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A gift to the Little House

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The local Modern Woodmen of America Chapter donated $1,500 to Rachel’s Little House during the recent COVID-19 shutdown to help with supplies and other needs. Modern Woodmen managing partner Landon Landry is show here with Little House students after presenting the contribution. Nationwide, Modern Woodmen donated $1.1 million to local nonprofits to help with hardships suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Bridge Work

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Work progressed this week on repairs to the Red Deer Bridge west of Canadian. The bridge has been closed to traffic each weekday from 8 am to 4:30 pm since work began on May 26, and is expected to continue for another week to 10 days.Travel is being detoured through Miami on Quarter Horse Road, though provisions have been made for emergency vehicles.
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Facing $1.6 million less revenue, commissioners consider sharp cuts to proposed 2020-21 budget

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County commissioners had the knives out in court Monday morning. The first “very rough” draft of the budget for fiscal year 2020-21 was on the chopping block, and without raising the tax rate, Hemphill County is facing a $1.6 million loss of revenue.
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EDC reports final disbursement of $61,000 in emergency support funds to local businesses

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In a final tally of its COVID-19 pandemic response, the Canadian/Hemphill County EDC reported disbursement of $48,068 in emergency support for business operations to 15 local businesses, and an additional $12,312 in emergency marketing funds awarded to 21 local businesses.