OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES
The Licking Texas County Library’s Summer Reading Program “Oceans of Possibilities” will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, featuring Letha Lander. Kaleidoscope will be featured on Thursday, July 21, at 1 p.m. For more information call 573-674-2038.
PLUCKIN IN THE PINES
Big Rock Candy Mountain hosts Pluckin’ in the Pines July 15-16. Spend an Ozark weekend with the sounds of Cluster Pluck with special guests Pickin Buds.
LPHC ANNUAL BIKE SHOW
The LPHC Annual Bike Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 310 Walnut Street on Saturday, July 16. Biker Sunday is July 17.
STORM SIREN TESTING
Testing of the Licking storm sirens will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 21.
TEXAS CO. DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE MTG.
The Texas County Democratic Central Committee meeting will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room on the lower level of the County Administrative Center on Thursday, July 21. Everyone is welcome.
TEXAS COUNTY REPUBLICAN’S MTG.
The Texas County Republican’s meeting will be held beginning at 7 p.m. at the Houston Lions Clubhouse, north of Houston on Hwy. 63, on Thursday, July 21. Potluck will be at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome!
KIDS TROUT TOURNAMENT
Dorman L. Steelman Lodge is sponsoring a Kids Trout Tournament from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Montauk State Park on Saturday, July 30. There are two age categories, 11 years and under, and 12 to 15 years. Registration is at the lodge. Prizes awarded at 2 p.m.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Chamber of Commerce will now hold their monthly meetings at the Licking Bridge Builders, 114 Green Street. The next meeting will be Thursday, August 4 at 7 p.m.
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 July 14.
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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