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Archive for: September, 2018

VOICE Accountability Session to Host Candidates for Oklahoma Governor & State Superintendent

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –VOICE OKC will hold another Accountability Session on Sunday, September 30, this time featuring candidates running for Oklahoma Governor and State Superintendent.  The event will be held at 3 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5700 N Kelley Avenue in Oklahoma City. The event […]

Group hopes new approach to annual dinner will foster greater interfaith outreach

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – According to Oklahoma City’s Rabbi Abby Jacobson, the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma is trying something different for their 2018 annual dinner. 

The Interfaith Alliance was founded to celebrate and protect religious diversity. In line with that objective, the group will now meet at different houses […]

Hug an Alpaca during National Alpaca Farm Days

Magnolia Blossom Ranch and other Oklahoma Alpaca farms will open their gates Sept. 29-30 to welcome visitors for National Alpaca Farm Days.  Magnolia Blossom Rach Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Alpaca farms will open their gates Sept. 29-30 to the public during National Alpaca Farm Days. This national event will provide people across the country the opportunity to learn about alpacas up-close, tour working farms, learn about the alpaca industry and shop for alpaca […]

Puggerfest 2018 set for Oct 27 at new location – Wiley Post Park

The Puggerfest 2018 grand finale will be the 8th annual coronation of the King and Queen of Puggerfest. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, October 27, Puggerfest 2018 will take place at a new location – Wiley Post Park, 2021 S. Robinson, in Oklahoma City from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. https://www.okc.gov/departments/parks-recreation/rentals-and-permits/wiley-post-event-center The 15th annual Puggerfest event is a fundraiser benefiting Homeward Bound Pug Rescue & Adoption of Oklahoma. […]

10th annual ZOObrew fundraiser is a beer lovers dream

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – ZOOfriends will host its 10th annual ZooBrew, Oklahoma City’s wildest beer festival, on Friday, September 28, from 7 – 10 p.m. This 21 and older event will take place around the newly renovated Devon Picnic Grounds. Guests will have the opportunity to sample over 200 […]

Retirement provision boosts superintendents’ pensions

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Jonathan Small It’s long been known that several Oklahoma public school superintendents earn more than the governor, but a provision of the Oklahoma Teacher Retirement System (OTRS) assures that some of them will get fatter pensions as well. That provision gives many retiring educators a pension boost by figuring their retirement benefits based on a […]

CHOICES 2018 to feature “Notorious R.B.G.” co-author Irin Carmon

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Planned Parenthood Great Plains will host its annual fundraiser CHOICES 2018 on Friday, September 28.  The event will be held at 21C Museum Hotel, 900 W. Main in Oklahoma City. The celebration will include a buffet dinner, cash bar, and a silent auction featuring contemporary […]

Santa Fe Family Life Center annual gala honoring the Henrys, Everest and Ruffin set for September 20

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Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – The annual John F. Kennedy Community Service Award Gala Dinner is the primary source of funding across all charitable programs at the Santa Fe Family Life Center (“SFFLC”). The annual dinner for SFFLC is scheduled for Thursday, September 20, at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. […]

Painted Sky Opera will open its third season with “Rigoletto.”

Painted Sky Opera opens its third season of excellence with performances of Verdi’s classic, “Rigoletto.” Opening night is Friday, September 16. For advance tickets online, go to www.paintedskyopera.org . Or, you may visit or call the Civic Center box office at 405-594-8300. More information about “Rigoletto” and  Painted Sky Opera’s 2018-19 season, can be found at paintedskyopera.org. Photo provided.

Staff Report Painted Sky Opera will open its third season with “Rigoletto.” The master work by Giuseppe Verdi will unfold at 7:30 p.m. on Friday Sept. 14 and again on Friday, Sept. 21 – and with a special matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept 16 in the Freede Little Theatre at Civic Center […]

Editor’s Notebook: Ads backing eye care ballot measure released, and The Oklahoman offers good words for two defeated Republicans

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – From an editor’s notebook, television ads will soon be on your screens (if not there already) backing an initiative to open up eye care choices, the state’s largest newspaper gives a shout-out to a losing statewide candidate, and then does the same for a defeated legislator. * On Friday […]

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