About MPS


Missouri Press Service, Inc. (MPS) was created in 1954. MPS is a business organization whose primary objective is selling and placing advertising into member newspapers. With its One-Order, One-Bill, One-Check system, MPS can quickly and efficiently place advertising in one, several or all of its member newspapers.


Ted Lawrence

Advertising Director

Ted Lawrence is the advertising director for Missouri Press Service with 20+ years of advertising sales experience. Ted came to the Missouri Press Association after more than 10 years as Advertising Director for Community Publishers, Inc., (now Phillips Media).

Ted graduated from Augustana College with a BA in Speech/Communications. He currently resides in Nixa, MO, where he is married to his wife Vicki. They have four children and five grandchildren.

EMAIL: tlawrence@mopress.com

Jeremy Patton

Jeremy Patton

Advertising Placement/Graphic Designer

Jeremy started working at Missouri Press Service in August of 2013 as the graphic designer. He had 5 1/2 years newspaper experience prior to working for MPS as the graphic designer for the Fulton Sun and 3 years experience as a graphic illustrator for Graphic World in Maryland Heights, MO. As of January 1st 2015 he has combined his graphic design position with the advertising placement position for Missouri Press Service and places client advertising into Missouri and out of state newspapers.

EMAIL: jpatton@mopress.com

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