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National HIV Testing Day – June 27

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – National HIV Testing Day is Wednesday, June 27, and the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) encourages everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 to get tested at least once in their life as part of their routine health care. People with certain risk […]

Former OCU player Lou Dunbar II drafted to Harlem Globetrotters

Lou Dunbar II of Oklahoma City University, son of legendary Globetrotters showman and current coach Sweet Lou Dunbar, was selected in the Harlem Globetrotters 2018 player draft.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The world famous exhibition basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, announced their 12th annual player draft, selecting five players, including Lou Dunbar II of Oklahoma City University, son of legendary Globetrotters showman and coach Sweet Lou Dunbar. Lou Dunbar II, is a 6-3 guard who earned All-Sooner […]

Positive Tomorrows breaks ground on new facility in Oklahoma City

Susan Agel, Positive Tomorrows president and principal, stands at the site of the school’s new facility at 901 N. Villa, in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – After meeting its $10.2 million Building Success Capital Campaign goal, Positive Tomorrows broke ground on a new facility in Oklahoma City on June 12. Positive Tomorrows is Oklahoma’s only private, tuition free elementary school and social service agency specifically serving homeless children. The campaign, co-chaired […]

Oklahoma City businessmen Feehan and Werner honored for trades training curricula

From left, Jack Werner and Todd Feehan, city-area business owners, were recently honored by Oral Roberts University for training programs they have developed. Photo Provided

Staff Report The Global Learning Center at Oral Roberts University recognized Todd Feehan, owner of Dad’s Plumbing, and Jack Werner, owner of A to Z Commercial and Residential Inspections, at ORU’s Augmented and Virtual Reality in Education Conference on May 17 with the ORU AVR Education Impact Award. The award was given for their work […]

Center of Family Love sets Fifth Annual Gala, honors Bishop Slattery and CFL founder Loosen

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Staff Report The Center of Family Love and the Oklahoma Knights of Columbus will host the 5th Annual Gift of Love Gala on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. This event benefits residents of the Center of Family Love who live with intellectual […]

For the Summer Chamber Music Festival, Brightmusic goes Hollywood

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Staff Report Ever wonder what film composers are up to when they aren’t writing scores for blockbusters like Star Wars?  Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will explore the contribution of composers who have blurred the lines between classical music and motion pictures.  Oklahoma City’s premier chamber ensemble will present “Brightmusic Goes Hollywood: The Chamber Music of Film […]

Batch and Pat – Not-So-Ordinary people joined in marriage

Director of the Peace House, Nathaniel “Batch” Batchelder and Pat Hoerth, co-owner of Turtle Rock Farm, shortly after saying their marriage vows on Saturday, ,June 9 at Church of the Open Arms in Oklahoma City.  Photo by Darla Shelden

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Nathaniel Batchelder and Patricia Hoerth celebrated Holy Matrimony the afternoon and evening of Saturday, June 9. The union formally joins in wedded bliss two of Oklahoma City’s best known Progressive activists, appreciated for their eclectic friendships, many of which surmount some of the divisions that now afflict […]

YWCA OKC Purple Sash Gala to benefit victims of domestic violence and sexual assault


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY– The 2018 Purple Sash Gala, hosted by the YWCA Oklahoma City (YWCA OKC) will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, from 6 – 10 p.m., at The Criterion, powered by Bud Light, 500 E. Sheridan.  All proceeds from the event will benefit YWCA OKC programs […]

Stop the Violence OKC Bands on the Run 5K set for June 23

The 3rd annual Stop the Violence Bands on the Run 5K will step off at Lake Hefner Trails in Oklahoma City on Saturday, June 23.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, June 23, at 9 a.m. the 3rd annual Stop the Violence Bands on the Run 5K will step off at the new Lake Hefner Trails in Oklahoma City. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. 

The event will include popular bands playing along the course […]

State Question 788 fight intensifies as foes ramp up, supporters press for initiative on June 26 ballot

US Senator James Lankford (left) and Archbishop Paul S. Coakley.  Photos provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Opponents of State Question 788 intensified their efforts this past week,  coalescing under the umbrella of a group called “SQ 788 is NOT medical.” U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, made official his plans to vote no, joining a coalition of some 100 faith leaders against the proposal. Lankford […]

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