Phelps County News

Missouri S&T field laboratory continues to expand learning opportunities

Staff at Missouri University of Science and Technology’s biological resource site, the Ozark Research Field Station, have already hosted several summer classes this semester, covering topics such as field biology, insect ecology and vegetation of the Ozarks. And soon, the field station’s offerings could expand thanks to a gift from S&T alumnus Michael Haynes.

MRPC is offering lead-based paint hazard control program

                 Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) recently received funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address childhood lead poisoning in the Meramec Region. During the June 9 MRPC board meeting, Patrick Stites, MRPC environmental specialist and project lead for this program, shared program details with the board regarding how area residents can apply for the program that offers up to $15,000 in remediation funds.

Rolla Job Center partners with Emery Sapp to offer CDL apprenticeship program

The Rolla Job Center has partnered with Emery Sapp to host a CDL apprenticeship registration event on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., providing paid training opportunities and job placement for those desiring to become truck drivers. Missouri has experienced a driver shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic and poor retention rates. The Rolla Job Center serves various counties, including Phelps, Dent, Maries, and Gasconade.

Missouri S&T investigates ceramics processing through $1.4 million project

When you order fries at McDonald’s, you expect them to taste the same in Missouri as they do in Montana.

Phelps Health reports data breach

            Phelps Health announced on Friday, June 17, that some of its patients may have been the victims of a data breach. The incident occurred earlier this spring and came to light in April.