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Sullivan named assistant city manager

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City Manager Tim Lyon today named Vaughn Sullivan as assistant city manager, a position held by Lyon until his recent appointment as city manager by the Midwest City council. Sullivan currently serves as the public works director. He began his career with the City in 2000 after serving as a council member for eight years.…

Longtime elementary principal stepping down

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The last day of school has come and gone. But Jeff Holland was back at Solider Creek Elementary recently, cleaning out more than three decades of memories. The longtime principal said he’s sad to leave education, but is looking forward to the next step in life. “This was a hard…

Elks celebrate red, white and blue

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The red, white and blue were on full display Sunday afternoon at the Elks Lodge No. 1890. The group hosted its annual Flag Day celebration to remember the history behind one of the most important American symbols. The observance featured patriotic presentations, music, a flag folding demonstration, flag retirement ceremony…

Tinker welcomes new commander

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor There is a new commander at Tinker Air Force Base. Col. Paul Filcek took the reigns of the 72nd Air Base Wing Friday morning during a change of command ceremony. The new commander succeeds Col. Kenyon Bell, who will become the 82nd Training Wing commander at Sheppard AFB in Wichita…

Midwest City expected to name new city manager

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City Council will consider appointing Tim Lyon as the next city manager at tomorrow’s meeting. Lyon is currently serving as assistant city manager for Midwest City. He previously was human resources director for the city until 2007 when he was promoted to his current position. Current City Manager…

Going WILD for a cause

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Del City students raise money for childhood cancer research By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Every spring the students and faculty of Del City High School come together to help raise money for charity. They call the week that this happens WILD week. ​WILD Week stands for Willing Individuals Leading with Determination. It started in 2003.…

Realtor staying ahead of the curve

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Gallardo-Owens uses online marketing along with old fashion hard work to serve clients By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Local realtor Ruthie Gallardo-Owens understands technology. She understands hard work. And she knows how powerful the two can be together in real estate. “What I love about real estate is that it’s something I can pour myself…

Students raise $30k during HOG Week

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By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Every spring Midwest City High School comes together in what is known at HOG, or Heart of Gold Week, to help raise money for a charitable cause of their choosing. The Leadership students put their heads together to find creative and fun ways to get their whole school involved in…

MWC begins search for new city manager

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By Tera Bryant Contributing Writer The Midwest City Council Tuesday night determined how it will fill an important vacancy. The city will begin looking for a new City Manager to replace J. Guy Henson, who is set to retire June 12, after almost 40 years with the City of Midwest City. “It is imperative to…

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…

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The Warren Theatre premiers in Midwest City

With its 10 screen, 100-plus jobs, and multi-million dollar economic impact, the Warren Theatre opened Thursday. The premier theater’s debut began with a grand opening at 10 a.m. followed by afternoon show times for the first movie-goers in the new luxury theater. “Midwest City has been without a movie cinema for a decade,” said City…

Choctaw’s Veterans Memorial seeks new management

Choctaw Veterans Memorial is looking for a few good citizens. The memorial dedicated to veterans, located near the intersection of NE 23rd Street and Choctaw Road, is in need of a dedicated group of citizens to handle the management and future expansion of the site. Choctaw Economic Development Authority is a board dedicated to economic…

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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