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The City Sentinel Endorsements, June 26, 2018 Election


NOTE: These are primary endorsements only. Newspaper management will review all races for the runoff (if necessary) and general elections later this year. Local (Oklahoma City) races State Senate District 22, Republican Primary Stephanie Bice Senate District 40, Democratic Primary George E. Young House District 83, Republican Primary Jason Reese House District 101, Republican Primary […]

Former OCU player Lou Dunbar II drafted to Harlem Globetrotters

Lou Dunbar II of Oklahoma City University, son of legendary Globetrotters showman and current coach Sweet Lou Dunbar, was selected in the Harlem Globetrotters 2018 player draft.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The world famous exhibition basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, announced their 12th annual player draft, selecting five players, including Lou Dunbar II of Oklahoma City University, son of legendary Globetrotters showman and coach Sweet Lou Dunbar. Lou Dunbar II, is a 6-3 guard who earned All-Sooner […]

Gary Jones endorses Cindy Byrd for State Auditor

Oklahoma Auditor & Inspector Gary Jones has endorsed his deputy, Cindy Jones, in the June 26 primary election for the elective position. File photos.

Staff Report Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector, Gary Jones, is encouraging Republicans to vote for Cindy Byrd in the upcoming GOP primary. Byrd has served as Deputy State Auditor since Jones took office in 2011. “Cindy Byrd has been an integral part of the success of this office over the last eight years,” Gary Jones […]

COMMENTARY – Trump’s triumph, Pruitt’s problems, and Renzi’s role

In the 2016 presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump promised to clear out the “swamp” in Washington, D.C. Now, what will he do about Scott Pruitt?

Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City, OK – Count me among the traditional conservatives who have doubts about the substance of President Donald Trump’s announced accord with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. Concerned about Kim’s stability and the history of American flirtations with dictators (FDR with Stalin, Nixon with Mao, and Obama with Castro, to name […]

As the world (and the stomach) turns: Inappropriate behavior at OU and tax-financed film subsidies in Oklahoma


Stacy Martin, Independent Journalist Oklahoma City – Despite allegations of sexual impropriety on the part of John Scamehorn, the Oklahoma Film and Music office is not planning on changing eligibility guidelines for those receiving taxpayer rebates for films produced in Oklahoma, said chief information officer Leslie Blair. Scamehorn’s film. “Pax Masculina,” received $73,000 from the […]

NewView Oklahoma hosts Keys to Work Transition Institute and upcoming groundbreaking event

Students participating in NewView Oklahoma’s Keys to Work Transition Institute will learn independent living and job-readiness skills.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Teens who are blind and vision impaired are participating in NewView Oklahoma’s Keys to Work Transition Institute for one week in Oklahoma City. Students participating in the program will learn independent living and job-readiness skills while interacting with leaders from the Oklahoma City community. The […]

American Banjo Museum to host 3rd annual Americana Fest

Horseshoe Road members (L-R) Kyle Dillingham, Brent Saulsbury and Peter Markes, will perform at the American Banjo Museum’s Americana Fest on June 23. Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The American Banjo Museum, located at 9 E. Sheridan Avenue in the historic Bricktown district of downtown Oklahoma City, will host its third annual Americana Fest on Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. “We’ve put together a wonderful line-up of live music […]

Editor’s Notebook: No blathering allowed at Auditor’s debate, prescient thinking about water, practical curriculum, and “agency capture” in Oklahoma governance

City Sentinel editor, Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan From an editor’s notebook, a debate among three candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the state Auditor and Inspector’s job, an “old” commentary on water policy now seems the first draft of history, a reality-based curriculum for trades professionals, and an excellent study on needed reforms in governance of state agencies. * […]

Positive Tomorrows breaks ground on new facility in Oklahoma City

Susan Agel, Positive Tomorrows president and principal, stands at the site of the school’s new facility at 901 N. Villa, in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – After meeting its $10.2 million Building Success Capital Campaign goal, Positive Tomorrows broke ground on a new facility in Oklahoma City on June 12. Positive Tomorrows is Oklahoma’s only private, tuition free elementary school and social service agency specifically serving homeless children. The campaign, co-chaired […]

Oklahoma City businessmen Feehan and Werner honored for trades training curricula

From left, Jack Werner and Todd Feehan, city-area business owners, were recently honored by Oral Roberts University for training programs they have developed. Photo Provided

Staff Report The Global Learning Center at Oral Roberts University recognized Todd Feehan, owner of Dad’s Plumbing, and Jack Werner, owner of A to Z Commercial and Residential Inspections, at ORU’s Augmented and Virtual Reality in Education Conference on May 17 with the ORU AVR Education Impact Award. The award was given for their work […]

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