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Archive for: September, 2018

Kirkpatrick Foundation to convene second ANIMAL Conference on Oct. 22 & 23


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Kirkpatrick Foundation will host its second ANIMAL Conference, a two-day forum of ideas, impact and inspiration regarding animal wellbeing. The event will be held on Monday and Tuesday, October 22 and 23 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, 1 Park Avenue, in downtown Oklahoma City. […]

Theologian Matthew Fox to speak in Oklahoma City

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Internationally acclaimed theologian Matthew Fox will lecture, present a workshop, and preach in Oklahoma City, over four days, October 18 through 21. Fox is renowned for a message of creation spirituality that joins traditional Judeo-Christian teaching with today’s concerns for environmental stewardship, social justice and […]

OCCA denies petition in Julius Jones death penalty case

From left: Pro bono attorney Michael Robles of Crowell Moring and Dale Baich discuss details of the case with Julius Jones’ family members Madeline, Antionette and Anthony Jones during the DNA hearing. Photo by Darla Shelden

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 UPDATE Oct. 9, 2018 : The U.S. Supreme Court has rescheduled the Jones v. Oklahoma case for the SIXTEENTH time – with the next possible conference date of Oct. 29.  The petition was first filed by Jones’ attorneys in November 2017. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Today, the Oklahoma Court […]

City Care to host 2nd annual “Odyssey Project” to help city’s homeless

City Care will host its second annual Odyssey Project event on Oct. 13 to raise funds for low-income and homeless housing.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, October 13, City Care, an Oklahoma City based nonprofit organization, will host its second annual Odyssey Project event to raise funds for low-income and homeless housing.  The “come as you are” event will be held at 7 p.m. at Kerr Park.102 Robert S. Kerr […]

First Unitarian Church of OKC to host Blessing of Animals Oct. 7

The First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City will hold its first Blessing of the Animals event on Oct. 7 from 2 – 4 p.m.  YouTube photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter UPDATE:  Due to the forecast of inclement weather, this event has been canceled until further notice.  OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Sunday, October 7, the First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City will hold its inaugural Blessing of the Animals event, from 2 – 4 p.m.  The program will be […]

This weekend, ‘The Music Man’ in Concert to open CityRep’s 17th season

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  Staff Report This weekend, CityRep opens its 17th season celebrating the 60th anniversary of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” with a concert adaptation of the beloved Broadway classic. Starring Oklahoma favorite Jonathan Beck Reed and Oklahoma native and Broadway leading lady Teri Bibb (“The Phantom of the Opera” and “She Loves Me”) featuring the […]

Thinking about ‘Comanche Nation v. Zinke’ – Just another appeals court hearing, or the start of something big?


Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – In the Rocky Mountain state over coming days, an incremental battle over public policy in and adjacent to Indian lands will unfold before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. The joust could become monumental to interested parties: the U.S. Department of the Interior, the […]

VOICE Accountability Session to host candidates for Governor & State Superintendent on Sept. 30

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On September 30, VOICE OKC will hold another Accountability Session featuring candidates for Oklahoma Governor and State Superintendent at 3 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. The event is free and open to the public. VOICE (Voices Organized in Civic Engagement) is a coalition […]

C’est Une Bonne Chose (Here is a good choice): Brightmusic 2018 Kickoff: “Voilà: Viola!”

Miles Hoffman will be the special guest musician for the premier of Brightmusic's 2018-19 season.  Photo provided.

  Staff Report Voilà! That is a remarkably versatile French word meaning, among other things, “Look! See! Here it is!” And so, on Tuesday evening (September 25) Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble proudly presents “Voilà: Viola!” an evening of viola in the premier of its 2018-19 season, featuring special guest violist Miles Hoffman. Hoffman will join the […]

The full picture: 401(k) plans vs. public pensions

Curtis Shelton, Policy Research Fellow.  File photo

by Curtis Shelton   Note: Curtis Shelton is a policy research fellow for the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), the Sooner State’s largest public policy research group, which is based in Oklahoma City. OCPA recently highlighted how generous government pensions  can be for high-level officials like superintendents. While most government employees will not receive […]

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