The City Sentinel
Archive for: November, 2012

Photography exhibit by local artist puts face to HIV/AIDS with Red State Project

: A.K.A. Gallery artist Ashley Griffith, in partnership with AIDS Walk OKC, is creating Project Red State, which features the use of portrait photography along with personal stories of Oklahomans living with HIV/AIDS.  Photo by Ashley Griffith

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   To help raise awareness about Oklahomans living with HIV and AIDS, The Project Red State Preview Party, hosted by AIDS Walk OKC and artist Ashley Griffith will be held on Thursday, November 29 at the A.K.A. Gallery, 3001 Paseo, in Oklahoma City. The event titled “Putting a Face to […]

Local groups host annual metro Great American Smokeout

UMB Bank, for the third year, partnered with the Oklahoma County Tobacco Use Prevention Coalition and Eagle Ridge Institute to host the Great American Smoke Out.  Standing L-R: Mary Blankenship Pointer, Danny Pendleton, Joshua Pape and Julie Long.  Seated (L-R) Jessica Knight and Haley Winfrey.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   Sixteen people die everyday in Oklahoma due to tobacco-related illnesses. These preventable deaths recently motivated the Oklahoma County Tobacco Use Prevention Coalition, Eagle Ridge Institute (ERI), and UMB Bank to participate in the national Great American Smokeout (GASO). In its 37th year, the GASO encourages smokers to make a […]

State Supreme Court denies legal standing to school districts — special needs scholarships sustained

  By Patrick B. McGuigan and Stacy Martin   OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma state Supreme Court on Tuesday,  November 20, ruled 7-2 that the Jenks and Union Public School Districts in northeast Oklahoma did not have legal standing to sue parents of special needs children during efforts to spike the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship for […]

Stay in your own home.


Jack Werner, special to the paper Over 75% of individuals who give up their homes, for health/physical reasons, could remain at home with the right planning and assistance. It takes more than a few grab bars. Your home must be made safely functional, pleasurable and affordable. The “Aging in Peace” and “Universal Design and Build” […]

Former House Speaker Kris Steele joins TEEM as executive director


Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY  — The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM) announced today (Thursday, November 15) that Kris Steele, former Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives Speaker, will join the interfaith non-profit organization as Executive Director, effective November 26. “The vision and vitality that Kris brings to TEEM will ensure we can continue providing […]

VA funds solar energy project in Oklahoma City


By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   The Oklahoma City VA Medical Center (VAMC), 921 NE 13 St., is installing a $4.6 million, one megawatt (MW) solar PV system that will supply 5.5 percent of the facility’s annual electrical needs.  The work is projected to be completed in the next two weeks.   The Department of […]

Feeding Oklahoma Food Drive


staff report In support of the Feeding Oklahoma Food and Fund Drive, supported by Governor Mary Fallin, the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors has donated nine tons of food. Half of that will go to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma City and half to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Pictured here with […]

“Dialogues of the Camelites” – escaping the world to embrace it, and the Savior


By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher “Dialogues of the Carmelites” came to the Kirkpatrick Auditorium stage at Oklahoma City University last weekend as a virtual force of nature.   Set in the early stages of the French Revolution, it follows the personal story of the troubled daughter of privilege, Blanche de la Force, performed Friday […]

A Senate Review by Senator Al McAffrey

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Oklahoma State Senate October 22, 2012 Besides November being an election month, it’s also when many of the bills approved this past session become law.  In total there are 176 bills that will become effective on November 1st including 81 Senate bills and 95 House bills.   I’d like to discuss a few Senate bills […]

The sum of all Fears: “Victory!”


By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   A unique man, J. Rufus Fears, died last month. In addition to scholarly writings of erudition and insight, he was a classroom teacher without peer.   The campus newspaper at the University of Oklahoma — where undergraduates, three times, selected him teacher of the year — reported the […]

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