STORM SIREN TESTING
Testing of the Licking storm sirens will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 18.
TEXAS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETING
The Texas County Democratic Central Committee will have their next meeting at 6 p.m. in the lower level Texas County Administration Center meeting room on Thursday, Nov. 18. Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m.
TEXAS COUNTY REPUBLICAN’S MEETING
The Texas County Republicans will have their next meeting at 7 p.m. at the Houston Lions Club north of Houston off Hwy. 63 on Thursday, Nov. 18. State Representative Bennie Cook – 142nd District, is the featured speaker. Thanksgiving potluck is at 6 p.m. Bring your favorite dish. Everyone welcome.
KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS FISH FRY
The Second Annual Knights of Columbus John Nabity Fish Fry will be held 3:30 to 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Friday, November 19. Dine-in or take-out will be available.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
The STARS Foundation presents “The Wizard of Oz” at Houston Melba Performing Arts Center, Nov. 19-20 at 7 p.m. and matinee at 3 p.m. on Nov. 20.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD DROP-OFF
The Operation Christmas Child Drop-off location will be accepting shoeboxes 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 – 19; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 20; 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 21; 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 22 at the First Baptist Church in Licking. Call 573-674-3141 for more information.
SALVATION ARMY KETTLE DRIVE
The local Salvation Army Kettle Drive begins Saturday, November 20, and goes through Friday, December 24, at Town & Country Supermarket. Please sign up on the posted calendar to “man the kettle,” call 573-674-3966, or call or text 573-578-4802.
TEXAS COUNTY FOOD DRIVE
DruryGO is hosting a Texas County Food Drive through November 22. A recommended food list is available at DruryGO.Houston. Drop offs can be made at Houston Walmart, Houston Dollar General, Texas County Food Pantry and Texas County Health Department.
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING MEAL
Licking Assembly of God will be hosting a Community Thanksgiving Meal at 12 p.m. on Thursday, November 25. Everyone welcome!
LIGHTING OF THE MILL
The Lighting of the Mill will be held Saturday, November 27, at 5 p.m., at the Licking Mill. Share in the joy of Christmas with caroling, cookies and more.
CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
The Texas County Museum of Art & History is having a Charlie Brown Christmas throughout the month of November.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW AT VFW
The Licking Christmas Craft Show will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the VFW Hall on South Main Street in Licking, December 4, 2021. Vendors interested in participating should contact Joan Brannam at TJ’s Flowers for an application.
CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS PARADE
Come out and show your Christmas spirit December 4 at the Licking Christmas parade, themed Charlie Brown Christmas. Parade lineup is 3 p.m. at the High School parking lot. Parade starts at 4 p.m. Prizes for top three Religious & Non-religious floats. For more info call Haley at 417-217-8133.
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. 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.
Kidz Club will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 223 Main Street on Wednesday evenings. A meal will be served. Kidz Club is open to those age four through sixth grade! If your child needs a ride contact the church at 573-674-3141.
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.
OZARK MOUNTAIN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
The Ozark Mountain Amateur Radio Club meets the third Saturday of each month, at 12:00 noon at the Lone Star Annex, 114 W. Main St. in downtown Houston. All are welcome, with young people interested in Ham Radio especially encouraged to attend. We can help with getting your FCC license! Contact Willy Adey at 417-260-4626 for more information.
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 November 18.
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.
NARCONON NEW LIFE RETREAT
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S., both addiction and alcohol use are on the rise. Alcohol sales showed a tremendous increase as online alcohol sales skyrocketed. While short-term alcohol abuse can have its own serious consequences, regular, heavy use of alcohol can result in long-term damage to the body. Learn more about alcohol addiction and what can be done by visiting: https://www.narcon onnewliferetreat.org/blog/signs-that-alcohol-use-is-getting-dangerous.html.
Narconon can help you take steps to help those suffering from alcoholism. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1-800-431-1754.
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