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In this edition: March 24, 2022

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

The 2022 April Election Notices are in this week’s edition to assist you with what’s on the Tuesday, April 5, ballot.

Rick Mansfield shares many reasons why “Time is Precious.” Larry Dablemont tells of “A Place to Be, Someday! Culmination of a Dream.”

Licking R-VIII spotlights staff members Michelle King and Casidy Huff.

The Licking Branch of the Texas County Library is excited about their computers being updated, a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, and an upcoming Alice in Wonderland tea party, oh yes, and the newest books on the shelves!

The South Central Walk Worthy Women’s Conference is coming up; get the details. Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild announces the 2022 Winter Challenge winners.

Texas County Memorial Hospital Hospice of Care will provide training for new Hospice of Care volunteers beginning in April. Texas County Health Department is opening a Community Resource Center to help those suffering from addiction and mental health disorders, and they report new influenza numbers. Mental health resources are also being expanded through the University of Missouri Extension. The Licking News continues to monitor COVID-19 statistics.

The University of Missouri Extension provides information about feral hogs in “Hog wild,” Missouri land values have increased, and check out a free DYI lawn care class. A highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in a commercial chicken flock; the Missouri Department of Agriculture gives the details. Read Letters to the Editor in support of law enforcement funding and the Montauk Rural Fire Department. The 2022 Census of Missouri Public Water Systems has been released by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Tech Talk’s Scott Hamilton tells why “Emulating Classic Computers” may be beneficial. The Judicial Restricting Commission released a new map of Missouri’s senatorial districts, which will allow Senator Eslinger to represent “Friends Old and New.”

Keep current with reports and updates from the Texas County Retired Teachers and School Personnel, 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.

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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.

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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