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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 […]

OKIE presents a superSHEro

Linor Abargil, a former Miss Israel named Miss World, will keynote the OKIE event “Captes and Crowns” on Monday, May 12 in Oklahoma City. Abargil is the subject of “Brave Miss World,” a documentary. Photo: Passion River Films

Staff Report   The Oklahoma Israel Exchange (OKIE) is presenting “Capes and Crowns … sparkle like a superSHEro,” on Monday, May 13 at the Jones Assembly (901 West Sheridan Avenue, Oklahoma City 73106) Martha Burger of Oklahoma City University will be honored with the Light Leadership Legacy award, a distinction reserved for high-profile community leaders. […]

CAIR-OK Awards Banquet to feature Women’s March co-chair Linda Sarsour

Racial justice and civil rights activist Linda Sarsour will be the keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 6.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Council on American-Islamic Relations Oklahoma Chapter (CAIR-OK) will hold its 13th Annual Awards Banquet this Saturday, April 6, at 6 P.M. at the Hilton Garden Inn and Edmond Conference Center, 2833 Conference Drive, in Edmond. The event themed, “Faith Led, Justice Driven,” will feature keynote speaker, […]

Rabbi Ovadia Goldman and wife Nechoma will be honored at this week’s “Aspire to Inspire” gala


by Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City – On behalf of the Chabad Community Center, friends of Rabbi Ovadia Goldman and his wife Nechoma are hosting an event deemed “Aspire To Inspire.” The Goldmans have served the Oklahoma community for 20 years – 7,300 days. On each of those days, the Goldmans and their partners in […]

Oklahoma’s Gross Receipts show growth for 23rd straight month, McDaniel reports

State Treasurer Randy McDaniel. Photo provided.

Staff Report Oklahoma City – In spite of lower oil and gas prices, Gross Receipts to the Treasury have reflected growth in the Oklahoma economy for 23 consecutive months, State Treasurer Randy McDaniel announced last week. February receipts of $971.5 million are 10.7 percent higher than collections from the same month of last year. “Oklahoma’s […]

2019 Oklahoma Medal for Excellence winners announced


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has announced the winners of its 2019 Oklahoma Medal for Excellence awards honoring five outstanding educators in Oklahoma’s public schools. The awards will be presented at the 33rd annual Academic Awards Banquet on May 18 at the Renaissance Tulsa Convention […]

Oklahoma Senate consider ‘pay-for-success’ permission for criminal justice and other areas of public benefit

Senators Roger Thompson (left) and Wayne Shaw.  Photos provided.

Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate Appropriations Committee last week approved a bill by Senators Roger Thompson and Wayne Shaw that would permit state agencies to enter into pay-for-success contracts with private entities if there is a public benefit to the state. Senate Bill 210, which cleared the panel on February 20, sets […]

Mustang Public Library Chocolate Festival offers flavors for every sweet tooth

Kids and adults alike will find something for their sweet tooth at this year’s Mustang Public Library Chocolate Festival on March 8.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A wide variety of flavors including chocolate brownies flavored with jalapenos and chocolate dipped bacon will be among the array of treats offered on Friday, March 8 at the 13th annual Friends of the Mustang Public Library Chocolate Festival. The event will be held from […]

OKC Animal Welfare offers ‘Furever Love’ dog adoptions through Feb. 16

OKC Animal Welfare asks metro residents to show shelter pets some Valentine’s Day love during the half-price Furever Love adoption special through Feb. 16. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In the Valentine’s Day spirit, OKC Animal Welfare will continue its half-price ‘Furever Love’ dog adoptions today through Saturday, Feb. 16.  From noon to 5:30 p.m. each day, all adoptable dogs and puppies will cost only $30 during the Valentine’s special. All adoptable animals at […]

To set the record straight

February 7, 2019 To set the record straight: The City Sentinel website, on Monday, January 28, 2019, posted a letter I submitted. The letter was adapted from a January 26 post of mine in response to comments by a syndicated columnist.  In the first paragraph, I quoted Bill Moyers as a premise for my remarks. […]

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