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In this edition: February 8, 2024

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

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. T.J.’s Flowers and Gifts will have chocolate covered strawberries (pre-order) and more; and Woody’s Flowers has Tumbleweed bouquets and more!

Licking Downtown’s Third Annual Fish Fry to benefit the Licking Mill is coming up, with food, entertainment (Herman Hall), a raffle and an auction!

Show your support for our Licking FFA; place an ad in The Licking News annual edition coming out during FFA Week 2024 that showcases their accomplishments.

See this week’s Licking R-VIII HS/JH Learner of the Week, sponsored by Hawn Law Office, Elementary Learner of the Week, sponsored by Kinder Feed & Farm, and the Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Rinne Tire Pros; and keep up with the Licking R-VIII sports schedules.

A gift subscription to The Licking News is still a gift that continues giving for an entire year.

A Valentine’s Party will be held on February 14, at Licking Bridge Builders Senior Center.

Licking R-VIII announced students that are on the Junior High and High School Honor Roll and High Honor Roll.

The SBU Women’s Basketball team loses the second match up of the season with Drury.

Lee Ann Akins, Branch Librarian, updates us on new items at the Licking Library Branch, encourages a “Blind Date with a Book,” and provides information on services and events.

The Texas County Health Department reported more flu cases this past week in Texas County.

Operation Christmas Child’s Shoebox collection had a record-breaking year.

The State of Missouri is observing Earthquake Awareness Month and SEMA gives important information about the risks and protection.

Lindy Mondy submitted a warming recipe for “Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken & Rice Soup.”

Rick Mansfield encourages accountability and responsibility in “Sealed,’” in this week’s Reflections from the Road.

Scott Hamilton returns to ancestral technology in the “The Dirt Battery,” in this week’s Tech Talk.

Remember the new dialing procedure for the 573 area code coming February 24; get the details.

Missouri Department of Conservation reminds hunters to apply for spring managed turkey hunts.

Sheriff Scott Lindsey shares the news from January that includes budget plans and a new detective position in this week’s Behind the Blue.

Circuit Judge Bill Hickle is seeking re-election in the 25th Judicial Circuit and Jennifer Hugenot is seeking a seat on the Texas County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors.

You can also keep current with reports from the Licking Rural Fire Department, County Coroner, Texas County Health Department, the County Commission, 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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