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Community Partners put into action

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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,…

Carl Albert students named National Merit semifinalists

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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…

Parent paints positive messages for students

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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…

Man arrested on 25 counts of lewd acts

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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…

Schools ask for patience during stadium construction

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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…

Police: Three teens arrested after making threats near Del City High School

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Three teens were arrested this morning after allegedly making threats to shoot up Del City High School, according to police. At 10:54 a.m., the Del City Police Department received a tip that there was a 17-year-old boy across the street from Del City High School with a firearm possibly making threats to shoot up the…

City hires design firm for hotel remodel project

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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…

The Warren Theatre premiers in Midwest City

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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…

Chick-fil-A plans to open second location in Midwest City

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City will soon become a two Chick-fil-A town. The popular fast food chain plans to open a new location at 5705 SE 15th Street, in the Sooner Rose Shopping Center. Robert Coleman, Midwest City economic development director, said Chick-fil-A will be a great addition to the Sooner Rose Shopping…

Planning commission backs apartments

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Advisory body votes 3-2 to recommend approval of zoning request for controversial Original Mile project By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Several residents were not shy about voicing their opposition to a proposed apartment complex for the Original Mile Tuesday night at the Midwest City Planning Commission meeting. But the controversial project was slightly more popular…

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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,…

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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Freshman golfer has busy summer

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Summer is time to relax for many teens. But for Kamryn Zuniga, it means extra time on the golf course. The incoming freshman at Carl Albert High School is staying busy this summer practicing and competing in tournaments around the state. Zuniga has been shooting in the mid-80s this summer,…

Choctaw’s George sets state scoring record

Leading the way Choctaw High School’s Lady Yellowjackets defeated Putnam City North Friday, 7-0. The shutout on Bill Jensen Field bumped Choctaw to 10-2 on the season, and for one Yellowjacket the game meant a lot more. Rebekah George broke the Class 6A girls soccer scoring record as she sent four into the net on…

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