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Perhaps the best writer among us: May 23 launch set for writer John J. Dwyer’s new novel (‘Mustang’)

John J. Dwyer’s novel, “Mustang,” will be released in Oklahoma City at a Full Circle book party on May 23.   Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan     OKLAHOMA CITY – John J. Dwyer, one of the Sooner State’s most honored writers and author of seven books (both fiction and nonfiction) will in May release “Mustang,” the widely anticipated sequel to his unforgettable “Shortgrass.” That earlier work brought to life Dwyer’s best-yet fictional creation, Lance Roark, raised by […]

Partnering with Finding Rover, OK Humane uses facial recognition technology to identify lost pets

Oklahoma Humane Society is partnering with Finding Rover in using facial recognition technology to identify lost dogs and cats. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Humane Society is partnering with Finding Rover, an animal facial recognition technology firm, to join other shelters and rescues across the nation to identify lost dogs and cats. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Finding Rover and are so excited to educate […]

Oklahoma Education Briefs and Commentary

The old Harding High School building on North Shartel Avenue has for many years housed two successful and award-winning public charter schools. This school year, the schools were ordered by officials of the Oklahoma City Public Schools district to vacate the facility this summer. File Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan (Editor’s Note: This is compiled from multiple sources, including The Oklahoman)   Great schools leaving the MidCity area … The City Sentinel is reeling as two successful public charter schools are forced to leave the heart of the community for new locations. This newspaper and the two Harding-site schools have long labored […]

OKC Beautiful’s Bloomin’ Brunch fundraiser set for May 18 at Kerr Park

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The public is invited to enjoy family-style brunch at the farm table during the OKC Beautiful Bloomin’s Brunch fundraiser on Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kerr Park, 102 Robert S. Kerr Avenue, in downtown Oklahoma City. Participants will have the opportunity […]

Curbside Chronicle vendors to assemble and sell flower bouquets for Mother’s Day

Curbside Chronicle vendors will offer people in Oklahoma City a chance to purchase flowers for special women in their life this month for Mother’s Day. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Curbside Chronicle vendors will offer people in Oklahoma City a chance to purchase flowers for special women in their life this Mother’s Day while also supporting people who are working their way out of homelessness. The Curbside Chronicle is creating flower bouquets that will […]

Bring on the May Flower for Paseo First Friday (May 3)

For May, the Paseo Art Space (3022 Paseo) will display the work of the Silk Painters Guild of Oklahoma, featuring  Janene Evard. Photo provided.

Staff Report   As Oklahoma’s first arts district, the Paseo Arts District continues to grow with restaurants, galleries and retail. The community is invited to the First Friday Gallery Walk every month, rain or shine. Galleries and shops stay open late, and the evening marks the opening of new exhibitions each month. This month’s walk […]

8th Annual Walk this Way fashion show “Curtain Call” pays homage to Broadway

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, May 18, Oklahoma City can experience the sights and sounds of fashion, entertainment, art, music and food at the 8th Annual Walk This Way Fashion Show, benefiting Other Options, Inc. and Friends Food Pantry. This year’s theme, “Curtain Call” pays homage to Broadway. […]

2nd Youth Climate Strike Oklahoma scheduled for May 3

Youth Climate Strike Oklahoma activists Lanah Hinsdale and Luke Kerr.  Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — On Friday, May 3, dozens of Oklahoma students will go on strike from school to protest what they contend is the government’s failure to take action to stop climate change.  Deer Creek High School seniors Luke Kerr and Lanah Hinsdale are leading the Youth […]

Former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett joins Jones PR as executive counsel

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Staff Report   Jones PR, a national integrated communications agency,  announced today (Monday, April 22) that former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett has joined Jones PR as executive counsel. In this role, he will provide strategic and thought leadership counsel to Jones PR and its clients. “I am proud to join the very talented team […]

TSET putting nightclubs ahead of doctors?

Policy Analyst Curtis Shelton, pictured in the library at the Oklahoma Council of Policy Affairs, says it is time to ask whether TSET’s “spending practices are truly improving Oklahoma’s health statistics, or if it is time to reform the system and redirect future settlement payments to higher priorities such as rural healthcare.” Photo provided.

Ray Carter, OCPA Center for Independent Journalism   OKLAHOMA CITY -– Oklahoma’s Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust has spent as much, and sometimes more, promoting bars and nightclubs and a boathouse foundation than it has on recruiting rural doctors to Oklahoma, records show. Curtis Shelton, Policy Research Fellow at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, a […]

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