The City Sentinel
Archive for: May, 2012

New Safari Voyage offers another way to experience the OKC Zoo

The all new Safari Voyage is now cruising Zoo Lake at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Cost for unlimited rides on the day of purchase is $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for children & seniors; children 2 and under ride free. Photo provided

Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The all new Safari Voyage is now cruising Zoo Lake at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Guests will enjoy a relaxing and informative ride while the boat captain shares interesting facts about the Zoo, the boat and upcoming events. The fleet consists of two boats built especially for the Zoo on the […]

Commentary: Roth’s confirmation stalls

Patrick McGuigan

By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor Sen. Sean Burrage, the Claremore Democrat who serves as Senate Minority Leader, has blasted a decision by the Senate Rules Committee to refuse consideration of Governor Mary Fallin’s nomination of former Corporation Commissioner Jim Roth to serve on the Election Board. Roth deserved a Senate vote, and it’s too […]

Clean Air advocates fly “Move Beyond Coal” message over Oklahoma City during OG&E shareholders meeting

Nancy Zorn (speaking), a Sierra Club volunteer and OG&E shareholder, says she thinks a better long-term option is to retire its oldest and dirtiest plants and invest in clean energy. Photo by Bob Gurfinkel

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The Sierra Club recently sent a message to Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) that they feel it is time to move Oklahoma beyond coal. Recently, on the morning of OG&E’S annual shareholders meeting, Sierra Club commissioned a plane to fly over downtown Oklahoma City with a banner reading “OG&E – […]

Edmond High School student to screen anti-bullying film at deadCENTER film festival

Friends, directed by Edmond Memorial High School student Bunee Tomilson, has screened at several festivals this year, including the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) in Seattle, and Bare Bones Film Festival in Muskogee, earning a Best Director Award. Photo by Amanda Keener

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Friends is a short film dealing with bullying and peer ostracism in school, which will be screened twice at this year’s deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma City. The film is directed and edited by Edmond Memorial High School senior, Bunee Tomlinson. In the film, Jacob, a shy fourth grader, tries […]

Rescue Day & Dog Wash supports Oklahoma rescues across the state

Have a great time during the Rescue Day & Dog Wash on Sunday, May 20, while you have your dog washed at one of the four wash stations for only $10 per dog, buy some raffle tickets, and see celebrities dunked in a tank. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer On Sunday, May 20, the 3rd Annual Rescue Day & Dog Wash will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Britton Square Shopping Center, NW corner of N. May Ave. and W. Britton Road. Coordinated by Carey Pet & Home Care and A1 Pet Emporium, this event […]

25th Annual OKC Pride Week, themed “Proud. Strong. United” celebrates diversity with a parade, films, festival fun and parties

First prize went to Partners & Partners TOO for their incredible pirate float, Powered by Pride, in the 2011 OKC Pride Parade.  Photo by Dee Goodwin

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Celebrating their 25th anniversary, OKC Pride has organized ten days of activities celebrating Pride Week. A partnership of the Oklahoma Gay Rodeo Association (OGRA), Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of Norman (PFLAG of Norman), Cimarron Alliance, and Church of the Open Arms will be hosting events to […]

In midst of challenging times, local charities gather to laud Chesapeake’s community committment

Rodney Bivens of the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank speaks at a Friday press conference to express appreciation for the generosity of the management and employees of Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Behind, from left, are Dr. Judy Jones (principal, Horace Mann Elementary, partially obscured), Deborah McAullife Senner (Allied Arts), Marnie Taylor (Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits) and (standing) Debby Hampton (United Way of Central Oklahoma). Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor Goodwill Industries hosted a gathering of local non-profit leaders last Friday, at which more than two dozen agencies joined to express appreciation to the management and employees of Chesapeake Energy Corp. The company and its founder, Aubrey McClendon, have been the subject of a series of critical news stories […]

Oklahomans urged to share the gift of life through organ donation

Phil Van Stavern, Chief Operating Officer for LifeShare of Oklahoma, received a transplanted kidney donated by his older brother Neil in 1988. Van Stavern is seen here with his grandson Nick. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer With over 113,000 Americans waiting for organ transplants across the United States, nearly 900 are waiting for their transplants right here in Oklahoma. The waiting list far exceeds the number of organs available. Many Oklahomans do not understand the need for donation and how it can save lives and improve […]

Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” May 12, Benefits Oklahomans

PAGE ONE Food drive cartoon

Staff Report On Saturday, May 12th letter carriers in 100 cities (including Oklahoma City( will help “Stamp Out Hunger” by collecting nonperishable food donations from households on their route. This is part of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. “This summer, the Regional Food Bank expects the demand […]

Youth Services for Oklahoma County honors Gordons for volunteerism


Staff Report Youth Services for Oklahoma County (YSOC) honored that Kevin Gordon and Janice Mathews-Gordon as this year’s honorees at the organization’s annual Reach for the Stars! gala this past weekend. “Kevin and Janice have devoted their time and talents to helping children in need,” said YSOC CEO Debbie Forshee. “Our organization and the children […]

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