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Oklahoma father donates lifesaving kidney to son

Seen together atop Mount Evans in Colorado, George Schroeder made a lifesaving kidney donation to his son Christopher when he was two. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Norman resident George Schroeder shares an inseparable bond with his now eight year old son, Christopher. They spend time watching sports, playing basketball and enjoying life together. After a fragile beginning, Christopher needed a kidney transplant at the age of only two years old.  George had the opportunity […]

Diversity Center of Oklahoma to hold 4th Annual Symposium in Edmond

The Diversity Center of Oklahoma’s 4th Annual Gender Diverse & LGBTQ Symposium on June 8 will include speakers (L-R) Human Rights Watch researcher Ryan Thoreson, J.D., and Sage Mauldin, MHR, an Affiliate Faculty Member of the Women’s & Gender Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Diversity Center of Oklahoma will hold its 4th Annual Mental Health, Prevention & Education Symposium on Friday, June 8. The event will address best practices for “Bridging Intersectional Gaps In Gender Diverse & LGBTQ Communities.” The event will be held from 8 a.m. to […]

Emergency evacuation plans must include your pets

Be sure to include your pets when devising an emergency preparedness plan.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma is in the midst of major wildfires in the western part of the state as well as the fact that tornado season is underway. No matter what the emergency, an escape plan should include your pets, said Dr. Elisabeth Giedt, director of Continuing Education, […]

Special Olympic athletes to compete at 49th annual Summer Games in Stillwater


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -The campus of Oklahoma State University will welcome more than 5,000 Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes May 16-18 during the 49th annual Special Olympics Summer Games.  Oklahoma staff and thousands of volunteers are preparing for three full days of competitions, Olympic-style ceremonies, Olympic Village, food, housing and more. On Wednesday morning, […]

Kay Floyd elected Senate Democratic Leader

Oklahoma state Sen. Kay Floyd of Oklahoma City has been elected Democratic Leader in the upper chamber.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Senate Democratic Caucus announced last week that they have elected Sen. Kay Floyd (D-Oklahoma City) to serve as Senate Democratic Leader for the 57th Oklahoma Legislature.

Floyd, who currently serves as Senate Democratic Caucus Chair, will succeed Sen. John Sparks (D-Norman) in January 2019. Sen. Floyd will be the first woman to […]

OKC celebrates 13th annual Bike to Work Day on May 18

Oklahoma City will celebrate its 13th annual Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –  On Friday, May 18, Oklahoma City will celebrate its 13th annual Bike to Work Day.  Those who bike to work are invited to meet at the Myriad Botanical Gardens for complimentary coffee and breakfast provided by Junction Coffee, courtesy of the Downtown OKC Partnership from 7:15 – 9 a.m. National Bike […]

Painted Sky Opera’s “Three Decembers” at Civic Center May 11 and 13

Catherine McDaniel (center),  André Chiang, and Katie Bolding perform in Painted Sky Opera’s “Three Decembers” at the Civic Center Friday, May 11 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 13 at 2 p.m..  Photo by Wendy Mutz.

Staff Report Oklahoma City – The Painted Sky Opera company’s production of “Three Decembers” (by Jake Heggie) is coming for two performances (May 11 and May 13) at the Civic Center Muck Hall in downtown Oklahoma City. Based on a play by Terrence McNally, this opera by modern American composer Jake Heggie follows an aging […]

4-H’ers pitch in to help with wildfire recovery efforts in Oklahoma

Custer County 4-H’ers gather items to prepare lunches for firemen battling wildfires in northwest Oklahoma which include sandwiches, candy bars, fruit, beef jerky, cookies, and silverware.  Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter STILLWATER, OK – It is normal to find Oklahoma 4-H’ers showing livestock at the county fair, giving a speech on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle or taking part in a robotics competition.  Another typical action is to find 4-H’ers lending a helping hand in their communities. With […]

OKC Animal Welfare to host ‘Free the Shelters’ free pet adoptions event May 4-6


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – PRAI Beauty, the producer pf certified cruelty-free skincare products, will sponsor all homeless pet adoption fees from OKC Animal Welfare during the nationwide “Free the Shelters” event, Friday through Sunday, May 4-6. Oklahoma City was selected as one of 10 locations around the country for the event, […]

Remington Park’s annual Derby Day Hat & Bowtie Contest set for May 5

The Remington Park annual Kentucky Derby Hat & Bowtie Contest will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5 on the track’s Clubhouse Level, celebrating the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby.  Facebook photo by Bee Silva

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Celebrate America’s most famous race. The 144th Kentucky Derby will air via simulcast from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on May 5 at Remington Park approximately 5:35 p.m. The race will be streamed on Remington Park’s Coors Light Super Screen. Prior to the Derby, guests canl enjoy […]

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