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Arts & Entertainment In honor of World AIDS Day on Thursday, December 1, the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF) will host an art exhibition on that date to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.  Photo provided

Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund announces World AIDS Day art exhibit »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter In honor of World AIDS Day on Thursday, December 1, the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF) will host an art exhibition on that date…

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The 25th annual Sonja Martinez Christmas AIDS Benefit featured performers (from left) John Beebe, Roxie Hart, Bebe Adams, Ms. Martinez, Matthew Heath-Fitzgerald and Alison Scott.  Photo by Dee Goodwin

Sonja Martinez Christmas AIDS Benefit set to support Oklahoma City’s Winds House »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter . Oklahoma City performance artist Sonja Martinez will host her 26th Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit on Monday, December 7, at The COPA, 2200 N.W.…

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December 1-18 – CityRep’s presentation of ‘A Tuna Christmas’ returns by popular demand »

Staff Report Oklahoma City —  As part of CityRep’s 15th Anniversary celebration, Oklahoma’s award winning professional theatre is bringing back the side-splitting comedy, “A Tuna Christmas,” the biggest hit and…

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Capitol Report for December 3: Reports of vote fraud and ‘hacks’ overstated, but reliance on electronic voting is unwise »

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and The City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan on Capitol Report.

On this week’s Capitol Report segment for News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan delved into…

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Healthy holiday gifts for furry friends and family members »

Consider a healthy holiday gift for your pet this year says Elisabeth Giedt, director of Continuing Education, Extension and Community Engagement at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University,  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel During the busy holiday shopping season while searching for those perfect presents for those on…

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Pioneer Library System’s Executive Director announces retirement »

Retiring after 10 years as Executive Director of the Pioneer Library System in January, Anne Masters stands in front of Norman Public Library West which houses the administrative offices for the library system. Photo by Shevaun Williams

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Anne Masters, the Executive Director of the Pioneer Library System since 2007, has announced…

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News

Governor Mary Fallin promises to sustain renewed momentum for criminal justice reform »

Governor May Fallin.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – In wake of the November election, Governor Mary Fallin said that Oklahoma voters have made it clear they want the state to redirect how it deals with drug addiction and the criminal justice system. In all, 58.2 percent of voters…

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Oklahoma state Rep. George Young in delegation to Center for Health Care Services in San Antonio »

State Rep. George Young.  Photo provided.

Staff Report Oklahoma state Representative George Young, D-Oklahoma City, joined a delegation of legislators from five Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) member states at The Center for Health Care Services (CHCS) in San Antonio, Texas, November 14-15. Participants in the delegation had the opportunity to learn…

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JFK Community Service Award honoree: Kari Watkins joins Cornett, Turpen, David and Rhonda Walters »

Kari Watkins, Executive Director at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. Oklahoma State Society Photograph.

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Kari Watkins, executive director at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, will be honored next month as a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Community Service Award. Josef McGuigan, president of the Board of Directors for the Santa…

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ASTEC Fund honors Oklahoma ‘door-openers’ and ‘pathfinders’ »

From left, the 2016 ASTEC “Door-Opener” awardees Ann Simank, Sandy Garrett, Jack Kimbler, Lila Kimbler, and Frank Merrick; and “Pathfinder” awardees Jonathan Fowler and Ken Parker. Photo Provided

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The 2016 Door-Opener Awards Gala sponsored by the foundation for ASTEC Charter Schools, the ASTEC Fund took place on Tuesday, November 15, at the downtown Skirvin Hilton Hotel The event featured a silent auction and a dinner awards program. Event…

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Education Renee Porter, president Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School.  Photo provided.

Cristo Rey Catholic High School schedules open House December 10

Staff Report Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School will be holding an open house event on Saturday, December 10 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. for potential students and parents interested in learning more about the…

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Government State Senator Kay Floyd.  Photo provided.

Oklahoma state Sen. Kay Floyd garners national “excellence award”

Staff Report The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) recently named Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, as a 2016 Elected Women of Excellence Award winner. The award was established in 2013 as part of NFWL’s 75th…

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Editorial Joshua Putnam, former Oklahoma school teacher.  Photo provided.

COMMENTARY: For State Question 779, and paying a salary that says we value teachers

by Joshua Putnam Convincing teachers to stay in our classrooms is becoming more difficult every year we fail to offer them a raise. I know because I’m a teacher who had to make the painful decision…

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Commentary Russell Crowe as the lead charter in the film ‘Gladiator’ reflected the philosophy of Marcus Aurelius: “What we do in life echoes in Eternity.”

COMMENTARY: Light at the end of the tunnel, deeds in life as a prelude to Eternity, reaping the harvest, working together for good

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Some words on light, life, death, the harvest, and working together. Presenting the latest news about gross tax receipts for state government, Oklahoma state Treasurer Ken Miller delivered…

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Business Retiring after 10 years as Executive Director of the Pioneer Library System in January, Anne Masters stands in front of Norman Public Library West which houses the administrative offices for the library system. Photo by Shevaun Williams

Pioneer Library System’s Executive Director announces retirement

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Anne Masters, the Executive Director of the Pioneer Library System since 2007, has announced her retirement, effective in January 2017. A reception open to the members of the PLS community…

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Sports The Sooner Stilettos participated with the OU Women’s Basketball Team in an “Uncommon Spirit, a week of  Uncommon Service to the community.” Featured are Coach Jan Ross, OU Women’s Basketball Team, Sooner Stiletto President Mary Blankenship Pointer and Major Carlyle Gargis from the Salvation Army. The volunteers assisted clients in selecting groceries for food assistance at the Salvation Army. Photo Provided

‘Sooner Stilettos’ – continuing to mentor and inspire University of Oklahoma players and students

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Members of the Sooner Stilettos have emerged as role models and leaders in a program that emphasizes scholarship and pride among the young women who pass through the OU women’s basketball…

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Health Consider a healthy holiday gift for your pet this year says Elisabeth Giedt, director of Continuing Education, Extension and Community Engagement at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University,  Photo provided

Healthy holiday gifts for furry friends and family members

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel During the busy holiday shopping season while searching for those perfect presents for those on your list, many people plan to have a gift or two under the tree for their…

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Faith Professor Allen Hertzke (University of Oklahoma) will be the keynote speaker on the topic “Why Religious Freedom Matters—Especially Now.” at the Oklahoma Conference of Churches’ Annual Dinner on November 10 in Oklahoma City.  Photo courtesy University of Oklahoma

OCC annual dinner to feature religious scholar Professor Allen D. Hertzke

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 2016 Oklahoma Conference of Churches (OCC) Annual Dinner will be held Thursday, November 10 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Downtown Medical Center, 741 North Phillips Avenue, in Oklahoma City. Registration…

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