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Reception for retrospective exhibit by portraitist Jeff Dodd set for Jan. 24 at OCU

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –Oklahoma City University is hosting a retrospective exhibit by Oklahoma portraitist Jeff Dodd. The exhibit, “Jeff Dodd: 30 Years in Paint,” opened January 7, and will continue through February 7.  “Home” for the exhibit is in the Norick Art Center, 1608 NW 26th Street, at Blackwelder Avenue. […]

Gorillas on the Line Cell Phone Challenge to kick-off February OKC Zoo events

From Feb. 1 through April 30, OKC Zoo guests will receive free general admission for two when they donate an old mobile device to be recycled as part of the Gorillas on the Line program. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo will offer fun, bargains and educational activities for the month of February. From Saturday, February 1 through Thursday, April 30, the OKC Zoo will host the Gorillas on the Line Cell Phone Challenge. The challenge is for the community-at-large to help […]

Oklahoma County 4-H to host Chili Cook Off and Auction fundraiser Jan. 30

Members of 4-H Clubs across Oklahoma County will be cooking up their favorite chili recipes on January 30, to compete against other local 4-H Clubs to create the “Best Tasting Chili.” Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma County 4H Club will hold its Annual Chili Cook Off and Auction fundraiser on Thursday, January 30. The chili cook-off, complete with all the fixings, will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. at the OSU – Oklahoma County Extension Conference Center, 2500 NE […]

Exonerated ‘Central Park Five’ member Raymond Santana to speak in Edmond

Oklahoma Christian University’s “History Speaks” series will feature exonerated 'Central Park Five' member Raymond Santana on Feb. 3.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Christian University’s annual Black History Month event, History Speaks will feature Raymond Santana, one of the wrongfully convicted ‘Central Park Five’ now known as the ‘Exonerated Five’ on Monday, February 3. The Raymond Santana History Speaks event will take place from 7 – […]

Jessica Martinez-Brooks makes bid for Oklahoma City Council Ward 3

Educator and community volunteer, Jessica Martinez-Brooks has announced her candidacy for Oklahoma City Council Ward 3.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Lifelong resident of Oklahoma City, educator and community volunteer, Jessica Martinez-Brooks has announced her candidacy for Oklahoma City Council Ward 3. “I’m running for city council because I care deeply for the people and community of Oklahoma City,” said Martinez-Brooks. “While our city has made […]

Rep. Jason Dunnington introduces House Bill 2876 to end death penalty in Oklahoma

Rep. Jason Dunnington (D-Oklahoma City) has introduced House Bill 2876 to abolish the death penalty in Oklahoma.  File photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Tuesday, January 14, State Representative Jason Dunnington (D-Oklahoma City) introduced House Bill 2876 for consideration during the 2020 legislative session. The bill, if passed and signed into law, would remove the death penalty from among the options in Oklahoma for sentencing in capital […]

CASA to hold ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of new facility

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Oklahoma County will host an Open House and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, January 23, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., celebrating their new office building at 1608 NW Expressway. The program will feature special guest speakers Presiding Juvenile Court Judge Trevor Pemberton […]

Norman’s University North Park (UNP) Referendum Petition faces legal challenge

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Patrick B. McGuigan and Stacy Martin   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Four former Norman mayors filed a challenge Friday (January 10) to the referendum petition requesting a city-wide vote on the Norman City Council’s decision to scale-back funding for the University North Park (UNP) tax increment finance (TIF) district. Former Mayors Bill Nations, Bob Thompson, […]

Oklahoma City street crews prepare for still-possible ice and snow

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The City Sentinel Staff Report Jan. 10, 2020 – Oklahoma City street crews are preparing to clear the City’s snow routes if ice or snow affects driving conditions overnight Friday January 10-11) and this weekend. Rain and thunderstorms in the forecast before the snow means crews will not pre-treat bridges and overpasses like usual – […]

Employer registration deadline for inaugural DRS Career Opportunity Expo is Jan. 6

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter  OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma employers including OGE, FAA and Ditchwitch will participate in the first-ever Career Opportunity Expo 2020, themed “Ready, Set Hired!” on Tuesday February 11. Hosted by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, a member of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS), the expo will be held […]

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