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Archive for: May, 2018

A.G. Mike Hunter’s grand jury issues no indictments, blames mismanagement for Health Department crisis

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter (left) and Gary Jones, OK State Auditor.  Photos provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter on May 17 released the multicounty grand jury report and the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector’s investigative performance audit, closing the state’s investigation into the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). The overarching conclusions of both the grand jury report and the audit are widespread mismanagement, […]

Cushing baseball coach out as police investigation continues

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Stacy Martin Independent Journalist The embattled baseball coach at Cushing High School is no longer coaching according to Cushing Superintendent Koln Knight. “He’s still working here just not as baseball coach,” Knight said. Jon Yates had coached baseball for four years at the school, but every year had drawn criticism for his coaching style even […]

30th annual Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show set for June 8–9

The 30th annual Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show will be held Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9 at the Pawnee Bill Ranch.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. — The 30th anniversary of the re-creation of Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show will be held Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, at the Pawnee Bill Ranch, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road, half mile west of Pawnee on US Highway 64. Preshow entertainment will begin at 7 […]

Oklahoma father donates lifesaving kidney to son

Seen together atop Mount Evans in Colorado, George Schroeder made a lifesaving kidney donation to his son Christopher when he was two. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Norman resident George Schroeder shares an inseparable bond with his now eight year old son, Christopher. They spend time watching sports, playing basketball and enjoying life together. After a fragile beginning, Christopher needed a kidney transplant at the age of only two years old.  George had the opportunity […]

State Rep. Kevin Calvey reflects on Oklahoma Health Department scandal

Kevin Calvey. Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Kevin Calvey released the following response about findings announced Thursday (May 17) by the grand jury investigating the state Health Department scandal, which confirmed that wasteful spending is rampant in state government and that tax increases were unnecessary to boost important functions of government like raising teacher pay. […]

Diversity Center of Oklahoma to hold 4th Annual Symposium in Edmond

The Diversity Center of Oklahoma’s 4th Annual Gender Diverse & LGBTQ Symposium on June 8 will include speakers (L-R) Human Rights Watch researcher Ryan Thoreson, J.D., and Sage Mauldin, MHR, an Affiliate Faculty Member of the Women’s & Gender Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Diversity Center of Oklahoma will hold its 4th Annual Mental Health, Prevention & Education Symposium on Friday, June 8. The event will address best practices for “Bridging Intersectional Gaps In Gender Diverse & LGBTQ Communities.” The event will be held from 8 a.m. to […]

OKC Beautiful hosts Mayors’ Golf Tournament to benefit environmental programs

The 19th annual Mayor’s Golf Tournament, sponsored by OKC Beautiful, will be held on Monday, June 4 at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club, Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 19th annual Mayors’ Golf Tournament, sponsored by OKC Beautiful, will be held on Monday, June 4 at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club, 7000 NW Grand Boulevard.  Lunch and registration will begin at 11 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at 1 p.m. The tournament is […]

Paseo Arts Festival 2018 set for Memorial Weekend

Each year, the Paseo Arts Festival draws over 60,000 people who come to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of this popular event. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City residents and visitors will gather for 42nd Annual Paseo Arts Festival on Memorial Day weekend, May 26 – 28. Festival hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with music both evenings until 10 p.m. On Monday, the Festival runs […]

Emergency evacuation plans must include your pets

Be sure to include your pets when devising an emergency preparedness plan.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma is in the midst of major wildfires in the western part of the state as well as the fact that tornado season is underway. No matter what the emergency, an escape plan should include your pets, said Dr. Elisabeth Giedt, director of Continuing Education, […]

A memory to celebrate: Oklahoma criminal justice reforms signed into law

Former state Rep. Joe Dorman, D-Rush Springs, now runs the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA). File photo

By Joe Dorman A certain Thursday late last month (April 26) was a very interesting day at the Oklahoma state Capitol, and one that I will remember for quite a long time. I had the pleasure of attending the press conference and bill signing for five criminal justice reform measures. These bills, while highly debated […]

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