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Midwest City football wins 7-on-7 tournament

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor NORMAN – Experienced isn’t a word to describe Midwest City’s receivers. The young group produced only six catches on varsity last year, while playing behind a strong senior class. But they’re proving to be quick learners. The Bombers steadily improved Saturday to win the Skordle 7-on-7 Showdown West title at…

Albright cruises in House District 95 primary

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By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Of the three Democratic candidates running for the State House District 95 seat, there were two watch parties happening in Midwest City Tuesday night across town from one another. David Williams and his friends and family gathered to watch the votes come in at the new Bricktown Brewery on 29th…

State House District 101 candidates head to runoff

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A crowded primary race in House District 101 is a little more spacious after Tuesday night. But it’s still not over. Rep. Tess Teague and Robert Manger will meet in the Republican runoff primary, while Madeline Scott and John Carpenter advanced on the Democratic side. A total of 10,132 votes…

Spencer’s celebrating 30 years

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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…

Merriman named Oklahoma Film ICON

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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…

Old Germany Restaurant set to reopen, Choctaw Oktoberfest 2018 slated

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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…

Memorial Day services planned for Monday

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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.…

Man shoots at officers during search warrant

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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…

Civil rights icon honored with Clara Luper Day

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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…

Del City hotel showcases student artwork

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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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Mid-Del seeks feedback on names

School district asking public to suggest names for combined middle schools By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del Schools is asking for help picking a name, mascot and school colors for two of its middle schools. The district plans to reduce the number of middle schools from five to three, as part of the bond issue…

School district, employees reach settlement

Mid-Del has 30 days to develop list of individuals eligible for back pay By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Mid-Del School District and its support employees agreed to principles of settlement agreement in a lawsuit over holiday pay. The Mid-Del Support Employees Association, the labor union representing support employees, filed a civil lawsuit in 2014…

Area Sports

Yellowjackets claim gold in inaugural tournament

  Choctaw High School is working to build a soccer legacy in eastern Oklahoma County. Last year Eric Jenkins stepped in as interim head coach, and he’s now in his first official year at the helm of Choctaw soccer. With the same “G.O.L.D. Standard” adopted throughout CHS athletics, the Jackets are looking to build a…

Lady Titans take second at Suburban Conference, Claremore

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Carl Albert’s girls tennis team earned a pair of second-place finishes this week. The Lady Titans, who played with much of their JV lineup, trailed only Shawnee Monday in the Suburban Conference Tournament. The host Lady Wolves won the conference tournament with 32 points, finishing five ahead of Carl Albert.…

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