It's election season and The Shawnee News-Star will accept and print announcements/candidate introductions for candidates in local races. The filing period is scheduled April 11-13.

Candidates, if they choose to participate, can submit their candidate announcements to the News-Star for publication on a local news page. Announcements must be no more than 500 words and must be received by May 28. No announcements will be accepted after May 28 and no announcements will be printed after June 1.

One announcement submission per candidate is allowed; anything else would be considered an advertisement.

Press release announcements or any questions should emailed to: A photograph may be included. The candidate is also asked to include a phone number in case we have any questions.

Please call (405) 273-4200 for further information on placing ads.