CHRISTMAS IN OUR HOMETOWN
Christmas in Our Hometown will be taking applications for assistance at the United Community Help Center (Food Pantry) in Licking through Friday, Dec. 11. This is for the children in the Licking community whose families are in need of help this holiday season. Call Bonnie at 573-674-3764 or 573-889-9600 with questions. Donations for this program are gladly accepted, mail to: P.O. Box 692, Licking, MO 65542. Thank you and Merry Christmas.
EDGAR SPRINGS PARADE AND SANTA VISIT
The Edgar Springs Rural Fire Protection District will be hosting Christmas festivities beginning with the parade at 9 a.m. on Broadway on Saturday, Dec. 12. Masks will be required. Following the parade Santa will be handing out gifts for the kids in front of the firehouse. You may stay in your vehicle for the gift giveaway. If you want to add a float to the parade call Chief Coverdell at 573-528-1337.
SALVATION ARMY KETTLE DRIVE
The Salvation Army Kettle Drive continues through Thursday, Dec. 24, at Town & Country Supermarket. Give generously! If you would like to “man the kettle” please sign up at T & C Supermarket or call 573-674-3966 or 573-578-4802. Masks are mandatory.
VFW BINGO CANCELLED
Bingo at the VFW Hall on Friday evenings has been suspended until Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, due to COVID-19 case increase.
The Licking Chapter of TOPS will have weigh-ins for members on Monday at 3:30 – 4 p.m. at the Licking United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Alcoholics Anonymous will have a meeting at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Licking United Methodist Church.
GRIEF AND LOSS RECOVERY GROUP
The Grief and Loss Recovery Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Licking Pentecostal Holiness Church, corner of Hwy. 63 and College St., Licking, on Tuesday evenings. Grief and loss affects many of us, but we don’t need to suffer alone. Open to all! For more information, call Diane at 573-889-9197.
FREE ADDICTION RECOVERY CLASS
A program to help you overcome any form of addiction, based on the doctrine of Jesus Christ. If you or a loved one are struggling, please come! Every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on the corner of Hwy. 63 and Hwy. E, Houston.
Sherrill Township meets at 5:30 p.m. every other Thursday at the township shed located at 11875 South 137 in Licking. The next meeting is Dec. 17.
Lynch Township’s meetings are the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m., at the Lynch Township Shed, 14472 Boiling Springs Road.
BOONE TOWNSHIP MEETING
Boone Township meets the second Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Meeting is at the Township Shed, 16245 Highway AF, Licking.
TEXAS COUNTY TRANSPORTATION
Licking Bridge Builders has transportation available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to ride the bus, please make your appointment at least a day in advance by calling 573-674-3558 and talking with a volunteer.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 559: NEW MEETING SCHEDULE
The American Legion will be meeting quarterly until further notice.
NARCONON NEW LIFE RETREAT
More than 130 million people and two thirds of adults in the United States regularly use prescription drugs. It can be surprising to many that medication prescribed by a doctor can be unsafe, and very addictive. It is a common misconception that “If my doctor told me to take it, it must be okay.” This is objectively untrue, as nearly fifty thousand people in the United States died of prescription opioid abuse in 2018 alone. If the number of people who eventually transitioned to illicit drugs were added, this number would surely be much higher.
For information on how to confront your loved one for a drug test: https://www. narcononnewliferetreat.org/ blog/how-to-confront-an-addict. html.
If you find your loved one is abusing drugs, reach out to find them help. If you don’t know where to start, give us a call. Our caring staff is available 24-7 to help you find a treatment center that works for you.
For more information on signs of drug abuse visit: https://www.narcononnewlife retreat.org/drugs-of-abuse/ signs-of-drug-use.html.
Take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call 1- 800-431-1754 for free screenings or referrals.
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