This Thursday’s edition of the Record-Herald is once again a special Thanksgiving issue that will be distributed throughout the county.

Featured in this expanded issue will the latest story in the Record-Herald’s examination of drug addiction, and why Brian Leeth is thankful this Thanksgiving. We will also have an announcement about the opening of the new Miami Trace High School and the date for the grand opening/ribbon cutting.

Also included will be a story about this weekend’s Small Business Saturday. In an effort to support local shops that make their communities strong, American Express launched “Small Business Saturday” in 2010 on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to shop locally and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.

The Record-Herald will also show the community the winners of the annual McDonald’s Fall Sports Student Athlete Awards.

A story and photos concerning Washington C.H. Pack 112 being more inclusive with a new campaign will also be featured.

Also, in what is always a favorite of our readers, local elementary children will explain in their words the best ways to make a Thanksgiving dinner. As always, there are more than a few entertaining entries.

In order to enjoy the holiday with our friends and families, the Record-Herald office at 757 W. Elm St. in Washington Court House will be closed on Thanksgiving day. Today, our office hours will be adjusted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Friday, our office will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Record-Herald wishes you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.