The City Sentinel
Archive for: October, 2015

Gov. Mary Fallin boosts awareness of domestic violence

Teresa Biffle, executive director of Women's Haven in Duncan, Okla., presents Bunny Landis, Domestic Violence Program of North Central Oklahoma Ponca City, with the Victim Service Advocate Award, at last week’s event honoring those who have promoted broader awareness of domestic violence issues and policies. Landis is an on-scene victim advocate. Photos provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin, the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (OCADVSA), Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS) and Verizon Wireless Oklahoma held “Wear Purple Day” last week. The observance aimed to promote awareness of domestic violence issues, and recognition for those who have helped […]

Lawsuit truce called until Spring 2016 on Oklahoma drug debacle – Glossip, Cole and Grant executions on hold

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.  Photo provided.

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY — An agreement has been made between attorneys for the state of Oklahoma and three death row inmates that all executions — and a court challenge the government faced — are on hold until an undetermined date in 2016. The office of Attorney General Scott Pruitt said he […]

4th annual Pumpkinville festival is underway now at Myriad Gardens

The 4th Annual Pumpkinville, presented by OGE Energy Corporation is now underway at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Events are held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 25 in the Children’s Garden, located at 301 West Reno & Harvey. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Fourth Annual Pumpkinville, presented by OGE Energy Corporation is now underway at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Events are held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 25 in the Children’s Garden, located at 301 West Reno & Harvey. Pumpkinviile is free for members, the cost for non-members is […]

Sen. Jolley touts agreement to relocate Medical Examiner’s office

State Senator Clark Jolley

Staff Report Sen. Clark Jolley last week said an agreement has been reached to relocate the State Medical Examiner’s Office to the Oklahoma County Health Department building. Jolley said the agreement would result in significant savings and help the Medical Examiner’s Office to restore its accreditation. “This move will result in a savings of millions […]

Annual Bar Wars competition set to raise funds to benefit those with HIV/AIDS

n Saturday October 17, Bar Wars 2015 will provide an evening of creative concoctions at IAO Gallery, to benefit Other Options Inc., Oklahoma City’s non-profit organization that serves those with HIV and AIDS. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City area restaurants and clubs, and local non-profit service organization Other Options, will host an evening of creative drink competition the 2015 Bar Wars event.  The cocktail contest will be held on Saturday, October 17, from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the IAO Gallery, 706 W Sheridan Avenue, […]

HITS OKC Running Festival set for October 17 and 18

The 2015 HITS Running Festival Oklahoma City, which includes the Friends & Family Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon, along with the Family Fitness Expo will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, South Mickey Mantle Drive in Oklahoma City. Photo by Chris Barnes

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 2015 HITS Oklahoma City Running Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, South Mickey Mantle Drive in Oklahoma City. The event will include the Friends & Family Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon, along with the Family Fitness […]

In under a decade, tribal gaming boosted Oklahoma state government revenues $1 billion

As of the latest available data, Oklahoma’s compacted tribes had paid the state $979.7 million in exclusivity fees since 2006.

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Revenues generated by the Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Act, passed by state citizens in a 2004 referendum, have become an important part of budget planning for the state government, according to an analysis of gaming compliance data documents. Often frustrated with apologia for hefty federal spending even decades […]

Enid lawyer supports OKC editor’s call for death penalty moratorium

Attorney Tim Gungoll

To the Editor: As a Conservative, I have opposed the death penalty due to my religious beliefs for over 20 years. I took that position because I believe it is important to be consistently Pro-Life. Love to me is the idea that there is no greater gift than to lay down your life and give […]

Take a Walk with Oklahoma’s Foresters to Enjoy One of the State’s Great Assets

This month walkers and hikers of all ages are invited to join professional foresters from around Oklahoma for the “Walk in the Forest” event at Ardmore Regional Park on October 17 from 8 a.m. to noon.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter This month professional foresters from around Oklahoma will host the “Walk in the Forest” event at Ardmore Regional Park.  On Saturday, October 17 from 8 a.m. to noon, walkers and hikers of all ages and fitness levels are invited to enjoy trails and information stations that will be located […]

Harding Charter Preparatory High School to host “Dollars for Scholars” annual fundraiser

Harding Charter Preparatory High School will host its annual fundraiser “Dollars for Scholars” on Thursday, October 22 at the Hart Building, 726 W. Sheridan Avenue in downtown Oklahoma City. Photo courtesy Keffer-Sharpe Photography

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Harding Charter Preparatory High School will host its annual fundraiser “Dollars for Scholars” on Thursday, October 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. The event will be held at The Hart Building, 726 W. Sheridan Avenue in downtown Oklahoma City. Established in 2003, Harding Charter Prep is a free, public school […]

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