CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR, SANTA & PARADE
The Dec. 2 Christmas Craft Sale will begin at 9 a.m. at the Licking VFW Hall. Christmas window judging will be at 10 a.m. Santa will visit with children from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., so bring your cameras. All children getting a photo taken with Santa will receive a stocking. A quilt and teddy bear drawing will be held at noon. The annual toy giveaway will take place at 1:30 at the Licking Mill. The annual Christmas parade begins at 4 p.m., with lineup at 3 p.m. at the high school parking lot. This year’s theme is Christmas Carols.
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, December 2. Visitors are welcome. For more information, leave a message or text SAM at 573-512-0742.
EDGAR SPRINGS CHRISTMAS PARADE
The annual Edgar Springs Christmas parade will be held Saturday, December 16, beginning at 9 a.m., followed by Breakfast with Santa at the fire station. Bring your cameras!
SALVATION ARMY DRIVE
The local Salvation Army Kettle Drive is Saturday, November 18 through Sunday, December 24, at Town & Country Supermarket. Consider donating generously and/or sign up to “man the kettle.” For more information call 573-578-4802.
LRC QUILT RAFFLE
Licking Residential Care is holding a Quilt Raffle. The king-size quilt features quilt blocks made by LRC residents. Stop by the facility to participate. Drawing will be held December 15.
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION MT. ZION CHURCH
All are invited on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m., to the Ninth Annual Christmas Celebration at Mt. Zion Church in Akers, Mo. Enjoy a Christmas message, singing of Christmas carols and a visit from Santa. Please bring an ornament and a memory, picture or story to share. Do not bring food; refreshments will be served. Call 573-247-8706 or 815-866-4419 for more information.
The Houston Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for board of directors. Those interested can submit nominations online at https://houstonmochamber.org by Thursday, November 30. For more information email email@example.com or call 417-217-4399.
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.
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 and confirmation of classes 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.
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.
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!
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 November 30.
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.
Imogene Holland, of Licking, will receive a one-year subscription to The Licking News from Fred and Brenda Rinne, of Licking.
Bonnie Lewis, of Licking, will receive a one-year subscription to The Licking News from Elaine Jones, of Licking. Happy Birthday!
Edna Adams, of Flushing, N.Y., will receive a one-year subscription to The Licking News from Helen Holden, of West Hartford, Conn.
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