Local Toy Drives This Friday & Saturday

The Lufkin Marine Corps League will conduct a two day toy drive this Friday and Saturday at the Walmart Super Center in Lufkin from sun-up into the evening both days.

We need your help desperately! Applications for toys are up substantially so monetary donations and toys are very much appreciated. Come see us and help put smiles on the faces of less fortunate children this Christmas!

Angelina Co. Drop off Locations

Nacogdoches Co. Drop off Locations

Trinity Co. Drop off Locations

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Thanksgiving Odd and Ends

Filling a need: Target is joining the chorus of retailers who want you to shop on Thanksgiving. Doors will open its doors at 9 pm, up from last year’s midnight opening.

Tasteless? Not according to a Target VP, who describes the 9 pm opening as “a perfect balance.” And it will come a full hour after Wal-Mart starts wooing shoppers with its $9.44 crock pots.

The wave of early shopping options will also include Sears (8 pm) and Kohl’s, Gap, Macy’s and Best Buy (midnight).

Will dragging employees away from the dinner table pay off for these companies? According to one survey, the average shopper is expected to spend $749 this holiday season –up from $740 last year. May not sound like much to you, but tens of thousands of shoppers later, that adds up for retailers.