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Marching bands find success and growth

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del high school marching bands recently wrapped up a busy season. All three high schools performed in numerous competitions, halftime shows and parades. They also added a new joint performance this year at Carl Albert High School. “It was a unifying and inspiring event that showcased the collective talents…

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LASER Training held at Bridge Creek HS

Local agencies train in new response tactics to active shooter threats Law Enforcement agencies nationwide have created several techniques and curriculums for responding to active shooters. In 2002, Texas created the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT), which became the standard operating procedures for many different, law-enforcement agencies of all sizes nationwide. As these…

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Chamber breaks ground on new building

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com After 50 years serving Mustang, the Mustang’s Chamber of Commerce is seeing the steps toward its own building come to fruition. The Chamber, which had been working toward the goal of owning their own building, learned of their current space being put up for sale by their landlord in 2022, prompting the Chamber leaders…

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Carl Albert’s Westlake rallies for top 10 finish

By Jeff Harrison mwcbeacon@yahoo.com Keegan Westlake cracked the top 20 after the first 36 holes at the Class 5A boys golf state tournament. But the Carl Albert sophomore believed better things were ahead. And he was right. Westlake shot a two-over-par 74 on the final round to finish tied for ninth place at the Territory…

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Lady Titans take second at Southern Oklahoma Invitational

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon  Carl Albert’s girls golf team had another strong showing last week. The Titans placed second at the Southern Oklahoma Invitational at Duncan Golf and Country Club. The host Demons won the tournament with a team score of 339 and had the top golfer in JJ Gregston, who won the…

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Smokin’ Joe’s opening third location in Tuttle

Smokin’ Joe’s Rib Ranch is coming to Tuttle in early spring. The original Smokin’ Joe’s is located in Davis, Oklahoma, and franchisee Reggie Long opened the second location in Rush Springs nine years ago. Now, he’s looking to bring his top-notch barbecue to 151 East Main Street in Tuttle. “Ever since I opened the one…

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Lady Bombers top Booker T. Washington to win Moore tournament

By Jacob Sturm Staff Writer   Early foul trouble didn’t mitigate Midwest City’s advantage when the Lady Bombers met Booker T. Washington in the final for the John Nobles Invitational Tournament Saturday night.   In the 53-41 victory, Midwest City had to get creative. De’Yanna Douglas picked up two quick fouls and went to the…

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Davis swears in as District 1 Commissioner

The Board of the Grady County Commissioners met Tuesday, and preceding the meeting, new county officials were sworn in by Oklahoma District 6 Judge Kory Kirkland. The newly-elected officials included Grady County Assessor Bari Firestone, District 3 County Commissioner Gary Bray, and District 1 County Commissioner Zac Davis, who will represent Tuttle, Minco, and the…

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Pawlished Grooming Salon open in Mustang

Sisters Lindsay Sinnett and Mandy Clark have opened up Mustang’s newest dog-grooming studio, Pawlished Grooming Salon, at 290 East Trade Center Terrace in Mustang. The studio was opened in late October just a few months after the pair agreed to open a business. “We decided to open up a business together,” Lindsay said Wednesday, December…

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Home for the Holidays tonight, beginning at 5:30

Tuttle’s Home for the Holidays will be held Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the town tree lighting across the street from Tuttle City Hall, which is located at 221 West Main Street in Tuttle. A Home for the Holidays beauty pageant called Little Miss Merry will be held, beginning at 5:30 p.m. running until…

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