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Archive for: August, 2015

7th Annual Thirst for a Cause set for August 26 to benefit employees of Oklahoma City’s hospitality industry


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 7th annual Thirst For A Cause fundraising event will take place on Wednesday, August 26 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Jim Thorpe Museum, 4040 Lincoln Boulevard in Oklahoma City. Started in 2009, Thirst for a Cause is held to raise funds to help with urgent medical expenses […]

Commentary: Let’s believe it, and live it: Thou Shalt Not Kill

Oklahoma State Representative George Young. Photo provided.

To the Editor: Richard Glossip is on Oklahoma Death Row for murder.  He is facing an execution date that is quickly approaching.  There are too many inconsistencies to move on, unimpeded toward the taking of his life.  I have had an opportunity to hear much of the detail of this case and personally experienced the […]

Second annual OKC Pet Expo returns to State Fair Grounds


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, August 22, the 2nd annual Oklahoma City Pet Expo will be held at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Centennial Building. 3001 General Pershing Blvd. All well-behaved, fixed leashed pets are welcome. Parking and admission are free. The event will feature […]

Oklahoma County Free Fair offers fun activities for the entire family

Visitors at the Oklahoma County Free Fair can get an up close and personal look at some interesting creatures at the OSU Insect Zoo on Saturday, August 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Centennial Building on the State Fair Grounds.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma County residents of all ages are invited to join In the competition during the 101st annual Oklahoma County Free Fair.  The Free Fair will be held at Oklahoma State Fair Park, Thursday through Saturday, August 20-22 in Oklahoma City.  The fair features a wide assortment of competitions, special activities and […]

Oklahoma Superintendent Joy Hofmeister announces all High School Juniors can take ACT

Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY — Flanked by representatives of K-12 education, higher education, CareerTech, and business and industry at a news conference, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister on Wednesday (August 19)  announced a pilot program giving Oklahoma’s 11th-grade students this school year an opportunity to take the ACT exam. Hofmeister said the Oklahoma […]

OCU named a ‘Best in the West’ college by Princeton Review

The Princeton Review has named Oklahoma City University as one of the “Best in the West” recommended schools. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter According to The Princeton Review  Oklahoma City University is one of the best colleges in the West. The well-known education services company lists OCU among its “Best in the West” recommended schools in its 2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region website feature that posted earlier this month. “We are […]

Teachers share the importance of AG in the classroom

Teachers Christy Luttmer and Lana Merz work on an edible activity from the Ag in the Classroom curriculum during the 2015 annual summer conference. The teachers created imaginary plants using parts of fruits and vegetables to represent roots, stems, leaves and petals. The activity adds agriculture into STEM skills. Photo Provided

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Farmers and ranchers are stewards of the land. Teachers are stewards of the children they have been entrusted to nurture and educate. With the new school year at hand, several Oklahoma teachers recently commented about how Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom helps them to not only tell, but show their […]

Langston OKC Campus to host Drumbeat Festival dedicated to ending violence


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The first annual Drumbeat Festival will be held this month on Saturday, August 22 at Langston University’s OKC Campus, 4205 North Lincoln Boulevard, in Oklahoma City.  The free festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. With events both inside and out, the festival is an Oklahoma […]

Escape the heat at Science Museum Oklahoma to have fun and learn

Pi Shop, a whimsical world where young visitors can explore simple patterns, and sequences can make your dream of being inside a kaleidoscope come true at Science Museum Oklahoma’s CurioCity.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Even as summer is winding down, there is still a lot going on at Science Museum Oklahoma, located at 2100 NE 52nd St., in Oklahoma City. A place with child-friendly, hands-on exhibits, plus an IMAX theater, planetarium and a café, the museum houses over eight acres of hands-on science […]

ASTEC Charter Schools to benefit from September 24 gala


Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The 2015 DoorOpener Awards Gala dinner and silent auction will take place on Thursday, September 24 at 5:45 p.m. The Gala is sponsored by The ASTEC Fund, a foundation benefitting ASTEC Charter Schools founded by Lou C. Kerr, William G. Paul and Dr. Freda Deskin, ASTEC Superintendent. ASTEC is a […]

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