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In this edition: October 21, 2021

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: Rick Mansfield shares the costs and benefits of raw “Honey.” Larry Dablemont returns to Canada for “The Golden Bass” that got away. The Noah Coleman Daughters of the American Revolution present a Quilt of Valor. The Licking News intern,…

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Health Fair is scheduled for Nov. 2 at TCMH

TCMH HOUSTON, Mo. – Texas County Memorial Hospital is hosting a community health fair on Tuesday, November 2, from 7 am to 9 am, in the Jayson Gentry Community Safe Room on the TCMH campus. This health fair will be a great opportunity for a comprehensive check of your health in a convenient setting. TCMH…

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Fall Festival at the Licking Mill

  By Shari Harris, Publisher Licking Downtown, Inc., held their annual Fall Festival fundraiser Saturday at the Licking Mill. In addition to the Bushwacker Band, there were vendors, storytelling, mill tours, raffles, a pumpkin parade, ham & beans, and new this year was an old-fashioned quilt turning. Suzie Blackburn was three or more places at…

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In this edition: October 14, 2021

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: Rick Mansfield tells of one who chased “Rainbows and Waterfalls,” or did he? Larry Dablemont wonders what stories they could tell in this week’s column, “Knives.” Licking Residential Care announces the August Employee of the Month. Museum Muses still…

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One Veteran’s story

Everyone has a story, and so in honor of Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, four of our Vietnam Veterans have willingly shared their military service stories. They almost “tag teamed” in their service in Vietnam, beginning in 1965 through 1971. Ed Folger’s story, as told to Christy Porter, Managing Editor. Ed Folger was born in New…

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Five air ambulances respond near Edgar Springs

By Shari Harris, Publisher A two-vehicle head-on crash resulted in serious injuries to five individuals and required the response of five air ambulances to the site on U.S. Highway 63, one mile south of Edgar Springs. The accident happened at 3:44 p.m. on Saturday, October 9. A Licking family was southbound in a 2019 Nissan…

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Edgar Springs citizen-initiated audit results

State Auditor Galloway JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A report from State Auditor Nicole Galloway finds that the city of Edgar Springs in Phelps County has implemented some recommendations from her 2020 audit, but that other concerns remain. The November 2020 audit of Edgar Springs was initiated through a petition of city residents. That audit highlighted…

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Sonshine & Rainbows visited by LRVFD

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor Students at Sonshine and Rainbows Day School had an exciting learning experience on Tuesday, September 28, when the Licking Rural Volunteer Fire Department came to visit. Arrival at the planned visit with the students ran a little late as the fire department had received an earlier call, and had gone…

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