Phelps County News

MRCF grant program accepting applications

Schools, churches, local governments and charitable organizations contemplating a community project that needs a small amount of funding can apply for a grant from the Meramec Regional Community Foundation (MRCF).

State announces grants for water infrastructure

           Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced Friday the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will award $410 million to help improve drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure as well as lead service line inventories throughout the state. St. James had applied for funding, as did other Phelps County cities, with most not being approved.

S&T to honor over 700 graduates at fall commencement ceremonies

 Missouri S&T will hold three commencement ceremonies this fall in the Gale Bullman Building, located at 10th Street and Bishop Avenue in Rolla. Ph.D. candidates will be honored during a ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. Bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates will be recognized during two ceremonies held at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. Saturday’s ceremonies are divided by discipline.

Phelps Health’s 12th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive helps GRACE Families

Phelps Health is working with GRACE (Greater Rolla Area Charitable Enterprise) this fall to provide holiday meals to families in need.

Missouri S&T student selected for Navy Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program

The United States Navy has chosen Joseph Dereberry, a junior in nuclear engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, for its Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program (NUPOC). The application process included several technical interviews with naval reactor engineers, an orientation trip to San Diego and an interview with the director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.