Phelps County News
Mercy Clinic donations benefit local families
• “Force for Good” grants totaling $85,600 help local family and children’s programs
For many families in the Ozarks, sending children back to school with a fresh box of crayons or new shoes is tough – or even impossible. That’s where local charitable organizations step in to help, and nine groups who support children and families are getting a boost, thanks to grants from Mercy Clinic’s “Force for Good.”
County family’s donation benefits cancer patients
A bell has been placed in the Mercy Clinic Family Medicine in Rolla, thanks to a large donation from a local family. The family of Anita Lynch, who lost her battle with cancer in March, has given back to the Martin Springs Drive facility as a symbol of accomplishment and victory.
MU Extension is offering a Take Control of Your Finances workshop directed to unemployed or underemployed individuals. Its purpose is to provide information about filing for unemployment benefits, communicating with family, reviewing family financial resources, creating and reviewing a spending plan, bringing income and expenses into balance, reviewing outstanding debt and developing a debt reduction plan, communicating with creditors, avoiding financial predators and utilizing community resources.
Portion of county road vacated
During the week of July 1, Phelps County commissioners:
• Conducted the second and final reading of the petition for the vacation of a portion of Road 3570 as filed by Matthew Snelson and signed by 12 residents of the Meramec Township. A public hearing was held on the issue, with no one appearing. Commissioners passed judgment to vacate that portion of the road.
Meeting held to discuss outer road project
During the week of June 26, Phelps County commissioners:
• Approved to authorize Treasurer Carol Green with the Phelps County voting credentials for the National Association of Counties annual conference.