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Midwest City hosting grand opening for sports complex Friday, April 22

It’s been close to three decades since a new sports complex has opened its gates to welcome residents and visitors to our community. That changes this Friday, April 22, at 3:00 p.m., when the City of Midwest City officially opens the first phase of the Midwest City MAC (Multi-Athletic Complex) located at 9400 SE 29th…

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Shrimp Boil fundraiser a big hit

The Midwest City Rotary Club served up their ninth annual Shrimp Boil fundraising event last Saturday night at the Nick Harroz Community Center. The event was moved back to the pre-COVID spring schedule after being forced to reschedule the 2020 event to late 2021. The Shrimp Boil is the largest fund raiser of the year…

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CNP voters to select next school board member

Two candidates on ballot for April 5 Choctaw-Nicoma Park election   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw-Nicoma Park School District voters will decide between two candidates at an April 5 general election. Jennifer Barba, 46, filed to challenge James Don Alsup for the office No. 2 seat on the CNP School Board. Unlike city wards, board…

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Southeast turnpike extension announced

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   $5 billion, 15-year plan to expand state’s toll roads revealed   The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has officially announced plans to expand the state’s turnpike system as part of a 15-year project themed, Advancing and Connecting Communities and Economies Safely Statewide. The announcement wasn’t a surprise to many eastern Oklahoma County…

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Midwest City mayor, city council candidates share views at forum

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Candidates for municipal elections shared their views on a variety of local issues Monday morning during a forum at the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce. The candidates provided a brief introduction before sharing their views on housing, economic development, code enforcement, the future of Air Depot Blvd. and other…

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Midwest City Mayor’s race draws four candidates

Editor’s Note: This is the final in a three-part series profiling candidates for the upcoming Midwest City municipal elections. The Beacon has highlighted one race each week leading up to the Feb. 8 election for Mayor, Ward 3 and Ward 5. By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Bill Bridges Communication is important to Bill Bridges.…

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Midwest City offering free after school tutoring

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The City of Midwest City Neighborhoods in Action Center is offering free after school tutoring for elementary school students in grades K-5. The program is designed to help children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tutoring sessions will focus on math and reading skills. They will take place at the…

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Midwest City launches Air Depot study

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Air Depot Boulevard has a rich history in Midwest City. For several years, it has served as the city’s main commercial corridor linking destinations and businesses. But as business has shifted to other parts of town, city leaders are exploring ways to revive the area. “We want to find…

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Allen and Bana in the running for Ward 5

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series profiling candidates for the upcoming Midwest City municipal elections. The Beacon will highlight one race each week leading up to the Feb. 8 election for Mayor, Ward 3 and Ward 5. Allen looking to continue work in a third…

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