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Archive for: February, 2018

Spread Valentine love to OKC pets by adopting in February

KC Animal Welfare asks metro residents to show shelter pets some Valentine's Day love during the week-long Furever Love adoption special from Feb. 10 - 17.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – This month, the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter wants metro residents to share some love during their weeklong Furever Love adoption special celebrating Valentine’s Week. The Furever Love event features half-price adoptions this weekend from noon to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10-11. All adoptable dogs and puppies […]

UCO Jazz Lab presents Sondheim’s Side by Side for one show only Feb. 25

Side by Side by legendary Stephen Sondheim will open on Sunday, Feb 25 for one performance only at the UCO Jazz Lab in Edmond.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter EDMOND, OK – The acclaimed musical revue Side by Side by legendary Broadway and film composer Stephen Sondheim will open on Sunday, Feb 25 for one performance only at the UCO Jazz Lab in Edmond. The celebrated musical revue will take place at 100 East 5th Street.  Doors open […]

Diversity Center open house ceremony to honor slain transgender woman

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –  The first nonprofit agency in the state to provide Gender Diverse/LGBTQ health services will open its new facility on Monday, February 12 in Oklahoma City. The Diversity Center of Oklahoma, located at 2242 N.W. 39th Street, will host an Open House from 6 – 9 p.m. […]

Inspections a major cause of deals busting? Studies say no

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by Jack L. Werner, Ph.D. A to Z Inspections A National Association of Realtors survey revealed, “only 64 percent of purchase contracts settled on time, 29% experienced delays and 7% fell apart.” Of the 7% that do not close, what gets in the way?   •    39% Financing issues •    16% Appraisal disagreements •    11% Title and deed […]

First Unitarian Church to host diversity focused book club

First Unitarian Church of OKC members Anne Murray (left) and Teresa Rendon invite the public to participant in the church's new Diversity Book Club discussions beginning in February.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City has announced its inaugural Diversity Book Club discussion group. It will be the start of a four-part series featuring discourse on books about a variety of topics involving diversity. The series will take place February through March at the First Unitarian Church […]

Krewe de Banjo Mardi Gras comes to downtown Oklahoma City

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The American Banjo Museum will bring Bourbon Street and the spirit of the French Quarter to Oklahoma City with its third annual Krewe de Banjo Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, February 10 from 6 – 9 p.m.  Festivities reminiscent of an evening at Mardi Gras in New Orleans will be […]

Guy Davis to headline second annual Tulsa PhillipsFest

Blues artist Guy Davis will headline PhiilipsFest 2018 in Tulsa on Feb. 22.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter TULSA, OK – The second annual PhillipsFest, hosted by Phillips Theological Seminary will be held Sunday, Feb. 18 through Thursday, Feb. 22 in Tulsa. PhillipsFest 2018 expands Phillips Seminary’s work for justice and hope with a week of public and private events for the community, which culminates with the […]

Records Indicate Oklahoma Wildlife Skirts Competitive Bid Process

The Oklahoma Wildlife Expo is held annually at Guthrie's Lazy E Arena. The Oklahoman Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) finances the event

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Documents recently provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC), in response to an Open Records request from CapitolBeatOK and The City Sentinel, revealed an effort to skirt a fair and open competitive bidding process in 2017. In April of last year, the department director was internally alerted […]

Acclaimed author and civil rights advocate to speak at OSU

Author and activist Carol Anderson will speak at OSU's Student Union Theater on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter STILLWATER, OK– On Thursday, February 8, Oklahoma State University will host critically-acclaimed author and human and civil rights advocate Carol Anderson.  Her presentation will take place at Oklahoma State University’s Student Union Theater at 7 p.m. on the Stillwater campus. The event is free and open to the public. Anderson’s […]

Defined goals prevent stranger loyalty to trivia

Jack Werner is owner of A to Z Commercial and Residential Inspections.  Photo provided.

  by Jack L. Werner, Ph.D. A to Z Inspections   “In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.” — Robert Anson Heinlein, American novelist and science fiction writer One of the most important things I have learned to do is […]

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