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From a friend: Tom Guild should suspend campaigning and support Kendra Horn in the Democratic runoff for the 5th District Congressional seat

The City Sentinel publisher, Patrick B. McGuigan

Patrick B. McGuigan, The City Sentinel publisher OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – When I was younger, philosophical rigor (which some marginalize as ideological) was the most important consideration as I looked at decisions about my votes in elections. It remains important but not quite controlling in my voting decisions. Over time I have come to believe […]

Assistance dog becomes Edmond resident’s perfect match

Born with cerebral palsy, Edmond resident Max Boevers has been matched with Maureen, a two-year-old black Labrador/Golden retriever cross from Canine Companions for independence.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Max Boevers family of Edmond recently completed two weeks of training and was matched with a skilled assistance dog from Canine Companions for Independence. Canine Companions is a non-profit organization that breeds, raises and trains assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities. Born […]

OKC Zoo announces birth of a male Western Lowland gorilla

The OKC Zoo has announced that a new male Western lowland gorilla was born at the Zoo’s Great Escape day room early Tuesday morning, June 19.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden has announced the arrival of a new male Western Lowland gorilla. The baby was born early Tuesday morning, June 19, inside the Great EscApe day room.  The lucky parents are mother Ndjole (pronounced In-jōlee) and father Togo (pronounced […]

Former OCU player Lou Dunbar II drafted to Harlem Globetrotters

Lou Dunbar II of Oklahoma City University, son of legendary Globetrotters showman and current coach Sweet Lou Dunbar, was selected in the Harlem Globetrotters 2018 player draft.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The world famous exhibition basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, announced their 12th annual player draft, selecting five players, including Lou Dunbar II of Oklahoma City University, son of legendary Globetrotters showman and coach Sweet Lou Dunbar. Lou Dunbar II, is a 6-3 guard who earned All-Sooner […]

Oklahoma man, Johnny Edward Tallbear, freed after serving 26 years for murder

Johnny Tallbear, with Innocence Project Senior Staff Attorney Karen Thompson, celebrates moments after his exoneration. Photo by Nick Oxford.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter (Oklahoma City, OK –  With the consent of the Oklahoma County District Attorney, district court judge Glenn M. Jones vacated the 1992 murder conviction and dismissed the charges against Johnny Edward Tallbear based on new DNA evidence proving his innocence. Tallbear served 26 years for murder based on the […]

Batch and Pat – Not-So-Ordinary people joined in marriage

Director of the Peace House, Nathaniel “Batch” Batchelder and Pat Hoerth, co-owner of Turtle Rock Farm, shortly after saying their marriage vows on Saturday, ,June 9 at Church of the Open Arms in Oklahoma City.  Photo by Darla Shelden

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Nathaniel Batchelder and Patricia Hoerth celebrated Holy Matrimony the afternoon and evening of Saturday, June 9. The union formally joins in wedded bliss two of Oklahoma City’s best known Progressive activists, appreciated for their eclectic friendships, many of which surmount some of the divisions that now afflict […]

OSU Professor Releases Research on Females in Power

Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla with researcher Farida Jalalzai (right) in 2012. Chinchilla served from 2010-2014 and is included in Jalazai’s latest published research on females in power.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –Oklahoma State University professor Dr. Farida Jalalzai has released a collection of studies on female executives and their influence on the political empowerment of women. Titled “Measuring Women’s Political Empowerment Across the Globe,” the research is co-edited by Dr. Jalalzai, Amy Alexander from the University of Gothenburg […]

Sen. Rob Standridge urges vigilance on local schools, pay raises for support and certified staff

Sen. Rob Standridge. Phoro provided.

Staff Report   Oklahoma City – Sen. Rob Standridge and other legislators are growing concerned after hearing plans by multiple districts that want to give their administrators pay raises meant for support staff. The legislators want to ensure the pay raises are dispersed correctly and want to encourage the public to hold local school boards […]

Diversity Center hosts inaugural art exhibit where “Every Picture Tells A Story”

The Diversity Center of Oklahoma is hosting an exhibit themed “Every Picture Tells A Story” by local artist Tracie Logan through June 30 featuring art selections such as “Lady Photographer.”  Photo by Tracie Logan

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – An exhibition of contemporary art by Trace Logan, a local artist and member of the LGBTQ+ community, will be on display through June 30 at the Diversity Center of Oklahoma. Supported by a grant from the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC), Logan’s exhibit themed Every Picture […]

PLS Summer Reading Program to host “Library Leonardos” and other workshops for kids and adults

On June 7, Jeremy and Kelsey Philo, aka “Juggle ‘Whatever” will perform at the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library during the Summer Reading Program “Lights! Music! Circus!” event.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –  The Pioneer Library System will offer something for everyone, from youth to adults, during its 2018 Summer Reading Program. On Thursday, June 7, Jeremy and Kelsey Philo, aka “Juggle ‘Whatever” will perform at the Southwest Oklahoma City (SOKC) Public Library, 2201 SW 134th Street, for the “Lights! Music! […]

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