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Coming Events April 1, 2021

EASTER EGG HUNT CANCELLED

The Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Hickory Manor and the Licking Chamber of Commerce will not be held this year to ensure safety of spectators, volunteers and participants, related to COVID-19.

SINGING AT DUKE COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH

The Duke Community Lighthouse Church is resuming Gospel Singing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, with a potluck to follow. The Gospel Singing will continue the first Saturday of each month.

FLASHLIGHT EASTER EGG HUNT RETURNS

The Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt has returned! It will be held Saturday, April 17. More details will be forthcoming.

SOUTH CENTRAL WALK WORTHY INTER-DENOMINATIONAL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

The South Central Walk Worthy Women’s Conference, an inter-denominational event will be held 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 23, and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, at First Baptist Church in Mtn. View, Mo. For more information go to www.scwalkworthy.com.

MOTORCYCLE CRUISE-IN

The 12th year for the monthly Motorcycle Cruise-In begins 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Sonic in Licking, Junction of Hwy. 63 & Hwy. 32, on Thursday, April 29. There will be bikes, trikes, prizes, friendly people and DJ “Lew” of “The Road Show” will be playing tunes. The cruise-ins will take place the last Thursday of each month through September. We ask each of you to be considerate of your fellow bikers and others and give them their space.

FIRST ANNUAL LICKING JUNK DERBY

Licking Downtown Inc. will hold their First Annual Licking Junk Derby on Saturday, May 1. Events, activities and contests are being planned. Interested vendors may contact Joan Brannam now at TJ’s Flowers.

MU EXTENSION – GRAZING CLASSES

The University of Missouri Extension in Houston will hold Grazing Classes July 21 – 23. There is limited seating of 30 per class. This class is required for assistance from USDA programs. Call 417-967-4545 to get on the list and reserve a seat. Classes are filling.

TAI CHI CLASS FOR HEALTH

Tai Chi Classes for Health are held on Monday 1 – 2 p.m. at the Texas County Museum of Art and History on Main St.

TOPS OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Licking Chapter meets at 4 – 4:30 p.m. at the Licking United Methodist Church, 208 S. Main St. on Mondays. Attend a meeting to see if we can help you lose weight or maintain your lost weight. Face covering and 6-ft. distancing are required. Visit TOPS.org or call Kathleen at 573-548-1133 for more information.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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

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 April 8.

LYNCH TOWNSHIP

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.

NARCONON 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.

GIFT SUBSCRIPTIONS

Pauline Stokes of Wentzville will receive a one-year subscription to The Licking News from William Stokes of Licking.

Robert Copenhaver of Jefferson City will receive a one-year subscription to The Licking News from Betty Martin of Licking.

ADDRESS CHANGES

If you are a subscriber or a gift subscriber to The Licking News and your address has changed or will be changing, please contact us at 573-674-2412 to prevent an interruption in delivery.

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