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Archive for: November, 2016

Local Amnesty group plans December Write for Rights event

Members of Amnesty International Oklahoma Group #238 (L-R) Thom Gallagher, Lydia Polley, David and Betty Craighead and Joseph Siefert participate in the Amnesty International Write for Rights Global Write-A-Thon each December by writing cards and letters to prisoners of conscience around the world and to all prisoners on Death Row in Oklahoma. Photo by John Walters

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Each year, to mark Human Rights Day on December 10, hundreds of thousands of people around the world write letters and sign online petitions to help people they’ve never met. During the month of December members of Amnesty International (AI) worldwide will participate in the annual Write for Rights – Amnesty […]

Normal flight schedules resume at Will Rogers World Airport after fatal shooting of Southwest employee

Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City.  File photo

Staff Report Oklahoma City– Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City released a press release this morning  to announce that all airlines have now resumed operations of their regular flight schedules. “Most passengers whose flights were cancelled or significantly delayed yesterday have been rebooked for today.  In all, there were 25 cancellations on Tuesday; ten […]

Annual PAMBE Ghana Global Market offers fair trade goods for holiday shoppers

Open through December 24, the 9th annual PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market at 6516 N. Olie in Oklahoma City provides an exceptional shopping opportunity for unusual holiday gifts, including a wide selection of folk art from around the world.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 9th annual PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market, a seasonal fair trade shop, is now open from 12 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays through December 24. On Thursdays it will remain open until 7 p.m. The market is held at 6516 N. Olie in Oklahoma City and provides an […]

Planned Parenthood opens its first dedicated abortion clinic in Oklahoma

Planned Parenthood Great Plains has announced the opening of their first dedicated abortion facility in the state of Oklahoma in the history of the organization.  Google Maps Photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Today Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) announced the opening of their new health facility that offers a full range of sexual and reproductive health services to patients in Oklahoma.. PPGP’s new health center, located in northwest Oklahoma City, is Planned Parenthood’s first dedicated abortion provider in the state of […]

A gentle time, in tribute to a gentleman – A fond farewell to Bob Lemon, at Church of the Open Arms

"The Sounds of Music" tribute was held to honor human rights activist Bob Lemon on November 13, at Church of the Open Arms in Oklahoma City.

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Family and friends of Robert Dell Lemon gathered for a spiritual and deeply emotional farewell to the beloved philanthropist and attorney, loving father and passionate human rights activist, who died on October 22 at the age of 87. Rev. Kayla Bonewell, senior pastor at Church of the Open […]

Words of Love for Bob Lemon

Oklahoma City Councilman Ed Shadid speaks during the Church of the Open Arms Memorial for Bob Lemon.  Photo by Darla Shelden

by Ed Shadid Oklahoma City – The day after Bob Lemon’s passing on October 22, I was riding in my car with my teenage children. I was explaining why I was sad at his death: That Bob was humble, tried to make the world a better place by investing his financial resources in the community […]

Capitol Report for November 12: State Questions that failed, passed – and the presidential results sketched

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

On this week’s edition of Capitol Report, Patrick B. McGuigan said he was “delighted” at voter passage of twin criminal justice reforms – State Questions 780 and 781, and disappointed in popular defeat of S.Q. 790, which aimed to excise archaic anti-religion language from the state Constitution. However, he noted that state Sen. Joseph Silk […]

Oklahoma County 4-H Club Chili Supper & Auction set for Nov. 19

Members of 4-H Clubs across Oklahoma county will be cooking up their own favorite chili recipes to compete against other local 4-H Clubs to create the “Best Tasting Chili.”  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma County 4H Club will hold its annual Chili Supper and Auction fundraiser on Saturday, November 19.  The event will take place at the OSU Extension Conference Center, 2500 NE 63rd Street, in Oklahoma City. According to organizers, some of the best homemade chili around will be served, […]

Editor’s Notebook: Veteran’s Day, Rs and Ds react to election, new House swear-in on November 16


Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – News from an editor’s notebook: Gov. Mary Fallin marks Veterans Day, leaders of the Sooner State’s  two major political parties react to the national election, and newly elected members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives will be sworn in next week. And: Two members of the state Senate […]

From Ken Miller: Oil and gas tax collections edge up in October gross receipts report

State Treasurer Ken Miller

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – For the first time in almost two years, October tax collections from the production of oil and natural gas topped collections from the same month of the prior year, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced today as he released the monthly Gross Receipts to the Treasury report. While still significantly lower […]

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