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Dialogue Institute plans October 3 Friendship Dinner, honoring Roodman, the Farzanehs and St. Augustine Church

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Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City – The 13th annual Friendship Dinner, sponsored by the Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma, is set for Thursday, October 3. Honorees will include Edie Roodman of Oklahoma Israel Exchange (OKIE), Jalal Farzaneh and Mohammad Farzaneh, Orhan Osman (former Executive Director of Dialogue Institute), and St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church. […]

Knowing Nyla Better: Rose State Professor gains new recognition as one of the “Top 10 Kashmiri Women Achievers”

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)

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Editor The City Sentinel   OKLAHOMA CITY – Dr. Nyla Ali Khan has garnered another notable recognition, in the form of a “Top 10” listing about contemporary women from Kashmir. Of some note, the publication, Women’s Web, is based in India. The site describes itself as ““Women’s Web, for women […]

OKC Beautiful Young Professionals to host 2nd annual Fall Harvest Fest

OKC Beautiful Young Professionals will host its second annual "Fall Harvest Fest" on Sunday, October 20 at Delmar Gardens in the OKC Farmers Market District.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – OKC Beautiful Young Professionals will host the second annual “Fall Harvest Fest” on Sunday, October 20.  The event will take place from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Delmar Gardens, 1225 SW 2nd Street, in the Oklahoma City Farmers Market District. “Join us as we celebrate the […]

Metro Library donates thousands of new books to local nonprofits

The Metropolitan Library System recently donated over 4,900 new books to local nonprofit organizations following the completion of the library’s annual Summer Reading program in August. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Metropolitan Library System recently donated over 4,900 new books to local nonprofit organizations following the completion of the library’s annual Summer Reading program in August. The Metropolitan Library System’s annual Read it Forward program gives Summer Reading participants the opportunity to donate their prize […]

Political powerhouse Dr. Isabel Baker leaves legacy of education and caring

Oklahoma lifelong educator and political activist Dr. Isabel Baker passed away on Monday, Sept. 2.  Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Known as the Cherokee Nation’s “first mother,” longtime educator Dr. Isabel Baker passed away on Monday, September 2 (May 26, 1929 – Sept. 2, 2019). Born in Row, Oklahoma, later named Colcord, Dr. Baker served in public education for over 43 years. Her teaching career […]

Oklahomans mourn the loss of environmentalist and spiritualist Bob Waldrop

Oklahoma native son, Bob Waldrop was the founder of the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House, a co-founder of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative, Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahomans across the state are mourning the recent death of Robert “Bob” Max Augustine Waldrop (November 9, 1952 – August 30, 2019) who “afflicted the comfortable, and comforted the afflicted.” He was 67. A Prayer Vigil for Bob will be held Friday, September 6, at […]

First Unitarian Church of OKC to host Ceremony of Commitment for Rev. Diana Davies on Oct. 6

The First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City will hold a service of installation for its minister, the Reverend Diana Davies, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 6.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City will hold a service of installation for its minister, the Reverend Diana Davies, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 6 in the church sanctuary at 600 NW 13th Street. The event is open to the public. A reception […]

“A Rose by Any Other Name …” So, what’s in a name?

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  Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher The Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre, long known as CityRep, has a new monicker: OKCRep, unveiled to coordinate with the 2019-2020 season and the first production, “Every Brilliant Thing.” The local troupe of equity players is described, in organizational publicity materials, as “Oklahoma’s award-winning, intimate Equity theatre. Oklahoma City Rep is […]

Prayer Vigil for Kashmir set for Sept. 1 in Oklahoma City

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Sunday, September 1, CAIR Oklahoma will host a Prayer Vigil for Kashmir in opposition to the Indian government’s renewed oppression of Kashmir, a Muslim-majority region of India. The event will be held at the Mercy Mission Building, 3840 N. St. Clair, in Oklahoma […]

Schools’ Lobbying raises open-records concerns

Ray Carter is the director of OCPA’s Center for Independent Journalism. Photo provided.

  Ray Carter, OCPA Center for Independent Journalism   During the 2018-2019 school year, four public school districts in Oklahoma hired contract lobbyists. In addition to raising concerns about government accountability and indirect funneling of taxpayer dollars to political campaigns, schools’ use of contract lobbyists may also reduce government transparency and sidestep open-records laws. Under […]

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