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Oklahoma County 4-H to host Chili Cook Off and Auction fundraiser

Members of 4-H Clubs across Oklahoma County will be cooking up their own favorite chili recipes to compete against other local 4-H Clubs to create the “Best Tasting Chili.” Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma County 4H Club will hold its Annual Chili Cook Off and Auction fundraiser on Saturday, January 19 at the OSU Extension Center, 2500 NE 63rd Street, in Oklahoma City. The chili cook-off, complete with all the fixings, will kick off at 5 p.m.  […]

Special Olympics Oklahoma kicks off 50th Anniversary with 2019 Winter Games

Zaydyn Applegate, Muskogee Special Olympics was named Athlete of the week last October.  Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. — Special Olympics Oklahoma will kick off their 50th anniversary with the annual State Winter Games January 10 through 12. Nearly 2,700 Special Olympics Athletes are expected to compete in Winter Games this year on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman and surrounding communities. Athletes who […]

A puppy named Penny and a passion for maps creates a business opportunity

Mike Howard’s chocolate Labrador Retriever named Penney and his passion for old maps led to the creation of a new business opportunity that would give Penney room to roam. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A chocolate Labrador Retriever named Penney and a passion for old maps led Oklahoman Mike Howard to an unexpected business opportunity. After collecting vintage maps for many years, Howard began copying them and displaying them at work and in his home. Before long, friends and […]

Free Total Wellness classes offered for adults


By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City-County Health Department. (OCCHD) has announced their schedule for free Total Wellness classes. The classes will feature an interactive weight loss program for adults to prevent diabetes and heart disease. Classes meet one hour a week for eight weeks.  The goal for participants is to […]

The Color Purple and feminine electoral strengths – Oklahoma City Top 10 local stories for 2018

When she takes the oath of office in Washington, D.C., in early January, Kendra Horn will be the first member of her party to hold the Fifth Congressional District seat since 1975. Horn, pictured here at her July 2017 launch party, won a narrow but clear-cut victory in the November 2018 general election. Her victory is the top local news story in The City Sentinel’s annual “Top 10” listing.  
File Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher In the imperfect but popular color designations assigned to modern voting patterns, Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County now seem securely ensconced in the ranks of the “color purple” – a mixture of blue (liberal Democratic leaning) and red (conservative Republican leaning). In this newspaper’s annual ranking of top 10 local stories, […]

OSU’s Unidos Se Puede program helps Latino youth succeed

Unidos students learn about Chicano art while touring the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa in 2017. (photo courtesy Unidos Se Puede)

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Now in its fifth year, Oklahoma State University’s Unidos Se Puede (United We Can) program works with seventh and eighth-graders from five Tulsa Public Schools to encourage high school graduation and to promote higher education. About half the students are English language learners, whose parents speak only Spanish. […]

OCCDLA holiday event honors members of the legal community

From left:  Billy Coyle, OCCDLA President with Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association award winners: Bill Graves, Tom Hurley, Paul Faulk and Michele McElwee at the group’s 8th annual Christmas party at Coyle Law Firm.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On December 6, the Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCCDLA) held its 8th annual Christmas Party during which they honored several members of the legal community. Festivities took place at Coyle Law Firm in downtown Oklahoma City. The event was hosted by OCCDLA past president, […]

Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne creates psychedelic design for Wrap Up Homelessness campaign

Holiday wrapping paper has been created for the Wrap Up Homelessness Campaign by professional Oklahoma artists with designs ranging from traditional to funky holiday themes. Photos provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 2018 Wrap Up Homelessness Campaign is now underway giving Oklahoma City residents an oppotunity to help those who are transitioning through homelessness. For the third year in a row, the Curbside Chronicle has partnered with local artists to design holiday wrapping paper for sale […]

As Democratic rural losses increase, state Rep. Tadlock says he is changing Parties, not changing sides


Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher Oklahoma City – State Rep. Johnny Tadlock, first elected as representative from Oklahoma House District 1 in 2014, delivered the political equivalent of a trembler at the state Capitol last week. Tadlock switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. The Idabel legislator cited conservative policy beliefs as the reason for […]

OKC 2019 Martin Luther King Day events planned

The 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday celebration will take place Monday, January 21 in downtown Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Story updated Thursday, Jan. 4, 2019 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City’s 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration, themed, “We Are CommUNITY” will take place on Monday, January 21, the national holiday bearing King’s name. The public is invited to attend. Organized by the Oklahoma City Martin Luther […]

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