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Archive for: June, 2016

Local chapter educates the public during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter With June being Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month (ABAM), the Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter wants to raise awareness for the millions of individuals, family members and caregivers who are affected by the disease. “Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging,” said Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter President/CEO Mark […]

OCU business school reduces tuition for energy programs

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business will lower the rate of tuition for its graduate-level energy programs in response to the material downturn in the oil and gas industry. The school will be restructuring tuition for new students in its two flagship master’s degree programs in energy from $936 […]

Coalition opposes H.R. 5365, the ‘Muhammad Ali Expansion Act’

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Editor’s Note: This open letter to members of Congress was provided this week to Pat McGuigan, the editor of CapitolBeatOK, an online news service. The Honorable John Kline Committee on Education and the Workforce U.S. House of Representatives 2176 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Fred Upton Committee on Energy and Commerce […]

Hip Hop community plans benefit to send children fighting life-threatening illnesses to camp

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter This summer, members of Oklahoma City’s hip-hop community are coming together to support the Cavett Kids Foundation with a show called, “Choose the Bright Side.” The free event will start at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 8 at District House, 1757 NW 16 in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District. The […]

Painted Sky Opera, new Oklahoma City opera company, presents first production at Museum of Art

Painted Sky Opera performs “La Canterina” at OKCMOA on 2pm June 25 and 7pm June 26 featuring Justin Kroll (left) and Emerald Lessley (right). Photo provided.

Staff Report Painted Sky Opera in collaboration with the Oklahoma Haydn Festival will present “La Canterina” by Joseph Haydn at 2 p.m. June 25 and 7 p.m. June 26 in the Samuel Roberts Noble Theater at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA). “La Canterina” will be Painted Sky Opera’s first production. Based in Oklahoma […]

Capitol Report for June 18: ‘Deep Concern’ with Obama, Clinton and Trump, support for Ryan

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

On this week’s edition of Capitol Report on News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan expressed “deep concern” about many American leaders in wake of the Orlando killings. In response to the terrorist attack, he pointed out, competing voices have cast doubt on the futures of the First and Second Amendments […]

Gov. Fallin delays implementation of Highway Patrol program using card ‘readers’ in asset forfeiture

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – After more than a week of mounting controversy, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has delayed implementation of a Department of Public Safety (DPS) program that would allow law enforcement officials easily to read magnetic strips on credit, debit and gift cards. DPS purchased a total of 20 card reader devices – […]

Tips for Oklahomans facing an over active tick season

Experts anticipate this year’s tick season will be longer and possibly more intense after recent mild winters and wet springs. Hard ticks, such as the American dog tick and the lone star tick, will be a main concern for Oklahomans.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma State University Agricultural Communications Services has released a three-part series on ticks in Oklahoma. The report shows that this year’s tick season is expected to be extremely active. This series looks at why and provides safety precaution tips as well as what to do if bitten. . “We […]

Gutter Dance 13 charity bowling event held to benefit ClapHans summer camp

Gutter Dance 13 champions, Energy Inspectors, had a total pin count of 1,450. Team members are (l-r) Ryan Autry, Eric Howard, Chris Autry and Andrew Cook. Photo by Sharla Bardin

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Twenty-three teams participated in the Gutter Dance 13 charity event held last month at the Sooner Bowling Center in Norman. Oklahoma. Presented by the Bob Stoops Champions Foundation, proceeds benefit the Camp ClapHans program. Located on the J.D. McCarty Center’s 80-acre campus in Norman, Camp ClapHans is a residential […]

Oklahoma City’s May sales tax summary

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Staff Report The May sales report shows General Fund collections in Oklahoma City were down 2.9 percent compared to the same month last year, below the monthly projection by 6.6 percent. The May report includes collections for the last half of March and estimated collections in the first half of April, which total about $17.9 […]

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