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Archive for: December, 2016

Kevin Durant Charity Foundation awards Positive Tomorrows $57,000 Gift


Kevin Durant smiles with 2nd and 3rd graders during his first visit to Positive Tomorrows in Dec. 2012. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Positive Tomorrows has announced that it has received a $57,000 gift from the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation. This gift will go towards an anonymous $50,000 challenge grant and will complete the purchase of land to build a new facility. A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation’s […]

Predicted freezing temperatures can be hazardous for pets

As Oklahoma residents are bundling up for winter’s freezing temperatures, preparations should be made to assure furry dependants are cared for properly. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Meteorologists say that a dangerous cold front is expected this weekend in Oklahoma City sending temperatures into to the single digits, which can be deadly for pets without a warm place to take shelter. . “While making adjustments to keep yourself warm, it is vital to do the same […]

Pullmann Potter: Heartland analyst shapes her arguments for pre-school education choice

Joy Pullmann is an education policy fellow at the Heartland Institute in Illinois, editor of The Federalist Online magazine, and author of ‘The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids,’ Encounter Books, forthcoming in January 2017. Photo provided

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Joy Pullmann, a widely-published education analyst and the mother of four children, said the primary focus in development of education policy – including and perhaps especially pre-school programs – should be on children, not on systems. This leads her, she explained to an audience in Oklahoma City, […]

Oklahomans against Pruitt’s confirmation for EPA job speak out

Peace House Director Nathaniel Batchelder (left) Oklahoma Sierra Club Director Johnson Bridgwater are opposed to the appointment of Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA.  City Sentinel  File Photo.

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Although Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt garnered immediate praise from many conservative leaders after President-Elect Donald Trump chose him to run the Environmental Protection Agency, a range of private sector activists and academics have passionately decried the choice. The Rev. Dr. Mark A. Davies told The City Sentinel, […]

Oklahoma conservatives applaud Scott Pruitt’s selection to run EPA

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – President-elect Donald Trump’s designation of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provoked dismay among national environmental groups, but strong support from the state’s Republican leadership. While positive affirmations about his performance have been common in the week since his designation, Pruitt has his share […]

New state Rep. Collin Walke, D-Oklahoma City, presses for restoration past funding for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Newly-elected state Rep. Collin Walke, D-Oklahoma City, strolls with his wife, Rev. Lori Walke, through a neighborhood in Oklahoma City’s House District 87. Walke Website Photo

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislation that would restore the earned income tax credit to previous spending levels will be filed soon by newly elected state Rep. Collin Walke, an Oklahoma City Democrat. Senate Bill 1604 approved last year by the Legislature and signed by Governor Fallin. The new law reduced tax credit’s benefit for […]

The Winds House undergoes much needed renovations to better support those with HIV/AIDS

Oklahoma City’s Winds House was recently awarded a grant for $425,000 to remodel their two residences located on 17th and 18th Streets in Oklahoma City. Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City’s Winds House was recently awarded a grant for $425,000 to remodel their two residences located on 17th and 18th Streets in Oklahoma City. The Winds House is a transitional, support program for individuals with HIV/AIDS who are homeless, or who are faced with the imminent threat of […]

Winter holiday happenings at the Oklahoma City Zoo

Santa himself will be stopping by the Zoo to deliver treats to animals in the Children’s Zoo Barnyard area on Tuesday, December 13, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma City Zoo offers fun and bargains for the winter holidays. During Two-For-One Tuesdays, guests can buy one Zoo admission ticket and get one free (of equal or lesser value) each Tuesday in December, January and February. The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Save $10 when you […]

Book Review, Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda’s ‘The Shepherd Who Didn’t Run – Fr. Stanley Rother, Martyr from Oklahoma’

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Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Stan Rother grew up in Okarche, a town whose name is derived from the first letters of Oklahoma, Arapaho and Cheyenne – honoring the “home of the red people” and the people who had settled in western Oklahoma as white settlement eroded their Great Plains lifestyle. Born into […]

Backing ‘Holiday for Heroes’ – Joe Dorman won’t run for governor, but he’s still Santa’s helper

Joe Dorman,  Photo provided

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Children and adults alike are invited to participate in the seventh consecutive “Holiday for Heroes” Christmas card program. The effort is organized by former state Rep. Joe Dorman of Rush Springs. Youngsters are asked to hand-fashion Christmas greeting cards for U.S. military veterans who reside in Oklahoma’s seven state veterans’ […]

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