The City Sentinel
Archive for: October, 2011

Andrew Rice will resign from Senate on January 15


By Patrick B. McGuigan Senate Minority Leader Andrew Rice, an Oklahoma City Democrat, announced today (Tuesday, October 18) he was resigning effective Jan. 15, 2012. In a statement sent to The City Sentinel and other news organizations, Rice said he had submitted letters to Secretary of the Senate Paul Ziriax, President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, […]

7th Annual Red Feather Gala to honor Brad and Kim Henry during special ceremony

Artist Yolanda White Antelope donates her pottery creations each year to the Red Feathers Gala silent auction event to raise money for the OKC Indian Clinic. Photo by Mariano Badillo

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The Seventh Annual Red Feather Gala to benefit the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 in the Grand Ballroom at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, (formerly the Cox Center) 1 Myriad Gardens. All money raised will go to expanding services at the clinic to […]


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Public Service Announcement On Tuesday, October 18, 2011, the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission is hosting a Celebration of Human Rights in Oklahoma at the Oklahoma History Center, which is located in the Northeast corner of the State Capitol Complex at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. There will be a reception in the Chesapeake […]

Whole Foods Market Open in Oklahoma City’s Midtown area

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Staff Report Whole Foods Market has opened its 41,000-square- foot whole and organic foods store in Midtown, featuring a wide variety of healthy food fare, including artisanal products from Oklahoma, company officials said. Local products range from Oklahoma-raised grass-fed beef and local goat cheese to organic produce and more than 50 types of antipasti and […]

Experiencing “Passages” from The Book – for all seasons

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor After five months that brought thousands of people each week to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the “Passages” biblical artifacts exhibit is passing on. Thanks to the Green family, founders of Hobby Lobby, this unique high-tech and old books exhibition made its world premiere here in the American […]

Gloria Steinem honors late friend Wilma Mankiller with tree planting ceremony at OCU

Attendees of the tree planting ceremony honoring Chief Wilma Mankiller included (L-R) guest singer Jerod Tate, Mankiller's daughters Gina Olaya and Felicia Olaya, activist Gloria Steinem, Mankiller's husband Charlie Soap, OCU Student Government Association President Emma Velez, attorney Gary Homsey and Senior Judge Stephanie Seymour who serves on the Oklahoma State-Federal-Tribal Council and the OCU School of Law Executive Board.   Photos by Darla Shelden

  By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   Well known writer, lecturer, and feminist activist, Gloria Steinem was recently Oklahoma City University’s guest of honor during a tree planting ceremony held in remembrance of Wilma Pearl Mankiller.   Two trees were planted during the dedication ceremony.  Mankiller’s daughters, Gina and Felicia Olaya, remembered their mother with […]

Girl Scouts to offer fall break activities for both Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts


Staff Report The Girl Scouts-Western Oklahoma will offer two events for girls during this year’s school Fall Break: Fall Break Workshops for Girls Oct. 24-28 at the council office in Oklahoma City, and Fall Break Camp Oct. 17-21. It isn’t necessary to be a Girl Scout to participate in any of the activities, but there […]

Google Opens Data Center in Mayes County, Data Center “Powered Up” in Ceremony Featuring VIPs


Staff Report PRYOR, OK – A crowd of more than 700 people gathered in a festive atmosphere at the new Google Data Center in Pryor, Okla., 35 miles west of Tulsa for the official opening of the company’s newest data center, organizers said. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin headlined the western-themed event entitled “Google Connects with […]

The low down on Higher Ed

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Billie Rodely Contributing Writer A state capitol meeting last week was opened by state Rep. Corey Holland stressing the intent of the day was to “Just begin the discussion … not bash the higher education system.” The gathering was the result of an ad hoc committee of lawmakers who have expressed a need for free […]

Business, civic groups, early childhood education advocates back Fallin decision on Obama grant


By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor The decision to seek up to $60 million in grants from the Obama administration’s Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge has been greeted ambivalently by traditional allies of Governor Mary Fallin and Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi. Still, a range of political, business and civic leaders […]

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