In this edition: December 24, 2020

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News:

Lots of great stuff is on the Education page including December’s Feature Teacher, Ms. Autumn Case, students who have made the Dean’s List and results of the Phelps County R-III Canned Food Drive.

Texas County 911 monitors a noisy situation Christmas Eve on our Health page; you will also find current COVID-19 statistics and news from Texas County Memorial Hospital.

Rick Mansfield concludes “A Winter’s Song” Part Four, “2020 Kind of Christmas” third place floats are featured and Cindy shares photography guides and books that are available at the library in Bookends. Missouri State Parks will still be hosting First Day Hikes, slightly different due to COVID-19 concerns. Meet the winners of the Texas County Museum Mask Awards.

State Senator Cunningham shares Christmas thoughts and the Christmas Star. Larry Dablemont discusses “Beagles and Cottontails,” and in light of recent hacking issues, Scott Hamilton asks the question “Can you trust big tech?”

Keep current with updates from the county commission and MSHP, courthouse and sheriff’s reports.

The Licking News is a great way to keep in touch with the Licking community. Great weekly columns, job listings, area-wide menus, city, county and state updates, obituaries and local area coming events and classifieds are all included in the paper edition this week.

The Licking News print edition may be picked up at these fine locations: in Licking, Town & Country Supermarket, Corner Express, Rinne Fast & Friendly, Casey’s General Store, Dollar General, Rinne Pharmacy, Route 63 Liquor, Friend Lumber Company, Country Crafts & Flea Market, and at the counter or at the paper box in front of The Licking News office; in Houston, Corner Express and Casey’s General Store; in Salem at The Salem News Office; in Edgar Springs at Dollar General and Widener’s General Store; in Raymondville at JR’ville Store; and in Success at Pittman’s Store.

Our newspaper is delivered free of charge to local third grade classes to inspire reading; many thanks to Town & Country Bank for their generous sponsorship of this program for the Licking and Phelps County R-III third grade classes, and many thanks to Progressive Ozark Bank for their generous sponsorship of this program for the Raymondville and Success third grade classes.

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