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Archive for: June, 2013

Local Planned Parenthood honored at national conference featuring keynote speaker President Obama

Cecile Richards, President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (center) presents Keri Parks, Director of External Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma (left) and Anita Fream, PPCO-CEO (right) with the Affiliate Excellence Award for Marketing and Advertising at the National Conference in Washington D.C. last April. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma (PPCO) was recently recognized by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) with an Affiliate Excellence Award for Marketing and Advertising at the National Conference held in Washington D.C. PPCO CEO Anita Fream said, “Our Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative, now in its seventh year, was […]

“Greater Tuna” and greater theatre – CityRep delivers again


by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher Jonathan Beck Reed and Donald Laurel Jordan soar in the three week run of “Greater Tuna,” the comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. Their performances conclude this weekend. Between the two of them – cooperating brilliantly in their 42nd joint venture in a career spanning the […]

Another Senior Follies – fun and fanciful, with a spiritual coda


by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY — Credit Bobbie Burbridge Lane for the vision of “Oklahoma Senior Follies,” which she has brought to joyful life the past three years. This year as “Follies King” she brings on-stage another local icon, publisher Leland Gourley of the Friday newspaper. The Lynda Tarpley Dancers and Generations […]

Why should one man control fate of Oklahoma vets?

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To The Editor: How highly do we regard Oklahoma veterans? That is the question we would pose after an important bill to address their needs was blocked by one man, the Senate Appropriations Committee chair, who refused to give it a hearing this legislative session. House Bill 1942 would have created the Oklahoma Veteran Recovery […]

Looking back on my first legislative session

Rep Kay Floyd

by Kay Floyd On May 24, I wrapped up my first legislative session as a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. I was elected in 2012 as a Democrat to represent an urban district in the heart of Oklahoma City, which placed me squarely in the minority. Although being in the minority presented many […]

Crown Heights woman named Fulbright Scholar

Emma Land

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   Emma Land, who graduated as valedictorian of the Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School class of 2009, has been named a recipient of the esteemed Fulbright Scholarship. Land will work as an English teaching assistant in Nordrhen-Westfalen, Germany, for the coming year. Land is the daughter of Charles (Chip) […]

State legislators, Gov. Fallin grade their performance at end of 2013 session – and give themselves an “A”

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher Gov. Mary Fallin, Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon and Senate President Pro Temp Brian Bingman disagreed on certain particulars about the 2013 legislative session – but were unanimous in praising the end results. Talking about the session with reporters separately, the trio declared they did a great job. […]

Blue Cross and Blue Shield launches health insurance education campaign Effort aims to help businesses and uninsured people

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Special to The City Sentinel Tulsa, Okla. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma announced a statewide education and outreach initiative targeting Oklahoma’s uninsured residents. “The Be Covered” Oklahoma campaign will engage various community and civic groups to help the state’s uninsured population understand how the new health care law impacts them and what […]

State historic preservation office honors preservation efforts

Oklahoma Historical Society

Staff Report The Oklahoma Historical Society’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) presented its 2013 Citations of Merit during a recent banquet, said Deputy Director Melvena Heisch. Government agencies, organizations, firms, and individuals who have had positive impacts on the preservation of Oklahoma’s heritage were honored during this featured event of the 25th Annual Statewide Preservation […]

Insurance issues for business losses related to the Oklahoma tornadoes. Insurance for Property Damage and Business Interruption Losses

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By Jared Zola Special to The City Sentinel Businesses and communities throughout the Midwest experienced the impact of several severe tornadoes that swept through Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas over the past several days. More than 50 tornadoes ravaged the Midwest over the past forty-eight hours. The National Weather Service preliminary […]

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