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Archive for: September, 2013

Revised gaming settlement agreement for Cheyenne & Arapaho, and state of Oklahoma, goes to Feds

Mary Fallin and Janice Prairie-Chief Boswell

By Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – An amended settlement agreement between the State of Oklahoma and the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes, with the consent of state Gov. Mary Fallin and C&A Gov. Janice Prairie-Chief Boswell, has gone to the U.S. Department of Interior. The updated compact extends an agreement between Oklahoma and the Tribes […]



  Staff Report Handymen R’ Us, of Oklahoma City, one of the largest Handyman/Remodeling Companies in the Greater Oklahoma City area has once again been awarded the prestigious Angie’s List Super Service Award. This makes the 4th consecutive year that Handymen R’ Us has received the award. The award is an honor bestowed annually on […]

Former Cheyenne & Arapaho Gov. Flyingman subject of criminal complaint

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<BR> By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher <BR> OKLAHOMA CITY – Darrell Flyingman, former governor of the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, is the subject of a criminal complaint consisting of two counts. The controversial tribal member, ousted from power in a 2009 campaign, is charged with making verbal threats to a man seeking […]

As allies send nuanced messages, will OK Gov. Mary Fallin stick to her guns on Medicaid expansion?

Governor Mary Fallin

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gov. Fallin has consistently expressed opposition to Medicaid expansion as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act. However, a close ally said she has “not closed the door” on an expansion along lines envisioned by state advisors in the Leavitt Group, a consulting firm that has […]

Voices in the Dark 5k Run/Walk raises awareness about local and global human trafficking

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma’s first Voices in the Dark 5k Run/Walk will be held to raise awareness of human trafficking and related issues on Sunday, Oct. 6. The opening ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Wheeler Park, 1120 S. Western, on the Oklahoma City Riverfront. The race begins at 3 […]

‘9 to 5’ Works Hard for OCU Musical Season Opener

WHAT A WAY TO MAKE A LIVIN'! – Benjamin Camenzuli of Toronto, Ontario, as Hart and (l-r) senior Hayley Gribble of Wichita as Doralee; senior Kate Shiels of Fort Worth as Violet; and junior Kaley Were of Allen, Tex., as Judy. …  September 27 to 29, OCU's Opera and Music Theater Company opens its 62nd consecutive season with “9-5,” music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. There will be three performances: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday – all under the direction of David Herendeen, with a 12-piece country-pop band. Tickets run $12 to $25 and are available from or 405-208-5227.

staff report Oklahoma City University will open its 62nd consecutive season of opera and music theater Sept. 27 – 29 with the country-music flavored comedy “9 to 5,” featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 3 p.m. Sunday matinee. The Bass School of Music production features […]

Bartenders mix it up to benefit those with HIV/AIDS at Other Options fundraiser

Sixteen bartenders will be representing some of Oklahoma City's favorite watering hole establishments during the Bar Wars II event on Saturday, Oct. 5, to benefit Other Options, Inc.  Photos provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Local non-profit service organization Other Options, Inc., along with Oklahoma City area restaurants and clubs will host an evening of creative concoctions during the 2013 Bar Wars. The event will be held on Saturday, October 5, from 7 to 11pm at the IAO Gallery, 706 W Sheridan, on Historic […]

Tribal Custom Storm Shelters seeks to save lives, one family at a time

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By Stacy Martin Managing Editor In the last 15 years, it couldn’t have become more clear that even with state-of-the art weather warning systems and highly trained weather forecasters, killer tornadoes are massacre helpless Oklahomans. It’s certainly clear to storm shelter builder Forrest Lee, who has come up with storm shelter designs he believes address […]

Councilman Shadid pursues city bus stop improvements

Because of a budget surplus, each city council member has $1 million to spend on capital improvements for the city.  Ed Shadid is using his money to improve bus stops. Photo by Darla Shelden.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   Oklahoma City mayoral candidate, Dr. Ed Shadid recently held a press conference outside City Hall to address the topic of bus stops. A current budget surplus allows each city council member to spend $1 million on capital improvements. Shadid chose bus stops saying fewer than 5 percent have shelter; most are just a bench and […]

4th Annual Live Music on the Canal showcases Oklahoma musicians

Live Music on the Canal features 70 artist showcases, including the James Slaw Band from Oklahoma that will play original music at venues along the Bricktown canal, on September 20 & 21. Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma musicians and songwriters will be featured at the 4th annual Live Music on the Canal event, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21. Presented by Gwinner Studios Ltd. Co. and supported by many local businesses, the two-day Oklahoma City music festival will present free performances. Approximately 200 musicians within […]

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