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Archive for: May, 2011

Walk for Multiple Sclerosis exceeds all expectations

Amanda Meyers (center), a young person living with MS with fellow walkers.

By Pam Paul The City Sentinel Staff The turnout for the recent Oklahoma City Walk for Multiple Sclerosis (Walk MS OKC) raised nearly $150,000, far above expectations, organizers said. Over 2,100 people participated, several hundred walkers and $30,000 more than anticipated. It was hailed as a success. Candace Richardson, Health Resources Advocate for the National […]

Central Oklahoma “Bike to Work Day” Friday, May 20

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“You’ve got a ticket to ride…”   Staff  Report Rising gasoline prices, a greater emphasis on health, and growing awareness of alternate transportation modes may point to another successful Bike to Work Day. This year’s official day will be celebrated throughout the Central Oklahoma region May 20. Perhaps another incentive is the fact that it […]

Lyric Theatre’s first Open House event set for Lyric’s Plaza Theater Saturday, May 21

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  Staff Report The event at Lyric’s Thelma Gaylord Academy & Production Center from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday May, 21. This free fun family event is open to the entire greater Oklahoma City metropolitan community, organizers said. As Lyric’s Title Sponsor for many years, Chesapeake Energy is proud to be the presenting […]

Oklahoma City-Area Graduations to be Streamed Online from Cox Center

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  Staff  Report Area residents can observe several large local, high school and college graduations live online that are scheduled to be held at the Cox Center, said Ryan McGhee, Cox spokesman. The graduations will be available online through a live streaming webcam originating at the convention center, located at One Myriad Gardens. Those who […]

Paseo Arts Festival Gears up for May 28-30 tradition

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  Staff Report On Memorial Day Weekend 1977 a group of creative-minded people strung a banner across Paseo announcing the “Paseo Village Street Festival”. A small group of artists proudly displayed their works on makeshift tables and easels and local musicians provided a festive atmosphere.  In 1982 the Paseo Arts Association was formed to organize […]

A look inside an inner city school struggling with multiple challenges, including “needing improvement” sanctions

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By Danniel Parker Staff Writer For the fourth year in a row, Taft Middle School is on the No Child Left Behind “Needs Improvement List,” and its administrators and teachers are frustrated and worried, they say. If Taft makes the list next year, the school will be forced to restructure, which sometimes means firing half […]

OKC Gets Its Own Grand Prix

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Danniel Parker Oklahoma City and the Principality of Monaco now have yet another thing in common besides a fondness for French Fries. Now we both host a Grand Prix. Mark McAuliffe, the CEO of OKC Motorsports just signed an exclusive agreement with American Le Mans, our nations version of the organization behind worlds oldest sports […]

2011 Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers Food Drive

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Staff Report The Letter Carriers’ “Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers Food Drive” continues through Saturday, May 14. The goal of this fund and food drive is to collect $800,000 and 900,000 pounds of food to feed hungry families, children and seniors in Oklahoma. Chesapeake Energy and Devon Corp. are corporate sponsors, food bank officials said. […]

MidCity legislators comment favorably on district lines for Senate, House

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Reapportionment plans have been announced for the state House of Representatives and the Senate. The House plan appears headed for strong approval in that chamber, and there is little reason to think it will not also gain approval in the upper chamber. As for the Senate redistricting maps released yesterday (May 11), it is certain […]

Now, for something really different: CityRep to present The Great American Trailer Park Musical

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Senior Editor The Oklahoma City Reperatory Theatre is presenting, “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” May 20, 21 and 22. The story is by Betsy Kelso, with music/lyrics by David Nehls. The show is a collaboration of CityRep and the Opera and Music Theatre department at University of Central Oklahoma. The […]

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