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In this edition: January 14, 2021

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

The Old Timer remembers “Fun and games;” we’re including one that you with others can play in the snow, and Rick Mansfield weathers through a snowy day. Cindy updates us on the newest children’s books that are available at the library in Bookends, and issues a reading challenge. Licking Residential Care recognizes the November, Jessica Hildebrand and December, Haley Floyd-Joyner, Employees of the Month. Missouri State Parks reminds visitors to follow the “Leave No Trace” principles. Ozarks Cooks’ Linda Mondy shares a tasty seasonal recipe, Frito Pie, with our readership. Yum!

The Education & Sports page highlights the Licking High School and Junior High honor rolls. Chapter Two of “Miles & the Monarchs” continues in Newspapers in Education.

Read the current COVID-19 statistics, TCMH’s first COVID-19 vaccination and public availability, and meet their December Employee of the Month. As our region remains in colder weather be aware of “Frostbite: a genuine threat.”

Larry Dablemont notes “…Unusual Sights” here in the Ozarks and Scott Hamilton explains “Technocracy,” something that was experienced recently with technology companies and social media platforms. Karla Eslinger, recently elected Missouri State Senator, introduces herself to constituents.

Texas County elected officials were sworn in, and voting takes place in January for the Texas County Extension Council. USDA public interaction is enhanced with their newly launched website AskUSDA. See tips on how to help prevent wireless fraud.

Keep current with updates from the Licking Police Department, 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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