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Mathis Brothers Furniture to open store in former JC Penney

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mathis Brothers Furniture is coming to Midwest City. The furniture retailer plans to open a store inside the former JC Penney building, 7127 SE 29th St. The Midwest City store will be the first to feature Mathis Brothers’ new concept, which includes Ashley Furniture and La-Z-Boy stores. It is…

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Candidates line up for Midwest City, school board races

Midwest City mayor, two council members draw challengers By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Twelve people filed for upcoming local elections during a three-day filing period. The City of Midwest City and the Mid-Del and Crutcho boards of education scheduled elections for next year. Candidates were required to file with the Oklahoma County Election Board…

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Midwest City sweeps Enid in season opener

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Midwest City basketball teams opened the season with a sweep of Enid last week. The girls topped the Pacers 81-51 and the boys finished with a 60-44 victory over the Plainsmen at Enid High School on Nov. 30. Girls After a close first quarter, the Lady Bombers pulled…

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Times, Kiwanis need help to make Christmas merry for others

By Traci Chapman Mustang Times It can be the happiest time of the year, as the holidays bring with them family and faith, food and gifts. But for some, that’s not the case, whether it’s isolation and loneliness, the loss of a job, financial problems or family pressures. That’s why the holidays can be such…

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Mustang schools empower students with technology

By Traci Chapman Mustang Times Mustang Public School District has started a long-held goal of empowering its students through technology, thanks to a federal funding program. The funding – announced shortly before the 2021-2022 school year began – was made available through the Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Connectivity Fund, Mustang Superintendent Charles Bradley said. Those…

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American Legion cancels Thursday celebration due to health concerns

By Traci Chapman Mustang Times Mustang American Legion Post 353’s hope to ring in a merry Christmas with a Thursday evening was dashed over the weekend, in light of concerns related to a spike in new cases of the novel coronavirus. The Post’s executive committee made the decision to cancel the post’s Dec. 9 Christmas…

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Recent fires prompt fire safety concerns

By Traci Chapman Mustang Times After two separate fatality house fires in Yukon and a massive grass fire that swept across parts of western Canadian County in November, officials are urging caution both inside and outside their homes. “It’s kind of a double problem – we have extremely dry conditions with intermittent high winds and…

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Mid-Del holds meeting on Steed closure

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools last week announced plans to close two elementary schools due to declining enrollment and building maintenance costs. Superintendent Rick Cobb is recommending the district close Steed Elementary and Highland Park Elementary at the end of the current school year. According to the proposal, students who currently go…

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Firefighters rescue woman from fire

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City firefighters rescued a woman from a burning house last week. On Dec. 1 at about 3 a.m., emergency crews were called to 1401 Moore Ave. about a house fire. A husband and wife told dispatchers that they were trapped inside the house. When crews arrived, they lost…

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Midwest City adding fees for fire code inspections

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Fire code inspections will soon come with a cost in Midwest City. The city council last month approved fees for fire code inspections on new construction and commercial buildings. Midwest City Fire Chief Bert Norton said the new permit fees will help the city recover some costs of the…

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