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The African Children’s Choir to perform at Oklahoma City’s First Church

The renowned African Children’s Choir will perform a free concert in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, May 16 at First Church. at 6:30 p.m. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Wednesday, May 16, the renowned African Children’s Choir will perform in Oklahoma City.  The concert will take place at First United Methodist Church, 131 NW 4th Street at 6:30 p.m. The concert is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. “The choir that will be coming to your area […]

ABC documentary “The Last Defense” to air June 12 spotlighting death row inmates Julius Jones and Darlie Routier

“The Last Defense” executive producers (L-R) Viola Davis, Julius Tennon, Christine Connor and Julius Jones’ lawyer, Dale Baich, discuss the case at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.  Twitter photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –  A new documentary series, titled “The Last Defense,” executive produced by actress Viola Davis and Julius Tennon, will begin airing on Tuesday, June 12 on the ABC Television Network at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST). The program takes an in-depth look at the cases […]

VA and Osage Nation to host Presumptive Conditions Event

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter PONCA CITY, OK – On May 7-8, the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs and the Osage Nation of Oklahoma will host a Presumptive Conditions Campaign event at the Osage Nation Casino Event Center, 64464 State Highway 60 in Ponca City.  

The two day event, from 9 a.m. to 4 […]

4-H’ers pitch in to help with wildfire recovery efforts in Oklahoma

Custer County 4-H’ers gather items to prepare lunches for firemen battling wildfires in northwest Oklahoma which include sandwiches, candy bars, fruit, beef jerky, cookies, and silverware.  Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter STILLWATER, OK – It is normal to find Oklahoma 4-H’ers showing livestock at the county fair, giving a speech on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle or taking part in a robotics competition.  Another typical action is to find 4-H’ers lending a helping hand in their communities. With […]

OKC Animal Welfare to host ‘Free the Shelters’ free pet adoptions event May 4-6


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – PRAI Beauty, the producer pf certified cruelty-free skincare products, will sponsor all homeless pet adoption fees from OKC Animal Welfare during the nationwide “Free the Shelters” event, Friday through Sunday, May 4-6. Oklahoma City was selected as one of 10 locations around the country for the event, […]

“Gutter Dance 15” charity bowling event set to benefit Norman’s Camp ClapHans

Sharla Bardin, public information manager for the McCarty Center, photographs the Split Ends team at last year’s Gutter Dance 14. The Split Ends were the eventual winners of the coveted last place bobble head trophies. Team members are (L-R) Will Spain, Steffan Spain, Randi Wilkie and Aaron Bumgarner. Photo by Greg Gaston

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Gutter Dance 15 charity bowling event to benefit the J. D. McCarty Center’s operation of Camp ClapHans will be held on Thursday, May 17. The event will be held at the Sooner Bowling Center, 550 24th Avenue, in Norman, sponsored by the Hal Smith Restaurant […]

Latest Chickasaw ‘land fix’ attempt came in federal measure, and fell barely short of passage


Patrick B. McGuigan A long-anticipated attempt to “fix” dubious federal trust land decisions, advocated for the Chickasaw Nation’s leadership, fell barely short of passage this past month. With both of the Sooner State’s U.S. Senators in support of a procedural move, the “Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act” was only five votes short of the 60 needed […]

NewView Oklahoma to host acclaimed artist John Bramblitt in May

John Bramblitt, an internationally acclaimed artist and author who is blind, will lead several artistic events in Oklahoma City on May 4 and 5.  Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. – In partnership with the Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter of Oklahoma City, NewView Oklahoma will host Haptic: Creating Art by Touch on Friday, May 4 from 7 – 10 p.m. Haptic will feature acclaimed artist and author, John Bramblitt.

Sponsored by the Kirkpatrick Foundation, Haptic will take place […]

Westminster students join Curbside Chronicle with Mother’s Day Flower Campaign to help the homeless

Manny, a Curbside Chronicle vendor, holds a sample of the bouquets that will be sold during the Mother’s Day sales event May11-13 in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – After the success of two recent Valentine’s Day campaigns, The Curbside Chronicle wanted to expanding its floral sales to help more people who are homeless. Soon after the holiday campaign, the eight grade class at Westminster School reached out to get involved with the Curbside’s mission. […]

Some criminal justice reformers raise substantive concerns about new laws

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Ardent advocates of criminal justice reform are concerned that new laws, enacted Thursday, will disappoint many who have worked for the past decade to change the Sooner State’s status as the American state with the largest rates of incarceration. This week, Governor Mary Fallin, with the support of the […]

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