The City Sentinel
Archive for: July, 2013

Top 10 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value


Staff Report If you have the bug to sell your home, you may want to grab a tool belt first. Why? In today’s hyper-competitive real estate market, agents often tell their clients that it’s a “price war and a beauty contest.” So in addition to being the best priced home on the block, you need […]

OKCPS Superintendent Announces His Retirement. After 5 Years of Service Karl Springer Will Leave the District at the End of August

Carl Springer

Staff Report During the Oklahoma City Public School District regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Karl Springer announced his plans to retire on August 30, 2013. Springer has served as superintendent of the state’s largest school district since July of 2008. “It has been an honor to serve as the lead teacher of Oklahoma […]

Pickers’ Night Out vintage shopping event benefits Other Options Food Pantry

On July 20 at the OKC Farmers Public Market, Pickers’ Night Out, hosted by co-organizers Ruben and Kristal Pacheco, will feature a benefit auction of items from local boutique shops and vintage dealers with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Other Options Food Pantry of OKC. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The “reduce, reuse and recycle” motto is increasing in popularity, prompting many people to take a new interest in purchasing antique and vintage items. Whether you are a vintage enthusiast or just trying to reduce your carbon footprint, the Pickers’ Night Out event is the place to be The first […]

Internationally renowned surgeon partners with OU physician to establish craniofacial center

Dr. Kenneth Salyer (third from right) and Dr. Joseph Michienzi (far right) with an international team on behalf of the World Craniofacial Foundation and other charity groups in Guadalajara, Mexico, where they took care of 60 cleft lip and palate children/patients. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Kenneth E. Salyer, M.D. is internationally recognized as a pioneer and leader in craniofacial surgery. In 1989, he established the World Craniofacial Foundation to treat children who previously had no access to specialized medical care. Salyer made international news in 2003 when he successfully separated Egyptian conjoined twin boys who […]

Oklahoma Green Schools training programs available this summer

Students at Peters Elementary School in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma display the Green Schools flag after completing program training. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Beginning this month, the Oklahoma Green Schools Program is offering three summer training opportunities for anyone interested in learning about funding and educational resources available to help their schools go green. Sessions include an overview of the OK Green Schools Program, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related Green School […]

Oklahoma health care analysts react to Medicare fraud report

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher An Inspector General’s report for the Department of Health and Human Services concluded Medicare databases are riddled with errors and open to fraud. Health care professionals and analysts in Oklahoma had conflicting reactions to the conclusions. Responding to reports on massive potential for fraud, Nico Gomez, chief executive officer […]

Oklahomans celebrate Supreme Court DOMA demise

: OKC residents Wayne Clark and James Stewart, partners for over 20 years, now plan to get married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage and return to their home in Oklahoma.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The Oklahoma City Cimarron Alliance Equality Center hosted an event celebrating the recent overturn of DOMA and Prop 8 by the US Supreme Court. The public was invited to join in solidarity with their fellow Oklahomans. Ruled unconstitutional by a 5-4 vote, the Defense of Marriage Act barred the federal […]

Museum of the Plains is an unexpected treasure for the entire family

Restored Caboose and Depot at Museum of the Plains in Perryton, TX.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Museum of the Plains, located at 1200 N. Main in Perryton, Texas, contains unexpected treasures that document the history of the Texas Panhandle and the European settlement of the Great Plains. Stacy L. Brown, Museum Director said, “I think the biggest thing that people don’t realize when they come to […]

Early childhood education advocate Dr. Ramona Paul dies

In 2009, Dr. Ramona Paul, then serving as Oklahoma Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction, with a group of children at Clyde Howell Elementary School in Edmond. Photo John Jernigan, Oklahoma Today

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – Ramona Paul, former Oklahoma superintendent of public instruction and the leading advocate for expansion of early childhood education in the Sooner State, died last weekend. According to a press release from the state Department of Education, Dr. Paul suffered a heart attack while on vacation in […]

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