Coming Events May 18, 2023
STORM SIREN TESTING
Testing of the Licking storm sirens is scheduled to take place at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 18.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church would like to invite all area Veterans and spouses to a free breakfast in honor of Armed Forces Day from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20.
ARMED FORCES APPRECIATION DAY
Armed Forces Appreciation Day will be held 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Texas County Fairgrounds Community Building, 1585 N. Hwy. 63, Houston, on Saturday, May 20. Events include a Veteran’s Fair, picnic lunch, prizes, health checks, Veteran’s Service Officers, Veteran agencies and family assistance. For more information call 417-217-6595 or 417-260-5959.
TROUT CEMETERY WORK DAY & MEETING
A business meeting and workday will be held at the Trout Cemetery beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 20. Bring your mowers and weed eaters.
PATTERSON CEMETERY MEETING
A meeting will be held at the Patterson Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 20.
FREE MOVIE NIGHT
IECA will host a free Movie Night at the Park beginning at dark at Old City Park, Licking, on Saturday, May 20. “Minions, The Rise of Gru” will be shown. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and snacks.
NOAH COLEMAN CHAPTER DAR MEETING
The Noah Coleman Chapter DAR will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Sybil’s Restaurant in St. James on Saturday, May 20. Visitors are welcome. For more information, leave a message or text SAM at 573-512-0742.
A Scherenschnitte Woodland Animals of the Rock paper cutting art class will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. or Scratch ‘n Sip making woodland creature scratchboard panels with Patty from 6 to 9 p.m. at Big Rock Candy Mountain on Friday, May 19. Contact Roger at 573-247-6865 to reserve a seat.
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1218 will host a “Flying Start” informational program on learning to fly from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 810 Bryan Street, Willow Springs, on Saturday, May 20. Anyone with an aviation interest is invited to attend. For more information call 417-233-1218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The Texas County Library 2023 Summer Reading Program for children ages 3 to 12-years old kicks off Thursday, June 1. Register your child at 3 p.m. at the Licking Branch or your local branch.
The Licking Rodeo Parade will be held at 2 p.m. in Downtown Licking on Saturday, June 3. Line up is at 1 p.m. at the Licking High School parking lot.
KINGTOWN CRUISE IN
The Kingtown Cruise In, in memory of Danny Hebblethwaite and Dennis King, will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, at 12038 Highway 137, Licking. Free hot dogs and hamburgers, everyone is welcome. Bring your classic car, pickup, motorcycle, or whatever you want. For more information, call 417-217-1775 or 573-578-7231.
“TWISTS AND TURNS” VBS
Boone Creek Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will be held 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. nightly Sunday, June 4 through Friday, June 9. “Twists and Turns” pre-registration and games will be 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, with a picnic meal at the church. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. prior to nightly activities on Sunday, June 4.
LHS MINI ALUMNI BANQUET
All who were in the LHS graduating classes 1940 through 1969 are invited to a mini Alumni Banquet from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, at Fly Creek LLC (Old Rawlings Building) on Cedar Street. A special invitation is extended to the 50 year class of 1973. Music will be provided by Herman Hall. RSVP by June 10, call 573-674-3748, or call/text 417-260-0936.
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.
GRIEF AND LOSS RECOVERY GROUP
Grief is normal when you experience a great loss, but if it’s been too long, you may need help. We are here Monday evenings at 5 p.m. and open to all! Meeting at the Licking Pentecostal Holiness Church, on the corner of Hwy. 63 and College St., Licking. For more information, call Diane at 573-889-9197.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Licking United Methodist Church.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASS
Flower O’Scotland Dance Troupe’s Scottish Country Dance Class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Licking Assembly of God, every second Tuesday of the month. No partner required. For more information call Joan Bryant at 417-619-5900.
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.
PRAYER AND MEDITATION
Abounding Hope Church will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Wednesday to anyone wishing to pray and spend a few quiet moments. Someone will be available if you would like to talk. Everyone welcome.
KIDZ CLUB/ YOUTH GROUP
First Baptist Church Kidz Club, ages 4th through 6th grade, will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 223 Main Street, and will be served a meal. The youth group, 7th – 12th grade, meets at Triumph Sports on the corner of Highway BB and 63 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. If your child needs a ride, contact the church at 573-674-3141.
The monthly Motorcycle Cruise-In continues its 14th year, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sonic in Licking, Junction of Hwy. 63 & 32, the last Thursday of each month, through September, with rain dates the following Thursday. Bikes, trikes, prizes, friendly people and DJ “Lew” of “The Road Show” will be playing great tunes.
SUMMERSVILLE CHESS CLUB
Want to learn how to play chess? Avid player and need someone to play against? Come to the Summersville Library on Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. to play the “Game of Kings.” All are encouraged to come and play. No need to sign up, just show up and have some fun!
There will be a craft show at the junction of Hwy. H and Hwy. 63 in Edgar Springs every second Saturday of the month.
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 May 18.
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.
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