Area News

In this edition: July 29, 2021

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: Rick Mansfield comments on “Changing Times,” the good and the bad, and Larry Dablemont accurately describes “Big Fish and Bad Poetry.” Librarian Cindy Fronterhouse-Badgett wraps up the Summer Reading Program and teases about upcoming activities in children’s programming and…

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TCMT21-Introducing people to the real Jesus

  By Christy Porter, Managing Editor The Texas County Mission Team shared Jesus with each other and area-wide residents July 7 through July 11. Based at Simmons Baptist Camp, 50 campers ranging from finishing seventh graders to the adult leadership began an amazing week with a great evening, according to TCMT Director Trevor Sudheimer. “It…

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In this edition: July 22, 2021

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: Rick Mansfield discusses “Temptation,” and shares others’ thoughts on it as well, and Larry Dablemont gives pointers on “Crawdads… Bait and Breakfast.” Busy activities continue through the summer at the Texas County Museum of Art & History, read about…

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Stealing Arrest

By Sheriff Scott K. Lindsey, Texas County Sheriff’s Dept. HOUSTON, Mo. – On July 15, 2021, the Texas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a stolen wood splitter from a property on V Highway in the Raymondville area. The victim reported information about a possible suspect in the theft as well. Deputies traveled to…

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All-day event at Kissiar Sunflower Patch

Submitted Kissiar Sunflower Patch in Licking will host a season-opening event from 11 a.m. to sunset on Saturday, July 31. The community-oriented event will feature food vendors, novelties and a candlelight vigil that owners and event organizers John and Cherie Kissiar expect will light up the sunflower patch. Visitors to the Patch can “adopt” sunflowers…

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“Set Apart” Lock- in

  Submitted by Larissa Satterfield Ninety-five area teens led by a crew of a crew of over 33 adults had over 12 hours of fun that began Friday evening at the Licking Assembly of God. The evening started with a lasagna dinner held in the church coffee room, which was decorated from top to bottom…

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The success of Old Success – Part One

  By Christy Porter, Managing Editor Special thanks to Lena McCoy Ward, of Houston, Joan (Cavaness) Brannam, of Success, and Historian Rick J. Gunter, of Sparta, for their contributions and help with this historical narrative. If you’re going west from Licking on Highway 32 or northwest from Houston on MO-17, you are on your way…

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The 36th Annual Rt. 63 Car & Bike Show

By Alyssa Kennedy, Intern and Christy Porter, Managing Editor Saturday was definitely a day to remember at Old City Park! The weather cooperated beautifully as the Rt. 63 Car Club held their 36th Annual Rt. 63 Car & Bike Show. The showcase of motorcycles and vehicles, a majority being timeless classics, numbered over 100. Entrants,…

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