Our basic ad rate for display ads is $6.60 per column inch. Our basic ad rate for classified ads is $2.50 for 15 words minimum, plus 7 cents per additional word. Color rates apply for one additional color or for full color. Our basic insertion rate is 6 cents per insert. Inserts that require additional postage costs because of weight may cost more. Please contact us by phone at 618-667-3111 for questions or possible discounts that may apply. Our general advertising deadline is Monday at noon for that week's paper. Inserts should arrive by Friday at 5 p.m. for the next week's edition.