Phelps County News
Gov. Nixon orders flags to half-staff in honor of fallen Phelps County soldier
Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in all 114 counties and the City of St. Louis be flown at half-staff on Saturday, April 12, to honor the bravery and sacrifice of Sergeant Timothy Wayne Owens. Sgt. Owens, age 37, formerly of Rolla, was a soldier in the United States Army serving at Fort Hood, Texas. He died from wounds sustained during an April 2 shooting incident on the Army post.
Commissioners hear report from Newburg
During the week of April 4, Phelps County commissioners:
• Heard from cunty employees who met with officials and the public at the Houston House in Newburg as part of a County Outreach Program in observance of County Government Month.
Troop I announces transfer and promotions
Captain Lee Ann H. Kenley, commanding officer of Troop I, is pleased to announce the following transfer and promotions that were effective April 1, 2014.
Treasurer reports tax numbers are up
During the week of March 27, Phelps County commissioners:
• Approved Amendment No. 1 to the Show Me Healthy Women contract to increase the contract amount by $2,500.
Gov. Nixon discusses “Good Schools, Good Jobs” during visit to Rolla High School
• Investments in education will help Rolla Public Schools expand access to preschool, continue to provide technology in classrooms
ROLLA, Mo. – Missouri was the number-one state in technology job growth in the nation last year, and good schools are vital to building on this momentum, Gov. Jay Nixon said today during a visit to Rolla High School. Gov. Nixon discussed his “Good Schools, Good Jobs” plan which will fully fund the state’s K-12 foundation formula by Fiscal Year 2016, and provide the resources to help Rolla Public Schools hire additional early childhood education teachers and offer more preschool openings, as well as continue providing hand-held and wireless technology in the classroom.