The Phelps County Sheriff’s Department is investigating various scams in the area and this is a warning to be vigilant when receiving telephone calls from unknown people. The Phelps County Sheriff’s Department has recently received reports from citizens of the following scams:
County employees will get off day after Thanksgiving
During the week of November 6, Phelps County commissioners:
• Received a request from Randy Elledge, a resident of Road 7240, to be allowed to make installment payments to chip and seal a portion of the road and to be allowed to lock in the 2014 chip and seal rate. Commissioner Gary Hicks will contact Elledge to further discuss the matter.
Man held on $1 million bond in sodomy case
Phelps County authorities have arrested a Rolla man on charges that he molested a child over the course of a decade.
Fuel bids being reviewed
During the week of October 30, Phelps County commissioners:
• Received a request from Lou Moss that Road 5090 be put on the list for chip and seal work 2015 to repair the patching that was installed this year.
Grow elected clerk
Phelps County Republicans won two of three contested races in Tuesday’s general election, riding a wave of pro-Republican sentiment that swept much of the nation. The GOP also maintained its hold at the state representative position that covers eastern Phelps and most of Crawford counties, the 120th district.
Phelps County voters will head to the poles next Tuesday for the November election. Several local races will be determined and there are several constitutional amendments and statewide races on the ballot.