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‘Furry person’ Wrinkles the pug needs your help (really money!)

Wrinkles, a blind and diabetic pug rescued by Homeward Bound Pug Rescue and Adoption of Oklahoma, is seen after emergency gallbladder surgery was performed at Neel Veterinary Hospital. Photo by Darla Shelden

Contribute to Homeward Bound Pug Rescue of Oklahoma’s “gofundme” page! Patrick B. McGuigan March 5, 2017, UPDATED: March 23, 2017 Wrinkles surgery and Go Fund Me Page www.gofundme.com/wrinkles-needs-u-s Oklahoma City – I have written previously about the life and death of Ivy Jane Shelden, the lovely black pug who was companion, for more than a […]

COMMENTARY – Health, life expectancy and Oklahoma

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By Sen. Ervin Yen OKLAHOMA CITY – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a new study about U.S. life expectancy, and it was not good news. People born in 2015 are expected to live an average lifespan of 78 years and nine and a half months —that’s a month less than those […]

Turtle Rock Farm plans retreats in 2017 for living “In Times Like These.”

Ann Denney (left) and Pat Hoerth run Turtle Rock Farm. a Center for sustainability, spirituality and healing ;located in north central Oklahoma.  Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Located in north central Oklahoma, Turtle Rock Farm, a Center for sustainability, spirituality and healing, will kick off the 2017 variety of retreats, themed ‘In Times Like These,” this month. “We invite you to Turtle Rock Farm in 2017 to retreat in the hermitage or farmhouse on the prairie, […]

Healthy holiday gifts for furry friends and family members

Consider a healthy holiday gift for your pet this year says Elisabeth Giedt, director of Continuing Education, Extension and Community Engagement at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University,  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel During the busy holiday shopping season while searching for those perfect presents for those on your list, many people plan to have a gift or two under the tree for their four-legged friends and family members. Pet owners don’t need to spend a bundle on gifts for their pets, according […]

Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund announces World AIDS Day art exhibit

In honor of World AIDS Day on Thursday, December 1, the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF) will host an art exhibition on that date to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter In honor of World AIDS Day on Thursday, December 1, the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF) will host an art exhibition on that date to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS. The event will take place from 4-6 p.m. at 1219 Creative located at 1219 N. Classen Blvd in […]

Planned Parenthood opens its first dedicated abortion clinic in Oklahoma

Planned Parenthood Great Plains has announced the opening of their first dedicated abortion facility in the state of Oklahoma in the history of the organization.  Google Maps Photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Today Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) announced the opening of their new health facility that offers a full range of sexual and reproductive health services to patients in Oklahoma.. PPGP’s new health center, located in northwest Oklahoma City, is Planned Parenthood’s first dedicated abortion provider in the state of […]

Oklahoma Caring Vans offer free flu shots this month

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Caring Vans are mobilizing throughout Oklahoma City this month to help fight the spread of the flu virus this season. Caring Vans provide free immunizations to children at licensed childcare homes, centers, schools and community events. A registered nurse from the City-County Health Department will administer the […]

Beverage group launches ‘Balance Calories Oklahoma’ effort

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett.  Twitter Photo

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – A new program encourages Oklahomans to “Balance What You Eat, Drink & Do” by providing calorie balance messages on beverage vending machines, self-serve fountain dispensers and retail coolers in convenience stores, restaurants and other locations. According to a press release sent to CapitolBeatOK and other news organizations, the Oklahoma Beverage […]

COMMENTARY – One of the Most Critical Issues Facing our State

Mark and Cathy Costello.  Photo provided.

  Cathy Costello, with David Slane OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma boasts a lot of wonderful things to be proud of. We are known for our wonderful country music with many Grammy and CMA (Country Music Association) award winners. We are known for our amazing NBA team. We are Oklahoma strong when tragedy strikes during tornado […]

Planned Parenthood’s CHOICES 2016 gala raises funds for essential health and education services

Reproductive justice advocate Dr. Willie Parker was the featured guest speaker at the PPGP CHOICES 2016 dinner and art fundraiser at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The CHOICES 2016 gala fundraiser was recently held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City to benefit Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP).  About 400 guests attended the annual art sale, auction, awards and dinner program. Proceeds from the event go directly to support costs for […]

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