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Bridges, Favors face off in Ward 6

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon BILL BRIDGES Bill Bridges says he doesn’t have political ambitions. He simply wants to help the citizens of Midwest City as the next Ward 6 councilmember. “If you call me and contact me, I am going to look into it,” he said. “I don’t care what ward you live…

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Thompson, Timme and Wallace seeking open Ward 4 seat

MARC THOMPSON By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Marc Thompson understands the frustration of feeling like your voice isn’t being heard. And the satisfaction of reaching a compromise. Thompson and fellow residents opposed a 200-unit apartment complex planned for the Ridgecrest neighborhood. “That just seemed wrong to me that the city would rezone a single-family…

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Election Preview: Race for Midwest City’s Ward 3 is a crowd

Bailey, Bowen, Maxwell, Melton, Moore and Swartz seeking open seat Midwest City council election set for Tuesday, Feb. 13 By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon AJ BAILEY AJ Bailey says there’s lots to like about his hometown. But he believes it can be better. And that’s why he’s running for city council. The Ward 3…

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Honoring Dr. King’s legacy

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 27 with its 27th annual Prayer Breakfast at the Reed Conference Center. Retired Col. Stephanie Wilson was the keynote speaker and received the Clara Luper Community Service Award. Mid-Del Schools had several students, board members and…

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Midwest City voters head to polls Feb. 13

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Tuesday, Feb. 13 is election day in Midwest City. The city will be holding a primary election for City Council Ward 3, 4 and 6. Councilmembers for wards 4 and 6 will serve a four-year term. The election for Ward 3 will be for the remainder of an unexpired…

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Gun found at Midwest City High School basketball game

Police say students brought gun in through backdoor at fieldhouse By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City police confiscated a firearm from a student at a Midwest City High School basketball game on Friday, school officials said. Police Capt. Frank Valley said two juveniles entered the fieldhouse through a backdoor while carrying a backpack…

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Carl Albert takes second at Jenks Invite

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon JENKS – The regular season is winding down for high school swimming. And so are the opportunities to face tough competition before the postseason. Carl Albert took advantage of one last weekend as they placed second at the Jenks Invitational. The two-day meet featured some of the top schools…

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Bombers fall short in Bruce Gray finals

By Jacob Sturm Midwest City Beacon A unique energy filled Deer Creek’s gymnasium for the championship game of the Bruce Gray Invitational on Saturday night. The Midwest City boys’ basketball team was tasked with a battle again Deer Creek, who delivered a dose of high-intensity basketball in front of a raucous pro-Antlers crowd that seemed…

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Sand Springs defense too much for Lady Titans

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Carl Albert girls seemed to be handling Sand Springs’ defensive pressure just fine Saturday in the finals of the Titan Classic. That was until the fourth quarter. Sand Springs dialed up the pressure for a 61-49 win over Carl Albert in the championship game. The Lady Titans went…

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Titans finish runner-up at John Nobles Invitational

By Michael Kinney Midwest City Beacon MOORE – Carl Albert’s run at the 49th Annual John Nobles Invitational started as planned. The Titans rolled to a pair of impressive victories to land in the tournament finale. But that is when things began to fall apart. Facing a surging Moore High squad, Carl Albert fell 60-45…

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