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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.”