Midwest City Beacon Area News

Midwest City firefighter dies of apparent heart attack

By Jeff Harrison
 Managing Editor Midwest City assistant fire chief Reese Morrison died this evening of an apparent heart attack, according to department officials. Maj. David Richardson said Morrison collapsed while watching his son’s baseball game about 5:30 p.m. Paramedics transported him to the hospital, but he never regained consciousness. Morrison, 47,  joined the Midwest…

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Two vying for Ward One City Council seat

Eads, Dandridge to meet in general election on Tuesday, Feb. 13 By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Susan Eads: Susan Eads never envisioned serving in public office. But when Midwest City’s Ward One was left without a representative on the city council, Eads accepted the challenge. She was appointed to replace former councilman Daniel McClure who…

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Planning continues for possible new animal shelter

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A new animal shelter could be on the horizon in Midwest City. City officials continue sketching out details and costs estimates for a new facility that they hope to include in an upcoming bond initiative. A bond package would include several capital improvement projects and require approval from voters. A…

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Fillmore crowned Mrs. Oklahoma International 2018

Choctaw native passes crown to current resident Jennifer Fillmore, of Choctaw, has been named Mrs. Oklahoma International 2018 and will go on to compete for the title of Mrs. International 2018 during the final competition in Charleston, West Virgina this July. Fillmore, 39, was crowned Mrs. Oklahoma International earlier this month and will go on…

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Officers take 43 children shopping at Project Blue Lion 2017

Local law enforcement officers recently gave over 40 youngsters in need the chance to “shop with a cop.” Officers from Choctaw, Harrah, Nicoma Park and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol united to take 43 local youngsters Christmas shopping at Choctaw’s Walmart Supercenter last week. Each child got to spend $100 on gifts to help make their…

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Fallen firefighter honored with overpass dedication

I-40 bridge named in honor of Clark By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The memory of James Everett Clark III is alive in the hearts of loved ones and first responders. And now, it will be remembered by thousands of people every day. State and local leaders dedicated the I-40 overpass bridge at SE 29th Street…

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Volunteers play crucial role at food pantry

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Hundreds of people in eastern Oklahoma County rely on the Mid-Del Food Pantry every week to feed their families. The non-profit organization couldn’t do that without donations from the community and local businesses, or without help from a loyal team of volunteers. About 30 people volunteer at the food pantry…

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