Phelps County News

Missouri S&T summer camps go virtual

Missouri University of Science and Technology is moving three of its pre-college summer camps to a virtual format for 2020, due to continuing COVID-19 concerns.
The three summer camps will be held in July and will include a combination of online interaction with hands-on activities the campers will do from their homes. No in-person, on-campus summer camps will be held this year.

Missouri S&T to prepare middle school teachers to fill teacher shortages 

Missouri University of Science and Technology will offer teacher certification in middle school math, science, English language arts and social studies this fall after earning approval for the subjects this spring.

Vintage Market will begin taking donations

    If you haven’t already heard, the Vintage Market fundraiser sale will be held this October 23-24 at Columbia College, and all proceeds will be donated to The Rolla Mission who provides support and services to a variety of people experiencing hardships in our community, by offering free meals and a free laundromat year-round, as well as an emergency shelter in the winter.

Protect your home now from future flood damages

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    Anyone who has experienced flooding may have also cleaned out basements filled with sewage and water, torn out wet drywall and carpeting, or replaced water heaters and furnaces. The following inexpensive mitigation measures may make these damages a thing of the past.

Applications now being accepted for Phelps County CARES Act funds

The Phelps County Commission has received $5,229,302 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic (CARES) Act, and is now ready to begin accepting applications from cities, political subdivisions and public agencies for reimbursable COVID-19 expenses that they have incurred, beginning March 1, 2020. The county can reimburse costs up to Dec. 30. Any funds not spent must be returned to the U.S. Treasury.