There is no better, more economical way to reach residents of Dent and surrounding counties than a combination of The Salem News, The Extra and We literally deliver. Home and post office box delivery through the U.S. Postal Service and single-copy sales reach over 90 percent of the households in Dent County, which has a population of about 15,000. We also reach portions of Texas, Phelps, Iron, Reynolds and Crawford counties. The Extra goes to non-subscribers and reaches 5,000 households a week, while The Salem News has a circulation of 3,900 and is published Tuesdays. Considering our region has an average household size of 2.5 people, that's potential for 22,500 consumers. Whether it's a $5 per week spot in The Salem News business directory or a full-page ad in The Extra and The Salem News, we have a price to fit your budget.

The Salem News and The Extra are delivered through the U.S. Postal Service and single-copy sales at local outlets.

Display advertising

The more display advertising you buy in The Salem News and The Extra, the better the value. Small space advertising is effective and a large part of our business. We can print your ad in full color. We have volume discounts. The more ad inches you run in a month, the more the savings.


Stand-alone inserts are another choice for advertising in The Salem News and The Extra. Placing inserts in one of these products means a lot more of them will make it to the home or business of your customer. The Salem News and The Extra are invited guests, delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. We don't rely on hit-and-miss free distribution.


Want to market your service, sell a used lawn mower, a car or hold a yard sale? You can't beat the classified prices. A 17-word ad in two consecutive issues will cost you just $9.50. Classifieds are great for business specials, services, employment, real estate and public notices.

Other Advertising Opportunities

Sponsorships are an important part of bringing news of Dent County to you. Our popular church and high school sports pages are good examples. We also publish a monthly wedding, engagement and anniversary page and numerous special sections during the year. Cards of thanks, birthday wishes and in memories are a few more ways individuals and non-profit groups can reach readers. Advertising is also available on our website.

Missouri Press Display and Classified Ads

Want to reach over a million people in Missouri for just $1,200? A 2-column by 2-inch display ad can be placed in approximately 152 newspapers across the state, one million circulation, with one simple order through The Salem News. The ad can be placed in half the state's participating papers for just $700. For classifieds, the rate is $350 for one insertion of 25 words or less. Classifieds reach about 2.25 million Missouri readers in about 199 newspapers. 

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