Midwest City Beacon Area News

Midwest City Beacon holding holiday food drive

Donations accepted at newspaper office and Sooner State Bank By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Midwest City Beacon staff is asking for support for its sixth annual holiday food drive. During the next couple weeks, the newspaper staff will be collecting non-perishable food donations to benefit the Mid-Del Food Pantry. Donations will be accepted…

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Candidate filing period set for Dec. 7-9

Del City Council, Mid-Del and Crutcho school board seats up for election in 2021 By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Election season is approaching for local school board and city council positions. The Mid-Del School Board will have Office No. 1, a five-year term, up for election. The Crutcho School Board will hold an election…

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Keeping up with the pandemic

Hospital officials say they’re handling rise in COVID cases By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Oklahoma, many hospitals are struggling to keep up with the influx of patients. AllianceHealth Midwest officials say they’re in good shape now and are preparing additional space for possible surges in cases. “We’re…

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Community meeting planned for sale of Jarman Middle School

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools will host a community meeting Thursday night to discuss plans to sell the former Jarman Middle School. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Jarman, 5 McArthur Drive. All attendees must wear a face mask and observe social distancing. People can also watch the meeting virtually…

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‘Girls of the Month’ announced

Nicoma Park-Choctaw Business Women’s Club makes this year’s selections By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer The Nicoma Park Choctaw Business Women’s Club recently held a tea for the “Girls of the Month” and their sponsors as follows: Misses: January, Grace Maples, Sponsor Sue Moore; February,Isabel Baker, Sponsor Nanci Noakes; March, Makiya Carter, Sponsor Barbara Davidson; April,…

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Midwest City showing true colors for Veterans Day

Residents, business owners encouraged to fly flags this week for Veterans Day By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City will not get to honor veterans with a parade this Veterans Day. But residents and business owners can show their support by decking the city in red, white and blue this week. The City of Midwest…

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Veterans Day events planned for Midwest City

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City will not have a parade on Veterans Day, but residents will have a couple of chances to show their support to those who served. Local veterans will celebrate the birthday of the Marines Corp with a flag raising ceremony at noon on Nov. 10. The event will…

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Midwest City mask order continues

City Council removes expiration date for public mask order, sets 5% positivity rate goal By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City’s public mask order will remain in place. The city council last week unanimously approved extending the emergency order until the testing positivity rate is 5% or less in Oklahoma County for two consecutive…

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Facebook feud leads to felony charge

Man threatens to kill Midwest City Councilman following vulgar exchange By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon An Edmond man faces a felony charge after threatening to kill a Midwest City councilman on Facebook. Midwest City police say Lynn Sludderick, also known as Ricky Sluder, made violent threats against Sean Reed following a graphic exchange between…

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Police investigating early morning fatal shooting

Midwest City police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened early this morning. About 3 a.m., police were called to the 1200 block of Sandra Drive, near SE 15th St. and Air Depot Blvd. about shots fired. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the body of a man in the front yard of…

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