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Fiestas Patrias OKC set for Sept 16 at Wiley Post Park

The 2018 Fiestas Patrias OKC, an event celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day, will take place on Sunday, September 16 at Wiley Post Park in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY OK –The 2018 Fiestas Patrias OKC, an event celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day, will take place on Sunday, September 16, from 1 – 10 p.m. at Wiley Post Park, 2021 S. Robinson, in Oklahoma City. The event is presented by Scissortail Community Development Corporation. One of the largest […]

Muskogee’s historic Hatbox Field to host inaugural Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning

The inaugural Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning will take place on Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18, at Muskogee’s historic Hatbox Field.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18, Muskogee’s historic Hatbox Field will be the site for the first ever Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning.  The festival is free and open to visitors of all ages. Hatbox Field is located at 4000 Border Street, just West of […]

To The Editor: Candidate thankful for ‘public endorsement, time investment, … resources’

Gary Banz .   File photo

The primary contests for the 2018 election cycle are over.  Hopefully you took a few days around July 4 to celebrate and reflect on the significance of our nation’s founding document. In the second paragraph of The Declaration of Independence we find this phrase: “. . .gaining their just powers from the consent of the […]

Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller says gross receipts to the Treasury – for the past month and for the past year – reach unprecedented high levels

Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – All signs point to ongoing expansion of the Oklahoma economy as July Gross Receipts to the Treasury of $1 billion and 12-month collections of $12.3 billion, both reached unprecedented high levels, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced Monday (August 6). Miller said the July and 12-month numbers, which provide a general […]

60th OKC Sit-In Movement anniversary celebrations planned

On Friday, August 17, Fairview Baptist Church will feature a screening of the Children of the Civil Rights documentary film at 6 p.m.  Children of the Civil Rights screenshot.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Historical Society will host a celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Sit-In Civil Rights Movement in Oklahoma City. This free event will take place on Thursday, August 16, from 7 – 9 p.m.  at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive.  Doors […]

Hey! GOP Runoff voters – Have you heard? Cindy Byrd is the best choice. Make her “Number One” as Auditor & Inspector

The City Sentinel Newspaper has endorsed Cindy Byrd as the Republican nominee for Oklahoma Auditor & Inspector.  Photo provided.

The City Sentinel Endorsement Cindy Byrd is the most qualified candidate seeking to become Oklahoma Auditor and Inspector. A certified public accountant (CPA),she is a member of the American Board of Forensic Accountants (OSCPA), and of AICPA (the American Institute of CPAs). As the editor of this newspaper reported earlier this year, “Her audits have […]

ANALYSIS Capital Punishment, the Holy Bible and the U.S. Constitution

Pat McGuigan speaking at a gathering of journalists in Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China) in 2012. File Photo.

Patrick B. McGuigan Roman Catholics in the United States and a few other nations, to the extent they honor the teaching authority of the Church, face cross-pressures in wake of Pope Francis’ revision of the Cathechism concerning the Death Penalty. Right now I cannot suggest a ready path to resolution of these cross-pressures within the […]

August art show to feature work by artists experiencing homelessness

Artists who are or have experienced homelessness, such as Phillip who created this piece titled “Northern Lights,” will display their work on August 10 at the Homeless Alliance.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On August 10, artists who are experiencing homelessness will display their work at an art show at the Homeless Alliance, 1724 N.W. 4th Street. The free exhibit will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featured artists participate in “Fresh stART,” a program of the […]

August 28 Runoff: Sooner rather than later, Republicans should nominate Matt Pinnell for Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor candidate Matt Pinnell .  Photo provided.

The City Sentinel Endorsement Some might consider it a miracle that Matt Pinnell made it into the runoff for the Republican Party nomination as Lieutenant Governor, although his ability should not be underestimated. But after all, he faced Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy, who has clung to that job while seeking the state’s number two elective […]

For Linda Murphy, in the Republican runoff for Superintendent of Public Instruction

Linda Murphy, candidate for Republican nomination for superintendent of Public Instruction.  Photo provided.

The City Sentinel endorsement In 1994, educator Linda Murphy was the Republican nominee for superintendent of public instruction, almost winning against a strong and high-quality Democratic incumbent. She ran in that race as a four-square conservative. Murphy is consistent and principled. Murphy is intelligent, understands classroom challenges facing today’s students. Murphy is as honest and […]

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