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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…

Entertainment complex headed to Midwest City

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Owners of Andy Alligator’s announce plans for 26,000-square-foot facility near Warren Theatres By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City is about to get a lot more entertaining. A metro entertainment company plans to build a 26,000-square-foot entertainment complex in the Sooner Rose Shopping Center near SE 15th St. and Sooner Rd. Allison’s Fun Inc. on…

Old Germany Restaurant closes, Choctaw Oktoberfest cancelled

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After 42 years of drinks, meals and memories Old Germany Restaurant closed its doors for good Monday, April 16. Changing consumer tastes and dwindling restaurant attendance were the catalyst for what locals considered a rapid and unexpected closure. Shortly after celebrating 42 years of business, the Turek family was forced to make the decision which…

Bowen ready to serve Ward 3

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New Council member will be sworn in at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Espaniola Bowen for years has been an advocate and community leader in Midwest City. Next week, she’ll take on a new role. The Midwest City woman will be sworn in as the new Ward 3 city council…

Mid-Del Tinker 100 Club honors first responders

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By Tonya Little Contributing Writer The Mid-Del Tinker 100 Club held its 34th annual Awards Banquet on March 15 at the Reed Convention Center in Midwest City. The 100 club is a group of civic leaders who support emergency responders from Midwest City, Del City and Tinker Air Force Base. Since 1984 the Mid-Del Tinker…

Midwest City Memorial Hospital Authority awards community grants

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City Council approves supplemental funding for Vietnam Memorial at Midwest City High School By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A community grant program has stirred emotions at City Hall in recent weeks. But the mood was jubilant Tuesday night when Midwest City officials approved more than a half a million dollars in community projects. The City…

Lady Titans take second at Suburban Conference, Claremore

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

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…

Albright cruises in House District 95 primary

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…

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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