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The Surf Bar bringing new concept to Midwest City

July 3, 2022 |

By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon Midwest City will have a new spot for smoothies and acai bowls. The Surf Bar is opening a new location at 6825 SE 29th St. The Oklahoma-based company offers a variety of their signature acai bowls and smoothies made with all fresh ingredients. Palmer Jones, the franchisee of the…

Midwest City raises awareness about firework safety

June 30, 2022 |

The City of Midwest City released information about fireworks safety ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. Fireworks are illegal within city limits. The city is hosting a Tribute to Liberty celebration that includes a live music, food trucks, a Patriot Pups contest and a professional fireworks show. The event begins at 6 p.m. at…

Reno Avenue roadwork to begin July 5

June 29, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A large resurfacing project will begin next week on Reno Ave. in Midwest City. The project includes resurfacing 1.2 miles of Reno Ave. between Midwest Blvd. and Blake Dr., just east of Douglas Blvd. Crews plan to start the project as soon as July 5, weather permitting. Motorists can…

I-40 paving planned for Midwest City

June 23, 2022 |

ODOT plans to resurface I-40 in advance of Douglas Blvd. interchange project By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon More roadwork is on tap for Interstate 40 in Midwest City. Oklahoma Department of Transportation announced plans to resurface I-40 from west of Hudiburg Dr. to east of Douglas Blvd. The $4 million project was awarded to…

Local teen named Military Youth of the Year finalist

June 23, 2022 |

By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon A local teen has been named the Southwest Military Youth of the Year. Willow Roe, a recent Carl Albert High School graduate, won the regional competition last week during a convention in Dallas, beating out finalists from other states Roe was previously was named the Tinker Air Force Base…

Tinker Inter-Tribal Council hosts powwow

June 22, 2022 |

By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon A generational event took place this weekend at Joe B. Barnes Park in Midwest City. The Powwow was put on by the Tinker Inter-Tribal Council. The event had several dancers, Native American jewelry, dream catchers, fried pies, and lots of family. Dancers came from all different tribes and ages…

Oklahoma County Election Board releases sample ballots for June 28 primary

June 16, 2022 |

By Staff Reports Midwest City Beacon The Oklahoma County Election Board released sample ballots for the upcoming June 28 primary elections. The busy primary election will include numerous county, state and federal elections. Polls will be open from Tuesday, June 28 for elections from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Voters may also receive and cast…

New officers ‘Break Bread’ with community

June 15, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Law enforcement officers go through a variety of training before they ever hit the streets. As part of that education, a group of new Midwest City police officers recently participated in a unique event that included honest conversations about race, bias, and criminal justice. The Breaking Bread event was…

Food processing plant to open in Midwest City

June 2, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A food processing company announced that it plans to open a new plant on Midwest City’s north side. Centrilllium Proteins, LLC says it will employ about 100 people at a new 55,000 square-foot-facility located on NE 36th St., just west of N. Midwest Blvd. and across the street from…

Midwest City committee recommends TIF District

June 2, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City’s efforts at sparking economic development on the north side received a boost. The city is looking to create a tax increment finance district that would help pay for about $8 million in economic incentives and infrastructure improvements to attract two industrial businesses to city-owned property. The TIF…

Area News

Midwest City raises awareness about firework safety

The City of Midwest City released information about fireworks safety ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. Fireworks are illegal within city limits. The city is hosting a Tribute to Liberty celebration that includes a live music, food trucks, a Patriot Pups contest and a professional fireworks show. The event begins at 6 p.m. at…

Reno Avenue roadwork to begin July 5

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A large resurfacing project will begin next week on Reno Ave. in Midwest City. The project includes resurfacing 1.2 miles of Reno Ave. between Midwest Blvd. and Blake Dr., just east of Douglas Blvd. Crews plan to start the project as soon as July 5, weather permitting. Motorists can…

Area Sports

Lanham leads wrestling camp at Harrah

Duke coach returns to eastern Oklahoma County   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Local middle and high school wrestlers recently had the opportunity to learn from Duke University’s head wrestling coach. Harrah and McLoud wrestlers in grades seventh through 12th were invited out to a wrestling camp at Harrah High School, June 7-8. Dozens of male…

Midwest City’s Sebock sparks Oklahoma Faith 7 win

By John Martin Midwest City Beacon SHAWNEE —Midwest City standout Jacobi Sebock opened the second half with 12 straight points to boost the Oklahoma boys to an easy 127-98 rout of Texas in the 56th annual Oklahoma-Texas Faith 7 Basketball Classic at OBU. The Oklahoma boys led, 26-20 after one quarter but exploded for 39…

Business

The Surf Bar bringing new concept to Midwest City

By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon Midwest City will have a new spot for smoothies and acai bowls. The Surf Bar is opening a new location at 6825 SE 29th St. The Oklahoma-based company offers a variety of their signature acai bowls and smoothies made with all fresh ingredients. Palmer Jones, the franchisee of the…

R&M Arms in Minco a friendly source for firepower

R&M Arms in Minco started as a hobby for Mindy and Ronnie Porter in August of 2020. After opening their first storefront in Minco, business was booming, and they were able to move to a bigger and better location at 208 West Main Street in Minco. Mindy spoke Monday morning about how the business came…

Education

Local teen named Military Youth of the Year finalist

By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon A local teen has been named the Southwest Military Youth of the Year. Willow Roe, a recent Carl Albert High School graduate, won the regional competition last week during a convention in Dallas, beating out finalists from other states Roe was previously was named the Tinker Air Force Base…

Mid-Del bond issue brings new playgrounds to schools

Schwartz Elementary receives first playground equipment By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Recess at Schwartz Elementary School became a lot more exciting. The school recently received new playground equipment. It was installed last month and ready for students to enjoy after Thanksgiving break. Students had been without a playground for about two years due to…

Photos

Photos: Mid-Del volleyball teams start practice

The Midwest City, Carl Albert and Del City volleyball teams recently started their fall practices. The OSSAA high school volleyball season officially starts Aug. 10.

Photos: Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association All-State

Midwest City’s Christian Cook and Del City’s Nate Goodlow and Demontreal Crutchfield took part in the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association’s large school all-state game Saturday at UCO’s Hamilton Fieldhouse. Cook led all scorers with 22 points but the West lost 89-84. Crutchfield finished with 7 points and Goodlow had 6 points.

Del City

Finch joins Del City Chamber Hall of Fame

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Some of Del City’s finest were celebrated last week during the Del City Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame ceremony. The Chamber recognized residents, business owners and employees for their dedication to the community. Pam Finch received the top honor as she was inducted into…

Del City makes plans for COVID funds

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Del City will receive about $3.5 million in COVID relief funding. Mayor Floyd Eason said the city plans to use the funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to upgrade its water system and create outdoor meeting spaces. “We looked at all the potential uses and the council made…

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