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BC-OK--Oklahoma Weekend Planner, OK

February 7, 2019

Editors,

Wire Editors,

Photo Editors,

The AP’s updated plan for the weekend. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact 405-522-2121.

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WEEKEND MEMBER EXCHANGES:

FOR USE Sunday, Feb. 10, and thereafter:

EXCHANGE-DRILLERS STADIUM-DEMOLITION

TULSA, Okla. _ Work has begun on the demolition of Drillers Stadium. Mark Andrus, president and CEO of Expo Square, said recently that plans also call for removing the old Tulsa County Health Department building next door to the stadium. Drillers Stadium was home to the Tulsa Drillers minor league baseball team from 1981 to 2009. By Kevin Canfield, Tulsa World. SENT IN ADVANCE: 467 words.

EXCHANGE-ENID-IMPROVING SCHOOLS

ENID, Okla. _ It’s been nearly three years since Enid voters approved a $92.8 million school bond issue, and Enid Public Schools has been tirelessly putting that funding to work ever since, tackling dozens of projects big and small across the district. EPS is down to the last $3.7 million of that bond money, facility construction director Michael Shuck said, and there are plans in place for that final sum too. EPS invested funding in every one of its 17 schools. By Mitchell Willetts, Enid News & Eagle. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1260 words.

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FOR USE Monday, Feb. 11, and thereafter:

EXCHANGE-HUMANE SOCIETY

OKLAHOMA CITY _ A $20 million Oklahoma Humane Society campus is being proposed for an Urban Renewal block facing the south and west edges of the future lower Scissortail Park. The Humane Society already owns the one parcel not controlled by Urban Renewal and is seeking to be named developer of the remaining 2.3 acres so it can begin official fundraising. Board member Frank Hill said the group already has visited with potential donors, but fundraising can’t be started until the humane society is in control of the land. By Steve Lackmeyer, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 675 words.

EXCHANGE-TRASH-ART

LAWTON, Okla. _ A group of eighth grade students at Eisenhower Middle School turned trash into art and earned statewide recognition in the process. Sandra Berry’s art class spent much of the fall semester recycling plastic water bottles by creating colorful ornaments. The students cut the bottles into spirals and then painted them with permanent markers. Once complete, they were suspended from the ceiling to give the appearance of colored glass. By Josh Rouse, The Lawton Constitution. SENT IN ADVANCE: 726 words.

^The AP, Oklahoma City

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