Midwest City Beacon Breaking News

Titans take second at new state competition

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Carl Albert High School showed plenty of spirit last weekend in a brand new cheerleading competition. The Titan cheer team finished runner-up in the inaugural OSSAA Game Day Cheer Championships Saturday at Moore High School. Bishop Kelley won the state title in Class 5A with 86 points. Carl Albert was…

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Dunkin’Donuts, Baskin Robbins opening this fall

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City residents will soon have a new place to treat themselves any time of day or night. Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins are opening a combination restaurant at 2301 S. Douglas Boulevard in Midwest City.  The restaurant will feature full menus from both brands with a host of coffee drinks,…

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Roadwork extended until fall

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Road crews will be in Midwest City longer than expected. A metro construction company received a 45-day extension to complete work on SE 15th Street between Midwest Boulevard and Rose State College. The roadway is expected to be open to traffic by early October with peripheral work finished by the…

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Lady Bombers softball sweeps Lawton schools

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City softball team enjoyed its best offensive showing this season with doubleheaders sweep against Lawton and Lawton Eisenhower. The Lady Bombers beat Lawton 9-4 in the first game and finished with a 10-2 win against Lawton Eisenhower in the nightcap. Ashlynn Williams and Kayla Lane each drove in…

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Community keeps food pantry trucking

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A new delivery truck has arrived. The Mid-Del Food Pantry recently purchased a new box truck thanks to donations from across eastern Oklahoma County. Volunteers use the truck to pick up weekly donations from businesses and food drives. Mike Anderson, director of the food pantry, said it took about a…

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Midwest City sees gains in sales taxes

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City is finally receiving some good news on the sales tax front. For the first time in more than a year, the city reported consecutive months of sales tax growth. The city took in $2,783,615 in sales taxes this month, a 3.41 percent increase from last year. In July,…

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A Dog’s Best Friend

Local girl raising money for animal shelters and pet rescues By Tonya Little Contributing Writer One local little girl is showing the community that anyone can make a difference, no matter what age. Molly Haskett, who just turned 9 in July, has been working long and hard since last winter for something that she feels…

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