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Registration open for OKC Zoo 3rd annual Monarch Madness 5K Fun Run

Photo 1: The Oklahoma City Zoo’s third annual Monarch Madness 5K/Fun Run will be held on Saturday, September 14.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is offering an early-bird registration rate of $30 (5K) and $25 (Fun Run) until July 31 for the third annual Monarch Madness 5K/Fun Run on Saturday, September 14.  Both events will benefit local monarch butterfly conservation. Starting Thursday, August […]

Oklahoma State Election Board urges voters to respond to address confirmation notice

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Staff Report   Oklahoma City – This past spring, more than 181,000 Address Confirmation Notices were mailed to certain Oklahoma voters, as required by law. Nearly two months later, more than 134,000 notices remain outstanding, state election officials said on Friday (July 19). Voters who do not respond to the Address Confirmation Notice by July […]

OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew welcomes new athletes

Learn the basics of rowing in a week-long course - full day and half day options available at OKC Riversport. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – OKC RIVERSPORT is inviting high school and middle school students to try rowing with their Junior Crew free for one week. No experience necessary. OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew offers competitive rowing for kids grades 8 to 12 from all backgrounds and all levels of athletic […]

Kings of Leon to perform for Scissortail Park’s grand opening on Sept. 27

The Kings of Leon will perform a free concert on Sept. 27, for the grand opening of MAPS 3’s Scissortail Park in downtown Oklahoma City. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A free Kings of Leon concert will be the highlight of three days of celebrations for the grand opening of MAPS 3’s Scissortail Park in downtown Oklahoma City. Formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999. The Kings of Leon is an American rock band is composed of brothers Caleb, […]

Brent Bryant named Finance Director for Oklahoma City government

Brent Bryant became the new Finance Director for Oklahoma City on Friday, July 12..  Photo provided.

Staff Report Oklahoma City Manager Craig Freeman recently announced selection of Brent Bryant as the new Finance Director. His official starting date was Friday, Friday 12. Bryant will oversee the Finance Department and report to Kenton Tsoodle, one of Oklahoma City’s three Assistant City Managers. “We once again had a strong group of highly qualified […]

Oklahoma City’s General Fund tax collections up, but below projections

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Staff Report The July sales tax report shows General Fund collections in Oklahoma City were up 1.8 percent compared to the same month last year, below the monthly projection by 1.3 percent. The July report includes collections for the last half of May and estimated collections in the first half of June, which total about […]

Sunbeam Family Services Announces 2019 Beacons Class IV

he Sunbeam Family Services’ Beacons serve to connect young professionals interested in making a difference in their community and Oklahoma City metro area through engagement with Sunbeam Family Services.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Sunbeam Family Services has announced its 2019 Beacons Board.  The Beacons serve to connect young professionals interested in making a difference in their community and Oklahoma City metro area through engagement with Sunbeam Family Services. Sunbeam Beacons are dedicated individuals, ages 24 to 40, who volunteer their time […]

NewView OWL Camp set for July 19 – 22 at Lake Tenkiller

NewView’s 2019 free summer OWL Camp will be held at the Owl’s Nest, from July 19-22 at Lake Tenkiller, in Cookson, OK. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The NewView Tulsa OWL (Oklahomans Without Limits) Camp, Oklahoma’s free summer camp for teens 15 – 18 who are blind or visually impaired, is scheduled for July 19 – 22.  The camp will be held at the Owl’s Nest at Lake Tenkiller (19724 W. […]

Skirvin Hotel partners with Oklahoma Humane Society to host annual Great Catsby adoption event

On July 18, the Skirvin Hilton and Oklahoma Humane Society will present the Great Catsby event featuring felines and wine with a 1920’s flare. Facebook photo

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Thursday, July 18, the Skirvin Hilton and Oklahoma Humane Society will present an evening of felines and wine with a 1920’s flare. For a $10 donation, the “Great Catsby” event will offer guests two complimentary glasses of wine, music, and unlimited kitten petting. […]

PAWS for MAPS 4 and OKC Animal Welfare Unveil Concept for New OKC Animal Shelter in MAPS 4

“Stop the killing—we need a new building!”, is what we all chanted in front of City Hall early this morning, before everyone went inside and made presentations, emotional speeches, and powerful pleas as to why Oklahoma City so desperately needs a new animal shelter. Photo by Priscilla Forehand.

The City Sentinel, Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY — A proposal for a new, state-of-the-art animal shelter was unveiled Thursday (July 11)  to Mayor David Holt and the Oklahoma City Council. The new shelter would cost approximately $43 million and include up to 67,000 square feet. Prior to the presentation, a brief rally of supporters was […]

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