In this edition: January 7, 2021

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

Rick Mansfield reminisces on the gifts and remnants of the season, the Duncans check in with Museum Muses and the Masons make a donation. Cindy updates us with the newest health conscious books that are available at the library in Bookends. For more learning opportunities check out the upcoming Master Gardener training and the MU Extension Woodland Steward webinar series, which are available in January.

The Education & Sports page shares news on a 1975 LHS alumna and MSU Citizen Scholar Awards. Chapter One of a new story, “Miles & the Monarchs” begins this week in Newspapers in Education.

See the current COVID-19 statistics, more recognition from Texas County Memorial Hospital, and “Seven hacks for an active winter” by Dr. Graham A. Colditz.

Larry Dablemont completes “Another Ozark Christmas Story” and Scott Hamilton discusses “Vaccines and Source Code.” Piney River Brewing wins gold at the U.S. Open Beer Championship 2020 competition. Meet a fifth generation farmer in Farm for Life – Bobby Simpson.

The 2020 – 2021 Holiday statistics are included in this edition, MSHP addresses cold weather water safety and the public has given MSHP a 93.9 percent approval rating.

Opportunities exist as the Missouri Department of Corrections is now hiring.

Keep current with updates from the county commission, 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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