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Archive for: February, 2018

Metro Library Friends host annual public booksale


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK– One of the largest booksales in the nation, hosted by the Metropolitan Library System (MLS) Friends of the Library, will take place in Oklahoma City on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24 and 25, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Expo Hall. The […]

Chef’s Feast 2018 set to benefit hungry kids in Oklahoma

Proceeds from 2018 Chef's Feast will benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Food for Kids Programs. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY-OK – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma will host its 31st annual Chefs’ Feast on Tuesday, April 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.  That evening guests will enjoy complimentary beverages and food prepared by some of the […]

Conservative legislators join former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn in proposing state budget reforms

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn .  File photo

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Several conservative Republican State Representatives on Friday (February 17) joined with former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn in proposing a path to a teacher pay raise without a tax increase. The text of most of the their joint statement follows. “We appreciate the members of Step Up Oklahoma for their civic […]

House Democrats partner with Republican Auditor & Inspector on bipartisan revenue package

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma House Democrats have partnered with state Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones to create a revenue package to help end the state’s current budget crisis and provide teachers and state employees with a pay raise. “One of the primary issues we had with the Step Up Oklahoma plan was that […]

Capitol Report for February 17: Two broad plans for revenue hikes and budget reforms in wake of Step Up defeat, and the election of Mayor David Holt

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

In the Feb. 17 Capitol Report segment on News9, journalist Patrick B. McGuigan reviewed two significant revenue/budget proposals unveiled in wake of the state House defeat of the “Step Up Oklahoma” tax hikes. In dialogue with reporter Alex Cameron, McGuigan pointed at two crucial antecedents to the current situation: Governor Mary Fallin’s surprising veto of […]

STV Dance & Singing Camp set for March, 5K Run in June

Since its inception in 2010, the Stop the Violence Singing and Dance Camp program has reached thousands of youth across the state of Oklahoma, providing direction and hope to children. Photo provided.

UPDATE:  The Spring Break Singing and Dance Camp has been moved to March 19-24.  Location stays the same.  Register for FREE now! By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Newspaper OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -Stop the Violence (STV) OKC will host its 9th annual Spring Break Singing and Dance Camp from March 12 – 17. The program will take […]

Tracy Crow, #MeToo activist and author will keynote OSU Women Veterans Symposium

Award-winning author, journalist and former Marine Corps officer Tracy Crow will be the keynote speaker at the OSU Women Veterans Symposium on March 10.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter STILLWATER, OK – Oklahoma State University will feature former Marine Corps officer and sexual assault survivor Tracy Crow as the keynote speaker for the third annual Women Veterans Symposium. The event on Saturday, March 10 will take place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Wes Watkins Center located in the Oklahoma […]

Valentine’s Day to kickoff National Condom Week

Celebrate Valentine's Day on Feb. 14, which is National Condom Day by using free condoms and practicing safe sex. Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –  Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, is also National Condom Day for 2018. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) shares the primary goal of National Condom Week (Feb. 14 – 21) in promoting safe sex and normalizing the use of condoms. National Condom Day […]

Capitol Report for February 10: Department of Wildlife Conservation skirts competitive bidding process, nationwide headlines echo Oklahoma public school issues, A.G. supports state jurisdiction

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

On this week’s Capitol Report, Patrick B. McGuigan summarized his recent news story on failures at Oklahoma’s Department of Wildlife Conservation to follow the Sooner State’s competitive bidding process. He told News9’s Alex Cameron, in a segment also broadcast at Newson6, the agency skirted requirements when it selected a PR agency to look at the […]

City Rep’s ‘Heisenberg’ is mature, tender and realistic

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Patrick B. McGuigan Stage veteran Ben Hall is Alex, and Stacey Logan is Georgie in “Heisenberg,” a pre-Valentine’s Day tale of seemingly mismatched London residents who find their way to a  sometimes uncomfortable commitment that evolves into deep attachment. Simon Stephens’ script was characterized, in one press release, as “sharply original” – and this turns […]

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