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Local Band and radio station offer NYE Fun in Midwest City

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By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Local country band Riders Ford has teamed up with 99.7 Hank FM and the Sheraton Hotel in Midwest City at the Reed Conference Center to offer a night of New Year’s Eve fun called “The Boot Scootin’ New Years Eve Party”. The package includes a hotel room, dinner, champagne toast…

Store clerk shot during armed robbery

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Midwest City police are looking for a suspect who shot a store clerk Thursday evening. The shooting happened about 8:30 p.m. during an robbery at Tuti’s Food Market, 712 S. Post Road, just south of Reno Avenue. Police say a male suspect walked into the store and demanded money. The suspect later shot the clerk in…

Man dies in early morning fire

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One person died and another was injured in a fire at mobile home early Tuesday morning. Midwest City firefighters were called to 10343 Lejean Drive, near Reno Ave. and Post Rd., at 12:50 a.m. after a neighbor reported seeing flames coming from the mobile home. Firefighters from nearby Station 5 were on scene within minutes.…

Ford headed to state House

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Roger Ford has spent many afternoons, nights and weekends knocking doors and meeting with voters across State House District 95. On Tuesday night, he was able to relax with friends and family in the comfort of his own home after winning the open seat in the state House of Representatives. Ford secured the House District…

Grocery store project moving along

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An abandoned Target store’s days are numbered. A national grocer is moving forward with plans to build a new store and redevelop the site of the Target store near Reno Avenue and Midwest Boulevard. WinCo Foods, based in Boise, Idaho, plans to build a new 85,000-square-foot grocery store and separate commercial buildings. The company is…

Lowe, Canaday vying for open District 97 seat

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By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer Jason Lowe decided he wanted to run for public office after seeing a growing number of young men and women being shipped off to prison for non-violent drug offenses. He says he wants to create legislation aimed at changing that. Lowe, an Oklahoma City defense attorney is running as the…

Annual Veterans Day Parade set for November 11

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The annual Veterans Day Parade, co-sponsored by the City of Midwest City and the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce, is set for Friday, November 11, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The parade will begin at the intersection of Century Blvd. and S.E. 15th ST, travel east to Douglas Blvd, north to Reno Ave., and west to…

State Election Board offers tips, reminders for Nov. 8 general election

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ELECTION DAY VOTING; EXPECT LINES Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Lines at the polls are likely and will be longest before work, during the lunch hour and after work. Voters can save time by voting during “off-peak” hours – usually from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and…

Business helping children stay warm

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Okies Fabric Stash hosting event on Nov. 13 make hats, scarves for children: By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer A new fabric store in Midwest City, located at 5904 SE 15th Street was opened on July 29, by some of the ladies that worked at Hancock Fabrics that closed earlier.  They saw how many residents depended…

Del City unveils new Public Works building

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The Del City Public Works Department showed off its new home Tuesday morning during a dedication ceremony and open house. Mayor Brian Linley said the new 5,000-square foot facility provides the Public Works Department with a modern space that will be operational during several weather and times of emergency. The $1.97 million project included construction…

Area News

Major Leaguer pitches in at Children’s Center

The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, a nonprofit pediatric hospital in Bethany, Oklahoma, recently announced that J.T. Realmuto, catcher for the Miami Marlins, will serve as a member of the Hospital’s inaugural honorary board.  Realmuto will be part of a public relations and marketing campaign for the hospital, including public service announcements, speaking engagements, and social…

City Council approves TIF District

Midwest City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to establish a tax incremental financing, or TIF, district in conjunction with the Warren Theater and Sooner Rose Shopping Center development. The vote represented the final step in approving the project, which has been in the works for several months. The development will include a 10-screen Warren Theater and…

Area Sports

Bombers sink Pirates on senior night

Midwest City needed two touchdowns from Jacob Reed to beat Putnam City West. One did the trick last Friday against Putnam City. Reed gave the Bombers the lead when he scored on a 5-yard run with 11.9 seconds left in the first half. Midwest City’s defense did the rest — holding Putnam City scoreless all…

Titan runners capture Suburban crown

By John Martin Staff Writer The Carl Albert Titans elite boys cross country team continued to dominate Class 5A competition, racing to the championship of the Suburban Conference Tuesday on CA’s home course. With four runners in the top 10, the Titans breezed to the championship with a low score of 28 with Piedmont a…

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