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Phelps County News

Bake sale planned

    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.

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Conversation about Medicaid scheduled for Tuesday

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.

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Sheltered Workshop plans expansion

    During the week of March 13, Phelps County commissioners:
    • Heard from Larry Smith, Smith Sand & Gravel, LLC, who discussed contracting with the county to provide crushed brown rock. The commission solicited bids on this material earlier this year and no bids were received. Commissioners advised Smith that they would be interested in contracting with him for three years to purchase a minimum of 6,000 tons of the material each year. Prosecuting Attorney John Beger will draw up a contract.

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Candidates have until Tuesday to file for primary

    Filing for County offices continues this week with Tuesday, March 25 being the finial day for candidates. Interested candidates have begun filing with County Clerk Carol Bennett with many offices up for election this year.

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Arson suspected in rural St. James fire

    A Rolla man is facing charges as the result of an investigation into a fire on County Road 3200 earlier this month.

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