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Midwest City Chamber celebrates business and community leaders

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City Chamber of Commerce celebrated local businesses and individuals last week during its annual awards banquet. The banquet was held at the FNB Community Bank Ballroom at Rose State College with hundreds of businesses and community leaders in attendance. Midwest City Chamber of Commerce President Shaina Bennett highlighted…

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Midwest City Soccer Complex upgrades on the way

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City Soccer Club complex is getting a facelift. City leaders last week approved a contract to regrade existing fields and install a new irrigation system and lighting. The project will focus on five fields on the northeast portion of the complex. The ground is currently terraced with fields…

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King Cake fundraiser returns to St. Matthew

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A New Orleans tradition has taken root in Midwest City. St. Matthew United Methodist Church is holding their 12thannual King Cake fundraiser to support their Mobile Meals program. Jenifer Cameron, a native of New Orleans, brought one of her favorite traditions to the area as a fundraiser for the…

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One person arrested in shooting at basketball game

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor An Oklahoma City teenager was arrested in connection with a shooting last week at a Del City High School basketball game. The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 after a boys basketball game between Del City and Millwood. At the conclusion of the game, a fight broke out inside…

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The Curve development receives final plat

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City leaders gave the green light for a housing development on the east side. The city council unanimously approved the final plat of The Curve development at a meeting on Jan. 10. The Curve development is located near SE 29th St. and Westminster Rd., just north of Charity Free…

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Midwest City modifies subdivision regulations

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City is changing how it handles the development of small subdivisions. The city council recently approved changes to its subdivision regulations including the platting process for subdivisions and required improvements for substandard roads and sidewalks. The revised policies will give the city more control over infrastructure improvements while providing…

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Making the dream a reality

Midwest City celebrates MLK Day with Prayer Breakfast By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday morning with the 26th annual MLK Prayer Breakfast at the Reed Conference Center. The program included breakfast, music and speakers with messages of unity and acceptance in…

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Choctaw purchases extrication equipment

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Firehouse Subs Safety Foundation grant provides modern life-saving tools Choctaw Fire Department has new extrication equipment thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs. Choctaw City Council approved the acceptance of a Firehouse Subs Safety Foundation grant in the amount of $24,852 in July of 2022. Officials say those funds were used…

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Midwest City native praised for life-saving action during NFL game

Denny Kellington revived Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A Midwest City native is being praised for helping save the life of an NFL player. Denny Kellington, a 1996 Midwest City High School graduate, is an assistant athletic trainer with the Buffalo Bills. On Monday night, Kellington administered timely CPR…

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Fire station reopens after remodel

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City’s Fire Station No. 1 is back up and running. Construction crews recently completed a project to remodel the fire station building, 8201 E. Reno Ave., which also houses fire department administration and staff offices. The project included updates to the plumbing, electrical, HVAC, restrooms, and fire station…

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