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Archive for: September, 2011

Fallin, Barresi seek $60 million early childhood education grant from Obama administration

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has placed Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi in charge of fashioning the state’s application for a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Oklahoma will seek up to $60 million from the Obama administration’s Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) […]

Treasurer’s Commentary: Shaken or stirred

By State Treasurer Ken Miller Today, Oklahoma continues to embrace recovery while our nation continues to stall. Our state has outperformed throughout the upturn, but cannot swim against tide forever. Oklahoma needs a strong national economy, just as the nation needs a resilient global economy. Persistent economic weakness has prompted discussion of another round of […]

No Loch Ness Monsters, but 2011 Oklahoma Regatta promises racing dragons

Photos Provided by: Georgia Read, Read Studios

By Joan Menton The City Sentinel Staff For the first time in Oklahoma, the National Dragon Boat Championships will be held in Oklahoma City as part of the Oklahoma Regatta Festival Sept. 29-Oct. 2, organizers said. The debut of the 2000-year-old water racing sport promises adrenaline-laced excitement during the free, four-day event, which draws tens […]

Puggerfest Promises Mardi Gras Madness for 2011

King & Queen from 2010

Darla Shelden Grab your Mardi Gras beads and mask and head for Puggerfest 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10a to 4p at Stars and Stripes Park in Oklahoma City. This year’s theme is Mardi Gras Madness. A drawing for the second annual King and Queen of Puggerfest will result in each winner receiving a […]

The Last Night of Ballyhoo – a fine time at the theater

(L to R) Jeanie Cooper, Donald Jordan and Augusta Abene in CityRep’s production of “The Last Night of Ballyhoo.” Photo by Wendy Mutz

by Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor The Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre has lauched its tenth season in style. In the intimate basement setting of City Space (the Civic Center basement), the strong cast of seven performers bring to life “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” Alfred Uhry’s award-winning comedy. Lala Levy (Augusta Abene), so overwrought with […]

Metaphysics teaching session at OCU on Saturday called “life-changing” by many

Left: Dr. Daniel Condron, Chancellor, College of Metaphysics   Right: Oklahoma City School of Metaphysics Director Doug Bannister is joined in the school library by Ivy Norris. Photo by Stacy Martin

By Stacy Martin Managing Editor Who would want to be able to reach their fullest potential and to have the added benefits of experience that all the love and goodness the world has to offer? Sound impossible in this stress-drenched world? It’s not. These can be the benefits of a steady commitment to learning the […]

Fairy Ball to sprinkle magic on the Paseo this weekend How shall we beguile the lazy Summer if not with some delight?


Special to The City Sentinel Paseo’s Annual Fairy Ball is offering a response to this question with a free evening full of musical wonder and dance on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This eagerly-awaited evening has been a favorite with children of all ages for 10 years. Parents, grandparents, and friends […]

Former Corporation Commissioner Jim Roth asked to return to public service


By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Recently former Corporation Commissioner Jim Roth was appointed by Governor Mary Fallin to the Oklahoma Election Board. Roth’s first gubernatorial appointment was by former Governor Brad Henry in 2007 when he was asked to serve as a State Corporation Commissioner. Fallin has appointed three members and two alternates to the […]

Oklahoma City University named among top places to work


Staff Report Oklahoma City University has been called one of the nation’s best colleges for which to work for the fourth consecutive year, according to “The Chronicle of Higher Education’s ‘2011 Great Colleges to Work For;’ ” report. OCU was specifically recognized for its exemplary teaching environment, one that provides innovative and high-quality instruction. “Our […]

A decade after 9/11, Oklahoman who lost son in Iraqi war questions it all


  To the Editor:   My son was sixteen at the time Bin Laden’s crew of twenty some hijackers, sixteen or so from Saudi Arabia, the rest from Yemen, who trained to fly in America, executed the 9-11 attacks.   The wise men we elected to office waged war on Afghanistan to get Bin Laden. […]

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