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Sales tax election gets green light

Midwest City calls for special election to raise sales tax rate by .75 percent for public safety and city services By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City voters will be asked to approve a sales tax increase to hire more police and firefighters and fund city services. The sales tax election is set for Oct.…

Mid-Del School Board calls $130 million bond election

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Mid-Del school district is moving forward with a $130.6 million bond election to address building maintenance, textbooks, technology and transportation needs. The school board on Wednesday morning agreed to send two propositions to voters on Oct. 10. The first proposition includes $121.3 million for upgrades to the football fields,…

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Manek, Harrell spark Elite Oklahoma All-Star squad to title

By John Martin Staff Writer DUNCANVILLE, TX — The inside-outside combo of Harrah senior Brady Manek and Carl Albert’s junior point guard Mason Harrell combined talents to lead the Team Blake Griffin Under-17 Elite Oklahoma All-Star team to a 74-57 triumph over the Colorado Springs (CO) Miners Sunday in the championship game of the Great…

Midwest City native begins pro soccer career in home state

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Adrian Ables has always set high goals. He dreamed of playing soccer in high school, college and beyond. But the Midwest City native never imagined the future would include playing on a professional club in his own backyard. That improbable dream came true when Ables signed with Rayo OKC, of…

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