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Kings of Leon to perform for Scissortail Park’s grand opening on Sept. 27

The Kings of Leon will perform a free concert on Sept. 27, for the grand opening of MAPS 3’s Scissortail Park in downtown Oklahoma City. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A free Kings of Leon concert will be the highlight of three days of celebrations for the grand opening of MAPS 3’s Scissortail Park in downtown Oklahoma City. Formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999. The Kings of Leon is an American rock band is composed of brothers Caleb, […]

Brent Bryant named Finance Director for Oklahoma City government

Brent Bryant became the new Finance Director for Oklahoma City on Friday, July 12..  Photo provided.

Staff Report Oklahoma City Manager Craig Freeman recently announced selection of Brent Bryant as the new Finance Director. His official starting date was Friday, Friday 12. Bryant will oversee the Finance Department and report to Kenton Tsoodle, one of Oklahoma City’s three Assistant City Managers. “We once again had a strong group of highly qualified […]

Oklahoma City’s General Fund tax collections up, but below projections

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Staff Report The July sales tax report shows General Fund collections in Oklahoma City were up 1.8 percent compared to the same month last year, below the monthly projection by 1.3 percent. The July report includes collections for the last half of May and estimated collections in the first half of June, which total about […]

Sunbeam Family Services Announces 2019 Beacons Class IV

he Sunbeam Family Services’ Beacons serve to connect young professionals interested in making a difference in their community and Oklahoma City metro area through engagement with Sunbeam Family Services.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Sunbeam Family Services has announced its 2019 Beacons Board.  The Beacons serve to connect young professionals interested in making a difference in their community and Oklahoma City metro area through engagement with Sunbeam Family Services. Sunbeam Beacons are dedicated individuals, ages 24 to 40, who volunteer their time […]

NewView OWL Camp set for July 19 – 22 at Lake Tenkiller

NewView’s 2019 free summer OWL Camp will be held at the Owl’s Nest, from July 19-22 at Lake Tenkiller, in Cookson, OK. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The NewView Tulsa OWL (Oklahomans Without Limits) Camp, Oklahoma’s free summer camp for teens 15 – 18 who are blind or visually impaired, is scheduled for July 19 – 22.  The camp will be held at the Owl’s Nest at Lake Tenkiller (19724 W. […]

Skirvin Hotel partners with Oklahoma Humane Society to host annual Great Catsby adoption event

On July 18, the Skirvin Hilton and Oklahoma Humane Society will present the Great Catsby event featuring felines and wine with a 1920’s flare. Facebook photo

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Thursday, July 18, the Skirvin Hilton and Oklahoma Humane Society will present an evening of felines and wine with a 1920’s flare. For a $10 donation, the “Great Catsby” event will offer guests two complimentary glasses of wine, music, and unlimited kitten petting. […]

PAWS for MAPS 4 and OKC Animal Welfare Unveil Concept for New OKC Animal Shelter in MAPS 4

“Stop the killing—we need a new building!”, is what we all chanted in front of City Hall early this morning, before everyone went inside and made presentations, emotional speeches, and powerful pleas as to why Oklahoma City so desperately needs a new animal shelter. Photo by Priscilla Forehand.

The City Sentinel, Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY — A proposal for a new, state-of-the-art animal shelter was unveiled Thursday (July 11)  to Mayor David Holt and the Oklahoma City Council. The new shelter would cost approximately $43 million and include up to 67,000 square feet. Prior to the presentation, a brief rally of supporters was […]

Sally’s List Powerful Women Dinner to feature Tina Tchen, former chief of staff to Michelle Obama

Sally’s List Powerful Women Dinner to feature Tina Tchen, former chief of staff to Michelle Obama.  Twitter photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma’s nonprofit organization Sally’s List has announced that its 2019 annual Powerful Women Dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 1.  The featured keynote speaker will be Tina Tchen, former chief of staff for First Lady Michelle Obama. The event will take place from 7 – […]

Summer happenings scheduled at the OKC Zoo

On Sunday, July 14, the OKC Zoo will host World Chimp Day, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., sponsored by Bob Moore Subaru. Photo by Andrea Johnson.

by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The OKC Zoo has a schedule of family fun activities planned for the 2019 summer season.  The season will offer taxpayer appreciation day, summer camps, concerts, animal conservation events and more. On Sunday, July 14, the OKC Zoo will host World Chimp Day, from […]

EPIC Charter School Student spotlight: Randel Ludwig

EPIC Charter School Epic Charter School sudent spotlight: Randel Ludwig. Photo provided.

Staff Report (adapted from Epic Charter School Release) Students and families choose Epic Charter School for a variety of reasons. Some of our students are exceptional, while others might be considered struggling. At a young age, Randel Ludwig was diagnosed with multiple developmental disabilities including narcolepsy and Tourette’s. Epic’s personalized learning model gave Randel a […]

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