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Phelps County News

Mercy doctor retires after nearly four decades in Rolla
• Dr. William Cottingham leaving Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine – Rolla

• Dr. William Cottingham leaving Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine – Rolla
ROLLA, Mo. (April 23, 2014) – Anyone who says laughter is the best medicine must know Dr. William Cottingham. The admired physician and self-proclaimed prankster at Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine – Rolla is about to have one last laugh: he’s throwing in the towel after nearly four decades of practicing.

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Nixon touts Medicaid expansion at PCRMC

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited the Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) on April 17 to discuss how inaction of legislators is costing Missouri tax dollars. Speaking to staff of PCRMC, Nixon gave an update on health care reform and where Missouri sits moving forward.

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Matt’s Steakhouse will host MDA Lock Up event

    The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) will be holding a Lock Up at Matt’s Steakhouse on Thursday, April 24. Participants will be “locked up” until they raise enough money to be “bailed out.” Each inmate will donate an hour of their time, or less if there are time restraints, and are requested to ask friends and family for donations for the cause.


Sales tax receipts down 3.2 percent

    During the week of April 10, Phelps County Commissioners:
    • Approved a motion to appoint Ron Calhoun, Cameron Schweiss, Randy James, Justin Brown and Sharlene Morgan to the Phelps County On-Site Wastewater Treatment System Board of Review.

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Soldier’s body passed through St. James

    The body of Army Sergeant Timothy Owens returned to Rolla on Friday, April 11. A procession of the Missouri Highway Patrol and nearly 100 Patriot Guard motorcycle riders escorted the hearse from St. Louis to a funeral home in Dixon. Owens, 37, was killed in the recent mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, and his funeral was held on Saturday in Rolla.

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