Midwest City, Oklahoma

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Doors_get_ready_to_close_at_Heritage_Park_Mall.aspx "Doors get ready to close at Heritage Park Mall" , ''EastWord'', February 10, 2010. The first Sam's Club was opened in Midwest City on April 7, 1983. In many ways, the city remains relatively unchanged over the last 20 years. Air Depot Blvd.spanning from Tinker Air Force Base to Heritage Park Mall still serves as the major commercial district of the city. Of course, many businesses have come and gone, but there are a few that have stood the test of time. Andy's Akropolis, a Greek restaurant started by Larry Hicks, has served many thousands of hungry airmen through the last 30 years. The restaurant, like its city, remains almost the same as it was when it first opened its doors in the 1970s. Midwest City's economic base is heavily dependent upon Federal tax dollars via Tinker Air Force Base. TAFB remains the region's largest employer. The General Motors Oklahoma City Assembly plant was another major employer from its opening in 1979 until its closure in February 2006. GM closed the plant as part as a cost-savings measure. The property was later acquired by Oklahoma County and leased to Tinker Air Force Base for $1 year. Tinker renamed the facility the Tinker Aerospace Complex. http: newsok.com tinker-can-begin-work-at-gm-plantbrspan-classhl2estimates-say-move-could-bring-3000-jobs-area-economic-growth.span article 3302519 Portions of Midwest City particularly northwest of Tinker Air Force Base sustained extreme damage from a violent tornado (1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak) that swept through the southern and eastern areas of the Oklahoma City Metro on May 3, 1999. While it produced F5 damage in South Oklahoma City, damage in Midwest City was rated F4 with numerous destroyed homes and three fatalities. Another strong struck almost exactly the same area four years later on May 8, 2003 (May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence). City officials worked to revitalize S.E. 29th Street in the early 21st century, leading to the development of a new Town Center Plaza shopping area that faces Interstate 40 and Tinker Air Force Base. Chambers, Kelley. "Candidates face off in Midwest City mayoral election", ''EastWord'', February 23, 2010. The Town Center Plaza development replaced an aging, largely deserted Atkinson Plaza shopping center. In 2003, the Reed Center, a DATE OF BIRTH December 25, 1939 PLACE OF BIRTH Midwest City, Oklahoma, USA DATE OF DEATH January 1, 2003 Career Lindvall was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma to Randall Lindvall, a pharmacist, and Laura Rasdall, a medical technologist and massage therapist (massage). She was raised in Lee's Summit, Missouri and attended Lee's Summit High School. She grew 3 inches from the ages of 13 to 14, and her friends suggested that she try modeling, although it was her sister, Michelle, who wanted to be a model. While doing a local Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri) fashion show, at age 14, a talent scout spotted her and she signed with IMG (IMG (business)). Notable absences The 1985 Barrie Tornado (The "Barrie" Tornado Outbreak of 1985) that struck (1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak) Barrie, Ontario would be listed here, had it struck today. It is not listed, however, since the town's population was under 50,000 at the time (May 31, 1985). The tornado that hit Grand Valley, Ontario is not listed for similar reasons. Similarly, the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak that spawned the deadly F5 tornado which struck Moore (Moore, Oklahoma), Midwest City (Midwest City, Oklahoma), and Oklahoma City is not listed, since those cities had under 50,000 in population as well, and did not reach the downtown core of Oklahoma City. But today, Moore and Midwest City have well over 50,000 people. nationality American (United States) high_school Carl Albert (Midwest City (Midwest City, Oklahoma), Oklahoma) college Oklahoma (Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball) (1989–1994) Principal cities in the district include Midwest City (Midwest City, Oklahoma), Norman (Norman, Oklahoma), Moore (Moore, Oklahoma), Ada (Ada, Oklahoma), Duncan (Duncan, Oklahoma), Lawton Ft. Sill (Lawton, Oklahoma), and Ardmore (Ardmore, Oklahoma).


