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Archive for: January, 2018

Oklahoma City’s Manos Juntas Clinic turns 23

Volunteer Sarah Tran (left) and Dr. Boyd Shook (center) fill prescriptions at the Manos Juntas Free Clinic pharmacy. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Each Saturday morning a swirl of activity takes place at the Pennsylvania Avenue Redemption United Methodist Church in northwest Oklahoma City.  As cars surround the building, at 1320 N Pennsylvania Avenue, people wait inside to be treated at Oklahoma’s long time standard of free medical […]

Oklahoma Senior Follies Audititions Set for February 4

Jackie Short

Staff Report   Auditions for the Oklahoma Senior Follies will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 4 at Lyric Theatre Rehearsal studios, 1801 NW 16th. An accompanist and a CD player will be provided. Director Terry Runnels has invited talented seniors ages 55 and up to audition for the show.  Matinee performances […]

Share your love for all things wild during February at the OKC Zoo

Join the OKC Zoo on Friday, February 9 for a special Valentine's Day Enrichment event as select Zoo animals receive special enrichment treats made with love by their caretakers. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Come celebrate your love for all things wild this February with OKC Zoo animals.  ZOOfriends memberships provide free admission to the OKC Zoo all year plus additional perks and discounts. Memberships start at $35, which support the care of the Zoo’s animals, fund education programming […]

CityRep’s ‘Heisenberg’ opens Friday – good choice, good theatre, good for your Valentine

Ben Hall and Stacey Logan-CC

Staff Report   The Oklahoma City Repertory 2017-18 season continues in downtown Oklahoma City over the next two weekends, with a strong two-person show delivered in an intimate setting. Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, impulsive American chatterbox Georgie spots Alex, a quiet, older buttoned-down British man, and plants a kiss on […]

Capitol Report for January 27: Fallin’s Finale, Tax Foundation’s critical analysis of “Step Up” Plan, Humphreys rejoins John Rex school board

News9 Alex Cameron (left0 and Patrick B. McGuigan, CapitolBeatOK editor, give the Capitol Report.  Photo provided.

In this week’s Capitol Report segment on News9, Patrick B. McGuigan, in discussion with reporter Alex Cameron, looked ahead to “Fallin’s Finale” – Governor Marry Fallin’s last State of the State address scheduled for Monday, February 5. McGuigan predicted Fallin will reach out to her conservative base in the Legislature, many of them disenchanted with […]

Former Mayor Kirk Humphreys Assumes Board Slot at charter school, John Rex Elementary Parents express support for continued ties

Kirk Humphreys

Patrick B. McGuigan and Stacy Martin OKLAHOMA CITY – Former Mayor Kirk Humphreys will remain on the board of the downtown John Rex Elementary School. While some school patrons pressed for his ouster from the school he co-founded, others defended him (including some who disagree with the views expressed in a TV program). Effective January […]

Tax Foundation critiques “Step Up Oklahoma” tax plan


Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – The Tax Foundation, a well-known nonprofit that studies fiscal policy across the United States, has issued a critical analysis of the combination of tax changes and tax increases advanced over the past two weeks by Step Up Oklahoma. The foundation said the envisioned changes would make the state tax […]

OCC’s 2018 Day at the Legislature to focus on Equal Justice

The Oklahoma Conference of Churches' 2018 Annual Day at the Legislature on Feb. 26 will feature keynote speakers the Rev. Lawrence Ware and the Rev. Lori Walke, Associate Minister. Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The public is invited to attend the 35th Annual Day at the Legislature (DAL), hosted by the Oklahoma Conference of Churches, on Monday, February 26 beginning at 8:30 a.m. This year’s event will focus on the issue of equal justice. Registration and opening will take […]

After ten years at Oklahoma’s Turtle Rock Farm, environmental guru moves effort to Oklahoma City

In 2018 environmentalist Pat Hoerth will lead a new program at the Turtle Rock Farm "In Town" location of the Commonwealth Urban Farm in northwest Oklahoma City.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Ten years ago, sisters Ann Denny and Pat Hoerth began offering retreats in the areas of spirituality, sustainability and cosmology at their home, Turtle Rock Farm, near Billings, Oklahoma. At the farm, guests would find chickens, guinea fowl, rabbits, alpaca, and pygmy goats.  The venue […]

Capitol Report for January 20: Lamb praised … no need to assume a “fraud tax” or “fraud fee’ … Chickasaw advantages unfair – and a rebounding economy

News9 Alex Cameron (left0 and Patrick B. McGuigan, CapitolBeatOK editor, give the Capitol Report.  Photo provided.

In this week’s segment of Capitol Report on News9, commentator Patrick B. McGuigan gave a critical review of a budget and spending deal that seems to have some initial strong support. He applauded comments from Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb concerning proposed tax increases under consideration at the Legislature. “I praise him, I salute him,” McGuigan […]

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