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Joe Dorman to run Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Former state Rep. Joe Dorman, D-Rush Springs, will become chief executive officer (CEO) of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy on Monday, September 12, the statewide child advocacy organizations announced this week. “It is an honor to be part of an organization that plays such an important leadership role in […]

International Overdose Awareness Day observed on August 31


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter International Overdose Awareness Day will be recognized on Wednesday, August 31. The worldwide event was established in 2001 as a time to raise awareness of prescription misuse and reduce the stigma of overdose death. Statistics show that Oklahomans 35 and older have some of the highest death rates from […]

EMBARK adds new bikes and stations to Spokies program

Upgrades have been added to the Spokies bike fleet such as new, easier to adjust bike seats; front and rear hand brakes; splash guards; and the 3-speeds to make navigating hills easier. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City’s public transit system, EMBARK, recently implemented major upgrades to the Spokies bike share system.   Fifty new Trek bikes have been added to the fleet, which is now part of the national BCycle network. In a joint effort, the Central Oklahoma Transportation & Parking Authority (COTPA), the […]

Get ready for disasters at Oklahoma City’s inaugural Prepare Fest


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, August 20, Oklahoma City residents can learn how to stay safe during emergency situations at PREPARE FEST – the City of Oklahoma City’s first emergency preparedness festival. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker […]

Santa Fe Family Life Memberships Available!

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Interested in becoming a member at Santa Fe Family Life Center?  There are a variety of memberships available with your needs in mind.  Would you like a tour of the facility?  Call 405.840.1817 or email Ryan McClure at to schedule a visit. Mention this ad and receive one month free when you sign up before […]

Rep. Richard Morrissette will host interim study on public health challenges of the Zika virus

Richard, the son of Robert Joseph Morrissette. Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Richard Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City, will host an interim legislative study this year concerning the Zika virus, which spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito. “This study will shed light on Zika in Oklahoma and the potential for future cases, the work under way by […]

Oklahoma disability groups to hold candidates’ forum

The audience listens as candidates present their priorities in the 2014 Candidates Forum focused on disability issues. Seated in foreground are Tim Parrish and Hailey Mathis. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, July 23 central Oklahoma residents with disabilities, their family members and friends will gather to hear the views of at least 15 candidates running for the State Legislature.  The event will take place at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City from 10 […]

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 […]

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