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Decoration Day Cancelled

Jan-Jan’s nursery is a farmers market located in Rising Starr. Since March of 1994 the nursery has been located in the same location. Not only has she had the nursery in Rising Starr, but she also has had one in Mineral Well, Eastland, and Cross Plains. Jan-Jan joined the business, because she loves dealing with plants, and watching them grow. If you want to find some good plants Jan-Jans is the place to go. By Brooke Reep

Decoration Day Cancelled

Wolf Valley Cemetery , located 3 miles north of May in north Brown County, has CANCELLED the May 3,2020, first Sunday in May, Decoration Day. There will be no gathering or meal. This is due to the corona virus. Feel free to come to the cemetery and put out flowers, practicing the corona virus precautions. Donations may be sent to Wolf Valley Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 74, May, Texas 76857.

BBB of Abilene and The Big Country Warns of Employment Scams

During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, unemployment numbers in Texas quickly rose from under 10,000 per week in early February to over 150,000 per week by the end of the same month, according to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). With more than one million Texans applying for unemployment benefits in the last month alone, scammers are taking advantage of the situation. If you have employment related questions, make sure you are seeking answers from the right people.

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Come get it if you can!

This cute dog, Ellie, is holding on tight to its play toy and seems to be hoping for a game of tug or catch. The photo, sent by owner Ruth Campbell, was submitted to our ‘keeping with local small business’ contest. Thanks to everyone who sent in pictures. We had so many that were good, it made it hard to pick. Look inside for more photos of local pets. Watch for the next support your local business contest later in the week.

Ranger College Announces COVID-19 Displaced Worker/ Student Scholarship Program

Ranger, Texas – In response the COVID-19 crisis, Ranger College today announced a new scholarship program designed to assist displaced workers and students who have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, and course materials for one approved class in either the May, Summer A, or Summer B semesters. This is a perfect opportunity those who have lost their jobs or have considered securing job training for better employment.


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