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In this edition: March 9, 2023

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

Follow the ongoing teachings of “It Is Written,” by the Licking Church of Christ.

S & R Insurance recognizes agent Melissa Lewis for her dedicated service at her retirement.

Buckner & Gately Auction share their latest auction bill.

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 Feed & Farm; and the Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Rinne Tire Pros.

The Elmores will be singing at the Anutt Community Church. Licking Residential Care will be hosting a chili supper and bake sale.

In education, Licking FCCLA students host a blood drive at the Junior High Gym, Mrs. Tammy Cooper is recognized as January’s Feature Teacher, Licking R-VIII Elementary has more Second Quarter Awards, and Junior High/High School Honor Rolls are announced.

State representatives support FFA, and Wichita State University shares a Dean’s Honor Roll.

New additions, weekly events and information about an upcoming Garden Tea Party at the Licking Branch of the Texas County Library are shared in this week’s Bookends.

An orthopedic surgeon begins seeing patients at the Texas County Memorial Hospital Outpatient Specialty Clinic, this and more news from the hospital’s board report. TCMH is also hosting an upcoming CBCO Blood Drive.

The Missouri Veterans Commission has been awarded a nursing recruitment and retention grant to help bolster employment.

The Knights of Columbus served a tasty fish dinner on Friday, and the Montauk Rural Fire Department held a successful Opening Day Chili and Hot Dog fundraiser.

Caleb Jones, Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives Executive Vice President shares the resolution for car trouble in “Get a Horse.”

“Celebrate Agriculture: Thank a Farmer Week” honors the importance of agriculture and farmers in our daily lives and our community.

Senator Karla Eslinger discusses “Ending the Digital Divide.”

Rick Mansfield shares his adventures in this week’s column “Travel.” Larry Dablemont tells how “A Swimmin’ Minnow Does the Trick.” Scott Hamilton offers an explanation on “What to do about Facebook.”

Vehicle Safety Recalls Week is March 6 – 12; learn where to check for recalls on your vehicle. The State Fire Marshal reminds everyone to test smoke alarms as the clocks spring forward. See this week’s issue for upcoming electronic waste collections.

You can also keep current with reports from the Licking Police Department, Licking Rural Volunteer Fire Department, Coroner, Courthouse, Sheriff’s Department, MoDOT 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 print edition this week.

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The Licking News is delivered free of charge to local third grade classes to inspire reading; many thanks to Town & Country Bank for their generous sponsorship of this program for the Licking and Phelps County R-III third grade classes, and many thanks to Progressive Ozark Bank for their generous sponsorship of this program for the Raymondville and Success third grade classes.

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