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Phelps County News

County clerk position up for grabs in Tuesday’s election

    Republican Pam Grow and Democrat Paul Long are running for the office of Phelps County clerk in next week’s election. Each was contacted by the Saint James Press to discuss their candidacy. Their responses follow.

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Authorities locate missing hunter with from helicopter

On October 24, 2014, at approximately 9:45 pm, Troop I was requested by the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department to assist in the search of a missing hunter, identified as a 54 year old male, on U.S. Forest land in southwest Phelps County.

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Public administrator wants extra help

    During the week of October 16, Phelps County commissioners:
    • Approved making five hours of Phelps County’s dedicated hours from the Meramec Regional Planning Commissioner available to the Rolla Economic Commission if needed for preparation of a grant application for a cooperative effort between the Missouri School of Science and Technology and the Phelps County Regional Medical Center for research.

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Commissioners discuss outer road project

    During the week of October 9, Phelps County commissioners:
    • Received a letter from the Missouri Department of Economic Development with an invitation to make application to the Community Development Block Grant program for a grant in the amount not to exceed $452,300 to develop a Northwye Outer Road. Discussion was held regarding the necessity to obtain more questionnaires from residents in the affected area in order to qualify for grant funds.

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Weather dampens crowd at Maramec - PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO

    Old Iron Works Days came to Maramec Spring Park over the weekend with a very large turnout. Weather worked both for and against the weekend’s activities, but numbers were good overall and the weekend went smoothly.

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