Midwest City Beacon Breaking News

Midwest City expected to name new city manager

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City Council will consider appointing Tim Lyon as the next city manager at tomorrow’s meeting. Lyon is currently serving as assistant city manager for Midwest City. He previously was human resources director for the city until 2007 when he was promoted to his current position. Current City Manager…

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Going WILD for a cause

Del City students raise money for childhood cancer research By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Every spring the students and faculty of Del City High School come together to help raise money for charity. They call the week that this happens WILD week. ​WILD Week stands for Willing Individuals Leading with Determination. It started in 2003.…

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Realtor staying ahead of the curve

Gallardo-Owens uses online marketing along with old fashion hard work to serve clients By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Local realtor Ruthie Gallardo-Owens understands technology. She understands hard work. And she knows how powerful the two can be together in real estate. “What I love about real estate is that it’s something I can pour myself…

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Students raise $30k during HOG Week

By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Every spring Midwest City High School comes together in what is known at HOG, or Heart of Gold Week, to help raise money for a charitable cause of their choosing. The Leadership students put their heads together to find creative and fun ways to get their whole school involved in…

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MWC begins search for new city manager

By Tera Bryant Contributing Writer The Midwest City Council Tuesday night determined how it will fill an important vacancy. The city will begin looking for a new City Manager to replace J. Guy Henson, who is set to retire June 12, after almost 40 years with the City of Midwest City. “It is imperative to…

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Mid-Del schools make pitch to prospective teachers

By Tonya Little Contributing Writer The Mid-Del School District held a teacher job fair on Tuesday night at the Carl Albert High School field house. All of the schools in the district were represented, as well as local businesses and both the Del City and Midwest City Chambers of Commerce. “We currently have several jobs…

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Obituary: Keith Thrasher

Gail Keith Thrasher, 79, of Midwest City, Oklahoma was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 20, 2019. Keith was born on June 22, 1939 in Paris, Texas. He was the only child of the late Jesse and Lois Hopkins Thrasher. As a teenager his favorite sport was to…

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An unlikely battleground against hunger

By Tera Bryant Contributing Writer Daniel Spaulding, a Del City native, is a hero against hunger in the most unlikely of ways. His battleground? The school cafeteria. Daniel created a campaign on the website GoFundMe that is now currently raising money to pay off school lunch debt for Del City Elementary students. “I grew up…

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Police identify man found dead in creek

A man found dead in a creek Tuesday afternoon has been identified. About 3:15 p.m. yesterday, a passing motorist called 911 to report what they thought was a body lying in the creek just southwest of the intersection of NE 10th and N. Midwest Boulevard.  When officers arrived, they found a fully clothed white male…

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Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Midwest City

A 39-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning in Midwest City. According to Midwest City police, Anthony Jones, 39, of Oklahoma City, was traveling westbound on NE 23rd street in the 6800 block around 2:30 a.m. when his car left the roadway for an unknown reason. The 1994 Lexus continued west…

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