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Archive for: March, 2016

Oklahoma teacher selected for 2016 Excellence In Teaching About Agriculture Award

Lisa Storm, seen her with some of her students, has been honored for her work teaching about agriculture at Heritage Elementary School in Kingfisher. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (NAITCO), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Farm Credit has announced that Oklahoman Lisa Storm has been selected as one of the winners of the National Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award for 2016. Storm is among seven general education teachers from […]

ANALYSIS: Hofmeister declares victory and the clock runs out, beginning implementation of her Math and English/Language Arts Standards

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister. Photo provided.

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Most legislative analysts watching events unfold at the state Capitol believe Superintendent Joy Hofmeister declared herself winner of an important joust a bit early. Ultimately, however, as a practical matter she undoubtedly forced an outcome to her satisfaction, fashioning Oklahoma Academic Standards for math and English/Language Arts that […]

Nothing but net? Reflections on ‘leadership, and a willingness to be a team player’

Joe Dorman

By Joe Dorman I feel that I am in the majority of Americans who agree on two points. March Madness is a great time of the year and the negativity associated with politics continues to worsen. Even as an Oklahoma State University Cowboy fan, I am happy for the success of the University of Oklahma […]

22nd Annual People with Disabilities Awareness Day set for April 5


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Tuesday, April 5 the 22nd annual People With Disabilities Awareness Day will be held at the Oklahoma State Capitol from 12 – 4:30 p.m.  Registration and check in will begin at noon on the first floor. The public is invited to visit 76 exhibitors on the second and […]

ThunderKatz annual All Breed and Household Pet Cat Show set for May Day weekend in OKC

The 20th Annual All Breed and Household Pet Cat Show will be held Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. Photo by Preston Smith

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Sponsored by the ThunderKatz Cat Club, the 20th Annual All Breed and Household Pet Cat show will be held Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. The event themed “Meowy May Day!” will be held both days from 9 a.m. to […]

Green Connections plans 6th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Turtle Rock Farm

On Saturday, April 23, the 6th Annual Green Connections Earth Day Festival at Turtle Rock Farm will feature tours of Straw Bale Hermitage and High Tunnel Garden, meeting the Alpaca and a visit to the tipi. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Green Connections, a non-profit organization dedicated to ecological education, will hold their 6th Annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 23 at Turtle Rock Farm, east of Billings, Oklahoma.  Festivities will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A working farm run by Pat Hoerth and Ann Denney, […]

Oklahoma Bipartisan Death Penalty Review Commission formed, supported

Former Gov. Brad Henry, Judges Reta Strubhar and Andy Lester will co-chair a commission to review Oklahoma's capital punishment process. Photos provided.

Staff Report A group of prominent Oklahomans have joined together to form a blue-ribbon, bipartisan Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission. The Commission will conduct what a press statement called “the first-ever independent, objective and thorough review of the state’s entire capital punishment system.” News of the group’s formation first came in news bulletins the afternoon […]

Local rescue takes in abused and abandoned pugs, asks for the public’s support

PeeWee had been abused and was severely ill when he was taken in by Homeward Bound Pug Rescue, but is now recovering and waiting for his forever home.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Homeward Bound Pug Rescue (HBPR) and Adoption of Oklahoma’s broad reach through a network of rescues, vet clinics and avid supporters on social media has resulted in the intake of a large number pugs in need of loving homes.   Many of these abandoned or surrendered pugs arrive with serious medical […]

Brightmusic performs ‘Quintets, Sextets … and Queen’

Brightmusic presents: Quintets, Sextets and Queen

Staff Report On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble presents its final regular season concert of the season, a whirlwind of Winds, in “Quintets, Sextets & Queen,” at St. Paul’s Cathedral. The Winds of the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present Anton Reicha’s Wind Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 88, No. 2 (flute, oboe, clarinet, […]

34th annual Redbud Classic will benefit Peppers Ranch Foster Care

The Redbud Classic, on April 9 and 10, is the oldest race in Oklahoma City and has the mission of supporting local charities. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City’s 34th annual Redbud Classic will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10 in Nichols Hills. The weekend Classic continues its tradition of fitness, fun and philanthropy with activities for the entire family. The 2016 Redbud Classic has multiple events starting with the 10, 33 […]

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