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Spencer’s celebrating 30 years

Popular barbeque restaurant hosting 30th anniversary celebration on June 23 By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor For 30 years, Spencer’s Smokehouse and Barbeque has been serving hungry customers across eastern Oklahoma County. And the longtime family business would like to say thank you. Spencer’s is hosting a 30th anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 23 at their…

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Merriman named Oklahoma Film ICON

Choctaw actor honored at deadCenter Film Festival 2018 Choctaw native Ryan Merriman was honored over the weekend as an Oklahoma Film ICON at the 18th annual deadCenter Film Festival. The ICON Award honors Oklahomans whose success in the film and entertainment industry has drawn positive attention towards Oklahoma. Merriman was an award-winning child actor who starred in…

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Old Germany Restaurant set to reopen, Choctaw Oktoberfest 2018 slated

Choctaw’s Old Germany Restaurant closed its doors on April 16 after 42 years of business. Less than two months later the beloved dining establishment is now set to reopen. The eastern Oklahoma County community along with patrons from around the country were stunned to hear of the sudden restaurant closure and festival cancelation. Following the…

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Memorial Day services planned for Monday

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Local residents are encouraged to honor men and women who sacrificed their lives in defense of the nation next week during Memorial Day services. American Legion Post 170 in Midwest City will hold a Memorial Day service Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Arlington Memory Gardens mausoleum, 3400 N. Midwest Blvd.…

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Man shoots at officers during search warrant

Midwest City police officers were not injured this morning after a man fired at them while they were executing a search warrant, according to Chief Brandon Clabes. At about 6:40 a.m., the Midwest City Police Department SWAT team and Special Investigations Unit were executing a search warrant at 1201 Lauren Lane.  A threat assessment had…

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Civil rights icon honored with Clara Luper Day

Community members gathered at Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center last Thursday to celebrate the memory of a civil rights icon and former teacher in the Choctaw School District. Clara Luper is credited with beginning the Oklahoma desegregation sit-in movement, that inspired others across the country. The Dunjee teacher led a group of 14 black students…

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Del City hotel showcases student artwork

By Tonya Little Contributing Writer The SpringHill Suites, located at 5400 Main St. in Del City, hosted their second annual ‘Art of Local’ event on Tuesday. The hotel showcased the works of 60 Mid-Del School students and local artist Carolyn Pruett to bring local art and culture to hotel guest and the surrounding community. Serving…

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Entertainment complex headed to Midwest City

Owners of Andy Alligator’s announce plans for 26,000-square-foot facility near Warren Theatres By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City is about to get a lot more entertaining. A metro entertainment company plans to build a 26,000-square-foot entertainment complex in the Sooner Rose Shopping Center near SE 15th St. and Sooner Rd. Allison’s Fun Inc. on…

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Old Germany Restaurant closes, Choctaw Oktoberfest cancelled

After 42 years of drinks, meals and memories Old Germany Restaurant closed its doors for good Monday, April 16. Changing consumer tastes and dwindling restaurant attendance were the catalyst for what locals considered a rapid and unexpected closure. Shortly after celebrating 42 years of business, the Turek family was forced to make the decision which…

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Bowen ready to serve Ward 3

New Council member will be sworn in at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Espaniola Bowen for years has been an advocate and community leader in Midwest City. Next week, she’ll take on a new role. The Midwest City woman will be sworn in as the new Ward 3 city council…

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