Phelps County News

Phelps County PHA elects new officers

            The Phelps County Public Housing Agency (PHA) elected new officers for fiscal year 2022-2023. Gasconade County Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel will serve as chairman, while Dent County Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles will serve as vice chairman, and Maries County Presiding Commissioner Vic Stratman will be secretary.

MDC to hold informational Master Naturalist meeting in Rolla

Protecting Missouri’s natural resources is an ongoing and challenging task. The challenge is made easier when private citizen groups can coordinate efforts with state agencies to provide education, outreach information, and services. That’s the idea behind Missouri’s Master Naturalist program.

Rolla Job Center partners with Emery Sapp to offer CDL apprenticeship program

The Rolla Job Center has partnered with Emery Sapp to host a CDL apprenticeship registration event on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., providing paid training opportunities and job placement for those desiring to become truck drivers. Missouri has experienced a driver shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic and poor retention rates. The Rolla Job Center serves various counties, including Phelps, Dent, Maries, and Gasconade. 

Students participate in Youth Tour

Ninety-three high school students participated in Missouri's 59th annual Missouri Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 13-19. Intercounty Electric’s local delegates were Gracie Elledge of Licking, Alyssa Peifer of Summersville, Reagan Hoerning of Mountain Grove, Nolan Fitzsimmons of Plato, Jake Wilson of St. James, Andy Durham of Houston, Lily Frisbee of Cabool and Oscar Cheng of Rolla.

Missouri S&T field laboratory continues to expand learning opportunities

Staff at Missouri University of Science and Technology’s biological resource site, the Ozark Research Field Station, have already hosted several summer classes this semester, covering topics such as field biology, insect ecology and vegetation of the Ozarks. And soon, the field station’s offerings could expand thanks to a gift from S&T alumnus Michael Haynes.