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Archive for: January, 2017

Oklahoma leaders will be honored at John F. Kennedy Community Service Awards dinner January 24. 

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Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City – Former state Attorney General Drew Edmondson will serve as master of ceremonies of the John F. Kennedy Community Service Award dinner the evening of Tuesday, January 24. Hundreds will gather at the historic Skirvin Hilton Hotel to celebrate the JFK awards presented to Mayor Mick Cornett, Rhonda and David Walters and […]

Remembering Frosty Troy

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by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Beginning around two decades ago, for a few years running, the names of two Oklahoma journalists and their respective (and saintly) wives began to appear in the annual list of supporters for the Benedictine Sisters, who were seeking means to support their Red Plains Monastery in Piedmont, Oklahoma. […]

Oklahoma City to hold Women’s March to support national event on Jan. 21

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday January 21, the day after the Presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, women and supporters from around the country will gather on the national mall in Washington D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington (WMW).  Their mission is to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil […]

Conservancy seeks candidates for OK Conservation Leadership Academy

The 2017-18 Oklahoma Conservation Leadership Academy program begins on April 20 and the deadline to apply is March 3. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Nature Conservancy is looking for conservation-minded leaders to become a part of the 2017-18 Oklahoma Conservation Leadership Academy (OCLA). The OCLA was designed to bring engaged, creative and active members of the community together in a year long program to learn about science-based conservation and how they can become […]

Annual Prayer Breakfast evokes a “Tapestry of Unity” to launch Martin Luther King Day 2017

Attending the Martin Luther King Birthday Prayer Breakfast in Midwest City were, from left, Craig Smith (from the office of U.S. Steve Russell, R-Choctaw), Theressa Lee-Taylor (one of the event organizers) and former state Rep. Gary Banz, R-Midwest City. Shyly smiling in the background over Banz’s shoulder is a member of the Midwest City Jazz Band. Photograph by Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Midwest City – Hundreds filled the second floor ballroom at the Reed Center adjacent to Rose State College Midwest City for the Twentieth Anniversary Prayer Breakfast marking the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday in the state capital metropolitan area. Keynote speakers for the event (reportedly the largest-ever) were former state Rep. Gary Banz, […]

OKC Junior Achievement volunteer to be honored at National Summit 

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma (JA) has announced that John Koons, OG&E Community Relations Coordinator, has been chosen as one of 11 recipients of the organization’s most prestigious national award for volunteerism, the Gold Leadership Award. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Junior Achievement of Oklahoma (JA) has announced that John Koons, OG&E Community Relations Coordinator, has been chosen as one of 11 recipients of the organization’s most prestigious national award for volunteerism, the Gold Leadership Award.  A truly special recognition, Koons was selected from more than 237,000 U.S. volunteers. Koons will […]

Capitol Report for January 15: Remembering Martin Luther King, praise for local demonstrators, and words from the departing president

News 9 Alex Cameron (left and CapitolBeatOK publisher Patrick B. McGuigan discuss politics on the Capitol Report.  Photo provided.

In this week’s Capitol Report on News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan recalled his first impressions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gainedfrom his parents, who supported King and civil rights movement of the 1960s. Sharing a photograph of a Black Lives Matter demonstration held last year, taken by his […]

Oklahoma’s Kids Belong begins with efforts to increase awareness of adoption crisis

Pictured with his family, Scott Werner (left), a native Oklahoman and owner of My Small Wonders Child Development Center in Edmond, has been appointed as president of Oklahoma’s Kids Belong.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The newly launched Oklahoma’s Kids Belong, a non-profit organization helping children in the foster care system, has appointed Edmond resident Scott Werner as its inaugural president.  Oklahoma’s Kids Belong will build on the work that America’s Kids Belong (AKB) began in 2015 in Oklahoma. Founded in 2005 by Colorado […]

Dunlap Codding presents 3rd annual Glitter Ball

The third annual Glitter Ball will take place Saturday, January 28 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Dunlap Codding on Film Row, located at 609 W. Sheridan Avenue in downtown Oklahoma City.  Photo by Aaron Gililland.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The third annual Glitter Ball will take place Saturday, January 28 on Historic Film Row in downtown Oklahoma City at the law firm of Dunlap Codding, 609 W. Sheridan Avenue in downtown Oklahoma City. Presented by Dunlap Codding, the return of Glitter Ball brings back all of the spectacle and sparkle of the […]

‘Cruel Odyssey’ – ‘Killing Richard Glossip’ Documentary Scheduled for Spring World Premiere

Killing Richard Glossip airs over two nights starting on Sunday, March 5 at 9/8c, on Investigation Discovery. Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor UPDATE:  “Killing Richard Glossip,” the two night, two hour documentary, will air Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18 at 9/8 CST on the Investigation Discovery (ID) Channel.  Check for local show times in your area. OKLAHOMA CITY – The Investigation Discovery (ID) channel has announced it will broadcast its new […]

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