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Arts & Entertainment Scissortail Community Development Corporation, in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, Arkansas, will host this year’s Mexican Independence Day celebration on Sunday September 18 in Oklahoma City.  Photo by Manuel Lozano

Mexican Independence Day Festival set to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month in OKC »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Scissortail Community Development Corporation, in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, Arkansas, will host this year’s La Independencia de México 2016 celebration,…

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‘Ben-Hur’ 2016 – A strong story, believable characters, bold action – and that thrilling chariot race »

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor The new adaptaton of “Ben-Hur” delivers strong and entirely believable characters in a tale set across the first three decades in the First Century of…

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American Banjo Museum 2016 Hall of Fame inductees announced »

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Newspaper The 2016 inductees into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame have been announced and will be celebrated during several events in Oklahoma City…

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Community

International Overdose Awareness Day set for August 31 »

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter International Overdose Awareness Day will be recognized on Wednesday, August 31. The worldwide event…

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Paseo First Friday on September 2, as Photofest continues »

‘Red’ – a featured art work on the Paseo this month.  Photo provided.

Staff Report The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for September will take place on Friday, Sep. 2, from…

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Planned Parenthood’s CHOICES 2016 gala set to support needed health and education services »

Holly Wilson’s artwork titled “Wallflower” was created for Planned Parenthood Great Plains CHOICES 2016 fundraiser and will be available for purchase at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum on September 17. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter CHOICES 2016, an annual art sale, silent auction, and dinner benefiting Planned Parenthood Great…

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August 30, 2016, 1:45 pm
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News

$4.3 Million Renovation Plans Underway at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City »

A $4.3 million renovation project is underway at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

Staff Report A $4.3 million renovation project is underway at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. The announcement came in a press release from Marcus Hotels & Resorts of Milwaukee, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS) and Skirvin Partners in Development –…

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Capitol Report for Saturday, August 20: Runoff endorsements listed, voting encouraged, remembering Solzhenitsyn »

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and CapitolBeakOK / City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan

In this week’s Capitol Report on News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, Patrick B. McGuigan presented the August 23 runoff election endorsements for The City Sentinel newspaper of which he is publisher. In Republican runoff races for party nomination, endorsements went to Carolynn Caudill…

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James Lankford helps to lead national drive affirming ‘In God We Trust’ as the national motto »

US Senator James Lankford and State Rep. Sally Kern.  Photos provided.

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – The Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, based in the nation’s capital, contends there is widespread misunderstanding and confusion about the central place of belief in Almighty God to maintain the strength and durability of the American political, social and…

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Coaches’ Mentoring Challenge calls for volunteers to help area youth »

Kicking off Oklahoma’s Coaches’ Mentoring Challenge is University of Oklahoma Head Football Coach Bob Stoops (center) with mentors and mentees. Joining Stoops (from left) is Yukon's Miller Mentors’ volunteer Sam Minick and mentee Riley Cops, Norman's Big Brothers Big Sisters' volunteer Chad Griffin and mentee Gunner Bracken, the Mentoring Project's Andrew Hwang and mentee Anthony Rocha, and Edmond Soncatchers’ mentor Joey Shaw and mentee David Meraz.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma’s Coaches’ Mentoring Challenge is a statewide campaign among secondary school and college coaches to encourage sports fans to mentor young people in their communities. Now underway, nearly 400 coaches have endorsed the third of these annual campaigns, which will…

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Education At this year’s Madinah Education Foundation and Scholarship awards program in the Capitol Blue room, left to right: moderator Zakiyyah A. Raheem, speaker Valeria Benabdallah, speaker Ameenah Fuller; Award recipients, back row from left: Ieashia Fox, Mekayla Holmes, Benjamen Abdul-Raheem, Gabriel Abdul-Raheem, Tobie Mitchell.  Photo by Omari Harris.

Still They Rise: Students honored at Madinah’s Educational Foundation program

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The annual scholarship and awards ceremony for Madinah’s Educational Foundation and Scholarship Program (MEd) occurred August 20 at the state Capitol Blue Room. Setting the the tone, moderator Zakiyyah Abdul-Raheem quoted…

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Advocates of initiative measures for process reform and medical marijuana may fall short

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Advocates for two initiatives – one seeking to change state law to reduce the number of valid signatures needed for ballot status, the other touching on legalization of medical marijuana –…

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Editorial Patrick B. McGuigan

ANALYSIS As the future rushes in: Tuition hikes and horses and buggies vs. MOOCs and Innovation

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Tuition at Oklahoma’s 25 public colleges and universities will go up an average of 8.4 percent this year, the Associated Press reports. Hikes for undergraduates will range from…

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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 NewView Oklahoma was honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2015 Employment Growth Award for its efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind.  Photo provided.

NewView Oklahoma earns 2015 Employment Growth Award, offers free luncheon

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NewView Oklahoma was recently honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2015 Employment Growth Award. The award…

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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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International Overdose Awareness Day set for August 31

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter International Overdose Awareness Day will be recognized on Wednesday, August 31. The worldwide event was established in 2001 as a time to raise awareness of prescription misuse and reduce the…

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Faith Now the new interim minister of First Christian Church of Oklahoma City, The Rev. Gregory Stewart (center) is seen shortly before he was arrested while protesting California Proposition 8, to rescind marriage equality, in San Francisco, CA.  Photo provided.

Gay minister, father of 5 adopted at-risk sons, joins OKC’s First Unitarian Church

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Incorporated in 1893, the oldest Unitarian church in the Southwest, will host an Ice Cream Social and Open House on Saturday, August 27 from 2 to 4 p.m.  The First…

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