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Pioneer Library Service to host Touch A Truck annual family event on Sept. 30

A youngster looks at one of the police and rescue vehicles at the 2016 Touch A Truck event. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NORMAN, OK – On Saturday, September 30, the Pioneer Library System (PLS) Foundation along with other community partners will present the 13th edition of Touch A Truck. The family friendly event will provide the sights, sounds and feel of big trucks from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cleveland […]

Capitol Report for September 16: McGuigan reflects on sheriff’s race and city propositions, latest upbeat report on state government ‘gross tax receipts

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

In this week’s segment of Capitol Report, Patrick B. McGuigan applauded the election P.D. Taylor, who becomes the first Republican to serve as Oklahoma County sheriff. McGuigan believes Taylor deserves a couple of years to bring further broad reforms in governance and policies at the county jail – but a couple of years may also […]

Positive Tomorrows receives $20,000 Opportunities Children iFund Grant to support pre-k students

Top row from left: Positive Tomorrows Board President Todd Lechtenberger, OCCF Executive Director Nancy Anthony, Positive Tomorrows President Susan Agel, and Positive Tomorrows Pre-K Teacher Shelby Duce smile with Pre-K students in their new classroom.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Positive Tomorrows has received a $20,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) and its Opportunities for Children iFund grant program. This grant will support extracurricular programming for Positive Tomorrows’ pre-k classroom. Positive Tomorrows is Oklahoma’s only private, tuition-free elementary school specifically serving homeless children […]

Homeless Alliance to host annual “Sooner Stand Down” serving over 200 low income and homeless Veterans

The Sooner Stand Down, providing services, care and supplies to over 200 low income and homeless veterans, will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Homeless Alliance’s WestTown Homeless Resource Campus,1724 N.W. 4th Street, in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – On Friday, September 15, more than 200 low income and homeless veterans will receive services, care and supplies at the annual “Sooner Stand Down.”  The event will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Homeless Alliance’s WestTown Homeless Resource Campus in Oklahoma City, […]

OKC Benefit Concert for hurricane disaster relief features local singers

Painted Sky Opera performs three operatic productions each year in historic Civic Center Music Hall.  Photo provided.

Staff Report Singers from Oklahoma City will join together to perform a benefit concert for the American Red Cross and their efforts to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The concert takes place at First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City on Sunday, September 17 at 5 p.m. and is presented by Painted Sky Opera […]

2nd annual OKIP Wrongful Conviction Day Fish Fry set for Oct 7 at Saints Pub

Oklahoma Death Row Exonerees (L-R) Malcolm Scott, Thomas Webb III, and Demarchoe Carpenter have all benefited from work done at the Oklahoma Innocence Project.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Saints Pub, 1715 NW 16th Street, in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District, will host its second annual Wrongful Conviction Day Fish Fry on Saturday, October 7, benefiting the Oklahoma Innocence Project (OKIP). Located at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, 800 N Harvey Ave., OKIP […]

Green Connections’ 9th Annual Prairie Dinner & Concert will connect guests with nature

The Green Connections Annual Prairie Dinner and Concert at Turtle Rock Farm will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter BILLINGS, OK – As fall arrives, the Green Connections’ 9th Annual Prairie Dinner and Concert will offer guests an intimate experience with nature on Saturday, September 30.  The event includes a five-course local food dinner with beverages, a tour of the farm, and a concert complete with fire pit and apple cider. The earth-lovers’ […]

For Proposition 7 on September 12

Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hal.  Public Domain

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor and publisher OKLAHOMA City – In the late-breaking discussion (and some cussing) over a cluster of ballot measures on the September 12 local ballot, a brief word on one particular matter is in order. Proposition 7 provides the taxing authority (albeit without an actual increase in property taxes) to allow city […]

Capitol Report for September 9: Oklahoma’s death penalty troubles, county sheriff election Sept. 12, Congress faces immigration reform

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In the September 9 edition of Capitol Report, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan again praised the work of the Sooner State’s Death Penalty Review Commission. A well-known lawyer, McGuigan reported, believes that one of the panel’s recommendations was particularly significant – i.e. the proposal to allow introduction of truly new evidence or information in capital cases […]

Three candidates in September 12 county sheriff’s race promise to press jail reforms

Candace Liger, Community Organizer for ACLU of Oklahoma speaks at the VOICE (Voices Organized in Civic Engagement) Accountability Session regarding the Oklahoma County Sheriff special election which will take place on Sept. 15.

Patrick B. McGuigan Editor and Publisher, The City Sentinel Darla Shelden contributed to this report OKLAHOMA CITY – The September 12 election for Oklahoma County Sheriff has drawn widespread attention at the grass roots level, and recurring coverage from local news organizations. While special elections generally do not spark high turnout, a number of factors […]

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