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Archive for: October, 2012

Moustaches and pancakes help raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer

:  By growing a moustache, Oklahoma City photographer and OKC Mo Bros team captain Luis Saenz is supporting Movember, the event to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer In November, two events in Oklahoma City will work to raise awareness about important men’s health issues, prostate and testicular cancer. The Second Annual Movember Moustache Bash and Integris Hospital’s Prostates and Pancakes will both be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, to do just that. The Pancakes and Prostates breakfast, […]

Local foundation announces the return of Wine for Wickets

Students at a preschool in Knysna, South Africa, try on their new backpacks donated by the Vilakazi Foundation, an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit. Last August, Vilakazi volunteers handed out backpacks containing educational and health supplies to around 1,200 children in the community.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   The Vilakazi Foundation has announced its third annual Wine for Wickets wine tasting event to raise funds for children in South Africa. Wine for Wickets will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, November 16, at the Myriad Gardens Terrace Room, 301 W. Reno Ave., in Oklahoma City. […]

Retention of Supreme Court justices gains ground

Justice Yvonne Kauger, and Fred Morgan of the state Chamber

by Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor   A modest effort to support retention of all four state Supreme Court justices on the November ballot emerged in recent weeks, featuring newspaper and other advertising, as well as distribution of talking points to attorneys and other citizens.   Support for “YES” votes on popular retention of the […]

Vote YES on SQ758

Representative David Dank

  To the Editor:   Most economists agree that it’s bad to raise taxes when times are tough. Unfortunately, one Oklahoma tax goes up every year. State law allows county assessors to raise property taxes up to five percent annually, in good times and bad. On Election Day, Oklahoma taxpayers will have a chance to […]

OK: Supreme Court retention votes get unprecedented attention


Patrick B. McGuigan Published: 30-Oct-2012 OKLAHOMA CITY – On the November ballot, retention votes for four state Supreme Court justices are getting unusual attention this year, with voices both for and against a “yes” vote jockeying for position in these final days. Advocacy for the jurists has emerged, featuring newspaper and other advertising, distribution of […]

Backwoods and Rocktown host one night only REEL ROCK Tour 7

The REEL ROCK film tour on Saturday, October 20 at Rocktown will brings thrilling climbing and adventure films to Oklahoma City.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   For perhaps one of the most thrilling visual experiences viewers may have all year, Backwoods outdoor gear and apparel store has joined with the Rocktown Climbing Gym to host REEL ROCK Tour 7 on Saturday, October 20 at 8 p.m. The one night only screening will be held at Rocktown, […]

Former Paseo artist Trey Aven honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

Trey Aven, artist and educator from Oklahoma City, designed the first Paseo Papers cover illustration, which was turned into a poster for the 1983 Paseo Arts Festival.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   Oklahoma City native Trey Aven will be honored by the University of Central Oklahoma with the Distinguished Alumni Award during the 2012 Alumni Recognition Ceremony at the Nigh University Center in Edmond on Friday November 2.  Aven is currently serving as an associate professor and special assistant to the […]

Invest in Real Estate?

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Almost everyone has considered investing in some form of real estate at some time. Should you be a real estate investor NOW? Interest rates are at historic lows, house prices are in a cyclical low (the lowest prices in the last dozen years are right now). And we all know that the way to make […]

Ann Hargis awarded for work supporting Oklahoma Israel Exchange (OKIE)

From left, Edie Roodman of the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City returns some clothing borrowed from Ann Hargis, at right, when the two women were on a trip to Israel a few years ago. Roodman made the humorous presentation at the 2012 OKIE (Oklahoma Israel Exchange) fundraiser, where Hargis was honored for her many years of work building strong ties between Israel and Oklahoma. Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan.

Staff Report CBS sports analyst Doug Gottlieb served as Master of Ceremonies for a “yippee-yi-yo” evening to honor Ann Hargis — Oklahoma State University’s “First Cowgirl of Orange” – last Thursday, (October 11) at the downtown Skirvin Hilton Hotel. Oklahoma Israel Exchange (OKIE) hosted the event to present Ann, wife of Oklahoma State University President […]

COMMENTARY: Keeping it Real – Time to vote yes on State Question 766?

Pat McGuigan of the City Sentinel

by Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor   Among the half-dozen ballot questions facing Oklahoma voters in November, State Question 766 is arguably the most significant in economic terms.   If voters agree, the measure would exempt “all intangible personal property from property tax. No person, family or business would pay a tax on intangible property. […]

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