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Is there an elephant in Licking?

By Winter Murray, 2022 Intern Christy Porter, Managing Editor of The Licking News presented a book reading to local children at the Texas County Library, Thursday, June 9. “It’s an Elephant,” a newly written book by Porter and illustrated by local artists Billie Jean Blaylock Boley and Connie Blaylock Wallace, is a fictional book, yet…

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Murray interns at The Licking News

By Shari Harris, Publisher Winter Murray, of Licking, is this year’s summer intern for The Licking News. Murray, a 2022 LHS graduate, is planning to attend Missouri State University-West Plains in the fall, and progress to MSU-Springfield after achieving an Associates Degree in West Plains. Murray’s interest in publishing began in high school, where she…

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Accident on Highway 32 claims life of Licking man

By Shari Harris, Publisher A Licking man sustained fatal injuries in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 32 at 8:27 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. Twenty-six-year-old Joseph A. Kaplan was eastbound on Highway 32, five miles west of Licking, when he failed to negotiate a curve. His 2013 Chevrolet Malibu ran off of the right side…

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In this edition: June 16, 2022

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: Rick Mansfield reflects on “Bragging Rights” in this week’s column. Larry Dablemont speaks on “Experts and Pros.” A relatively new holiday, “Juneteenth,” is being fully recognized this year; read all about it. In this week’s Bookends we get updates…

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Rural electric co-op members asked to conserve electricity

Submitted Due to unseasonably high temperatures, members of Intercounty Electric have been asked to safely conserve electricity as the three-tiered system of electric cooperatives continues to do everything possible to meet members’ energy needs. Associated Electric Cooperative, the power supplier for six regional generation and transmission cooperatives and 51 distribution cooperatives, including Intercounty Electric, notified…

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Drug arrest at SCCC

By Chief Pat Burton, Licking Police Dept. On June 4, 2022, the Licking Police Department conducted a joint, short-term, narcotics investigation with members of the Department of Corrections at South Central Correctional Center (SCCC). During the investigation, it was discovered an SCCC employee had brought an illegal substance into the facility, concealed on his person.…

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Multiple charges arrest

    By Chief Pat Burton, Licking Police Dept. On June 3, 2022, a Licking police officer conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle that was exceeding the posted speed limit on US Hwy. 63. During the traffic stop, the Licking officer detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. When confronted, the driver,…

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Drug arrest of Licking man

By Chief Pat Burton, Licking Police Dept. On June 9, 2022, a Licking officer responded to the Dollar General parking lot in reference to a suspicious person in a vehicle, reportedly injecting narcotics into their body. Upon arrival, the responding officer observed the reported suspicious person exit the vehicle and enter the business. Contact was…

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