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In this edition: August 18, 2022

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

The August Licking R-VIII School Board meeting is reviewed, as is the August Licking Board of Aldermen meeting. The MSHP reminds parents and motorists to keep safety in mind with the beginning of the school year.

Texas County Memorial Hospital is designated as a Level III Stroke Center and it keeps a 25-year record intact, receiving a “zero deficiency” rating from the MQSA on this week’s health page. Dr. Graham Colditz recommends an increase in physical activity and regular childhood vaccinations for youth preparing to return to school.

The Texas County Museum of Art & History shares news about an upcoming book signing by author Christy Porter and illustrators Connie Blaylock Wallace and Billie Jean Blaylock Boley, and lists upcoming new workshops available for participation.

Licking Residential Care celebrates its Employee of the Month. The VFW continues flag collections for their annual flag disposal ceremony. An historic downtown Licking building receives more repairs and beautification. Use your spaghetti squash to make a gluten-free pizza crust with the recipe submitted by Linda Mondy, in this week’s Ozarks Cooks.

Rick Mansfield, Reflections from the Road, is reminded of his affection for food when a neighbor shares fresh milk in “Favorite Foods.” Larry Dablemont shares his concerns about the changes in mating seasons of game birds, resulting in hatchings later in the season in “Later is Worser with Game Birds.” Scott Hamilton talks about the James Webb Space Telescope in this week’s Tech Talk.

Learn about the hidden dangers in electric vehicle battery fires; and the Dent County Historical Society will be presenting a program on Civil War battles and skirmishes that occurred in the county.

Keep current with reports and updates from the County Commission, Courthouse, 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, Feedlot Cafe, 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; and in Edgar Springs at Dollar General and Widener’s General Store.

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