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Cotton futures start 2021 with a bang

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• March Futures Hit Two-Year High • Commodity Indexes Rally Back to Pre-pandemic Levels • Exports Up Compared to Same Time Last Year • Cotton Grower Magazine Releases Acreage Survey Results for Next Year Cotton futures started 2021 with a bang. March futures opened the holidayshortened trading week slightly up at 78.25 cents per pound and surged to a fresh two year high of 80.93 cents on Wednesday.

Martin County Livestock Show opens at 9 am, Friday in Stanton

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MARTIN COUNTY - The annual Martin County Livestock Show begins this evening when animals are weighed and classified along with the submission of Photo and Ag Mechanic Entries at the Martin County Community Center

Fixin’ to Happen

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MARTIN COUNTY - The Martin County Little League board will be meeting on Jan. 24 to elect a new board member.

Local hospital vaccinates 338, nearly 200 more on waiting list

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MARTIN COUNTY – The Martin County Hospital District is doing its part in the battle against COVID-19. As of today, the hospital district has administered the first dose of Moderna vaccinations to 338 Martin County residents.

Grant money continues to roll in for new food bank building

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STANTON - Kim Juarez, the Director of Stanton’s Food Bank is happy to report more grants for the new building. As of this date, a total of more than $600,000 in grants have been acquired through the efforts of Kim Juarez and local grant writer Carla Ingram.

The Flores family

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The Flores family (top) and the Sims family (left) spent their Saturday mornings building massive snowmen following a snow storm that dropped a reported four inches of snow across Martin County last weekend.

AN EMBARRASSING COLUMN

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Embarrassing moments. Nobody likes to talk about them. Oh, they’ll talk about slipping on the ice on their first date or getting bucked off a gentle horse. Other folks empathize and usually they laugh. But it makes people uneasy when it’s really embarrassing. They might titter nervously but if it’s really awful it makes us uncomfortable. It could happen to me!