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Archive for: November, 2013

COMMENTARY: A heartland with heart: 42 Kansans ‘get-’er-done’

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By Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY — Call this a Thanksgiving story, a chapter in the American story. The Associated Press, reporting from Hays, Kansas, this week detailed a recently completed project assuring that rural residents will have running water this winter, and from now on. A project that was supposed to take two […]

Local Sierra Club endorses Ed Shadid for Oklahoma City mayor

Retired Oklahoma City resident, Don Emler attended the recent Sierra Club Cimarron Group fundraiser to meet mayoral candidate Dr. Ed Shadid to “hear what he has to say.”  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   The Sierra Club Cimarron Group recently hosted a fundraiser for mayoral candidate, City Councilman, Dr. Ed Shadid. The event was held in the midtown home of Sierra Club leaders Susie and Mark Derichsweiler. Mark said, “The Sierra Club has endorsed Ed Shadid for Mayor because of his sustainable vision for […]

COMMENTARY: In their eyes: ‘Invisible Eve’ has, in black and white, stories beyond the power of words

  by Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – While the Sooner State rests consistently in the top five for overall imprisonment rates among the 50 states, including of course men, most years the data reveals it is (including right now) ranked first in the nation for female incarceration (http://watchdog.org/56349/ok-ready-or-not-justice-reinvestment-legislation-takes-effect-november-1/). At the time of his […]

Bella Foundation annual 12 Dog Houses of Christmas auction benefits animal owners in need

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   The Bella Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created to assist low-income, elderly or terminally ill pet owners. It provides the cost of veterinary care when it cannot be afforded and finds permanent loving homes for rescued animals. Every year thousands of animals are euthanized or sent home […]

THANKSGIVING DAY, 2013 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION

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– – – – – – –   THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 26, 2013 THANKSGIVING DAY, 2013 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Thanksgiving offers each of us the chance to count our many blessings […]

Oklahoma City Council Member wants to consider e-cigarette ban

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – The next big fight over e-cigarettes and other Electronic Smoking Devices may come in the Sooner State’s capital city. The issue is not yet slated for an upcoming agenda, but a veteran member of the city council has asked city staff to prepare for such […]

COMMENTARY: Ronald Reagan, John Kennedy and the Republic

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 Pat McGuigan Oklahoma City – A few years ago, during one of her visits to Oklahoma City for a speech, I spent time with columnist Peggy Noonan, a friend from my decade of work in Washington, D.C. Ted Kennedy had died a few days before. Our conversation turned not to Ted, but to Ronald Reagan’s […]

Living with AIDS: One Oklahoma couple’s story

Last Christmas the staff at Other Options in Oklahoma City took photos of their Friends Food Pantry clients, Eddie and Cindy, who were both diagnosed with AIDS in 2010. At that time, Eddie was undergoing chemotherapy treatments for Hodgkin's lymphoma. He received his last chemotherapy treatment on Jan. 12 of this year. Photo courtesy of Other Options, Inc.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Cindy and Eddie have been regular clients of Other Options Friends Food Pantry in Oklahoma City for three years. Both diagnosed with AIDS in 2010, they rely on the services of Other Options to help them get by. With a focus on those affected by HIV and AIDS, Other […]

Friends Food Pantry annual Thanksgiving Day meal delivery helps those with HIV/AIDS

Other Options staff members (L-R) Donnie Wilson, Mary Arbuckle, Scott Love, and Pam and Stephen O'Rourke, along with a crew of dedicated volunteers, will provide free Thanksgiving dinners to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS every year.  Photo provided by Other Options, Inc.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   Oklahoma City’s Friends Food Pantry is preparing for their 13th Annual Thanksgiving Day home delivery of holiday meals to their HIV/AIDS clients. A crew of dedicated volunteers will once again help to provide the free Thanksgiving dinners to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS every year. Mary […]

Manos Juntas Free Medical Clinic serves those in need

Dr. Boyd Shook is founder and president of the Fundación Manos Juntas Free Medical Clinic in Oklahoma City. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   Fundación Manos Juntas (Joined Hands Foundation) is a free health care endeavor started by Dr. Boyd Shook and his daughter, Rev. Dr. Kathy McCallie.  The desire to help the poor and the underprivileged motivated them to create the Manos Juntas Free Medical Clinic in Oklahoma City. In 1995, Manos […]

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