The City Sentinel
Archive for: June, 2011

Mass Transit downtown streetcar and eventual light rail plan details emerge at meeting

William F. O’Brien

The proposed plan for the mass transit system for downtown Oklahoma City was unveiled last week at a meeting held at the First Methodist Church Auditorium on NW 4th St. Larry Hopper of the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority, spoke of how Oklahoma City’s development. He said it was shaped in large part by […]

The Arts Council says it’s Storytelling time in September

Beth Horner

The Arts Council of Oklahoma City is proud to announce their storytellers for the 2011 Storytelling festival, to be held downtown at the Arts Council campus Sept. 9-10. (These storytellers) are as hilarious as they are inspirational and I know they will make this a very special year,” said Rachel Findley, storytelling festival director said. […]

Keeping pets safe from the summer heat


  Staff Report Just as people take precautions in dealing with the heat, owners need to do the same for their pets, said Dr. Carolynn MacAllister, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension veterinarian. “Heat exhaustion is just as dangerous for animals as it is for humans. A parent should never leave a child closed up in […]

City teacher union sparks new reform discussions


The local American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO has sparked new education reform discussion with a broad proposal, its president said. The union says the plans is intended to increase teacher accountability and responsibility, as a means to improve classroom performance. The plan unveiled by Oklahoma City AFT President Ed Allen also addresses other areas of […]

Red, White and Boom!

Sandi Patty

Free Independence Day Concert and Fireworks Spectacular Oklahoma City – On Sunday, July 3, 2011, at 8:30pm, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Maestro Joel Levine are proud to present the fourth annual “Red, White, & Boom! Concert and Fireworks Spectacular” starring Sandi Patty. This concert is free to the public and celebrates Independence Day with […]

Parents Assistance Center helps strengthen local families

After decades of helping rebuild families and repair relationships, the Parents Assistance Center is still going strong. As stated in their vision, PAC is striving to become the most recognized resource leader within the community for strengthening families and diminishing violence. “We are a nonprofit organization and we provide parenting education classes for parents and […]

Many outdoor fires banned in Oklahoma County

The Oklahoma City Fire Department, in coordination with Oklahoma, Cleveland and Canadian counties, emphasizes all parts of Oklahoma City continue to be under a burn ban until further notice.  The only exception is outdoor cooking in gas grills, charcoal grills or smokers only with no open or exposed flames and having a hooded cooking area.  […]

Health department offers prevention tips for heat-related illnesses

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Doctors and emergency rooms can easy predict that summer as a prime time for injuries, heat illness and similar ails because so many people get outside for sports and other outdoor activities, health experts say. The Oklahoma City-County Health Department has plenty of advice to offer to the community in attempt to ward off such […]

deadCENTER: “Elevate” lifts up its audience

By William F. O’Brien Contributing Writer In Thies, a small community in the West African nation of Senegal is a school operated by an American foundation, the Sports for Education and Economic Development in Senegal. That school is known by the acronym “SEEDS. It seeks to provide a rigorous education in both academics and training […]

Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb declares state of emergency due to western Oklahoma wildfires and drought conditions

    Staff Report   At the request of Governor Mary Fallin, Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb today (Friday, June 24) declared a State of Emergency for 33 Oklahoma counties due to extreme or exceptional drought conditions and the associated wildfires, which threaten the lives and property of the people in the area designated in western […]

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