Library offering curbside service during shutdown

    The James Memorial Public Library closed on Thursday, March 19, as part of efforts to slow the COVID-19 virus and to ensure the safety of patrons of the facility. Plans are to reevaluate the length of the shutdown on April 6, but books will still be offered to the community through curbside service for patrons.

Kiwanis host annual Pancake Day

Kiwanis Pancake Day was held on Saturday, March 14, with members of the organization serving the public pancakes, sausage, and refreshments at the middle school. The annual event is one of the largest fundraisers the organization holds each year to raise money for its programs, which help children in the community.

National Quilt Day recognized by PPQG

    The Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild recognizes National Quilt Day celebrated the third Saturday in March each year, by donating a baby quilt to Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla.  The staff at the hospital will then present the quilt to the first baby born, at the hospital, on or after National Quilt Day in March.

ECC sees increase in students earning dual credit

    There has been a spike in the number of dual credit students this spring at East Central College compared to last year.
    There are 525 students who are enrolled in dual credit at ECC, which is 51 more than the 474 enrolled in the spring 2019 semester.