In this edition: July 1, 2021

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News:

Rick Mansfield asks the question “What If,” and Larry Dablemont initiates “Where the Quail Went, Wild Turkeys Go Now.”

June was a busy, fun-filled month at Licking Residential Care; they even went “fishing.” Learn “How to plan a backyard vacation” in this week’s edition. The Old Timer finds commentary on copperheads “Strange and Practically Unbelievable.”

Congratulations to Dr. Terry Robertson for receiving an Outstanding Teaching Award, and to all the students who made the Dean’s List. Det. Kenny Santee participated in the Licking Library Summer Reading Program. The Licking R-VIII’s modular building project continues. Take a Missouri Road Trip to St. Louis this week and learn about Dred Scott, who went to court for his freedom.

Texas County Memorial Hospital updates the public in the hospital report, and shares the results of the TCMH Healthcare Foundation’s Golf Tournament. The Licking News continues to monitor COVID-19 statistics.

The Ozarks Small Business Incubator is hosting a Smart Start: Developing a Successful Business workshop and MU Extension is offering an in-person class on Farm Leasing.

Senator Eslinger discusses the special legislative session to renew the Federal Reimbursement Allowance (FRA), a tax on hospitals, pharmacies, ambulances and other health care providers, and how the state remains “Missouri: Solidly Pro-Life;” also in government news learn about the IRS Child Tax Credit payments, and what you may need to do. Scott Hamilton explains “Open Versus Closed Software,” in this week’s Tech Talk.

The Missouri Department of Conservation shares information and asks the public to “Be Bear Aware.”

MSHP helps “Patrol: Plan a safe July Fourth Weekend!” MoDOT urges pedestrian safety in “Every step counts.”

Keep current with reports and updates from the County Commission and Courthouse, the Sheriff’s Department and MSHP.

The Licking News is a great way to keep in touch with the Licking community. Great weekly columns, job listings, area-wide menus, city, county and state updates, obituaries, local area coming events and classifieds are all included in the paper edition this week.

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The Licking News is delivered free of charge to local third grade classes to inspire reading; many thanks to Progressive Ozark Bank for their generous sponsorship of this program for the Raymondville and Success third grade classes, and many thanks to Town & Country Bank for their generous sponsorship of this program for the Licking and Phelps County R-III third grade classes.

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