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Archive for: July, 2018

OKC’s Banjo Fest 2018 scheduled for September 6-8

The American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame inductee Bela Fleck will be honored during the 2018 Banjo Fest from September 6 – 8 in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK─ The American Banjo Museum will present the 2018 Banjo Fest from September 6 – 8.  The focus of the event will be on Oklahoma City as the American Banjo Museum honors the 2018 inductees into their Hall of Fame with three days of banjo-centric events. This year’s […]

COOP Ale Works to make OKC’s 23rd Street Armory its home

Artist rendering of COOP Ale Works $20 million redevelopment of Oklahoma City’s historic 23rd Street Armory as its new brewery. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – COOP Ale Works has announced that it will be redeveloping Oklahoma City’s historic 23rd Street Armory building as its new brewery. The Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) recently accepted the company’s proposal to acquire and redevelop the armory, which includes restoring the building to include a […]

State Rep. Claudia Griffith dies, colleagues honor her legacy and character

Oklahoma state Rep. Claudia Griffith.  Facebook photo

Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma state Rep. Claudia Griffith, a Norman Democrat, died Saturday (July 14) of a heart attack. Her passing triggered an immediate outpouring of sorrow from members of the Legislature on both sides of the aisle. State Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, said in a statement he was “heartbroken.” Griffith’s Democratic colleague Collin […]

Jane Fonda joins the “Unstoppable Women Workers” delegation on Capitol Hill

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – This week, Academy award winning actress and activist Jane Fonda went to Capitol Hill along with a delegation of domestic workers and farmworkers, as well as other prominent activists, to lobby Congress for safe and dignified workplaces. The delegation, known as the “Unstoppable Women Workers,” included […]

The massive medical marijuana mess – rules, reactions and stormy conditions. But, wait a minute

Oklahomans overwhelmingl voted to legalize medical marijuana .  File photo

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – There is an old adage from Oklahoma’s favorite son, Will Rogers. He commented sagely on the state’s utterly unpredictable weather patterns. Many Okies know it by heart: “If you don’t like the weather in Oklahoma, wait a minute.” Updated for current events, he might say: If you don’t like […]

NewView Oklahoma hosts summer Owl Camp for blind and visually impaired children

NewView’s free summer OWL Camp will be held for the first time at YMCA Camp Classen from July 15-21.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – NewView Oklahoma will host its annual free summer OWL (Oklahomans Without Limits) Camp for campers ages 8 to 14 years old who are blind or visually impaired. The camp will take place July 15-21 at YMCA Camp Classen in the Arbuckle Mountains near Davis, in […]

$425,000 renovation completed on The Winds House and The Winds Family House

New exterior photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In its 30th year of operation, the A.I.D.S. Support Program, Inc. board of directors have announced the completion of renovations totaling $425,000 to the Winds House & the Winds Family House facilities in Oklahoma City. An open house and dedication ceremony celebrating the completion will […]

COMMENTARY: At OU, refreshing leadership

Conservative “think tank” leader Jonathan Small says new University of Oklahoma President Jim Gallogly (pictured here) is providing “refreshing leadership” for the Norman-based institution. Photograph by Whitney Bryen, Oklahoma Watch (

  Jonathan Small   More than three months ago, I said incoming University of Oklahoma President Jim Gallogly was a terrific hire. Since then, Gallogly has focused on the core work of a university, showing a relentless dedication to what’s best for students and their families. Presiding over his first meeting of the OU Board […]

Green Connections’ 10th Annual Prairie Dinner & Concert goes urban


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 2018 Green Connections’ Prairie Dinner Gone Urban and Concert is scheduled for Saturday, September 15. Normally held each autumn on the prairie at Turtle Rock Farm near Billings, this year’s dinner, celebrating the event’s 10th anniversary, will take place at DC on Film Row, 609 W. […]

Bypassing Oklahoma Legislature, voters approve medical marijuana statute. Now, advocates plead for special legislative session

Advocates for approval of medical marijuana provisions in Oklahoma law have joined together in the “Yes on 788 Campaign.”

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Voters approved State Question 788 in balloting that concluded on September 26. After a contentious and expensive campaign, the measure garnered comfortable approval – in an election marked by unusually high turnout. In final but unofficial results, the vote was 506,782 (56.84 percent) in favor, to 384, 872 opposed […]

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