INDEPENDENCE DAY CORNHOLE TOURNEY, PARADE & FIREWORKS
Independence Day celebration is Saturday, July 3, at Deer Lick Park. The Wildcat Travel Club will host a Corn Hole Tournament with check in at 1 and play beginning at 2 p.m. Vendors set up at 4 p.m. Parade lineup at school at 5, travels down Main St. at 6 p.m. Fireworks at dark (about 9:15 p.m.)
INDEPENDENCE DAY GUN RAFFLE
The drawing for the Knights of Columbus St. Gabriel Council #12650 Independence Day Gun Raffle 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, 50/50 drawing, music, Bench Raffle, food and drink vendors, and 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.
Drury University is hosting a Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Frenzy 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Drury Go – Houston campus, 204 West Spruce, on Saturday, July 10. Meet with advisors to learn more about funding opportunities. Free food and a drawing for a BBQ grill and other items will be held.
DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF PHELPS COUNTY
The Democratic Club of Phelps County will hold its Annual Stump Picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Rolla Lions Club Park, Pavilions 1 and 2, on Saturday, July 10. Potluck picnic begins at 12 p.m., hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks provided; bring a dish or dessert to share. Speakers begin at 1 p.m.
VBS AT BOONE CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH
VBS Destination Dig will take place for youth 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., and for children and adults 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Boone Creek Baptist Church, 10864 Hwy. 137, Licking, Sunday, July 11 – Friday, July 16. Pre-registration is Saturday, July 10, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Licking Pool. Meals provided nightly. For more information or a ride call 573-674-3171.
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. Auctioneer is Steve Buckner and fish fry is by Art Wade and Sons. Proceeds help with LRC’s resident activities and Christmas fund. To donate items call Jessica at 573-674-2207.
ARC BLOOD DRIVE
The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from 2 to 6 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Parish Hall, 222 W. Hwy. 32, on Tuesday, July 13. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter LICKING to schedule an appointment. Donors are eligible to win gas for a year. Three winners. Terms and conditions apply; visit rcblood.org/fuel.
IT’S A TEEN LOCK-IN
An all night “Set Apart” Lock-In youth event will be held 6 p.m. through 7 a.m. at Licking Assembly of God beginning Friday, July 16. All teens 7 -12 grade are welcome. Enjoy food, bonfire, crafts, games, door prizes, amazing speakers and a feature movie.
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, call or text 573-308-2103.
NOAH COLEMAN CHAPTER MEETINGS
The Noah Coleman Chapter, NSDAR, will not meet in July.
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 July 1.
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
Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., with heroin and other opiates being the largest contributor. Learn more about signs of heroin addiction and how you can make a difference at http://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/drug-rehab.
Methamphetamine, (meth, ice, crank, speed, chalk and gak), is a highly addictive and damaging drug and is still a huge problem in the U.S. It can destroy a person’s teeth, cause damage to the cardiovascular system and dramatically change one’s appearance.
Some signs of meth abuse include: lack of sleep, loss of weight, tooth decay, hyperactivity and hallucinations. If you know of someone struggling with meth addiction, you should quickly get them into treatment.
Houses where meth is created or used can sustain long term damage, with dangerous chemicals embedded in carpet, wood and walls, presenting health risks for later inhabitants. If you move into a house and notice your loved ones starting to show exposure symptoms, including headache, nausea and eye irritation, your house can be tested.
Take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call 1-800-431-1754 for free screenings or referrals.
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