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Lest we forget

May 31, 2023

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor U.S. military personnel who died in the active service of our country were honored, remembered and mourned on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Veterans and the auxiliary from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Licking Post #6337 held a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Memorial for the Fallen. Veterans, members of…

2023 LETR Torch Run: Running for a good cause

May 31, 2023

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor The 14th Annual 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri (LETR) was held on Friday. The LETR began in Cabool, continued in Houston and was completed in Licking at the Licking Rodeo Grounds via Hartville Road. Licking K9 Officer Kaleb Berkshire escorted South Central Correctional Center (SCCC) staff…

It’s Rodeo time – Outlaw/5J Rodeo Company

May 31, 2023

It’s Rodeo time! Friday and Saturday mark the 38th Annual Licking Chamber of Commerce Rodeo. This year’s rodeo company is the Outlaw/5J Rodeo Company, owned and operated by Lance and Joey McCollum and family. Lance McCollum was raised in a rodeo family and started bull riding in 1992. He competed in the PRCA, MRCA, URA,…

Raymondville Picnic

May 31, 2023

Photos by Shari Harris

Licking Aquatic Center open for the season

May 31, 2023

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor Pool managers Kerrie Sanchez and Candice Shepherd, along with pool employees, were ready for the water fun to begin at the Licking Aquatic Center, which opened on Saturday. Young and young at heart arrived even before the gate opened. The Aquatic Center will be open Monday through Thursday, 12 –…

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