity from working with kids, gardening, office work, and
other great things RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks
in the nation for people 55 and over. You can use the skills and
talents you've learned over the years, or develop new ones while
serving in a variety of volunteer activities within your community.
If you are interested in learning more or volunteering please contact
us at 573-336-2405
BBC hosts a cookie exchange for post residents
Balfour Beatty Communities will host a cookie exchange for post
residents from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., December 19th at the Woodlands
Community Center. Stop by the center to exchange traditional favorites,
new creations and bring copies of a favorite recipe to share.
Candy Cane Toss
The Directorate of Family & Morale, Welfare and Recreation
in partnership with Department of Emergency Services and Santa Claus,
will be hosting the annual Candy Cane Toss at 2 p.m., December 19th.
Santa and friends will visit residents of the Fort Leonard Wood
housing areas on a fire truck, tossing candy canes to good boys
and girls. When you hear the sirens, go outside and wave to Santa.
For more information, call 573-596-0148.
FWCSC begins accepting Scholarship, Grant Applications
The Fort Wood Community Spouses Club is currently in the process
of accepting college scholarship applications from eligible students
and military spouses. Awarded scholarships may be applied toward
college-related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, room and
board. Non-profit organizations and schools in need of funds are
also invited to apply for FWCSC community outreach grants. The deadline
to apply for scholarships is February 28, 2015 and for community
outreach is February 20, 2015. Applications are available online
The Fort Wood Community Spouses Club is a private non-profit organization
designed to benefit families of its members, by raising and distributing
funds back into the community. Last year, the organization distributed
$8,720 in outreach grants. The FWCSC, in conjunction with the Fort
Leonard Wood Thrift Shop, also distributed $24,700 in scholarships.
For more information, contact Christy Preston, Scholarship chair
or Anita Bevington, Community Outreach chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYE 2015 Release Night
Metamorphosis Outreach Empowerment Center is hosting a 2015 Release
night on Wednesday, December 31st. Door open at 9 p.m. Come for
praise, worship, Word of Faith as well as food, fun, and giveaways.
or call 573-336-2266 for more information. MOEC is located at 1018
Missouri Ave., #7 in St. Robert.