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YWCA OKC celebrates 30 years of providing safety for women at Purple Sash Gala

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  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – YWCA Oklahoma City (YWCA OKC) will host its 16th annual Purple Sash Gala at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at The Criterion, 500 E. Sheridan. Doors open at 6 p.m.  Program begins at 7 p.m. Providing services in the community for over […]

Treasurer Randy McDaniel reports: New Record High for Gross Receipts

State Treasurer Randy McDaniel. Photo provided.

Staff Report     OKLAHOMA CITY – Gross Receipts to the Treasury reached a record high in April and demonstrate the Oklahoma economy has continued to expand, State Treasurer Randy McDaniel announced this week. Reports on total state revenue collections in April and over the past 12 months show growth of more than 12 percent, […]

Diversity Center of Oklahoma to host 5th Annual Gender Diverse & LGBTQ Symposium

Diversity Center of Oklahoma will host its 5th Annual Gender Diverse LGBTQ Symposium on May 17 and 18 featuring speakers (L-R) Dr. Courtney Caplin, Dr. Al Carlozzi, and James Cooper.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Diversity Center of Oklahoma (DCO) will host its 5th Annual Gender & 2S-LGBTQ Symposium addressing best practices for “Total Wellness for Diverse Communities.”  The event will be held Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, at the OU Heath Science Center (OUHSC) College of […]

OKIE presents a superSHEro

Linor Abargil, a former Miss Israel named Miss World, will keynote the OKIE event “Captes and Crowns” on Monday, May 12 in Oklahoma City. Abargil is the subject of “Brave Miss World,” a documentary. Photo: Passion River Films

Staff Report   The Oklahoma Israel Exchange (OKIE) is presenting “Capes and Crowns … sparkle like a superSHEro,” on Monday, May 13 at the Jones Assembly (901 West Sheridan Avenue, Oklahoma City 73106) Martha Burger of Oklahoma City University will be honored with the Light Leadership Legacy award, a distinction reserved for high-profile community leaders. […]

Group to hold Julius Jones Informational Day at State Capitol May 9

Federal public attorney Amanda Bass (left) and Cece Jones-Davis, founder of Sing For Change, Inc. will advocate on behalf of Julius Jones at the State Capitol on May 9. Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Julius Jones Think Tank, a group advocating for Julius Darius Jones on Oklahoma’s death row, will host ” Julius Jones Informational Day” at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Thursday, May 9 from 9 – 11 a.m.  The group will meet in Room 112. […]

At May 15 luncheon, Patrick Rooney will be honored for TEEM work

Patrick J. Rooney, chairman of The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM), will be honored for twenty years of service to the group dedicated to giving “a second chance at success” to individuals re-entering society after incarceration. Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher   Patrick Rooney, longtime chairman of The Education and Education Ministry (TEEM) in Oklahoma City, will be honored for more than two decades of service at the 2019 community luncheon benefiting the group. Rooney, a Roman Catholic, worked with Kris Steele, a Methodist minister to methodically evolve the TEEM mission over […]

Perhaps the best writer among us: May 23 launch set for writer John J. Dwyer’s new novel (‘Mustang’)

John J. Dwyer’s novel, “Mustang,” will be released in Oklahoma City at a Full Circle book party on May 23.   Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan     OKLAHOMA CITY – John J. Dwyer, one of the Sooner State’s most honored writers and author of seven books (both fiction and nonfiction) will in May release “Mustang,” the widely anticipated sequel to his unforgettable “Shortgrass.” That earlier work brought to life Dwyer’s best-yet fictional creation, Lance Roark, raised by […]

OKC Beautiful’s Bloomin’ Brunch fundraiser set for May 18 at Kerr Park

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The public is invited to enjoy family-style brunch at the farm table during the OKC Beautiful Bloomin’s Brunch fundraiser on Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kerr Park, 102 Robert S. Kerr Avenue, in downtown Oklahoma City. Participants will have the opportunity […]

Curbside Chronicle vendors to assemble and sell flower bouquets for Mother’s Day

Curbside Chronicle vendors will offer people in Oklahoma City a chance to purchase flowers for special women in their life this month for Mother’s Day. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Curbside Chronicle vendors will offer people in Oklahoma City a chance to purchase flowers for special women in their life this Mother’s Day while also supporting people who are working their way out of homelessness. The Curbside Chronicle is creating flower bouquets that will […]

Good news in City Tax Report; special election set on charter amendment , and on franchise agreement

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Staff Report   OKLAHOMA City – Sales Tax collections in Oklahoma City continue to grow, reflecting a strong local economy, and an important July 9 special election has been set to consider an important charter amendment and changes to the Oklahoma Natural Gas franchise agreement. The April sales tax report shows General Fund collections in […]

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