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Archive for: December, 2014

Jubilee Partners to launch school in support of urban at-risk youth

Volunteer Melanie Gering (left) works with elementary students participating in the Jubilee Partners After School Program. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Wednesday, Dec. 17, Jubilee Partners, a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of at-risk urban youth, will host a “Lunch & Learn” event to discuss their new “Jubilee Academy” Project. The free program will be held at Oklahoma City’s Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave., in the 4th […]

Community Chanukah Lighting scheduled for Dec. 16


Staff Report   Leaders of the Oklahoma City Jewish community have extended their invitation to a ceremonial lighting of a Hannukkah (also spelled Chanukah) Memorah on Tuesday evening (December 16). The event will begin at 5 p.m. at the Chicksaw Bricktown Ballpark. U.S. Senator-elect James Lankford will join Rabbi Ovadia Goldman of the Chabad Community […]

Local Amnesty group plans letter writing event for human rights

: Members of Amnesty International Oklahoma Group #238 (L-R) Thom Gallagher, Lydia Polley, David and Betty Craighead and Joseph Siefert participate in the Amnesty International Write for Rights Global Write-A-Thon each December by writing cards and letters to prisoners of conscience around the world and to all prisoners on Death Row in Oklahoma. Photo by John Walters.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The world’s largest annual human rights event will take place from Dec. 1 – 17 in schools, coffee shops, community centers, and street corners around the globe. Members of Amnesty International (AI) worldwide will participate in the annual Write for Rights: Amnesty’s Global Write-A-Thon. The Oklahoma City group will […]

Oklahoma City Catholic Archbishop Paul Coakley hailed for outstanding leadership

Catholic Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City speaks at the recent award ceremonies of the Catholic Leadership Institute. Photo Provided

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – The Roman Catholic archbishop of Oklahoma City, Paul S. Coakley, is recipient of a nationwide Award for Outstanding Catholic Leadership. The designation comes from the Catholic Leadership Institute of Wayne, Pennsylvania. In a press release, the group praised Coakley for organizing peaceful opposition after the municipal […]

Return Fort Reno to the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.


    Staff Report   Fort Reno was taken from the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma in 1883 “for military purposes exclusively.” It was to be returned in 1948 when the military left. However, the Government instead transferred the property to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Hearings were held in the months following this […]

The 24th Annual Sonja Martinez Christmas AIDS Benefit set to support Oklahoma City’s Winds House

Sonja Martinez will perform at the 24th Annual Sonja Martinez Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit supporting The Winds House in Oklahoma City on Monday, Dec. 8 at the COPA. Photo by Carrie Strong.
Photo 2 cutline: John Beebe

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City performance artist Sonja Martinez will host her 24th Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit on Monday, Dec. 8, at The COPA, 2200 N.W. 39 Expressway. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with entertainment beginning at 8 p.m. In addition to Ms. Martinez, performers will include John Beebe, Roxie Hart, Alison […]

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