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Mill alight with Christmas cheer

By Shari Harris, Publisher The annual Lighting of the Mill was enjoyed by a group of 50 or more Saturday evening, marking the onset of Christmas festivities in Licking. Ava Walker and Kylee Rinne sang Christmas carols from the porch, then everyone moved inside where Santa Claus visited with children and carolers joined together in…

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In this edition: December 1, 2022

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: See advertisements for upcoming area events. Licking Chamber of Commerce will host the Licking Christmas Celebration on December 3. See the invitation to the Holiday Remembrance Celebration at Fox Funeral Home. Registrations are going on now for Missouri State…

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A community shares a Thanksgiving meal

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor The Licking Assembly of God hosted their 4th Annual Community Thanksgiving Meal on Thanksgiving Day at their fellowship hall. The community event was open to all, at no cost. Brother Harvey Hoffman welcomed everyone and shared a heartfelt prayer of blessing and thanksgiving before attendees partook of the meal. The…

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Licking sweeps Big Cat Classic

By Shari Harris, Publisher Wildcats and Lady ‘Cats, along with many of their supporters, traveled Highway 32 east to Salem on Tuesday, November 22, to take on the Salem Tigers in the Big Cat Classic, sponsored by Town & Country Bank. The junior varsity girls started the show at 4 p.m., and the varsity boys…

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Officials expect East Gate bridge to open in late January

By Brian Hill, Ft. Leonard Wood FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (November 22, 2022) – Officials with Fort Leonard Wood’s Directorate of Public Works say the improvements being made to the bridge that connects J Highway to the installation just outside the East Gate is scheduled for a late January completion. The East Gate remains closed…

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Barker earns Stars & Stripes Award

Submitted Hannah Rose Barker recently earned the Star & Stripes Award. This award is the highest that can be earned by a member of the American Heritage Girls, a Christian service scouting organization. Barker is one of only 21 girls in the state of Missouri to have earned the award in the program’s 26-year history.…

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Coming Events December 1, 2022

LICKING CHRISTMAS The annual Licking Christmas celebration will be Saturday, December 3, in downtown Licking. The VFW hosts a Christmas Bazaar beginning at 9 a.m., and Santa will be there to visit with children and provide photo opportunities for parents from 11 to 1. The Book Nook has a book giveaway for children at the…

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Classifieds: December 1 – December 7, 2022

Yard/Garage Sale: Moving Sale: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, Dec. 1-3. 107 Remington Circle, Houston. Wagner-Griswold decorations, Christmas lights, kitchenware, games, books, coats, winter wear. 2 sets of golf clubs, lots of stuff. Joe Morrison, 417-260-6006. H/32/1tp For Sale: For Sale: Handcrafted quilts made in the Ozarks. Available at the Rock House…

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Obituary – Beverlea G. Knight

Beverlea Geraldean Knight, age 85, of San Felipe, Texas, passed away Friday, November 25, 2022, in Katy, Texas. Beverlea was born May 23, 1937, to Glen and Louise Leadford in Licking, Mo. She attended the Licking schools and graduated in 1955. In 1961, she and her first husband, Leroy Keaton, moved to Texas and left…

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Obituary – Goldie “Nadine” Nelson

Goldie Nadine Nelson, who preferred Nadine, was born on August 10, 1936, in Salem, Mo. She was called to rest on November 24, 2022, at the age of 86. Nadine was married to Howard Nelson, who preceded her in death in 1996. She was also preceded in death by their only child, Dewayne Lee Nelson,…

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