Midwest City Beacon Area News

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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The Warren Theatre premiers in Midwest City

With its 10 screen, 100-plus jobs, and multi-million dollar economic impact, the Warren Theatre opened Thursday. The premier theater’s debut began with a grand opening at 10 a.m. followed by afternoon show times for the first movie-goers in the new luxury theater. “Midwest City has been without a movie cinema for a decade,” said City…

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Choctaw’s Veterans Memorial seeks new management

Choctaw Veterans Memorial is looking for a few good citizens. The memorial dedicated to veterans, located near the intersection of NE 23rd Street and Choctaw Road, is in need of a dedicated group of citizens to handle the management and future expansion of the site. Choctaw Economic Development Authority is a board dedicated to economic…

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TFCU moves ahead with Choctaw branch

City approves final plat for Tinker Federal Credit Union During the Aug. 6 regular meeting the Choctaw City Council approved a final plat for Tinker Federal Credit Union. Choctaw’s TFCU branch will be constructed at 2183 Harper Street. TFCU says its newest branch location will feature an innovative design. The new design will include a community…

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