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Oklahoma begins statewide candidate filing on April 8 with new changes

Due to the fact that the Oklahoma State Capitol is currently closed to the public, in-person candidate filing will take place on April 8 in the south parking lot of the Capitol. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Statewide candidate filing begins today, Wednesday, April 8 at 8 a.m. Candidates are encouraged to use mail or private delivery to file, but an in-person “drive-through” option will be available for state and federal candidates. Due to the fact that the Capitol is closed to […]

Free Garden-in-Place starter kits for kids offered by Myriad Gardens and Scissortail Park

The education, programming and horticultural staff at Myriad Botanical Gardens and Scissortail Park have created the Garden In Place program which offers free seed starting kits for local children and their families. Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – While many education programs and public events are on hold in Oklahoma City, the education, programming and horticultural staff at Myriad Botanical Gardens and Scissortail Park have created the Garden In Place program which offers free seed starting kits for local children and their […]

Hope, in all seasons: Reflections

Winston Churchill. The Yousuf Karsh photo, taken in 1941 during Churchill’s visit to the Canadian Parliament.

Patrick B. McGuigan St. Thomas Aquinas taught there are three main theological virtues: Faith, Hope and Charity. The Latin word “caritas” is translated strictly as “charity,” but is also rendered “love.” The most widely beloved expression of the trilogy is found in the first Epistle to the Corinthians, where love is designated the greatest gift […]

Homeless Alliance receives $200,000 donation, releases first ever digital Curbside Chronicle

The new pet-themed April issue of the Curbside Chronicle titled “Paws Everything” is the first ever issue available totally online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Facebook photo

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Homeless Alliance has received a $200,000 donation from the Richison Family Foundation, established by Paycom’s founder and CEO, Chad Richison.  The donation will help to meet the Homeless Alliance’s new demands of safely providing food and hygiene supplies to people experiencing homelessness in […]

OK Humane raises funds with “Stay Home With Your Pet” shirts


The Oklahoma Humane Society is raising funds by selling "Stay Home With Your Dog" shirts while social distancing practices are in place. Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden
 City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Humane Society is raising funds by selling “Stay Home With Your Pet” shirts while social distancing practices are in place. T-shirts can be purchased at okhumane.org. The Oklahoma Humane Society is state’s largest animal rescue and is entirely donor funded and […]

A Tribute Song: Admiring Oklahoma’s ‘Dr. Tom’ – and honoring his legacy

Tom Coburn .  Photo by PPatrick B. McGuigan.

  Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Early in 2003-04 election cycle, “New Right” leader Paul Weyrich called from Washington D.C., to pick my brain on the contest to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Don Nickles. I told Weyrich – for whom I had worked in Washington during the Carter, Reagan and Bush (the […]

Oklahoma City mayor tightens emergency order provisions in Saturday proclamation

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt.  Facebook photo

The City Sentinel Staff Report Mayor David Holt has tightened provisions in his order declaring a state of emergency in Oklahoma City. The action was, a press release from the city government said, intended “to explicitly implement “Shelter in Place” from 11:59 p.m. March 28 through April 16.”   For a longer version of this […]

Oklahoma Restaurant Association launches Keep Calm Carry Out website

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  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK —Urging residents across the state to stay safe, the Oklahoma Restaurant Association (ORA) has launched a website called CarryOutOk.com. ORA encourages Oklahomans to keep calm and carry out their meals from local establishments. The new website will inform the public on which restaurants are providing carry […]

Paseo Arts Festival rescheduled to Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 5-7

In response to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), the Paseo Arts Festival has been rescheduled to take place on Labor Day Weekend, September 5-7. Photo by Paige Powell

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (March 24, 2020) – Originally scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25, the Paseo Arts Festival will now take place on Labor Day Weekend, September 5-7 in response to COVID-19. The annual event is hosted by the Paseo Arts Association (PAA). Given the high level of uncertainty […]

OKC Animal Welfare reduces adoption fees, makes COVID-19 related changes

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter UPDATE:  March 27, 2020. OKC Animal Welfare is offering adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adoption fees will remain cut in half to $30 to help ensure homeless pets are still adopted as the shelter enters its busy season.   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK […]

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