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In this edition: August 5, 2021

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

Rick Mansfield explains the difference between “Facebook Friends and Fish Friends.” Larry Dablemont now does a different kind of cooking in “Shore Lunch,” and gives the details for an up-coming speaking event.

Museum Muses invites you to a reception of Fabric Art by JoAnne Biros on Sunday and shares other happenings at the museum, and Licking Residential Care introduces the facility’s Resident and Employee of the Month. With vegetables reaching their peak you might want to try “Pickled Green Beans,” the recipe this week in Ozarks Cooks.

Check out details on getting the new Bicentennial Edition of the Official Missouri Highway Map and how you can receive ancestral certificates from the Missouri First Families program.

The Wildcat Travel Club has had a busy week, and the STARS Foundation is presenting Disney’s Newsies at the Melba in Houston.

There are great reminders on staying safe in the heat and when exploring the outdoors. Dr. Graham A. Colditz reminds, “Young adults, keep eating your vegetables (and other great advice),” in For Your Health, and an Op-Ed shares thoughts on “Living with Uncertainty” this week. The Licking News continues to monitor COVID-19 statistics.

Scott Hamilton Tech Talks “Electromagnetism and Space-time.” Read about what local political groups are doing, and Sen. Josh Hawley shares how “Public schools must shape kids who love America and our founding.” Read about the 2021 bill signings from Governor Parson.

Keep current with reports and updates from the County Commission and Courthouse, the Sheriff’s Department and MSHP. MoDOT announces a new Buckle Up Phone Down challenge and requests “Respect the Load. Share the Road.”

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 print edition may be picked up at these fine locations: in Licking, Town & Country Supermarket, Corner Express, Rinne Fast & Friendly, Casey’s General Store, Dollar General, Rinne Pharmacy, Route 63 Liquor, Friend Lumber Company, Country Crafts & Flea Market, and at the counter or at the paper box in front of The Licking News office; in Houston, Corner Express and Casey’s General Store; in Salem at The Salem News Office; in Edgar Springs at Dollar General and Widener’s General Store; in Raymondville at JR’ville Store; and in Success at Pittman’s Store.

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