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age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over. Economy The city has always had strong ties to Tinker Air Force Base, the largest single-site employer in Oklahoma. Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, GlobalSecurity.org (accessed January 26, 2010) Other large employers include the Midwest Regional Medical Center and aerospace industry businesses affiliated with the base. During World War II, the Midwest City Douglas Aircraft Company Plant constructed more than half of the 10,000 C-47 Skytrain U.S. Army cargo planes. Fugate, Tally D., "Midwest City Douglas Aircraft Company Plant," ''Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture'' (accessed May 26, 2010). The plant cost $24 million and rolled out its first C-47s in March 1943. Some 38,000 Oklahomans labored at the plant, the majority of them women. The plant closed on August 17, 1945, and was redesignated Building 3001 and transferred to the Oklahoma City Air Technical Service Command on November 1, 1945 and is now the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. Arts and culture The city boasts a four-star 18-hole municipal golf course, a 9-hole municipal golf course, a swimming pool, splash park, several urban parks, including Joe B. Barnes Regional Park at Reno and S. Douglas Blvd. that includes softball fields, playgrounds, a walking trail, a state-of-the-art dog park with splash pool, and picnic tables scattered through wooded and open grassy areas. The nearby base hosts an annual Star-Spangled Salute each summer. Rose State College hosts Global Oklahoma each year on the first Saturday in October. "http: www.travelok.com listings view.profile id.13614 type.event Global Oklahoma ," Travelok.com (accessed May 10, 2010). When Midwest City's founder and developer, W. P. "Bill" Atkinson, died in 1999, he left his 1955 mansion in trust for the community's enjoyment and historical appreciation. Today, the Atkinson Heritage Center at N.E.10th and Midwest Blvd. is owned by the Rose State College Foundation and maintained by the college. The 8,000 sq. ft. historic home, preserved as it was originally designed and built when Atkinson anticipated running for governor, is available for free tours by appointment. To serve the community and help financially support the historic property, the house conference room as well as the 1951 pony barn are available for rental for many kinds of events: family reunions, church socials, birthday parties, anniversaries, and business meetings (sorry no weddings). Atkinson Heritage Center Education Schools in Midwest City are part of the Mid-Del School District and include Midwest City High School, Carl Albert High School, Jarman Middle School, Monroney Middle School, Carl Albert Middle School and numerous elementary schools. The district also includes a post-secondary school, the Mid-Del Technology Center. Rose State College, a two-year community college, is also located in the city. The school district was initially housed in prefabricated hutments and began with a high school and two grade schools that were precursors to the Sooner and Soldier Creek elementary schools. 1992 "Reconnaissance Level Survey of the Original Mile" at Oklahoma Historical Society (accessed May 10, 2010). Points of interest * Tinker Air Force Base Notable people *Royce D. Applegate, actor on such TV programs as seaQuest DSV Biography of Royce D. Applegate, Internet Movie Database. (accessed August 1, 2013) *Ryan Budde, MLB pitcher Ryan Budde Stats, Baseball Almanac. (accessed August 1, 2013) *Mike Gundy, head coach for Oklahoma State Cowboys football team Mike Gundy - OSU Biography, OKState.com (Oklahoma State University). (accessed August 1, 2013) *Cale Gundy, assistant coach for the successful University of Oklahoma Sooners and noted brother of Mike Gundy. *A.J. Hinch, scout for the San Diego Padres A.J. Hinch Stats, Baseball Almanac. (accessed August 1, 2013) *Matt Kemp, centerfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers DATE OF BIRTH December 25, 1939 PLACE OF BIRTH Midwest City, Oklahoma, USA DATE OF DEATH January 1, 2003 Career Lindvall was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma to Randall Lindvall, a pharmacist, and Laura Rasdall, a medical technologist and massage therapist (massage). She was raised in Lee's Summit, Missouri and attended Lee's Summit High School. She grew 3 inches from the ages of 13 to 14, and her friends suggested that she try modeling, although it was her sister, Michelle, who wanted to be a model. While doing a local Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri) fashion show, at age 14, a talent scout spotted her and she signed with IMG (IMG (business)). Notable absences The 1985 Barrie Tornado (The "Barrie" Tornado Outbreak of 1985) that struck (1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak) Barrie, Ontario would be listed here, had it struck today. It is not listed, however, since the town's population was under 50,000 at the time (May 31, 1985). The tornado that hit Grand Valley, Ontario is not listed for similar reasons. Similarly, the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak that spawned the deadly F5 tornado which struck Moore (Moore, Oklahoma), Midwest City (Midwest City, Oklahoma), and Oklahoma City is not listed, since those cities had under 50,000 in population as well, and did not reach the downtown core of Oklahoma City. But today, Moore and Midwest City have well over 50,000 people. nationality American (United States) high_school Carl Albert (Midwest City (Midwest City, Oklahoma), Oklahoma) college Oklahoma (Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball) (1989–1994) Principal cities in the district include Midwest City (Midwest City, Oklahoma), Norman (Norman, Oklahoma), Moore (Moore, Oklahoma), Ada (Ada, Oklahoma), Duncan (Duncan, Oklahoma), Lawton Ft. Sill (Lawton, Oklahoma), and Ardmore (Ardmore, Oklahoma).


