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Archive for: June, 2015

Earthquakes in Oklahoma and Kansas draw activists to Medford

Sierra Club Oklahoma Executive Director Johnson Bridgwater speaks with 91 year old Ada Mae Mot, from Medford, Oklahoma during the Earthquake Fighters Feast & Film event held last week.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Last week more than 100 people converged on Medford, Oklahoma to attend the Earthquake Fighters Feast & Film event sponsored by Sierra Club chapters of Kansas and Oklahoma. The forum addressed the science behind the rash of earthquakes occurring in the two states and focused on what citizens can […]

Science Museum Oklahoma announces grand opening of new “CurioCity” exhibit

Science Museum Oklahoma will celebrate the grand opening of its new family exhibition “CurioCity” on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Science Museum Oklahoma will celebrate the grand opening of its new family exhibition on Father’s Day – Sunday, June 21. The new addition, CurioCity, pronounced “curiosity,” is funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.  Doors open at 11 a.m. A national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late […]

‘Mass Incarceration and the Death Penalty’ – Thursday, June 18 forum at First Unitarian in OKC

Restoring Justice Oklahoma co-organizer Dr. Britney Hopkins will be a presenter at the upcoming Mass Incarceration & Death Penalty forum hosted by the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty on Thursday, June 18 at the First Unitarian Church in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided

by Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor Oklahoma City’s First Unitarian Church will be the site of a forum concerning “Mass Incarceration and The Death Penalty” this Thursday (June 18). The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) has organized the event as part of its campaign to defeat State Question 776. Restoring Justice Oklahoma (RJO) […]

The American Pigeon Museum celebrates 1st anniversary with events honoring US Army Signal Corps

The American Pigeon Museum and Library (APM) will celebrate its first anniversary with new displays honoring the US Army Signal Corps, highlighting the pigeoneers of the Pigeon Service o June 19 and 20 in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The American Pigeon Museum and Library (APM) is celebrating a successful first anniversary with new displays honoring the US Army Signal Corps that highlights the pigeoneers of the Pigeon Service. The museum is located at 2300 NE 63rd Street in Oklahoma City. The world’s first public museum dedicated to domestic […]

Sunbeam Family Services welcomes Paula Gates as Early Childhood Services Director

Sunbeam Family Services, one of Oklahoma City’s longest serving nonprofits, welcomes Paula Gates as the new director of Early Childhood Services.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Sunbeam Family Services, one of Oklahoma City’s longest serving nonprofits, is expanding its early childhood development programs. This comes as a result of a federal Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Grant. The five-year $3 million dollar program is one of the largest grants awarded in Oklahoma by Health […]

Residents in Canadian and Kingfisher counties seek permanent injunction against wind company

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Citizens of Canadian and Kingfisher counties in Oklahoma have filed a new legal motion to advance a trial for a permanent injunction against Apex Clean Energy to establish reasonable setbacks of wind turbines from homes. Saying they had exhausted all attempts to work with Apex, members of the lawsuit are, […]

Oklahoma City State Senator David Holt hails 2015 election reforms

Oklahoma State Senator David Holt (R-Oklahoma City)

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law Senate Bill 312, which consolidates local election dates to either one cycle in the spring or one cycle in the fall. This follows the successful adoption of other proposals championed by Sen. David Holt (R-Oklahoma City) to encourage higher voter turnout after dramatic […]

Three Oklahoma cities receive Seal of Recycling Excellence

Republic Services recognized the City of Norman with its Seal of Recycling Excellence for outstanding participation in the curbside recycling program. In 2014, 87 percent of Norman residents participated in curbside recycling. From left to right, Norman Mayor Cindy Rosenthal, Republic Services General Manager David Higgins, Republic Services Municipal Services Manager Carrie Miller and Norman Director of Utilities Ken Komiske pose with the Seal of Recycling Excellence at the April 28 City Council meeting.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Republic Services of Oklahoma City has recognized three Oklahoma municipalities with a Seal of Recycling Excellence for embracing a sustainable lifestyle and diverting more than 12,000 tons of  material from area landfills in 2014. Republic presented officials from Edmond, Midwest City and Norman with the award at their respective […]

A volunteer’s view of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference

Ben Carson (left) and Scott Walker

By Christopher Chesny From Tulsa Today Looking back on the recent Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) in Oklahoma City, I cannot help but think how empowering the event was for the State Party and Oklahoma as a whole. I have been involved in Republican circles in various capacities since 2004, so whenever I first heard […]

Oklahoma City Education Briefs – June 2015

Football Coach Robert Walker, Athletic Director Brian Sexto and Principal Tarrance Rodgers proudly accepted a grant from the Wes Welker Foundation this spring. The gift will finance purchases of football equipment, basketballs and new uniforms at the public charter alternative school. Photo Provided

Compiled by The City Sentinel Staff Wes Welker Foundation grant to boost Justice Alma Wilson Seeworth Academy’s athletics The Wes Welker Foundation has named Justice Alma Wilson Seeworth Academy a first-time grant recipient for the 2015-16 school year. The $8,400 presented to school officials will allow purchases of football equipment, basketballs and new uniforms. Accepting […]

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