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Assistance dog becomes Edmond resident’s perfect match

Born with cerebral palsy, Edmond resident Max Boevers has been matched with Maureen, a two-year-old black Labrador/Golden retriever cross from Canine Companions for independence.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Max Boevers family of Edmond recently completed two weeks of training and was matched with a skilled assistance dog from Canine Companions for Independence. Canine Companions is a non-profit organization that breeds, raises and trains assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities. Born […]

Met Library summer STEAM programs offer more than reading skills

The Oklahoma City Metropolitan Library System has developed a variety of STEAM programs for all ages this summer.  File photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK– The Metropolitan Library System has developed a variety of summer STEAM programs for all ages including some programs hosted by the Science Museum of Oklahoma. The programs highlight technology-based learning to help equip children and teens with the knowledge they need to cultivate key problem-solving skills. STEAM programs focus on areas including Science, […]

NewView Oklahoma hosts Keys to Work Transition Institute and upcoming groundbreaking event

Students participating in NewView Oklahoma’s Keys to Work Transition Institute will learn independent living and job-readiness skills.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Teens who are blind and vision impaired are participating in NewView Oklahoma’s Keys to Work Transition Institute for one week in Oklahoma City. Students participating in the program will learn independent living and job-readiness skills while interacting with leaders from the Oklahoma City community. The […]

Mid-America Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo comes to OKC June 1-2

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The State Fairgrounds Bennett Event Center, 3001 General Pershing Boulevard in Oklahoma City, will be the site of the 2018 Mid-America Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo on Friday and Saturday, June 1-2. The expo will feature workshops and clinics put on by some of the […]

Jim Roth appointed Dean of OCU Law School

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City University’s President Robert Henry recently announced that Jim Roth has been appointed as the next Dean of OCU’s Law School. A former Oklahoma County commissioner and Oklahoma Corporation commissioner, Roth will begin his term as dean on July 1. Roth currently serves as […]

1889 Institute recommends school districts start “conversion schools”

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The 1889 Institute, an Oklahoma state policy think tank, has published “Conversion Schools: Local Districts Have No Excuse.” A short paper, released March 29, points out that school districts now have the power to free themselves of many of the rules and regulations imposed by the state. Local school boards […]

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issues statement at end of nine-day teacher’s strike

Governor Mary Fallin on Tuesday (April 10) signed a measure that allows expanded casino gaming for Oklahoma’s Indian tribes.   Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin on Thursday evening (April 12) issued a statement on the announced end of the nine-day public school teacher walkout. In comments sent to The City Sentinel and other news organizations, the state’s chief executive said: “Oklahomans and our elected officials have proven they are committed to school […]

Mary Bilder to present OCU Quinlan Lecture on April 5

Mary Bilder, Founders Professor of Law at Boston College Law School will deliver the 2018 Quinlan Lecture at the Oklahoma City University School of Law. on Thursday, April 5.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma City, OK – The 2018 Quinlan Lecture will be delivered by Mary Bilder, Founders Professor of Law at Boston College Law School at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, 800 N. Harvey, on Thursday, April 5.  The free lecture, titled “James Madison and Constitutional Compromise” will be […]

A look at those who lobby at the state Capitol for public education, including tax increases

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Stacy Martin and Patrick B. McGuigan What does a top contract education lobbyist make in Oklahoma? Margaret Erling’s lobbying firm makes $75,000 a year lobbying for the Tulsa Public Schools, the state’s second largest school district. The firm garners $50,000 a year as the lobbyist for the Oklahoma City Public Schools. Fred Jordan’s lobbying firm […]

24th annual Flute Fair to feature Grammy winner Molly Barth

The Oklahoma Flute Society's annual Flute Fair on March 10-11 will feature Grammy winning flutist, Molly Barth.  MollyBarth.com

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NORMAN, OK – The Oklahoma Flute Society will present its 24th Annual Flute Fair on Friday and Saturday, March 10-11 at the University of Oklahoma Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd, in Norman.  The event will feature Grammy winning flutist, Molly Barth as guest artist. Saturday will include a […]

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