The Times Advocate is located on the northwest corner of the West Salem Square, next to Fenton Auction. Normal business hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Times Advocate is published every Tuesday. The newspaper is available by subscription and at outlets in Edwards and Wabash counties.

Where can I buy the Times Advocate?
Mt. Carmel Casey's; Casey's, Borowiak's IGA and in front of Stewarts in Albion; Country Market, Casey's and the Times Advocate office in West Salem.

How can I subscribe to the Times Advocate?
Subscription rates are $35 a year for Edwards County residents and $40 a year for everywhere else. Special college student rates are available for $22. Call Debby at 618-456-8808 to start your subscription today!

Policies
Letters to the Editor are welcome although we ask that letters be short and to the point. We request that letters be written legibly or typed, and be limited to 350 words. Longer letters will be considered.
The Times Advocate reserves the right to refuse any letters for libelous material or content. Letters WILL NOT be edited. Letters endorsing or condemning candidates will not be printed and will be considered advertising.
Letters must be signed, and your name and town will be printed with your letter.
Letters to the Editor may be emailed to: ectanewspaper@gmail.com, mailed to PO Box 427, West Salem, IL 62476, or faxed to 618-456-8809. Please include your name, address, and telephone number.

 

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Edwards County Times Advocate

111 West North Street
West Salem , IL 62476
Phone: 618-456-8808
Fax: 618-456-8809
E-Mail: ectanewspaper@gmail.com


Times Advocate Staff

Name: Erin E. Fenton
Title: Publisher

Name: Laurie Snidle
Title: Advertising Manager

Name: Debby Correll
Title: Circulation and Accounting

Name: Jordan McWhirter
Title: Photographer

Name: Bonnie Fewkes
Title: Reporter

Warriors Rampage Partnership
In 1999, as a teacher at West Salem Grade School, Erin Fenton initiated the Warriors Rampage. The Rampage, an 8-page tab, is a school newspaper published entirely by 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. The Rampage was a partnership with the Times Advocate and Publisher Harry E. Bradham (1949-2004), Erin's uncle.
Under the guidance of Erin and Harry, the Rampage won honors at all levels of competition and was twice named the Best Middle School Newspaper in the Nation by the National Elementary School Press Association. In 2002, the project was awarded the Connections Award of Distinction by the Illinois State Board of Education, and received the Governor's Home Town Award in 2006.
Fifteen years later, the WSGS Warriors Rampage is still going strong.

Associations & Awards
The Times Advocate is a member of both the Illinois Press Association and the Southern Illinois Editorial Association. Over the years, the paper has been honored with dozens of awards. Most recently the paper was awarded the following.

2013: First Place for Best Use of Photography
First Place for Newspaper Design
First Place for Best Local News Coverage
First Place for Best Local Sports Coverage
First Place for Advertising Excellence

Third Place for Best Editorial Page
Third Place for General Excellence



2012: Second Place for Best Local Sports Coverage
Honorable Mention for Advertising Excellence
Honorable Mention for Best Use of Photography
Honorable Mention for General Excellence


2011:First Place for Best Local News Coverage
First Place for Newspaper Design
Second Place for Best Use of Photography
Second Place for Advertising Excellence


2010: Second Place for Advertising Excellence
Second Place for Best Local News Coverage
Second Place for Best Local Sports Coverage
Third Place for Best Use of Photography
Third Place for Newspaper Design
Honorable Mention for General Excellence


2009: First Place in Small Weeklies for Advertising Excellence
First Place for Best Local Sports Coverage
Second Place for Best Use of Photography
Third Place for General Excellence
Third Place for Best Newspaper Design
Honorable Mention for Best Editorial Page
Honorable Mention for Best Local News Coverage


2008: Third Place in Small Weeklies for General Excellence
Honorable Mention in Small Weeklies for Best Local News Coverage
Honorable Mention in Small Weeklies for Best Local Sports Coverage


2007: Second Place in Small Weeklies for Newspaper Design


2006: Honorable Mention in Small Weeklies for Best Local News Coverage