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In this edition: February 24, 2022

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

This week is the special FFA edition of The Licking News. The Licking chapter members share their activities and photos, and area businesses and government entities show their support and offer congratulations.

A “River cleanup to honor local river icons” is on Rick Mansfield’s schedule for March 5, volunteers are welcome and registration is requested. Larry Dablemont went fishing but had “No Danged Luck;” he along with world renowned sculptor Fred Hoppe will be holding a meeting on March 4 discussing the idea of a museum for the Big Piney River and its people. Make plans to attend.

Read the many things discussed at the February Licking R-VIII School Board meeting.

A trip out of state prompted Cindy Fronterhouse-Badgett to share available books on grandparenting, along with numerous new titles now available at the Licking branch of the Texas County Library.

Know the signs and systems of Arrhythmia, and The Licking News continues to monitor COVID-19 statistics.

Several learning opportunities are available from the University of Missouri Extension.

Get your fishing gear ready, catch-and-keep trout fishing season opens Tuesday, March 1, see locations, times and requirements. Ages eight and above are invited to share their own unique experiences at the Southern Missouri Folklore Festival in March; get the details and submit yours.

Must read – if it seems unbelievable, it may be; find out why in Scott Hamilton’s Tech Talk “Deepfakes.”

“Getting Back to Workforce Development” was a welcome theme as the Senate returned to more of a normalcy last week, reported Senator Karla Eslinger.

Keep current with reports and updates from the Licking Police Department, the County Commission, Courthouse, 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.

Online subscriptions of The Licking News are now available.

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.

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

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