Phelps County News

MRPC annual dinner planned for October 13

            Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) will be presenting seven volunteer awards at its Annual Dinner on Oct. 13 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 206 Sixth Street in Vienna. Each year, MRPC honors residents of the Meramec Region who volunteer their time, talents and give support to their communities.

MRPC board hears about progress of MRPC’s rural opioid initiatives

• Walden honored for 11 years of service to MRPC board
            Bonnie Prigge, executive director of Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC), discussed the progress of MRPC’s rural opioid initiatives at the August 11 MRPC board meeting.

Thrills and frills for Missouri S&T student with dinosaur find

Field school was ending in 20 minutes when Emma Puetz, a junior in geology at Missouri University of Science and Technology, hiked into the Montana canyons to hunt fossils one last time before heading home to Rolla. She climbed up a steep hill covered with loose gravel in a promising area for fossils. Nothing.

Record number of recruiters expected at Missouri S&T’s Career Fair

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Fall Career Fair will break records once again, with 437 companies registered for the event. This milestone eclipses the previous record by over 100 companies, solidifying Missouri S&T’s place among the largest university career fairs in the nation.

Carbon-capture research wins $1.7 million grant

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology will develop a system to capture carbon dioxide and use it for blended cement, ultimately contributing to the decarbonization of the cement industry. The National Science Foundation awarded a $1.7 million grant for the project.