Tahlequah Daily Press

Editorials

August 29, 2012

UKB candidate notices welcome

TAHLEQUAH — Although we’ve not yet received the final slate of candidates for the Nov. 5 United Keetoowah Band election, we published last week a list of filers, subject to vetting for eligibility. A list of those tribal citizens is available at http://tinyurl.com/8lvh5pu.

As of this date, none of the candidates has submitted an announcement for publication in our newspaper, but we welcome them to do so – and we will give them spotlight coverage for UKB voters to see.

Every local-level candidate is entitled to prime space, one time only. A detailed explanation of our how to turn in announcements is here, on our website: http://tinyurl.com /9t6to62. Since we’ve mentioned this several times over the past year, we won’t do so again. Those without internet access but who have questions about submitting announcements may call our copy editor, Kolby Paxton, at (918) 456-8833, ext. 20, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

If you or someone you know is running for office with the UKB, and you want the announcement on the front page, you must follow two guidelines:

1. The announcement must be in our hands no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7.

2. The announcement cannot have run first in any other publication, online or otherwise. (Abbreviated forms of these announcements may be published on an inside page.)

Your announcement (and a photo, if desired) can be emailed to news@tahlequahdailypress.com. It’s a good idea to check with our copy editor if you’ve emailed us. You can also drop it by our office at 106 W. Second.

UKB candidates interested in shining a prime spotlight on their campaigns should contact our advertising director, Pam Hutson, at (918) 456-8833, ext. 17. They might be surprised how much extra attention she can get them!

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Do you think "blue laws" related to Sunday alcohol sales in Oklahoma should be relaxed? Choose the option that most closely reflects your opinion.

Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars, and liquor stores should be open.
Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars only; liquor stores should stay closed.
Liquor stores should be open Sundays, but drinks should not be served anywhere on Sundays.
The law should remain as it is now; liquor stores should be closed, and drinks should be served on Sundays according to county option.
No alcohol should be sold or served publicly on Sundays.
Undecided.
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