The City Sentinel
Archive for: October, 2015

COMMENTARY – Halloween surprises: Politics and Raids

Ernest Istook

by Ernest Istook Politicians are messing up our holidays. Halloween is the latest holiday to be spoiled by injecting political agendas. The Department of Energy is asking us to turn our pumpkins into biofuel instead of wasting them as jack-o-lanterns. These are the folks who messed up our corn supply because government pays farmers to […]

Oklahoma Youth Orchestras 2015-2016 season opens

Over 325 young musicians from central and western Oklahoma recently opened the 2015-2016 season of the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras at Edmond Santa Fe High School Auditorium.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Recently, over 325 young musicians from central and western Oklahoma opened the 2015-2016 season of the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras. The concert was held on October 25 at the Edmond Santa Fe High School Auditorium at 1901 W 15th Street in Edmond. Headlined by the organization’s flagship 70 member ensemble, […]

$1.1 Million Lake Overholser Adventure Park Ready For Grand Opening

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City area residents are invited to attend “Haunt the River” on Friday and Saturday, October 30-31 during the grand opening of the new $1.1 million RIVERSPORT Adventure Park at Lake Overholser. The grand opening celebration begins with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m., Thursday, October 29.  The event […]

OCC to hold annual dinner featuring religious scholar Professor Martin E. Marty

Professor Marty E. Martin

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter This year the Oklahoma Conference of Churches (OCC) will hold their Annual Dinner on Thursday, November 12. The event will be held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 222 N.W.15th Street in Oklahoma City.  Check-in will start at 5 p.m. with dinner and the awards program beginning at 6 […]

COMMENTARY: It’s time for Gov. Fallin to appoint a Commissioner of Labor. Cathy Costello is the best choice

Mark and Cathy Costello.  Photo provided.

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – A shocking murder took place in August, when Commissioner of Labor Mark Costello’s eldest son, Christian, stabbed his father to death at a restaurant in north Oklahoma City. Like many other journalists, I reported reactions from state officials and others at the time. Among many issues highlighted […]

Third annual VOICE Gala of Gratitude set for November 6

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Voices Organized In Civic Engagement (VOICE) Action Fund will host its second annual Gala of Gratitude on Friday, November 6.  The dinner and program will be held at the Petroleum Club 100 N. Broadway, Suite 3400, in downtown Oklahoma City. A cocktail reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. The […]

Oklahoma Messages Project to hold Reception & Celebration of Rebranding

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Tuesday, November 3, The Oklahoma Messages Project will hold a “Reception & Celebration of Rebranding” from 6 – 8 p.m. at DC on Film Row, 609 W. Sheridan Avenue, in Oklahoma City. Maintaining and enhancing the bond between children and their incarcerated parents through video messages and other […]

30th annual Fall Peace Festival comes to downtown OKC on November 14

he family friendly 30th annual Fall Peace Festival will bring together a cornucopia of entertainment, information and items for holiday shoppers. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Over 60 organizations will come together at the 30th annual Fall Peace Festival creating a cornucopia of entertainment, information and items for holiday shoppers. The event is free and open to everyone. The family-friendly festival will be held on Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the […]

Now in DVD release, ‘The Age of Adaline’ is a Lively triumph, romantic and imaginative

Blake Lively, center, is beautiful and believable in “The Age of Adaline.” The imaginative romance from Lionsgate takes her across a century of changing fashion and life styles, including in this World War II-era moment.

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Now in DVD release, “The Age of Adaline” is a deeply romantic story with a superb cast of professionals who perform with integrity and seriousness. Blake Lively – in the prime of her beauty and evolving skill as a performer — is luminous and fully credible as Adaline Bowman, the […]

Family Policy Institute of Oklahoma to host ‘First Amendment’ banquet

Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran

Staff Report As news stories about religious liberty in jeopardy hit every week, the Family Policy Institute of Oklahoma (FPIO) will hold a “First Amendment” Banquet on Nov. 2. Keynote speaker will be former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran. Chief Cochran was fired for expressing traditional Christian moral convictions in a book he wrote not […]

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