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Archive for: February, 2017

Capitol Report for February 11: On Fallin’s State of the State – Applause for criminal justice reforms, disappointment in major tax hikes

News9's Alex Cameron (left) and Patrick B. McGuigan, editor of CapitolBeatOK and The City Sentinel on the weekly show, Capitol Report.  Photo provided.

In this week’s Capitol Report segment on News9, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan applauded Governor Mary Fallin’s proposed criminal justice reforms, which would give life to State Questions 780 and 781 – approved by voters in November – and advance prison reforms first enacted in 2012 but never implemented. McGuigan also cheered the governor’s proposal to […]

Foundation Celebrates Black History Month with “A Night with Ralph Ellison” Gala

The 2017 Ralph Ellison Gala celebration “A Night with Ralph Ellison” will be held on Saturday, February 2t at the Oklahoma History Center.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 2017 Foundation celebration “A Night with Ralph Ellison” will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center’s Devon Great Hall in Oklahoma City.  February is recognized nationally as Black History Month. The evening will feature a three-course wine dinner and a […]

Local groups to hold Unity Rally to oppose Executive Order travel ban

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by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City, OK – Americans Against the Next War (AANW) along with a coalition of other local groups will host a “No Ban No Wall Unity Rally’ and demonstration on Friday, February 10 at 1 p.m., on the south plaza of the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City. In […]

John Rex Charter Elementary School to benefit from “Fuel Up” fundfaiser and auction on Feb. 16

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – John Rex Charter Elementary School, now serving grades preK-4 in the downtown area, is the beneficiary of a “Fuel Up” fundraiser and auction, slated for Thursday, February 16 at the Park House (125 Ron Norick Boulevard) on the grounds of the Myriad Botanical Gardens. According to Jamie Winteroth, who is […]

Annual Oklahoma Gardening School set for March 11

Oklahoma Gardening School guest speakers will include Kelly D. Norris, an award-winning author and plantsman.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma City University School of Theatre has signed Leslie Swackhamer, a national award-winning stage director, to serve as an adjunct professor and guest director. Her professional experience includes directing opera and theatre productions across the U.S. Swackhamer will begin her new role at OKCU by directing the mainstage […]

OKCU Theatre announces new guest director

The Oklahoma City University School of Theatre has signed Leslie Swackhamer, a national award-winning stage director, to serve as an adjunct professor and guest director. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma City University School of Theatre has signed Leslie Swackhamer, a national award-winning stage director, to serve as an adjunct professor and guest director. Her professional experience includes directing opera and theatre productions across the U.S. Swackhamer will begin her new role at OKCU by directing the mainstage […]

The three factors in every purchase

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Jack L. Werner, Ph.D. A to Z Inspections The three factors in every purchase are: •    The Price/Cost •    The Timing/Getting the Product/Service when You Want It •    The Value/Quality My life has gone very well because I accept general principles, common business precepts, as applicable to me.  The standard rule on the three factors involved in every […]

OPINION: OTA Taking Your Tax Dollars From Oklahoma Schools

Frank Volpe is a retired U.S. Navy commander. Photo provided.

by Frank Volpe Dear Fellow Oklahomans: Nationally, we rank 49th in teacher pay and 48th in education, however, with 600 miles and counting we are #2, soon to be #1 in “pay as you go” turnpikes. THIS IS BACKWARDS. As we prayerfully prepare for another legislative session we cannot help but think of our schools, […]

Curbside Chronicle vendors sell Valentine’s bouquets to help OKC’s homeless

Curbside Chronicle vendor Steven Gage will be selling Valentine’s bouquets in Oklahoma City to support the employment and empowerment of people experiencing homelessness in Oklahoma City from Feb. 10-14.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter This month Oklahoma City residents can purchase flowers for their loved ones this Valentine’s Day while also supporting people who are working their way out of homelessness. The Curbside Chronicle has teamed with The Plant Shoppe to create Valentine’s Day bouquets that will be sold  to the public from February 10-14 […]

‘Dust Bowl Girls’ author Lydia Reeder will sign books at Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, February 6

Lydia Reeder is the author of ‘Dust Bowl Girls,’ the true story of Oklahoma’s first national championship college sports team. She will be signing copies of her book at 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 6, at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, 4040 N. Lincoln Boulevard (73105).
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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The author of ‘Dust Bowl Girls’ will autograph copies of her new book at a special signing event scheduled for the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, 4040 N. Lincoln Boulevard (73105) in the capital city at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, February 6. Lydia Reeder’s book tells the inspiring story of […]

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