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Students attend Key Club national convention

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MCHS Vice President Jaylin Vinson wins talent competition By Tonya Little Contributing Writer The Key Club International Convention, ICON, provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership to help develop caring and compassionate leaders who transform communities. It not only aims to develop initiative and leadership, but to also provide…

Jail ministry program receives boost from business

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City’s Police Department has taken a proactive role in reducing recidivism rates through its Jail Division and Jail Ministry programs. The voluntary programs include treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues and spiritual guidance for inmates at the municipal jail. The police department received help from a community…

Man arrested after allegedly raping 4-year-old girl

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor An Oklahoma City man was arrested for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl inside a bathroom at a McDonald’s in Midwest City, according to police. On Tuesday afternoon, Midwest City police were called to the fast food restaurant on SE 15th St. According to an arrest affidavit, daycare employees told police…

Warren Theatres delays opening until next month

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor People will have to wait a little longer to watch movies on the big screen in Midwest City. Warren Theatres has postponed the opening of its Midwest City cinema until next month, according to Robert Coleman, economic development director for Midwest City. The theatre is expected to open Friday, Aug.…

Paul Streets selected as Director of Public Works

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The City of Midwest announced its next public works director. Paul Streets, who has been serving as the acting public works director since June 24, has been selected to as the director of the public works department effective immediately. “Paul’s experience and comprehensive knowledge of public works as well as his leadership skills were important…

Regents approve tuition increase

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Rose State tuition and fees will increase by 4.9 percent By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Students at Rose State College will pay more for tuition next year. The college is raising its tuition and fees by 4.9 percent for the 2019-20 school year compared to the current rates. The increase was approved by the Oklahoma…

Midwest City planning revamp of hotel and conference center

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The $8.3 million project will rebrand hotel and expand conference center By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Change is coming for Midwest City’s hotel and conference center. The city plans to update and rebrand the Sheraton Hotel and expand the Reed Conference Center. The $8.3 million project is aimed to help the property compete for guests…

Midwest City Rotary Club adds new officers

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City Rotary Club welcomed new officers for the new year on Monday. The 2019-20 officers were sworn in during the group’s weekly meeting at AllianceHealth Medical Group Women’s Health Midwest City. Adam Bush was sworn in as president, replacing immediate past president Sally Weatherford. Bush is a professor…

Council approves raises for city workers

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City employees will soon see a little extra in their paychecks. The city council approved a 3-percent cost of living raise for all municipal employees during last Tuesday night’s council meeting. The raise will be given to all full and part time employees as well as police and firefighters,…

Residents get update on cleanup

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DEQ says contractor to begin drilling test wells soon By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality staff last week updated residents on the cleanup efforts at a polluted former industrial property in Midwest City. The state agency hosted an informational meeting June 18 at the Nick Harroz Midwest City Community Center to…

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

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

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…

Area Sports

Carl Albert blasts Guymon in homecoming

Frazier homers twice in doubleheader sweep of visiting Tigers By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor It was home sweet home for the Carl Albert baseball team Tuesday night. After a long road trip to Arizona for spring break, the Titans were back on their home turf for a district doubleheader with Guymon. Carl Albert swept the…

Del City weathers the swarm

Eagles outlast Choctaw in the rain, 22-20   Del City’s fifth-ranked Eagles were clinging to a two-point lead late in the fourth quarter as No. 8 Choctaw was on a mission to tie the game. Sophomore running back Corey Williams capped an aggressive Choctaw drive with a three-yard touchdown run with just over three minutes…

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