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Students in recovery graduate from Mission Academy, Oklahoma’s only recovery high school

Photo 1: On May 23, five students, (L-R) Markus, Julian, Julia, Barton, and William will receive their high school diploma from Mission Academy, Oklahoma’s only recovery high school.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Thursday, May 23rd, five teens will receive their high school diploma. These are teens in recovery from substance abuse and addiction graduating from Oklahoma’s only recovery high school, Mission Academy. The graduation ceremony will take place at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 127 NW 7th […]

COMMENTARY: Cole’s conquest looms, amid concerns for the future of Indian Country

Tom Cole.  Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City – In the nation’s capital, U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, is close to achieving his greatest triumph. If he pulls it off, it will be great for the tribe to which he belongs (the Chickasaw Nation), in particular, and beneficial to other large tribes, in general. For decades, those […]

A Tribute Song: A Modern Warrior, Charles Surveyor sought Peace, Justice and Prosperity

President Bill Clinton, left, and Charles Surveyor, were participants in a White House meeting where, Surveyor said, the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma thought they had gained a pledge tribal lands at Fort Reno would be restored to their control.
White House Photo

  Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher So long as I retain consciousness, I will remember the names, and the stories, of Charles Surveyor and Archie Hoffman – Cheyenne & Arapaho leaders who deserve the respect of all Oklahomans, and all Americans who thirst for justice.Before their encounters with the white man, the Two Tribes – Cheyenne […]

A humanitarian giant, Jim Rowan leaves a long shadow on social and criminal justice

Jim Rowan tried 40 death penalty cases in his 35 years of service as a public defender in Oklahoma County and for the Capital Trial Division of the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System in Norman.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City resident James Thomas Rowan (May 25, 1944 – May 6, 2019) was a champion of social and criminal justice dedicated to public service.  He worked his entire life to help the persecuted and underprivileged. His obituary stated: Jim was a dedicated husband, proud father, zealous advocate, and […]

OK-CADP fundraiser to feature Innocence Project’s Vanessa Potkin and honor death penalty foe Jim Rowan on June 8

Vanessa Potkin, Director of Postconviction Litigation for the Innocence Project and Executive Producer of the ABC documentary “The Last Defense,” will be keynote speaker at the OK-CADP Annual Dinner on June 8. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 28th Annual Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) Awards Dinner & Meeting will be held Saturday, June 8 at the Capitol View Event Center, 5201 N. Lincoln Boulevard, in Oklahoma City. A cocktail reception will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner […]

2019 Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame Inductees Honored

Four honorees were recently inducted into the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame at the 2019 conference’s annual Awards Luncheon in Chickasha. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Charles Tate, chair of the 2019 Oklahoma History and Preservation Conference Committee, recently announced the four individuals that were inducted into the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame at the conference’s annual Awards Luncheon in Chickasha last month. Honorees include Dr. Dianna Everett, Emmy Scott Stidham, […]

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 […]

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

Mick Cornett.  Photo provided.

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 […]

River Run & Dog Jog set to raise funds for A New Leash on Life, Inc at Wiley Post Park

The 3K Dog Jog at Wiley Post Park on May 27 is for runners and walkers of all ages, with or without their dog.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 2019 Oklahoma River Run & Dog Jog will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, hosted by A New Leash On Life Inc. The event will take place at Wiley Post Park, 2021 S. Robinson Avenue, on the Oklahoma River Trails in Oklahoma […]

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