Three newspapers join OPA

Two business members and one sustaining member were recently added to the OPA directory. The Board of Directors approved the three membership applications during its meeting on March 29.
     Choctaw Times is a weekly newspaper that began publishing in late 2009 and is printed in Oklahoma County. Staff includes Steven Kizziar as publisher, Ryan Horton as editor and Joel Schmidt as advertising manager.
     The Friday Gazette covers McLoud, Okla. and is printed weekly in Pottawatomie County. Its periodical mailing permit has been in effect since January 2010. Brian Blansett serves as publisher, Matt Montgomery is editor and Reita Easley is ad manager.
     The new sustaining member, OK Jailbirds, is a group of monthly publications distributed throughout Oklahoma featuring photos, names and charges of arrestees.