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OKC Astronomy Club to host Star party honoring first moon landing at Boathouse District on July 20

One of the most iconic images from the Apollo 11 mission is of Buzz Aldrin saluting the American flag on the surface of the Moon.  NASA Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Astronomy Club will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on Saturday, July 20, with a community-wide star party hosted by the Boathouse District, at 800 Riversport Drive, along the Oklahoma River. Club members will set up telescopes by […]

Councilman James Cooper encourages children to join ReadOKC’s summer reading challenge

Oklahoma City Councilman James Cooper recently encouraged elementary students to “Get in the Game” by reading the classic book “Where the Wild Things Are” to children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Recently, teacher and Oklahoma City Ward 2 Councilman James Cooper shared his love of books by reading the classic “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak to children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County at Memorial Park in northwest Oklahoma City.. […]

Movie-making Team for Oklahoma’s Al Mertens lands honors at Asia Pacific Film Festival

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Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher   When judging was over at a recently-concluded film festival (held in three locations, that last stop in Alaska), the news for Al Mertens of Oklahoma could not have been better. At the Asia Pacific International Filmmaker Festival, “Lord Finn” (directed by Mertens, who also wrote the screenplay) won for best […]

JRB at the Elms presents Rebecca Wheeler, “Woman Revealed”

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Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – Longtime Oklahoma City resident and beloved artist, Rebecca Wheeler, will be exhibiting her latest collection of paintings, “Woman Revealed,” at JRB Art at The Elms in The Paseo during the month of July 2019. Wheeler has spent her entire life mastering the language of paint in her unique, intuitive, […]

OKC Zoo announces birth of endangered red panda cubs at Sanctuary Asia

Red panda Leela is the mother of two healthy cubs – one male and one female.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Report   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the arrival of two healthy red panda cubs, one male and one female. The cubs were born late in the evening on Sunday, June 2, at the Zoo’s red panda habitat in Sanctuary […]

Globetrotters draft pics include Oklahoma National Slam Dunk champion DaQuan Jeffries and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray

Oklahoma National Slam Dunk champion DaQuan Jeffries and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray are among the five 2019 draftees.  Facebook photos

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Harlem Globetrotters recently held their 13th annual player draft, selecting talented prospects including three standout collegiate players as well as a two-time Oscar-winning actor and a first-round pick in both the NFL and Major League Baseball drafts. This year, the Globetrotters selected five players, led […]

State Supreme Court rejects Medicaid petition challenge

Ray Carter is the director of OCPA’s Center for Independent Journalism. Photo provided.

Ray Carter, OCPA Center for Independent Journalism   Making an apparent about-face from a similar ruling issued just a year ago, the Oklahoma Supreme Court found last week that an initiative petition could proceed, even though its gist contained material several justices conceded was misleading to voters. The ruling was issued within hours of hearing […]

OKC Animal Welfare launches Alive in the 405 campaign to reach goal for homeless pets

This month OKC Animal Welfare has launched the “Alive in the 405” campaign to raise awareness on how the public can help the shelter find homes for their healthy, adoptable pets.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – OKC Animal Welfare is launching the Alive in the 405 awareness campaign to highlight ways that the public can help to reach their goal of finding a positive outcome for all of their healthy, adoptable homeless pets. “We’ve come a long way in the last several years […]

Drew Edmondson to lead new Animal Wellness National Law Enforcement Council

Animal Wellness groups have formed a new National Law Enforcement Council, dedicated to enforcing federal, state, and local laws against animal cruelty, which will be co-chaired by former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson (left) and Josh Marquis, former District Attorney of Clatsop County in Oregon.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Animal Wellness Foundation (AWF) and Animal Wellness Action (AWA) have announced the formation of a National Law Enforcement Council (NLEC) dedicated to enforcing federal, state, and local laws against animal cruelty. The group will be co-chaired by Drew Edmondson, who served for 16 […]

Oklahoma Conference of Churches opposes placement of immigrant children at Fort Sill

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June 18,  2019 To The Editor:   The way in which we treat refugees, immigrants, and visitors is a matter of faith. Care of “the stranger” and the ministry of hospitality are central to the activity of the people of God. Immigration laws and policies must uphold the human dignity of every person, as every […]

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