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In this edition: December 28, 2023

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

The 2023 Year in Review: January – March, began this week, watch for more highlights of the past year.

A very Happy 90th Birthday to the Jackson twins!

Season’s Greetings from Progressive Ozark Bank in Licking, and see their holiday hours!

A note of thanks from The Licking News to all who make your community newspaper possible, and a wish for health and happiness in 2024.

See this week’s Licking R-VIII Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Rinne Tire Pros; and keep up with the Licking R-VIII sports schedules.

Due to rising costs The Licking News will have a rate increase in 2024, but a gift subscription to The Licking News is still a gift that continues giving for an entire year.

Phelps County R-III School students shared this magical season at Licking Residential Care.

See a delightful gingerbread house made and shared in Licking.

Lee Ann Akins, Branch Librarian, updates us on new items at the Licking Library Branch, and shares ongoing activities.

Texas County Memorial Hospital recognized their employees, announced a planned blood drive, gave the results of the online auction for Hospice of Care, and shared that they are the recipients of a $25,000 grant.

Licking’s Mike O’Brien, a retired officer, has a polished diabetes program from Phelps Health that has put him on the right track for better health.

Rick Mansfield shares his thoughts on “Where to Now?” in Reflections from the Road.

Larry Dablemont shares a family story about “The Borrowed Shotgun.”

Tech Talk’s Scott Hamilton continued a series on the moon with “Why Does the Moon Change Shape?”

Linda Mondy has submitted a “Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes & Apples” recipe in this week’s Ozarks Cooks.

Plan now to participate in a “First Day Hike in one of Missouri’s state parks and historic sites.

A 14-week session begins soon if you would like to “Be a 2024 MG (Master Gardener).”

MFA Oil announced distribution of $19.9 million to co-op members.

You can also keep current with reports from the Licking Police Department, County Courthouse, Sheriff 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.

Online subscriptions of The Licking News are available, either combined with or without a print edition.

The Licking News print edition may be picked up at these fine locations: in Licking, Town & Country Supermarket, Corner Express, Rinne Fast & Friendly, Casey’s General Store, Dollar General, Rinne Pharmacy, Route 63 Liquor, Friend Lumber Company, Feedlot Cafe, Country Crafts & Flea Market, and at the office counter or at the paper box in front of The Licking News office; in Houston, Corner Express and Casey’s General Store; in Salem at The Salem News Office; in Edgar Springs at Dollar General, and in Success at Pittman’s Store.

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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