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Shooting incidents in Roby

By Sheriff Scott Lindsey, Texas County Sheriff’s Dept. The Texas County Sheriff’s Office has responded to a residence in Roby for two separate shooting incidents within a three-day period, resulting in two arrests and one person injured. On June 30, 2022, at approximately 1:10 a.m. deputies and the sheriff were dispatched to a residence on…

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Obituary – Teresa V. Adams

Teresa Vilene Adams was born in Chaffee, Mo., on February 3, 1958, to Garland Dean and Ina Vern Adams. She passed away on June 18, 2022, in Licking, Mo. Teresa was unlucky in love and devoted her life to raising her three children, Brian Adams, Cynthia (Adams) Atkinson and Bobby Williams. Teresa also had a…

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Arrest in cold case homicide investigation

By Scott K. Lindsey, Texas Co. Sheriff On November 10, 2007, the body of Ricky Luebbert was discovered at a residence on Route H in Texas County near the community of Tyrone. An investigation and autopsy determined that Luebbert died as a result of a gunshot wound. The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Texas…

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IECA members meeting returns to the park

Intercounty Electric Cooperative Association (IECA) held their 2022 Annual Meeting of the Membership on Friday, June 24, at the Old City Park in Licking. More than 1,000 members, their guests, vendors and IECA employees were in attendance at the event, which included the business meeting, a health fair, a craft fair, entertainment by The Marks…

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In this edition: June 30, 2022

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: In keeping with the Independence Day holiday and the summer season, check out the stories on fireworks safety, safe driving, summer cooling tips for your home and cool gardening tips for hot days. Rick Mansfield reflects on timeless literature,…

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County has first heat-related death for 2022

Marie Lasater, F-ABMDI, Texas County Coroner Sadly, Texas County saw its first heat-related death on the first day of summer this year. In 2021, we lost three citizens due to high temperatures, all of which were preventable. Please be mindful of the temperature, and be sure to drink water throughout the day, taking water with…

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Archives of 1949

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor As we have closed out the 2021-2022 school year at Licking R-VIII and we are enjoying the assistance and mentorship of our summer intern, Winter Murray, a timely call came into the office. Melvalee DeWeese Watson called regarding other business, and when resolved, she said, “I have a copy of…

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Log Yard Cleanup July 9

Submitted The Ozark Heritage Project (OHP) will be hosting its 14th Lower Current River Cleanup this coming Saturday, July 9. The event is sponsored by Blazer Boats of Ellington, Town & Country Bank of Salem, along with perennial sponsors Tom and Della Bedell of Van Buren, owners of The Landing. Numerous other businesses from around…

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IECA Youth Tour

Submitted LICKING, Mo. (June 23, 2022) – After two years of virtual tours, the Youth Tour headed back to Washington this year. The seven-day tour provides an action-filled week for high school students, offering them opportunities to learn firsthand what it is like to be involved in politics, leadership positions, community service and today’s pressing…

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First Baptist VBS

By Andrea Faber Another successful year of Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church is gone. It was a good time with an average of 21 kids per night. This year was, “The Mighty God…God leads Moses and me.” We learned how God loves us, calls us, saves us, guides us and cares for us.…

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