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Mid-Del Tech Center offering CPR class

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del Technology Center is offering a Family and Friends CPR Class beginning Oct.4. The course is open to people who want to learn CPR but do not need CPR course certification. Attendees will learn the life-saving skills of CPR, AED, and choking with hands-on practice. “This is for…

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Mathis Brothers begins work on new store

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Construction recently started on a new business in Town Center Plaza. Mathis Brothers Furniture is opening a new furniture store in the former JC Penney building, 7127 SE 29th St. It will be the first of the company’s new concept called Mathis Home and will feature many of the…

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Billy Sims BBQ in Midwest City hosting autograph signing Sunday, Sept. 25

Sooner legend will meet with fans as part of 12-year anniversary celebration By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Billy Sims BBQ in Midwest City will be hosting a meet and greet and autograph signing with Oklahoma Sooner legend Billy Sims on Sunday, Sept. 25. The event will take place from noon until 2 p.m. Sims…

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Activists push for Midwest City to cut ties with Oklahoma County jail

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City resident Sara Bana and members of the People’s Council for Justice Reform held a protest and press conference Thursday afternoon outside City Hall in Midwest City. The group is raising awareness about conditions at the Oklahoma County Jail and asking Midwest City, Edmond and Oklahoma City to…

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Midwest City turns up pressure on mall

City council declares property blighted, begins urban renewal process By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City leaders recently took a big step towards revitalizing the former Heritage Park Mall property. The city council on Aug. 23 declared the mall property as blighted and agreed to create an urban renewal plan for the area. The Midwest…

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Council approves TIF for north side

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City leaders took final steps to create a tax increment financing district that will be used to spur economic development on the city’s north side. The TIF is expected to generate more than $8 million that will be used for infrastructure improvements and economic incentives to attract industrial…

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Artist brings environmental message to library

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Susan Schmidt has been making art for as long as she can remember. With a paintbrush in her hand, Schmidt has found her happy place creating portraits of favorite pets, wildlife pieces, and landscapes from trips out West. But these days, she’s using her artistic skills for a higher…

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Carl Albert picks up big win over Highlanders

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon With only a few returning starters in the lineup, coach Hayden Robbins knew it’d take some time to get her team up to speed. After a rocky start, the No. 8-ranked Lady Titans seem to be hitting their stride. They won four straight matches with their last coming against…

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Midwest City leaders to consider mixed-use development on east side

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City Planning Commissioners will consider a mixed-use project that would bring multi-family housing and commercial space to the east side. The proposed development would include nearly 300 new dwelling units – both apartments and townhouses, and commercial space near SE 15th St. and Westminster Rd. The property is…

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New commander leads sustainment center

By Amy Schiess Air Force Sustainment Center Public Affairs TINKER AIR FORCE BASE – With a promise to devote his full energies to sustaining an environment where all Airmen, whether civilian or military, can reach their full potential, Lt. Gen. Stacey T. Hawkins assumed command of the Air Force Sustainment Center Aug. 15 during a…

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