There are some exciting changes coming to your News-Star starting next weekend when the Saturday and Sunday editions combine each week to become The Shawnee News-Star Weekender, a bigger and better weekend edition with all your favorite features and some new ones too.

The Weekender edition debuts on Saturday, Aug. 11.

All of the usual content you've come to expect and enjoy on Saturdays, plus the features and content that are in Sunday's newspaper, along with sales ads and coupons, TV Guide and Lifestyles, will now be in your hands on Saturdays. You'll have all weekend to read and enjoy your new, combined Weekender edition.

If you're on a delivery route via U.S. Mail, you'll get your weekend paper in Saturday's mail. If you're on a carrier delivery route, your Weekender will arrive on your porch or doorstep on Saturday morning just like the paper normally would.

If you're an E-edition reader, the Weekender will be ready to read online early Saturday morning.

Remember, though, since the newspaper you receive on Saturday, Aug. 11 is the new Weekender edition for both Saturday and Sunday, the next delivered newspaper after that will be on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

And while there will be news, sports and other things going on in between those editions, don't worry — we'll be updating you as usual online at www.news-star.com as well as on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/shawneenewsstar, and on Twitter, @shawneenewsstar.

Another reminder: If you're a print subscriber, you get free access to the online edition. If you haven't set that up yet or have questions about that or an online subscription, please call customer service at (405) 214-3945.

We hope you'll enjoy the new Weekender edition and all of things it will offer. Please send any comments or story ideas to newsroom@news-star.com.