In this edition: February 4, 2021

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

Rick Mansfield discusses “Tracks,” those he made and those he observed, and Jessica Hildebrand shares the happenings at Licking Residential Care. Cindy Fronterhouse-Badgett notes the importance of books and their power in our lives, along with updates on new additions at the Licking Library in the weekly Bookends.

Get ready for Super Bowl Sunday with Super Bowl Pizza Bites, our recipe in Ozarks Cooks! Also for the Super Bowl weekend, the Missouri Department of Transportation urges choosing drinking OR driving, a SUPER way to stay safe.

In Education & Sports area scholars have been recognized on academic honors lists. Chapter Five of “Miles & the Monarchs” continues in Newspapers in Education.

Read the current COVID-19 statistics, about the launch of a new COVID-19 vaccination dashboard, and information on the WIC program. An update comes from the TCMH board and a new Chief Nursing Officer is named.

Larry Dablemont reminisces a fishing trip in “Horned Toads for Trout,” Scott Hamilton informs us of a “New Linux Distribution on the Horizon” and Karla Eslinger comments on “The State of the State.”

University of Missouri Extension reports that Missouri land values continue to grow, and weatherization assistance is available from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Keep current with updates from the Licking Police Department, sheriff, MSHP, commission and courthouse 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, 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.

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

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