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NewView Oklahoma hosts summer Owl Camp for blind and visually impaired children

NewView’s free summer OWL Camp will be held for the first time at YMCA Camp Classen from July 15-21.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – NewView Oklahoma will host its annual free summer OWL (Oklahomans Without Limits) Camp for campers ages 8 to 14 years old who are blind or visually impaired. The camp will take place July 15-21 at YMCA Camp Classen in the Arbuckle Mountains near Davis, in […]

$425,000 renovation completed on The Winds House and The Winds Family House

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In its 30th year of operation, the A.I.D.S. Support Program, Inc. board of directors have announced the completion of renovations totaling $425,000 to the Winds House & the Winds Family House facilities in Oklahoma City. An open house and dedication ceremony celebrating the completion will […]

COMMENTARY: At OU, refreshing leadership

Conservative “think tank” leader Jonathan Small says new University of Oklahoma President Jim Gallogly (pictured here) is providing “refreshing leadership” for the Norman-based institution. Photograph by Whitney Bryen, Oklahoma Watch (http://oklahomawatch.org/).

  Jonathan Small   More than three months ago, I said incoming University of Oklahoma President Jim Gallogly was a terrific hire. Since then, Gallogly has focused on the core work of a university, showing a relentless dedication to what’s best for students and their families. Presiding over his first meeting of the OU Board […]

Green Connections’ 10th Annual Prairie Dinner & Concert goes urban

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 2018 Green Connections’ Prairie Dinner Gone Urban and Concert is scheduled for Saturday, September 15. Normally held each autumn on the prairie at Turtle Rock Farm near Billings, this year’s dinner, celebrating the event’s 10th anniversary, will take place at DC on Film Row, 609 W. […]

Bypassing Oklahoma Legislature, voters approve medical marijuana statute. Now, advocates plead for special legislative session

Advocates for approval of medical marijuana provisions in Oklahoma law have joined together in the “Yes on 788 Campaign.”

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Voters approved State Question 788 in balloting that concluded on September 26. After a contentious and expensive campaign, the measure garnered comfortable approval – in an election marked by unusually high turnout. In final but unofficial results, the vote was 506,782 (56.84 percent) in favor, to 384, 872 opposed […]

The Society for Diversity honors Oklahoma State University

Leah Smiley (right), President of The Society for Diversity, presents the 2018 Innovation + Inclusion Leadership Award to Dr. Jovette Dew (left), assistant Vice President for Institutional Diversity accepting on behalf of Oklahoma State University.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Recently, Oklahoma State University was honored with the 2018 Innovation + Inclusion Leadership Award from the Society for Diversity. Dr. Jovette Dew, assistant vice president for institutional diversity, accepted the award on behalf of OSU during the Diversity 4.0 Conference in June. The Innovation + […]

Medical Pot industry wants special session for S.Q. 788 implementation

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Investors in Oklahoma’s medical cannabis industry gathered at the State Capitol on Thursday (July 5) to urge lawmakers and Governor Mary Fallin to call a special legislative session to address the successful implementation of State Question 788, which voters approved in balloting that concluded on June 26. Members of New […]

OKC Rattlesnake Museum opens in Stockyards District

The new OKC Rattlesnake Museum now open in the Stockyards District includes 26 exhibits featuring this Eastern Diamondback named “Big Girl” and all of the rattlesnakes native to Oklahoma, Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Beginning Thursday, July 5, the Oklahoma City Rattlesnake Museum will be open daily at 1501 S. Agnew, in Oklahoma City’s Stockyards District. With Oklahoma families spending more time at lakes and state parks this summer, the possibility of contact with one of Oklahoma’s many venomous […]

National HIV Testing Day – June 27

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – National HIV Testing Day is Wednesday, June 27, and the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) encourages everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 to get tested at least once in their life as part of their routine health care. People with certain risk […]

Former OCU player Lou Dunbar II drafted to Harlem Globetrotters

Lou Dunbar II of Oklahoma City University, son of legendary Globetrotters showman and current coach Sweet Lou Dunbar, was selected in the Harlem Globetrotters 2018 player draft.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The world famous exhibition basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, announced their 12th annual player draft, selecting five players, including Lou Dunbar II of Oklahoma City University, son of legendary Globetrotters showman and coach Sweet Lou Dunbar. Lou Dunbar II, is a 6-3 guard who earned All-Sooner […]

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