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Archive for: March, 2013

Mercatus Center in Virginia raves about Oklahoma’s dramatic move toward economic liberty


By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma is now the fifth freest state in America. That’s the conclusion from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Virginia, based on detailed analysis of regulatory policy, fiscal policy and personal freedom. “Freedom in the 50 States: An Index of Personal and Economic Freedom: […]

Joel Levine will conduct the beloved “Swan Lake,” in April – a first for Oklahoma City audiences


Staff Report For the first time in its 41-year history, the Oklahoma City Ballet will present a full-length production of Swan Lake, widely believed the most technically and emotionally-challenging classical ballets of all time, according to Artistic Director Robert Mills. There will be three performances: 8 p.m. on Friday, and Saturday April 20; and 2 […]

Byliner Awards honor top women achievers in communications

WIC KarmaTinaDacia WIC Awards 2013

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher The 2013 Byliner Awards honored a diverse group of Oklahoma City women for their impact in professional fields directly in or touching communications. This month’s gala dinner, held at the Skirvin Hilton in downtown Oklahoma City, honored Carol Jean Gray of The Children’s Center, Judge Reta M. Strubhar (retired), […]

2nd Annual Pupnic in the Park helps metro park, homeless dogs and unites neighbors

:  A variety of refreshments will be provided by vendors, such as Roxy’s Ice Cream Social, for everyone to enjoy at Pupnic in the Park on Saturday, April 13 in Oklahoma City. Photo by Eric McCune

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Back by popular demand, the second annual “Pupnic in the Park” event will be held Saturday, April 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Ross Park located at Ross and NW 62nd Street in Oklahoma City. Sponsored by the FBIR (Fairdale-Belle Isle-Riviera) Neighborhood Association, Pupnic raises money to make improvements […]

Metro area Equality Center opens doors to enthusiastic supporters

(L-R) State Senator Al McAffrey, attorney and former chairperson of Cimarron Alliance, Richard Ogden and State Rep. Kay Floyd show support for the Cimarron Alliance LGBT Equality Center in Oklahoma City. Photo by Darla Shelden.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The highly anticipated Cimarron Alliance LGBT Equality Center was opened last week in Oklahoma City to an enthusiastic crowd of standing room only supporters. Lines of eager guests extended outside the Center’s entry, while families, politicians, businesspeople, students, clergy and the media attended the event from the metro area and […]

Faculty Talent Shines in OCUCreates


Staff Report Faculty members at Oklahoma City University will exhibit their creative talents from 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 27 at an event titled “OCUCreates” at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Tickets are $15 and the museum is located at 415 Couch Drive. The event will highlight some of the many works produced by […]

Fraud Alert: Oklahoma seniors targeted by telephone phone scam


    Staff Report Senior citizens in southwestern Oklahoma are being targeted with a phone scam concerning Medicare cards. This scam is specifically targeting seniors because they are the ones who would have and rely on Medicare cards, according Callers are informing seniors there are new Medicare cards being sent but information for direct deposit […]

AAA Predicts Spring Gas Price Spike Won’t Match those of Recent Years


Staff Report On Tuesday, March 12, the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.70. This price was 12 cents more than the previous month, but it was four cents less expensive than the previous week and ten cents less than the average price one year ago. The average price U.S. motorists […]

Oklahoma’s local governments win total of 10 transparency awards

Michael Barnhart, Sunshine Review

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher Local governments in Oklahoma, including those for the state’s two most populous jurisdictions, won a total of 10 National Transparency awards last week. The news came during national observance of “Sunshine Week,” March 10-16, a time when media organizations and civic groups scrutinize progress – or lack thereof – […]

First group of women set for graduation from Oklahoma County diversion program


staff report OKLAHOMA CITY — ReMerge of Oklahoma County will hold a graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, March 25 at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, for the first participants who have graduated from ReMerge, a female diversion program designed to transform pregnant women and mothers facing incarceration into productive community citizens. […]

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