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Archive for: March, 2017

Plato’s Closet opens in south Oklahoma City

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Staff Report A new Plato’s Closet in Oklahoma City South opens Thursday, March 16 at 10400 S Western Avenue. Plato’s Closet is part of a national recycling retail chain that specializes in clothing and accessories for teens and twenty-somethings. A press release from the company describes  the new facility as a “hip, trendy clothing store […]

OKC Zoo announces the return of vintage Mold-A-Matic Animal Souvenir machines

The Oklahoma City Zoo is bringing back memories from the past by installing five MOLD-A-MATIC souvenir machines for guests to experience.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma City Zoo is bringing back memories for many people by installing five MOLD-A-MATIC souvenir machines. Originally appearing in the Zoo in the early 1970’s, these popular machines became a guest favorite. The MOLD-A-Matic produces a miniature animal replica behind a plexiglass window within 60 seconds while you wait.

According […]

Good words about George Young – minister, legislator, community leader

State Rep. George Young.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – State Representative George E. Young, Sr., D-Oklahoma City, flows in and out of the news naturally, as a direct and inevitable result of his involvement in myriad community causes, and effective advocacy for District 99 at the state Capitol. Young recently received an award  from the United Way of Central […]

Society of Professional Journalists, Oklahoma, will celebrate 2017 awards in Stillwater


Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Society of Professional Journalists Oklahoma (SPJ OK) Professional Chapter will feature acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post Investigative Editor David Fallis as the keynote speaker as the chapter honors the state’s top journalists during its annual awards banquet on April 22 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The evening will begin […]

Capitol Report for March 11: That ‘2017’ governor’s race, school choice data, tip of the hat to capital city high school coaches

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 segment of Capitol Report on News9, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan covered three issues in rapid-fire style. He joked the 2018 Oklahoma governor’s race has begun so early that he is calling it “the 2017 gubernatorial race.” Among Republicans, while Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb probably did himself some good by opposing Mary Fallin’s […]

COMMENTARY: Family Matters — In the Class 3A state championship basketball game, the Coaches Cudjoe count

The Star Spencer Bobcats, coached by Lance Cudjoe, compete in Oklahoma’s Class 3A basketball championship game on Saturday, March 11. Photo: Star Spencer High School Facebook.

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – I have had the privilege of knowing folks named Cudjoe for most of my life, but I need to pay closer attention to certain intra-family information, including spelling of the last name. Seriously, now: The Cudjo family unit attending the same church as the McGuigans comes from the branch […]

Curtain Call for the Oklahoma City Gridiron: When a good thing ended, they paid it forward


Publius OKLAHOMA CITY – It seems that all good things must come to an end. And, it is incontestable that the Oklahoma City Gridiron’s annual parodies (held between 1928 and 2015, with only a brief time off during the Second World War) were a good thing – and quite amusing to all who attended. Alas, […]

Treasurer Ken Miller: Oklahoma’s Gross Receipts show slight improvement over prior year

Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Gross Receipts to the Treasury in February were slightly higher than those in the same month of last year. It marked a second month of positive growth following 20 months of contraction, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced this week. February also marked the first increase in sales tax collections since […]

All in the (extended) family: Coaches named Cudjo lead two Oklahoma City high school teams in championship tournament

The Star Spencer Bobcats Boys Basketball Team are pictured after their third place finish in the Harrah tournament. Coach Lance Cudjo’s squad will begin play Thursday in the Class 3A tournament at Southern Nazarene University.  Photo: Star Spencer High School

  Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans named Cudjo have a long and distinguished lineage in state history, with stellar achievements in education and other fields. Although Cudjos have notable niches in every corner of achievement, members of Clan Cudjo would likely not disagree if observers conclude the most significant benchmarks have come […]

Birth Choice of Oklahoma schedules ‘Life of the Party’ fundraising gala set for March 25


Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher The annual “Life of the Party” gala benefiting Birth Choice of Oklahoma will be held Saturday, March 25 at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Dr. Curtis Harris, a pro-life obstetrician, will be the keynote speaker at the event. The annual celebration benefits a city-based group that provides practical and […]

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