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Archive for: November, 2015

25th Annual Sonja Martinez Christmas AIDS Benefit set to support Oklahoma City’s Winds House

Sonja Martinez, John Beebe, Roxie Hart, Alison Scott, Matthew Heath-Fitzgerald and Bebe Adams will perform at the 24th Annual Sonja Martinez Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit supporting The Winds House in Oklahoma City on Monday, December 8 at the COPA. Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City performance artist Sonja Martinez will host her 25th Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit on Monday, December 7, at The Copa, 2200 N.W. 39 Expressway. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with entertainment beginning at 8 p.m. In addition to Ms. Martinez, performers will include John Beebe, Roxie Hart, Alison […]

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers mobillize to help with debris removal

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are mobilizing to help homeowners statewide remove trees and limbs on private property damaged by the recent ice storm. Homeowners in need can call one of three phone numbers to request help: • (405) 443-7583 • (405) 388-6912 • (405) 415-5261 Priority will be given […]

OKC residents can place branches and limbs by the curb for collection

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Staff Report Oklahoma City residents can begin putting tree branches and limbs that were downed by the ice storm within 10 feet of their curb, city officials said in a November 29 press release. Residents are asked to cut limbs into segments no longer than 12-feet. Please avoid placing debris over water meters and gas […]

UN Climate Change conference begins November 30

The “United Nations Conference on Climate Change,” also known as “the 21st Conference of the Parties,” (COP 21) begins in Paris, France on Monday, Nov. 30.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY — What advocates call “the most significant effort ever undertaken to slow or halt climate change” begins in France on Monday, November 30. The “United Nations Conference on Climate Change,” also known as “the 21st Conference of the Parties,” (COP 21) is the twenty-first annual meeting. This conference will be held […]

Oklahoma City’s November sales report documents 4.8 percent drop


Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY — The November sales tax report shows General Fund collections in Oklahoma City were down 4.8 percent compared to the same month last year, missing the monthly target by 5.4 percent. The November report includes collections for the last half of September and estimated collections in the first half of October, […]

Local Amnesty group plans letter writing event for human rights

This year, from December 4-18, members of Amnesty International will write letters to Prisoners of Conscience all over the world during the annual Write for Rights - Amnesty’s Global Write-A-Thon event.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The world’s largest annual human rights event, Amnesty International’s (AI) Global Write-A-Thon, will take place from December 4-18 in schools, coffee shops, community centers, and street corners around the globe. The Oklahoma City affiliated chapter will hold a Write for Rights event on Saturday, December 5 at Full Circle Book Store, 1900 […]

Joint House/Senate meeting focused on best practices for preserving and maintaining a restored Capitol

Tom Fontana, Communications and Marketing Director for the United States Capitol Visitor Center and spokesperson for the Architect of the U.S. Capitol, addresses members of the Oklahoma Legislature. Photo Provided

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – House and Senate members met in the Oklahoma House Chamber to discuss best practices for current and future Capitol infrastructure management. The interim study, requested by House Speaker Jeff Hickman and Senate President Pro-Tem Brian Bingman, focused on developing a management structure to care for and preserve the building to […]

Remembering the meaning of Thanksgiving


by Erik Telford When the 102 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower arrived at Plymouth Rock in the fall of 1620, they were greeted by a New World filled with uncertainty, turmoil, and harsh conditions. Only half of the original settlers survived the first year, but despite the hardships faced, the Pilgrims still made it a point […]

Oklahoma City joins Global Climate March on Nov. 29

On Sunday, November 29, the Oklahoma City Climate March will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at Bicentennial Park, 201 N. Walker Street, in downtown Oklahoma City sponsored by the Peace House and other local coalitions.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter This weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, November 28 and 29, people everywhere will come together calling for climate justice and an end to carbon pollution. The events will take place on the eve of the Paris Climate Summit, which will begin Monday, November 30. On Sunday, November 29, the […]

Legislators analyze prolonged drought still affecting much of Oklahoma

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Despite heavy spring rains, Oklahoma is still in the grips of a protracted drought, state legislators were told this month. Lake Texoma, for example, was swollen with floodwaters earlier this year but today is 2 feet below normal, said J.D. Strong, executive director of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board. A […]

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