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;ref name "firehouse.com" City officials worked to revitalize S.E. 29th Street in the early 21st century, leading to the development of a new Town Center Plaza shopping area that faces Interstate 40 and Tinker Air Force Base. Chambers, Kelley. "Candidates face off in Midwest City mayoral election", ''EastWord'', February 23, 2010

included are Crooked Oaks School District and Tinker Air Force Base. The district boundaries include, from I-40 and Santa Fe, traveling north on Santa Fe Avenue to 63rd Street, east to Anderson Road then north to Memorial Road (which includes Jones) then east to the county line. Traveling south from Memorial Road to 89th Street, then go west to County Line Road and then north on County Line Road to I-40. Travel east on I-40 from County Line Road to Santa Fe Avenue. Del City is located near two


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for theatrical and musical performances. Popularity of the dental hygiene and dental assistant programs led to the construction of the Health Sciences Annex, completed in 2001. Rose State College has grown from an initial enrollment of 1,700 in 1970 to a regular fall enrollment of approximately 8,200. The campus now includes twenty-two buildings on approximately DATE OF BIRTH December 25, 1939 PLACE OF BIRTH Midwest City, Oklahoma, USA DATE OF DEATH January 1, 2003 Career Lindvall was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma to Randall Lindvall, a pharmacist, and Laura Rasdall, a medical technologist and massage therapist (massage). She was raised in Lee's Summit, Missouri and attended Lee's Summit High School. She grew 3 inches from the ages of 13 to 14, and her friends suggested that she try modeling, although it was her sister, Michelle, who wanted to be a model. While doing a local Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri) fashion show, at age 14, a talent scout spotted her and she signed with IMG (IMG (business)). Notable absences The 1985 Barrie Tornado (The "Barrie" Tornado Outbreak of 1985) that struck (1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak) Barrie, Ontario would be listed here, had it struck today. It is not listed, however, since the town's population was under 50,000 at the time (May 31, 1985). The tornado that hit Grand Valley, Ontario is not listed for similar reasons. Similarly, the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak that spawned the deadly F5 tornado which struck Moore (Moore, Oklahoma), Midwest City (Midwest City, Oklahoma), and Oklahoma City is not listed, since those cities had under 50,000 in population as well, and did not reach the downtown core of Oklahoma City. But today, Moore and Midwest City have well over 50,000 people. nationality American (United States) high_school Carl Albert (Midwest City (Midwest City, Oklahoma), Oklahoma) college Oklahoma (Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball) (1989–1994) Principal cities in the district include Midwest City (Midwest City, Oklahoma), Norman (Norman, Oklahoma), Moore (Moore, Oklahoma), Ada (Ada, Oklahoma), Duncan (Duncan, Oklahoma), Lawton Ft. Sill (Lawton, Oklahoma), and Ardmore (Ardmore, Oklahoma).


