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In this edition: April 14, 2022

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

Rick Mansfield shares reflections of kids and a Montauk State Park cleanup in “Kids Will Be Kids.” Larry Dablemont is talking turkey and their population in “Wild Turkey.”

Local artists and students are having fun while participating in classes at the Texas County Museum of Art & History this season. Stop by and sign up for future classes and while you’re there see Donald “Putt” Putman’s painting of Emmett Kelly before attending Emmett Kelly Days in Houston April 29-30. Museum Muses provides some history on Kelly in this week’s edition. The Chicken Stuffed Baked Potato recipe submitted by Linda Mondy sounds hearty and appetizing; find it in this week’s Ozarks Cooks column.

See our education pages for Licking R-VIII students and athlete of the week, sports schedules, area school menus, and we continue the Songbirds of Missouri.

Town & Country Bank is hosting a PB&J drive; get the details and help our area families.

There are lots of “Senior Center Happenings” going on at the Licking Senior Center; see page A2. A Veterans Affairs Day will be held in Salem on April 22.

The Texas County Memorial Hospital board approved the implementation of a new strategic plan in a recent meeting that focuses on serving the citizens of Texas County. TCMH has also upgraded to the latest in CT technology for immediate benefit to citizens.

Tech Talk’s Scott Hamilton continues down the path of early gaming in “Interactive Fiction,” taking us to the Multi-Use Dungeon classification. Senator Eslinger tells of “Planting Seeds for Growth in Agriculture” as a promising bill moves through legislation.

Licking Downtown, Inc., is planning their second annual Junk Derby and the Licking Chamber of Commerce is in search of a parade manager. Keep current with reports and updates from 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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