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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.

Birthdays, Father’s Day celebrated at Bourbon Senior Meals Program

                  Annabelle Bailey and Virgie Simmerman were honored for their birthdays at the Bourbon Senior Meals Program. All fathers attending the meals program on June 17 were honored with a small gift.

Cuba woman killed in head-on collision

            A local woman died Tuesday afternoon after being involved in a head-on collision on Highway 19 south of Cuba.

MDC inducts Joel Vance into Missouri Conservation Hall of Fame

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) posthumously honored Joel M. Vance, formerly of Russellville, by inducting him into the Missouri Conservation Hall of Fame on June 17 during a ceremony at the MDC Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City. Vance died on Dec. 9, 2020, at age 86.

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.

Fourth of July fireworks display to be held at Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site

The Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce will once again partner with Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site to celebrate the Fourth of July with an annual fireworks display.
The display will be Monday, July 4, on the grounds of the historic site.