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In this edition: January 12, 2023

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

Follow the ongoing teachings in “It Is Written,” by the Licking Church of Christ. The Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) is sponsoring the movie “Lifemark” at the Melba Theatre.

A very Happy Birthday to Cindy Wampner!

Licking Downtown will hold their 2nd Annual Fish Fry to benefit The Licking Mill, and Buckner & Gately Auction Service will hold an auction at Jillco Farms.

The Texas County Health Department has Shingles vaccination shots available to those uninsured and over 50; they are also hiring a full-time RN.

See this week’s Licking R-VIII Elementary Learner of the Week, sponsored by Kinder Feed & Farm; HS/JH Learner of the Week, sponsored by Hawn Law Office; and Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Rinne Tire Pros.

Texas County Memorial Hospital announces the first baby of 2023! TCMH Hospice of Care is grateful for benefits from a contest held at an area business. A temporary benefit increase has been extended for WIC participants.

Missouri’s fentanyl poisonings have risen to record levels.

The state is encouraging participation in mapping broadband gaps; get the details and act soon. The University of Missouri Extension will hold an online Master Gardener training program. The American Red Cross gives the top five benefits of giving back by becoming a volunteer.

The Texas County Licking Library has lots of new books available and reminds the community of ongoing weekly activities.

State Representative Bennie Cook has taken the oath of office for the 143rd House District.

Senator Karla Eslinger shares that the State Senate is “Back in Session” and discusses recent redistricting.

Rick Mansfield discusses “Changes” in all its many aspects. Larry Dablemont regales us with the adventures of “The Pool Hall Kid.” Scott Hamilton continues to explain the advancement of artificial intelligence in “Synthetic Creation.”

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month; see the signs and how to report suspected human trafficking. There are also tips to help prevent distracted driving among teens in this week’s edition.

You can also keep current with reports from the Licking Police Department, County Coroner, 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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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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