The City Sentinel
Archive for: July, 2011

Oklahoma City implementing mandatory water rotation program

Staff Report Oklahoma City is producing all the treated water it can at this time but water pressure remains poor in the northwest and southwest parts of the city. Monday afternoon, the City of Oklahoma City declared a mandatory odd/even water rotation program for all citizens and other communities that use Oklahoma City water. The […]

OU students honored for pro-Israel activism


By Patrick B. McGuigan Senior Editor Students from the University of Oklahoma, including two from Oklahoma City, were named “Activists of the Year” at the recent national meeting of the America Israel Public Affairs Council (AIPAC). The contingent was in good company. They were honored along with students from Indiana University and the University of […]

America-Israel Friendship League’s Youth Ambassador Student Exchange (YASE) a hit


Staff Report One year ago, Taylor Fogle, a high school senior from Bartlesville, had the opportunity to meet young Israelis her own age and travel with them in the U.S. and Israel. She is convinced that, when it comes to news about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, it is wise to take all […]

Case Triple Threat Rodeo Competition on July 16 to benefit Habitat for Humanity


Staff Report OCT Equipment, a Case Construction Equipment dealership with 58-year local history, is hosting a Case Triple Threat Rodeo Series Competition on Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at 7100 SW 3. The Case Triple Threat Rodeo is a competitive event that pits our area’s most talented heavy equipment operators […]

Carousel opens at Poteet Theatre on Friday, July 15, 2011


  Staff Report This month, Poteet Theatre presents CAROUSEL, based on the play LILIOM by Ferenc Molnar. In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, played by New York actor Andy Biddy captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan, played by Kristen Fitzgerald. […]

Downtown Y, CircusFit encourage healthy living in local children


By Jessica Findley Staff Writer The Edward L. Gaylord Downtown YMCA recently hosted CircusFit that is designed to incorporate nutrition, physical activity and healthy living in schools and after-school programs. Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus created CircusFit to aid educators in teaching children about the importance of being healthy and active. The program includes […]

Art Show and Poster Contest Spurred to Support Mental Illness in Oklahoma


  By Pam Paul The City Sentinel Staff The Oklahoma Mental Health Consumer Council (OMHCC) officials said they will hold their First Annual Art Show & Fundraiser on August 19, 2011 from 4-10pm. It will raise money to aid those with mental illness through empowering, advocating, and fostering self- determination through systemic change. “Because a […]

Barresi gets both applause and boos after early funding decisions

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Senior Editor   Thursday morning, July 7 a group dubbed Educators for Facts, Openness, Responsibility and Truth (EFFORT) plans to hold a demonstration against Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi and recent spending decisions at the state Department of Education. The event is slotted, organizers say, for the Cox Convention Center. […]

Made in Oklahoma Coalition introduces new iPhone app


staff report   Oklahomans now have a new tool to learn more about Made in Oklahoma Coalition (MIO) products, with the launch of the MIO iPhone app. “The MIO iPhone app will make it much easier for Oklahomans to support local companies, products and restaurants,” said MIO spokeswoman Sharra Martin. The application is free to […]

KIPP Reach Academy Students reflect on their experience at the collage prep school

rom left to right, Seondre Carolina, Sung-Kook Guevara, Anthony Lay. Photo by Stacy Martin

By Stacy Martin Editor KIPP Reach Academy has taken the word “reach” quite literally in recent years. Although it is a middle school, it is now reaching far beyond its grade levels t help students attain scholarships to private schools, boarding schools, and eventually college. So KIPP’s staff promotes its enthusiastic, high-achieving students to prestigious […]

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