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Pioneer Library Service offers events focusing on mental health and creative activities in March

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Pioneer Library System is offering a deeper look at the importance of mental health as the theme for this year’s PLS Reads initiative. Readers across the three-county PLS area will interact with the theme through the novel “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine,” by Gail […]

ACLU-OK Smart Justice Campaign to host criminal justice reform press conference Feb. 25

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The ACLU of Oklahoma’s Campaign for Smart Justice and community partners will host a press conference on Tuesday, February 25, focused on criminal justice reform. It will be held at the Oklahoma State Capitol in the Capitol Press Room, Room 432B, 2300 N Lincoln […]

Jane Sutter to step down as Boys & Girls Clubs of OK County CEO

After nine years, Jane Sutter will step down as CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County’s (BGCOKC) Board of Directors has announced that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jane Sutter will retire effective May 1. Joining BGCOKC in the fall of 2015, Teena Belcik has accepted the position as the organization’s next President […]

Candidates for OCU Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion announced

Dr. Terrance Mitchell and former State Senator Angela Monson are finalists for the position of OCU’s Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City University will host public forums with finalist candidates for the position of Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion next week. The university’s search committee has recommended four finalist candidates for consideration by President Martha Burger, following a national search. Finalists are Dr. Talia […]

Ten Leading Oklahoma Journalists to enter Hall of Fame at April gala

The Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame was established in 1971 to honor “Oklahoma journalists who have dedicated their lives to excellence in serving the citizens of our state and country.”

Staff Report Ten experienced and respected reporters from across the spectrum of reporting and commentary will enter the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame this spring. The group includes a diverse group of writers who have, in distinctive ways and in distinct “beats”, covered the gamut of politics, culture, sports, weather and other matters in the […]

Representatives Luttrell and Walke to co-chair House Native American Caucus

From left: State Rep. Ken Luttrell (R-Ponca City) and Rep. Collin Walke (D-Oklahoma City). will serve as co-chairs of the Native American Caucus. Official state photos

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – During the first meeting of the Oklahoma House of Representatives’ Native American Caucus for this legislative session, it was announced that State Rep. Ken Luttrell (R-Ponca City) and Rep. Collin Walke (D-Oklahoma City). will serve as co-chairs of the caucus. The purpose of the […]

India’s political space is shrinking, muzzling voices of dissent

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Dr. Nyla Ali Khan   Editor’s Note: Reference is made in Dr. Nyla’s essay to “détenu”. This word categorizes political prisoners, particularly in the context of India. Rational people cannot gloss over the arbitrary exercise of authority in Kashmir, nor can they legitimize the lack of accountability in the union territory. Subsequent to the revocation […]

Objectstream adds Vaughn Turner to Senior Leadership Team

Vaughn Turner, a retired Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) executive, has joined integrated services company Objectstream in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

Staff Report   Oklahoma City, OK – Objectstream, an integrated services company delivering expertise, insights and tailored approaches to help clients in the aviation, technology and cybersecurity sectors, recently added retired FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) executive Vaughn Turner to the company’s award-winning and rapidly growing team. Turner will serve as a Senior Vice President, Aerospace […]

Nine finalists named for OKCPS Teacher of the Year

One of nine finalists for OKCPS 2020 Teacher of the Year Laura Hughes (center) from Heronville Elementary, with her principal Karen Mock (left) and Jason Brown, Deputy Superintendent OKCPS.  Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools and Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) have named the nine finalists for OKCPS 2020 Teacher of the Year. The finalists are: Michelle Cheney, Kaiser Elementary, 3rd Grade Teacher Leslie Davis, Cleveland Elementary, 1st Grade Teacher Amanda Girdler, Taft […]

Rabbi A. David Packman, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple B’nai Israel dies

In 2016, Rabbi Emeritus David Packman of Temple B’Nai Israel urged the state of Oklahoma to refrain from capital punishment during a press conference held by the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty honoring World Day Against the Death Penalty. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   (Oklahoma City, OK,  Feb. 12, 2020) – Rabbi A. David Packman, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple B’nai Israel, died peacefully Monday afternoon, (February 10) in Bethesda, Maryland, according to a release provided by the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma. There will be a Memorial Service for Rabbi Packman on Friday, […]

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