It's Black Friday

with some good deals for Christmas shoppers, and it’s the day small retailers, as well as some large ones, hope to get their business “into the black” with the income from the early Christmas shoppers.

Just about all retail stores will be open and hoping for business.

We hope that you’ll favor our local area shops and stores, with plenty to offer in the way of bargains at many of them.

We especially hope that our readers will consider Small Business Saturday as a special time to shop strictly at our smaller local stores. That strengthens the local economy, where our schools, city services, parks & recreation and sports for kids are all funded.

It helps all of us if we keep as many of our dollars as possible right here so they can be circulated among those of us that live and work here. Christmas shopping is a perfect example of that effort.  Remember, we are all in this together.

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