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Archive for: December, 2014

Diverse group of Oklahomans named 2014 Human Rights Award winners

Vicki Miles-LaGrange

By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – A diverse group of Oklahomans have been named 2014 Human Rights Awards winners. Recognition for each came on Human Rights Day — Wednesday, December 10th — at a ceremony held in the House Chamber at the state Capitol. The chairman of the Alliance that sponsored the […]

Oklahoma City’s Top 10 Stories – 2014 in review, from The City Sentinel


by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – Humbly submitted, reflections on the year that was, and hopeful resolutions for the days to come. Here is the annual top 10 community news stories for The City Sentinel. The top story for Oklahoma City was a subset of statewide news – an economy which is […]

Director’s quest reaches a noble end, faithful to Tolkien’s moral vision


By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher In “The Hobbit” conclusion, director Peter Jackson reaches the end of his “Ring” cycle, brilliantly bringing to life J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth. The sub-title is “Battle of the Five Armies” – and armed conflict consumes half the screen time. There are tensions among the dwarf band of brothers longing for […]

January 2 Paseo First Friday Galley Walk to highlight Paseo Arts Space, SixTwelve Open House


By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher   The Paseo First Friday Galley walk is scheduled for Jan. 2, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. This month’s featured opening is Sean Giboney, presenting “Abstracts in Motion” at the Paseo Arts Space, 3022 Paseo St. Also welcoming First Friday visitors will be “SixTwelve,” a refurbished building at 612 […]

From the Capitol Beat: Oklahoma’s top 10 news stories for 2014


by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – From the Capitol Beat, a perspective on the top state public policy news stories of the year that was. The Oklahoma economy remains, despite emerging signs of severe stress for the oil and gas industry, the Sooner State’s top news story. Government revenues continued to grow […]

Meeting Jesus … along the way

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By Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY — I saw Him last summer at Lake Hefner. Members of the Jewish community gathered to pray for three young men, children of Abraham, who were murdered in another spurt of violence aimed at the nation and people of Israel. We followed Vered Harris that day, as she […]

In OCU’s Vespers joined: Stained Glass and Worship, Music and Message, Humanity and Divinity

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY — At the start of Vespers earlier this month, the stained glass windows drew the observance of attendees toward the skies. By the end, repeating a daily inversion of beauty, the warmth of the message and meaning of Christmas had transferred anew into hearts. Only from outside the […]

Pet safety should be high on the list during the holiday season

As we are all getting in to the routine of Christmas, it’s important to take a moment to think about how holiday preparations and festivities will affect our special furry friends. Photo by Darla Shelden.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The holiday season is a wonderful and exciting time for the entire family, including your furry family members. However, a sick pet can quickly bring on the bah humbug spirit if you’re not careful. “Many families have already decked the halls with a variety of decorations and planned […]

Open Arms Potluck provides a place to call home for Christmas Day

Longtime Church of the Open Arms leaders Barry “Bo” Wright Bass (left) and Kenny Wright Bass are busy organizing the Christmas at Open Arms Potluck, which is open to everyone on Dec. 25 at 2 p.m. Photo by Darla Shelden.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter It’s been a few years since there’s been a Christmas dinner at Church of the Open Arms, but this year, it’s back. On Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25 at 2 p.m., COA will host the Christmas at Open Arms Potluck at 3131 N. Pennsylvania Ave., in Oklahoma City. The […]

Annual Red Andrews Dinner provides Christmas dinner and toys to Oklahomans in need

The annual Red Andrews Dinner will take place on December 25, Christmas Day at 8 a.m. at the Cox Convention Center providing warm meals and toys for thousands of Oklahoma City residents. Photo provided

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   Once again it is time for Oklahoma City’s annual Red Andrews Dinner. The holiday event has provided warm meals for those in need plus toys for children since the 1940s. Members of the Red Andrews family, local community members and event volunteers are preparing to serve needy Oklahomans on Christmas day, Thursday, […]

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