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Archive for: November, 2016

9th Annual Turkey Tango provides Thanksgiving meals for Oklahoma City’s homeless


Butterball and other community members have donated 100 turkeys for this year’s Turkey Tango Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by The Homeless Alliance.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The ninth annual Homeless Alliance Turkey Tango event will provide Thanksgiving meals for Oklahoma City’s homeless this week. Volunteers are needed to help prep and cook turkeys for the Thanksgiving lunches, which will be served on November 23 at the Day Shelter, located on the Westtown Homeless Resource Campus, […]

John F. Kennedy’s Thanksgiving Day proclamations

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Staff Report Editor’s Note: On November 22, 1963, U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated. His death came a little more than two weeks after distribution of his final Thanksgiving Day Proclamation. Kennedy was the first (and thus far only) Roman Catholic elected to the American presidency. The final Thanksgiving Proclamation from President Kennedy was […]

Peaceful protesters gather at Bicentennial Park following election

Recently more than 100 people gathered at Oklahoma City’s Bicentennial Park for what was billed as a “Nonviolent Protest of Trump and Rally for Peace and Love.” Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter More than 100 people gathered at Oklahoma City’s Bicentennial Park for what was billed as a “Nonviolent Protest of Trump and a Rally for Peace and Love” following the general election on November 8.  The event was organized by the Center for Conscience in Action (CCA), a pacifist organization dedicated […]

Other Options prepares for Cookie’s Thanksgiving Day Delivery to those with HIV/AIDS

During the annual Cookie’s Thanksgiving Day Delivery, Other Options staff members along with a crew of dedicated volunteers, provide free Thanksgiving dinners to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS every year. Other Options Facebook Photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City’s Other Options Friends Food Pantry is preparing for their 17th Annual Cookie’s Thanksgiving Day Delivery of holiday meals to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Cookie Arbuckle founded Other Options and Friends Food Pantry in 1988.  Her daughter, Mary Arbuckle, now serves as the organization’s executive director. […]

Big Wind’s Big Loss: As Vermont goes, so goes Oklahoma?

Outgoing Senate Finance Committee Chairman Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, speaks on the floor of the state Senate at the Capitol in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Departing state Senate Finance Committee Chairman Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, wants state government to eliminate the Zero Emission Facility Tax Credit sooner (in 2017) rather than later. In recent testimony before the Incentive Evaluation Commission, Mazzei pointed out that in 2010, the credit reduced tax coffers $3.7 million – […]

Capitol Report for November 19: Big Wind blown away, and other election day surprises

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

On the latest edition of Capitol Report, Patrick B. McGuigan pointed to the defeat of the “Big Wind” industry and lobby as one example of election day surprises. In Vermont, home of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders – which Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton carried by 29 percent – voters angry over aggressive wind farm siting […]

Oklahoma’s 70th annual Red Andrews Dinner offers the Christmas spirit to those in need

The annual Red Andrews Dinner will take place on Sunday, December 25, Christmas Day at 8 a.m. at the Cox Convention Center providing warm meals and toys for thousands of Oklahoma City residents. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The annual Red Andrews Dinner will be held on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25 from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Event Hall on the southwest corner of the Cox Convention Center, at 1 Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. The event is free and open to the […]

ASTEC Fund honors Oklahoma ‘door-openers’ and ‘pathfinders’

From left, the 2016 ASTEC “Door-Opener” awardees Ann Simank, Sandy Garrett, Jack Kimbler, Lila Kimbler, and Frank Merrick; and “Pathfinder” awardees Jonathan Fowler and Ken Parker. Photo Provided

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The 2016 Door-Opener Awards Gala sponsored by the foundation for ASTEC Charter Schools, the ASTEC Fund took place on Tuesday, November 15, at the downtown Skirvin Hilton Hotel The event featured a silent auction and a dinner awards program. Event co-chairs Becky and Barry Switzer, presented “Door-Opener” Awards to the […]

Senator Kim David says NPLEx is a powerful took to prevent illegal sales of meds containing PSE

Oklahoma state Senator Kim David.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma state Senator Kim David, R-Porter, on November 16 released data through the third quarter from the state’s real time, stop-sale pseudoephedrine (PSE) monitoring system, known as the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx). NPLEx has come to be considered a powerful and proven tool that allows retailers to block sales […]

Freedom Oklahoma celebrates victories made in the fight for freedom for everyone

Freedom OK Unity Gala award winners are (from left) John Cresap, Rep Leslie Osborn, Scott Wilson, Dr. Victoria Johnson, Kelly Akin, and Dr. Laura Belmonte.  Photo by James Nimmo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Freedom Oklahoma 2016 Unity Gala recently honored 21 years of LGBTQ advocacy and progress in Oklahoma. The celebration was held at the Hall of Mirrors at the Civic Center Music Hall, in downtown Oklahoma City. “We are grateful for all who attended this spectacular event to celebrate the work, victories, […]

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