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In Putnam Heights Neighborhood, Adopt-A-Park Program blends resources with community foundation

In the historic Putnam Heights neighborhood, a resident enjoys a walk with her faithful companion. Photo Provided

Staff Report Through Oklahoma City’s Adopt-A-Park Program, Putnam Heights Preservation Area, Inc., the neighborhood association for the Putnam Heights Historic Preservation District ambitiously adopted the four acres of public park space that graces this grand old neighborhood. For the last 21 years Putnam Heights has maintained the wide medians and park space, mowing, controlling weeds, […]

Plato’s Closet opens in south Oklahoma City

Plato's Closet Exterior - 2

Staff Report A new Plato’s Closet in Oklahoma City South opens Thursday, March 16 at 10400 S Western Avenue. Plato’s Closet is part of a national recycling retail chain that specializes in clothing and accessories for teens and twenty-somethings. A press release from the company describes  the new facility as a “hip, trendy clothing store […]

Good words about George Young – minister, legislator, community leader

State Rep. George Young.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – State Representative George E. Young, Sr., D-Oklahoma City, flows in and out of the news naturally, as a direct and inevitable result of his involvement in myriad community causes, and effective advocacy for District 99 at the state Capitol. Young recently received an award  from the United Way of Central […]

Capitol Report for March 11: That ‘2017’ governor’s race, school choice data, tip of the hat to capital city high school coaches

News9's Alex Cameron (left) and Patrick B. McGuigan, editor of CapitolBeatOK and The City Sentinel on the weekly show, Capitol Report.  Photo provided.

In this week’s segment of Capitol Report on News9, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan covered three issues in rapid-fire style. He joked the 2018 Oklahoma governor’s race has begun so early that he is calling it “the 2017 gubernatorial race.” Among Republicans, while Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb probably did himself some good by opposing Mary Fallin’s […]

COMMENTARY: Family Matters — In the Class 3A state championship basketball game, the Coaches Cudjoe count

The Star Spencer Bobcats, coached by Lance Cudjoe, compete in Oklahoma’s Class 3A basketball championship game on Saturday, March 11. Photo: Star Spencer High School Facebook.

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – I have had the privilege of knowing folks named Cudjoe for most of my life, but I need to pay closer attention to certain intra-family information, including spelling of the last name. Seriously, now: The Cudjo family unit attending the same church as the McGuigans comes from the branch […]

All in the (extended) family: Coaches named Cudjo lead two Oklahoma City high school teams in championship tournament

The Star Spencer Bobcats Boys Basketball Team are pictured after their third place finish in the Harrah tournament. Coach Lance Cudjo’s squad will begin play Thursday in the Class 3A tournament at Southern Nazarene University.  Photo: Star Spencer High School

  Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans named Cudjo have a long and distinguished lineage in state history, with stellar achievements in education and other fields. Although Cudjos have notable niches in every corner of achievement, members of Clan Cudjo would likely not disagree if observers conclude the most significant benchmarks have come […]

Birth Choice of Oklahoma schedules ‘Life of the Party’ fundraising gala set for March 25


Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher The annual “Life of the Party” gala benefiting Birth Choice of Oklahoma will be held Saturday, March 25 at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Dr. Curtis Harris, a pro-life obstetrician, will be the keynote speaker at the event. The annual celebration benefits a city-based group that provides practical and […]

‘Furry person’ Wrinkles the pug needs your help (really money!)

Wrinkles, a blind and diabetic pug rescued by Homeward Bound Pug Rescue and Adoption of Oklahoma, is seen after emergency gallbladder surgery was performed at Neel Veterinary Hospital. Photo by Darla Shelden

Contribute to Homeward Bound Pug Rescue of Oklahoma’s “gofundme” page! Patrick B. McGuigan March 5, 2017, UPDATED: March 23, 2017 Wrinkles surgery and Go Fund Me Page Oklahoma City – I have written previously about the life and death of Ivy Jane Shelden, the lovely black pug who was companion, for more than a […]

Capitol Report for March 4: A good speech, Pat’s suggestion that President Trump focus on Indian Country reforms, and REAL-ID gets done

News9 reporter Chris Gilmore (left) and CapitolBeakOK / City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan

During this week’s edition of Capitol Report on News9, the CBS News affiliate in Oklahoma City, veteran political analyst Patrick B. McGuigan encouraged President Donald Trump – in wake of his strong and effective speech to Congress — to focus on making life better for those who left behind in Indian County, including here in […]

After multi-year tumultuous journey, REAL-ID sails through Oklahoma Legislature, and Fallin signs it

Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law House Bill 1845, the REAL ID Act. In this photo, the tall man standing near the front of the Senate chamber is David Holt of Oklahoma City, who carried the bill for Pro Temp Mike Schultz of Altus during the final debate on Feb. 28. Senate Staff Photo.

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin signed the REAL-ID Act (House Bill 1845) into law on Thursday, March 2. Joining her as she affixed her signature were House and Senate leaders. After years of debate and discussion, the measure gained comfortable approval – sailing through the House on a 78-18 vote […]

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