Tahlequah Daily Press

Editorials

October 30, 2013

Special Halloween deadlines for you

BRIGGS — A couple of key deadlines are approaching this week for Press readers, and we want to remind you about them before they skate past you.

Our annual Salute to the Military section will be published Sunday, Nov. 10, but we can’t do it without help from our readers. If you are a veteran or are on active duty on the military, or know someone who fits the bill, we encourage you to participate in this tribute to the folks who sacrifice so much for this country.

For the past several weeks, we’ve been publishing a questionnaire that we hope readers will fill out and return to us, with photos if available. We can accept your submissions by email, at news@tahlequahdailypress.com (put Military Salute in the subject line), or you can mail it to us at Military Salute, Tahlequah Daily Press, P.O. Box 888, Tahlequah, OK 74465. You can also drop submissions by our office at 106 W. Second. We’d like a photo of the person when he or she served, along with a current photo, if possible.

We’ve been asked several times if we’ll accept posthumous submissions – and yes, we will. If the soldier or sailor is no longer with us, we will still publish a salute, if a family member can provide us with information. We need a date of death in these cases.

At this point, we have fewer submissions that we have in the past – and if the situation holds true to form, we’ll get a last-minute flurry. But we also know there are plenty of folks out there who may be dragging their feet on turning in material to us. Don’t forget, we’ll need it by Thursday, Oct. 31. If you have questions, you may call Managing Editor Kim Poindexter or Multimedia Editor Sheri Gourd at (918) 456-8833.

Another special event on Thursday, Oct. 31 – besides Halloween! – is our Monster Sale. All new subscribers, or past subscribers who haven’t been with us in the past 45 days, are eligible for this promotion.

On this date only, you can get 31 weeks of the Daily Press for $31. That’s more than 70 percent off the newsstand price. Simply call (918) 456-8833 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 31 only, and we’ll hook you up with this steal of a deal.

If you’re reading this, you either already subscribe, you’ve picked it up off the rack, or you’ve had the paper passed to you from someone else. If you’re one of the latter two folks, we hope you’ll want to be part of our growing subscriber base, for which we strive to be “Everything Tahlequah.”

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Editorials
  • NSU needs to be more candid when its plans go awry

    Many area residents were disappointed to learn this week that the NSU Fitness Center, and its all-important indoor lap pool, won’t open next month, as originally announced.
    This latest delay is no surprise.

    July 28, 2014

  • Higher premiums a just reward for drunken drivers

    Over the past several years, Oklahoma has slipped in many of the polls that count. This week, we learned Tulsa is No. 4 on a list of cities with high rates of fatal DUI accidents. Is anyone really surprised?

    July 25, 2014

  • Maybe it’s time to think about having another BalloonFest

    The 18th annual BalloonFest was the last one held, in 2010. In summer 2011, when the Daily Press staff hadn’t heard anything about the much-anticipated event, we started asking questions.

    July 23, 2014

  • If you see a drunken driver, take the time to call in a report

    If you see something, say something. You’ve heard the warning, and seen it imprinted on placards at airports. In the wake of 9/11, it became a national mantra, mainly aimed at spotting potential terrorist activities. But it’s good advice anytime, and for any reason, even at the local level.

    July 14, 2014

  • City officials should stop squabbling and try to work together

    It’s bad enough that the Chamber of Commerce scandal has given Tahlequah a black eye. But if the bickering among city officials doesn’t stop, the community will have a complete set of shiners for its public face.

    July 11, 2014

  • Only full disclosure will restore trust in the chamber

    Despite pressure from some quarters, neither the Press nor anyone else who values full disclosure will be clamming up until all the facts are known, and those who are responsible meet with justice.

    July 10, 2014

  • Only full disclosure will restore trust in the chamber

    A few board members for the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce are saying they’ve heard nothing but positive things lately – about the chamber itself, and presumably, about themselves.

    July 9, 2014

  • Employer-sponsored insurance may now be a ‘hostage’ situation

    When the fallout settles from the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, many Americans might decide they’re better off with health insurance that doesn’t come from their boss.

    July 7, 2014

  • With confidence in Congress at 7 percent, time for a new slate

    Note to Congress: We don’t like you. Not at all.
    A Gallup poll released Monday, June 30 confirmed what most of us already know: the American public is disgusted with the House and Senate. The survey recorded the lowest level of confidence since Gallup began asking the question in 1991: a whopping 7 percent. That’s not a typographical error; it’s a single digit.

    July 2, 2014

  • New chamber head needs to be free from scandal’s taint

    Every time another layer is peeled off the unfolding saga of the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce embezzlement case, those going through the records hope they might see a light at the end of the tunnel. So far, that hasn’t happened.

    June 30, 2014

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