GUN AND QUILT RAFFLE
The Fleet Reserve Association FRA Branch 364 is holding a Gun, Quilt and Large Ceramic Planter Raffle. The raffles are in support of college scholarships. For more information call David Herndon at 417-967-0661.
COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIONIST MEETING
The Common Sense Conservationists will be meeting from 7 – 8 p.m. at the rural fire department building, Houston, next to the Texas County Library on Thursday, September 14.
FALL FESTIVAL QUILT TURNING
Quilters wanting to participate in the quilt turning at the Annual Fall Festival should complete and return a registration form at TJ’s Flowers or The Licking News office before Friday, Sept. 15. Don’t miss the chance to show your favorite quilts!
FALL FESTIVAL VENDOR NOTICE
Vendors must register for booth space by Friday, September 15, for the annual Fall Festival/Pickin’ on the Porch to benefit the Licking Mill. Contact Joan Brannam at 573-674-2547 or see her at TJ’s Flowers to register. The festival will be held at the Licking Mill on Saturday, Sept. 23.
K OF C FISH FRY
The Knights of Columbus are hosting a Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, at St. John the Baptist church in Licking. All proceeds benefit the St. Mark building expansion project.
ART ON THE ROCK
A “Love Bugs on the Rock” art class will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. or a Sip ‘n Paint class from 6 to 9 p.m., with Susan, at Big Rock Candy Mountain on Friday, September 15. Contact Roger at 573-247-6865 to reserve a seat.
LRFD OPEN HOUSE
The Licking Rural Fire Department is having an Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the firehouse on Saturday, September 16. Make plans to attend!
50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Licking Bridge Builders is celebrating their 50th Anniversary from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, at the Licking Senior Center.
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, September 16. This is Hat Day! Visitors are welcome. For more information, leave a message or text SAM at 573-512-0742.
BOONE CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH HOMECOMING
Celebrating their 169th year, Boone Creek Baptist Church will host a homecoming, with music by Roy Bond and Kirby Clark at 10:15 a.m., followed with a service by Fred Bobe, on Sunday, September 17. Lunch will follow. Bring your favorite dish.
ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC
St. John the Baptist will host the annual three church picnic beginning at 12 p.m. at the Licking Rodeo Grounds pavilion on Sunday, September 17. Bring a side dish and your family for good food, fun and fellowship.
MO TROUT FISHERMAN’S ASSOC. TOURNAMENT
The Missouri Trout Fisherman’s Association is holding a Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 16, and Sunday, Sept. 17, at Montauk State Park.
WILDCAT TRAVEL CLUB INFORMATION MEETING
The Wildcat Travel Club will hold an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Hall, Licking, on Monday, September 18.
STORM SIREN TESTING
Testing of the Licking storm sirens is scheduled to take place at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 21.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
The Licking Friends of the Library will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, at the Licking Library. New members are welcome.
DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF PHELPS COUNTY MEETING
The Democratic Club of Phelps County will hold a General Meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Phelps County Courthouse Community Meeting Room on Thursday, September 21. All are welcome to attend.
UNITED JOY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
“Let’s Go,” a United Joy Women’s Conference, will be held 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, at Cabool Second Baptist Church. Register online at https://tcba.site/. Includes small breakfast and lunch. No childcare is provided.
RIDE FOR A REASON & POKER RUN
The 1st Annual Ride for a Reason & Poker Run for G-Ma Pam’s Rack Pack will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30. Line up is at 9 a.m.; ride begins at 10 a.m. at Boiling Springs Resort. All rigs are welcome for this ride. For information or to register call Kassi at 417-818-2488 or stop by Right Away Rent-to-Own, Licking.
FREE E-WASTE RECYCLING
A free electronic waste recycling event will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 603 Main Street, Cabool, on Saturday, September 30. For more information contact 417-247-7875.
“ABCs OF MEDICARE”
The Phelps Health EnrollU team will host an “ABCs of Medicare” class to answer questions on the different Medicare plans prior to enrollment. Classes are free and open to the public at 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, October 2, in the Private Dining Room 2 at Phelps Health. Refreshments will be provided. To reserve a spot call 573-458-3676.
FREE MOVIE NIGHT
Intercounty Electric Cooperative is hosting a free movie night on Saturday, October 7, at Old City Park, Licking. “Hocus Pocus” will be shown, beginning at dark.
CRUISE-IN FOR THE KIDS
Piney River Fraternal Order of Eagles 3911 will hold the annual Texas County Cruise-In for the Kids from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Simple Grow parking lot, Houston, on Saturday, October 7. Proceeds go to Shop with a Hero. Classic cars, trucks and motorcycles welcome. Dash plaques, door prizes, silent auction, food and craft vendors. For more info call 417-260-5551.
OZARK FESTIVAL OF QUILTS SHOW
The Piece & Plenty Quilt Guild will host the Ozark Festival of Quilts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 7 and from 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, at Rolla Middle School, 1111 Soest Rd., Rolla. Over 200 quilts will be displayed and demonstrations will be held. For more information see the Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild Facebook page or visit www.pieceandplenty.com.
OZARKS OLDER IRON CLUB FALL SHOW
The Ozarks Older Iron Club Fall Show will be held Friday, October 13, and Saturday, October 14. There is free admission, free parking and fun for the whole family.
SIDE-BY-SIDE RIDE FUNDRAISER
The Licking Rural Fire Department and the Licking Senior Center will hold a Side-by-Side Ride Fundraiser with line-up at 9:30 a.m. at the Licking Senior Center on Saturday, October 28. Lunch will be at Bo’s Hollow, and a sack lunch is an option.
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.
The 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 September, with a rain date 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 September 21.
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.
Debbie Benson, of Licking, will receive a one-year subscription to The Licking News from Don Benson, of Licking.
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