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Archive for: July, 2016

Senior Follies to perform August 20 and 21 at OCCC. George Nigh is this year’s ‘King”

The 2016 Snior Follies Beauties cluster, clockwise from the left, around (lucky guy) Terry Runnels, director: Cheryl Clements, Jan Henry, Chris Morriss, Terri Cooper, Mary Blankenship Pointer, and Renate Wiggin. Photo Provided

Staff Report Oklahoma Senior Follies, Inc. has chosen its group of 2016 Beauties. This is a group of outstanding, involved, attractive women who epitomize the best of active women over 55 years of age. They will be featured in the Senior Follies Extravaganza along with the 2016 King, former Governor George Nigh. Former Kings have […]

Rep. Richard Morrissette will host interim study on public health challenges of the Zika virus

Richard, the son of Robert Joseph Morrissette. Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Richard Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City, will host an interim legislative study this year concerning the Zika virus, which spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito. “This study will shed light on Zika in Oklahoma and the potential for future cases, the work under way by […]

OKC 2016 Sunday Twilight Concert Series begins

Attendees of the Sunday Twilight Concert series are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and picnics; however pets, smoking and glass containers are prohibited.  Photo provided.

by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Arts Council of Oklahoma City has announced the schedule for the 36thh annual Sunday Twilight Concert Series in downtown Oklahoma City. Everyone can enjoy the free, family-friendly summer concerts on Sunday evenings 7:30 to 9 p.m. from now through September 28. The concerts take place on the Great Lawn Stage […]

Blayne Arthur named new director of the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation

Growing up as a 4-H’er in Grady County, Blayne Arthur is the new executive director of the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Blayne Arthur, an Oklahoma State University graduate with a degree in agricultural economics, recently returned to OSU to become the executive director of the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation. Arthur is a Grady County native who grew up as a 4-H member. She looks forward to once again being involved in the Oklahoma 4-H […]

Stop the Violence free dancing and singing camp set to begin July 18

Stop The Violence free summer performance camp teaches positive expression and ways of dealing with bullying, drugs and other issues at Douglass High School from July 18 – 23 in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter After the events of the recent fatal shootings of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile, followed by the killings of five Dallas police officers, a free camp is scheduled to help educate children about the nature of violence and the ways to avoid or prevent it, Beginning Monday, July 18 […]

Renovated Bali Hai lounge to open as The Lost Highway Bar

New owners Christopher Simon and Scott Pepper will open The Lost Highway Bar, formerly known as the Bali Hai, at 1613 North May Avenue Oklahoma City on July 16.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The grand opening of The Lost Highway Bar, originally called the Bali Hai Lounge, will take place on Saturday, July 16, at 7 p.m. at 1613 N. May Avenue Oklahoma City. The event celebrates this new neighborhood full service bar with music, festivities and giveaways. Oklahoma City residents Christopher Simon […]

Indian People, Black People, and avoidable deaths while in police custody

Another Dead Indian, by artist Samuel F. Reynolds.  Photo provided.

To the Editor: My visceral sympathy favors the police, in a dispute. This I attribute to growing up in a neighborhood where there were no professional persons — not until college did I realize that doctors, lawyers, accountants, college professors and so forth were actually people with families who sat down to dinner every night […]

Capitol Report for July 9: Honoring Eli Wiesel, who taught about death, and about life

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

Eli Wiesel, who survived Nazi death camps as a boy, died last week at 87. In this week’s edition of Capitol Report on News 9 in Oklahoma City, Pat McGuigan shared memories of Wiesel’s role in promoting understanding of the Holocaust. After hearing about Wiesel’s death, the CapitolBeatOK editor said, he went online to read […]

Oklahoma disability groups to hold candidates’ forum

The audience listens as candidates present their priorities in the 2014 Candidates Forum focused on disability issues. Seated in foreground are Tim Parrish and Hailey Mathis. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, July 23 central Oklahoma residents with disabilities, their family members and friends will gather to hear the views of at least 15 candidates running for the State Legislature.  The event will take place at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City from 10 […]

COMMENTARY: Light at the end of the tunnel, deeds in life as a prelude to Eternity, reaping the harvest, working together for good

Russell Crowe as the lead charter in the film ‘Gladiator’ reflected the philosophy of Marcus Aurelius: “What we do in life echoes in Eternity.”

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Some words on light, life, death, the harvest, and working together. Presenting the latest news about gross tax receipts for state government, Oklahoma state Treasurer Ken Miller delivered a somber message, detailing what his overview release characterized as the continued “downward trajectory” of the state economy. However, […]

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