Phelps County News

Phelps County Extension Council election is next week

    Six residents are running for five open positions on the University of Missouri Phelps County Extension Council and the election will run from January 25-29. Anyone citizen of voting age in Phelps County will be able to vote and elect members of the council during that time.

Phelps Health plans vaccination event

Beginning Monday, January 18, Phelps Health will hold a vaccination clinic from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Phelps Health Delbert Day Cancer Institute (please enter from the west side of the building near the donor wall) for individuals in Phase 1A and Tier 1 of Phase 1B.

Entrepreneurial STEM students wanted for new Ph.D. program

Powered by a $300 million gift to strengthen entrepreneurship and innovation in the STEM fields, Missouri University of Science and Technology has established a new Ph.D. fellowship program for innovation-minded students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Senior Companions hold parade

The Phelps County Senior Companion Program, once again, comes up with innovative ways of keeping their essential volunteers motivated and connected. On December 19, the Senior Companions held a Recognition Christmas Parade at the Phelps County Courthouse circle.

Active COVID-19 cases dropped slightly last week

    The Phelps-Maries County Health Department reported active COVID-19 cases, which have been hovering around 300 each of the past few weeks, dropped slightly last week. Phelps Health also reported inpatient status is operating at normal operations, although its ICU is still near capacity.