The City Sentinel
Archive for: January, 2013

Letter to the Editor: Politics vs. compassion

Doug Cox

  To The Editor:   Thirty-three year old Jane is lying on the emergency room bed complaining of stomach pain. This is her third ER visit in two weeks. She is worried about losing her job from missing work. We know what is causing the pain. Jane has a bad gallbladder that is full of […]

COMMENTARY: Markets, mandates and the right doctors

Dr. Keith Smith

  By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   When I was formally diagnosed as suffering from arthritis more than two decades ago, our general practitioner said I had to see a specialist. My wife Pam and I embarked on a search for that person. That’s when we learned the country was already facing a shortage […]

OMRF discovery could help in fight against pneumonia

Judith James, M.D., Ph.D

  Staff Report   New research from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation could improve survival rates for patients with pneumonia.   Pneumonia is inflammation caused by bacterial or viral infections in the lungs. The illness affects about 10 million Americans annually, killing about 50,000, and is the third highest cause of hospitalization. Symptoms include fever, […]

Reaching for the Top, in Tanzania

Judy Wesselhoft. Photo provided

  staff report   Judy Wesselhoft, a resident of south Oklahoma City, stands next to a giraffe model at the Cultural Center in Arusha, Tanzania.   For two weeks this winter, she and her husband, state Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, visited their daughter Holly, who has been working since October at the Girls Foundation of Tanzania. […]

Taylor seeks Senate District 40 seat

Michael Taylor

  Staff Report   Michael Taylor, a veteran of service in state and county government and a past Oklahoma state commander of the American Legion, announced this week he will be a Republican candidate for the Senate District 40 seat which will be vacated by term-limited Sen. Cliff Branan in 2014.   “I believe my […]

2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday events set for Jan. 20 and 21

MLK Scouts

  by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   Oklahoma City’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday observances will occur Sunday and Monday, January 20 and 21. The annual parade is on Monday, when the federal holiday  is officially observed, kicking off from N.W. 7th along Broadway, and heading south to Sheridan. The grandstands will be at […]

Annual “Gridiron Show” parody set for Lyric at the Plaza, Feb. 27, March 1 and 2

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  By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   Something always happens in Oklahoma?   You bet, and 2012 was no exception. Local news reporters and their unindicted co-conspirators will translate the highs and lows (mostly the latter) of the year that was in the annual Gridiron Show.   The title of the production, slated for […]

Get Ready…it’s Tax Season: Six Tax Prep Tips!


By Yolanda Garcia Olivarez Regional Administrator Small Business Administration, South Central Region   As you settle down after the busy holiday season, you will soon face another season…tax season.   As a small business owner you need to understand how taxes are going to affect you and your business. It is important that you file […]

Local Woman Honored

4LVSM Erin J award pic

  staff report   Local Woman Honored: Erin Johnson of Oklahoma City, a resident of the Windsor Hills neighborhood, recently was presented the 2012 Young Forester Leadership Award from the Ouachita Society of American Foresters.  With her in this photograph is Kurt Atkinson, assistant director of Oklahoma Forestry Services. Johnson is staff Forester and forest […]

Inspiring young artists compete in statewide juried art exhibition

Young artists statewide in grades 1 – 12, are invited to enter their works for the 2013 Youth Impressions Juried Art Show, running from Jan. 19 – Feb. 1 at the Edmond Downtown Community Center.  Photo provided

  By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   Young artists statewide in grades 1 – 12 are invited to enter their works in the 2013 Youth Impressions Juried Art Show.  The exhibition, presented by the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond and sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund, will run from Jan. […]

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