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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


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 […]

Joe Dorman to run Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy

Joe Dorman

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 […]

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