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EPIC Charter School Student spotlight: Randel Ludwig

EPIC Charter School Epic Charter School sudent spotlight: Randel Ludwig. Photo provided.

Staff Report (adapted from Epic Charter School Release) Students and families choose Epic Charter School for a variety of reasons. Some of our students are exceptional, while others might be considered struggling. At a young age, Randel Ludwig was diagnosed with multiple developmental disabilities including narcolepsy and Tourette’s. Epic’s personalized learning model gave Randel a […]

City Briefs: Two Oklahoma City referenda coincide with first MAPs4 meeting, Police Chief named, Holt deepens involvement with mayors’ conference

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The City Sentinel Online, Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – On Tuesday, July 9, as MAPs4 community meetings begin, Oklahoma City voters will decide on two important ballot propositions. On Monday (July 8), veteran police officer Wade Gourley was named Oklahoma City Police Chief. Mayor David Holt, fresh from a working trip to Hawaii (where […]

Book Review: John J. Dwyer’s novel “Mustang: A Novel of World War II” is magnificent


Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor and Publisher   The story of Lance Roark, son of pacifist Mennonites in western Oklahoma, began in John J. Dwyer’s novel, “Shortgrass.” That 2017 novel introduced readers to a peaceful enclave of western Oklahoma, where whites of primarily Germanic ancestry lived in relative harmony with Comanches and other Native American tribes, […]

Senate President Pro Temp Great Treat names his choices for LOFT-y oversight

Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, has named five members of the Senate to srve on the bipartisan oversight committee for the new Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT).

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat last week announced the senators who will serve on the bipartisan, bicameral oversight committee for the Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT). An Oklahoma City Republican, Treat appointed two Oklahoma City Democrats to the oversight group. Sen. Treat also designated two rural Republicans, […]

WildCare OK to host inaugural “Keeping It Wild” dinner fundraiser, announces new executive director

WildCare Oklahoma will host its first ever dinner fundraiser and silent auction to celebrate its 100,000 animal helped on Saturday, July 20 at Sooner Legends Inn & Suites in Norman.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The public is invited to celebrate the 35th year of WildCare Oklahoma’s dedicated work by attending its first-ever dinner fundraiser and silent auction themed “Keeping It Wild in Oklahoma.” Honoring their landmark 100,000th animal helped, the event will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 at Sooner Legends […]

Oklahoma City sales tax collections climb in newest report; penalty reductions for city citations offered

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The City Sentinel Staff Report   Sales tax collections improved again in the Sooner State’s capital city, and the Council has voted in favor of a kind of amnesty for tickets and other citations. The June sales tax report shows General Fund collections in Oklahoma City were up 3.1 percent compared to the same month […]

Oklahoma Conference of Churches opposes placement of immigrant children at Fort Sill


June 18,  2019 To The Editor:   The way in which we treat refugees, immigrants, and visitors is a matter of faith. Care of “the stranger” and the ministry of hospitality are central to the activity of the people of God. Immigration laws and policies must uphold the human dignity of every person, as every […]

Lawyers, Activists seek Clemency for Julius Jones. Case issues detailed

Federal Public Defenders Amanda Bass and Dale  Baich, representing Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones, plan to press for clemency for their client.  Photo by Darla Shelden

Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Lawyers for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones plan to press for clemency for their client. The news was shared at a recent event supporting Oklahoma’s leading organization coordinating efforts to end capital punishment in Oklahoma. Lawyers announce clemency campaign to seek “Justice for Julius” At that […]

TONIGHT! “Beloved of God’ — Mozart’s music a highlight of Brightmusic Concert No. 4

Lisa Harvey-Reed will blend in perfectly at the fourth and final concert of the Brightmusic Summer Festival tonight at St. Paul’s Cathedral (N.W. 7 and Robinson) in downtown Oklahoma City . Reed, principal Oboist with the the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, is a Brightmusic regular. She will perform Mozart’s “Quartet in F Major” along with Gregory Lee (violin), Mark Neumann (viola) and Zack Reaves. The Mozart number is first on the evening program, followed by works from Astor Piazzolla, John Mackey and Antonin Dvořák. Tickets for this evening’s event remain available. For information, visit

  Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Editor All good things eventualy come to an end, and thus the Brightmusic Summer Festival concludes TONIGHT — Tuesday, June 11 — at 7:30 p.m. with Concert No. 4 – Quartets. The finale commences with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Quartet in F Major for Oboe, Violin, Viola & Cello, K.370. […]

Great musicians perform at Brightmusic Festival: Again with feeling, Concert #2 – and then #3 with gusto!

Samuel Formicola, Zach Reaves, Parthena Owens

The City Sentinel Online Staff Report   Oklahoma City – The Brightmusic 2019 Summer Festival, which began on Thursday evening, continues Saturday, June 8 and Sunday June 9 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral (127 NW 7th St, 73102) in downtown Oklahoma City. The theme for this year’s Festival is “Intimate Portraits in Chamber Music.” Saturday’s […]

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