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Arts & Entertainment The official public grand opening of the IFLY Oklahoma City indoor skydiving venue will take place on Saturday, April 30.  Photo provided.

Grand opening of IFLY OKC indoor skydiving venue set for April 30 »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The official public grand opening of the IFLY Oklahoma City indoor skydiving venue will take place on Saturday, April 30.  The event will be…

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The 2016 Festival of the Arts will take place April 19-24 at its new location, Bicentennial Park in Downtown Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

OKC Festival of the Arts set to begin April 19 at new location »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 2016 Festival of the Arts will take place April 19-24 in Downtown Oklahoma City. This year, the Festival is in a new location…

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CityRep: ‘Ultimately shattering’ drama “’night, Mother” continues at CitySpace Theater until April 17 »

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – When it premiered in the 1980s, Marsha Norman’s drama “’night, Mother” was described in one memorable review as “ultimately shattering.” This reviewer has no…

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OKC Attorney Donna J. Jackson named as SHINE Foundation Chair »

Oklahoma City attorney Donna J. Jackson has recently been named Chairman of the SHINE Foundation, a program that puts low-level offenders and student volunteers to work on community service projects.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City attorney Donna J. Jackson has been named board chair of the SHINE…

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Sister Cities OKC’s Global Vision Award honors icons Wanda Jackson and Vince Gill »

Oklahoma music icons Wanda Jackson and Vince Gill will be awarded the prestigious Sister Cities OKC’s Global Vision Award at their annual luncheon on Wednesday, May 18.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma music icons Wanda Jackson and Vince Gill will be awarded the Global Vision…

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Carl Bernstein will keynote 2016 Oklahoma awards banquet for Society of Professional Journalists »

Bernstein will be the keynote speaker during the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Oklahoma Chapter’s 2016 Annual Awards Banquet on April 30.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – During the early 1970s, Washington Post Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke the Watergate…

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News

Symposium set to discuss “Oklahoma Project for Systematic Change” this weekend (April 29 and 30) »

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma City’s Human Community Network (HCN) forum will meet on April 29 and 30 to explore and develop the Oklahoma Project for Systemic Transformation. Participants will discuss how citizens can work together to develop a robust infrastructure to make systemic…

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Six of Oklahoma’s ‘leading ladies’ garner Byliner Awards from Association for Women in Communications »

Scholarship award winners from the Association for Women in Communications: Pictured are  students Aubree Hughes, Oklahoma Christian University, Caylie Patton, Southwestern Oklahoma State, and Maleyia Vaughn-Oklahoma City University. They are flanked by AWC President Jamie Davis and scholarship committee chair Tina Evans on the left. News9 anchor Amanda Taylor, M.C. for the recent awards celebration, is at the right.

Staff Report The Oklahoma City Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications honored six of Oklahoma’s “leading ladies” for their contributions to the state and community at the recent 58th Annual Byliner Awards Luncheon in Oklahoma City.  Always one of the hottest tickets in…

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Paul English, veteran state Capitol reporter, dies after long illness »

A rally for “Just Lawmaking and Sensible Lawmakers” will be held on Saturday, April 2 at the Oklahoma State Capitol south plaza at noon. File photo

by Patrick B. McGuigan After a lengthy illness, the legendary Paul English, one of  Oklahoma’s most respected journalists, has died at the age of 79. Mike Shannon (managing editor at the state’s largest newspaper) said Thursday, “Paul covered the capitol and state government for The…

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ReMerge wins Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards’ Self-Sufficiency honor »

ReMerge of Oklahoma County has been awarded the Boeing Self-Sufficiency Award and $7,500 by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits. Pictured from left: Caitlin Redding Taylor, ReMerge Deputy Director; Terri Woodland, ReMerge Executive Director; and Boeing employees Karen Mata and Jeb Boatman.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter ReMerge of Oklahoma County has been awarded the Boeing Self-Sufficiency Award and $7,500 by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits.  The award was given as part of the annual Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards Gala, which honors the outstanding work…

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Education Lisa Storm, seen her with some of her students, has been honored for her work teaching about agriculture at Heritage Elementary School in Kingfisher. Photo provided.

Oklahoma teacher selected for 2016 Excellence In Teaching About Agriculture Award

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (NAITCO), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Farm Credit has announced that Oklahoman Lisa Storm has been selected as one of the winners…

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Government State Treasurer Ken Miller

Oklahoma’s March 2016 Gross Receipts to Treasury are lowest in four years

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – March Gross Receipts to the Treasury are the lowest March total in four years, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced this week. March receipts of $940.4 million are less than March of…

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Editorial Julie Knutson, president and CEO of the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, based in Norman. Photo Provided

COMMENTARY: Judicial Reform? Keep Selection Over Election

By Julie Knutson In 2014, The Oklahoma Academy annual Town Hall focused on Oklahoma’s Health, and throughout the three-day session a common phrase was often heard: “At least we aren’t as unhealthy as Mississippi.” The 2015…

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Commentary Patrick McGuigan, Publisher, The City Sentinel

This Journalist’s Creed: In Love, Meeting Jesus, Along The Way

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher Edmond, Oklahoma – I saw Him last summer at Lake Hefner, when our Jewish community prayed for three young men, children of Abraham murdered in another spurt of violence aimed at…

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Business NewView Oklahoma was honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2015 Employment Growth Award for its efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind.  Photo provided.

NewView Oklahoma earns 2015 Employment Growth Award, offers free luncheon

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NewView Oklahoma was recently honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2015 Employment Growth Award. The award…

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Sports The Sooner Stilettos participated with the OU Women’s Basketball Team in an “Uncommon Spirit, a week of  Uncommon Service to the community.” Featured are Coach Jan Ross, OU Women’s Basketball Team, Sooner Stiletto President Mary Blankenship Pointer and Major Carlyle Gargis from the Salvation Army. The volunteers assisted clients in selecting groceries for food assistance at the Salvation Army. Photo Provided

‘Sooner Stilettos’ – continuing to mentor and inspire University of Oklahoma players and students

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Members of the Sooner Stilettos have emerged as role models and leaders in a program that emphasizes scholarship and pride among the young women who pass through the OU women’s basketball…

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22nd Annual People with Disabilities Awareness Day set for April 5

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Tuesday, April 5 the 22nd annual People With Disabilities Awareness Day will be held at the Oklahoma State Capitol from 12 – 4:30 p.m.  Registration and check in will…

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Faith American Muslim Scholar Imam Suhaib Webb was the keynote speaker at the CAIR-OK 10th Anniversary Awards Banquet in Norman on April 2.  Photo provided.

CAIR-OK celebrates people “Advancing Together” at 10th Annual Awards Banquet

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Council of Islamic Relations (CAIR) Oklahoma Chapter held its 10th Anniversary Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 2, at the Embassy Suites Convention Center, in Norman. The event was themed…

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