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County FOP at odds with commissioner

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Maughan votes against school resource officer for Nicoma Park Over the last two months, Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor has submitted two memorandums of understanding for school resource officers for approval by the Board of County Commissioners. While both measures passed, one of the three county commissioners has voted a stern “no” on each. The…

Alumni break ground on memorial

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Community celebrates start of memorial project By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A group of Midwest City High School alumni last Thursday broke ground on a memorial to honor 22 classmates that were killed in action during the Vietnam War. The outdoor memorial is being built on the south side of the high school, near the…

Construction starting soon on MCHS Vietnam Memorial

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Memorial set to open for Veterans Day By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Construction of a new Vietnam Memorial at Midwest City High School is scheduled to begin next week. The outdoor memorial will be built on the south side of the high school, near the museum.  It is expected to be completed for Veterans Day…

Mid-Del seeks feedback on names

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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…

Police investigating shooting involving juveniles

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Midwest City police are investigating a shooting this morning involving four juveniles. Officers responded to shots fired at about 5:45 a.m. near Canton Place and Post Road, Police Chief Brandon Clabes said. Officers arrived and found a van that crashed into another vehicle.  Four juveniles fled the scene and were later found by police. One…

School district, employees reach settlement

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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…

Del City woman brutally attacked

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A Del City woman is still shaken and sore after a violent attack in broad daylight last weekend in an upscale downtown Oklahoma City neighborhood. She’s also thankful things didn’t turn out worse. “There are so many ways that could’ve gone,” said Paris Burris. “I’m not even in the hospital…

The church has left the building

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Wickline Church-Douglas Branch focuses mission on serving the community By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A new type of church is sprouting in Midwest City. Wickline United Methodist Church is launching a new mission-oriented branch that aims to help the community through partnerships and service.  Wickline Church –Douglas Branch is located in the former Douglas Boulevard…

Man arrested in stabbing at gas station

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A woman was rushed to a local hospital this evening after being stabbed multiple times at a Midwest City gas station, according to Police Chief Brandon Clabes. About 6:30 p.m. police were called to the OnCue gas station near SE 15th St. and Air Depot Blvd.  about a man stabbing…

More than a memory: Veterans celebrate memorial’s fifth anniversary

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Veterans celebrate memorial’s fifth anniversary By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City Veterans Memorial wears many hats. With flags flying high above, the beautiful brick and stone monument honors the brave men and women of the military – past, present and future. But it is also an important learning tool and a symbol of…

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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…

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…

Area Sports

Midwest City football wins 7-on-7 tournament

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…

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…

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