The City Sentinel
Archive for: April, 2013

Fountain-Wilks Named Small Business Person of the Year

Pam Fountain-Wilks, president of Oklahoma City based Principal Technologies. Photo provided

Staff report Pam Fountain-Wilks, president of Oklahoma City based Principal Technologies, has been named 2013 Small Business Person of the Year. The Oklahoma District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2013 winners. “Small businesses drive Oklahoma growth,” said Dottie Overal, Oklahoma SBA district director. “Pam Fountain-Wilks and our winners this year reflect […]

Higher Education officials tout results of State Chamber analysis, but critics raise doubts

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher A study for the State Chamber of Commerce has concluded the Oklahoma public system of colleges and universities is both a bargain and a wise use of taxpayer resources. However, the analysis did not include a look at the number of sites, possible administrative efficiencies and other traditional concerns […]

COMMENTARY: After the bombing, actions spoke louder than words

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY — It was 9:01 a.m. Late for the daily editorial meeting with E.L. Gaylord, publisher of The Oklahoman, I was rushed. The elevator I entered on Ninth did not stop until reaching the ground. About fourth or fifth floor, there was a slight sway in the vessel. […]

Americans Against the Next War (AANW) Members Stand for Peace

(L-R) Oklahoma City residents Mostafa Radmard, Jalal Farzaneh and Nathaniel Batchelder stand together at NW Highway and Penn, during one of the regular monthly demonstrations. Photo by Darla Shelden.

Darla Shelden Americans Against the Next War (AANW) is a diverse group of citizens in Oklahoma City who want to stop ongoing wars and promote common goals of peace and security for all. (L-R) Oklahoma City residents Mostafa Radmard, Jalal Farzaneh and Nathaniel Batchelder stand together at NW Highway and Penn, during one of the […]

Keep America Beautiful Holds Day of Action and Great American Cleanup events in April

Volunteers sort recyclable materials during the clean up at Lake Overholser and the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge during the Keep America Beautiful National Day of Action. Photo by Darla Shelden.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer In honor of Keep America Beautiful’s (KAB) National Day of Action, citizens recently gathered to clean up Lake Overholser and the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma City. The event was held as part of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful’s (KOB) Great American Clean Up, OKC Beautiful’s Litter Blitz, and American Rivers’ National […]

Cat show is the purrfect family event

: The 17th Annual Championship All Breed and Household Pet Cat Show hosted by ThunderKatz, will feature creatures like this feline owned by Cheryl Hogan. Photo by Preston Smith.

By Darla Sheldon Contributing Writer On Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, ThunderKatz, an Oklahoma City based cat club, will host their 17th Annual Championship All Breed and Household Pet Cat Show. Nearly 200 purring felines will compete for titles awarded by The International Cat Association (TICA). The two-day event is open to the public from […]

Former LA District Attorney and Prop 34 advocate Gil Garcetti to speak on ending death penalty

Former LA District Attorney Gil Garcetti was a spokesperson for California’s Prop 34, the initiative to abolish the death penalty in favor of life without possibility of parole. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) has announced that former Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti will be this year’s keynote speaker at the 22nd Annual Spring Membership and Awards Dinner. The event will be held in Oklahoma City on Saturday, April 20. Jeanne Woodford, former […]

VA Medical Center uses Telehealth technology to reach more veterans

Oklahoma City VA Medical Center Clinical Health Technician, LPN Pam Elam (standing), assists a female veteran in connecting with her provider for a genetic counseling consultation. Photo by Tara G. Ricks.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer To increase access for veteran health care, the Oklahoma City Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) is now using Telehealth technology through the use of secure telecommunications and videoconferencing. “We offer a variety of programs for our rural or immobile veterans,” says Tanya Leasure, Oklahoma City VA licensed practical nurse and […]

Red Cross Offers Babysitting Classes Online

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Staff Report The American Red Cross is now offering a new online class to teach those 11 and older the skills necessary to provide care for children and infants, said Ken Garcia. This 4 hour online course will combine video and interactive activities to develop leadership skills, how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves […]

OMRF opens doors for Putnam City Junior Scientists

Outstanding elementary school science students from Putnam City Schools spent time in the lab with OMRF researchers as part of Putnam City Junior Scientist Days.

Staff Report Smashing frozen flowers, delving into cancer cells and smashing strawberries for DNA—it’s all in a day’s work during the 35th Putnam City Junior Scientist Days at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. In 1976, after seeing a number of her colleagues diagnosed with cancer, Putnam City Schools teacher Lois Thomas gathered a group and […]

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