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Texas County receives Bicentennial banner

Mo. House of Rep. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  – The State of Missouri is preparing for the New Year, one that holds special importance for the Show Me State, as Missouri will celebrate its 200th anniversary of receiving statehood on August 10, 2021. To help commemorate the historic event, each county in the state has been…

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2020 Year in Review January – June

  2020 Year in Review January – June By Christy Porter, Managing Editor While many circumstances and our way of life changed dramatically in 2020, the goodness, the stability, and the solidity of our community remained unchanged. We here at The Licking News appreciated community support and continued to report the good and the bad,…

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In this edition: December 31, 2020

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: Rick Mansfield says “A Really Good Prayer,” Jessica shared fun things that have happened at Licking Residential Care, and the Old Timer remembers another local citizen, Lee Roy Maxey. Cindy updates us with the newest books that are available…

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Pursuit/Burglary Arrest

Texas County Sheriff’s Department On December 22, 2020, a Texas County Deputy patrolling Baxter Road in the Licking area spotted a vehicle being operated by John Weaver. Weaver was wanted on felony arrest warrants and was a suspect in a burglary investigation. The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle and Weaver…

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Toy Drive expands to Texas County

By Shari Harris, Publisher Studio Bee in Houston was the location for a toy giveaway on Wednesday, Dec. 23. The parking lot filled with cars and youngsters queued through the room, waiting to choose a toy for Christmas. Also present were superheroes Ironman and Batman, who visited with the children as they waited in line.…

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Licking History Club visits Lincoln Museum

Students of the Licking History Club traveled to the Abraham Lincoln Museum located in Springfield, Ill., to re-live and walk through the life and times of President Lincoln. Students got to experience the life, trials and tribulations of Abraham Lincoln’s tenure as our 16th president. They were able to bear witness to what it meant…

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Salvation Army surpasses their goal in Licking

By Linda and David Roberts, Licking Coordinators Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you to the many kind people in Licking who volunteered from two to twenty-four hours manning the red kettle. Also, thank you to the numerous thoughtful people who gave generous donations. Licking not only reached their Salvation Army Red Kettle drive…

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Local veteran participates in Wreaths Across America

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor It is only fitting that local veteran David Taber participated in the transport of holiday wreaths destined for military cemeteries in honor of National Wreaths Across America Day, which was held Saturday, Dec. 19. “This is something I’ve wanted to do for the past six years,” says Taber. “Given the…

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