Community Partners put into action

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Saturday morning was about neighbors helping neighbors. More than 60 people helped clean up tree limbs and debris from residents yards following the recent storms. There are two parts to the cleanup program. On Saturday, volunteers worked to get the trees and tree limbs to the curb. On Sept. 28,…

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Carl Albert students named National Merit semifinalists

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Two Carl Albert High School students were named 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists. Seniors Zachary Tu and Madison Barron were both selected for the program based on their Preliminary SAT scores they received as juniors. About 90 percent of the semifinalists will be named a finalist. About half of…

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Parent paints positive messages for students

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor An elementary school bathroom is an unlikely place to find inspiration and beauty. But that’s exactly the case at Tinker Elementary School thanks to the hard work of a parent. Laura DePriest, a mother of four students at the school, spent several weeks this summer painting inspirational quotes and artwork…

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Man arrested on 25 counts of lewd acts

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A 79-year-old Midwest City man was arrested yesterday after admitting to molesting several children, Midwest City police said. According to an affidavit, police launched an investigation after a young child said that Jerry Darrel Newman made her watch videos and touches her inappropriately. Newman confessed to the crime and said…

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Schools ask for patience during stadium construction

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Football fans are reminded to be mindful of ongoing construction at Midwest City High School’s Rose Field this season. The stadium project includes new ticket and concession buildings, seating and locker rooms. Parking has been relocated to new paved and gravel lots south of the stadium. Guests can also park…

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City hires design firm for hotel remodel project

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor City leaders took another step forward in a plan to renovate the Midwest City Sheraton Hotel as they approved a proposal for design and interior architectural services on the project. Flick Mars, of Dallas, Texas, was chosen to redesign the interior spaces of the hotel as part of the city’s…

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Mustang Sports Hall of Fame grows

Five new members inducted into MHS Sports Hall of Fame By Stan Moss Contributing Writer Three athletes, one coach and one team were added to the roll of the Mustang High School Sports Hall of Fame at the second annual induction ceremony, held Saturday night at the Mustang Events Center. The selection committee for the…

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Mustang takes gold at Muskogee Tournament

By Stan Moss Contributing Writer Hot on the heels of last week’s impressive second-place finish at the Norman Tournament, the Mustang Lady Broncos volleyball team did themselves one better, taking the crown at the Muskogee tournament last Friday and Saturday. The Lady Broncos only lost two games in the entire tournament, both of those coming…

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Countdown continues for Western Days

Mustang’s biggest event celebrates city’s big 5-0 By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Friday marked a big annual milestone for Mustang Western Days organizers – two weeks until thousands of people turned up to experience arguably the city’s largest event. This year would be especially significant, City Manager and Mustang Chamber of Commerce chairman Tim Rooney…

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