MU Extension Welcome Week offers free classes and giveaways

The University of Missouri Extension Center of Phelps County today announced it will celebrate a Welcome Week from May 15 to the 22. The Welcome Week will highlight relevant community education resources available to Phelps County. The Extension Center will offer classes and community events to the public virtually through YouTube, Zoom, and Facebook.

Department of Social Services announces more child care assistance for low-income families and child care providers

The Department of Social Services (DSS) will expand child care assistance to low-income families and support child care providers with funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Child Care Plan. Temporary changes in some eligibility guidelines for the Child Care Subsidy and Transitional Child Care Subsidy programs will make it possible for more low-income Missouri families to qualify for child care assistance.

MERS Goodwill To Safely Reopen Select Locations In Missouri On Thursday, May 7

MERS Missouri Goodwill Industries will reopen 23 of its 44 retail stores and donations centers on Thursday, May 7, in accordance to and under the direction of federal, state, and local guidelines. The stores, including the one in Rolla located at 1304 Forum Drive, are in outlying Missouri areas where the order has been lifted, including stores in St. Charles County and Franklin County will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For a full list of store locations visit

'Healthy Yards for Clear Streams' online class begins May 18

Healthy lawns make for healthy streams. University of Missouri Extension offers homeowners a new series of Zoom classes on how to keep lawn fertilizers and pesticides from reaching streams.

Missouri S&T to host virtual celebration of graduates

Missouri University of Science and Technology invites the public to join a celebration of the achievements of its spring 2020 graduates during a virtual event in May. An in-person commencement ceremony for spring 2020 graduates will be held at a later date, and details will be shared when available.