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In this edition: April 18, 2024

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: A Fish Fry Benefit, Pie Auction and live music by James Vankirk will be held on Saturday for Paul Wade who is recovering from an accident. Licking Aquatic Center is accepting applications for lifeguards and concession help. Turtle Cove…

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FFA students lobby for Shafer Road

Four members of the Licking FFA Chapter met with legislators from the Missouri House and Senate to lobby for the funding, repair and maintenance of Shafer Road. On Tuesday, April 8, Tessa Lucas, Jd Fox, Josie Gifford and Adam Hagler met with Representative Cody Smith, the House Budget Chairperson; Representative Dean Plocher, Speaker of the…

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In this edition: April 11, 2024

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: The Stanley Jones Singers will be at the New Life Freewill Baptist Church on Sunday. Dalton Harper will be featured at a Gospel Singing on Saturday at Anutt Community Church. A Benefit Fish Fry will be held for Paul…

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Eclipse fever comes to southern Missouri

By Shari Harris, Publisher People flocked to southern Missouri and Arkansas Monday for a chance to see a total eclipse of the sun. Festivals and gatherings were held in many towns, and though Licking wasn’t in the path of totality, Monday’s concert by Moonshine Xpress to raise funds for the Licking Mill offered people a…

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George O. White celebrated 90 years

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor George O White Nursery celebrated 90-years of productivity on Saturday with tours of the facility and in the field, a luncheon, free souvenirs, a visit from Smoky the Bear, a fishing clinic and an operation demonstration of a portable sawmill. Staff conducted tours that took visitors through the processes of…

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Caribbean fine dining at Hopyskitchen

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor “A Buen Tiempo!” is a standard greeting in the Dominican Republican at mealtime, shares Hope Domenech, the owner of Hopyskitchen, who is from the Dominican Republic. Translated, it means, “You came at a good time to eat!” “I want my customers to come in, sit down, relax and enjoy a…

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Shafer Road meeting announced

A meeting has been organized by Rep. Bennie Cook and the Friends of Shafer Road to discuss improvements to the route. It will be held Thursday evening, April 18, at 6:30 p.m., at the Licking Senior Center on Green Street. Rep. Cook has invited several officials to the meeting to hear the reports of those…

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Election results show several close contests

The unofficial results of the Tuesday, April 4, 2024, General Municipal Election have been released. In Texas County, 2,773 ballots were cast, out of 16,569 registered voters (16.74%). In Phelps County, 2,165 ballots were cast, out of 26,063 registered voters (8.31%). The importance of every vote was emphasized in this election. A Houston School Board…

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In this edition: April 4, 2024

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: Buckner & Gately Auction Service will begin the bidding on Saturday for another great sale. See this week’s Licking R-VIII Elementary Learner of the Week sponsored by Kinder Plant Food, HS/JH Learner of the Week sponsored by Hawn Law…

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TCMH Surgical Center Grand Opening

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor Amid much excitement the eagerly anticipated Texas County Memorial Hospital Surgical Center held a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening last Friday, March 29. TCMH Interim CEO Bill Bridges welcomed the many attendees and invited TCMH Chaplain President Leon Slape to offer an Invocation. “The strategic planning for this project began…

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