Phelps County News

Senior Companions honors retiring commissioner

The Senior Companion Program recognized Randy Verkamp, Phelps County’s Presiding Commissioner, at their monthly in-service meeting September 20 at the Veteran’s Memorial Park Pavilion.

Phelps Health to hold groundbreaking for new Emergency Medical Services base

Phelps Health will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) base and second helipad at 10:45 AM on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking, which will take place near the intersection of 13th and Powell Streets in Rolla, next to the Phelps Health main campus.

Phelps County has higher poverty rates than neighboring counties

            On September 16, the Missouri Community Action Network (MCAN) released its 2022 Missouri Poverty report, which provides information across a variety of data showing aspects of poverty and how it affects Missourians. Phelps County saw a higher poverty percentage compared to most neighboring counties and this report highlights areas contributing to struggling families.

Patient finds relief from edema thanks to Phelps Health Occupational Therapy

            For about 5 years, Dixon-area resident Cindy Dack simply dealt with edema, a condition that causes swelling due to excess fluid trapped in a person’s body tissues.

MRPC annual dinner planned for October 13

            Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) will be presenting seven volunteer awards at its Annual Dinner on Oct. 13 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 206 Sixth Street in Vienna. Each year, MRPC honors residents of the Meramec Region who volunteer their time, talents and give support to their communities.