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Archive for: December, 2015

Oklahoma City trout fishing clinic set for January 8 at Putnam City High

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Staff Report Anglers who want to hone their trout fishing skills for the City’s annual rainbow trout season are invited to attend a FREE trout fishing clinic on Friday, January 8, 2016 at the Putnam City High School Gymnasium, 5300 NW 50th Street. The clinic will run from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Staff and volunteer educators […]

Oklahoma City street crews begin full-scale salting operations

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Staff Report Oklahoma City street crews driving up to 28 trucks planned to start around-the-clock salting operations along the city’s snow routes at noon on Sunday, December 27. Crews spent much of Sunday morning salting bridges and overpasses along snow routes. The City’s snow routes can be viewed on the City’s website, www.okc.gov. Salt is in […]

ReMerge celebrates ninth graduating class as successful rehabilitation and recovery efforts continue

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Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter A ReMerge graduation event at the Oklahoma History Center celebrated four Oklahoma women who successfully completed the yearlong diversion program earlier this month. Congratulations go out to the newest four ReMerge graduates – Anshanique, Casey, Kristy, and Shari. “I was using every day in my addiction,” said Anshanique, ReMerge Graduate […]

NEWS ANALYSIS: The City Sentinel: Top stories of 2015 include revenue crunch, Glossip fallout

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 Humbly submitted for your consideration, The City Sentinel’s Top Ten News Stories for 2015. In first place, after years of surging government revenues flowing from a robust state and local economy, the City of Oklahoma City now reports this  bottom line: Local sales tax revenues have declined four of the […]

Oklahoma Democrats assail state Republicans, blaming them for government’s ‘revenue failure’

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by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Democrats in Oklahoma wasted little time in decrying Republican policies after official word came of a significant “revenue failure” for state government last week. Former state Rep. Joe Dorman, a Rush Springs Democrat who was the party standard-bearer in the 2014 election, slapped at his rival in […]

iOKCPS online program offers personalized educational opportunities

Students graduating from the 2013 iOKCPS enjoyed the online program’s flexibility in scheduling core classes and electives. From left:  Victoria Hlad, Hannah Price, James Thompson, Sarah Davis and Database Plowden. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter For those looking for a non-traditional educational opportunity, the iOKCPS Innovations K-12 Virtual Institute offers another option to earn a high school diploma and attend classes online. “The program’s flexibility is attractive to students who work, or have health or behavior issues,” said June Woodall,” iOKCPS Counselor iOKCPS online program […]

An expression of God’s love, in the innocence of a child

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by Ernest Istook Every year, Christmas gives us a second chance to celebrate Thanksgiving. When we gather at Thanksgiving, there’s a spiritual focus but it centers on earthly blessings – the fruits of the harvest, the gathering with family and friends. We repeat those at Christmas, but now we add celebration for an eternal gift […]

NEWS ANALYSIS: Scholar fears choice opportunities could be smothered in higher regulation

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By Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Scholar Jay P. Greene has raised a red flag in a red state, telling Oklahoma policymakers to tread cautiously when considering tougher “accountability” measures in exchange for more school choice. In a recent interview concerning the national “state of play” for school choice, Greene – distinguished professor […]

To Readers of The City Sentinel:

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To readers of  The City Sentinel: A friend of mine was critical about all the negativity on social media, so I took on the challenge of posting one positive comment each day on social media. I end it with the hashtag of #JDThanks365 for each of these daily appreciations. Last week, one of my comments […]

Road and Bridge ‘Super PAC’ gets ‘green light’

Bobby Stem, Executive Director Association of Oklahoma General Contractors

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Association of Oklahoma General Contractors has formed a new “Super PAC” to engage on long-term road and bridge issues in Oklahoma, taking the message of road-builders directly to the public. The new group named Oklahomans for Roads and Bridges will conduct what it terms “a wide-ranging voter analysis” over […]

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