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Immigrant Heritage Month provides time to recognize the abundance newcomers bring


A Report of The City Sentinel, adapted from press releases and referenced data Today, Oklahoma is home to nearly 220,000 immigrants. These new Americans work in every industry, including college administration, construction and healthcare. June is Immigrant Heritage Month, promoting the success stories of hard-working people. Immigrant Heritage Month celebrates the abundance of knowledge and […]

Joel Sartore to preview PBS series “Rare – Creatures Of The Photo Ark” at OKC Zoo

Seen taking a selfie with Monarch butterflies in the Sierra Chincua, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore will discuss his documentary “Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark” at the OKC Zoo on July 15.  Photo provded.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, and the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) have joined to present a public preview of the upcoming, PBS series, “Rare – Creatures of the Photo Ark.”  The two local organizations have similar missions to provide life-enriching educational opportunities […]

Book Review: Great writing and compelling story-telling in John J. Dwyer’s ‘Shortgrass’


Patrick B. McGuigan In their best stories, the best writers tell us about specific people, places, events and moments in ways that appeal not only to the generation in which they first appear, but also to those who follow. John J. Dwyer is one of those authors, a successful writer of both fiction (‘Stonewall’) and […]

Capitol Report for June 17: David Holt gains early edge in Oklahoma City mayoral race, state government finances continue to increase

News9 Alex Cameron (left0 and Patrick B. McGuigan, CapitolBeatOK editor, give the Capitol Report.  Photo provide.

In the June 17 Capitol Report segment on News9, Patrick B. McGuigan reported on the early edge David Holt has gained in the race for mayor of Oklahoma City. Although the election won’t take place until February 2018, Holt, a Republican serving in the state Senate, has garnered several endorsements. One of his backers is […]

6th annual GloRun nighttime event set to benefit local rehab


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Referral Center of Oklahoma City will host its 6th annual nighttime, black light GloRun event on Saturday August 26.  The festivities, themed “Glow Bright for Recovery,” will be held at Mitch Park 1501 W Covell Rd, in Edmond. All events will begin in the […]

Editor’s Notebook: Four months in, David Holt dominates the 2018 Oklahoma City mayoral race

State Rep. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, has endorsed state Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, in the 2018 race for mayor of the capital city. Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan From an editor’s notebook: State Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, is dominating the race for mayor of Oklahoma City. If endorsements matter, across the broad and diverse community in this capital city, Holt is demonstrating impressive strength, gaining an early edge over every known opponent. His support from across the political spectrum […]

Santa Fe Family Life Center expand programs to meet the community’s growing workout and wellness agenda


Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – As temperatures rise and the summer season hits full stride, the Santa Fe Family Life Center (SFFLC) is offering a special deal on summer pool membership and access. (See the above advertisement for details, and give them a call!) SFFLC continues to expand its reach as a multi-use home […]

Capitol Report for June 10: Turkish President Erdogan needs to ‘tear down the walls,’ restore the world’s largest Islamic-dominated democracy

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In this week’s edition of Capitol Report, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan praised Enes Kanter, the Oklahoma City Thunder player who has rejoiced over the embrace he received from Oklahomans since coming coming to the NBA franchise two years ago. McGuigan sketched the targeting of Kanter, winner of the Dialogue Institute’s “Humanitarian Award” a few weeks […]

Why is civic involvement important?


By Jack L. Werner, Ph.D. A to Z Inspections In my opinion every business owner should be an active member of their local chamber of commerce, a civic organization, such as Rotary, and their professional association. Three reasons that you should be involved in civic organizations: •   It makes a better stronger community. Let me ask […]

Enes Kanter reflects on Oklahoma and Oklahomans: ‘This is my home.’

Enes Kanter, the Oklahoma City Thunder star, and Mary Pointer, a local banker, were among those honored at the Dialogue Institute’s Friendship Dinner earlier this year. Kanter has been in the news lately for his criticisms of the dictator who runs his native land, Turkey. Photo by Nazarene Harris.

Nazarene Harris The City Sentinel, April 2017 OKLAHOMA CITY – (Editor’s Note: This story was first posted on April 14. Given recent news, we are presenting it again, with a link to a video report. NBA Thunder player, Enes Kanter is American, Turkish and an Oklahoman, but not necessarily in that order. “The minute I […]

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