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BlackJack OPEN JAN 13, 2015 / Pershing Community Center - OPENS JAN 23, 2015


Pershing Community Center

Bldg. 4109, Piney Hills Dr.
(573) 329-2455
Hours of Operation
Tue-Fri 9:00am - 4:30pm

The Pershing Community Center is available for catered events, Special Events, Training and classes. It offers a variety of rooms for your personal or professional functions. The Community Center also features Blackjack Bar and Grill a nice neighborhood bar complete with dining operations.

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Open for Lunch: Thursday-Friday 11am-1pm

Bar: Tuesday-Thursday 5pm-10pm

       Friday & Saturday 5pm-12am

       Sunday 11:30am-5pm (NFL Regular Football Only)


All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet

Serving lunch Thursday through Friday 11am - 1pm.
Join us for lunch! New items served hot, fresh and fast!

Bar Operations & Dinner:


The BlackJack Bar and Grill is open for dining and drinks Tuesday through Saturday. Enjoy dinner from "The Grill" with entrees, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, and many other selections. If you're looking for great food in a casual atmosphere then the BlackJack Bar and Grill is for you.

Night Life

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The BlackJack Bar and Grill is your neighborhood get-a-way. If you're looking for a place to relax and have fun with a casual atmosphere, then the Black Jack Bar and Grill is for you. Open for dining and drinks Tuesday through Saturday, plus a pool table and darts, the best dance tunes and several Big screen TV's to catch up on your favorite teams.

BlackJack Bar and Grill hosts many Special Events such as Mardi Gras, Cinco De Mayo festivities, St. Patrick's Day celebrations and much more.

While you're there, enjoy dinner from "The Grill" with entrees, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, and many other selections.

Monthly Events / Specials
Customer Appreciation Night happens the first Thursday of EVERY Month
Join us in the BlackJack Bar & Grill, Bar & Grill opens at 5pm-7pm. Spend time with friends and co-workers - enjoy great food, beverages and company.
Happy hours from 5pm to 7pm.

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Hours of Operation:

Happy Hours
Tuesday - Friday
5:00pm - 7:00 pm

Menu - click to download


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There are a number of banquet rooms available to cater to your personal or professional functions:

  • Wedding Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Hail and Farewells
  • Luncheons
  • Promotion Parties
  • Retirement Parties
  • Dances/Balls
  • Graduation Dinners
  • Award Banquet

The catering coordinator can assist you in selecting appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages to meet your tastes and budget. Call 329-2455 for more information.

Catering Menu

History of BlackJack Pershing

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One of America's most famous Army officers, Pershing was born in Missouri on September 13, 1860. He graduated from West Point in 1886 and served in the Spanish-American War, the Philippines Insurrection, the Mexican Expedition and was the overall American Commander in Europe during World War I.

Following the war, he served as Army Chief of Staff.

He died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington on July 15, 1948. His funeral service, one of only a handful ever held at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery, was attended by literally thousands of American citizens as well as by the leaders of government and the military. He was buried, as was his wish, under a simple white gravestone in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery, near the gravesites of his "Doughboys" from World War I.

His grandsons, Army Second Lieutenant Richard Warren Pershing, who was killed-in-action in Vietnam in 1968, and Colonel John Warren Pershing III, are buried beside him.

Nickname BlackJack:

During the years 1895-1896, Pershing was assigned to the 10th Cavalry, a unit of the Buffalo Soldiers in Montana. His nickname, "Black Jack" dates from this service. It became both a subtle accolade, and derogation to the Buffalo Soldiers he fought with and praised. General Pershing's time spent leading black soldiers significantly affected him throughout his military career. He remained deeply concerned with their well being and was instrumental in getting the black organizations into combat rather than being relegated to support operations in the rear.


The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Pershing, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against hostile fanatical Moros at Mount Bagsak, Jolo, Philippine Islands, on June 15, 1913.

Brigadier General Pershing personally assumed command of the assaulting line at the most critical period when only about 15 yards from the last Moro position. His encouragement and splendid example of personal heroism resulted in a general advance and the prompt capture of the hostile stronghold.

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