Many Wal-mart stores in the Ark-La-Tex are closing their doors Thursday as apart of a world wide downsizing. The closures are expected to effected as many 10,000 employees. The Zwolle and Waskom, Texas stores are among the ones slated to shut down Thursday evening.

Employees will stay working through February 10th and then will receive an additional 60 days pay. Wal-Mart is also working to transfer some employees to other stores.

However, it is not all bad news for Wal-Mart. Despite all the store closures, they did open up a brand new store in Blanchard.

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