BY BRYAN PAINTER, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Jun 22, 2014
Music and Jim Garling were a pair for a long time, and sure, he played for audiences. But then Garling, 65, of Guthrie, became involved in helping start churches. At that point, he really began giving away, or at least sharing, his passion for not just country music, but cowboy music.
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and the May 3, 1999 tornado outbreak resulting in more than 40 deaths. He has extensive experience in human interest stories and coverage of victims, striving to stress the importance of the individual behind the numbers.