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THE SAVVY SENIOR

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Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any financial assistance programs you can refer me to? The coronavirus pandemic has cost me my parttime retirement job and has shrunk my measly IRA account. Needy Retiree Dear Needy, Absolutely! In addition to the $1,200 federal coronavirus stimulus check that was distributed in April and May, there are many other financial-assistance programs (both public and private) that can help struggling retirees, as well as give relief to family members who help provide financial support for their loved ones.

Exports healthy as more weather threatens 2020 crop

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• U.S. Dollar Index Falls to Lowest Level in More Than Two Years • Export Sales Report Showed Improved New Sales, Healthy Shipments • Hurricane Hanna Crop Damage in Southern Tip of Texas Cotton prices dove Friday, falling sharply to 59.51 cents per pound as U.S.-China tensions escalated and a few weeks of poor export sales took their toll on the market.

Fixin’ to Happen

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MARTIN COUNTY - Stanton ISD and Grady ISD have finished their 2020-2021 academic calendars and are ready to begin in person instruction on online distance learning. Stanton will open its doors on Aug.

State approves funding for Stanton airport

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STANTON — This year, TxDOT expects to provide approximately $60 million in funding for planning, constructing and maintaining community airports. Approximately 275 community airports in Texas are eligible for funding.

Lack of guidance from state causing issues for local leaders

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MARTIN COUNTY - School officials and local leaders are being forced to make tough decisions due to state leadership dragging their feet on recommended guidelines. Both Stanton ISD and Grady ISD will be requiring students and faculty to wear masks until further notice.

Oil prices continue climb, remain volatile

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WEST TEXAS - Oil prices rose on Friday and finished the month higher, benefiting from news that U.S. oil output cuts in May were the largest on record.

Despite less vehicles

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Despite less vehicles being on Texas highways, emergency crews are still working several wrecks like this one on Highway 349 in Martin County last week..

Explosion rattles Martin County

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MARTIN COUNTY - Four victims were taken to the Martin County Hospital following a gas line explosion Tuesday afternoon in the middle of Martin County. A trenching crew was working near Highway 137 and County Road D3800 when the trencher struck a high pressure gas line owned by Enterprise Products Partners L.P.

Grady ISD registration date is Aug 4

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GRADY - Grady ISD will host a registration day for 2020-2021 students enrolling in: • 4 year old Pre-K • Kindergarten (not previously enrolled in Grady’s Pre-K) Registration will be Aug. 4 from 9 a.m.-Noon in the Grady Front Office (Southeast entrance of new building).