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Archive for: March, 2014

Heartland Payment Systems® breaks ground for Edmond sales headquarters

From left right for Heartland Payment Systems are Blake Ramsey, Recruiting Managing; Vince Lombardo, Executive Sales Director, Great Lakes Region; Tony Capucille; Chief Sales Officer and Tony Wilkerson, Sales Operations Manager. Photo by Stacy Martin.

By Stacy Martin Managing Editor Heartland Payment Systems has broken ground for a $3.5 million headquarters that will consolidate its Edmond operations, provide room for new jobs and serve as its new headquarters, said Chief Sales Officer Tony Capucille. Heartland is one of the nation’s largest payment processor and a leading provider of merchant business […]

March Premiere on Film Row brings the Big Easy to OKC

Friday, March 21st will bring the style of old New Orleans to Oklahoma City when Premiere Night on Film Row celebrates the Big Easy with Mardi Gras festivities from 6 – 9 p.m. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Friday, March 21 will bring the style of old New Orleans to Oklahoma City when Premiere Night on Film Row celebrates the Big Easy with Mardi Gras festivities from 6 – 9 p.m. The evening’s attitude will be “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” or “let the good times roll.” […]

COMMENTARY: How the ‘Pay for Success’ program could boost prison reform

Senator Kim David

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – A proposal authorizing a “pay for success” revolving fund could boost prison reform prospects in Oklahoma. Enactment would mark an overdue start to practical programs envisioned in the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) of 2014. Having cleared the upper chamber, the measure’s next stop will be in […]

Oklahoma Parks & Recreation presents nature photographer Tom Ulrich and other health and family activities

Award‐winning wildlife photographer Tom Ulrich will give a lecture and hold a workshop in April at the Will Rogers Senior Center presented by the Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department’s Martin Park Nature Center. Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Recreation Division of the Oklahoma Parks & Recreation Department provides recreation and education programs at parks, athletic fields and community centers across the state. Youth and adult fitness, after-school programs, senior activities and performing arts are a few of the diverse programs offered at recreation facilities. A special […]

Dialogue Institute dinner to honor Kevin Durant and others for community service

This year’s Dialogue Institute Annual Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony will honor Thunder star Kevin Durant on behalf of the Kevin Durant Family Foundation for pledging $1 million to Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for Moore Tornado Victims. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City is hosting its annual Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony on Tuesday, April 1. The event will take place at Tower Hotel, 3233 N.W. Expressway in Oklahoma City from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. This will be the 10th year the Dialogue Institute has held […]

COMMENTARY: Battle over E-cigarettes in Oklahoma is getting lost in the weeds

Patrick McGuigan

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY — As a new legislative week begins at the Oklahoma Capitol, proposals are advancing to clarify that e-cigarettes are products that cannot be sold to minors. Such is already policy in many businesses which sell such devices. In simplistic terms, at least, the disagreement is not […]

City Council in Tahlequah, OK looks again at E-Cigarette ban

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  By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – Even as the state Legislature debates a range of proposals touching e-cigarettes – or “personal vaporizers” as fans like to call them – a city in eastern Oklahoma is grappling anew with a possible ban on use of the devices on public property. The […]

OK House takes up regulations on e-cigs

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – Bills under consideration in the Oklahoma House of Representatives this week (before March 14) touch the use, and possible regulation, of electronic smoking devices (ESDs), widely known as e-cigarettes but called personal vaporizers by many advocates and retailers. Two of the bills would place some […]

Smart Tips For The Smart Phone Camera

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By Neal Hettinger If you think the iPhone should be smart enough to work without having to read a manual to operate it—I agree. Even if you did read it, you would not find a lot information on the camera so here are a few tricks I use. Focusing the camera on a particular spot […]

COMMENTARY: For Oklahoma, are Republican tax hikes and spending increases inevitable?

Jonathan Small. Photo from web

  By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – The historian Odie B. Faulk uttered, during an evening class in my years at Oklahoma State University, words that stuck with me through the last four decades: “Nothing is inevitable. Nothing — not the rise and fall of great nations; not the dawning of […]

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