The City Sentinel
Archive for: November, 2015

In Joy, Thankfulness, Praise: Remembering John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Ronald Wilson Reagan

Paintings of John F. Kennedy and Ronald W. Reagan, by Aaron Shikler

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Several years ago, during one of her visits to Oklahoma City for a speech, I spent time with columnist Peggy Noonan, a friend from my decade of work in Washington, D.C. Ted Kennedy had died a few days before. Our conversation turned not to Ted, but to Ronald Reagan’s relationship […]

Oklahoma City government holiday schedule provided

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Staff Report Here is the Thanksgiving schedule for the city of Oklahoma City, from Nov. 26 to Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, Nov. 26 ·        City offices closed. ·        No residential trash pickup.  Makeup day Saturday, Nov. 28. ·        No EMBARK bus service. ·        Household Hazardous Waste Facility closed. ·        City recreation centers, senior centers, […]

Syrian refugee policy provokes conservative debate in Oklahoma

U.S. Rep. Steve Russell

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – If recent measures of public opinion are accurate, it seems most Republican conservatives in Oklahoma lean strongly against admitting refugees fleeing from the Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) and other terrorist entities. However, there are some dissenting voices indicating deep sympathy for the thousands trying to escape the “caliphate” established […]

Diana Krall dazzles packed house in OKC during Wallflower World Tour

Following her “Wallflower World Tour” concert in Oklahoma City, artist Diana Krall (center) is photographed with John and Jacqueline Odgers during an event held for several KGOU patrons.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On a misty Oklahoma City fall evening five-time Grammy-winning jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall performed to a near full house crowd at the Civic Center Music Hall. The “Wallflower World Tour” presented by 35 Concerts, wowed the audience on November 15 with pop tunes from her latest album […]

At Capitol ceremony, Democrats make it official: Independents can vote in primary elections

House Minority Leader Scott Inman

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – On November 16, the 108th Oklahoma Statehood Day, the state Democratic Party officially opened its door to political Independents. State Democratic Party Chairman Mark Hammons signed, and delivered to the State Election Board, a letter announcing that voters registered in Oklahoma as Independents will be allowed to vote in Democratic […]

Capitol Report for November 21: A war to win, refugees in need, praise for Positive Tomorrows

News9's Capitol Report anchor Alex Cameron and CapitolBeatOK editor Patrick McGuigan.

Staff Report News9’s Capitol Report this week began with a memorable remark from the late Ronald Reagan: “Of the four wars in my lifetime, none of them came about because America was too strong.” Patrick B. McGuigan discussed the Islamic State’s attacks on Paris. He recalled that President George W. Bush had a moment where […]

Gov. Fallin, Superintendent Hofmeister will host students, Foster Children for Oklahoma Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

Oklahoma State Capitol.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Mary Fallin and Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister will be joined by schoolchildren from across the state for the lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree. The lighting ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 on the south steps of the Capitol. The governor will give brief remarks […]

Oklahoma Contractors say road construction work plan may be in jeopardy

Bobby Stern

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – In 2016, the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors (AOGC) and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation are preparing to continue the Eight-Year Construction Work Plan designed to improve state and U.S. highways, interstates, roads, and bridges amid state funding uncertainty. Amidst state government budget challenges, the top executive at AOGC says […]

Positive Tomorrows, school for homeless children, celebrates 25 years of service

Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma’s only school for homeless children, is celebrating 25 years of service and education during National Hunger and Homelessness Week.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma’s only school for homeless children, is celebrating 25 years of service and education during National Hunger and Homelessness Week, November 14-22. Since opening in November 1990, the school has served approximately 5,000 students and grown from a staff of seven to 22. Over the past 25 years, […]

YMCA OKC focuses on prevention during National Diabetes Awareness month

During National Diabetes Awareness Month, the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City is encouraging residents to exam their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter During National Diabetes Awareness Month, the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City is encouraging residents to exam their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and if at risk to take preventive steps to reduce their chances of developing the disease. Prediabetes is a condition in which a person’s blood glucose […]

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