The City Sentinel
Archive for: September, 2015

Local high school converts unused pool to dance and drama facility

The renovation of an abandoned, unused indoor swimming pool into a new dance studio and drama room has taken place at Harding Fine Arts Academy through funding support provided by the Oklahoma Board of County Commissioners and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter With the start of the 2015 -2016 school year, Oklahoma City’s Harding Fine Arts Academy (HFAA), a public charter high school, is where students returned to find a new dance studio and drama room. The renovation of an abandoned, unused indoor swimming pool has taken place through funding support […]

Democratic House Leader Scott Inman’s Interim study focused on access to quality, affordable child care

Oklahoma State Rep. Scott Inman

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Almost 3,500 licensed child-care facilities operate in Oklahoma, but they’re concentrated in the metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas. Consequently, rural areas of the state suffer from a lack of child-care facilities. In addition, recruitment of child-care providers is difficult because of the long hours and comparatively low compensation rates. […]

International Day of Peace is setting for community conversation on law enforcement and citizen rights

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter In observance of the International Day of Peace, on Monday, September 21, an event themed “Healing the Breach” will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Great Hall in the University Center, 2501 N.W. Blackwelder at Oklahoma City University. Rev. Jesse Jackson and Oklahoma City Police Chief […]

OSU’s GardenFest 2015 offers educational workshops, tours and activities for the whole family

The 14th Annual GardenFest will be held on Saturday, September 26, at the Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University, 3300 West 6th Avenue, located west of Stillwater on Highway 51.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter For more than a dozen years, the Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University has offered patrons opportunities for learning and sharing their gardening experiences. Another great opportunity to tour the Botanic Garden will be available during the 14th Annual OSU GardenFest, which will be held on Saturday, September 26, at 3300 West 6th […]

Anti-war ministry leader Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe to speak at OCU

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, will speak at Oklahoma City University’s Kirkpatrick Audition on Wednesday, September 23.  Photo provided.

This event has been temporarily postponed.  Will post when new date is announced. By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, will speak at Oklahoma City University on Wednesday, September 23. The public presentation will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Kirkpatrick Auditorium at […]

Some more time: Richard Glossip’s advocates joyful over stay, critics somewhat muted

Sister Helen Prejean and Don Knight, one of Richard Glossip's legal defense team members, rejoice after learning about the stay of execution granted by the Oklahoma Criminal Court of Appeals.  Photo - Screenshot from story by reporter Phil Cross,  KOKH FOX 25.

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – This week’s decision from the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals provoked joy from Richard E. Glossip’s defenders and advocates trying to prevent his execution, and somewhat muted responses from those who have said he is guilty in the 1997 murder of hotel owner Barry Van Treese. Former […]

Stop the Violence 5k run set for Sept 20 in OKC

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Stop The Violence is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to bring about a perpetual positive change among today’s youth. Their goal is to bring awareness and resources to aid in the prevention and intervention of violence through education. On Sunday September 20, at 9 a.m. Stop the […]

10th Oklahoma Transition Institute to feature Inclusion Films founder Joey Travolta

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Funded by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, the Oklahoma Transition Council is sponsoring a three-day conference, Monday through Wednesday, October 12 through 14 in Norman. Families and employers are encouraged to participate in the 10th Oklahoma Transition Institute (OTI) with educators, employment counselors and other partners dedicated to […]

Variety Care receives grant for new health center in north central OKC

Variety Care will receive a $1.13 million grant from the federal Health Resources & Services Administration to develop and operate a robust health center location on Britton Road near North Walker Avenue.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The non-profit community health center, Variety Care will receive a $1.13 million grant from the federal Health Resources & Services Administration to develop and operate a new health center location on Britton Road near North Walker Avenue. The HRSA “new access point award” will provide a two-year grant to support […]

Glossip family members, exoneree Nathson Fields & OK-CADP keep hope alive with rally and sit in

Billie Jo Boyiddle, Richard Glossip’s niece, speaks at a rally at the State Capitol North Plaza asking Gov. Fallin to grant a stay of execution.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty joined with members of Richard Glossip’s family to hold a rally and sit in at the state Capitol just one day before the scheduled execution of Richard Glossip.  Participants were calling once again for a stay of execution for Glossip, who […]

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