Business

Finacial Focus by Mark Keys

Remote work may offer financial benefits During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have been forced to work from home. But once we’ve moved past the virus, many workers may continue working from home. More than one-third of companies with employees who started working from home now think that remote work will stay more common…

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Financial Focus by Mark Keys

Pre-retirees: plan now for health care costs If you’re close to retirement, you’ll have several financial issues to consider. But you’ll want to pay attention to one of the most important of these issues: health care costs. How can you prepare yourself for these expenses? First, get an early start on estimating health care costs.…

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Rural Texas prepares for legislative session

by Hughes Abell, president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association— FORT WORTH – As 2021 gets underway, so too will the 87th Texas Legislative Session, and this one promises to be unlike any other in recent history. The coronavirus threat will loom large, dramatically changing both the topics considered by lawmakers and the process by…

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Texas Beef Council releases 2020 program evaluations

Special to The Sun— AUSTIN – Texas beef producers can now learn more about how their Checkoff dollars helped drive beef demand throughout 2020. At its board meetings in late November, the Texas Beef Council (TBC) approved its FY 2020 program evaluations and released the results far earlier than in previous years. “Our staff and…

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Manuel departs tag office for retirement

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Genarah Manuel’s 12 years as Collingsworth County Tax Assessor/Collector has been fueled by her love for people. “I truly have enjoyed the job and the residents of the county, but it’s time to retire,” Manuel said. “I’ve especially enjoyed all my courthouse buddies too.” A 1974 graduate of…

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Santa spreads holiday cheer at Christmas in the Park event

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – It’s a holly jolly Christmas when Santa comes to town early. “It was joy for everyone from one to 100,” said Judy Johnson, Christmas in the Park committee member. “After being a tough year with COVID-19 and vandalism, Santa brightened our Christmas.” More than 100 cars full…

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Hunting with Soldiers 2020

By Gordon Melton/President of Hunting with Soldiers— PADUCAH – 2020 has been a rough year for Hunting with Soldiers, as it has been for many people. Most of our largest fundraising events were cancelled due to COVID-19, thus cutting our funding in half. We were also forced to cancel a couple of trips planned for…

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Collingsworth Chamber stirs holiday spirit

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Excitement mounted as the time arrived for the Christmas on the Bricks holiday red ticket drawings. A small crowd gathered but for a big cause, to draw for over 40 prizes provided by Wellington businesses to promote commerce in Collingsworth County this Christmas season. The cold night at…

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WSB collects angel gifts

Courtesy Photo Every year, the Wellington branch of Wellington State Bank participates in the local Angel Tree program. According to organizers, the angels always disappear very quickly but show back up with gifts and Christmas support for the local Child Protective Services board. Thanks to Collingsworth County residents, selfless acts of kindness help bank staff…

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