Phelps County News
Phelps County primary ballot set
Candidate filing for Phelps County offices to be decided in the August primary and November general elections concluded on Tuesday, with five filing for the position of County Clerk. When filing closed on at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, four Republicans and one Democrat had filed for the clerk position, along with several others seeking other county and state seats.
Traffic stop leads to discovery of 300 pounds of pot
Approximately 300 pounds of marijuana was discovered in a vehicle following a traffic stop on Interstate 44 on Tuesday. One person was arrested.
Commission supports Cherokee recognition
During the week of March 20, Phelps County commissioners:
• Approved issuing a letter of support to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in support of Federal recognition of the Southern Cherokee Tribe. Commissioners also approved issuing a letter of support for the same purpose to the Internal Revenue Service.
AbbiCakes will be held on Saturday at Kroger and Country Mart in Rolla to raise money for the Capable Kids and Families Program at The Community Partnership. The annual bake sale is used to support the program, which is designed to help families who have a child with special needs. Local resident and teacher Kim Hoak, along with her mom and sister, bake cupcakes for sale and this year have an anonymous donor who will match the proceeds up to $1,500.
The public is invited to join in on a "Community Conversation About Medicaid," an opportunity to hear facts about Medicaid—what it is, what expansion would mean to the state of Missouri, how many new people would be insured, and the pros and cons of expansion. This event is open to the public, and will be held Tuesday, March 25, at 6 p.m. at Presbyterian Manor, located at 1200 Homelife Plaza in Rolla.