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In this edition: October 20, 2022

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

See advertisements for upcoming area events. Licking’s 9th Annual Light the Night Festival will be held in Downtown Licking from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, October 31. The Costume Contest will be at 6 p.m. in front of City Hall, and Haunted Mill Tours will also be from 5 to 7 p.m. A Veterans Day Celebration will be held with the Licking R-VIII School District on Friday, November 11, at 9 a.m. in the Sherman Hill Fieldhouse. All local veterans and their families are invited to attend. Titan Paving & Drainage and Healthy Dent County will have Kentucky Derby Casino Night on Saturday, November 5, and the Rotary Club of Salem Mouse Race Event will be Saturday, October 22. Buckner & Gately Auction will be having a sale Saturday at their auction barn.

Also see this week’s Licking R-VIII HS/JH Learner of the Week, sponsored by Hawn Law Office; Elementary Learner of the Week, sponsored by Kinder Plant Food; and Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Rinne Tire Pros.

Difficult decisions were made on local sewer rates; get the facts along with additional city news in the Board of Aldermen report.

Donations are received by six area community resource centers from the Route 63 Car Club, and a free presentation, “Keep Your Keys!” was held by the University of Missouri Extension last week. The Handmaidens of the Lord and Rolla Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild share news.

The enrollment period is here; find help with “Is Medicare or Medicare Advantage right for me?”

Terra Culley, Texas County 911 Assistant Director tells how “Fall is in the Air!” and its effects on dispatch. Texas County Memorial Hospital shares the hospital report and a new investment to benefit the surgery center. The Texas County Health Department will hold a Flu Shot Clinic in Licking at the Senior Center on October 20, and mark your calendar for the senior center’s open house, with musical entertainment by Herman Hall on November 5.

The Missouri ‘Shake Out’ earthquake drill is coming October 20.

A broadband meeting will be hosted Thursday, October 20, residents may weigh in on state plans.

Do you need to fill the tuition gap? A new scholarship is available. Get the details on an upcoming free produce safety workshop.

The American Legion Post #41, as one of the fastest growing American Legion posts in the department, welcomes new members.

Rick Mansfield tells how “Accuracy and Accountability” is applicable in aspects of life. Larry Dablemont shares “October Memories.” Scott Hamilton has an interesting column on “Ancient Technology,” and the combination of old and new.

Read the proposed amendments to the Constitution of Missouri and Statutory Propositions, as well as “Fair Ballot Language” to become a better informed voter.

A Legos Club has started at the Licking Branch of Texas County Libraries; they also have more new books in!

You can also keep current with reports and updates from the County Commission, Courthouse, Sheriff’s Department and MSHP, including the final synopsis of laws related to public safety.

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.

Online subscriptions of The Licking News are now available.

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; in Edgar Springs at Dollar General and Widener’s General Store; in Raymondville at Raymondville Station; 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 Progressive Ozark Bank for their generous sponsorship of this program for the Raymondville and Success third grade classes, and many thanks to Town & Country Bank for their generous sponsorship of this program for the Licking and Phelps County R-III third grade classes.

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