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VOICE Accountability Session to host candidates for Governor & State Superintendent on Sept. 30

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On September 30, VOICE OKC will hold another Accountability Session featuring candidates for Oklahoma Governor and State Superintendent at 3 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. The event is free and open to the public. VOICE (Voices Organized in Civic Engagement) is a coalition […]

Group hopes new approach to annual dinner will foster greater interfaith outreach

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – According to Oklahoma City’s Rabbi Abby Jacobson, the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma is trying something different for their 2018 annual dinner. 

The Interfaith Alliance was founded to celebrate and protect religious diversity. In line with that objective, the group will now meet at different houses […]

Hug an Alpaca during National Alpaca Farm Days

Magnolia Blossom Ranch and other Oklahoma Alpaca farms will open their gates Sept. 29-30 to welcome visitors for National Alpaca Farm Days.  Magnolia Blossom Rach Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Alpaca farms will open their gates Sept. 29-30 to the public during National Alpaca Farm Days. This national event will provide people across the country the opportunity to learn about alpacas up-close, tour working farms, learn about the alpaca industry and shop for alpaca […]

Puggerfest 2018 set for Oct 27 at new location – Wiley Post Park

The Puggerfest 2018 grand finale will be the 8th annual coronation of the King and Queen of Puggerfest. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, October 27, Puggerfest 2018 will take place at a new location – Wiley Post Park, 2021 S. Robinson, in Oklahoma City from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. https://www.okc.gov/departments/parks-recreation/rentals-and-permits/wiley-post-event-center The 15th annual Puggerfest event is a fundraiser benefiting Homeward Bound Pug Rescue & Adoption of Oklahoma. […]

10th annual ZOObrew fundraiser is a beer lovers dream

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – ZOOfriends will host its 10th annual ZooBrew, Oklahoma City’s wildest beer festival, on Friday, September 28, from 7 – 10 p.m. This 21 and older event will take place around the newly renovated Devon Picnic Grounds. Guests will have the opportunity to sample over 200 […]

Retirement provision boosts superintendents’ pensions

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Jonathan Small It’s long been known that several Oklahoma public school superintendents earn more than the governor, but a provision of the Oklahoma Teacher Retirement System (OTRS) assures that some of them will get fatter pensions as well. That provision gives many retiring educators a pension boost by figuring their retirement benefits based on a […]

CHOICES 2018 to feature “Notorious R.B.G.” co-author Irin Carmon

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Planned Parenthood Great Plains will host its annual fundraiser CHOICES 2018 on Friday, September 28.  The event will be held at 21C Museum Hotel, 900 W. Main in Oklahoma City. The celebration will include a buffet dinner, cash bar, and a silent auction featuring contemporary […]

Santa Fe Family Life Center annual gala honoring the Henrys, Everest and Ruffin set for September 20

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Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – The annual John F. Kennedy Community Service Award Gala Dinner is the primary source of funding across all charitable programs at the Santa Fe Family Life Center (“SFFLC”). The annual dinner for SFFLC is scheduled for Thursday, September 20, at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. […]

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in September and receive 10 free trees

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – As part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program, anyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation will receive ten free trees in September. Through Trees for America, everyone is encouraged to plant trees, which benefit the environment and improve the quality of life. With nearly […]

Oklahoma Treasurer Miller: “Gross Receipts expanding at double-digit pace, even when recent state tax increases are taken out”

Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller

  Staff Report Oklahoma City — Oklahoma’s Gross Receipts to the Treasury in August, which provide a broad overview of state economic activity, show double-digit expansion over the past 12 months, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced last Thursday (September 6). August gross receipts of $995.1 million are up by 13.1 percent from August of last […]

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