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At a Rededication: ‘That Glimpse of Thee’

The Blessed Stanley Rother, honoring the martyred priest from Okarche, Oklahoma, is shown in this photo taken in the southern transept at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Oklahoma City. After months of redesign the Cathedral (including the Rother oratory) was rededicated on November 16. Enclosed in the case below the painting is a relic. Photograph by Patrick B. McGuigan, The City Sentinel

Dante Alighieri (G.K. Chesterton translation) “Then was my vision mightier than man’s speech; Speech snapt before it like a flying spell; And memory and all that time can teach Before that splendid outrage failed and fell. As when one dreameth and remembereth not Waking, what were his pleasures or his pains, With every feature of […]

Sonja Martinez to host 29th OKC Christmas AIDS Benefit to support Winds House

Sonja Martinez will host her 28th Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit on Monday, December 3, at the COPA in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter
. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City performance artist Sonja Martinez will host her 29th Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit on Monday, December 9, at the newly remodeled Angles Club, 2117 N.W. 39 Expressway.
Prime rib dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with entertainment beginning at 8 p.m. All proceeds, including […]

Why I care about events in Kashmir

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Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Some friends have wondered about my recent interest in the decision of the government of India to first erode and then revoke the semi-autonomous status of Kashmir within the geographic area identified on maps as India. I have provided a forum to Nyla Ali Khan, a South […]

Paseo’s First Friday Gallery Walk set for November 1

The community is invited to the First Friday Gallery Walk on November 1, from 6-9 p.m.  Facebook photo

The City Sentinel Online, Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – As Oklahoma’s first arts district, the Paseo Arts District continues to grow with restaurants, galleries and retail. The community is invited to the First Friday Gallery Walk every month, rain or shine. Galleries and shops stay open late, and the evening marks the opening […]

Interview: Sheikh Abdullah’s granddaughter [Nyla Ali Khan] reflects on Kashmir, asks ‘Is it time for a new regional order?”

Kashmiri-American academic and author, Dr. Nyla Ali Khan. Photo provided.

Ashuthosh Sharma, National Herald of India Published October 28, 2019 The City Sentinel preface: Nyla Ali Khan, professor and author, is a widely respected author (including occasional articles for CapitolBeatOK and The City Sentinel newspaper). She is the best-known South Asian Muslim woman in Oklahoma. In recent weeks, she has discussed the situation in Kashmir […]

Senate President Pro Temp Greg Treat names Rick Nagel to Judicial Nominating Commission

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 recently announced his appointment of Rick Nagel of Norman to the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC). The JNC selects judicial candidates that the governor then considers for appointment to state courts. The Senate President Pro Tempore is responsible for appointing an at-large, non-attorney […]

OKC Zoo October happenings feature annual Pumpkin Drive, Chomp & Stomp and Haunt the Zoo events

OKC Zoo caretakers are preparing tasty pumpkin treats for the animals during the Zoo’s annual Halloween Chomp & Stomp Pumpkin Enrichment Event on Friday, Oct. 18.  OKC Zoo Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – As temperature begin to cool, there are lots of activities available for the month of October at the Oklahoma City Zoo. The annual OKC Zoo Pumpkin Drive will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 5. Guests bringing a pumpkin larger than their […]

National Alpaca Farms Days gives visitors a chance to hug an alpaca

Magnolia Blossom Ranch and other Oklahoma Alpaca farms will open their gates on Sept. 28 to welcome visitors for National Alpaca Farm Days. Magnolia Blossom Rach Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, September 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Magnolia Blossom Ranch, 2901 NW 16th Street, in Newcastle, OK will open their doors to the public and host “Magnolias & Prayers: Everything Alpaca.” Magnolia Blossom Ranch is a member of the Oklahoma AgriTourism Program. […]

Dialogue Institute plans October 3 Friendship Dinner, honoring Roodman, the Farzanehs and St. Augustine Church

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Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City – The 13th annual Friendship Dinner, sponsored by the Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma, is set for Thursday, October 3. Honorees will include Edie Roodman of Oklahoma Israel Exchange (OKIE), Jalal Farzaneh and Mohammad Farzaneh, Orhan Osman (former Executive Director of Dialogue Institute), and St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church. […]

Oklahomans paying to educate ‘ghost students’ in numerous districts

Ray Carter is the director of OCPA’s Center for Independent Journalism. Photo provided.

By Ray Carter   When news broke that the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation had filed a search warrant accusing Epic Charter Schools of receiving state funding for “ghost students” who did not attend school through the online provider and, in one case, had even left the state the prior year, it understandably drew concern […]

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