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Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller reports gross receipts to state Treasury for Fiscal Year 2017 demonstrate that economic recovery is underway

Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller, after a press conference on July 10, 2017. The two-term incumbent is term-limited in the elective position. He said is not yet decided on returning to the private sector, or seeking another political office. Photo by Pat McGuigan.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gross Receipts to the Treasury for Fiscal Year 2017 indicate the state’s treasury (reflective of the broader economy) began recovery at the midpoint of the fiscal year and continued through June, lagging slightly behind state gross domestic product figures (GDP), State Treasurer Ken Miller said Monday (July 10) during […]

Western Avenue to host 3rd Annual WestFest Street Festival on August 29

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The historic Western Avenue, in partnership with New Belgium Brewing, will host its third annual street festival, WestFest, on Saturday, August 19. The event will take place from noon to 10 p.m. featuring live music, food trucks, Fat Tire beer, a local vendor market and […]

Save a life with free dog and cat from the OKC Animal Shelter this Saturday 

The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter will hold Free Adoptions Saturday this weekend from noon to 7 p.m.  OKC Animal Welfare Website Photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Free Adoption Saturday is the perfect time to save the life of a homeless pet and add a grateful dog or cat to your family.  The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter will hold Free Adoptions Saturday this weekend from noon to 7 p.m. All dog and […]

The Last Howlelujah Tour comes to St. Paul’s Cathedral

Wili and Father. Bill Miller will appear at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 127 NW 7th Street on Sunday, July 9 during the “The Last Howlelujah Tour” in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Last month, Wili, a 12-year-old terrier mix, and his master, Father Bill Miller, left from New Orleans, Louisiana headed for Las Vegas, Nevada, and other stops including Oklahoma City for what is called “The Last Howlelujah Tour – Wili’s ‘Barket’ List – or more commonly […]

Report shows Oklahoma City’s homeless numbers are down, but “it’s complicated”

According to a “Point in Time” report based on a one-day census that happens each January, there were 1,368 people who were homeless in Oklahoma City, down from 1,511 in 2016. Homeless Alliance Facebook Photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Newspaper OKLAHOMA CITY – According to the latest Point in Time annual report, released by the City of Oklahoma City, the number of Oklahoma City’s homeless people has decreased by nearly 10 percent. However, advocates say the number alone isn’t statistically significant enough to celebrate. According to the report, which is […]

Sonja Martinez dons rainbow colors as 2017 OKC Pride Parade Grand Marshall

The 2017 OKC Pride Parade Grand Marshall was longtime AIDS activist and Oklahoma City performance artist Sonja Martinez.  She is accompanied by her wife Dee Goodwin red Thunderbird owner Harold Watson. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The OKC Pride Parade was deemed another huge success as it closed a weekend of festivities celebrating diversity and equality in the metro.  The 2017 OKC Pride Weekend was themed “OKC Pride, 30 Years of Resistance,” The month of June is recognized across America and around […]

Dean A McGee Awards annually honor key Oklahoma City leaders

Pictured from left, Jim Couch, Leslie Batchelor, Mark Beffort. Photo Provided

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – The 2017 Dean A. McGee Awards, presented at a dinner and gala held this year in June, sustain a long-standing tradition of recognizing outstanding leaders, volunteers and others who have helped build the city area, especially downtown. The 2017 honorees were city manager James D. Couch (Dean A. McGee […]

A Soldier’s Story: Combat, Life in Service, a Kiss

The people of Pilsen, Czech Republic, cheer on May 7, 2017, as a Jeep passes by bearing World War II combat veteran Hall Duncan. Every year, the people of Pilsen celebrate the liberation of their town by the U.S. Third Army. Photo Provided by Yankee Division Veterans Association.

Patrick B. McGuigan Edmond, Oklahoma – Hall Duncan has had many successes in a long career in art, journalism, education and other fields. Now retired from the University of Central Oklahoma, he still draws and is working on a new children’s book. At 93, he has no intention of slowing down. In 1944-45, as an […]

Internationally renowned conductor Jeffrey Grogan joins OKCU’s Oklahoma Youth Orchestras

Internationally renowned conductor Jeffrey Grogan has accepted a joint position with Oklahoma City University and the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras starting July 1.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City University (OKCU) and the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras (OYO) announced that internationally renowned conductor Jeffrey Grogan has accepted a joint position with the two organizations. Effective July 1, Grogan will serve as conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra at Oklahoma City University’s Bass School […]

Joel Sartore to preview PBS series “Rare – Creatures Of The Photo Ark” at OKC Zoo

Seen taking a selfie with Monarch butterflies in the Sierra Chincua, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore will discuss his documentary “Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark” at the OKC Zoo on July 15.  Photo provded.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, and the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) have joined to present a public preview of the upcoming, PBS series, “Rare – Creatures of the Photo Ark.”  The two local organizations have similar missions to provide life-enriching educational opportunities […]

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