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Cathedral of Hope OKC to honor Sara Cunningham with Hero of Hope award

Oklahoma City activist Sara Cunningham, author of “How We Sleep at Night: A Mother’s Memoir,” will receive the Cathedral of Hope OKC’s Hero of Hope award on Jan. 28.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Cathedral of Hope Oklahoma City United Church of Christ (UCC) will bestow their 2018 Hero of Hope award to activist Sara Cunningham on January 28. The presentation will take place during Cathedral of Hope OKC’s Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary of […]

Women’s March OKC joins in Jan. 20 weekend of protests


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, January 20, the Women’s March OKC, themed We Roar – We Soar, will be held on the south Plaza of the Oklahoma State Capital beginning at 11 a.m. The marchers will step off at 11:20 a.m., and proceed south on Lincoln Boulevard (west […]

Oklahoma Special Olympics to host 22nd Annual Winter Games Jan. 11-13

Special Olympics athletes from 14 areas in Oklahoma will participant in the 22nd annual Winter Games.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma 2018 Special Olympics Winter Games will be held January 11 – 13 on the University of Oklahoma campus and in surrounding communities. Special Olympics athletes from 14 areas in Oklahoma are preparing for the 22nd annual event. A record number of nearly 3,400 athletes from across the state are […]

To study “String Theory,” simply enjoy it: Brightmusic’s January 23 concert


Staff Report On Tuesday, January 23 (yes, it’s 2018 already), Oklahoma City’s Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present the third concert of its 2017-18 season, “String Theory.”  Although this is not physics, although you might hear, in the course of the lovely sounds, the music of the spheres. The evening of excellent music will feature chamber […]

State Chamber’s ‘OK2030’ strategic plan recommends school choice

Dr. Jennifer Lepard, Oklahoma’s State Chamber Research Foundation Executive Director, guided the process of creating OK2030, the organization’s long-term strategic vision project. Photo Provided.

by Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s State Chamber has unveiled a comprehensive vision for public policy reforms aiming “to dramatically improve our state’s rankings and prospects.” The OK 2030 document, described as “the culmination of a yearlong effort to gather ideas and input from across the state” includes major education policy reforms, […]

OU School of Dance announces Summer Intensive national audition tour

Auditions for the OU School of Dance Summer Intensive will begin in Houston, TX, on January 14 and conclude in Norman, OK on March 3.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NORMAN, OK– The University of Oklahoma’s School of Dance will hold a national audition tour for its Summer Intensive, formerly SummerWind Youth Ballet, held in Norman from June 10-23. “The University of Oklahoma School of Dance is excited to announce its national audition tour for our 2018 Summer Intensive,” said Rebecca […]

OCU named a ‘Best College Value’ by Kiplinger’s


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University was recently named a 2018 Best College Value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, a leader in personal finance news and business forecasting. Out of 100 private universities that made the list, OCU is ranked #71. The rankings are available online. The list will appear in print […]

Oklahomans will vote on medical marijuana June 26

Oklahomans will go to the polls on June 26 to vote on the legalization of medical marijuana .  File photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Newspaper OKLAHOMA CITY – On Thursday, Jan. 4, Governor Mary Fallin established June 26 as the date Oklahomans will vote on the state’s medical marijuana ballot measure. Fallin filed an executive proclamation placing State Question 788 on the June primary election ballot. The governor’s other option was to place the […]

Myriad Gardens brings winter adventures to downtown Oklahoma City

January will be filled with great winter events for the entire family at the Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City.  Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – As the new year gets underway and cold weather abounds, the perfect outdoor experience is the Devon Ice Rink located at Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. Featuring 5,500 square feet of real ice, the Devon Ice Rink offers skating, seasonal food and beverages. Members […]

COMMENTARY (Part II): It didn’t start with County Commissioners, and didn’t end with the Health Department – Dealing with mismanagement, waste, fraud and abuse in Oklahoma Government

From left:  Gov. Mary Fallin, Gary Jones and Jonathan Small.  Photos provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Part I of this commentary examined the current controversy centered on mismanagement, waste, fraud and abuse at the Oklahoma Department of Health. That portion of this review of Oklahoma governance also touched on state government’s unwillingness to implement – either rapidly or incrementally – a broad bipartisan consensus on […]

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