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Archive for: May, 2016

9th annual Mudstock Mud Volleyball tournament set for June 11

Women in Safe Homes (W.I.S.H.) and Muskogee County Council of Youth Services (MCCOYS) will host the 9th Annual Mudstock Mud Volleyball tournament on Saturday, June 11 at Three Forks Harbor in Muskogee, OK.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Women in Safe Homes (W.I.S.H.) and Muskogee County Council of Youth Services (MCCOYS) have announced the 9th Annual Mudstock Mud Volleyball tournament, presented by Creek Nation Casino. The event will take place on Saturday, June 11 at Three Forks Harbor in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and […]

TenaCity Cycling Festival to debut June 3-5 in downtown Oklahoma City

Oklahoma TenaCity, a family-friendly cycling festival, will make it’s inaugural roll through downtown Oklahoma City Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5.  Photo provided..

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma TenaCity, a family-friendly cycling festival, will make it’s inaugural roll through downtown Oklahoma City Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5. Produced by Prodigal, the festival includes three days of Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic bicycle racing through three historic districts. It will also feature the return of H&8th Night Market […]

Joyful advocates join in Tulsa to celebrate release of two innocent men: Malcolm Scott and De’Marchoe Carpenter

At far left, Vicki Behenna, Oklahoma Innocence Project, at center left the tall man is exoneree De'Marchoe Carpenter with his arm around his fiancé and her three children (unidentified), at center right (speaking) is exoneree Malcolm Scott with his attorney Christina Green at far right. The tall man in a suit directly behind Scott is his other attorney, Josh Lee. Photo Provided by Oklahoma City University

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Malcolm Scott and De’Marchoe Carpenter are in their early days of freedom after serving 20 years. The pair was wrongly convicted for the 1994 murder of Karen Summer. The Oklahoma Innocence Project, based at Oklahoma City University, took the lead role in documenting their innocence and securing their release. The […]

Oklahoma Grand Jury says Corrections Department ‘failed to do its job,’ in process that was often ‘careless, cavalier’

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – A grand jury investigating the controversial death penalty protocols in Oklahoma has issued a detailed report containing no indictments, but nonetheless amounting to a relentless critique and dissection of the use/misuse of drugs in legal injections. An attorney for Richard Glossip, whose near-execution triggered a cascade of shocking […]

Oklahoma Grand Jury report runs 106 pages, delivering strong criticism of death penalty process

The Oklahoma multi county grand jury released the report findings today in a 106 page document. File photo

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor The Oklahoma multi-county grand jury, which began studying the state’s controversial death penalty process last year, issued its report today, Thurs, May 19. Staff for Attorney General Scott Pruitt delivered the report in the courtroom of Judge Don Deason. The investigative panel began after Oklahoma Corrections Department officials prepared the lethal […]

American Humane Association and Kirkpatrick Foundation donate animal rescue truck to protect Oklahoma’s animals

A gift to America's American Humane Association celebrates 100 years of saving animals by unveiling giant new rescue vehicle with the generous support of the William H. Donner Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Foundation. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The American Humane Association (AHA) is commemorating 100 years of animal rescue with an event that debuts a 50-foot-long animal rescue vehicle at Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City, 900 N. Portland Avenue, on Friday, May 20, at 10 a.m. The truck will be stationed in Oklahoma’s Tornado Alley […]

“I’ll Fly Away” Foundation brings music and songwriting into ASTEC Classroom

ASTEC Charter Schools students in Oklahoma City recently celebrated after a week of studying music and songwriting with the “I'll Fly Away” Foundation. Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – ASTEC Charter Schools recently collaborated with the I’ll Fly Away Foundation, supported by a grant from The Kerr Foundation, to teach song writing to children in English classes for a week. The I’ll Fly Away Foundation created a curriculum with professional songwriters and musical experts that is taken into schools […]

Capitol Report for May 14: Lessons from the 2016 budget crunch, and unceasing prayer

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On the latest Capitol Report segment, Patrick B. McGugian said the main lesson from the current tax revenue crisis for Oklahoma is the need to plan ahead. When revenues were surging, leaders never delivered on promised “right-sizing.” When oil and gas prices collapsed, revenue challenges grew serious. Still, McGuigan told reporter Alex Cameron, a $1 […]

Plaza District Association to honor Lyric Theater’s Paula Stover with Urban Pioneer Award

The 16th Street Plaza District Association will honor Paula Stover, managing director of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, as the recipient of the 2016 Urban Pioneer Award on June 1. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 16th Street Plaza District Association will honor Paula Stover, Managing Director of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, as the recipient of the 2016 Urban Pioneer Award. Their 12th annual celebration will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1 at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, 800 […]

Midtown OKC resident to be inducted into Chickasaw Hall of Fame

Renowned art scholar Margaret Flansburg is among those to be honored at the 2016 Chickasaw Hall of Fame ceremony on Tuesday, June 21.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Renowned art scholar and resident of Oklahoma City’s Midtown district, Margaret Flansburg is among those to be honored at the 2016 Chickasaw Hall of Fame ceremony on Tuesday, June 21. The event will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 2501 Conference Drive, in Norman, Oklahoma. Doors open at […]

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