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Archive for: December, 2015

Experience (E)Motion of the West, on the Paseo, New Year’s NIGHT (January 1)

Don't miss (E)Motion of the West, opening at Paseo Arts Space on New Year's DAY (Jan 1) featuring artist Cody Rains, Friday Gallery Walk, 6-10 p.m

Staff Report Don’t miss (E)Motion of the West, opening at Paseo Arts Space on New Year’s DAY (Friday, January 1). Artist Cody Rains is among the highlighted features of the Friday Gallery Walk, 6-10 p.m. along Paseo Drive (heart of the neighborhood bounded by Walker Avenue on the east, Shartel Avenue on the West, N.W. […]

Plaza District plans New Year’s Eve celebration: ’16 on 16th

The Plaza District in Oklahoma City will host a New Year’s Eve party to celebrate16th Street in 2016. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Plaza District in Oklahoma City will host a New Year’s Eve party to ring in 2016. The evening will usher in a celebration of 16th Street in 2016. Festivities will take place in the Lyric Theatre parking lot, 1727 NW 16th Street, on Thursday, December 31 from 8 […]

Science Museum Oklahoma provides holiday entertainment with Tom ‘The Bubble Guy’ Noddy and historic parlor car tours

Science Museum Oklahoma provides education entertainment for those enjoying the holiday break with performances by Tom “The Bubble Guy” Noddy on Dec. 30 and 31.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Science Museum Oklahoma is providing educational entertainment for those enjoying the holiday break with family, visiting relatives and friends. In addition to the museum’s regular show and exhibits, Tom Noddy, also known as “The Bubble Guy”, will perform on Wednesday and Thursday, December 30 and 31. Shows will run […]

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma launches PokerTribe.com and Pokertribe.gov programs

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Staff Report In a press release, the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has detailed a new effort to boost its presence in the gaming industry and help boost the economic success of its members. In a statement sent to The City Sentinel, Chairman Bobby Walkup said, “Business on the Internet is coming fast and furious to […]

Edmond readers of The City Sentinel report a “whopper” of an earthquake

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by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor The City Sentinel Online About 5:40 a.m. on Tuesday (December 29), an earthquake that our Facebook friend Susan McCann described as a “whopper,” rolled through Edmond and to points far beyond. Shane Jett, a former state representative, said he “felt it at 5:39 a.m. in Tecumseh.” Sitting at my computer, […]

Local artist Cody Rains featured for January ‘First Friday’ gallery walk at Paseo

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Staff Report Cody Rains, a contemporary artist based in Oklahoma City, will be a featured artist for the Friday (January 1) “First Friday” gallery walk in the historic Paseo Arts District. An exhibit of Cody’s art called “(E)Motions of the West” will be highlighted at the Paseo Art Space (address) during the monthly gallery walk, […]

Will Rogers World Impact operations “significantly impacted” by storm

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY, December 28, 7:30 a.m. – Operations at Will Rogers World Airport are significantly impacted this morning with 27 cancellations (23 departures and four arrivals) and several delays, airport officials said in a press release sent to The City Sentinel and other news organizations. Most of the cancellations can be attributed to […]

Capital Punishment/Richard Glossip and the Capitol Beat: 2015’s Top Ten stories in Oklahoma government

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29:  Anti-death penalty activists, including members of MoveOn.org and other advocay groups rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in a final attempt to prevent the execution of Oklahoma inmate Richard Glossip on September 29, 2015 in Washington, DC.  Legal experts, death penalty opponents, and hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans have fought tirelessly to prevent the execution of Glossip.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for MoveOn.org)

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Here are the top ten stories in Oklahoma government for the past calendar year, from the perspective of CapitolBeatOK.com, an online news service founded in 2009. The top story of the past year is the dramatic erosion of public support for the death penalty. Capital punishment is […]

Older adults have special concerns during winter weather

During extreme winter weather, older adults should be mindful of particular safety concerns, including falling, hypothermia and frostbite before venturing outside the home.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter While the cold, snowy and icy weather can be difficult to deal with, the senior population has some special concerns during the Oklahoma winter season. “With the opportunity for more bad weather to come, Oklahoma’s older citizens should keep safety in mind,” said Jan Johnston, Oklahoma State University Cooperative […]

Oklahoma State Board of Education looks at teacher shortage, A-F reports

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister. Photo provided.

Staff Report The State Board of Education met in mid-December, taking several notable actions. The State Department of Education’s (OSDE) Teacher Shortage Task Force unveiled multiple new recommendations to alleviate the statewide teacher shortage crisis, which has resulted in 977 emergency certifications awarded thus far this school year. Representatives from the task force presented a […]

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