Friday, April 13, 2012

City of Rolla Weekend E-Updates (April 13, 2012)

Rolla Fine Arts Day
set for April 13
at The Centre
Rolla Fine Arts Day 2012 will take place on Friday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Centre, 1200 N. Holloway St.
There will be student artists, hands-on demonstrations throughout the day and a silent auction featureing “student designed” jewelry to benefit the United Way of South Central Missouri. Bidding at the auction will end at 6 p.m.
Everyone is invited to participate and try their hand at the arts and to bid on or just vote for their favorite piece of jewelry.
For more information, please call Kent Bagnall at 364-1030.

Cruise-In set for April 14
in JC Penney parking lot
The first Cruise-In of the year will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 5-8 p.m. in the JC Penney parking lot located at the Southside Shoppers World on Hwy. 63 South (one mile past Wal-Mart).
The Cruise In will be held the second Saturday of the month through October 2012, except the month of June, when Route 66 Summerfest is held in downtown Rolla.
The event is free, and open to the public. For more information, please contact event organizer Jim Larson at 573-364-0865 or 573-465-0865.

Rolla City Council Mtg.
set for April 16
The next Rolla City Council meeting will be held on Monday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Rolla City Hall, 901 N. Elm Street.
Rolla City Council meetings are ordinarily held the first and third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. except when there is a conflict with an observed holiday.
To review a copy of the City Council agendas or the full agenda packet, please visit For more information, please contact Rolla City Administration at 426-6948.

RPD to crack down
on impaired drivers
in April
The Rolla Police Department will be cracking down on impaired drivers by conducting a sobriety checkpoint during the month of April 2012.
Law enforcement efforts will be increased in an endeavor to reduce the deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers. Those caught drinking and driving could lose their license, money, and freedom.
For more Information, please contact Sgt. Tim Mayfield at (573) 308-1213.

Rolla Downtown
Farmer’s Market
begins April 17
The Rolla Downtown Farmer’s Market will begin on Tuesday, April 17 in the City’s Downtown Festival Lot (lower parking lot by Rolla City Hall). The market will be open from 7 a.m. until 12-noon each Tuesday throughout the growing season.
The Farmer’s Market is coordinated by Roy Fiscus and Wilma Bingham, and spots are available for vendors to sell their items, but they must be locally grown or made products/produce (Phelps County). No flea market, yard sale type items will be permitted. All spots are first come, first served. The cost to host a booth is $2 per day, which is given to the organizers the day the vendors are there.
For additional information, please contact Roy Fiscus at 341-8045 or Wilma Bingham at 364-5544.

Town Hall Meeting on
Heroin Awareness
set for April 24
With the recent surge in Heroin use, addiction and Heroin related deaths, the Phelps County Child Advocacy Network, Prevention Consultants of Missouri, and the Rolla Police Department would like to invite all interested community members to attend an important town hall meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at Rolla Technical Center’s Board Room, to learn just how destructive the use of Heroin can be to an individual, a family, and a community.
The Rolla Police Department estimates 24 deaths in the last 36 months in Phelps County, with hundreds of overdoses and Heroin related arrests since 2010. The Heroin epidemic has arrived in Rolla and in Phelps County. 
According to Jamie Myers, Director of Prevention Consultants of Missouri, “There are bad people bringing a terrible, addicting drug to our community that has already killed several young people."

"This is a problem that demands a response from all parts of our community to intervene and prevent. Parents, schools, churches, law enforcement, health services, neighborhood watch organizations, and employers all have a role in successfully dealing with this problem.”
Please plan to attend this important Town Hall Meeting to learn how you can become more proactive in this battle against one of the most harmful drugs to hit the streets. Learn how you can protect your child and the children in your life.
If you have a loved one who is addicted to Heroin, learn how you can seek treatment.The Town Hall meeting is open to any interested person at no charge, but seating is limited so plan to arrive early.

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
set for May 3
The National Day of Prayer Committee is hosting the 2012 Mayor's Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 3, 6:30 a.m., at Missouri S&T's Havener Center. 
Individual tickets for the event are $12 and can be purchased from Millie Street, Executive Secretary, Administration Department, Rolla City Hall (3rd Floor), 901 N. Elm Street during regular business hours.
The cost to sponsor a table is $125, which entitles you to a full breakfast for eight people of your choosing.
The keynote speaker this year will be Karen Dye, Executive Producer and host of a Christian television program, "A Courageous Heart." She is a 20-year veteran of the radio broadcast industry and is a former morning show co-host at SPIRIT FM. She has been a featured speaker for the "Celebrate Recovery" groups and has lived a life that has been filled with challenges and heartbreak.
If you have any questions, please contact Emily Barnes at 364-3292 or e-mail her at

Environmental Services Important Dates

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May 28, 2012 - Memorial DayMonday’s trash will be picked up Tuesday; Tuesday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
July 4, 2012 - Independence Day:  Schedule will not change.
Sept. 3, 2012 - Labor Day:  Monday’s trash will be picked up Tuesday; Tuesday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
Oct. 6, 2012 - Citywide Fall Clean Up: Saturday - Citywide clean up day (residential only).
Nov. 22, 2012 – Thanksgiving Day:  Thursday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
Dec. 25, 2012 Christmas Day:  Tuesday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
Holidays NOT affecting trash or recycling collection:
            Oct. 8, 2012 – Columbus Day
            Nov. 12, 2012 – Veteran’s Day
            Nov. 23, 2012 – Day after Thanksgiving

Rolla Channel 16
live streaming
24/7 on the Web
If you happen to miss the airing of a Rolla City Council meeting, Planning & Zoning meeting, Rolla Public School Board meeting or Board of Public Works meeting, you can now watch them live on the Rolla Channel 16 Website at
Rolla Channel 16, Rolla’s premiere Education and Government channel, is also now live streaming (24/7) at RC16 is live streaming all Rolla City Council meetings, Rolla Planning & Zoning Commission meetings, all future episodes of “City Minutes”, all Rolla Public Schools board meetings, and Rolla High School Review.
Other syndicated content on RC16 such as Missouri Outdoors, Army Newswatch, and Capitol Dialogue will also live stream on RC16 at
For more information regarding programming or DVD duplication of Rolla City Council meetings, Rolla Planning & Zoning meetings, and Rolla Public Schools board meetings, etc., please contact Gabe Mankin, Digital Media Operations Manager, at (573) 426-3377 or at
Be sure to watch Rolla Channel 16 – Education, Government and Community for you!

Upcoming Events
APRIL 2012
April 13 – Fine Arts Day at The Centre (341-2386)
April 14 – First Cruise-In of the summer (5-8 p.m.); JC Penney Parking Lot in Southside Shoppers World, Hwy. 63 North; held  2nd Saturday of the month through October; June excluded due to  Route 66 Summerfest
April 16 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
April 20 – Rolla Earth Day Celebration (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.); Havener Center lawn, Missouri S&T campus; FREE and open to the public

MAY 2012
May 3 – Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast (6:30 a.m.); Havener Center, Missouri S&T campus; tickets available at Rolla City Hall - Administration, 3rd Floor
May 7 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
May 11-12 – Rolla Downtown Days; music, food, drink and great shopping
May 21 – Rolla City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
May 28 – City Hall closed for Memorial Day Holiday

Scott A. Grahl
Communications Director
City of Rolla, Missouri
(573) 426-6943
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