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Inaugural VegFest OKC to be held at Myriad Gardens


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City’s first ever VegFest will be held on Saturday, September 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. downtown on the Great Lawn at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno. The free inaugural event will feature over 50 local vendors and exhibitors; guest speakers, wellness […]

32nd OCU Hall of Honor luncheon announces new inductees

Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business will honor (L-R) Ronnie Irani, president and CEO of RKI Energy Resources Sue Ann Arnall, president of the Arnall Family Foundation; and Richard Tanenbaum, CEO of Gardner Tanenbaum Holdings during the 2018 Oklahoma Commerce & Industry Hall of Honor luncheon on October 25. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business will honor three business and community leaders during its 32nd annual Oklahoma Commerce & Industry Hall of Honor luncheon on Thursday, October 25 at the downtown Cox Convention Center. The 2018 inductees are: Sue Ann Arnall, president of the Arnall Family […]

From Dr. Naheed Ahmad: Letter to Joel Robison, E.D., Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians

Naheed Ahmad OD, Energeyes Association. Facebook photo

August 2018 My name is Dr. Naheed Ahmad and I am President of Energeyes, a nonprofit association representing optometrists who choose to practice in a corporate-affiliated environment. On behalf of our organization and the doctors we represent nationwide, we reach out to express our disappointment that your organization has chosen to attack fellow doctors within […]

Paseo Arts Association issues FEAST 14 call for entries

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA, OK – The annual Paseo FEAST (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) artist event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 6-8 p.m. at Picasso Café, 3009 Paseo.  The event, which combines a community dinner with artist proposals, will give five hopeful artists an opportunity to fund […]

Crossover Prep brings hope, transformation

Philip and Rondalyn Abode lead Crossover Bible Church in north Tulsa. They have established a health clinic, and a school now serving seventh and eighth grade boys. They intend to add one grade a year until the Crossover Preparatory Academy reaches students in grades 7-12. Photograph from the Crossover Church Website

Patrick B. McGuigan TULSA – It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness, goes the old adage. There are reasons to be gloomy about north Tulsa, scene of a dreadful confrontation rooted in racial hatred 97 years ago. Driving or walking around, you’ll find well-kept yards and homes adjoined by dilapidated structures […]

COMMENTARY: About that derogatory ‘values’ advertisement in a statewide race

Craig Parker. Photo provided.

by Craig Parker This past week, I was made aware of an organization called Oklahoma Values who set out to raise money and air derogatory commercials about a man running for Governor. This organization, not part of any campaign, feels the need to make sure all of Oklahoma hears bad things about a candidate for […]

Doggy Dip ’N Dash set for Sept. 8 at OKC’s Earlywine Park

The “Doggy Dip ‘N Dash” starts with a 1.5-mile run for dogs and their human handles around Earlywine Park, followed by the Doggy Dip (dogs only) at the aquatic center pool Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – As OKC Parks closes out its 2018 summer swimming season, on Saturday, September 8, the public is invited to treat their furry family members to the Doggy Dip ’N Dash fun run and swim event at Earlywine Park and Family Aquatic Center, 3101 SW 119th Street. Hosted by the […]

‘Painting with an Exacto Knife’ – Skirvin Paseo artist Marissa Raglin’s welcoming spirit along the journey of life

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Marissa Raglin studied art therapy at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, and along the journey of life she fell in love with museums. As sometimes happens with artistic spirits, for a time (2014, she indicated) Raglin felt as if she had hit a creative block. One day she began […]

National Group contends State Question 793 would improve access to quality eye care


Staff Report Energeyes, a national nonprofit association representing optometrists who choose to practice in a corporate-affiliated environment, is taking an interest in the ballot initiative effort, through State Question 793, to provide all Oklahomans access to convenient, affordable and quality eye care. Oklahoma is one of only three states prohibiting retailers from providing eye care […]

Red Shoe Gala to support families in medical crisis


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Ronald McDonald House Charities® Oklahoma City supporters are inviting the public to attend the 2018 Red Shoe Gala at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 11.  The event will take place at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, 7700 N. Grand Boulevard, to support Ronald […]

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