The City Sentinel
Archive for: October, 2016

Endorsement In House District 85, for Matt Jackson

Matt Jackson and his wife Margie, with their five children. Photo Provided.

An Endorsement, The City Sentinel After the death of the beloved David Dank, the long-term incumbent in this district that sprawls over the north-central heart of Oklahoma City, the GOP lost the seat. This remains a Republican-leaning area, but with notable nuances. The 2014 primary featured a range of strong candidates competing to replace Dank. […]

ANALYSIS – Oklahoma’s largest newspaper recommends “NO” vote on State Question 776

The Oklahoman newspaper has encouraged voters to say “no” to a controversial proposal to enshrine capital punishment within the state constitution..  File photo

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – In the lead editorial for Sunday (October 30), Oklahoma’s largest newspaper has encouraged voters to say “no” to a controversial proposal to enshrine capital punishment within the state constitution. Editorial writers for The Oklahoman asserted State Question 776 would “add provisions to the [state] constitution without any obvious […]

Mickey Dollens – teacher, athlete, small-business owner – wants to represent Oklahoma City’s House District 93

Mickey Dollens, a Democrat running for the House Distrist 93 seat in south Oklahoma City. Photograph by Sarah Hussein, Red Dirt Report.

Andrew W. Griffin, Red Dirt Report OKLAHOMA CITY – As House District 93 candidate Mickey Dollens, a Democrat, settles into his seat at the offices of Red Dirt Report, he reaches for his smartphone, next to a to-go cup of coffee. He indicates he wants to play a phone message he just received from a staunch […]

OK-CADP honors World Day Against the Death Penalty and urges no vote on S.Q. 776

Former State Senator and OK-CADP chair Connie Johnson, speaks during the World Day Against the Death Penalty press conference.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter In recognition of the 14th annual World Day Against the Death Penalty (October 10), the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) hosted a press conference at the state Capitol. “The goal of this year’s World Day observance is to raise awareness around the application of the death […]

Plans made for January JFK Dinner, regional Special Olympics basketball slated for November 5 at Santa Fe Family Life Center

A Special Olympics basketball player runs upcourt during the 2015 Special Olympics regional basketball tournament, held at the Santa Fe Family Life Center (SFFLC) in Oklahoma City. This year’s tourney will be held Saturday, November 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photographs from SFFLC.

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor The 2016 Regional Special Olympics Basketball Tournament will be presented and hosted by Santa Fe Family Life Center in Oklahoma City. The annual event attracting more than 30 teams from across Oklahoma will unfold on Saturday, November 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. While preparing for the Special Olympics […]

Why a Real Ranching Family Supports State Question 777, Oklahoma’s Right to Farm

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by Matt Boyer, Beacon Hill Ranch, Vinita, OK By now you have heard a lot about State Question 777, Oklahoma’s Right to Farm ballot question. On the yes side are family ranches like mine and the farmer/rancher-led organizations that we support with our time, energy, and dues. On the no side are many attorneys, politicians, […]

OKC Thunder’s Enes Kanter to host 3rd annual Meetah Cheetah event

Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and CEO of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) will be a special guest at the 3rd annual OKC Meetah Cheetah event. Cheetah Conservation Fund Photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKC Thunder star Enes Kanter will be the Honorary Chairman of the 3rd annual OKC Meetah Cheetah party this month. The event will also feature Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and CEO of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). Also attending the party will be “Zemba” the cheetah, one of Jack […]

Capitol Report for October 22: Support for State Question 790 … and an end to the oil war?

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and The City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan on Capitol Report.

In the Oct. 22 edition of Capitol Report on News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, commentator Patrick B. McGuigan encouraged voters to support State Question 790, the state’s constitutional version of the “Blaine Amendment.” McGuigan said the archaic language in Section 5 of the state constitution could endanger future cooperation between government and faith-based […]

Safely decorating with pumpkins

While pumpkins can be dressed up lots of different ways, one of the most popular options is to carve funny or frightening faces and patterns into them.  Photo provided

Staff Report For those who like to celebrate fall or get into the Halloween spirit, decorating pumpkins can be a fun family activity as long as everyone is participating in a safe way. While pumpkins can be dressed up lots of different ways, one of the most popular options is to carve funny or frightening […]

33rd annual Haunt the Zoo offers a fun holiday alternative for Halloween

The 33rd annual OKC Haunt the Zoo celebration will provide holiday memories and Halloween trick-or-treating fun for the entire family. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma City Zoo offers one of the most magical Halloween parties in the state. The annual Haunt the Zoo celebration will provide holiday memories and Halloween trick-or-treating fun for the entire family. The the 33rd annual Haunt the Zoo celebration, presented by Wiggle Safe by Kohl’s Cares, will take […]

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