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In this edition: January 27, 2022

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: Rick Mansfield continues with the greatness theme in “Greatness Grows,” while Larry Dablemont shares a dream of “A Special Place to Remember a Better Time.” Cindy Fronterhouse-Badgett recognizes the past and current years’ challenges and how electronic services at…

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COVID questions abound

By Shari Harris, Publisher Last week’s frigid temperatures and potential for inclement weather occurred at an opportune time for local school districts, as many dismissed classes beginning Wednesday. The break came as students and staff were battling a variety of illnesses, including COVID, influenza and other viruses. Though student attendance at Licking R-VIII on Monday,…

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Governor Parson’s 2022 State of the State Address

Office of Governor, Michael L. Parson JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Mike Parson delivered the 2022 State of the State Address to the Missouri General Assembly on Wednesday, January 19. Following a recap of 2021 and Missouri’s Bicentennial year, Governor Parson proclaimed that Missouri is strong today and will be even stronger tomorrow. Governor Parson’s…

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Texas County bridge maintenance

MoDOT WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. (January 25, 2022) – Route AE in Texas County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge maintenance. Bridgework will be conducted at various locations between Route AH and Route M. Weather permitting; work will take place Monday, Jan. 31…

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In this edition: January 20, 2022

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: Rick Mansfield tells big fish stories in “Greatness in Guiding,” while Larry Dablemont shares duck hunting and canine companions in “Bolt & Lad.” Cindy Fronterhouse-Badgett shares how reading is perfect for winter weather and offers selections from the Licking…

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Seeds of patriotism

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor Licking Memorial VFW Post 6337 held the 2021 – 2022 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Awards Banquet Monday evening. The evening began with prayer by Chaplain Ed Folger and a meal with choice of three entrees, provided by the VFW and Ed and Joyous Folger, with salads, vegetables and…

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Human trafficking

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and while one might think that human trafficking is not an issue in rural areas such as ours, recognizing key indicators can help prevent or stop the crime and help save a life, everywhere. “Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or…

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Licking’s first snowfall of 2022

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor  The first snowfall of 2022 was beautiful to watch as the light flakes tumbled from the skies beginning between 5 and 6 a.m. on Thursday morning in the Licking area. It continued to snow throughout the day and resulted in weather related school dismissals on Thursday and Friday following the…

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