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Junior Achievement of Oklahoma celebrates 50 years, Financial Literacy Month in April

Everett, a student at Norman’s Wilson Elementary, demonstrates his increased understanding of free enterprise. Photos Provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY– Junior Achievement (JA) is worth its weight in gold, advocates of the group say. That’s what you’ll hear when you talk with participants and volunteers, both past and present. This year marks 50 years for JA of Oklahoma, and the OKC Region of JA is celebrating big during Financial Literacy Month […]

Pioneer Library System’s Executive Director announces retirement

Retiring after 10 years as Executive Director of the Pioneer Library System in January, Anne Masters stands in front of Norman Public Library West which houses the administrative offices for the library system. Photo by Shevaun Williams

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Anne Masters, the Executive Director of the Pioneer Library System since 2007, has announced her retirement, effective in January 2017. A reception open to the members of the PLS community will be held in her honor on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15, at Norman Public Library West, 300 Norman Center […]

Annual PAMBE Ghana Global Market offers fair trade goods for holiday shoppers

Open through December 24, the 9th annual PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market at 6516 N. Olie in Oklahoma City provides an exceptional shopping opportunity for unusual holiday gifts, including a wide selection of folk art from around the world.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 9th annual PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market, a seasonal fair trade shop, is now open from 12 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays through December 24. On Thursdays it will remain open until 7 p.m. The market is held at 6516 N. Olie in Oklahoma City and provides an […]

From Ken Miller: Oil and gas tax collections edge up in October gross receipts report

State Treasurer Ken Miller

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – For the first time in almost two years, October tax collections from the production of oil and natural gas topped collections from the same month of the prior year, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced today as he released the monthly Gross Receipts to the Treasury report. While still significantly lower […]

Peppers Ranch Foster Care Community receives $75,000 grant from Fred Jones Family Foundation

The 2016 Mary Eddy Jones Signature Gift of $75,000 will be used by recipient Peppers Ranch Foster Care Community to create projects which will help children visiting the facility to learn and grow.  Peppers Ranch YouTube Photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Peppers Ranch Foster Care Community is the recipient of the 2016 Mary Eddy Jones Signature Gift. The $75,000 grant will be used to create projects on the ranch to honor the late Mary Eddy Jones, a civic leader, patron of the arts, and a philanthropist. The grant provides funding […]

Saints Pub to host fundraiser for OK Innocence Project to help the wrongfully convicted

To support the Oklahoma Innocence Project, Finch Creative, located in the Plaza District, has developed new branding, including this logo which reflects the key to freedom, the bird bringing hope, and the tail feathers indicating the light of the rising sun.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Innocence Project (OKIP) at Oklahoma City University School of Law will host a Catfish Fry on Sunday, October 2 at Saints Pub, 1715 NW 16th Street, in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District. The event will raise money for the Project, which is the only organization in Oklahoma dedicated […]

NewView Oklahoma earns 2015 Employment Growth Award, offers free luncheon

NewView Oklahoma was honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2015 Employment Growth Award for its efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NewView Oklahoma was recently honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2015 Employment Growth Award. The award recognizes NewView Oklahoma’s efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind. NewView is […]

Annual Plasticulture Conference featuring Itzhak Esquira set for Feb. 13

Israeli greenhouse and plasticulture specialist Itzhak Esquira will be a guest speaker at the 10th Annual Plasticulture Conference sponsored by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Forestry on Sat., Feb. 13 at the Mid America Technology Center in Wayne.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry will host its 10th Annual Plasticulture Conference on Saturday, February 13 at the Mid America Technology Center, 27438 State Highway 59, in Wayne. This year’s theme will be “Advanced Techniques for Plasticulture.” Plasticulture is a farming method that creates raised soil […]

Jones Public Relations launches “The Oklahoma 100” as online publishing platform

Brenda Jones

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – In celebration of Jones PR’s 15th anniversary in 2016, the national integrated communications agency launched on January 21 The Oklahoma 100 online publishing platform for Oklahomans. “We wanted to thank the many Oklahoma companies, associations and organizations who have allowed us to grow into one of the leading agencies in […]

Commercial Real Estate summit January 28 at UCO

David Chapman

Staff Report The Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of REATLORS® (COCAR) is hosting their first annual Commercial Real Estate Summit™ on January 28, 2016 at the University of Central Oklahoma Nigh University Center. COCAR has partnered with Dr. David Chapman, Assistant Professor of Real Estate, to create this event to benefit the UCO Real Estate Foundation […]

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