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“Gutter Dance 15” charity bowling event set to benefit Norman’s Camp ClapHans

Sharla Bardin, public information manager for the McCarty Center, photographs the Split Ends team at last year’s Gutter Dance 14. The Split Ends were the eventual winners of the coveted last place bobble head trophies. Team members are (L-R) Will Spain, Steffan Spain, Randi Wilkie and Aaron Bumgarner. Photo by Greg Gaston

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Gutter Dance 15 charity bowling event to benefit the J. D. McCarty Center’s operation of Camp ClapHans will be held on Thursday, May 17. The event will be held at the Sooner Bowling Center, 550 24th Avenue, in Norman, sponsored by the Hal Smith Restaurant […]

Westminster students join Curbside Chronicle with Mother’s Day Flower Campaign to help the homeless

Manny, a Curbside Chronicle vendor, holds a sample of the bouquets that will be sold during the Mother’s Day sales event May11-13 in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – After the success of two recent Valentine’s Day campaigns, The Curbside Chronicle wanted to expanding its floral sales to help more people who are homeless. Soon after the holiday campaign, the eight grade class at Westminster School reached out to get involved with the Curbside’s mission. […]

Some criminal justice reformers raise substantive concerns about new laws

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Ardent advocates of criminal justice reform are concerned that new laws, enacted Thursday, will disappoint many who have worked for the past decade to change the Sooner State’s status as the American state with the largest rates of incarceration. This week, Governor Mary Fallin, with the support of the […]

Governor Fallin signs criminal justice reforms, Former Speaker Steele applauds new laws, adding “there is more to do”

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin at a signing ceremony for seven criminal justice reform measures. Photo provided by the governor's office  Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin on Thursday (April 27) signed seven new laws that a press release from her office says will “reduce the flow of nonviolent offenders into prison; establish a more efficient and streamlined parole process; and facilitate successful reentry that reduces recidivism.” Former Speaker of the House Kris […]

OKC Zoo celebrates 20 years as an accredited Botanical Garden, Living Museum By Darla Shelden

The OKC Zoo is now home to over 20 designated horticultural displays and collections including more than 100 species native to Oklahoma, such as this drought tolerant garden.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Through the American Association of Museums, the Oklahoma City Zoo is celebrating 20 years as a nationally accredited botanical garden and living museum. Since April 1998, the OKC Zoo’s botanical collection has grown in size through the acquisition of new plants and gardens incorporated into several major habitat […]

CASA presents “An Evening to Remember” fundraiser in May


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Oklahoma County will host its annual fundraising celebration themed, “An Evening to Remember: A Night of Stars,” on Friday, May 4. 

The event will take place from 6-8 Aloft Hotel, 200 N. Walnut Avenue, in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown district. The […]

ChoiceMatters question: After teacher raise, what is the plan to improve Oklahoma schools?

ChoiceMatters Executive Director Robert Ruiz.  Photo provided.

CapitolBeatOK Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – With teachers poised to receive the largest salary increase in state history, parents and education reform groups are now asking legislators to focus on improving Oklahoma schools and boosting student outcomes. ChoiceMatters, which works to connect parents with educational resources and options, said the pay raises were needed but […]

OCU President Robert Henry honored at recent retirement ceremony

Robert Henry receives the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation Distinguished Public Service Award during the Much Ado About Robert” retirement ceremony April 7.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Newspaper OKLAHOMA CITY – The Hatton W. Sumners Foundation honored Oklahoma City University President Robert Henry with its Distinguished Public Service Award during a surprise presentation at Henry’s retirement celebration on April 7. The foundation recognized Henry for his career in all three branches of government including his time as […]

OKC new green recycle carts arrive – but don’t use until July

The delivery of the new, larger green recycling carts to Oklahoma City residents has begun, but the carts are not to be used until July.  Twitter photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City neighborhoods have received the delivery of approximately 75,000 new, large recycling carts. But the carts are not to be used until July. Since delivery of the new, larger recycling carts began on February 26, crews have dropped off about 2,500-3,000 per day. The […]

Oklahoma City’s Curbside Chronicle wins Google Challenge

John, a Curbside Chronicle vendor, sells papers in front of Leadership Square in downtown Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma City Curbside Chronicle is the winner of the popular vote in the Impact Challenge. Funds received by the organization total $100,000. granted $50,000 to four organizations, including The Curbside Chronicle, plus the bonus $50,000 for winning a popular vote among the people of Oklahoma City. […]

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