The City Sentinel
Archive for: May, 2011

Northwest Classen High’s boys soccer team went deep into the Class 5A post-season competition

Before playoffs, they won the Bishop Kelley tournament, and are shown in this photograph celebrating that title. The lads defeated Sand Springs 2-1; then host Bishop Kelley in a 6-5 shootout classic; Booker T. Washington 2-0 and, for the championship, Tulsa East Central, 2-0. In addition to Antonio Zamarippa, headed to Oklahoma Wesleyan University on […]

Eternal joy in the creator’s eye: Paseo Festival’s top artists on process, magic, peace, and meaning

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Senior Editor   (May 30, 2011) — Four artistic men who channel creativity through remarkably diverse media won top honors at this week’s Paseo Arts Festival.   Scott Gamble of Cumming, Georgia (near Atlanta), was named “Best of Show” in juried competition at the 2011 Paseo Arts Festival. Sunday evening (May […]

Paseo Arts Festival is here! Memorial Day Weekend, May 28, 29, 30, 2011

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THE ARTISTS The Paseo features over 80 Artists, selected by expert jurors, as participants in the festival. View our Map to find your favorite artists. MUSIC STAGES The Festival’s North & South Music Stages will showcase the talent of Oklahoma’s best musicians and entertainers. CHILDREN AREA Artists of the Future hours are Saturday and Sunday […]

PRESIDENT DECLARES A MAJOR DISASTER FOR OKLAHOMA

News Release WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to Oklahoma to supplement the state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding during the period of April 21-28, 2011. Federal funding is available to state and eligible […]

The Salvation Army departs downtown with $5 million donation from Chesapeake Energy

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By Danniel Parker Staff Writer   The Salvation Army is moving its facilities out of downtown with the help of a $5 million donation of Chesapeake. It will make room for another, scenic downtown park, city officials say. The money is slated to build the charity’s new Center of Hope at N.W 10 and Pennsylvania […]

City offices to close Memorial Day

  City offices will close on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no trash and recycling pick up on Memorial Day.  If your regularly scheduled pick up day is Monday, have the Big Blue cart and Little Blue recycling bin to the curb by 6 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1. […]

The Mix: Art by the Ounce brings a party to a museum setting

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By Danniel Parker Staff Writer Charles Bukowski once said, “Drinking is an emotional thing. It joggles you out of the standardism of everyday life, out of everything being the same.” Similar Dionysian nothings could be said about appreciating a good piece of art work offered to aficionados downtown last week. The OKC Event Production Company, […]

Gnawing the bone: Analyzing Oklahoma’s 2012 budget

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Governor Mary Fallin and Republican legislative leaders expressed deep satisfaction with the 2012 budget that finished moving the Legislature last week. Critics had a different view, but an all-Republican team fashioned a budget for the first time in Oklahoma history. While the details are important, the broad spending picture is, unsurprisingly, […]

OKC Spraygrounds, Family Aquatic Centers set to open Saturday, May 28

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  Staff Report While area school children are putting the final touches on school projects and end-of-term book reports, employees with the City of Oklahoma City are putting their own final touches on the City’s aquatics facilities in preparation for the busy summer season. The City’s 16 spraygrounds and two family aquatic centers will open […]

City to collect storm debris in certain areas

  Staff Report Although Oklahoma City was spared major damage by Tuesday’s tornadoes, some homes in southwest Oklahoma City were left with tree and brush debris. The City’s Solid Waste crews will remove the debris as part of bulk waste collections May 30 – June 3.  Crews will also conduct a special collection effort next […]

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