Phelps County News

Winners from Take-a-Stand against child abuse design contest

More than 1,000 kids around Phelps County participated in this year’s Take-a-Stand against child abuse design contest.
The program, sponsored by Phelps County Bank (PCB), was open to children in grades 1-4. Students from Rolla, Newburg, Edgar Springs, St. James and St. Patrick’s School created posters in the classroom.

CASA volunteers honored at appreciation event

    “The power of your light cannot be underestimated. Your light creates big, huge, jump up and down and cry wins, and small little wins you find in the face of sorrow. We want to celebrate them all and continue to pass our light to others. That’s what it’s all about,” commented Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of South Central Missouri board of directors president Becky Smith.

Phelps Health Patient and Family Advisory Council Aims to improve patient experience

Phelps Health’s Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) plays an important role in improving the patient experience throughout this healthcare system.
By serving on this committee, community members who have been a patient or a family member of a patient at Phelps Health offer guidance on many topics related to the experiences of patients, families and visitors at Phelps Health.

Drug bust made after stop on I-44

On April 2, at approximately 8:35 A.M., the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department stopped a black Chevrolet Tahoe for a traffic violation on Interstate 44.  During the course of the contact with the driver and a passenger in the vehicle, the deputy developed probable cause to search the vehicle.  Subsequent to a search of the vehicle, suspected narcotics consisting of methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana were discovered in the vehicle.  

Vintage Market III is this weekend

    The third Vintage Market (VM) is just around the corner.  The VM is different in nearly all respects this year.  It quickly outgrew its location of the past two years. The new location will be the Red Shed in Doolittle, MO on 169 Truman.  As per request by patrons, the sale will be expanded to two days this year, trying to offer flexibility to shoppers.  On Friday, April 5, hours will be from noon to 8 p.m. On Saturday, April 6, shoppers will have from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to peruse the wide selection of quality furniture, antiques, collectibles, artwork, upscale accessories, jewelry and plants.  The event is sponsored by the Southern Cherokee Cultural Center (SCCC).