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In this edition: August 4, 2022

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: Rick Mansfield, Reflections from the Road, tells the story of “Two Farmers,” and two friends. Larry Dablemont shares “A Sure-Fire ’Coon Remedy.” The Texas County Museum of Art & History is in its 18th year, and is urging all…

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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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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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LPHC 4th Annual Bike Show

    By Christy Porter, Managing Editor The LPHC 4th Annual Bike Show was held Saturday at the Licking Pentecostal Holiness Church, again providing the opportunity for bikers, junior bikers, community organizations, friends and families to meet, share stories and visit, have fun and win prizes. Photos by Christy Porter Photos by Christy Porter Greeting…

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In this edition: July 21, 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! Sometimes it’s hard to grasp the word and concept of “Free,” explains Rick Mansfield in Reflections from the Road. Larry Dablemont shares…

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