The City Sentinel
Archive for: April, 2016

Sovereignty Symposium 2016 scheduled for June 8 and 9 in Oklahoma City

Bison Skull, Artwork by Les Berryhill, Photograph by Neil Chapman

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The 29th annual Sovereignty Symposium will be held in Oklahoma City June 8 and 9, 2016 at the historic Skivin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. The symposium was established under the leadership of Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Yvonne Kauger, “to provide a forum in which ideas concerning common legal […]

Grand opening of IFLY OKC indoor skydiving venue set for April 30

The official public grand opening of the IFLY Oklahoma City indoor skydiving venue will take place on Saturday, April 30.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The official public grand opening of the IFLY Oklahoma City indoor skydiving venue will take place on Saturday, April 30.  The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 13600 Pawnee Drive, in the new Chisholm Creek development in north Oklahoma City. “From the initial work […]

Symposium set to discuss “Oklahoma Project for Systematic Change” this weekend (April 29 and 30)

COM-HCNApril-Photo1

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter UPDATE– The Friday evening event of the  “Human Community Network” Symposium has been canceled due to weather.  Tomorrow’s event will take place as scheduled.  Thank you. The Oklahoma City’s Human Community Network (HCN) forum will meet on April 29 and 30 to explore and develop the Oklahoma Project for […]

OKC Attorney Donna J. Jackson named as SHINE Foundation Chair

Oklahoma City attorney Donna J. Jackson has recently been named Chairman of the SHINE Foundation, a program that puts low-level offenders and student volunteers to work on community service projects.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City attorney Donna J. Jackson has been named board chair of the SHINE Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to teach the importance of community service and giving back. “Our organization is thrilled that Donna Jackson has dedicated her time and resources to our cause,” said Oklahoma County […]

Sister Cities OKC’s Global Vision Award honors icons Wanda Jackson and Vince Gill

Oklahoma music icons Wanda Jackson and Vince Gill will be awarded the prestigious Sister Cities OKC’s Global Vision Award at their annual luncheon on Wednesday, May 18.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma music icons Wanda Jackson and Vince Gill will be awarded the Global Vision Award by Sister Cities OKC on Wednesday, May 18. The presentation will take place at their annual luncheon event, which will be held at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. […]

Carl Bernstein will keynote 2016 Oklahoma awards banquet for Society of Professional Journalists

Bernstein will be the keynote speaker during the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Oklahoma Chapter’s 2016 Annual Awards Banquet on April 30.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – During the early 1970s, Washington Post Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke the Watergate scandal in The Washington Post. The pair’s modern investigative reporting eventually led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation and Pulitzer Prizes for the newspaper and Bernstein and Woodward. Bernstein will be the keynote speaker during the […]

Six of Oklahoma’s ‘leading ladies’ garner Byliner Awards from Association for Women in Communications

Scholarship award winners from the Association for Women in Communications: Pictured are  students Aubree Hughes, Oklahoma Christian University, Caylie Patton, Southwestern Oklahoma State, and Maleyia Vaughn-Oklahoma City University. They are flanked by AWC President Jamie Davis and scholarship committee chair Tina Evans on the left. News9 anchor Amanda Taylor, M.C. for the recent awards celebration, is at the right.

Staff Report The Oklahoma City Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications honored six of Oklahoma’s “leading ladies” for their contributions to the state and community at the recent 58th Annual Byliner Awards Luncheon in Oklahoma City.  Always one of the hottest tickets in town, proceeds from the Byliner Awards each year raise scholarship […]

Capitol Report for April 23: Society of Professional Journalists awards on April 30, Jason Nelson called an exemplary public servant

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and CapitolBeakOK / City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan

In this week’s segment of Capitol Report on News9 (the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City), Patrick B. McGuigan told reporter Alex Cameron that the legendary and sometimes controversial Carl Bernstein would be keynote speaker at the Society or Professional Journalists (SPJ) awards dinner on Saturday, April 30, at the Reed Center in Midwest City. The […]

Paul English, veteran state Capitol reporter, dies after long illness

A rally for “Just Lawmaking and Sensible Lawmakers” will be held on Saturday, April 2 at the Oklahoma State Capitol south plaza at noon. File photo

by Patrick B. McGuigan After a lengthy illness, the legendary Paul English, one of  Oklahoma’s most respected journalists, has died at the age of 79. Mike Shannon (managing editor at the state’s largest newspaper) said Thursday, “Paul covered the capitol and state government for The Oklahoman for more than 15 years, and his reporting was […]

‘Nous nous souvenons’ – Robert Joseph Morrissette, Rep. Morrissette’s father, dies after lengthy illness

From left, Richard Morrissette with his father, Robert Joseph Morrissette, on the latter's 93rd birthday this year. Photo Provided

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Robert Joseph Morrissette, the father of state Rep. Richard Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City, died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday (April 19) at his home in Somersworth, New Hampshire, after a lengthy illness. “I was with him on March 13 when he celebrated his 93rd  birthday,” Rep. Morrissette said. “I knew no […]

Click For Western Concepts
Log in | Designed by Gabfire themes