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At a Rededication: ‘That Glimpse of Thee’

The Blessed Stanley Rother, honoring the martyred priest from Okarche, Oklahoma, is shown in this photo taken in the southern transept at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Oklahoma City. After months of redesign the Cathedral (including the Rother oratory) was rededicated on November 16. Enclosed in the case below the painting is a relic. Photograph by Patrick B. McGuigan, The City Sentinel

Dante Alighieri (G.K. Chesterton translation) “Then was my vision mightier than man’s speech; Speech snapt before it like a flying spell; And memory and all that time can teach Before that splendid outrage failed and fell. As when one dreameth and remembereth not Waking, what were his pleasures or his pains, With every feature of […]

OKC Amnesty group to host annual Write for Rights event Dec. 14

Members of Amnesty International Oklahoma Group #238 participate in the Amnesty International Write for Rights Global Write-A-Thon each December by writing to prisoners of conscience around the world and to all prisoners on death row in Oklahoma. Photo by John Walters

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –During the month of December, members of Amnesty International (AI) around the world will participate in the organization’s Global Write-A-Thon event in honor of Human Rights Day, which is recognized on December 10. The Amnesty International Oklahoma City Chapter will hold its annual letter writing event on Saturday, Dec. […]

A sad day for law in India

Professor Nyla Ali Khan has gained international recognition with her designation as a “Top 10 Kashmiri Women Achievers.” The listing came on “Women’s Web,” an online news source based in the nation of India. Photo: Women’s Web (WikiMedia Commons)

by Nyla Ali Khan   The City Sentinel Publisher’s preface: Minority Muslims in India have been shaken by the erosion of a longstanding understanding built on historic compromises in the post-colonial era that had, until recent months, retained a semi-autonomous status for the Kashmir region. Now, a new judicial ruling allowing or even affirming destruction […]

Sonja Martinez to host 29th OKC Christmas AIDS Benefit to support Winds House

Sonja Martinez will host her 28th Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit on Monday, December 3, at the COPA in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter
. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City performance artist Sonja Martinez will host her 29th Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit on Monday, December 9, at the newly remodeled Angles Club, 2117 N.W. 39 Expressway.
Prime rib dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with entertainment beginning at 8 p.m. All proceeds, including […]

MAPs4 vote set for December 10

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Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City, OK – MAPs4, described by city leaders as an “ambitious and unique” package of tax-financed community improvements will be on a special election ballot December 10. The package was sent to voters after a summer of discussion and special meetings, and after surviving a legal challenge from a former […]

Tondalao Hall will walk free from Mabel Bassett Correctional Center on Friday at 11 a.m.

After serving 2 years in jail and 13 years in prison, domestic violence survivor and mother, Tondalao Hall will be released tomorrow from Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019) — After serving 2 years in jail and 13 years in prison, domestic violence survivor and mother, Tondalao Hall will be released along with other inmates discharging at 11 a.m. Friday (Nov. 8) from Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud. Hall, now 33, […]

Other Options prepares for 20th Annual Cookie’s Thanksgiving Day Delivery to those with HIV/AIDS

A crew of dedicated volunteers will help to provide over 1000 free dinners throughout the Oklahoma City metro area and Norman on Thursday, November 28 during the annual Cookie’s Thanksgiving Day Delivery. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City’s Other Options Friends Food Pantry is preparing for their 20th Annual Cookie’s Thanksgiving Day Delivery of holiday meals to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Cookie Arbuckle founded Other Options and Friends Food Pantry in 1988.  Her daughter, Mary Arbuckle, now serves as […]

OKC Astronomy Club to host Mercury Transit Viewing Nov. 11 at Scissortail Park

The Oklahoma City Astronomy Club will host a public viewing of a rare transit of the planet Mercury across the face of the Sun at Scissortail Park on Monday morning, November 11 beginning at 6:30 a.m.  Twitter photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Astronomy Club is partnering with Scissortail Park to host a public viewing of a rare transit of the planet Mercury across the face of the Sun on Monday morning, November 11. A viewing area will be set up at the Survivor […]

Councilwoman Nikki Nice to host Ward 7 MAPS 4 Forum on Nov. 5

Councilwoman Nikki Nice will host a public Ward 7 MAPS 4 Forum on Tuesday, November 5 for Oklahoma City

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY ,OK – Councilwoman Nikki Nice will host a public Ward 7 MAPS 4 Forum on Tuesday, November 5 for Oklahoma City residents to learn more about the program. The forum will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1020 NE 42nd Street. Speakers […]

Oklahoma Bar Association to honor local attorneys and organizations

The Oklahoma Bar Association will hold its 115th Annual Meeting, themed “Shoot for the Moon” Nov. 6 – 8 in Oklahoma City.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Bar Association will honor eight Oklahoma City metro attorneys and organizations with awards during its 115th Annual Meeting, themed “Shoot for the Moon.” The conference will take place downtown, Thursday through Saturday, November 6-8 at the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens. Twenty-one […]

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