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Curbside Chronicle vendors to assemble and sell flower bouquets for Mother’s Day

Curbside Chronicle vendors will offer people in Oklahoma City a chance to purchase flowers for special women in their life this month for Mother’s Day. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Curbside Chronicle vendors will offer people in Oklahoma City a chance to purchase flowers for special women in their life this Mother’s Day while also supporting people who are working their way out of homelessness. The Curbside Chronicle is creating flower bouquets that will […]

Good news in City Tax Report; special election set on charter amendment , and on franchise agreement

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Staff Report   OKLAHOMA City – Sales Tax collections in Oklahoma City continue to grow, reflecting a strong local economy, and an important July 9 special election has been set to consider an important charter amendment and changes to the Oklahoma Natural Gas franchise agreement. The April sales tax report shows General Fund collections in […]

McDermid, Tsoodle hired as Assistant Managers, Oklahoma City Manager Craig Freeman announces

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Staff Report   Oklahoma City Manager Craig Freeman on Monday (April 22) announced the selection of Aubrey McDermid and Kenton Tsoodle as the next Assistant City Managers. The City has three Assistant City Manager positions, the second-highest-ranking position on staff. McDermid is the City’s Planning Director and Tsoodle is the interim Finance Director. Their official […]

Inaugural Storybook Ball to benefit children of incarcerated parents

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – OK Messages Project will host its inaugural Storybook Ball on Friday, May 10 at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zudhi Drive, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The gala will feature Miss Mississippi, Aysa Branch, who will share her personal story of growing up with an incarcerated father […]

ACLU-OK Announces 2019 Award Recipients

The recipients of the prestigious 2019 ACLU-OK Angie Debo Awards are Allie Shinn, Executive Director of Freedom Oklahoma and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC). Facebook photos

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma will honor several members of the community during their Annual Meeting and Reception, which will be held in the Forum Room of the Midwest City Library, 8143 E Reno Avenue, on Saturday April 20 at 10 a.m. The […]

Letter Carriers’ Canned Food Drive set for May 11 to Stamp Out Hunger

The National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, will be collecting canned food donations from homes on their routes on Saturday, May 11.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – As part of the 27th annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, letter carriers across Oklahoma will be collecting canned food donations from homes on their routes on Saturday, May 11. Donations collected in 53 counties across western and central Oklahoma […]

Sunbeam Family Services to celebrate 5th Annual Shine A Light Gala

Hosted by Sunbeam Family Services, the 5th annual Shine a Light Gala will take place on Thursday, May 2 at the Downtown Embassy Suites.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Tickets are on sale now for the 5th annual Shine a Light Gala, which will take place on Thursday, May 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Downtown Embassy Suites. Proceeds from the event benefit Sunbeam Family Services to support the nonprofit’s mission. “As this year’s […]

Gutter Dance “Sweet 16” celebration set for May 16

Sharla Bardin, public information manager for the McCarty Center, photographs the 2017 Split Ends team, winners of the last place bobble head trophies. (L-R) Will Spain, Steffan Spain, Randi Wilkie and Aaron Bumgarner at the Gutter Dance 14. Photo by Greg Gaston

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 16th annual Gutter Dance, a charity bowling event presented by the Hal Smith Restaurant Group, will be held on Thursday, May 16 at the Sooner Bowling Center, 550 24th Avenue NW, in Norman.  The event was created to support the J. D. McCarty […]

Tyra Banks to give diversity keynote speech at OSU this month

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — On Thursday, April 11, Oklahoma State University will present supermodel turned media mogul Tyra Banks to deliver a keynote speech to inspire students, organizers say.  The event is hosted by the OSU Student Government Association Speakers Board. The 45-year-old businesswoman and television personality will make […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Sigma Sigma Omega chapter offers scholarships, mentoring program

Oklahoma City members of Alpha Kappa Alpha are sponsoring several scholarships for students in the metroplex who plan to attend Historical Black Colleges or Universities, including Oklahoma’s own Langston University.  Photo provided.

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Sigma Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has announced its 2019 Scholarships. Three scholarships in various amounts, each with a different focus, are available. The Cheryl Maynard Fowler Memorial Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in the Oklahoma City metroplex.   HBCU For […]

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