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Carl Albert HS honored for college enrollment rates

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Carl Albert High School has been recognized as of the top schools in the state. For the fourth year in a row, Carl Albert received the College Success Award from GreatSchool.org for excelling at preparing students to enroll and succeed in college. The Oklahoma State Department of Education last…

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Carl Albert students named National Merit semifinalists

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Two Carl Albert High School students have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation, earlier this month, announced the more than 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The students now can compete for more than 7,250 scholarships worth…

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Putting a period on ‘period poverty’

Mid-Del Schools offering free period products By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Lack of access to period products is nothing new for students. But at Mid-Del Schools, it may soon be a thing of the past. The school district announced it’s combating period poverty by providing dispensers with free period products in restrooms at all…

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Midwest City Chamber president resigns

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Midwest City Chamber of Commerce could be looking for a new leader. Marcy Jarrett recently resigned as president of the chamber, a little over a year after she joined the organization. Kimberlee Adams, chair of the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce, said members of the executive board accepted…

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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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Carl Albert cruises past Elk City, 45-2

By Jacob Sturm Midwest City Beacon Moments after the opening whistle, Carl Albert snatched the momentum and never let go. In its 45-2 victory against Elk City, Carl Albert took its opportunities well. That started with the Titans (2-2) receiving the opening kickoff and letting Tashawn James work some magic for a 95-yard sprint to…

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Bombers celebrate homecoming in style

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon What a difference a week makes. After getting roughed up in the home opener, Midwest City was the one delivering the blows last Friday night. The Bombers trounced Putnam City North 38-6 in a homecoming victory at Rose Field. It was the team’s first win of the season and…

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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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