The City Sentinel
Archive for: November, 2011

OKC Compassion serving urban Oklahoma City after more than a decade

OKC Compassion’s Community Meal Program serves over 100 hot meals a day in the Penn Avenue Church fellowship hall.  Photo by Carl Zoch Photography

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Fourteen years ago, Richard Bond became pastor at Penn Avenue Church of the Nazarene near NW 10 and Pennsylvania Avenue. Bond and his congregation formed a ministry called OKC Compassion in 1998 to address the many needs of homeless and impoverished people in the surrounding neighborhoods. In 2010 Bond stepped […]

Veterans Day observance at 45th Infantry Division Museum begins at 10 a.m. Friday


By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor A variety of local activities honoring U.S. military veterans continue through tomorrow’s official observance of the holiday that originated as “Armistice Day” (the 11th hour of the 11th day, in the 11th month, the 2011 year) at the end of the First World War. Leading the way is the […]

Diverse local groups come together to support the Fall Peace Festival

The Oklahoma Chapter of the Sierra Club offers calendars, books, and other eco-friendly items at the Fall Peace Festival. Photo by Rena Guay,

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Over 60 organizations will gather to create a veritable holiday shopper’s paradise at the upcoming Fall Peace Festival on this Sat., Nov 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This eclectic collection of local groups will provide free informative materials, with plenty of refreshments, crafts and other items for sale. […]

Bishop John Carroll School brings “Catherine of Siena” to Midtown

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Staff Report Bishop John Carroll School, located in Midtown at 32nd and Western, is sponsoring the one-woman play “Catherine of Siena: A Woman for Our Times.” The acclaimed production will be held in the Connor Center at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Saturday, November 19, 2011. In this drama, Adrian Dominican […]

Oklahoma City and Tulsa among worst allergy cities in America

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By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The “Allergy Capitals” is an annual research project of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America to identify the 100 most challenging places to live with allergies in the spring and fall seasons. The recently released study showed that Oklahoma is one of the worst states in the country for […]

Country star to stop in Oklahoma for February concert


staff report Jason Aldean My Kinda Party tour Rolls into Oklahoma City in February. After setting attendance records across the country this past summer, CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee Jason Aldean announced today that he is extending his My Kinda Party tour into 2012. Jason plans on rolling into Oklahoma City on Friday Feb. […]

The Girlie Show returns to Oklahoma City on Nov 4th and 5th

With more than 2000 in attendance last year on Friday evening, The Girlie Show has quickly advanced to one of Oklahoma’s top annual events.  Photos provided by The Girlie Show

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer It’s time to put on your party dress and dancing shoes as the 8th Annual Girlie Show, returns to Oklahoma City on Nov. 4 and 5. The all female art show will be held at Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein. The Girlie Show started in 2004 as an alternative […]

Allied Arts announces new officers, board members


  Staff Report At its recent board of directors meeting, Allied Arts introduced its new team of officers for 2011-2013 and its new board members. James Pickel, owner and executive vice president of Smith and Pickel Construction, will serve as chair of the board of directors for a two-year term.  Pickel has served on the […]

Speaker Steele, Rep. Nelson lead drive for DHS reform, call for more involvement from churches and other non-government groups

State Representative Jason Nelson

by Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor Flanked by officials struggling with failures and inefficiencies at the Department of Human Services, (DHS), Speaker of the House Kris Steele last week formally empowered a bi-partisan group of legislators who have been meeting to delve into operations at the agency. State Rep. Jason Nelson of Oklahoma City is […]

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