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Manos Juntas Free Clinic celebrates 21 years of service at new location


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Manos Juntas Free Clinic, the long time standard of free care in Oklahoma City, will hold its 21st Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser on Saturday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the clinic’s new location, the Pennsylvania Avenue Redemption United Methodist Church, 1320 North Pennsylvania in […]

Oklahoma Planned Parenthood group celebrates milestones and introduces new CEO


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Members and supporters of Planned of Central Oklahoma (PPCO) will toast to its recent merger with Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri (PPKM) on Friday, July 8 at 5 p.m., at IAO Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan Avenue, in Oklahoma City. During the event, the organization, which is now renamed […]

OSU-OKC Farmers Market joins the Double Up program to aid needy families

Beginning July 1, Double Up Oklahoma will provide SNAP recipients the opportunity to stretch their food dollars by matching up to $20 of SNAP benefits per day to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, or food bearing plants that were grown in Oklahoma. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahomans participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to double the fresh fruits and vegetables they purchase at the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) Farmers Market without increasing the amount they spend beginning July 1. The OSU-OKC Famers Market has been chosen to participate in […]

Gutter Dance 13 charity bowling event held to benefit ClapHans summer camp

Gutter Dance 13 champions, Energy Inspectors, had a total pin count of 1,450. Team members are (l-r) Ryan Autry, Eric Howard, Chris Autry and Andrew Cook. Photo by Sharla Bardin

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Twenty-three teams participated in the Gutter Dance 13 charity event held last month at the Sooner Bowling Center in Norman. Oklahoma. Presented by the Bob Stoops Champions Foundation, proceeds benefit the Camp ClapHans program. Located on the J.D. McCarty Center’s 80-acre campus in Norman, Camp ClapHans is a residential […]

22nd Annual People with Disabilities Awareness Day set for April 5


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Tuesday, April 5 the 22nd annual People With Disabilities Awareness Day will be held at the Oklahoma State Capitol from 12 – 4:30 p.m.  Registration and check in will begin at noon on the first floor. The public is invited to visit 76 exhibitors on the second and […]

Planned Parenthood promotes prevention and responsibility during National Condom Week (Feb 10 – 16)

People can stop by their closest Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma health center during the week of Valentine’s Day (Feb. 10 – 16) to pick up free condoms, information, candy, and “Just Wear It” bumper stickers. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma will be celebrating the effectiveness of latex condoms during National Condom Week, February 10 – 16. People can stop by their closest PPCO health center during the week of Valentine’s Day to enter a “guess the number of condoms in the jar” contest and […]

Oklahoma Food Cooperative to host annual meeting and open house


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Food Cooperative, Oklahoma’s only online farmer’s market, invites the public to its 2016 annual meeting and open house. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 30, at Epiphany of the Lord Church, 7336 W. Britton Road in Oklahoma City. Members and […]

Oklahoma LifeShare Donor Services has another record breaking year


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter For the second year in a row, LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma, had a record breaking year saving 438 lives in 2015. LifeShare reached new all-time high records for the number of organ donors recovered, the number of organs transplanted, and the number of tissue donors recovered in a […]

Older adults have special concerns during winter weather

During extreme winter weather, older adults should be mindful of particular safety concerns, including falling, hypothermia and frostbite before venturing outside the home.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter While the cold, snowy and icy weather can be difficult to deal with, the senior population has some special concerns during the Oklahoma winter season. “With the opportunity for more bad weather to come, Oklahoma’s older citizens should keep safety in mind,” said Jan Johnston, Oklahoma State University Cooperative […]

OKCPS & Operation Warm raises funds to provide coats for students through Coat-A-Kid Initiative

Sonic Drive-In has donated coats to Wilson Elementary during the OKC Public School Coat-A-Kid fundraising drive.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City Public Schools and the national Operation Warm organization have partnered together in the “Coat-A-Kid” initiative to help provide the youngest OKCPS students with warm coats for winter. “We know our students often do not have the means or support for a warm coat to protect them through […]

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