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Two vying for Ward One City Council seat

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Eads, Dandridge to meet in general election on Tuesday, Feb. 13 By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Susan Eads: Susan Eads never envisioned serving in public office. But when Midwest City’s Ward One was left without a representative on the city council, Eads accepted the challenge. She was appointed to replace former councilman Daniel McClure who…

Speed skating comes to Midwest City this Sunday

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Did you know that even though Olympic speed skating is an ice event, many of the current US Olympic Team speed skaters got their start and continually train in roller speed skating?  This Sunday morning, February 11, is your chance to see the fast paced excitement of roller speed skating right here in the OKC…

Del City massage parlor owner arrested in sting

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The owner of a Del City massage parlor was arrested Thursday on multiple charges, including sexual battery against an undercover officer, according a news release. Police said Del City detectives and members of the Oklahoma City Police Department’s vice unit conducted an undercover investigation at Hamila’s Uplifts, 2820 Linda Lane, after receiving several complaints of…

Planning continues for possible new animal shelter

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A new animal shelter could be on the horizon in Midwest City. City officials continue sketching out details and costs estimates for a new facility that they hope to include in an upcoming bond initiative. A bond package would include several capital improvement projects and require approval from voters. A…

Mid-Del Schools hosting event to share life lessons with high school seniors

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Mid-Del Senior 2018 Conference: ‘Bridge to the Future’ set for Feb. 20 at Meadowood Baptist Church By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Life is full of transitions. And one of the most important happens right after high school. Mid-Del Schools is hoping to prepare students for this step into the real world with a free one-day…

Fallen firefighter honored with overpass dedication

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I-40 bridge named in honor of Clark By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The memory of James Everett Clark III is alive in the hearts of loved ones and first responders. And now, it will be remembered by thousands of people every day. State and local leaders dedicated the I-40 overpass bridge at SE 29th Street…

Volunteers play crucial role at food pantry

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Hundreds of people in eastern Oklahoma County rely on the Mid-Del Food Pantry every week to feed their families. The non-profit organization couldn’t do that without donations from the community and local businesses, or without help from a loyal team of volunteers. About 30 people volunteer at the food pantry…

Municipal, school elections attract handful of candidates

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Incumbent Ward 1 City Councilwoman draws challenger By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A total of six municipal and school board seats were up for election this spring. But only one attracted more than one candidate during the filing period this week. Midwest City Mayor Matt Dukes and Ward 5 Councilwoman Christine Price-Allen will each serve…

Midwest City Beacon kicks off holiday food drive

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Newspaper staff collecting food through Dec. 18 By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor It’s the giving season, and the Midwest City Beacon staff is asking people to get into the spirit with their third annual food drive. During the next few weeks, the newspaper will be hosting a food drive to benefit the Mid-Del Food Pantry.…

Del City girls focused on return to state tournament

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Del City High School girls basketball team took some hits with graduation this spring. But they still have plenty left for a big run this season. “We just need to focus on us as a whole and we’ll be pretty good and surprise some people,” said coach Kari Sears.…

Area News

Choctaw to establish Clara Luper Day

Choctaw High School Student Council President Lydia Smith and other representatives met with the Choctaw City Council last week to discuss declaring an official Clara Luper Day in Choctaw. Students are working with city and community leaders to establish a day honoring the civil rights leader who was a teacher in the Choctaw area’s African…

Old Germany Restaurant closes, Choctaw Oktoberfest cancelled

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…

Area Sports

Lady Bombers give fans reason to cheer

Midwest City girls top rival Del City 63-31 in front of packed house By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Playing in front a raucous crowd on a Tuesday afternoon took some getting used to. But eventually the Midwest City girls settled in and took care of rival Del City in a 63-31 win at John Smith…

Bombers prevail in Mid-Del clash

Midwest City boys pick up pace in second half in 64-58 win over Eagles By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City boys used a big second half to pull past rival Del City 64-58 in front a packed John Smith Fieldhouse crowd Tuesday afternoon. DJ Walter led that second-half charge, scoring 20 of his…

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