Coming Events May 27, 2021
VFW POST 6337 MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE
The Licking VFW Post 6337 will hold a Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. at the Memorial for the Fallen Park on Monday, May 31. Everyone is invited; a special invite to all military personnel, veterans, law enforcement, fire and first responders.
PHELPS CO. DEMOCRATIC CLUB MAY MEETING
The Democratic Club of Phelps County will meet at Rolla’s Lions Club Park, Pavilions 1 & 2, Thursday, May 27. In case of inclement weather it will be held at the Phelps County Courthouse. Potluck at 5 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m. Angie Honse Dunlap, President of the League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis, is the featured speaker. For more information call 573-364-7809 or 573-578-2982. Everyone welcome.
LICKING LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The Licking Library Summer Reading Program will start at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, at the library. The program continues throughout June and July. For more information call the library at 573-674-2038.
VFW BINGO CANCELLED
The VFW Post 6337 will not have Bingo on Friday, June 4 due to the Licking Rodeo. Bingo will resume on Friday, June 11.
LICKING RODEO PARADE
The Licking Rodeo Parade will be held Saturday, June 5, at 2 p.m., line-up at Deerlick Park at 1 p.m. This year’s theme is “Back in the Saddle.”
KINGTOWN CRUISE IN
The Kingtown Cruise In will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, at 12038 Hwy. 137, Licking. Bring whatever you have, classic car or motorcycle. Bragging rights only for fun. Free hamburgers, hot dogs and the fixings. For more information call 618-407-6541 or 573-578-7231.
VBS AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Licking First Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening, Monday, June 7, through Friday, June 11. Supper will be served. A boy’s and girl’s bicycle will be given away.
VBS MYSTERY ISLAND AT ABOUNDING HOPE CHURCH
Come join us for Vacation Bible School – Mystery Island from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening at Abounding Hope Church, 112 Hwy 32, beginning Monday, June 21, through Friday, June 25. For more information call 573-674-1004 and leave a message.
3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
A 3 – on – 3 Basketball Tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, at the Licking Christian Church Gymnasium, 318 North Main St. Registration 8 – 9 a.m., 3-point contest 9 a.m. Men’s and Women’s Divisions and no age divisions. All proceeds benefit the Licking Cemetery. For more information or to pre-register your team call Kassi at 417-818-2488 or stop by Right Away Rent to Own.
INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
The Licking 4th of July Parade will be Saturday, July 3.
INDEPENDENCE DAY GUN RAFFLE
The Knights of Columbus St. Gabriel Council #12650 is having an Independence Day Gun Raffle. The drawing will be held before the fireworks at Deer Lick Park on Saturday, July 3. First place winner receives choice of a Savage .22 Cal. Takedown Rifle with backpack or a Winchester 12 GA. Shotgun. Second place winner receives the gun not chosen. Tickets may be purchased from a Knights of Columbus member.
Rt. 63 CAR & BIKE SHOW
The 36th Annual Rt. 63 Car & Bike Show will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Old City Park in Licking on Saturday, July 10. Judging starts at 9 a.m. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, music, a Bench Raffle and much more. Food and drinks will be for sale. Vehicle entry fee includes a t-shirt and dash plaque for the first 100 entries. Specialty trophies include Best of Show, Mayor’s Choice and Police Chief’s Choice.
LICKING RESIDENTIAL CARE LIVE AUCTION AND FISH FRY
Licking Residential Care will host a live auction and fish fry beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 12. The auctioneer is Steve Buckner and the fish fry is by Art Wade and Sons. The money raised will help with LRC’s resident activities and Christmas fund. If you wish to donate items please call Jessica at 573-674-2207.
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 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 (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 required. For more information, visit TOPS.org or call Kathleen at 573-548-1133.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Licking United Methodist Church.
GRIEF AND LOSS RECOVERY GROUP
The Grief and Loss Recovery Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Licking Pentecostal Holiness Church, corner of Hwy. 63 and College St., Licking, on Tuesday evenings. 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. Call Mary at 573-674-1127 or 573-247-8640 for more information.
The monthly Motorcycle Cruise-In continues at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Sonic in Licking, Junction of Hwy. 63 & Hwy. 32, on the last Thursday of each month through September. There will be bikes, trikes, prizes, friendly people and DJ “Lew” of “The Road Show” will be playing tunes. We ask each of you to be considerate of your fellow bikers and others and give them their space.
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 June 3.
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
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.
Happy Birthday to Cary! Cary and Monica Hagen of Beulah will receive a one-year subscription to The Licking News from Billye and Mike Gale of Licking.
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