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Archive for: October, 2015

My Beloved Ivy Jane – Obituary by Darla Shelden

Ivy Jane Shelden

Ivy Jane Shelden February 6, 2002 – September 17, 2015 My beloved Ivy Jane left this earth on September 17, 2015.  Although she has had health problems for many years, she was the happiest, sweetest and most loving furry person I’ve every known. In 2002, after a six month search for the then elusive back […]

Keep your pets safe on Halloween with Animal Welfare’s helpful tips

Spider Ivy Jane Shelden

Staff Report Halloween can be a traumatic and even dangerous time for your pets. Oklahoma City Animal Welfare has some tips to help keep your pets safe while you’re having Halloween fun. ·        Don’t leave pets in the yard. Pranksters often target animals for teasing or worse on Halloween. ·        Don’t share trick-or-treat candy with pets, and […]

Michael Carnuccio departs OCPA to assume new leadership position

Michael Carnuccio

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) announced Thursday (October 22) it reluctantly accepted the resignation of President Michael Carnuccio effective December 31, 2015. Carnuccio, who served as OCPA’s president for six years, has been nominated to the organization’s Board of Trustees and will transition […]

Oklahoma City’s Brenda Jones Barwick among top honorees at Women in Communications conference

Several members from the Oklahoma City Chapter, Association for Women in Communications, attended the National Conference, held in Kansas City. Pictured here, from left, are Natalie Fix, Billie Rodely, Brenda Jones Barwick, Kristin Van Nort, and Danielle Oberloier. Barwick, founder and owner of Jones PR in Oklahoma City, was named winner of the association's 2015 Headliner Award.
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Staff Report The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) presented its 2015 Headliner Award to Brenda Jones Barwick of Jones PR in Oklahoma City, Okla., at its national conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Brenda has 35 years of public relations experience at the highest levels in Washington, D.C., politics, European diplomatic relations and with Fortune […]

Mix-up, debacle, delay – Oklahoma lethal injection protocol flaws trigger controversy, introspection, and reconsideration of the death penalty

lethal injection

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – For all factions and every imaginable point of view, events over this remarkable year have transformed, perhaps forever, debate about capital punishment in Oklahoma. As this edition of The City Sentinel went to press, Attorney General Scott Pruitt was guiding a multi-county grand jury focused the state […]

Cyndi Munson makes a splash, winning House District 85 for Democrats

State Rep. Cyndi Munson

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Cyndi Ann Munson, D-Oklahoma City, succeeded in her second run for public office, and is now part of the state House. The first Democrat to win the seat in five decades, she recently reflected on her motivations to run in an essay that appeared at […]

Harding Fine Arts Academy presents two theatrical productions in November

Harding Boys poster

Staff Report Oklahoma City– Harding Fine Arts Academy‘s drama department is doing something crazy this year, according to drama teacher and fine arts department chair Brenda Williams.  The Oklahoma City public charter school is working double-time to put on two theater productions at once. “I couldn’t decide between two shows I wanted to produce at […]

Rep. Mike Christian proposes law enforcement consolidation

State Rep. Mike Christian

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma State Rep. Mike Christian, R-Oklahoma City announced Wednesday (October 14) that he is moving forward with a bill to consolidate Oklahoma state law enforcement agencies. After meeting with members of the agencies involved as well as with other stakeholders in Oklahoma’s criminal justice system, Christian reviewed his plans with […]

Oklahoma jazz musician Mark Jenkins to perform for Armstrong’s 17th performing art series

Mark Jenkins

Staff Report EDMOND — Jazz musician Mark Jenkins has been playing for crowds since he was 12 years old. The Oklahoma-based pianist, singer, composer and arranger will team up with other local legends to present “My Favorite Jazz” at the second event of Armstrong Auditorium’s 17th performing arts season on Thursday, Nov. 5. Jenkins has a long […]

At the eleventh hour, Feds grant Oklahoma ‘REAL ID’ reprieve

Oklahoma State Senator Kay Floyd (left and Governor Mary Fallin.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced this week that Oklahoma has received an extension through October 10, 2016, to meet the requirements in the REAL ID Act. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security informed the state in a letter that “for the duration of […]

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