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Eclipse fever comes to southern Missouri

April 10, 2024

By Shari Harris, Publisher People flocked to southern Missouri and Arkansas Monday for a chance to see a total eclipse of the sun. Festivals and gatherings were held in many towns, and though Licking wasn’t in the path of totality, Monday’s concert by Moonshine Xpress to raise funds for the Licking Mill offered people a…

George O. White celebrated 90 years

April 10, 2024

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor George O White Nursery celebrated 90-years of productivity on Saturday with tours of the facility and in the field, a luncheon, free souvenirs, a visit from Smoky the Bear, a fishing clinic and an operation demonstration of a portable sawmill. Staff conducted tours that took visitors through the processes of…

Caribbean fine dining at Hopyskitchen

April 10, 2024

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor “A Buen Tiempo!” is a standard greeting in the Dominican Republican at mealtime, shares Hope Domenech, the owner of Hopyskitchen, who is from the Dominican Republic. Translated, it means, “You came at a good time to eat!” “I want my customers to come in, sit down, relax and enjoy a…

Shafer Road meeting announced

April 10, 2024

A meeting has been organized by Rep. Bennie Cook and the Friends of Shafer Road to discuss improvements to the route. It will be held Thursday evening, April 18, at 6:30 p.m., at the Licking Senior Center on Green Street. Rep. Cook has invited several officials to the meeting to hear the reports of those…

Election results show several close contests

April 4, 2024

The unofficial results of the Tuesday, April 4, 2024, General Municipal Election have been released. In Texas County, 2,773 ballots were cast, out of 16,569 registered voters (16.74%). In Phelps County, 2,165 ballots were cast, out of 26,063 registered voters (8.31%). The importance of every vote was emphasized in this election. A Houston School Board…

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