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The News Editorial: Get ready for Thanksgiving shopping and Christmas giving

For those not ready for Christmas I apologize because while we begin with a few Thanksgiving weekend thoughts we end with some Christmas news.

•This is our first Thanksgiving as weekly Northern Wyoming News. We will be publishing a newspaper next week. It will be on newsstands and in your mailboxes on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Look for our annual Christmas Opener with businesses highlighting their Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Sale.

Because of the early publication date we have some early press deadlines with Friday at 4 p.m. the deadline for advertising, legal advertising and letters to the editor. Classified deadline is Monday at 10 a.m.

Please also note our office will be closing early, 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27. We will be closed Thanksgiving day and open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29.

•Speaking of Small Business Saturday (see the previous item), kudos to the City of Worland and President of the Council Mandy Horath for proclaiming Nov. 30 as Small Business Saturday in Worland.

According to the proclamation, small businesses employ 47.3% of the employees int eh private sector in the United States, 96% of consumers who plan to shop on Small Business Saturday said the day inspires them to go to small, independently-owned retailers or restaurants that they have not been to before, or would not have otherwise tried.

This is your chance to see all that Worland has to offer.

Near the end of the proclamation it states, “Worland supports our local businesses that create jobs, boost our local economy and preserve our communities.

•Don’t forget to mark the second annual Trim-A-Tree Lighting Event on your calendar. It is next Friday, Nov. 29, starting at 5 p.m. at Pioneer Square. Last year was a fun event for the community and this year’s sure to be the same.

•This year we at the Northern Wyoming News will again be doing our Silver Tree for Seniors. This is our second year and we want to build off a successful year last year. The community’s generosity in general and especially to our elderly never ceases to amaze me.

The Silver Tree for Seniors will have Silver Bell tags on the tree at the front of our office. People can come and get a tag and purchase a gift for a senior. Tags will have gender and suggested gift items. The list of seniors for the tree will be provided by the Worland Senior Citizens Center, Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation and Ten Sleep Senior Citizens Center.

We’ll be highlighting the various places you can give this holiday season in an upcoming issue of the Northern Wyoming News.