Phelps County News

National Quilt Day recognized by PPQG

    The Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild recognizes National Quilt Day celebrated the third Saturday in March each year, by donating a baby quilt to Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla.  The staff at the hospital will then present the quilt to the first baby born, at the hospital, on or after National Quilt Day in March.

Researchers developing coronavirus detection system to screen travelers

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are developing an airborne-biohazard system that could help screeners spot air travelers with lung diseases due to coronavirus and other viruses. Professors in electrical and computer engineering are using machine learning to build a robust system to alert authorities to airborne biohazards as travelers pass through TSA security checkpoints.