Phelps County News

CASA online fundraiser being held

                A child with a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer is more likely to become a productive and contributing adult. It has been said, that when a child in foster care has been matched with a CASA volunteer, that child just blossoms and evolves.

Ladies Afternoon Tea makes donation to Russell House

                  Organizers of Phelps County’s Ladies Afternoon Tea group presented Russell House with a $2,750 check on June 30. The funds were received from around 100 participants at the event’s seventh annual gathering in St. James. It is the latest donation in several years of support for Russell House. 

Phelps Health Receives $4 Million from State of Missouri for Emergency Medical Services Base

Phelps Health will receive $4 million in funding from the state of Missouri to build a new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) base and helipad. The new facility is projected to cost a total of $5.4 million.

In new book, Missouri S&T historian explores archaeologists’ and Egyptologists’ social networks

When most of us think of social networks, we think of connecting digitally with others through sites like Facebook, TikTok or Twitter. A new book by Dr. Kathleen Sheppard, an associate professor of history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, discusses a different type of social network – a physical network of archaeologists, Egyptologists, tourists and other travelers who were drawn to Egypt in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The rise of renewable energy means utility companies must change business models 

With the rise of individual households producing surplus power via solar panels and selling energy back to power companies, the profitability of electric companies could drop and lead to acquisitions and mergers. The electric industry has also seen changes in renewable energy integration and regulatory changes that could lead to shrinking profits and firm consolidations.