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Regional Food Bank Oklahoma and others step up to aid Federal employees

Numerous organizations, schools and businesses are stepping up to aid employees and contract workers impacted by the recent federal government shutdown. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY-OK – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, United Way and State Fair Park have partnered to organized a mobile food distribution for federal employees and contract workers impacted by the recent federal government shutdown. The event will be held on Monday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to […]

VOICE to host Accountability Session for City Council candidates

Ward 2 Oklahoma City Council candidates include Suzanne Broadbent, James Cooper and Mike Dover.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A VOICE Accountability Session will be held on Sunday, January 27, at 4 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 600 NW 13th St., in Oklahoma City.  The twelve candidates running for Oklahoma City Council have all been invited. The event is free and open to the public. Elections […]

Innocence Project’s Vanessa Potkin to address Julius Jones and wrongful convictions at OK-CADP fundraiser

Director of Post Conviction Litigation for the Innocence Project and an Executive Producer of the ABC documentary “The Last Defense” - examining the death row case of Oklahoma prisoner Julius Jones, Vanessa Potkin will be keynote speaker at the 2019 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 feature Innocence Project’s Director of Post Conviction Litigation, Vanessa Potkin as keynote speaker. The event will be held Saturday, June 8 at the Capitol View Event Center, 5201 N. Lincoln […]

Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund prepares for Red Tie Night 2019

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF) will host the 27th “Red Tie Night” on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.  The gala will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, a silent and live auction, and dancing. Live entertainment […]

Northeast OKC Renaissance to continue in 2019

Northeast OKC Renaissance was designed to engage the local community and attract people from throughout the metro to visit Northeast Oklahoma City.  Facebook photo.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Hosted by Northeast OKC Renaissance Inc (NEOKCR). ONE OKC is an annual street festival that was formed to represent the “culturally rich, and economically vibrant vision of the future of Northeast Oklahoma City. Its goal is to engage the local community and attract people from […]

Home for the Holidays’ – Central Oklahoma family benefits from Rumsey gift

The recipients of the Rumseys’ philanthropy are the Trejo family, which includes parents Ruben and Trinidad, and their three children, one of whom has special needs.  Photo provided.

Staff Report   Yet another Oklahoma family celebrated the holidays in their very own home, thanks to the generosity of retired business owners Gary and Diane Rumsey. This past fall the Rumseys donated $90,000 to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, to underwrite the full construction costs of the new dwelling. Along with their donation, for the […]

Incoming Oklahoma Senate President Pro Temp Treat names leadership team, designates Bice and Standridge for key roles

Oklahoma State Senator Greg Treat. Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Incoming Senate President Pro Temp Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, has named his leadership team for the 57th State Legislature. Key members include Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City – designated Assistant Floor Leader — and Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, named Majority Whip. Treat said, in a statement sent to The City […]

Senate Democratic-Leader Designate Kay Floyd announces committee assignments

Senate Democratic Leader Designate Kay Floyd.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Designate Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, has announced committee assignments for members of the Senate Democratic Caucus for the 57th Legislature. Named to important assignments at the state Capitol were new senators Julia Kirt and Carri Hicks, elected in northwest Oklahoma City districts, and legislative veteranGeorge Young, elected […]

Miller Time will end January 2 – Gross Tax Receipts for past 12 months “highest on record”

Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller will leave office in three weeks. Photo by Pat McGuigan.

Staff Report   Oklahoma City, OK – November Gross Receipts to the Treasury reflect ongoing expansion in the Oklahoma economy with total collections increasing by more than 15 percent compared to the same month of last year. Outgoing State Treasurer Ken Miller, whose tenure will end early in the New Year, released the data to […]

Oklahomans to be honored by LifeShare in 2019 Rose Parade

LifeShare of Oklahoma will help sponsor the Donate Life Float, themed, Rhythym of the Heart, in the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Updated Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 LifeShare of Oklahoma has unveiled the floral portraits of two Oklahomans who will be honored in this year’s national Rose Parade. Sandy Pekrul, of Enid, and Hance Henrie, of Owasso, will be representing the state in the Donate Life Rose Parade Float on New […]

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