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Archive for: June, 2011

Wildfire Danger Very High

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At noon today (Friday, June 24), Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS), a division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, alerted the public to the potential for large fires especially west of I-35. “The conditions predicted for this weekend have the potential for extreme wildfire behavior,” said George Geissler, Oklahoma State Forester. “We are urging […]

County Republicans to hold June 25 cookout

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Staff Report   On Saturday, June 25, the Oklahoma County Republican Party will be hosting its 1st Annual County Cookout Classic at Sportsman’s Country Club. The event will start at 4 p.m. and end at dusk. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided. The cost is $5 per person with children under six eating for […]

City issues downtown traffic advisory for week

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Following is a summary of road detours and clsing in the downotown area related to Project 180. City officials strong urge that those visiting or wrking downtown allow extra time to reach their destinations. Four-Way Stop at Robinson and Sheridan Intersection* A four-way stop sign will be placed at the intersection of Robinson and Sheridan […]

State Treasurer Ken Miller: “The Crisis is Over”

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Senior Editor In his monthly interaction with Capitol reporters, Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller was upbeat about continued forward momentum for the economy and resulting finance trends for state government. Further, he said it is “always” the right time to look at right-sizing government functions. One reporter asked if continued positive economic […]

The City Sentinel hires summer intern as its staff builds

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Staff Report The City Sentinel is proud to announce it has hired Jessica Findley as a summer intern under the Oklahoma Press Association’s Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation internship program. She will be a general assignment reporter. Her areas of particular interest include sports, health/nutrition, fitness, religion, the environment and community service. However she will about a […]

Clara Luper, May 23, 1923 – June 8, 2011, Service Information

  by Patrick B. McGuigan Senior Editor Funeral services for Clara Luper of Oklahoma City will be held Friday, June 17 at the Cox Center. A morning of tribute and farewell will commence 10 a.m., at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, proceeding from there in motorcade to the downtown convention facility, where formal services, a celebration […]

Premiere “Oklahoma Follies” allows local seniors to shine onstage

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Senior Editor   The first-ever production of a “senior follies” musical extravaganza, this weekend at Oklahoma City University, is a “home run” production full of professional-quality music, humor, bright lights, classy costumes and good entertainment.   Additionally, there’s something special about watching a 90-year-old woman tap dance like a teenager. It […]

Food Pyramid Comes Full Circle

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  staff report First there were rectangles, then boxes, circles, and finally triangles. Now we’re back to circles. It seems the U.S. Department of Agriculture almost seems to have combine geometry lessons with nutrition guidelines during the past nine decades. The 2011 incarnation is back to square…well, circle one, that is. And it paints quite […]

Death of legendary civil rights leader provokes chorus of praise

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  CapitolBeatOK Staff Report Editor’s Note: Clara Luper of Oklahoma City died late on June 8, 2011. On June 9, CapitolBeatOK and other news organizations were inundated with praise for the legendary civil rights leader. Samples of words eulogizing her long life and career from prominent Oklahomans follow. State Rep. Jabar Shumate, a Tulsa Democrat […]

McAffrey to speak on June 11 at “Americans United” dialogue in state Senate chamber

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Staff Report   State Rep. Al McAffrey of MidTown Oklahoma City will be a featured speaker on Saturday, June 11, for the Oklahoma City Chapter of Americans United for Separation for Church & State. The group has included McAffrey in a list of speakers for its annual Spring Dialogue.   The event, free and open […]

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