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. ft. historic home, preserved as it was originally designed and built when Atkinson anticipated running for governor, is available for free tours by appointment. To serve the community and help financially support the historic property, the house conference room as well as the 1951 pony barn are available for rental for many kinds of events: family reunions, church socials, birthday parties, anniversaries, and business meetings (sorry no weddings).


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Atkinson Heritage Center Education Schools in Midwest City are part of the Mid-Del School District and include Midwest City High School, Carl Albert High School, Jarman Middle School, Monroney Middle School, Carl Albert Middle School and numerous elementary schools. The district also includes a post-secondary school, the Mid-Del Technology Center. Rose State College, a two-year community college, is also located in the city. The school district was initially housed in prefabricated hutments and began with a high school and two grade schools that were precursors to the Sooner and Soldier Creek elementary schools. 1992 "Reconnaissance Level Survey of the Original Mile" at Oklahoma Historical Society (accessed May 10, 2010). Points of interest * Tinker Air Force Base Notable people *Royce D. Applegate, actor on such TV programs as seaQuest DSV Biography of Royce D. Applegate, Internet Movie Database. (accessed August 1, 2013) *Ryan Budde, MLB pitcher Ryan Budde Stats, Baseball Almanac. (accessed August 1, 2013) *Mike Gundy, head coach for Oklahoma State Cowboys football team Mike Gundy - OSU Biography, OKState.com (Oklahoma State University). (accessed August 1, 2013) *Cale Gundy, assistant coach for the successful University of Oklahoma Sooners and noted brother of Mike Gundy. *A.J. Hinch, scout for the San Diego Padres A.J. Hinch Stats, Baseball Almanac. (accessed August 1, 2013) *Matt Kemp, centerfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers DATE OF BIRTH December 25, 1939 PLACE OF BIRTH Midwest City, Oklahoma, USA DATE OF DEATH January 1, 2003 Career Lindvall was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma to Randall Lindvall, a pharmacist, and Laura Rasdall, a medical technologist and massage therapist (massage). She was raised in Lee's Summit, Missouri and attended Lee's Summit High School. She grew 3 inches from the ages of 13 to 14, and her friends suggested that she try modeling, although it was her sister, Michelle, who wanted to be a model. While doing a local Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri) fashion show, at age 14, a talent scout spotted her and she signed with IMG (IMG (business)). Notable absences The 1985 Barrie Tornado (The "Barrie" Tornado Outbreak of 1985) that struck (1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak) Barrie, Ontario would be listed here, had it struck today. It is not listed, however, since the town's population was under 50,000 at the time (May 31, 1985). The tornado that hit Grand Valley, Ontario is not listed for similar reasons. Similarly, the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak that spawned the deadly F5 tornado which struck Moore (Moore, Oklahoma), Midwest City (Midwest City, Oklahoma), and Oklahoma City is not listed, since those cities had under 50,000 in population as well, and did not reach the downtown core of Oklahoma City. But today, Moore and Midwest City have well over 50,000 people. nationality American (United States) high_school Carl Albert (Midwest City (Midwest City, Oklahoma), Oklahoma) college Oklahoma (Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball) (1989–1994) Principal cities in the district include Midwest City (Midwest City, Oklahoma), Norman (Norman, Oklahoma), Moore (Moore, Oklahoma), Ada (Ada, Oklahoma), Duncan (Duncan, Oklahoma), Lawton Ft. Sill (Lawton, Oklahoma), and Ardmore (Ardmore, Oklahoma).


