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Municipal, school elections attract handful of candidates

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

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.…

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Midwest City volleyball adopting team-first attitude

Midwest City High School’s volleyball team hasn’t played a real game yet. But head coach Annessa Parker believes they’re already miles ahead of last year. Following a disappointing 2015-16 season, the Lady Bombers have been honing their skills as players and learning to work together as a team. “Their mindset is so much more focused…

Expectations soar at Carl Albert

Carl Albert High School has been a home champions in several sports over the years. And the Lady Titans volleyball team believes this could be their chance. With a strong returning cast and energetic new coach, expectations are sky for the team that came up one win shy of the state tournament last season. “We’re…

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