STORM SIREN TESTING
Testing of the storm sirens will take place at 10 a.m. in Licking on Thursday, June 17.
Montauk State Park will have the Stream Team Clean-Up of the Upper Current River from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 19. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Dorman L. Steelman Lodge. Call 573-548-2225 for more information.
CHITTY THE FLYING CAR BALLET
CBO presents Chitty, The Flying Car Ballet at the West Plains Civic Center, June 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. and June 19 at 2 p.m.
TEXAS COUNTY DEMOCRATS MEETING
The Texas County Democrats will meet at 6 p.m. in Houston at the lower level meeting room of the Administrative Center, across from the Collector’s Office, on Thursday, June 17. Pizza served at 5:30 p.m. All interested are welcome to attend.
TEXAS COUNTY REPUBLICAN’S MEETING
The Texas County Republican’s will meet at 7 p.m. at Houston Lions Club, north of Houston off of Hwy. 63, on Thursday, June 17. Potluck will be at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome!
NOAH COLEMAN CHAPTER MEETINGS
The Noah Coleman Chapter, NSDAR, will not meet in June and July. The usual meeting schedule will resume in August. Enjoy your summer!
VBS 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.
LICKING CEMETERY BASKETBALL TOURNEY POSTPONED
The June 26th 3 on 3 basketball tournament fundraiser for the Licking Cemetery has been postponed.
BENEFIT FOR ROBERT “CLINT” CONNOLLY
A lunch and auction benefit for Clint Connolly will be held Sunday, June 27, with all-you-can-eat catfish at Acleda’s Restaurant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an auction by Bruce Sheets of items donated by area businesses at 2 p.m. at the Raymondville Fairgrounds Community Center. All proceeds and donations at the lunch and auction go towards the benefit, to help Clint with ongoing healthcare costs and future financial burden of fighting glioblastoma. Contact John Nutt at 417-260-2340 to donate items for the auction.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CORNHOLE TOURNEY
The Wildcat Travel Club will host a Corn Hole Tournament at Licking Deer Lick Park, Saturday, July 3, with check in at 1 and play beginning at 2 p.m.
INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
The Independence Day Parade will be Saturday, July 3, in Licking.
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, Saturday, July 3. First place gets choice of Savage .22 Cal. Takedown Rifle with backpack or Winchester 12 ga. shotgun. Second place receives gun not chosen. Tickets available 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. Door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, music, a Bench Raffle, food and drink vendors, and much more. Vehicle entry fee includes dash plaque and t-shirt for first 100 entries. Specialty trophies include Best of Show, Mayor’s Choice, Police Chief’s Choice.
LICKING RESIDENTIAL CARE LIVE AUCTION AND FISH FRY
Licking Residential Care will host a live auction and fish fry at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 12. The auctioneer is Steve Buckner and the fish fry is by Art Wade and Sons. 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. Limited seating of 30 per class. Required class for assistance from USDA programs. Call 417-967-4545 to reserve a seat. Classes are filling.
LICKING LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The Licking Library Summer Reading Program will continue at 1 p.m. on Thursdays throughout June and July, except July 8 at 10 a.m. A Story Walk will be held on Tuesdays at Old City Park. For more information call the library at 573-674-2038.
JUNK & CRAFT FEST
Country Crafts & Flea Market will be holding a Junk & Craft Fest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 104 Industrial Drive, Licking on Saturday, August 28. Country Revival Band performs 12 to 2 p.m. Treasured Smokes, LLC will provide a food truck. Vendors, Food Trucks and Bands are being sought. Stop by to pick up a vendor application.
A craft show will be held beginning at 9 a.m. at the corner of Hwy. 63 and Hwy. H in Edgar Springs on the second Saturday of each month. For more information for set-up please call or text 573-308-2103.
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 17.
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. 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.
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