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Statement from Oklahoma Catholic Bishops in support of State Question 802

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The City Sentinel Online, Staff Report A statement from the Catholic Conference of Oklahoma, sent to The City Sentinel and other news organizations, expressed support for State Question 802, the constitutional ballot initiative aiming to expand Medicaid in the Sooner State. The June 8 statement, issued on behalf of Oklahoma’s two Catholic bishops, read as […]

Oklahoma financial institutions offer free absentee voting services

The Oklahoma State Election Board has announced that financial institutions across the state plan to offer free absentee voting services to all Oklahoma voters. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Secretary of the Oklahoma State Election Board has partnered with representatives of the Oklahoma Bankers Association, Oklahoma Credit Union Association, and Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma to announce that financial institutions across the state plan to offer free absentee voting services to all Oklahoma voters. Participating banks and credit […]

Celebrating 25 years of healthcare, Manos Juntas Free Clinic opens new location

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Manos Juntas Free Clinic has moved to a new location in southwest Oklahoma City.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Manos Juntas Free Clinic, located in Oklahoma City, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.  The Clinic is currently in the process of opening a new combined office and clinic near south Western and I-240. Founded in 1995, the concept of Fundación Manos Juntas (Joined […]

ART LOVERS and Art LIKERS: Check out your options, and Staycation your way through Paseo!

The Paseo Arts Association has a new home, and a fresh new color.  Facebook photo

The City Sentinel, Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – As Oklahoma’s first arts district, the Paseo Arts District continues to hold the safety of their visitors, artists and merchants as a top priority. With that in mind, the Paseo will not host its monthly gallery walk tonight (Friday, June 5), but ask you to […]

OSU Extension offers great resources for novice gardeners

Oklahoma State University Extension offers great informative fact sheets that are resources for beginning gardeners. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Gardening has become a popular focus of many people isolated by the coronavirus pandemic. Seasoned and first time gardeners are jumping in to grow their own food and flowers as they hunker down at home. “Fortunately, novice gardeners have a wealth of information available […]

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt signs emergency proclamation including downtown curfew

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The City Sentinel Online, Staff Report Oklahoma City – Mayor David Holt Sunday night signed a proclamation of a state of emergency in Oklahoma City that includes a curfew for parts of downtown due to violent actions by people near the police station since 9 p.m. “There are very important issues that we as a […]

OKC Pride Alliance to host Virtual Pride Week featuring online Parade this month

OKC Pride will host the first ever Virtual Pride Week Festival & Parade from Monday, June 15, through Sunday, June 21. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Newspaper   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In solidarity with the majority of Pride events worldwide, OKC Pride will host the first ever OKC Virtual Pride Week Festival & Parade from Monday, June 15, through Sunday, June 21. OKC Pride Festival Weekend, originally scheduled for the week of June 15 was […]

Photo Gallery – May 30-31 Property Damage on Classen Boulevard

The Ace Bindery on Classen Boulevard in Oklahoma City suffered exterior damage overnight on May 30-31, including to windows facing the busy thoroughfare.

Photos and Notes by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, as the sun lowered in the western sky, a demonstration took place to protest of the death, several days earlier, of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Demonstrators protested his death and that of other African-American men while in police custody over recent years. […]

New Sasquatch Shaved Ice to open in Bricktown to benefit low income youth

A new Sasquatch Shaved Ice stand, a program of the Homeless Alliance, will open in Bricktown this summer to benefit low income youth.

  By Darla Shelden   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Sasquatch Shaved Ice, a program of the Homeless Alliance, is expanding from its original location in The Plaza District and launching a second stand located in the Bricktown area. Through a $174,000 grant from the Arnall Family Foundation, Sasquatch Shaved Ice is expanding its program to […]

Commentary: Ordinary men, and ordinary time

Parish Priest, by Douglas Brinkley and Julie M. Fenster, is the biography of Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus.

by Patrick B. McGuigan Time marches on. I’m reflective as I honor anew Father Michael J. McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus. For me, the Christmas season lingers in memories as this challenging Year advances in America, in the world, and in the liturgical life of the Church. After what many American Catholics […]

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