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Archive for: August, 2015

John Kerry’s speech at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba

US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Staff Report NOTE: This is the text of Secretary of State’s John Kerry’s speech at the flag raising ceremony before the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba on August 14. The text is the State Department’s official release of his comments. SECRETARY KERRY: Please be seated, everybody. Thank you very, very much. Muchas gracias. Buenos dias. I’m so […]

Stars abound in the 2015 Oklahoma Senior Follies, a triumph

Beloved civic leader Dick Sias (with the crown on his head) serves as “king” for the 2015 Senior Follies, running this weekend at the University of Central Oklahoma's Mitchell Hall. With Sias for his time on stage are the Ziegfield-style Follies beauties, from left Oklahoma City University First Lady Jan Henry, civic leader Sandy Meyers, U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange, businesswoman Terry Neese and former Edmond Mayor Sandra Naifeh. Tickets available at the door – 100 North University in Edmond. Photos by Fran Kozakowski

by Patrick B. McGuigan EDMOND – Older and wiser — and even more skilled now than a couple of decades ago – all members of the cast of the Oklahoma Senior Follies bring grace, style, aplomb, slightly racy humor and great performing skills to this year’s production. Beloved business leader “King” Dias Sias is joined […]

Foes of death penalty continue to advocate for Glossip’s life

Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Chair Connie Johnson.  Photo by Darla Shelden

Staff Report August 15, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY – This week, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said the execution of Richard Glossip, convicted in the ‘murder-for-hire’ killing of Barry Van Treese in 1997, should go forward. Responding to the governor’s statement, leaders of the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) have renewed their pleas for […]

Oklahoma Senior Follies a rousing tribute to life and love

Back row, from left: PAST Senior Follies Beauty Sandra Naifeh and the immortal Count Gregor (John Ferguson). From row: Follies director Terry Runnels and performer Jim Hemline. Photo provided

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – The 2015 Oklahoma Senior Follies is a rousing tribute to life and love, bringing together the elder statesmen and stateswomen of performance art in the Sooner State. Under the direction of veteran theatrical genius Terry Runnels, faces familiar and new to us brought good humor and refinement […]

Oklahoma Chefs invited to compete in 2nd annual Tree to Table Benefit

Kathryn Goodwin Gant, Farm Manager at Arcadia Organic Farm, attends the 2014 Tree to Table Benefit in Oklahoma City. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Chefs and caterers throughout Oklahoma are invited to compete in the 2nd Annual Tree to Table Benefit on Monday, October 19. This epicurean event challenges competitors to create a sweet or savory dish that incorporates ingredients from trees, such as apples, chocolate, almonds or olives. Other ingredients may be used […]

LifeShare OK reaches organ donation milestone early this year

LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma recently recovered its 100th organ donor for 2015, which is only the third time the organization has reached the 100 donor mark in its history. Those 100 donors have saved 257 lives.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma recently had its 100th organ donor for 2015.  Those 100 donors have saved 257 lives. This is only the third time the organization has reached the 100 donor mark in its history. This mark was previously reached in 2007 with 109 donors. Last year […]

Oklahoma County Black Elected Officials College Fair scheduled for August 29

State Rep. Mike Shelton

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The second annual Oklahoma County Black Elected Officials College Fair is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to Noon, at Metro Technology Centers, 1900 Springlake Drive, Oklahoma City. The purpose of the event is to show local middle- and high-school students that college is attainable, affordable, and should […]

YMCA Youth Triathlon Series set this month for Oklahoma City’s Earlywine Park

The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City will hold its 3rd in a series of four Youth Triathlons on Saturday, August 15 at the Earlywine Park Y location.  Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City will hold its 3rd in a series of four Youth Triathlons on Saturday, August 15. The multiple-stage competition will take place at the Earlywine Park YMCA, 11801 S. May Avenue, in Oklahoma City. The YMCA website points out that the benefits of participating […]

Golf tournament to be held in support of Animal Care Foundation

COM-OACF Golf Tournament-Photo1

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Animal Care Foundation’s (OACF) 17th annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, August 13 at the Coffee Creek Golf Club, 4000 N. Kelly Avenue, in Edmond. Event registration begins at 7 a.m. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The tournament will benefit the Foundation’s Pet Overpopulation Fund. It […]

Letter to the Editor: Saving Glossip, Supporting Justice

Nathaniel Batchelder, Direcotr, Oklahoma City Peace House.  Photo provided.

To The Editor: On September 16th, Oklahoma is scheduled to execute Richard Glossip. He did not commit the murder, and is very likely innocent of any involvement. The murderer was Justin Sneed, who killed Barry Van Treese with a baseball bat in 1997. Glossip, Sneed and Van Treese all worked at the motel where Van […]

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