Phelps County News
Phelps County residents in need will have the opportunity to participate in a food distribution by The Food Bank of Columbia, MO. The Food Bank will be sending two truck loads of fresh fruits, vegetables and other food items to Rolla on Tuesday, February 4. The event will be held from 3-6 p.m.
Commission reviews PCRMC bond issue
During the week of January 21, Phelps County commissioners:
• Set a public hearing regarding the issuance by Phelps County of its Hospital Revenue Bonds (Phelps County Regional Medical Center) Series 2014 in a principal amount not to exceed $25 million. Bond issuance will be used to acquire, construct, equip, improve, extend, and repair an approximately 58,850 square foot medical clinic and physician office building located in Waynesville. Also, funds will be used on various capital improvements of PCRMC.
Drugs and guns confiscated from suspect
On January 22 at about 8:30 a.m., the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department responded to a suspicious activity call at the intersection of Highway CC and County Road 7360 in Rolla. As a result of the investigation, deputies arrested Ryan Keith Guske, age 39, for narcotics and weapons violations. He was transported to the Phelps County Jail and incarcerated.
The Phelps County Sheriff's Department has canceled the Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at the 11800 block of State Rd V, Rolla on 01/20/2014. The girls has been found safe in New Mexico.
Commission reviews insurance options
During the week of January 15, Phelps County commissioners:
• Met with Sheran Ashby, Ashby Covenant Insurance, who discussed dependent life coverage as well as the loss this month of the package discount the county had been receiving from United Healthcare. Ashby also discussed the possibility of taking retired county employees under the age of 65 off of the plan. For those who retired after 25 years or more of service and were promised to remain on the county insurance with the county continuing to pay the county share, she suggested the commission could pay the county share to the retiree and have them obtain their own insurance.