MERS Missouri Goodwill Industries will reopen 23 of its 44 retail stores and donations centers on Thursday, May 7, in accordance to and under the direction of federal, state, and local guidelines. The stores, including the one in Rolla located at 1304 Forum Drive, are in outlying Missouri areas where the order has been lifted, including stores in St. Charles County and Franklin County will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For a full list of store locations visit https://mersgoodwill.org/open-locations/.
Phelps County News
Missouri University of Science and Technology invites the public to join a celebration of the achievements of its spring 2020 graduates during a virtual event in May. An in-person commencement ceremony for spring 2020 graduates will be held at a later date, and details will be shared when available.
John Woodson is Missouri S&T’s interim director of technology transfer and economic development. His appointment follows Keith Strassner’s retirement after leading the department for 15 years.
Abigail Carr, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was studying at the Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland when the U.S. State Department’s Level 4 Travel Advisory issued in March sent her scrambling to get home after two months of her semester abroad.
Because of the concern regarding the spread of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19, the Phelps County Clerk’s office suspended passport application acceptance on March 19, 2020.