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Environmental activists to brief legislators at State Capitol during Oklahoma Water Lobby Day

Environmental activists, legislators and the public will come together at the state Capitol to discuss water pollution issues on Oklahoma Water Lobby Day.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Environmental advocates, including former Attorney General Drew Edmondson, will speak to legislators on Wednesday, March 27, during Oklahoma Water Lobby Day. Hosted by the Oklahoma Chapter of Sierra Club, the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Oklahoma State […]

OKC Zoo’s Eye Spy Safari presents a new way to look at conservation education

The Oklahoma City Zoo is partnering with the Dean McGee Eye Institute to offer Eye Spy goers the opportunity to learn how the OKC Zoo is leading the way in local and global conservation efforts and how they can help save wildlife and wild places. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo is partnering with the Dean McGee Eye Institute to present the new Eye Spy Safari. Now through the summer, children 11 and under can participate in this interactive activity to learn about Zoo animals and the challenges threatening them. Eye Spy […]

Human Community Network forum set for March 30

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City’s Human Community Network (HCN) will meet on Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to explore and develop the “Coalition of the Underheard – Preparing the Way for 2020.” Participants will discuss how citizens can work together to “create systemic change […]

Shotgun the therapy dog brings smiles to Sunbeam’s Emergency Senior Shelter residents

Shotgun, a certified therapy dog provides love and support to residents at Sunbeam’s Emergency Senior Shelter and to clients visiting the Sunbeam Counseling program.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In 2012, Jessica Welp rescued a Border Collie named Shotgun from the Sulphur animal shelter. Soon after, Shotgun, now a certified therapy dog, began working with Sunbeam Family Services. Welp is the administrator of Sunbeam’s Emergency Senior Shelter, the only shelter for homeless seniors in […]

Oklahoma City Interfaith leaders respond to atrocity in New Zealand

Faith leaders in Oklahoma City addressed the atrocity in New Zealand during a press conference at the state Capitol.  Photo by Bill O'Brien.

Staff Report   Faith leaders in Oklahoma City addressed the atrocity in New Zealand on Friday (March 15). Speakers at the gathering said they were horrified at events in Christchurch, New Zealand, where two mosques were attacked within an hour’s time, in coordinated assaults. In all, 49 people were killed. The South Pacific nation’s Prime […]

NEOKC Developer’s Conference planned for March 23

The inaugural NEOKC Developer’s Conference will take place on Saturday, March 23 in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Northeast OKC Renaissance Inc.(NEOKCR) and OKC Black Eats (OKCBE) have joined to host the inaugural NEOKC Developer’s Conference on Saturday, March 23. The event is designed to address place-based ethical development in Northeast Oklahoma City (NEOKC) by “cultivating, connecting, and empowering local stakeholders who aspire […]

Oklahoma State Senate approves Rob Standridge’s ‘Oklahoma First!’ legislation

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Staff Report   The full Senate has given approval to a bill aimed at ensuring more state contracts are awarded to Oklahoma businesses. Sen. Rob Standridge is the principal author of Senate Bill 376, the Oklahoma First Act. Standridge said the exact mechanisms are still being honed as the bill moves through the legislative process, […]

I2U Culinary Solutions creates new wellness concept for metro hospitals

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Co-founders Jonathan Stranger, Brent Wilson and Dr. Steven Sands, have embarked on a new health and wellness venture working with hospitals and their patients in the metro area. Located at 7908 N. Western Avenue, i2U Culinary Solutions combines the professional talents of a local chef, a […]

Dr. Nyla Ali Khan appointed as Oklahoma Status of Women Commissioner

Professor and author, Dr. Nyla Ali Khan will be the guest speaker during the Seminole Chamber of Commerce lunch forum on Thursday, Feb. 14.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Dr. Nyla Ali Khan has been appointed as a Commissioner on the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women. She has been appointed for a five-year term by Senator Greg Treat (R-Oklahoma City), Republican President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma Senate. The Oklahoma Commission […]

“An Open Letter from Oklahoma Pastors to Oklahoma’s political leaders” 50 Oklahoma Pastors

Rev. Philip Abode and his wife, Rondalyn, lead Crossover Bible Church in north Tulsa. Rev. Abode was among 50 Oklahoma Christian pastors who signed an open letter to Gov. Kevin Stitt, state senators and state representatives “On the importance of educational options for parents.”  Photo provided

TO: Governor Kevin Stitt, State Senators, and State Representatives NOTE: This letter focused on “the importance of educational options for parents,” circulated online in recent days, and was sent to CapitolBeatOK, The City Sentinel and other news organizations. The letter can also be viewed here.   It is our strong conviction that parents have the […]

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