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Skip’s Kicks shoe store hopes to leave a footprint on Clear Lake | Local

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Jo said she’s trying to keep the work she’s doing, with help from

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Bartlett Shoe Co. becomes 2nd shoe store in downtown district | Local News

Erik Bartlett, owner of Runaround Running & Fitness at 422 S. Main St., is opening a second shoe store in Joplin. Rather than tap into the heavy traffic on Range Line Road or 32nd Street, the new store will remain in the heart of Joplin.

In fact, when Bartlett’s Shoe Co. opens at 303 S. Main in late April or early May, only a short walk will separate the two stores. This was sought on purpose, Bartlett said.

“Nothing beats having a Main Street business,” said Bartlett, who opened the Runaround 11 years ago. It was one of the first

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Local opens clothing store to inspire others – LaGrange Daily News

With tears in his eyes, Brandon Todd accomplished a lifelong dream over the weekend.

Todd opened his clothing store The Mind Clothing on Main Street Saturday morning. 

“I feel like history is made for me and my family,” Todd said. “This is a celebration. You all know where I came from a year ago. I was in a life changing accident and to overcome that, and to stay resilient through it all took a lot.” 

Last March, Todd pulled over on a street to help a stranded motorcyclist when he was struck by a vehicle that caused him to lose

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Black Friday, holiday shopping activity crucial to merchants in 2020 | Local News

THOMASVILLE — The day after Thanksgiving kicks off Christmas shopping activity with sales, crowds and merchants’ dependency on end-of-year numbers to keep them out of the red — and in the black — for the year.

Because of COVID-19 impacting businesses this year, the Christmas shopping period is particularly crucial.

“This year’s Black Friday is probably more important than any Black Friday we’ve ever had,” said Ron Dixon, owner of Al Dixon Men’s Wear in downtown Thomasville. “We’ve got to make things up in the last quarter.”

During the first and second quarters of this year, Dixon’s business lost purchases

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Local, state, federal officials react to Mayfair Mall shooting

Elected leaders at the local, state and federal levels are reacting to the shooting at Mayfair Mall from Friday afternoon.

Governor Evers:

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin:

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