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Archive for: December, 2015

AAA’s Zero proof ‘Mocktail’ recipes and party guides can be the life of the party

The winner of 2015 AAA Oklahoma’s Great Pretenders Mocktail Mix-Off, held at Iron Star Barbeque in Oklahoma City was Mary Hurt of Edmond, for her creation called the Tropical Tease.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Just in time for the holidays, AAA’s new zero proof beverage recipes are now available at no charge for alcohol free party revelers in a brochure from AAA Oklahoma. The recipes are original, alcohol-free creations developed for AAA’s annual Great Pretenders Mocktail Mix-Off, which was held on November 10 […]

Cathy Lichter receives Milhouse award from Oklahoma City University

Bishop Robert Hayes:and Cathy Leichter.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University presented its 2015 Bishop Paul W. Milhouse Award to Cathy Leichter on Dec. 11. The award recognizes laypeople who “demonstrate outstanding leadership in the community, their United Methodist church and their annual conference, and those who advocate for the partnership between OCU and the United Methodist Church.” […]

Tips to keep furry family members safe during the holidays

The Christmas tree is often the focal point of holiday decorations. Try to keep cords behind furniture and other places your pets cannot access. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The holiday season can be a busy and exciting time for the entire family, including those furry family members. However, this time of year can also pose dangers for our four-legged friends. “With all of the things going on, it can be easy to get out of your regular […]

AAA’s free “Tipsy Tow” service available again this holiday season


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter AAA Oklahoma will offer its free Tipsy Tow community service for year-end holiday partiers again this year. The program gives intoxicated drivers a better option than getting behind the wheel and creating a danger for themselves and others. AAA is urging holiday partiers to call the auto club if they […]

Oklahoma State Board of Education approves changes to teacher evaluation system

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister. Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Board of Education on Thursday (December 17) approved four quantitative options that will give public school districts additional tools to measure student growth when evaluating teacher performance. The first of the measures, which would factor into the quantitative evaluation teachers receive on Teacher Leader Effectiveness (TLE) performance […]

Arthur Elementary transforms learning environment with mobile broadband from AT&T Aspire

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Staff Report Oklahoma City — Arthur Elementary School has announced that students at the local public school will have the opportunity to continue learning beyond the walls of the classroom, thanks to free mobile broadband from AT&T. The gift comes as part of the company’s commitment to the White House ConnectED initiative. “Many of our […]

OCCDLA annual event honors those seeking justice for all

The Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCCDLA) recently bestowed the 2015 Robert Manchester Lifetime Achievement Award to Charles F. Cox (left) and the 2015 Barry Albert Award for Excellence in Advocacy was given to Randy D. Evers.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCCDLA) held its annual Christmas Party on December 10, at the Coyle Law Firm in downtown Oklahoma City. About 150 attendees were there from every facet of the legal community including lawyers, judges, and law enforcement. Among them were Judge Ray Elliott, former Judge Jerry Bass, […]

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas! And other good wishes, too.

Joe Dorman

By Joe Dorman Merry Christmas! There, I said it. Did that hurt anyone’s feelings? What if I were to wish you happy holidays instead? I know that would anger a few people. In this age of hyper-sensitivity, I do not understand why people get so offended when one wishes to spread cheer with whatever greeting […]

National group praises Oklahoma’s charter school authorizing standards

Oklahoma State Rep. Lee Denny

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – A national ranking of charter school policies released last week by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) recognized and applauded Oklahoma’s charter school oversight provisions. The report, “On the Road to Better Accessibility, Autonomy, and Accountability,”  analyzes current charter school oversight policies across the nation. Each state is […]

Oklahoma City firm Jones PR named finalist in National PRWeek awards for advocacy

Brenda Jones

Staff Report PRWeek has announced that Jones PR, a leading integrated communications and public affairs agency based in Oklahoma City, is a finalist in the prestigious U.S. awards competition for work with the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) in the Non-Profit Campaign of the Year category. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in […]

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