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In this edition: May 19, 2022

The Class of 2022 from Licking High School are recognized by parents, grandparents, family, friends and area businesses in The Licking News special pull-out section this week. In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: Rick Mansfield expresses the value and his appreciation for those who are…

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Public invited to honor four veterans at Military Honors Funeral

By Shari Harris, Publisher A Military Honors Funeral will be provided for four unclaimed veterans beginning at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, thanks to the Missing in America Project (MIAP) in cooperation with the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Mountain Grove, Holman Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon, the Texas County Coroner, and…

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Junk Derby 2022

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor The weather cooperated beautifully with sunny skies for the second annual Junk Derby 2022 held on Saturday at Old Mill Street in Licking. A consistent flow of attendees kept vendors engaged while public service participants readily provided information and assistance. Suzie Blackburn gave Licking Mill tours throughout the day, sharing…

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In this edition: May 12, 2022

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: Rick Mansfield writes of “The Little Things,” and how taking care of the little things takes care of the big things. Larry Dablemont goes fish-hunting, or… is “Hunting a Good Place to Fish.” Texas County Museum of Art &…

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Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor The Licking Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast was held early Thursday morning on the National Day of Prayer, May 5, 2022, at Fox Fire Station Community Room. “This annual event is an opportunity for everyone to get together and pray for the community, eat a hearty breakfast and visit. Everyone is always…

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Special Election results

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor Texas County Clerk Peggy Seyler certified the City of Licking Special Election results on Friday, May 6. Linda Breedlove with 53 votes will be sworn in as Alderman Ward II at the next Licking City Council meeting. It was a close contest, with incumbent Mike Aiken receiving 50 votes. His…

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New pastoral leadership

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor Reverend Gary Parker has joined the New Life Free Will Baptist Church as its new pastor and will begin his leadership role on Sunday, May 15. He and his wife, Sharon, have both called the St. Louis area home, and Gary lived for a short time in Salem. Gary accepted…

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AL Post #41 recognizes two LHS students

Submitted Annually, American Legion Post #41 in Houston, Mo., recognizes high school students from around the county for exceptional citizenship in their community. These students are all familiar, in varying degrees, with the history of our country. They know that our way of life didn’t “just happen.” It is the product of work and an…

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