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ODOT taps brakes on road projects

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor One major road project in eastern Oklahoma County is expected to begin early next year. Another will have to wait. The Oklahoma Transportation Commission on Monday morning awarded a $71.3 million contract to rebuild the Choctaw Road interchange and widen I-40 to six lanes between I-240 and Peebly Road. Work…

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Carl Albert trounces rival Jays

By Jared Price Contributing Writer GUTHRIE — The defending state champs, Carl Albert Titans are leaving no doubt that they are the team to beat in 5A this year. The Titans made a statement last Friday night takin g down the Guthrie Bluejays, 55-10 in Guthrie. Senior, Jaedon Pool said coach Mike Corley told his…

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Developer laying groundwork for Warren Theatre

Council approves request to begin work on storm water system and street extension By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Site work could start this month for the Warren Theatre and Sooner Rose Shopping Center development near SE 15th Street and Sooner Road. The developer, Sooner Investment Group, plans to construct an underground storm water system, extend…

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Citizens Police Academy graduates 39th class

By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer Graduation for the 39th Class of the Midwest City Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy was held on July 13 at the F.O.P. Lodge.  Police Chief Brandon Clabes, Assistant Chief, Sid Porter and Instructors Lt. Ron Strecker and Lt. Darrell Miller were present to congratulate the 28 members graduating. The classes…

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Diaper Run helps clinic

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Riding for a cause, the Road Riders for Jesus recently held a diaper run to benefit Mustang’s Evany Clinic. On July 15, members of Road Riders for Jesus met at the Evany Clinic at 10:00 a.m. and dropped off four cases of diapers in a variety of sizes ranging from…

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Oklahoma celebrates 40 years of Star Wars

Over the past four decades, the Star Wars film series has been an overwhelming success capable of captivating viewers of all ages. Since its May 25,1977 debut fans of the American epic space opera franchise can be found everywhere, and July 21-23 those fans showed up in force for a new festival in Oklahoma City. The inaugural Center…

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New church finds its home in Mustang

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor “There’s just something great about Mustang,” said Pastor Roger Henricksen of God’s Will Community Church. God’s Will Community Church recently moved from Yukon to Mustang and is now open at 135 N. Cedar Branch Way, Suite 101. After a journey of moving from location to location, including a restaurant with…

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Masons hold fundraiser for heart attack victim

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer When Mustang Mason Bob McGregor heard about the plight of a teenage boy who had a heart attack during church camp, he knew he had to do something for a family struggling with hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. So, he did what Masons do best, he said.…

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Tuttle Education Foundation to host second Spring Social

By Darla Welchel, Staff Writer Oklahoma is well-known for many things – beautiful sunsets, immense prairie lands, its ever-changing weather, tornadoes, the trail of tears . . . and being the leader of the pack when it comes to education cutbacks. There are things to be proud of, and things to learn from – but…

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City Council approves TIF District

Midwest City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to establish a tax incremental financing, or TIF, district in conjunction with the Warren Theater and Sooner Rose Shopping Center development. The vote represented the final step in approving the project, which has been in the works for several months. The development will include a 10-screen Warren Theater and…

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