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In this edition: December 8, 2022

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: See advertisements for upcoming area events. Abounding Hope Church will have a Children’s Christmas Store on December 10. See the invitation to the Holiday Remembrance Celebration at Fox Funeral Home. Those wishing to sponsor a second grader’s Christmas picture…

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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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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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Drinking water and wastewater grants awarded to City of Licking

Governor Mike Parson announced Friday that $410 million in grants would be awarded by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to Missouri communities to improve drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructures and to inventory lead service lines. Funding for the grant programs was made available through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State Fiscal Recovery…

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In this edition: November 24, 2022

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: See advertisements for upcoming area events. See where Buckner and Gately Auction Service will be selling items to the highest bidder on Saturday. The TCMH Healthcare Foundation continues the Hospice Online Auction. Licking Chamber of Commerce will host the…

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Licking R-VIII School District selects new superintendent

Licking R-VIII Supt. Office Licking R-VIII School District’s Board of Education finalized interviews Monday evening, November 21, 2022. The Board of Education is pleased to announce the upcoming appointment of Mrs. Telena Haneline as the next Superintendent of Schools. Mrs. Haneline will succeed Mrs. Cristina Wright, who is relocating at the end of the school…

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Volunteer for the Red Kettle Drive

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor Volunteers are needed to “man the kettle” for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive this year. Two-hour shifts are requested but may be shared with others as two one-hour shifts. The calendar sign-up sheet is located at the Red Kettle in the Town & Country Supermarket lobby. The Red Kettle…

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The Ministerial Alliance meets in thanksgiving

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor The Licking Ministerial Alliance held a Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday evening at Boone Creek Baptist Church. The ecumenical Christian group of pastors and church membership shared worship and praise that began with a warm welcome and prayer by Pastor Erin McConnell, Pentecostal Holiness Church. Pastor John Jordan, Rock Springs…

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