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Mid-Del schools make pitch to prospective teachers

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By Tonya Little Contributing Writer The Mid-Del School District held a teacher job fair on Tuesday night at the Carl Albert High School field house. All of the schools in the district were represented, as well as local businesses and both the Del City and Midwest City Chambers of Commerce. “We currently have several jobs…

Obituary: Keith Thrasher

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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

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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…

Police identify man found dead in creek

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A man found dead in a creek Tuesday afternoon has been identified. About 3:15 p.m. yesterday, a passing motorist called 911 to report what they thought was a body lying in the creek just southwest of the intersection of NE 10th and N. Midwest Boulevard.  When officers arrived, they found a fully clothed white male…

Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Midwest City

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A 39-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning in Midwest City. According to Midwest City police, Anthony Jones, 39, of Oklahoma City, was traveling westbound on NE 23rd street in the 6800 block around 2:30 a.m. when his car left the roadway for an unknown reason. The 1994 Lexus continued west…

Palma killed in prison

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Midwest City man serving life sentence for death and disappearance of Kirsten Hatfield in 1997 Oklahoma Department of Corrections officials have identified the inmate killed Friday night at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary as Anthony Palma. A correctional officer on a routine security check found Palma around 7:30 p.m. unresponsive inside a maximum-security cell he shared…

School board approves Del City stadium renovation

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District officials preview plans for Midwest City stadium project By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del School Board members Monday night approved a $6.2 million renovation of Del City High School’s Robert Kalsu Stadium and previewed a similar proposal for Midwest City High School’s Rose Field during their monthly meeting. The Del City stadium project includes…

Representative Lowe to Moderate Judicial Forum Tonight

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OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Jason Lowe announced plans to moderate an Oklahoma County District Judicial Forum tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Attorneys Charles Battle and Cynthia D’Antonio will moderate the event with Rep. Lowe.   The forum, which is free to the public, will feature Judge…

Substitute teacher arrested for soliciting sex from a minor

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A substitute teacher at Mid-Del Schools was arrested this morning for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor and exhibition of obscene materials to a minor. Darris Turner was a substitute teacher at multiple schools in the district since February 2018. He is no longer employed with the school district, officials said. The school district alerted…

School board approves Carl Albert stadium project

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Mid-Del School Board Monday night approved a $4 million project to renovate and expand Carl Albert High School’s Jim Harris Stadium during their monthly meeting. The project includes expanded seating, a new concession building and improvements to parking, the press box, locker rooms, playing surface, and exterior of the…

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Warren Theatres delays opening until next month

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.…

Playground dedicated in memory of former State Representative

The name Miskelly has returned to Choctaw’s largest park. Mayor Randy Ross and city staff met with the Miskelly family July 4 to dedicate the recently installed playground in Choctaw Creek Park as John Miskelly Playground. John Miskelly Jr., was a state representative who setup the park, but was killed in a car accident before…

Area Sports

Champions never rest

Rogers ramps up offseason workouts in quest for repeat at state tournament By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Manny Rogers knows what it takes to win a state championship. The Del City standout wrestler ended his sophomore year on top of the medal stand with a gold medal around his neck. Now he’s working to make…

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…

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