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Midwest City Beacon kicks off holiday food drive

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Newspaper staff collecting food through Dec. 18 By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor It’s the giving season, and the Midwest City Beacon staff is asking people to get into the spirit with their third annual food drive. During the next few weeks, the newspaper will be hosting a food drive to benefit the Mid-Del Food Pantry.…

Del City girls focused on return to state tournament

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Del City High School girls basketball team took some hits with graduation this spring. But they still have plenty left for a big run this season. “We just need to focus on us as a whole and we’ll be pretty good and surprise some people,” said coach Kari Sears.…

Carl Albert girls looking to bounce back in 2017-18

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By Jared Price Contributing Writer The Carl Albert girls basketball team will be looking to shine in the Class 5A season this year and re-gain their respect in the state after a less than stellar 2016-17 campaign. After losing a couple of talented players last season, coach Kyle Richey still believes his team can make…

Eagles looking to build off successful season

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Del City boys basketball team surprised many with a return to the state tournament last season. But the Eagles won’t fly under the radar again this year. The veteran squad has nearly its entire starting lineup back is ranked No. 5 in this week’s Class 5A coach’s poll. “We…

Talented Lady Bombers squad looking for winning formula

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City girls basketball team is a talented bunch. The Lady Bombers have a strong group of upper classmen that stepped into key roles last year. And some talented freshmen that are looking to do that same this season. How far that talent goes, depends how quickly the team…

Midwest City boys out to silence critics

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor In a matter of weeks, the Midwest City boys basketball team went from favorites to underdogs. And they don’t mind. “We love being underdogs and want to shock people,” said senior Josh Rivers. The Bombers lost two of their top senior players earlier this year. Keyshawn Embery, who signed to…

Midwest City man sentenced to life in prison for 1997 murder

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A Midwest City man convicted in the 1997 murder of eight-year-old girl will spend the rest of his life in prison. Oklahoma County District Court Judge Glenn Jones Monday sentenced Anthony Palma, 58, to life in prison without parole for the disappearance and death of Kirsten Hatfield. Palma appeared in…

Woman arrested in connection with fatal shooting

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City police arrested a woman in connection with a fatal shooting Sunday evening at ESA Park. About 8:40 p.m., police officers responded to calls of shots fired at the park in the 1600 block of Spencer Road. Officers found 20-year-old Dejuan Mathew Shaw-Hudson dead of gunshot wounds sitting in…

Midwest City students look to put the brakes on distracted driving

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Distracted driving is on the rise. But a group of Midwest City High School students are hoping to stop that trend among their peers. Seniors Alexandria Silvernail, Trinity Brazel and Kathryn Smith are raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving as part of a school project through DECA class.…

Midwest City Elks annual Christmas charity auction Friday, Nov. 17

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Oh, Come All Ye Faithful   –   To the Midwest City Elks Lodge Christmas Charity Auction, Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Lodge, 8635 SE 15th Street, in Midwest City.  Among the items to be auctioned are two passes from Southwest Airlines, a handmade wooden rocking horse, restaurant certificates, OU/OSU memorabilia, merchandise, etc.  The auction will begin…

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Two vying for Ward One City Council seat

Eads, Dandridge to meet in general election on Tuesday, Feb. 13 By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Susan Eads: Susan Eads never envisioned serving in public office. But when Midwest City’s Ward One was left without a representative on the city council, Eads accepted the challenge. She was appointed to replace former councilman Daniel McClure who…

Planning continues for possible new animal shelter

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A new animal shelter could be on the horizon in Midwest City. City officials continue sketching out details and costs estimates for a new facility that they hope to include in an upcoming bond initiative. A bond package would include several capital improvement projects and require approval from voters. A…

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Mid-Del basketball teams prep for regionals

By John Martin Staff Writer With the regular season nearly over, Mid-Del basketball teams are getting ready post-season play next week. No. 3 ranked Carl Albert and No. 5 ranked Midwest City will be home for regional action which begins next Friday, Feb. 23. Del City boys are also in the 5A West regional at…

Speed skating comes to Midwest City this Sunday

Did you know that even though Olympic speed skating is an ice event, many of the current US Olympic Team speed skaters got their start and continually train in roller speed skating?  This Sunday morning, February 11, is your chance to see the fast paced excitement of roller speed skating right here in the OKC…

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