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By Ashley Parkinson
The Record-Times 

Local businesses carry on despite inflation


Last updated 3/10/2023 at 11:45am

Ashley Parkinson | The Record-Times

Owner Heather Slack of The Post & Office in Harrington, which opened in 2017.

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 shoppi...

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