STORM SIREN TESTING
Testing of the storm sirens will take place at 10 a.m. in Licking on Thursday, April 15.
TEXAS COUNTY DEMOCRATS MEETING
The Texas County Democrats will meet at 6 p.m. in Houston on the lower level of the Administrative Center, at the meeting room across from the Collector’s Office, on Thursday, April 15. Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m. All interested are welcome to attend.
TEXAS COUNTY REPUBLICANS MEETING
The Texas County Republicans will meet at 7 p.m. at Houston Lions Club north of Houston off Hwy. 63 on Thursday, April 15. Potluck will be at 6 p.m. Michael Clarke, Americans for Prosperity Grassroots Engagement Director for SW Missouri, is the featured speaker. Everyone welcome!
NOAH COLEMAN CHAPTER MEETING
The Noah Coleman Chapter, NSDAR, will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Sybil’s in St. James on Saturday, April 17. James D. Huitt, a gifted American History teacher, will be the speaker. Visitors are always welcome. For more information visit https://www.dar.org, or leave a message or text DAR to 573-512-0742.
FLASHLIGHT EASTER EGG HUNT RETURNS
The Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt has returned! It will be held Saturday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Deer Lick Park. Contests, raffle and egg hunt. Parental supervision IS REQUIRED. Bring flashlight and basket. No spotlights allowed.
THE ENCHANTED BOOKSHOP
The STARS Foundation presents The Enchanted Bookshop. Playing at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 17 at the Willow Star Theatre, and 7 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 at the Melba Theatre. For tickets call 417-217-9430.
VFW POST ANNUAL FLAG DISPOSAL
The Licking VFW Post will hold its annual flag disposal at 10 a.m. at the VFW parking lot on Wednesday, April 21. If you have any flags that need disposal, drop them in the Flag Disposal Box in front of City Hall or at the VFW post on any Friday afternoon.
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.
REVIVAL AT ABOUNDING HOPE CHURCH
Abounding Hope Church will host a revival at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24, and at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 25. There will be a different speaker each service. Everyone welcome! Call 573-674-1004 for more information. Abounding Hope is located at 112 Hwy. 32, Licking.
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 register for a booth until April 24 at 573-674-2547.
KINGTOWN CRUISE IN
The Kingtown Cruise In, in memory of Danny Hebblethwaite, will be held beginning at 10 a.m. at 12038 Hwy. 137, Licking on Saturday, June 5. Drive in whatever you have, classic car or motorcycle. Burnouts are welcome and bragging rights only for fun. Free hamburgers, hot dogs and the fixings. For more information contact Dennis King at 618-407-6541 or Doug Hebblethwaite at 573-578-7231.
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.
SINGING AT DUKE COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH
The Duke Community Lighthouse Church Gospel Singing will be at 6 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Everyone is welcome to come and sing, a fellowship and potluck will follow.
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 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 April 22.
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.
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