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BC-OK--Oklahoma Weekend Planner, OK

January 11, 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, Jan. 13, and thereafter:

EXCHANGE-PILOT-VIETNAM

OKLAHOMA CITY _ Retired Army helicopter pilot and Northwest Oklahoman Bob Ford flew more than 1,000 missions in Vietnam, and now in partnership with Oklahoma History Center, he will help continue to tell the stories of service and sacrifice made by so many in the war. Oklahoma History Center, in Oklahoma City, is presenting a Smithsonian Channel film, “Helicopter Missions: Vietnam Firefight,” and Ford, who left the service as a captain, will be there to moderate the experience. The showing will be at the history center and is covered by the cost of admission. By Mitchell Willetts, Enid News & Eagle. SENT IN ADVANCE: 430 words.

EXCHANGE-FIGHT CANCER-ART

OKLAHOMA CITY _ Orbs of purple, black and white swirl together in one of Oklahoma City artist Gayle L. Curry’s favorite paintings in her new exhibit “Unknown Origins.” For the artist, coping with the complexities of cancer has become a necessary survival skill. Her mother, Phyllis Curry, learned in 2015 that she had leukemia. The following year, her father, Pat Curry, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. By Brandy Mcdonnell, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 689 words.

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FOR USE Monday, Jan. 14, and thereafter:

EXCHANGE-BAKER-MENTAL HEALTH

OKLAHOMA CITY _ More than a year ago, Sabrina Budde was living in her apartment, but not doing much else. She said she was sleeping a lot and couldn’t take care of her own needs. She receives mental health services from Family and Children’s Services. It was through F&CS that she learned about the Altamont Bakery, a commercial enterprise where the mentally ill work alongside volunteers to make and bake cookies admired by foodies, cookie lovers and dessert connoisseurs. By Molly M. Fleming, The Journal Record. SENT IN ADVANCE: 848 words.

EXCHANGE-BALLROOM-WALK OF FAME

TULSA, Okla. _ New ventures continue to spring up in the downtown Tulsa Arts District, but, in a year when Cain’s Ballroom is turning 95, here’s a reminder to look down. Specifically, look under your feet. One of the district’s under-the-radar attractions is a “walk of fame.” On the sidewalk outside Cain’s Ballroom are stars with names of bands and individuals (among them George Jones and Merle Haggard) who contributed to the legacy of the historic-and-still-popular venue. By Jimmie Tramel, Tulsa World. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2063 words.

^The AP, Oklahoma City

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