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Ford headed to state House

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Roger Ford has spent many afternoons, nights and weekends knocking doors and meeting with voters across State House District 95. On Tuesday night, he was able to relax with friends and family in the comfort of his own home after winning the open seat in the state House of Representatives. Ford secured the House District…

Grocery store project moving along

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An abandoned Target store’s days are numbered. A national grocer is moving forward with plans to build a new store and redevelop the site of the Target store near Reno Avenue and Midwest Boulevard. WinCo Foods, based in Boise, Idaho, plans to build a new 85,000-square-foot grocery store and separate commercial buildings. The company is…

Lowe, Canaday vying for open District 97 seat

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By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer Jason Lowe decided he wanted to run for public office after seeing a growing number of young men and women being shipped off to prison for non-violent drug offenses. He says he wants to create legislation aimed at changing that. Lowe, an Oklahoma City defense attorney is running as the…

Annual Veterans Day Parade set for November 11

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The annual Veterans Day Parade, co-sponsored by the City of Midwest City and the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce, is set for Friday, November 11, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The parade will begin at the intersection of Century Blvd. and S.E. 15th ST, travel east to Douglas Blvd, north to Reno Ave., and west to…

State Election Board offers tips, reminders for Nov. 8 general election

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ELECTION DAY VOTING; EXPECT LINES Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Lines at the polls are likely and will be longest before work, during the lunch hour and after work. Voters can save time by voting during “off-peak” hours – usually from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and…

Business helping children stay warm

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Okies Fabric Stash hosting event on Nov. 13 make hats, scarves for children: By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer A new fabric store in Midwest City, located at 5904 SE 15th Street was opened on July 29, by some of the ladies that worked at Hancock Fabrics that closed earlier.  They saw how many residents depended…

Del City unveils new Public Works building

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The Del City Public Works Department showed off its new home Tuesday morning during a dedication ceremony and open house. Mayor Brian Linley said the new 5,000-square foot facility provides the Public Works Department with a modern space that will be operational during several weather and times of emergency. The $1.97 million project included construction…

Phillips runs to state gold

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EDMOND – Coal Phillips knows you’re not supposed to look back during a race. But the Carl Albert senior couldn’t help himself. As he approached the final straight away Saturday at the Class 5A state cross country championships, Phillips glanced over his right shoulder and saw Tahlequah’s Josh Dick off in the distance. Ahead of…

Bombers sink Pirates on senior night

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Midwest City needed two touchdowns from Jacob Reed to beat Putnam City West. One did the trick last Friday against Putnam City. Reed gave the Bombers the lead when he scored on a 5-yard run with 11.9 seconds left in the first half. Midwest City’s defense did the rest — holding Putnam City scoreless all…

Titan runners capture Suburban crown

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By John Martin Staff Writer The Carl Albert Titans elite boys cross country team continued to dominate Class 5A competition, racing to the championship of the Suburban Conference Tuesday on CA’s home course. With four runners in the top 10, the Titans breezed to the championship with a low score of 28 with Piedmont a…

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Roger Ford speaks with supporters Tuesday night during his election watch party at his Oklahoma City home. The local business owner won the State House District 95 race with 56 percent of the vote against Jim Cook. (Staff photo by Jeff Harrison)
Ford headed to state House

Roger Ford has spent many afternoons, nights and weekends knocking doors and meeting with voters across State House District 95. On Tuesday night, he was able to relax with friends and family in the comfort of his own home after winning the open seat in the state House of Representatives. Ford secured the House District…

WinCo Foods, a national grocer, is planning to build a new store at the site of the former Target store near Midwest Blvd. and Reno Ave. (Staff photo by Jeff Harrison)
Grocery store project moving along

An abandoned Target store’s days are numbered. A national grocer is moving forward with plans to build a new store and redevelop the site of the Target store near Reno Avenue and Midwest Boulevard. WinCo Foods, based in Boise, Idaho, plans to build a new 85,000-square-foot grocery store and separate commercial buildings. The company is…

Area Sports

Midwest City’s Jalen Redmond (6) and T’Aces Vick (3) standup Stillwater running back Enoch Jackson near the goal line last Friday night. (Staff photo by Jeff Harrison)
Midwest City finishes strong

Resilient Bombers take down Stillwater in regular season finale, 26-17: STILLWATER — Midwest City’s football team has had trouble with Stillwater in recent years. They made sure this wasn’t one of those years. Jacob Reed ran for two touchdowns and the Bombers defense shut down the Pioneers in the second half to earn a 26-17…

Carl Albert’s Coal Phillips heads for the finish line Saturday afternoon during the Class 5A state cross country championships at Edmond Santa Fe High School. The senior won the race in 16:55. (Staff photo by Jeff Harrison)
Phillips runs to state gold

EDMOND – Coal Phillips knows you’re not supposed to look back during a race. But the Carl Albert senior couldn’t help himself. As he approached the final straight away Saturday at the Class 5A state cross country championships, Phillips glanced over his right shoulder and saw Tahlequah’s Josh Dick off in the distance. Ahead of…

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