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Local businesses carry on despite inflation

ODESSA - Rural communities across the United States were struggling even before the pandemic. However, local businesses are still holding on despite rising wages, inflation and people simply moving from the area.

Local business owners agree that the community helps these businesses stay open.

Odessa Hardware has been a staple in the area for over 100 years under various names. Owner Matt Roberson said he has yet to see too much of an issue with inflation.

"I haven't seen any impacts from inflation," Roberson said. "We are blessed with a strong customer base who pride themselves with shopping l...


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