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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 […]

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. […]

Contractors’ group supports Stephanie Bice in Fifth District Congressional race

Garnering favorable notice after five years in elective office is Stephanie Bice, a Republican state senator representing District 22 (Yukon, Piedmont, Edmonw and Oklahoma City) at the state capitol. Bice crafte the liquor law reforms CapitolBeatOK designated one of Oklahoma’s top news stories in 2018. She is running for Congress in 2020.  Photo provided.

  By Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City, OK – State Sen. Stephanie Bice has garnered an important endorsement early in her campaign for U.S. Congress. The 380-member Association of Oklahoma General Contractors (AOGC) announced last week they were endorsing the Oklahoma City Republican “to become the next representative of Oklahoma’s Fifth Congress District 5.” AOGC, […]

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 […]

OEA membership down 16 percent over five years

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By Ray Carter, OCPA Center for Independent Journalism   When thousands of Oklahoma teachers participated in union-led protests at the Capitol in 2018, some thought the event was a sign of increasing power for teacher unions. Yet newly released figures show the Oklahoma Education Association, the state affiliate of the National Education Association, continued to […]

Sally’s List Powerful Women Dinner to feature Tina Tchen, former chief of staff to Michelle Obama

Sally’s List Powerful Women Dinner to feature Tina Tchen, former chief of staff to Michelle Obama.  Twitter photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma’s nonprofit organization Sally’s List has announced that its 2019 annual Powerful Women Dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 1.  The featured keynote speaker will be Tina Tchen, former chief of staff for First Lady Michelle Obama. The event will take place from 7 – […]

Summer happenings scheduled at the OKC Zoo

On Sunday, July 14, the OKC Zoo will host World Chimp Day, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., sponsored by Bob Moore Subaru. Photo by Andrea Johnson.

by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The OKC Zoo has a schedule of family fun activities planned for the 2019 summer season.  The season will offer taxpayer appreciation day, summer camps, concerts, animal conservation events and more. On Sunday, July 14, the OKC Zoo will host World Chimp Day, from […]

City Briefs: Two Oklahoma City referenda coincide with first MAPs4 meeting, Police Chief named, Holt deepens involvement with mayors’ conference

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The City Sentinel Online, Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – On Tuesday, July 9, as MAPs4 community meetings begin, Oklahoma City voters will decide on two important ballot propositions. On Monday (July 8), veteran police officer Wade Gourley was named Oklahoma City Police Chief. Mayor David Holt, fresh from a working trip to Hawaii (where […]

Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women seeks Hall of Fame nominees through July 26

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Staff Report   Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women (OCSW) is seeking nominations for 2019 inductees to the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame. Nominations must be postmarked by the July 26 deadline. An event to recognize inductees will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Oklahoma Judicial Center. “There […]

OKC Astronomy Club to host Star party honoring first moon landing at Boathouse District on July 20

One of the most iconic images from the Apollo 11 mission is of Buzz Aldrin saluting the American flag on the surface of the Moon.  NASA Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Astronomy Club will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on Saturday, July 20, with a community-wide star party hosted by the Boathouse District, at 800 Riversport Drive, along the Oklahoma River. Club members will set up telescopes by […]

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