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Archive for: December, 2011

The perfection of Christmas, in Evening Vespers at OCU

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor For those who believe the Christmas story, the 33rd edition of Oklahoma City University’s Vesper’s production Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel was about as perfect a rendering of the message of Salvation as might be imagined this side of Heaven. For those who do not believe or who doubt […]

Will Sing for Food Christmas Concert will benefit local church Food Pantry

Church of the Open Arms’s premiere singing group, Mixed Company, will perform at the Christmas Concert on Dec. 16, to raise funds for the church’s Food Pantry.  Members include: (L-R) Mindy Hellwege, Bruce Saunkeah, Deb Roberts, Tara Henry, Daniel Wilsey and Steve Ross.  Photo by Mindy Hellwege

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer ‘Will Sing For Food’ is the theme of a Christmas concert and sing-a-long to raise funds for the Food Pantry at Church of the Open Arms UCC, in Oklahoma City. The concert begins at 7 pm, Friday, Dec. 16, at the church 3131 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Admission is free, and […]

Oklahoma debate champion and advocate for middle class families becomes Senate hopeful

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By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Consumer Financial Protection Bureau architect Elizabeth Warren, an Oklahoma City native, was recently honored by being inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Energy entrepreneur, T. Boone Pickens, presented Warren for induction – one of seven people in the 2011 class. Warren has made fighting for middle class families her […]

KFOR TV and “In Your Corner” partners with Citizens Caring for Children to give Oklahoma foster kids a better Christmas

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By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Each year thousands of foster families struggle to make ends meet. Many of them can barely afford to pay their utilities and to put food on the table, let alone buy Christmas gifts for their children. To change that, Citizens Caring for Children teamed up with KFOR-TV and In Your […]

‘Tis the Season to Give … and Give Again $1 Million Matching Gift from Chesapeake Helps Feed Families

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Special to The City Sentinel In light of the challenges facing Oklahomans in need, Chesapeake Energy Corporation has stepped up its involvement in the fight against hunger, issuing the largest matching gift challenge the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has ever received. Through January 31, Chesapeake will match donations to the Regional Food Bank – […]

Final show Sunday 8 p.m – A wonderful life, a wonderful musical: a story about how we treat each other

by Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor The production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” – closing its second annual run at Oklahoma City’s First Baptist Church on Sunday evening (December 11) – is a superb musical adaptation of the popular 1946 motion picture. Sabrina Davis returns as Mary Bailey, and captures the heart from the moment […]

Concluding today (Saturday) at 4:00pm & 8:00pm: The perfection of Christmas, in Evening Vespers at OCU

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor For those who believe the Christmas story, the thirty-third edition of Vespers at Oklahoma City University’s Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel is about as perfect a rendering of the message of Salvation as can be imagined this side of Heaven. For those who do not believe or who doubt […]

Stars stand atop NAIA baseball rankings

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Staff Report Oklahoma City University has been slated as the top-ranked team in NAIA baseball in the preseason coaches poll. The Stars collected four first-place votes and 481 points to make their 28th appearance as the No. 1 team in the NAIA baseball rankings since 2000 to rank second behind Lewis-Clark State (Idaho). OCU has […]

Lemon’s role as Inlaws & Outlaws executive producer boosts film

(L-R)  Bob Lemon and InLaws & Outlaws director Drew Emery with Bob’s son, Chrys Lemon at a West Hollywood film screening.  Photo credit: True Stories Project

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer One of the many hats worn by Oklahoma City gay rights activist Bob Lemon is that of executive producer for the documentary Inlaws & Outlaws. In the movie, filmmaker Drew Emery tells true stories of couples and singles, gay and straight, dealing with love and marriage. Much of the impetus […]

Bob Lemon, an Oklahoma City treasure, works for equality and social justice

Left to right, Mikhail Gorbachev is photographed with Bob Lemon and former Gov. David Walters during his 2005 lecture tour “Perestroika: 20 Years Later”, at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. That attentive looking fellow in the background was a member of Gorbachev’s security detail. Photo provided by Robyn Lemon Sellers.

by Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Update Sunday, October 23, 2016: Bob Lemon passed away on October 22, 2016.  We all appreciated him so much and he will be greatly missed. Born in Shattuck, Oklahoma in 1929, Oklahoma City resident and gay rights activist Bob Lemon says “I grew up in West Texas during the dustbowl […]

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