The City Sentinel
Archive for: February, 2015

Rabbi Riskin announces historic curriculum for Israeli schools during visit to Oklahoma

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin speaks at Oklahoma City’s Chabad Community Center, February. 17, 2015. Photo by Fran Kozakowski.

By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher During a visit to Oklahoma, Israeli Rabbi Shlomo Riskin unveiled plans for historic curricula detailing advancements over the last 50 years in Jewish-Christian relations and understanding the Christians who live in the land of Israel. David Nekrutman, executive director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation (CJCUC), told CapitolBeatOK […]

Patients must battle more than cancer for their lives

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By Susan Logan I was told I had a tumor in my breast when I went in for my annual mammogram. I never expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer, but a 3D mammogram showed a tumor and a later biopsy revealed that it was first stage breast cancer and I would need to pursue […]

Deformed pup dumped at OKC shelter needs community support

The OKC Animal Shelter is seeking help from the metro community for a badly injured terrier mix that was recently dumped in the shelter’s lobby with chain markings around his neck and badly deformed legs.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On a cold weekend morning in Oklahoma City, a badly injured terrier mix was abandoned at the Oklahoma City Animal shelter.  He was found lying in the lobby of the shelter with no tags or indication of where he came from. Nicknamed “Lucky” the little five month old mix pup […]

OCU presents “Two Birds And A Stone” by nationally recognized Oklahoma playwright Amy Wheeler

Nationally produced playwright Amy Wheeler (right) says her parents Jim and Jo Wheeler, both Oklahoma City University graduates, instilled in her the passion to tell stories. Photo by Tom Marks.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Amy Wheeler, a native Oklahoman and nationally produced playwright, will attend the state premiere of her play “Two Birds and a Stone” at Oklahoma City University in March. Directed by OCU Theatre Professor Sarah d’Angelo, there will be four performances at the Black Box Theatre, located in the Bass […]

The City Sentinel endorses Ed Shadid

Ed Shadid, photo provided

  Signs of healthy political discourse are seen across Oklahoma City, where a total of 10 candidates are contending in three city council races. For the open Ward 8 seat, three political newcomers are competing. This newspaper has no editorial preference among the contenders. In Ward 6, incumbent Meg Salyer faces Dario Alvarado and Bob […]

Ed Shadid faces three opponents in March 3 election for Ward 2 City Council

DR. Ed Shadid, James Cooper, Rev. Major L. Jemison, Suzanne Nichols, VOICE Facilitator.  Photos by James Nimmo.

By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher Council Member Dr. Ed Shadid is seeking a second term on the City Council, where he has been a passionate vote for accountability in use of public resources. He is being opposed by three opponents in the March 3 election, including Rev. Major L. Jemison, a well-known east side minister. […]

Ward 6 Council Member Meg Salyer faces Dario Alvarado and Bob Waldrop in March 3 primary

Seal of City of Oklahoma City, taken from web

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher   Incumbent Oklahoma City Council Member Meg Salyer faces two individuals who want her spot on the local governing body, where she has served since 2008. Like other candidates for city jobs, Salyer has said she wants to assure “neighborhood needs” are met. Last fall, when she announced her intention […]

Momentum multimedia interactive art event spotlights young local artists


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) will feature the best work created by young Oklahoma artists at the upcoming 2015 Momentum 2-day art event in Oklahoma City. This multimedia, interactive art exhibition will be held Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, from 8 – 11 p.m. at the Farmer’s Public […]

Statewide coalition presents Black History Month Film Festival in OKC

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   A statewide coalition of community organizations and artists will present the Black History Month Film Festival on Saturday, February 21 in Oklahoma City.  This event is free and open to the pubic. The festival venue, from 10 a.m. to noon, will be the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih […]

OK Sierra Club shows love for a healthier Oklahoma at state capitol

Advocates and experts (L-R) former Attorney General Drew Edmondson, Urban Beekeeper Stephanie Jordon, MAPS board member Jeff Bezdek, OK Sierra Club Director Johnson Bridgwater, and Steve Wilke from Delta Energy + Design participated in a press conference on renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, public transit and clean water hosted by the OK Sierra Club at the State Capitol. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Oklahoma Sierra Club recently hosted a press conference at the state capitol to pronounce their love for actions that make Oklahoma a healthier, cleaner and more economically viable state. The group was joined by advocates and experts on renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, public […]

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