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LIST: Okla. Walmart stores to be closed

Posted at 11:13 AM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 20:06:38-05

Wal-Mart announced the list of stores to be closed in the planned shutdown of 269 stores.

According to Walmart.com, the locations in Oklahoma include Okemah, Luther, Prague, Stroud, Wewoka and Watonga. 

FULL LIST OF STORES CLOSING AROUND THE NATION HERE.

The stores being shuttered account for a fraction of the company's 11,000 stores worldwide and less than 1 percent of its global revenue.

Se. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, issued a statement about the Stroud Walmart closing, "The closing of multiple Wal-Mart stores in Senate District 28 and surrounding districts is extremely disappointing. The loss of jobs is going to affect numerous families and take away opportunities for these communities to grow. Wal-Mart has prided itself on helping communities, especially small rural ones, but now they are turning their backs on the very people that have helped the company become the biggest in the world. Wal-Mart has asked for support from Oklahoma communities when they needed it but now when our state is in the midst of economic difficulties, the company is abandoning those same communities.”