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Archive for: April, 2011

Palestinian woman visits city to study urban development as part of Eisenhower Fellowship

From left, former state Rep. Laura Boyd, Nisreen Shahin of the Rawabi Foundation, Councilwoman Meg Salyer and Mayor Mick Cornett. Boyd was local guide and mentor to Shahin, an Eisenhower Fellow, during the Palestinian woman’s visit here. Shahin is studying urban planning as she leads “quality of life” programs in development of Rawabi City, a few miles north of Ramallah in the West Bank. Photo Provided

From left, former state Rep. Laura Boyd, Nisreen Shahin of the Rawabi Foundation, Councilwoman Meg Salyer and Mayor Mick Cornett. Boyd was local guide and mentor to Shahin, an Eisenhower Fellow, during the Palestinian woman’s visit here. Shahin is studying urban planning as she leads “quality of life” programs in development of Rawabi City, a […]

OMRF opens highly anticipated new research tower

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Staff Report It seemed fitting. A state of the art medical research foundations has now opened its state-of the art addition to its headquarters. At a ceremony in Oklahoma City Gov. Mary Fallin dedicated the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s new 186,000-square-foot research tower. The project caps the largest expansion in OMRF’s 65-year history. The facility […]

11th Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Will Be Held this Sunday, Additional Information on Ways for Spectators to Participate

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WHAT: The organizers of the 11th annual Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon would like to ensure that your audience is aware of the numerous opportunities that those who will not be running have to participate in this weekend’s festivities. In addition to the information below, the public is encouraged to join along the marathon route to […]

City prepares for multiple events downtown on Sunday, May 1

A marathon, an arts festival and a possible second round NBA playoff game will bring tens of thousands of people downtown on Sunday. If the Memphis Grizzlies win tonight’s NBA game, the Oklahoma City Thunder will tip off the second round of the NBA playoffs at noon, Sunday, May 1 at the Oklahoma City Arena. […]

First United Methodist Church celebrates anniversary, prepares for Memorial Run

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By Billie Rodely Staff Writer The juxtaposition of jackhammers and Jesus does not appear to deter the faithful of Oklahoma City’s First United Methodist Church at the intersection of NW 4th and Robinson. Like other areas of downtown, street reconstruction and work crews present a challenge for drivers and even pedestrians in the burgeoning heart […]

Women in politics

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By Sara Jane Rose If a society’s health were measured by the health of its women and children, then Oklahoma is on life support. The statistical rankings regarding (#1)women’s  incarceration (#1), child abuse deaths (#5), and teen pregnancy to mention a few, consistently designate us as one of the nation’s unhealthiest states for women and […]

Parking options for the Festival of the Arts and Memorial Marathon

  Media Contact: Michael Scroggins, Public Information Officer Office: (405) 297-2107   Mobile: (405) 837-9510 michael.scroggins@okc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2011 Downtown Parking Options Places to Park for the Festival of the Arts and Memorial Marathon Thousands of visitors will descend on downtown Oklahoma City for the popular Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts (April […]

Downtown YMCA raises $77,665 to helps strengthen Community

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Staff Report The Edward L. Gaylord Downtown YMCA raised $77,665 through its annual Community Support Campaign to help ensure that no child, family or adult is ever turned away at the Y. Funds raised provide financial support to individuals and families in need, so that they can participate in Y programs and services, officials said. […]

Young Democrats elect new officers

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Staff Report   At the 2011 state onvention of the Young Democrats of Oklahoma, (held at the University of Oklahoma this month), these following individuals were elected to Executive Committee Positions. President: Brittany Novotny; Executive Vice President: Noah Pena; Vice President of Membership: Stuart Campbell; Secretary: Anna Langthorn; Treasurer: Summer Shije YDO National Committeewoman: Cassi […]

Downtown OKC’s 45th annual Festival of the Arts arriving in late April Community Celebration of the Visual, Performing and Culinary Arts

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Staff Report It’s time for the Festival of the Arts and that means fine arts, entertaining activities, fine foods and of course, rain, which would be an especially welcome sight this year in the drought-ravaged, Sooner state. Precipitation will most assuredly  arrive with the 45th annual Festival of the Arts, a standing joke amongst many […]

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