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OPINION: Earth Day Considerations

Nathaniel Batchelder. Photo provided.

By Nathaniel Batchelder   Dear Editor,   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – As frightening as is the evolving threat of COVID-19, greater dangers looming before humanity are the consequences of unresolved global warming and climate change. The Biology degree I earned 48 years ago awakened me to environmental degradation caused by humanity’s growing population, demand for […]

Oklahoma begins statewide candidate filing on April 8 with new changes

Due to the fact that the Oklahoma State Capitol is currently closed to the public, in-person candidate filing will take place on April 8 in the south parking lot of the Capitol. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Statewide candidate filing begins today, Wednesday, April 8 at 8 a.m. Candidates are encouraged to use mail or private delivery to file, but an in-person “drive-through” option will be available for state and federal candidates. Due to the fact that the Capitol is closed to […]

Honoring My Father: Finding Meaning and Purpose in Adversity

  Nyla Ali Khan   Acknowledging your grief is not self-pity, nor is it a cry for help. On the contrary, it has been empowering for me to recognize that I will live with the grief of my father’s death for as long as I live. But I won’t be paralyzed or mired in depression. […]

Homeless Alliance receives $200,000 donation, releases first ever digital Curbside Chronicle

The new pet-themed April issue of the Curbside Chronicle titled “Paws Everything” is the first ever issue available totally online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Facebook photo

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Homeless Alliance has received a $200,000 donation from the Richison Family Foundation, established by Paycom’s founder and CEO, Chad Richison.  The donation will help to meet the Homeless Alliance’s new demands of safely providing food and hygiene supplies to people experiencing homelessness in […]

OK Humane raises funds with “Stay Home With Your Pet” shirts

The Oklahoma Humane Society is raising funds by selling "Stay Home With Your Dog" shirts while social distancing practices are in place. Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden
 City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Humane Society is raising funds by selling “Stay Home With Your Pet” shirts while social distancing practices are in place. T-shirts can be purchased at The Oklahoma Humane Society is state’s largest animal rescue and is entirely donor funded and […]

Oklahoma City halts bagged trash pickup

OKC seal

The City Sentinel Staff Report   The Oklahoma City Utilities Department will stop collecting bagged trash and grass clippings set out at the curb beginning Monday, April 6. From that time forward, all bagged trash, including landscape waste, must be placed inside Big Blue trash carts. Do not put grass or other trash loose in […]

A Tribute Song: Admiring Oklahoma’s ‘Dr. Tom’ – and honoring his legacy

Tom Coburn .  Photo by PPatrick B. McGuigan.

  Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Early in 2003-04 election cycle, “New Right” leader Paul Weyrich called from Washington D.C., to pick my brain on the contest to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Don Nickles. I told Weyrich – for whom I had worked in Washington during the Carter, Reagan and Bush (the […]

Oklahoma City mayor tightens emergency order provisions in Saturday proclamation

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt.  Facebook photo

The City Sentinel Staff Report Mayor David Holt has tightened provisions in his order declaring a state of emergency in Oklahoma City. The action was, a press release from the city government said, intended “to explicitly implement “Shelter in Place” from 11:59 p.m. March 28 through April 16.”   For a longer version of this […]

Oklahoma Restaurant Association launches Keep Calm Carry Out website


  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK —Urging residents across the state to stay safe, the Oklahoma Restaurant Association (ORA) has launched a website called ORA encourages Oklahomans to keep calm and carry out their meals from local establishments. The new website will inform the public on which restaurants are providing carry […]

Life is fragile, but God is faithful

Graphics Credit: Carolina Creative Group

Nyla Ali Khan   Despite the large scale destruction the world over, some organizations continue to stoke disorder and chaos. Groups like ISIL, which was responsible for the siege of a Sikh religious complex in Afghanistan earlier today, thrive on the politics of unquenchable hate and cashing in on the grief of other people. While […]

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