HEADLINE NEWS

17th Annual Draft Horse and Halflinger Pull

By Marie Lasater After being postponed from an earlier date due to heavy rains and mud, the 17th Annual Draft Horse and Halflinger Pull was a complete success with a dry, grassy arena surface and an excellent turn out. Compared to last year’s pull, 3 more teams competed in the draft horse division this year. After weighing in at Kinder’s…

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In This Edition

Wurdack Research Center Field Day set for Oct. 7

By University of Missouri Extension The Wurdack Research Center, in Cook Station, Mo., has nearly 1,200 acres, 260 of which are pastures and forage production fields. The rest of the acreage is made up of upland hardwood forest. Those two areas of research, along with several others, will be covered during the annual Wurdack Research Center Field Day on Friday,…


Meet Licking’s new baseball coach, Harv Antle

Licking has a new baseball coach this year. Harv Antle has taken over the reins for the Wildcats. Coming to Licking, a Frisco League School, was an easy step for Antle as he grew up and graduated from Crocker High School, also a Frisco League School. His father was a retired Army officer that decided to settle in that area…


Fort Leonard Wood East Gate hours change

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Operating hours are changing for Fort Leonard Wood’s East Gate beginning Oct. 1 and will be reassessed after three months. New times will be 5 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and closed on weekends. The North, South and West gates will remain open 24/7. The U.S. Army Garrison Fort…


Publisher’s Clearing House scam targets local residents

By Melissa Gilmour staff writer melissa@thelickingnews.com The Licking News received a call about a scam phone call that area targeting elderly and retired residents.  The called presents himself as Dave Sauer, representative from Publisher’s Clearing House with important information about the recipient’s winnings.  The caller informs the recipient that they have won the large cash prize, and the crew is…


Robert Ross guest speaker at Republican Women’s meeting

The Texas County Federated Republican Women invited Representative Robert Ross of District 142 to be their guest speaker at their September meeting. The group met Saturday, September 10 at Chris’ Place at 12 p.m. Lois Hill and Carol Honeywell were co-hostesses. Everyone ordered off the menu, if desired, and Representative Ross began his presentation. When the food arrived Texas County…


Features

Trail of Tears 5K Color Run

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Licking Chamber of Commerce held the first Trail of Tears 5K Color Run. Starting out at the high school parking lot, the route encompassed the part of the Trail of Tears known to pass through Licking enroute to Boiling Springs on the way to Indian Territory in Oklahoma; likely part of the group led by…

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Licking WIldcat News

Partnership in education School bus safety

by Debbie Dakin Managing Editor debbie@thelickingnews.com   It’s that time of year again when we see those big yellow school buses out and about. It is very important for students to know the proper behavior and practices to follow to help make their wait for the bus, their ride to and from school, and leaving the bus as safe as…

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In The News

Veteran’s petition gets approximately 5,700 signatures

By Andrew Sheeley Staff Writer, The Salem News andrew@thesalemnewsonline.com   The veteran’s petition calling for the Salem VA Clinic located on the campus of Salem Memorial District Hospital to be expanded into a full service Community-Based Outreach Clinic has collected approximately 5,700 signatures from registered voters in Dent, Iron, Reynolds, Shannon and Texas counties, according to a press release from…

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Sports

Wildcats end fall season with a victory

By Coach Harv Antle The Licking Wildcats closed out the fall regular season with a 7-5 victory over the Hartville Eagles on Friday night. The win improved Licking’s record to 10-3 and the Wildcats carry the 2 seed into the Frisco League Tournament this week. On Friday at Hartville, Licking jumped in front with a pair of runs in the…

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