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Archive for: June, 2012

Tribal Forum on Painkiller Addiction provides helpful resources to benefit Oklahoma and the nation

Dan Cross, Executive Director of Absentee Shawnee Counseling Services, tells the story of painkiller addiction in Oklahoma at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Expo. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer A Tribal Forum on Painkiller Addiction will be held on Thursday, June 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Absentee Shawnee Counseling Services, 1301 SE 59 St., in Oklahoma City. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) called prescription painkiller addiction an epidemic in the country, identifying Oklahoma as […]

Purple Sash Gala shines spotlight on domestic violence issues

The 2012 YWCA Oklahoma City Purple Sash Gala on Saturday, June 23, will again include a fashion show by Ruth Meyers in Nichols Hills Plaza. Michelle Valantine Photography

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer On Saturday, June 23, the YWCA Oklahoma City will host its eighth annual Purple Sash Gala at 6:30 p.m., at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63 St. The event will include an evening of fashion, food, wine and silent and live auctions. All proceeds benefit the […]

City Council approves $951.9 million budget for new year


Staff report City Council a $951,851,447 City budget for fiscal year 2012-2013. The General Fund budget that pays for most of the people, materials and supplies needed to keep the City running is $387,306,992. “This budget continues Oklahoma City’s tradition of prudent and conservative fiscal management,” City Manager Jim Couch said. “The stronger than expected […]

24th Annual Bird House Event raises funds for Oklahoma City Winds House

The Annual Bird House fundraiser will feature paintings available for bidding by artist Debbie Curtis, known for her Barbie Art Collection, during the Winds House silent auction on Sunday, June 24 at the Museum Café. Photo by Debbie Curtis.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The 24th Annual Bird House fundraising event to benefit the Winds House of Oklahoma City will be held on Sunday, June 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Museum Café, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. Tickets are $35 per person and $50 per couple. The Winds […]

Summerstock’s “The Music Man” is delightful and entertaining

By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor A delightful and entertaining production of “The Music Man” has opened the 2012 “Summerstock” season at Mitchell Hall on the University of Central Oklahoma campus. The short drive from MidTown to Edmond certainly has merit, for an evening of joyful and romantic music from some of the best city […]

AAA PetBook makes travel with furry family members easier

Over the years, Oklahoma City musician Peggy Johnson has been on many trips sometimes traveling with up to four dogs. Kayaking with her peg Emmy is one of her favorite vacation activities. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Taking your furry family members along on vacation can be fun, but pets can also raise a variety of travel challenges. The new edition of Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA PetBook is now available in print and online. It offers solutions to locating pet-friendly hotels and motels and finding […]

Locals hosts cross country writer

A fellow at the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University, Constantine Diaz-Duran is now submitting regular dispatches about his “Walk like an American” tour to ASU, along with postings on face book and his own website at  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Writer and photographer Constantino Diaz-Duran soon expects to achieve his lifelong dream of becoming an American citizen. A year ago, he decided to celebrate his eligibility by walking and chronicling his journey from New York to Los Angeles. His tour, titled “Walk like an American” also provides research for a […]

One day Twitter competition raises money for Manos Juntas Free Clinic

Fundación Manos Juntas public relations intern Joseph Proffer is busy setting up the June 14, 24 hour Twive and Receive fundraising competition donation page. Photo Provided

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer On June 14, hundreds of communities across America will compete to win $30,000 in awards for local nonprofits. Oklahoma’s entry will be Fundación Manos Juntas, one of the metro’s longest-running free clinics. The clinic was selected by Razoo, a non-profit company that connects donors with non-profits, to compete in the […]

Andy Garcia triumphs in “For Greater Glory” — a superbly delivered true story


by Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor Once upon a time in Mexico (1926-29), the government of President Plutarco Elias Calles, driven by revolutionary anti-religious fervor at the height of Western flirtation with Marxist maxims, added explicitly anti-Catholic language to the national constitution. This led to the executions of some priests, expelling of others, a ban […]

Pack the House! Fun and fabulous, the Senior Follies triumph on OCU’s Kirkpatrick Auditorium stage

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor For a good time, try the Senior Follies this weekend (June 7, 8 and 9). Within bounds of propriety, the Follies this year have just a teeny bit of an edge, bringing sexy surprises and good laughs in delivery of beautiful show tunes performed by performers “of a certain […]

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