Coming Events June 16, 2022
STORM SIREN TESTING
Testing of the Licking storm sirens will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 16.
OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES
The Licking Texas County Library’s Summer Reading Program “Oceans of Possibilities” will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, featuring Jellyfish and Balloon Animals. For more information call 573-674-2038.
TEXAS CO. DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE MTG
The Texas County Democratic Central Committee meeting will be held Thursday, June 16, in the meeting room on the lower level of the County Administrative Center (across from the Collector’s Office) starting at 5:30 p.m.
STREAM TEAM CLEAN-UP
The Stream Team Clean-up from the headwaters of the Current River to the end of Montauk State Park will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, registration and sign up is from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Dorman L. Steelman Lodge at Montauk State Park. For more information call 573-548-2225.
Zoomerang, Returning to the Value of Life, Vacation Bible School will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Abounding Hope Baptist Church, (west Hwy. 32, next to Dollar General), Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24. Meals will be provided nightly, lessons, music, crafts and science experiments throughout the program.
“THE MUSIC MAN”
The STARS Foundation presents “The Music Man” at 7 p.m. on June 17, and at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on June 18 at The Melba in Houston. For more information contact www.thestarsfoundation.org/events or call Cindy Bobe at 417-217-9430.
“THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY”
The historic STAR Theater in Willow Springs will present the comedy, “The Savannah Sipping Society,” June 17, 18, 24, 25 and 26. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
LICKING FIREWORKS SHOW
The Licking Fireworks Show will begin at dark on Saturday, July 2, at Deer Lick Park. Celebration events begin at 2 p.m. with a Cornhole Tournament, vendors and food. Make plans now to attend! For more information contact Debbie Cook at 417-260-1713 or Reta Dawson at 573-247-5886.
TAI CHI CLASS FOR HEALTH
Tai Chi Classes for Health are held on Monday 1 – 2 p.m. at the Texas County Museum of Art and History on Main St., Licking.
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 at First Baptist Church will be on hiatus until August.
LICKING FARMERS MARKET
The Licking Farmers Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Licking United Methodist Church parking lot, 208 S. Main St., every Wednesday and Saturday through Saturday, August 27. Local garden produce, microgreens, inspected meat, baked goods, jams and jellies, wood products, crafts and more. Free to vendors! For more information call 573-674-3686.
There will be a craft fair at the corner of Hwy. H and Hwy. 63 in Edgar Springs, 8 a.m. to close, the second Saturday of each month. If interested in participating, call 573-308-2103.
The monthly Motorcycle Cruise-In continues in its 13th year, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Sonic in Licking, Junction of Hwy. 63 & Hwy. 32, on the last Thursday of each month, now through September. In the event of rain, the cruise-in will be held one week later on the following Thursday. There will be bikes, trikes, prizes, friendly people and DJ “Lew” of “The Road Show” will be playing great tunes.
OZARK MOUNTAIN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
The Ozark Mountain Amateur Radio Club meets the third Saturday of each month, at 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 June 16.
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.
Merle McCall, of Cabool, will receive a one-year subscription to The Licking News from Brenda Foeller, of Cabool.
Tomy and Cathy Blake, of Edgar Springs, will receive a one-year subscription to The Licking News from Tiffany Blankenship, of Licking.
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