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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Becky West, an employee at Boomland in Benton, waits on a customer in the gifts department. Travelers often find last-minute gifts at convenience stores which are usually open Christmas Day when most malls, department stores and even grocery stores have closed for the holiday.
(Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)

SIKESTON -- Long gone may be the days of only finding a bag of peanuts, gum or alcohol to give as last-minute Christmas presents.

Today's convenience stores -- most of which are open during normal business hours on Christmas day -- offer a wide selection of gifts -- from sleeved blankets to national chain gift cards to brand name candles.

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