VFW BINGO CANCELLED
Bingo at the VFW Hall on Friday evening, Jan. 15, has been cancelled.
NOAH COLEMAN CHAPTER, NSDAR MEETING
The Noah Coleman Chapter, NSDAR, will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Sybil’s in St. James on Saturday, Jan. 16. Dr. Phil Cox, of Phelps Health will present a program based on the book, “A Team of Rivals,” about President Lincoln’s cabinet members. Zoom coverage is available to members during inclement weather and/or other qualifying circumstances. For more information leave a message or text DAR at 573-512-0742. Same day luncheon confirmation is available by calling Sybil’s, if needed. Visitors always welcome.
DRIVER EXAMINATION STATIONS CLOSED JAN. 18
Driver Examination Stations will be closed throughout the state on Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
TEXAS COUNTY REPUBLICAN’S MEETING
The Texas County Republican’s meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Houston Lions Club, north of Houston off Hwy 63 on Thursday, Jan. 21. Potluck at 6 p.m. Bennie Cook, Representative for Missouri’s 142nd District, is the featured speaker. Everyone welcome!
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.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
A Grief Support Group meets at 10 a.m. and a Depression/ Anxiety Group meets at 12 p.m. at the Green Tree Christian Church, 800 Greentree Rd, Rolla, on the first and third Wednesday of each month. If interested in a Salem Support Group, call Mary at 573-674-1127 or 573-247-8640 for more information.
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 Jan. 14.
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.
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.narcononnewliferetreat.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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