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Archive for: October, 2013

Sally’s List annual luncheon to feature activist Sandra Fluke

This year Sally’s List Annual Luncheon will feature guest speaker activist Sandra Fluke on Wednesday, November 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Will Rogers Theatre in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   This year Sally’s List annual luncheon will feature guest speaker activist Sandra Fluke.  The event will be held on Wednesday, November 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Will Rogers Theatre, 4322 N. Western, in Oklahoma City. Sandra Fluke has devoted her career to public interest […]

In Oklahoma and Israel, blessings from a broken heart

LESSONS FROM BROKEN HEARTS: From left, Seth, Koby and Sherri Mandell. Koby was murdered near the west bank town of Tekoa in 2001. Seth and Sherri formed a foundation in his honor, working around the world to support the parents and siblings of murdered children.

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   I felt safe, in crowds or on my own, everywhere I went in Israel. I feel safe here at home, since returning from my vacation in the Holy Land. In both cases, the sense of safety may be delusional, given the news of terrorist violence that reaches here […]

Conviction of former OK state representative is rough justice

Randy Terrill

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – The trial and conviction of a former state legislator has been tough for a lot of people at the Capitol, but the end result is laudable. Some background: Through a bill moving toward passage in late May 2010, state Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Oklahoma City, wanted […]

Steinway Artist Sergio Monteiro to Play Romantic Piano Classics Nov. 3 at OCU

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  staff report   Award-winning concert pianist Sergio Monteiro continues Oklahoma City University’s Distinguished Artists Series Nov. 3 with a salute to four 19th-century titans of the piano, performing works by Romantic composers Franz Liszt, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn and Frédéric Chopin.   The Sunday matinee — OCU’s annual Mae Ruth Swanson Memorial Concert — […]

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on first home for family displaced by May tornadoes

Approved Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity applicants are typically required to contribute 300 volunteer hours (sweat equity) with Habitat before their home is completed.  Only 50 hours are required for those affected by a tornado. Partner families are selected based on need, willingness to partner, and ability to make monthly mortgage payments. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity recently broke ground on the first home built for a family displaced by last Mays devastating tornadoes. The new construction, located in Bethel Acres, will be completed in less than one month. Joel and Bettie Spears lost their home May 19 when an EF4 roared […]

Cheyenne and Arapaho couple finds shortcut to same sex marriage in Oklahoma

Jason Pickel (left) and Darren Blackbear were married in Oklahoma under Cheyenne Arapaho Tribal law on October 18. Photo courtesy of Darren Blackbear

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter CONCHO, Oklahoma – Friday morning (October 25), a crowd of about 40 people gathered at the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Cultural Center to discuss the recent marriage of Darren Black Bear and Jason Pickel. The same sex marriage in Oklahoma, a state banning such unions, has drawn widespread media […]

Oklahoma Cheyenne & Arapaho leader supports marriage equality

Amber Bighorse

By Amber Bighorse Special to the Paper The issue of gay marriage is only controversial if we are examining it in the context of religion and how different religions view homosexuality. In my opinion, if a society has religious freedom, then the issue of marriage equality is an easy one. As we all know, the […]

Back in the saddle again: Former OK House Speaker Benge named Fallin’s Secretary of State

Chris Benge, photo from web

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – After a three-year break, former Speaker of the House Chris Benge is back in the saddle, again. The government saddle, that is. Benge will become Oklahoma secretary of state on Nov. 8. He’ll provide policy advice for the state’s chief executive, direct the daily routine of […]

Ada’s ban on tobacco use includes e-cigarettes

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  By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY — The city of Ada really has it out for smokers, even those who choose to go smokeless with e-cigarettes. The Ada City Council  has banned the use of tobacco products on public property (http://www.kxii.com/home/headlines/Ada-City-Council-approves-smoking-ban-on-public-city-property-228781561.html). After receiving assurances that a measure on Monday’s meeting of […]

Peace Festival brings community groups together for shopping and enlightenment

The Fall Peace Festival will host a diverse collection of local groups that will provide free informative materials, along with refreshments and a wide array of crafts and other items for sale.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Over 60 organizations will gather for Oklahoma City’s 28th annual Fall Peace Festival offering a cornucopia of items for this year’s holiday shoppers. The event is free and open to the public. The festival will take place on Saturday, November 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the […]

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