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Archive for: April, 2015

Local Girl Scouts are honored with organization’s highest award

Seven area Girl Scouts will be recipients of the Girl Scout Gold Award, on Saturday, May 2 in Oklahoma City. Pictured from left are: Samantha Mas, Katie Prior, Cara Williamson and Rachel Cloos. Not pictured are Madison Coston, Lauren Floyd and Jenifer Lopez.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Seven area Girl Scouts will be recipients of the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, on Saturday, May 2. Over 200 Girl Scouts will be recognized with the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards in a ceremony held at 3 p.m. at Oklahoma City’s First Church, […]

Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads to host 2015 Oklahoma City Cinco de Mayo celebration

Sister Cities Oklahoma City and Scissortail Community Development Corporation have partnered with Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads to host the 2015 Oklahoma City Cinco de Mayo celebration on Sunday, May 3.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Sister Cities Oklahoma City and Puebla Mexico and Scissortail Community Development Corporation are partnering with Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads to host the 2015 Oklahoma City Cinco de Mayo Festival celebration. According to organizers, more than 15,000 people are expected to attend this year’s Festival at Plaza Mayor on […]

Oklahoma Death Penalty foes hear passionate story of conversion at annual awards dinner

Former Oregon Superintendent of Prisons Frank Thompson (left) was the keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony.  Also pictured is OK-CADP Lifetime Advocate Award winner Nathaniel Batchelder, director of the Oklahoma City Peace House.  Photo by Darla Shelden

  by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher EDMOND – At the 2015 awards dinner for the Oklahoma Coalition Against the Death Penalty (OK-CADP), former Oregon Superintendent of Prisons Frank Thompson delivered a passionate speech explaining his steady conversion – away from advocate of the ultimate penalty and toward a new life as a committed opponent. Thompson […]

Rep. Paul Wesselhöft Invites Colleagues to Screening to Raise Awareness of Stolen Jewish Art

“Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep,” by Camille Pissarro

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Paul Wesselhöft, R-Moore, has invited 86 state representatives and senators to join him for a complimentary dinner and a special screening of the film, “Woman in Gold,” at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the balcony of the Warren Theatre. “I want my legislative colleagues to understand the […]

Restoring Justice holds 2nd annual Public Confession for involvement in the “Culture of Death”

Restoring Justice Oklahoma co-organizer Zachary Gleason, pastor at Joy Mennonite Church speaks at the inaugural Pubic Confession for involvement in the “Culture of Death” event held at the Jesus Wept statute in downtown Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Restoring Justice Oklahoma will hold it’s second annual Pubic Confession for Involvement in the Culture of Death on Tuesday, April 28 at 8 p.m.  It will be held at the Jesus Wept statue between St. Joseph’s Old Cathedral and the OKC Bombing Memorial at NW 5th and Harvey in […]

Oklahoma City’s Chabad Center organizes special appeal for those suffering in Nepal

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Adapted by Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – Just days after remembering the devastation and shocking loss that afflicted our community on April 19, 1995, a time of need has arisen elsewhere in the world. In the ancient and beautiful land of Nepal, thousands of people have lost their lives as a result of […]

Presti presses reset button

Scott Brooks

By Mark Rodgers The case of Scott Brooks is a curious one. Hard to comprehend for some. Easy to see for others. The longtime assistant rescued the Thunder from the depths of 2009 P.J. Carlesimo hell. The changes were immediately noticed. Brooks soothing style and player friendly demeanor picked up at 1-12 and 30 months […]

YWCA OKC’s Our Sisters’ Closet celebrates eight years of helping others

Our Sisters’ Closet, the upscale resale shop of YWCA Oklahoma City, is celebrating its 8th anniversary this month.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Our Sisters’ Closet, the upscale resale shop of YWCA Oklahoma City, celebrated its 8th anniversary on Thursday, April 24. The resale store opened its doors in 2007. Since then they have not only provided funding for YWCA Oklahoma City, but they have positively impacted our community and our environment. […]

The 2015 Festival of the Arts is underway in downtown OKC

The 2015 Festival of the Arts is now underway and will take place thru Sunday April 26 in downtown Oklahoma City at the Festival Plaza and the Myriad Botanical Gardens.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 2015 Festival of the Arts is now underway and will take place thru Sunday April 26 in downtown Oklahoma City. The festival area stretches from Walker Ave east to Robinson, and from Reno north to Sheridan. Activities occur in the Festival Plaza, the Myriad Botanical Gardens, and on Hudson […]

Birdhouses created to raise funds for Oklahoma City Winds House

The 27th Annual Bird House fundraising event to benefit the Winds House of Oklahoma City will be held on Sunday, April 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dunlop Codding, 609 W Sheridan Avenue.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The 27th Annual Birdhouse Fundraiser to benefit the Winds House of Oklahoma City will be held on Sunday, April 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dunlop Codding, 609 W Sheridan Avenue, in Oklahoma City. Tickets are $40 per person and include wine and hors d’oeuvres. The event will feature a live […]

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