Obituary – Shirley C. Lewis

Shirley Colleen Lewis was born on September 19, 1935, in Licking, Mo. to Glen and Louise (Lee) Leadford. She departed this life on February 22, 2021, at the age of 85, in Houston, Mo. Shirley was united in marriage to Darrell Lewis on December 10, 1955. She had three sons, Rick Dablemont and wife, Sharon,…

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In honor of FFA Week

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor National FFA Week is celebrated this week, Feb. 20 – Feb. 27, by FFA chapters around the country, including our own Licking Future Farmers of America chapter. The weeklong tradition began in 1948 in recognition of George Washington’s example and legacy as a leader and farmer. Activities have been somewhat…

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In this edition: February 25, 2021

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: Don’t miss information on catch-and-keep trout fishing season, which begins March 1 at Missouri trout parks, including Montauk State Park. Rick Mansfield describes “Growing Up?” Cindy Fronterhouse-Badgett tells the benefits of reading in Bookends from the Licking Library. The…

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Need a little TLC?

By Shari Harris, Publisher TLC Alternative Health, located on south U.S. 63 at High Country Timber and Stone, opened in September 2020 to provide a local option for those seeking an alternative answer to illness. Tammy Barnes, ND, CAHP, CNHP, offers an analysis to find the issues, then works on those issues a layer at…

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Texas County Coroner 2020 Annual Report

By Shari Harris, Publisher Texas County Coroner Marie Lasater released her 2020 Annual Report. The county had 302 deaths and several goals set by the coroner for the year were accomplished. Out of the 302 cases, 143 involved those on hospice or living in nursing homes. The coroner responded to 68 scenes and transported 31…

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Wildcats finish in District semifinals

By Shari Harris, Publisher The Wildcats didn’t let the cold weather slow them down, and entered the first round of Districts like a team on fire. In a home game against Bourbon, the ‘Cats jumped to an early 27-9 lead at the end of the first quarter, with two slam-dunks by Wilson Murray feeding the…

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Lady ‘Cats end regular season with wins

By Shari Harris, Publisher The snow and ice of the past two weeks played havoc with high school sports’ schedules. But some last minute scrambling by Coach Rissler and Mr. Dunn, games were arranged to get the Lady ‘Cats back on the court and ready for Districts. Photos by Shari Harris Friday evening, Feb. 19,…

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Coming Events February 25, 2021

CANCELED JOHN NABITY/ST. JOHN FISH FRY The Second Annual John Nabity/St. John Fish Fry scheduled for Friday, Feb. 26 has been canceled. TOTTINGHAM MEMORIAL 5K RUN/WALK Community Betterment Y.O.U.T.H. is hosting the Tottingham Memorial 5K Run/Walk at 11 a.m. at the Justice Center in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 27. Check-in is at 10 a.m. There…

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Classifieds: Feb. 25 – Mar. 3, 2021

For Sale: For Sale: Black walnuts, one-pound bag for $10. Call Joyce at 417-967-3143.                  H/44/1tp For Sale: Home electric chair lift, excellent condition, best offer; Shark electric carpet sweeper, brand new, 417-260-7900.                     H/44/1tp For Sale: Closeout on new discontinued tires and new tires. We also have lots of used tires. OK Tire, Houston,…

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Obituary – Paul R. Lavely

Paul Ray Lavely, 86, passed away on February 20, 2021, in Licking Mo. He was born January 10, 1935, to James Walter and Sally Avarilla Lavely. Preceding Paul in death are his parents; brothers, Harold Dean Lavely, James Walter Lavely, Robert Lee Lavely and Donald Wayne Lavely. Survivors include his sons, James Lavely, Mark Lavely…

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