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Archive for: June, 2018

NewView Oklahoma hosts Keys to Work Transition Institute and upcoming groundbreaking event

Students participating in NewView Oklahoma’s Keys to Work Transition Institute will learn independent living and job-readiness skills.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Teens who are blind and vision impaired are participating in NewView Oklahoma’s Keys to Work Transition Institute for one week in Oklahoma City. Students participating in the program will learn independent living and job-readiness skills while interacting with leaders from the Oklahoma City community. The […]

American Banjo Museum to host 3rd annual Americana Fest

Horseshoe Road members (L-R) Kyle Dillingham, Brent Saulsbury and Peter Markes, will perform at the American Banjo Museum’s Americana Fest on June 23. Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The American Banjo Museum, located at 9 E. Sheridan Avenue in the historic Bricktown district of downtown Oklahoma City, will host its third annual Americana Fest on Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. “We’ve put together a wonderful line-up of live music […]

Editor’s Notebook: No blathering allowed at Auditor’s debate, prescient thinking about water, practical curriculum, and “agency capture” in Oklahoma governance

The City Sentinel publisher, Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan From an editor’s notebook, a debate among three candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the state Auditor and Inspector’s job, an “old” commentary on water policy now seems the first draft of history, a reality-based curriculum for trades professionals, and an excellent study on needed reforms in governance of state agencies. * […]

Positive Tomorrows breaks ground on new facility in Oklahoma City

Susan Agel, Positive Tomorrows president and principal, stands at the site of the school’s new facility at 901 N. Villa, in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – After meeting its $10.2 million Building Success Capital Campaign goal, Positive Tomorrows broke ground on a new facility in Oklahoma City on June 12. Positive Tomorrows is Oklahoma’s only private, tuition free elementary school and social service agency specifically serving homeless children. The campaign, co-chaired […]

Oklahoma City businessmen Feehan and Werner honored for trades training curricula

From left, Jack Werner and Todd Feehan, city-area business owners, were recently honored by Oral Roberts University for training programs they have developed. Photo Provided

Staff Report The Global Learning Center at Oral Roberts University recognized Todd Feehan, owner of Dad’s Plumbing, and Jack Werner, owner of A to Z Commercial and Residential Inspections, at ORU’s Augmented and Virtual Reality in Education Conference on May 17 with the ORU AVR Education Impact Award. The award was given for their work […]

Oklahoma man, Johnny Edward Tallbear, freed after serving 26 years for murder

Johnny Tallbear, with Innocence Project Senior Staff Attorney Karen Thompson, celebrates moments after his exoneration. Photo by Nick Oxford.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter (Oklahoma City, OK –  With the consent of the Oklahoma County District Attorney, district court judge Glenn M. Jones vacated the 1992 murder conviction and dismissed the charges against Johnny Edward Tallbear based on new DNA evidence proving his innocence. Tallbear served 26 years for murder based on the […]

Analysis: Skilled trades will name their own wages in the future

Workers in the skilled trades will have increasing opportunities in the years ahead, in columnist Jack L. Werner’s analysis. Photo Provided.

Jack L. Werner, Ph.D., A To Z Construction “The wave of the future is coming, and there is no fighting it.” – Anne Morrow Lindberg. Nineteen percent of our high school graduates will complete a college degree of some type. We spend our energy, money, and talent to provide opportunities for this 19 percent. What […]

Center of Family Love sets Fifth Annual Gala, honors Bishop Slattery and CFL founder Loosen

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Staff Report The Center of Family Love and the Oklahoma Knights of Columbus will host the 5th Annual Gift of Love Gala on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. This event benefits residents of the Center of Family Love who live with intellectual […]

For the Summer Chamber Music Festival, Brightmusic goes Hollywood

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Staff Report Ever wonder what film composers are up to when they aren’t writing scores for blockbusters like Star Wars?  Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will explore the contribution of composers who have blurred the lines between classical music and motion pictures.  Oklahoma City’s premier chamber ensemble will present “Brightmusic Goes Hollywood: The Chamber Music of Film […]

OK-CADP announces 2018-2019 board of directors

Rev. Don Heath and Dr. Elizabeth Overman have been re-elected as OK-CADP’s executive board chair and vice chair respectively, for OK-CADP’s 2018-2019 term. Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) has announced the election of its 2018-2019 board of directors.  Rev. Don Heath was re-elected as the organization’s board chair after serving in that office for one year, and as vice chair for two years prior. […]

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