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Archive for: February, 2014

Analysis: Oklahoma Republicans to squabble over agency cuts, lower taxes, energy incentives

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – After growing state government by about $800 million over her first three years in office (http://watchdog.org/100874/smart-alec-ok-gov-mary-fallin-is-no-thomas-jefferson/), Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin laid out a restrained executive budget in this week’s State of the State. The tighter Fallin plan comes just in time for her reelection campaign — […]

That time again? Yes, it’s “An Affair of the Heart” Feb. 7, 8 and 9

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Staff Report “An Affair of the Heart” returns to State Fair Park in Oklahoma City this week. Set your alarm for an early wakeup Friday morning, friends! Friday morning’s shopping extravaganza begins at 9 a.m., but getting there early is never a bad idea. Yes, it’s hard to believe it’s that time again. Say it […]

The tragedy of love, the comedy of life: Stacey Logan’s something else in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

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Stacey Logan, at right, portrays the reluctantly romantic Beatrice in this month's performances of “Much Ado About Nothing,” a CityRep production at the Freede Little Theatre at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker in downtown Oklahoma City. Her foil in the classic Shakespearian comedy, at left, is Lane Fields as Benedick. The show opens Feb. 14 and runs Fridays, Saturdays (matinee and evening) and Sundays (matinee only) through Feb. 23. Photo by Mutz Photography.

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher Stacey Logan is looking forward to her latest star turn, as the reluctantly romantic Beatrice in William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” at the CityRep. Logan lives in Texas, and Oklahoma City is a second professional home for her. Logan told The City Sentinel the part requires dancing, and […]

“Education Week’s” Best School Systems in the Nation

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  Staff Report Last week The City Sentinel reported the worst performers in Education Week magazine’18th annual survey of America’s schools, which ranked poorly compared to most developed nations. Oklahoma schools received a C grade, placing the state at 10th worst in the country. Still, it found bright spots in the Sooner State. It praised […]

Candidate for OKC Mayor to hold public safety town hall meeting

Several Oklahoma City police officers attended the Ed Shadid’s Launch Rally at the Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market last August. The following month Oklahoma City’s police union voted unanimously to endorse Shadid for Oklahoma City mayor. Photo by Mary E. Sine.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   According to FBI statistics for 2013, Oklahoma City was listed as one of the top 10 cities nationally for violent and property crime. This outcome was predicted by a 2009 study that found Oklahoma City had dangerously low levels of police staffing and recommended adding officers to face […]

The Referral Center holds inaugural dinner to celebrate changing lives

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1st Annual Charity Dinner to Change Lives on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Oklahoma History Center, to raise awareness of Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. Photo by Darla Shelden.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The public is invited to The Referral Center’s (TRC) 1st Annual Charity Dinner to Change Lives on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zahudi Dr., in Oklahoma City. The event’s goal is to raise awareness of Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders in Oklahoma City and […]

Former UCO professor Hall Duncan publishes novel on child slavery

Former UCO professor Hall Duncan publishes novel on child slavery

      By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Former University of Central Oklahoma professor Hall Duncan was among the featured authors at the recent Edmond Authors Book Fair held at the Edmond Historical Society. Along with Duncan, the free public event included over forty local authors with book topics ranging from serious to comedic. […]

Nominations sought for Outstanding Public School Foundation Programs

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence President Les Risser (left) and Local Education Foundation Outreach Chair Stewart Ryan (second from right) present a surprise Outstanding Program Award for Local Education Foundations to members of the Moore Public Schools Foundation in recognition of the foundation’s response to the May 20 tornado. Accepting the award are President Joshua Hinkle (second from left) and board member Ashley Miller.  Photo provided

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is seeking nominations for its 2014 Outstanding Program Awards for Local Education Foundations. OFE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing and encouraging academic excellence in Oklahoma’s public schools.   The foundation annually recognizes innovative programs sponsored or administered by public school foundations. […]

Invest In Real Estate? If not now…then When?

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  By Ed Zinnamon I have been a licensed real estate broker for over 23 years focusing on investment properties. I’ve worked with hundreds of real estate investors. Some have created great wealth while others lose a great deal of money. Is it about the right time or the wrong time? I have seen some […]

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