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EMBARK offers free deliveries to qualifying Oklahoma City residents

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – EMBARK is offering free delivery of groceries, prescriptions or other small items to qualifying residents through its Mobility Management programs. Services are available to the first 125 registered participants, who are seniors aged 60 or over or individuals with disabilities verified by a physician. The business unit […]

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence seeks nominations for 2021 Academic All-State Scholars

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is seeking nominations for its 2021 Academic All-State Awards. The foundation is a nonprofit organization that recognizes and encourages academic excellence in Oklahoma’s public schools. Scholarships totaling $100,000 will be presented at the foundation’s 35th annual Academic Awards Banquet on May 15, […]

Oklahoma City Freedom Center to host sign installation ceremony on Oct. 9

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City’s historic Freedom Center will host a Sign Installation Ceremony at 2609 N. Martin L. King Avenue on Friday, October 9, at 11 a.m.  Invited dignitaries and special guests include Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt; Ward 7 City Councilwoman Nikki Nice; Oklahoma Urban Renewal Authority Executive […]

Children deserve an audit process beyond reproach

A Statement by Jonathan Small, OCPAThink.org Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, issued the following statement on Friday (October 2) in response to the partial audit of EPIC Charter Schools released this week by the office of the State Auditor and Inspector. “The attacks on schools of choice in Oklahoma, like […]

Savings and Oklahomans with a Disability: Before OKSTABLE vs. Life with OKSTABLE accounts

Ellyn Novak Hefner The City Sentinel’s continuing series on STABLE accounts and related issues “It’s amazing the way this changes our thinking, we don’t have to think about hurry and spend, we get to think, dream and save”.  – quote from a recent OK STABLE account user. The ABLE act, (Achieving a Better Life Experience) […]

Narrative in despair: The dear Children, the fond Hope, the awful Reality of Kashmir

Nyla Ali Khan Yet again in Kashmir, the latter days of September brought heart-rending news of a mother losing her son who was in the prime of his youth. Two innocent and lovely girls losy a father around whom their world revolved. And a young woman lost a partner with whom she was creating a […]

OKC Zoo annual Haunt the Zoo returns with added safety measures

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden will host its 37th annual Haunt the Zoo for Halloween with new trick-or-treating methods to ensure a safe experience for everyone involved. This year, Haunt the Zoo is expanding from two to four weekends to allow plenty of room for social […]

State Election Board encourages registration. October 9 deadline for new registrations. And, a word from the Postal Service about mail-in ballots

The City Sentinel Staff Report   National Voter Registration Day was marked on September 22 across the nation. The Oklahoma State Election Board supported the effort by encouraging citizens across the state to register to vote. The State Election Board is reminding Oklahomans that the deadline to register for the November 3 General Election is quickly […]

Oklahoma Sierra Club releases 2020 Environmental Legislative Scorecard

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Chapter of Sierra Club recently published its 2020 Oklahoma Environmental Legislative Scorecard. The report highlights legislation of greatest importance to the overall protection and management of Oklahoma’s air, land and water, while also focusing on any legislation that impacts Oklahoma’s response to climate change, according to […]

Annual Cookies Thanksgiving Dinner boxes to be delivered in November

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – For the past 21 years, Cookies Thanksgiving, a program of Other Options, Inc., has partnered with hundreds of volunteers to prepare and deliver complete Thanksgiving meals to Oklahomans living with HIV and AIDS. “As you know, 2020 has been a unique and challenging year,” stated Mary Arbuckle, […]

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