The City Sentinel
Archive for: May, 2015

Anti death penalty coalition announces former State Senator Connie Johnson as new board chair

Constance "Connie" Johnson

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty has announced the election of its new Board Chair, former Oklahoma State Senator and candidate for Oklahoma Democratic Party Vice Chair, Constance “Connie” Johnson.  Also newly elected is OK-CADP Vice Chair Samuel Jennings, a member of the Oklahoma State University History […]

A.C. Hamlin Parkway to be dedicated May 23 in Logan County


Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The late Rep. A.C. Hamlin is going to get his due. In honor of Albert Comstock Hamlin — the first African American elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews will soon install signs on Interstate 35 between Waterloo Road and Charter Oak Road in Logan […]

St. Joseph Old Cathedral marks 125 years of service to community

125 YEARS OF SERVICE: St. Joseph's Old Cathedral Parish celebrated 125 years of service on May 1, with a Sacred Liturgy and reception on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. The event drew members of the parish, former parishioners from across the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, and several members of the Roman Catholic liturgy. Among those present were Rev. John Michalicka (at far left, front row), Rev. Louis Lamb (emeritus pastor, third from left) and (beginning fourth from Left), Archbishop Emeritus Eusebius Beltran, Archbishop Paul Coakley, Rev. Price Oswalt (now pastor at St. Joseph), and St. Gregory's Abbot Rt. Rev. Lawrence Stasyszen, O.S.B.. Also participating were Revs. William Novak and Michael Chapman. 
The City Sentinel, - Photograph by Fran Kozakowki

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – Not long after the Land Run of April 22, 1889, atop a spot known as “Blue Hill” to the founders of this city, a group of 16 families gathered to make plans for a Catholic parish in Oklahoma City. In memorable references from early residents, the name […]

Editor’s Notebook: Porter honored, Asset Forfeiture Reform garners backing, OKPOP Bond proposed

E. Melvin Porter

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – From an editor’s notebook, members of the Oklahoma state Senate honored former state E. Melvin Porter, Sen. Kyle Loveless garners broad support for his proposal to reform civil asset forfeiture laws in Oklahoma, and Tulsa’s proposed Popular Culture museum gets a boost. * E. Melvin Porter, an […]

Southern Republican Leadership Conference: Oklahoma’s Estela Hernandez is a key player

Estela Hernandez

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – When the 2016 Republican presidential campaign arrives full force in Oklahoma this weekend, conservative activist Estela Hernandez will be more than an interested observer. Hernandez is a key player for the state Republicans in promoting the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC), scheduled May 21-23, including Friday night’s “Energizing […]

Paseo Arts Festival returns May 23, 24 and 25

The City Sentinel is also a proud sponsor the annual Paseo Arts Festival.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Paseo Arts District’s 39th annual Paseo Arts Festival will take place May 23, 24 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and May 25 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. More than 80 visual artists will fill the Historic Paseo Arts District, selling original artwork in a wide variety of media, from […]

OSDH gets much needed support from volunteers during tornado recovery efforts

Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps (OKMRC) volunteers are both medical and community volunteers who work to improve the wellness and resilience in their communities and are ready to make a difference when help is needed most.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) provides a number of support services for those affected by tornadoes and other natural disasters.  These services are made possible in part by a dedicated group of statewide volunteers. Following storms which hit Oklahoma on March 25th this year, state and local […]

Chuck Wagon Family Festival set to coincide with National Cowboy Museum’s 50th Anniversary By Darla Shelden

The Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy Festival offers food, entertainment, family-friendly activities such as face painting, and includes admission to the Museum’s galleries and exhibitions, outdoor gardens and festival grounds.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will host its 25th annual Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy Festival, May 23-24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1700 NW 63rd in Oklahoma City. This award- winning festival has become a Memorial Day weekend tradition for thousands of families. […]

Letter to the Editor: Putting all our eggs in one basket

State Rep. James Lockhart

To The Editor: The problem with our state’s budget deficit is that all our eggs are in one basket: oil and gas production. Our state revenues mimic the boom and bust cycles of the energy industry. When oil prices are high, so are state revenues, and when oil prices fall, state revenues decline. Any good […]

America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66 traveling museum exhibit now showing in Oklahoma City

The Gaylord-Pickens Museum is hosting NRG! Exhibits’ America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66, now through August 29, presented by Dolese Bros. Co.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Gaylord-Pickens Museum is hosting America’s Road Exhibits: The Journey of Route 66, presented by Dolese Bros. Company now through August 29. This show shares the history and enchantment of one of the world’s most famous highways. The exhibition includes photographs, narrative, music and objects from the highway’s pinnacle. The […]

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