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BC-OK--Oklahoma Weekend Planner,ADVISORY, OK

November 8, 2018


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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.



FOR USE Sunday, Nov. 11, and thereafter:


TULSA, Okla. — A new food hall has opened in Tulsa to support entrepreneurs and allow restaurants to try new food concepts. Mother Road Market, a 27,000-square-foot collective of about 20 eateries and retail shops, recently held its grand opening. A development of the nonprofit Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation and located along Route 66, the $5.5 million facility is housed in the renovated 1939 Scrivner-Stevens Grocery building. By Rhett Morgan, Tulsa World. SENT IN ADVANCE: 458 words. With photo.


MIAMI, Okla. — A Miami High School 1966 Wardog class ring with a sparkling blue stone tucked away in a safe deposit box for 52 years was returned to the Wardog who wore it proudly for a brief time. The ring was placed back in the hands of Robert O. Choate, now of Nacogdoches, Texas, through the efforts of many, including Miami Public Library’s Barbara Becker. The ring was placed on the Miami High School alumni’s finger for the last time in July of 1966. By Melinda Stotts, The Miami News-Record. SENT IN ADVANCE: 782 words.


FOR USE Monday, Nov. 12, and thereafter:


OKLAHOMA CITY — Students in Oklahoma City are finding purpose and passion through their school’s junior ROTC program. Around 100 students are part of the Crooked Oak JROTC. They participate in drill and physical competitions, perform color guard duties at events and volunteer at food banks and other community service events. Crooked Oak is one of the smallest high schools in the country to host an Air Force JROTC program, but has been credited as one of the nation’s best units based. By Ben Felder, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 967 words. Pursuing photos.


STILLWATER, Okla. — An Oklahoma man’s weekly radio show highlights his love of music. Tom Dirato has been hosting the “Stillwater Jukebox” on Triple Play Sports Radio every Sunday from 6-8 p.m. since August 2003 and only missed maybe three weeks out of almost 900 shows. Whereas sports were his bread and butter for many years and still are during the week — Sundays are reserved for his labor of love that is music. By Jordan Bishop, Stillwater News Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1473 words. Pursuing photos.


WACO, Texas — Anyone who cannot get enough Waco history, or who simply wants to fill their ears with it while driving, exercising or doing chores, Randy Lane and Stephen Sloan have a podcast for you. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports the two produce the Waco History podcast, titled “Waco’s Known and Unknown Stories,” which offers in-depth dives into stories from Waco’s past roughly twice a month. For Sloan, director of Baylor’s Institute for Oral History, the podcast is the latest expansion of local history on a digital platform, joining the Waco History phone app that he helped produce with the Texas Collection, and the website www.wacohistory.org . By Carl Hoover, Waco Tribune-Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 780 words, with photos.

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