Phelps County News

Missouri S&T hosts second annual critical minerals workshop

The future of cell phones, solar panels and electric vehicles depends on materials like cobalt, germanium and rare earth elements. Those and other critical minerals are the focus of the second annual virtual workshop hosted by Missouri University of Science and Technology Aug. 4-5. The workshop is part Missouri S&T’s critical-minerals workshop series funded by the National Science Foundation. It features U.S. and international experts on subjects including mineral deposits, critical mineral sustainability, public policy, and processing and recycling.

Smart, connected farms could assist agricultural hazard management

Farming communities face many threats to their livelihood – pest migration, disease spore dispersal, adverse weather and weed spread to name a few. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are developing infrastructure for smart and connected farms to improve timely data sharing so that communities can better respond to production threats that expand beyond individual farm boundaries.

Phelps Health Wound Ostomy Center now in new location

Phelps Health’s Wound Ostomy Center has moved to a new, larger location, effective Thursday, June 16, 2022, to better serve patients in south-central Missouri.

Barn quilts created by PPQG

           Friday, June 3, members of the Rolla Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild (PPQG) gathered to learn how to make Barn Quilts, from instructor Dottie Reeder of Wisconsin. A large variety of quilt patterns were expressed in the designs, favorite colors and sizes by the participants. Each member went home with a barn quilt ready for display on their barn or front porch. It was another class enjoyed by the members of PPQG.

Senator Brown honored as Missouri Chamber ‘2022 Business Champion’

            State Sen. Justin Brown, R-Rolla, has been named a “2022 Business Champion” by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In announcing this year’s recipients, the group says it confers the designation on state lawmakers who supported policies during the legislative session to grow Missouri’s economy and make the state a more competitive place to do business.