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Archive for: September, 2018

OK Policy Institute to host 10th anniversary celebration

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Policy Institute will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a gala celebration on Thursday, September 13.  The event will take place at the Oklahoma City Farmer’s Market, 311 S. Klein Avenue with a reception from 6 – 6:45 p.m., followed by dinner and ceremony. […]

Commercial Real Estate Summit set for September 20 at Cox Convention Center

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of REALTORS® is hosting the 2018 Commercial Real Estate Summit® on Thursday, September 20, 2018. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. A variety of educational tracks will be offered focused on Tax/Legal, […]

ABC’s ‘The Last Defense’ about Julius Jones’ case screened at the Capital City Black Film Festival

Attending the Capitol City Black Film Festival on behalf of ABC’s The Last Defense, a documentary about the case of Julius Jones, on Oklahoma’s death row, was (L-R) Madeline Jones (Julius’ mother), CCBFF panel moderator; executive producers Vanessa Potkin, Andrew Wang, Aide Leisenring; director Amani Martin, #freejulius jones movement founder Jimmy Lawson; and federal public defender for Julius’ Amanda Bass.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – ABC’s documentary series, The Last Defense, was recently screened by long-time festival supporter JuVee Productions at the Capital City Black Film Festival held in Austin, TX. The documentary explores the case of Julius Jones, a 21-year-old African-American college student with an academic scholarship, who was sentenced to death in […]

Women’s lives transformed by ReMerge diversion program

From left: Tricia Everest, Inasmuch Foundation advisory board chair; Terri Woodson, ReMerge executive director; and Heather Coyle, Oklahoma County assistant district attorney are seen with the eight ReMerge graduates: Traci, Jamee, April, Sheree, Laci, Maggie, Summer, and Chrystal (last). Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Once facing prison time, eight women recently graduated from Oklahoma’s successful ReMerge program.  The graduation ceremony was held at the Oklahoma History Center. Founded by former Oklahoma legislators Kris Steele and Todd Lamb, ReMerge is a comprehensive female diversion program designed to transform pregnant women […]

Annual Sooner Stand Down to serve low income and homeless veterans on Sept 7

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Friday, an estimated 200 low income and homeless veterans will receive services, care and supplies during the annual “Sooner Stand Down,” a partnership between human service organizations and the Oklahoma VA Health Care System. The Stand Down will be held September 7 from 6:30 […]

Soak up September’s First Friday on September 7

The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for August will take place on Friday, September 7, 6- 9 p.m

Staff Report   The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for August will take place on Friday, September 7, 6- 9 p.m. The Gallery Walk will have over 20 galleries featuring more than 80 artists who will host opening receptions, promising something for everyone. The Paseo Art Space presents the Paseo Arts Association’s “Paseo […]

Over 800 coaches participate in 4th annual Oklahoma Mentoring Challenge

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Over 800 Oklahoma coaches from 238 communities teamed up with mentoring organizations across the state to participate in the fourth annual Oklahoma Coaches Mentoring Challenge, a campaign to encourage Oklahomans to mentor young people in their communities. The 2017-18 campaign was spearheaded by OSU Coach […]

Arbitration and mediation in construction related disputes

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By Jack L. Werner, Ph.D. A To Z Inspections   I traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico, the first part of August to enhance my construction-related credentials through training with Construction Dispute Resolution Services (CDRS). Owned by Peter Merrill, a member of the National Home Builders Association board of directors for many years, CDRS is […]

Are you well FORTIFIED?

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By Jack L. Werner, Ph.D. A To Z Inspections Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the April 2018 print edition of The City Sentinel.   No, that title does not mean “Have you had a stiff shot of whiskey?” FORTIFIED refers to a new building standard developed by the Insurance Institute for Business & […]

‘Move the Needle’ to showcase 44 Sally’s List candidates on the November ballot

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – According to Sara Jane Rose, Sally’s List founder and executive director, there will be a total of 44 Sally’s List-endorsed women appearing on the November 6 general election ballot. Rose said, “In 2016, there were only 12…the pink wave is alive and well in Oklahoma. Seven Sally’s List candidates triumphed […]

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