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Archive for: August, 2012

Kay Floyd gets Democratic nod in House District 88 runoff

Senator Constance Johnson with Kay Floyd, during the Victory Party.

  By Patrick B. McGuigan   Kay Floyd gained 904 votes (63 percent of the total) to gain the Democratic party nomination in the state House District 88 seat in MidTown Oklahoma City. Floyd defeated Mike Dover, who had 499 votes (37 percent).   Although turnout was low, it was higher than anticipated by Floyd’s […]

Local rescue plans ‘Puggeritaville A Tropugal Adventure’ at Stars and Stripes Park

: 'Puggeritaville, a Tropugal Adventure' will take place on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stars and Stripes Park, in Oklahoma City. Photo by Darla Sheldon.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Grab your flips flops and sunglasses and head for Puggerfest 2012 at Stars & Stripes Park at Lake Hefner, 7398 N. Portland, in Oklahoma City.   ‘Puggeritaville, a Tropugal Adventure’ will wag its way into town on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   The 9th annual Puggerfest […]

Who Built That?

A grandson pointed at the Devon Tower and asked "Who Built That?" The question triggered reflections on entrepreneurship and human liberty.

By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor   Debates over the source and limits of power are as old as humanity, and as fresh as the joust between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.   In a celebrated recent incarnation of this fight, Obama started it.   As OCPA’s Mike Carnuccio remembered […]

Energy independence no longer a dream

Tom Price, senior vice president at Chesapeake Energy Corporation in Oklahoma City, addressed the opening session of last week's National Summit on Energy and Federalism. Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

COMMENTARY: by Tom Price   OKLAHOMA CITY — No one who has observed the continuing supply increases in both wet and dry gas and the drastic decline in price associated with both can dispute the fact that producers – several headquartered right here in Oklahoma City — have done an astonishing job on the supply […]

City neighborhoods and workers SHINE through clean up program

Oklahoma City Councilman Brian Maughan(pictured), along with public defender Bob Ravitz and District Attorney David Prater, with the help of many others are making the SHINE project (Start Helping Impacted Neighborhoods Everywhere), a program that puts low-level offenders and student volunteers to work on community service projects.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   Making a difference in Oklahoma neighborhoods is what Georgie Rasco is all about. As Executive Director of the Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma, she champions the organization’s mission to create safe, attractive and healthy neighborhoods throughout Central Oklahoma.   “The SHINE Program is still very new in OKC but […]

Food and travel raconteur Anthony Bourdain brings Guts & Glory tour to Oklahoma

Internationally-renowned chef, author and television host Anthony Bourdain will bring his Guts & Glory tour to the Rose State College Performing Arts Theatre on Sunday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   Internationally renowned chef, author and television host Anthony Bourdain is bringing his first North American tour Guts & Glory to Oklahoma on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 7:00 p.m.  Bourdain, armed with new, uncensored material and stories, will appear at the Rose State College Performing Arts Theatre, 6420 Southeast 15th […]

Fearless Diane Keaton will give keynote speech at Women’s Health Forum

As part of the 26th Annual Women’s Health Forum, Integris Health presents Academy award winning actress, Diane Keaton: “Being Fearless in Life.” This free event will be held on Sunday, September 9 at the Civic Center Music Hall, in Oklahoma City.  Photo courtesy of Firooz Zahedi

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer As part of the 26th Annual Women’s Health Forum, titled ‘Fabulous & Fearless’, Integris Health presents Diane Keaton: Being Fearless in Life on Sunday, September 9 at 5 p.m., at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker, in downtown Oklahoma City.   The event is free, but space is […]

SHINE Program successful in beautifying city and building character

Oklahoma City Councilman Brian Maughan(pictured), along with public defender Bob Ravitz and District Attorney David Prater, with the help of many others are making the SHINE project (Start Helping Impacted Neighborhoods Everywhere), a program that puts low-level offenders and student volunteers to work on community service projects.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Soon after Brian Maughan became District 2 Oklahoma County Commissioner, he saw a need to combine public and private resources to help improve neglected and deteriorated neighborhoods. Working closely with court officials, Maughan created SHINE – Start Helping Impacted Neighborhoods Everywhere, a program that puts low-level offenders and student volunteers to […]

Ubuntu Living helps those reentering society with housing and personal support. Facility needs community support to help rehabilitate instead of incarcerate.

Ubuntu Living founder and director Kenny Fikes speaks with Oklahoma State Senator and Ubuntu Living board member Constance Johnson at the State Capitol.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. Founded in 2008, Ubuntu Living, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) organization in Oklahoma City, provides reentry services as well as transitional living to those recently released from incarceration and assistance to others in need. Ubuntu Living began when its founder […]

Okie Derby air rally aids women pursuing highflying dreams

Ninety Nines member and 2010 ‘Wings of the Future Scholarship’ winner Susanna Roberts, seen standing by a T-6 Texan II at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, OK, will be helping out at the Okie Derby on Saturday, August 18 at Wiley Post Airport.  Roberts plans on making a career out of flying. Photo provided

  By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   The Spirit of Friendship 34th Annual Okie Derby weekend will soar out of Wiley Post Airport, on Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18. The event is sponsored by the Oklahoma Chapter Ninety Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots.   The Derby takeoff will be Saturday morning at 8 a.m., […]

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