Area News

In this edition: November 26, 2020

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: Check out area businesses and be in the know about where to shop local with those who are participating in Licking’s Small Business Saturday! Read the changes in the state’s K-12 school quarantine guidelines, and get the details about…

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Lawsuit filed against City of Edgar Springs

The Licking News In a lawsuit filed by the Freedom Center of Missouri, Edgar Springs resident Rebecca Varney is fighting the city for the right to go to City Hall. The lawsuit stems from a notice Varney received saying that she would be cited for trespassing if she returned to City Hall. “If government is…

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State of Missouri Public Health Warning

The country is currently experiencing an extreme outbreak of COVID-19. As we move from fall into the winter months, respiratory illnesses spread more rapidly as people move indoors and environmental conditions change. COVID-19 is following that pattern. The risks will become more serious with the onset of flu season. Every state is affected. Every community…

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Memorial for the Fallen

                            Licking VFW Post 6337 led a touching Memorial for the Fallen service on Wednesday at 11 a.m., the 11th day of the 11th month, at Licking’s Memorial Park. Many attendees stood in honor of our veterans with tears in their eyes.…

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Storm Lumber: Still milling after 48-years

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor Established by Don Storm in 1972 with five employees, Storm Lumber has experienced substantial growth over the past 48 years. Don was hands-on in the early 1970s, when brother Dale Storm came on board as an overseer and plant manager. Don then moved into a mainly administrative position. Storm worked…

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In this edition: November 19, 2020

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: Recent information for Licking R-VIII is provided from the November School Board Meeting. Larry Dablemont discourses on deer hunting, and Tech Talk shares information on the current “Social Media Uproar.” Rick Mansfield salutes those who served our country. Licking…

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Drug/Stealing arrest

By Sheriff Scott K. Lindsey On November 11, 2020, Texas County Deputies responded to a stealing complaint on Tower Lane in the Eunice area. A couple reported returning to their campsite at Gist Ranch and discovering a person that had loaded their tent into a vehicle. Deputies contacted the suspect and a search of his…

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Perfectly chilly weather for a Cook Off

Oh, the weather outside was chilly Friday evening, but at Licking Pentecostal Holiness Church it was warm and the chili was hot with all the fixings. LPHC hosted a Chili and Cobbler Cook Off, sponsored by the Men’s and Women’s Ministries. All proceeds from the Cook Off will support their outreach programs. There were 11…

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Domestic Assault arrest

By Sheriff Scott K. Lindsey On November 9, 2020, a Texas County Deputy responded to a domestic disturbance on Fisher Drive in the Houston area. A female subject reported a physical altercation had occurred with a male, later identified as Benjamin Hickcox. The female stated Hickcox had pushed and choked her. Hickcox was located by…

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