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More Americans are postponing retirement. Are you planning to postpone yours?

According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the U.S. labor force keeps getting older. The 55-plus share will increase from 21.7 percent in 2014 to nearly 25 percent in 2024, according to U.S. Labor Department projections. That's a 1.8 percent annual growth rate, more than three times the rate of the overall labor force.

By contrast, the share of the labor force for those ages 16 to 24 is projected to decline from 13.7 percent in 2014 to 11.3 percent in 2024. Are you planning to postpone your retirement? We'd like to hear from our readers.

Area junior golfers invited to participate in drive, chip and putt competition

Youth golfers in the Texas Panhandle are invited to enter the Drive, Chip and Putt Championships (DCP). The free nationwide junior golf development competition is a joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and the PGA of America.

The News-Herald features two reader contests in the newspaper this week

If you are a golf fan, this week is special. The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia begins on Thursday. The Borger News-Herald (BNH) is featuring two reader contests in various editions of the newspaper this week. The Monday, Tuesday and Friday editions will feature a golf trivia contest sponsored by HK's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. The Tuesday and Wednesday editions feature a second contest, our first ever Augusta Tradition Golf Challenge, sponsored by the Borger Municipal Golf Course.

Amarillo continues to purse a new baseball stadium. Is it a good idea?

Amarillo's city council continues to pursue a new baseball stadium. The estimated price for the new ballpark/event venue is $48.4 million. Originally, the estimate was $32 million. The extra cost is to make the new venue attractive for a new AA minor league team affiliated with Major League Baseball.

Texas Parks and Wildlife plan fish restocking in April and June at Lake Meredith

Do you like fishing at Lake Meredith? The Texas Parks and Wildlife officials have announced restocking plans for Lake Meredith. Current plans for this spring are to stock between 4 and 6 million walleye fry in April. Later in June, plans are set to stock about 190,000 fingerling smallmouth bass in the reservoir. Tell us your local fishing stories? You can submit photos at the Borger News-Herald office located at 207 N. Main St. or by email at

Have you ever received a telephone scam call?

Publishers Clearing House (PCH) advertising is in full force and calls to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) regarding prize notifications are as well. "Our calls go up with the national advertising because local citizens are receiving emails, phone calls and mail telling them they've won," said Janna Kiehl, BBB CEO. "The problem is, thieves that leave you broke know how to trick you into believing you're playing a legitimate sweepstakes."

What's the process for appointing a Supreme Court justice? Here's a quick primer.

With the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, President Obama has pledged to nominate a candidate to fill the vacancy Scalia's passing created. The process is called "vetting" and has become increasingly difficult. There are nearly a dozen potential nominees being discussed publicly. But going from nominee to confirmed will be very difficult for whoever the president nominates.

Time for spring cleaning projects? Remember to take care of your lower back.

Thinking about spring cleaning projects? Most of us are this time of year. As you prepare your "to do" list, remember to take care of your back. According to AARP, four out of five people will experience low-back pain during their lifetime. It's one of the most common causes of disability and doctor visits. Check out these five surprising ways your back gets out-of-whack, and tips for keeping it in line.

New Hampshire Primary results add credibility to Trump and Sanders campaigns

Pundits and experts agree the results from last week's Iowa caucuses altered both Republican and Democratic presidential races. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz surprised Donald Trump and Sen.Bernie Sanders nearly pulled-off an upset over Hillary Clinton. Tuesday's primary results from New Hampshire continued to shake-up American politics.

Texas DSHS officials dismiss Zika virus in Panhandle region

Due to the Zika virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a "public health emergency of international concern." It's just the fourth time in history the WHO has made such a declaration. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) doesn't believe the virus posses much, if any concern, for the Panhandle region.