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. In descending order of population, Oklahoma's largest cities in 2010 were: Oklahoma City (579,999, +14.6%), Tulsa (391,906, −0.3%), Norman (Norman, Oklahoma) (110,925, +15.9%), Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow, Oklahoma) (98,850, +32.0%), Lawton (Lawton, Oklahoma) (96,867, +4.4%), Edmond (Edmond, Oklahoma) (81,405, +19.2%), Moore (Moore, Oklahoma) (55,081, +33.9%), Midwest City (Midwest City, Oklahoma) (54,371, +0.5%), Enid (Enid, Oklahoma) (49,379, +5.0%), and Stillwater


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The city suffered damage during two tornadoes, the first in May 1999 (1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak) and the second on May 8, 2003 (May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence). National Climatic Data Center (accessed January 13, 2010). Brown, Jennifer L. " 104 Injured

sustained extreme damage from a violent tornado (1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak) that swept through the southern and eastern areas of the Oklahoma City Metro on May 3, 1999. While it produced F5 damage in South Oklahoma City, damage in Midwest City was rated F4 with numerous destroyed homes and three fatalities. Another strong struck almost exactly the same area four years later on May 8, 2003 (May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence). <


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of The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, after approval from the Rose State College Board of Trustees. Rose State College exists as a publicly created and sustained, open-admissions, associate degree-granting college to provide comprehensive lower-division programs of higher education and related community services. To meet enrollment growth, the Communication Center was built in 1998, providing art, music, and journalism classrooms as well as a home


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;ref name "firehouse.com" City officials worked to revitalize S.E. 29th Street in the early 21st century, leading to the development of a new Town Center Plaza shopping area that faces Interstate 40 and Tinker Air Force Base. Chambers, Kelley. "Candidates face off in Midwest City mayoral election", ''EastWord'', February 23, 2010. The Town Center Plaza development replaced an aging, largely deserted Atkinson Plaza shopping center. In 2003, the Reed Center, a DATE OF BIRTH December 25, 1939 PLACE OF BIRTH Midwest City, Oklahoma, USA DATE OF DEATH January 1, 2003 Career Lindvall was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma to Randall Lindvall, a pharmacist, and Laura Rasdall, a medical technologist and massage therapist (massage). She was raised in Lee's Summit, Missouri and attended Lee's Summit High School. She grew 3&nbsp;inches from the ages of 13 to 14, and her friends suggested that she try modeling, although it was her sister, Michelle, who wanted to be a model. While doing a local Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri) fashion show, at age 14, a talent scout spotted her and she signed with IMG (IMG (business)). Notable absences The 1985 Barrie Tornado (The "Barrie" Tornado Outbreak of 1985) that struck (1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak) Barrie, Ontario would be listed here, had it struck today. It is not listed, however, since the town's population was under 50,000 at the time (May 31, 1985). The tornado that hit Grand Valley, Ontario is not listed for similar reasons. Similarly, the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak that spawned the deadly F5 tornado which struck Moore (Moore, Oklahoma), Midwest City (Midwest City, Oklahoma), and Oklahoma City is not listed, since those cities had under 50,000 in population as well, and did not reach the downtown core of Oklahoma City. But today, Moore and Midwest City have well over 50,000&nbsp;people. nationality American (United States) high_school Carl Albert (Midwest City (Midwest City, Oklahoma), Oklahoma) college Oklahoma (Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball) (1989–1994) Principal cities in the district include Midwest City (Midwest City, Oklahoma), Norman (Norman, Oklahoma), Moore (Moore, Oklahoma), Ada (Ada, Oklahoma), Duncan (Duncan, Oklahoma), Lawton Ft. Sill (Lawton, Oklahoma), and Ardmore (Ardmore, Oklahoma).

Midwest City, Oklahoma

'''Midwest City''' is a city in Oklahoma County (Oklahoma County, Oklahoma), Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census (2010 United States Census), the population was 54,371, making it the eighth largest city in the state.

The city was developed in response to talk of an air field being located nearby and named for the Tinker Air Force Base's original designation as the Midwest Air Depot. Reise, Jack, Chief Historian, ''Tinker Air Force Base: A Pictorial History'', Office of History, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, 1983, pg. 3. Hedglen, Thomas L. "Midwest City," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. (accessed January 13, 2010). The city suffered damage during two tornadoes, the first in May 1999 (1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak) and the second on May 8, 2003 (May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence). National Climatic Data Center (accessed January 13, 2010). Brown, Jennifer L. "104 Injured in Oklahoma City Tornado," Associated Press, May 9, 2003 (accessed January 13, 2010).

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