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

June 8, 2018

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The AP’s updated plan for the weekend:

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FOR USE Sunday, June 10 and thereafter:

EXCHANGE-ELECTIONS-WORKERS

NORMAN, Okla. — Cleveland County Election Board officials say with three hotly contested elections coming up, they are in need of more precinct workers. The hours are long and the pay is low, but for many, like Noble resident Tracy Mamone, the rewards are worth the effort. Cleveland County Election Board Secretary Bryant Rains would like to get 100 more polling place workers signed up and trained for the upcoming elections. By Joy Hampton, The Norman Transcript. SENT IN ADVANCE: 778 words.

EXCHANGE-HIGHWAY PATROL-DEATHS

CADDO, Okla. — Two deadly gunbattles 40 years ago in southern Oklahoma between a pair of heavily armed prison escapees and Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers still impact the way state police are trained and equipped today. Then-Gov. David Boren called the events of May 26, 1978, in Caddo and Kenefic “the worst single tragedy in the 40-year history of this law enforcement agency.” While this tragedy inflicted pain and deep sorrow among law enforcement throughout Oklahoma, the suffering would be repeated three more times before the end of the year, making 1978 the deadliest year in the annals of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. By Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2082 words.

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FOR USE Monday, June 11 and thereafter:

EXCHANGE-OKLAHOMA VETERANS-SUICIDE

CRESCENT, Okla. — Jeffrey Holley was one of 159 military veterans who took their own lives in Oklahoma in 2015, according to figures from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Only 21 at the time of his death, he is a part of a pattern that has troubled mental health providers, veterans advocates and policymakers: young Oklahoma military veterans dying by suicide in alarmingly high numbers. By Silas Allen, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2720 words.

EXCHANGE-PARK-LITERARY LANDMARK

TULSA, Okla. — Librarians and teachers were some of the first professions black women could take to escape what John Whittington Franklin called domestic jobs. Franklin shared this last month to a crowd at John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, where multiple organizations dedicated the park recently as a national Literary Landmark. By Harrison Grimwood, Tulsa World. SENT IN ADVANCE: 663 words.

The AP, Oklahoma City

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