Phelps County News

Spring, summer rains can mean flooding in MO

First in a three-part series
    Already this year, some areas of Missouri have seen some significant flooding. Missouri home and landowners should get ready for the rainy season by making sure their flood insurance is up-to-date and in force.

Phelps County chosen to receive $34,014 for supplemental emergency food, shelter programs

    Phelps County has been awarded federal funds made available through the department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program and the CARES Act. The county has been chosen to receive $34,014 in phase 37 and CARES supplemental funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. Deadline for applying for funds is June 19.

S&T researcher examines if AI have a mind of their own

Most people encounter artificial intelligence (AI) every day in their personal and professional lives. Without giving it a second thought, people ask Alexa to add soda to a shopping list, drive with Google Maps and add filters to their Snapchat – all examples of AI use. But a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is examining what is considered evidence of AIs having a “mind,” which will show when a person perceives AI actions as morally wrong.

PMCHD issues possible COVID-19 exposure alert

Part of the Phelps/Maries County Health Department’s duty to protect the public’s health is informing of potential COVID-19 exposure in the community.
Individuals at the following location on the dates below are at low risk for contracting COVID-19, and should self-monitor for symptoms.