The City Sentinel
Archive for: February, 2013

“Get Out From Under Your House without Listing it for Sale with a Real Estate Agent, EVER taking a call from a Tenant, or Giving it to an Investor for Pennies on the Dollar”


By Scott Nachatilo Owner of OKC Home Realty Services, LLC. I recently got a call from a couple (I’ll call them Mr. and Mrs. Smith) after they had their home listed with a realtor for six months. During that time they only had a few showings, and didn’t get a single offer on their property. […]

For nearly nine decades, the Oklahoma City Gridiron Club has delivered a “fractured fairy tale” version of state history

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.   by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Editor It’s time again for the annual Oklahoma City Gridiron roast of national, state and local politics. “Something always happens in Oklahoma?” You bet — at least since 1928. The late, great Ralph Sewell, a legendary journalist who covered state government for most of his life, wrote the […]

School of Metaphysics hosts dream expert Dr. Laurel Clark lecture and book signing events in OKC and Norman

School of Metaphysic teachers from Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Springfield and Kansas City met via Skype with other SOM branches about the organization’s recent 40th anniversary. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Interested in interpreting your dreams? The Oklahoma City School of Metaphysics has announced the “Intuitive Dreaming” lecture and book signing tour by dream expert Dr. Laurel Clark on Feb. 23 and 24. On Saturday, Feb. 23, Laurel Clark, President Emeritus of the School of Metaphysics, will appear from 10 – […]

Birth Choice of Oklahoma to celebrate four decades of choosing life

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  by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   Saturday, March 9 brings the annual celebration of a city-based group that provides practical and direct assistance to pregnant women facing the challenges of pregnancy. Birth Choice of Oklahoma is celebrating 40 years of helping unborn children and their mothers.   This year’s “Life of the Party” […]



By Vic Vickers CEO Handymen R’ Us In 1973, while I was working as Marketing Manager for Skiroule, Ltd (a snowmobile manufacturer) in Wickham, Quebec, Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Coleman Company, I had the pleasure of sitting in for my boss at a corporate meeting with Sheldon Coleman, CEO of The Coleman […]

African-American Heritage celebrated at state Capitol

Last year's gathering to honor African-American contributions to state history included members of the state Legislature and range of community leaders. In the pink attire, front row middle, is state Rep. Anastasia Pittman of Oklahoma City, an organizer of the annual event. She is standing next to Gov. Mary Fallin, in purple. Third from the left, front row in the light brown suit, is former Gov. George Nigh. At the front far right, with the red tie, is now-Speaker T.W. Shannon of Lawton. Just above him on in the dark suit is now-Sen. Jabar Shumate of Tulsa. Photo provided by Legislative Service Bureau.

  Staff Report   One of the annual highlights at the start of the Oklahoma State Legislature’s annual session is the African-American heritage program. This year’s event unfolded at the state Capitol on Feb. 12,  celebrating the contributions of black Oklahomans to, and influence on, the Sooner State.   Oklahoma City state Rep. Anastasia A. […]

Gentlemen strut their stuff at Glitz, Glamour & Guys fundraiser to support Operation Smile

On Friday, Feb. 15, male contestants like (L-R) Eric Pitrowski, Daniel Schreiber, Kyle Anderson, Benjamin Rowland, Zeke Walsh (bottom front) and Joe Reynolds, will strut their stuff at Lumpy’s Sports Bar & Grill to raise awareness and funds for Operation Smile, an international children’s medical charity.  Photo provided

    By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   This week, Oklahoma City will have the opportunity to see gentlemen strut their stuff on the catwalk as they bare their legs for charity.  The one night only event, Glitz, Glamour & Guys, is meant to raise funds and awareness for Operation Smile, an international nonprofit medical […]

Museum offering $4 million in college scholarships statewide to high school students


Staff Report Annually, the Oklahoma Heritage Association and Gaylord-Pickens Museum conducts major scholarship competitions to high school students across the Oklahoma This year, organizers are making available more than $4,000,000 (up from $700,000) in cash scholarships, tuition waivers and tuition grants. To compete, students take a test on Oklahoma history, geography and people. All counties […]

Local citizens and animal activist group protest cruelty to pigs at metro Walmart

Oklahoma City residents (L-R) Clay Burns, Andrea Morrison, Kara McCullar and Devyn Grisbey stood in protest against Walmart’s pork supplier’s use of gestation crates; a practice condemned by veterinarians and farmed animal welfare experts. Photo by Darla Shelden

                          By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   Local animal rights activists and members of Mercy For Animals (MFA), a national nonprofit, recently held a demonstration outside the Walmart at NW 23rd Street in Oklahoma City.   Holding signs with images of abused pigs, reading: “Walmart […]

“Defending the Caveman” – For the guys, a cave dude who cares; for the gals, a redeemable man

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher Women are from Venus, men from Mars? We fellows are hunters, while the ladies are gatherers. We protect, they nurture. These are, in the end, quite traditional stereotypes that may not quite fit any one of us perfectly. … but the thing about stereotypes is that they can, at […]

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