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Coming Events August 4, 2022

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The Chamber of Commerce will now hold their monthly meetings at the Licking Bridge Builders, 114 Green Street. The next meeting will be Thursday, August 4, at 7 p.m. KIDS FREE FISHING DAY Montauk State Park will hold a Summer’s End Kids Free Fishing Day on Saturday, August 6. Fishing tags are…

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Classifieds: August 4 – August 10, 2022

Yard/Garage Sale: Indoor Yard Sale: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, August 4; 9 a.m. -noon Friday, August 5, 117 E. South Oak Crest Dr, Houston Proceeds benefit Pregnancy Resource Center in Houston. Rain or shine               H/15/1tc Multi-Family Yard Sale: All day Friday and until noon Saturday, 3 miles south of Houston on Hwy.…

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Eastbound U.S. Route 60 in Texas County reduced for pavement repairs

MoDOT WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. – Eastbound U.S. Route 60 in Texas County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. The section of roadway is located 2 miles east of Cabool, Mo., near Route AV. Weather permitting; work will be performed Monday, August 8, from 6:30 a.m. to…

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Obituary – Jacqueline “Jackie” Jackson

Jacqueline Carol Jackson, 76, of Licking, Mo., passed away on July 21, 2022, at her home. She was born March 8, 1946, in Modesto, Calif., to Jack Williams and Maudie Mace. Jackie spent her early childhood in Modesto, Calif. After the passing of her mother, Jackie moved with her uncle, Jap Mace, to Roby, Mo.,…

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Obituary – Scotty L. Wade

Scotty Lee Wade passed away July 18, 2022, at the age of 73, in his home “On The Edge” near Boiling Springs. Scotty was born March 13, 1949, to Leslie and Vera Wade. He was raised with his sister Charolette and younger brother Randy. Scotty graduated from Licking High School in 1967 and went on…

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Local veterans honored with Quilts of Valor

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor Licking Girl Scout Troop 10269 honored area veterans, including one of their own, on Monday, July 18, at Licking VFW Post 6337. Post members and veterans from different conflicts and military branches received Quilts of Valor along with signed cards from the Girl Scout troop that unequivocally conveyed, “Thank you…

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In this edition: July 28, 2022

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: See this week’s edition for the election notices and don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, August 2! Will a visit by Rick Mansfield, Reflections from the Road, to an iconic eatery bring back “Hats, Checks and Courtesy?” Larry Dablemont…

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Road Rally weekend

The Missouri Ozark Rally will be held in southern Texas County this Saturday, July 30. The action begins with the Parc Expose at the Texas County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Rally organizers explain this is where fans can see the cars up close and meet the drivers. A spectator point will allow…

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Severe drought in Texas County

By Shari Harris, Publisher Governor Parson signed an executive order on July 21 calling upon the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to activate the Drought Assessment Committee and the associated drought impact teams. According to a drought map released by the National Drought Mitigation Center the same day, Texas and surrounding counties are among…

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Mental health issues increase in Gen Z

By Winter Murray, 2022 Summer Intern Mental health is a major problem. There are increased behavioral issues at schools, more people of all ages are turning to drugs and alcohol, overwhelming pressures exist in our society, and a growing number of people are unable to sustain employment due to mental health issues, impacting the work…

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