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In this edition: August 24, 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.

Visit for all your automotive industry and classic car news.

Licking School District has surplussed a Bad Boy mower and is accepting bids.

LRFD is taking Silent Auction Bids on a truck and generator, and reminds us – DON’T FORGET TO PAY YOUR FIRE DUES.

Abounding Hope Church will be giving away clothing on Aug. 26.

The LHS Class of 1965 is having a reunion on Sept. 2.

Country Crafts is having their fall Junk & Craft Fest on Sept. 2.

Salem Area Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to their rodeo on Sept. 2 and 3.

Cynthia Wampner reminds us to check on the elderly during this dangerous heat in Senior Center Happenings.

Learn about the Oct. 7th Ozark Festival of Quilts Show, on A3 of this week’s edition.

See why OCC shoebox packers are shopping the back-to-school sales.

TCMH will be hosting a CBCO blood drive. Read the details on A4.

SCCC’s RJO program continues to support communities in the region.

Some sobering numbers on maternal mortality are shared in “Missouri’s maternal mortality report published.”

Learn how the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) is producing radio-isotopes for research, and reducing our dependence on foreign countries.

See the Round Spring celebration from the perspective of Judy Maggard Stewart in “Remembering Round Spring and Camp Zoe.”

In Bookends, see the new additions at the Licking Library. Also, important information can be found about new regulations requiring a parent/guardian signature when a minor renews a library card.

See what seeds George O. White Nursery is buying, and when.

MSHP shares a synopsis of several new laws, including the new distracted driving law regarding cell phone use.

MSU-WP Grizzly volleyball hires a new assistance coach, and a new era of Grizzly volleyball began, with the team learning valuable lessons at their first tournament.

Drury University baseball will return to a newly renovated Meador Park for their 2024 season.

The August R-VIII School Board meeting results in the addition of JH baseball and softball; see this and more on B4.

Bill Hansen, Montauk Rural Fire Department, shares information with those living in his district in a letter to the editor, including the date of the annual meeting – September 13.

Rick Mansfield talks about “Endings,” some sad and others not. Larry Dablemont thinks about fall hunting and fishing in “Fish…Don’t Hunt.” Scott Hamilton tells us about a different kind of Easter egg in “The First Easter Egg.”

Montauk State Park will briefly reopen Campground Loop 4, see the dates on B5.

State Auditor Fitzpatrick issued a report on state agencies; it can be found on B5 as well.

Adam Reams pleads guilty to charges of second degree murder in the stabbing death of Billy Hayes, Jr.; the story can be found on B7 of this week’s edition.

You can also keep current with reports from the Licking Police Department, County 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 print edition this week.

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