BC-OK--Oklahoma Weekend Planner,ADVISORY, OK
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, July 8 and thereafter:
SHAWNEE, Okla. — Bert Murib has started an air charter cargo company, since there’s hardly any land transportation in his home country of Papua, Indonesia. He has traveled more than 8,000 miles to Shawnee, Oklahoma, and leased his first airplane from Pacific Air Holdings, a Shawnee aircraft leasing company. Now Murib and Pacific Air Holdings President Darrin Lofton are working on getting a second, and maybe third, aircraft to Indonesia to help take more resources into the mountains. By Siandhara Bonnet, The Shawnee News-Star. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1009 words.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Myriad Botanical Gardens, which for several years attracted hundreds of families each winter with a temporary carousel, is set to add a permanent ride in August between the park’s children’s garden and the Thunder Fountain. The ride itself is well known among south Oklahoma City residents who might have enjoyed the carousel during visits to Crossroads Mall. The rides ended when the attempted rebranding of the mall as a Hispanic marketplace failed to meet expectations and was closed by owners Michael Dillard and Roddy Bates. By Steve Lackmeyer, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 571 words.
For use Monday, July 9, and thereafter.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Jeffrey Meek is the resident costume designer for Lyric Theatre in Oklahoma City. Now in his 19th season with Lyric, Meek hits his creative peak nowadays not at Halloween but in the summer, when Lyric shifts from producing modest musicals at its intimate Plaza District theater to mounting large-scale, fully-orchestrated summer shows in the 2,477-seat theater at the Civic Center Music Hall. By Brandy McDonnell, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,120 words.
EXCHANGE-HEART PATIENT-SECOND CHANCE
NORMAN, Okla. — Lisa Marti had no history of heart issues when she went into cardiac arrest while working as a medical assistant at Norman Regional’s Endocrinology Associates. Marti coded about 10 times before cardiologist Dr. Muhammad Salim put in a permanent pacemaker, which stabilized her heart function. Marti’s children and parents said they have an even deeper appreciation for their mother now and are so grateful to her coworkers and the emergency responders who saved her life. By Joy Hampton, The Norman Transcript. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1020 words.
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