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Archive for: June, 2013

Cimarron Alliance to host Oklahoma City’s first Equality Run

Volunteers Lindsey Mae Russell (left) and Karlye Cowdin help to organize details for Oklahoma's first Equality Run 5k/10k/1 Mile Fun Run benefitting the Cimarron Alliance on Saturday, June 29 at Lake Hefner’s Stars & Stripes Park, in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Oklahoma’s debut Equality Run 5k/10k/1 Mile Fun Run event benefitting the Cimarron Alliance will be held on Saturday, June 29 at Lake Hefner’s Stars & Stripes Park, in Oklahoma City. The event takes place from 8 – 11 a.m. The inaugural race theme is “Carrying the Torch for Equality.” “The […]

Corrections Director Justin Jones discusses his resignation

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher The outgoing director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections says Oklahoma’s historic Justice Reinvestment Initiative presently “is lacking what [former state House Speaker] Kris Steele brought to this endeavor.” Justin Jones, who is leaving his post in a few weeks, said that while in office former Rep. Steele, a […]

YMCA partners with Transition OKC to support TapIt drinking water program

More than 20 local cafes, eateries, and coffee shops have registered to be the first TapIt drinking water program locations in Oklahoma. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, in partnership with Transition OKC and the local chapter of the Sierra Club, is making it easier for area residents to choose to drink water when they are on the go through a local network of water-bottle refilling cafes called Taplt. Angela Jones, Director […]

President Barack Obama comments on the gay marriage decisions

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Staff Report This morning (Wed., June 26), The City Sentinel received the following statement from the White House, on behalf of President Barack Obama: I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. This was discrimination enshrined in law. It treated loving, committed gay and lesbian couples as a separate […]

Keep safety in mind when enjoying summer with your pets

Pet owners who enjoy the outdoors should take precautions that their furry family members aren’t exposed to overheating in the hot summer months. Photo by Darla Shelden.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer This spring Oklahoma has experienced some seriously tumultuous weather and very soon the thermometer will reach triple digits. Pet owners who enjoy outdoor, summer activities often want their four-legged friends to come along. “Just as a person takes heat precautions for themselves, they should do the same for their pets,” […]

Kathy McCallie, founder of Church of the Open Arms relocates to Tulsa Seminary

From left: Scott Hamilton, Church of the Open Arms Associate Pastor and Ex. Dir. of Cimarron Alliance; Kathy McCallie, former COA Senior Pastor;  Mark Van Dorn, COA Past President; and Nathaniel Batchelder, OKC Peace House Director at the farewell reception for Ms. Callie.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden Contributing Wrier After 16 years of service, Rev. Kathy McCallie recently gave her final sermon as Senior Pastor at Church of the Open Arms in Oklahoma City. Members of the congregation, friends and family gathered to express their appreciation for McCallie’s dedication and service and to wish her good luck on her […]

Benefit Concert and Art Auction to Aid Tornado Recovery Effort June 21. Concert Features Leona Mitchell, David Robinson, Thomas Studebaker and Jeffery Wells

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staff report Westminster Presbyterian Church hosts, Faith Hope Love, a musical event and art auction to benefit Oklahoma tornado victims and recovery efforts. Join us for an amazing evening of music and art on Friday, June 21 at 8:00 pm in the Westminster Sanctuary, located at 4400 North Shartel in Oklahoma City. Featured musicians include […]

OETA-The Oklahoma Network has been nominated for 11 Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards

Oklahoma native Nathan Lee became a part of the New York City rap music scene, and then returned to Oklahoma to volunteer to inspire local, Black youth to explore their creative side in painting. Photo provided

Special to The City Sentinel OETA-The Oklahoma Network has been nominated for 11 Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards, including in the category of Community Service, said Communications Director Ashley Barcum. Nominations include a record four going to OETA’s arts and culture series GALLERY, two for OKLAHOMA NEWS REPORT, two for documentary series STATELINE, one for OETA’s […]

Sen. David Holt details ‘Black Friday’ reform struggle

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher In the 2013 legislative session, State Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, shepherded into the statute books a major economic policy reform. He says it was not easy, despite the overwhelming majorities Republicans have in both Houses of the Legislature. In fact, the first-term legislator told The City Sentinel, his […]

Oklahoma City bridge named for local musician

Kenneth Kilgore

Staff Report A section of Interstate 44 in northeast Oklahoma City is soon to be named for a famous local musician. Kenneth Kilgore, founding artistic director of the Ambassadors’ Concert Choir, will have his name on the I-44 bridge passing over Kelley Ave. Beginning July 1, the official name of the bridge will be the […]

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