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Mustang, Yukon and El Reno students share their views, opinions, solutions with community leaders Canadian County youth are being encouraged to shine bright, as evidenced by the 2017 Speak Out Conference held Friday at the Mustang Town Center. The conference brings local youth together to share their thoughts on various topics with community leaders from…

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Xerox, Tate case set for trial

A Canadian County judge set the trial date in Xerox’s civil case against Tate Publishing. This morning, Judge Bob W. Hughey set a pre-trial conference for 9 a.m. June 19 followed by the non-jury trial at 9 a.m. July 10, according to court officials. The Xerox Corporation is accusing Tate Publishing and its CEO Ryan…

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County represented at Trump’s oath of office

Two Canadian County legislators are witnessing history today as Donald Trump takes the oath of office in Washington D.C. Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, and Dist. 43 Rep. John Paul Jordan, R-Yukon, both made the trip to our nation’s Capital. The District 45 senator said the night before Inauguration Day, “It is an exciting time,…

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Xerox, Tate case to be heard Friday

Second Tate attorney resigns from case, Xerox asking for non-jury trial Xerox’s civil case against Tate Publishing will be heard in district court this Friday in Canadian County. Judge Bob W. Hughey will hear two requests related to the case filed May 27 by Xerox who is accusing the company and its CEO Ryan Tate…

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Worse-case scenario

Superintendent provides 93-cent/month scenario as least likely bond issue tax increase Mustang councilmembers heard about the school district’s $180.8 million bond proposal during their council meeting Tuesday. Superintendent Sean McDaniel explained the bond proposal was created after more than two years of long-range planning and will carry the growing district forward for the next several…

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‘The Nicest Nazi’ visits Mustang

The Mustang Library welcomed the author of “The Nicest Nazi: Childhood Memories of World War II” earlier this week for an insider look of growing up in Germany under the Nazi regime’s control and after. Christiane Brandt Faris is Professor Emerita teaching German at the Oklahoma City University. She has also authored “Voices from a…

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It was more than ‘just a building’

New campus testament of support from CV Tech’s entire village On the evening of May 20, 2013, Dr. Greg Winters drove past his school, not even recognizing where he was. He had watched the weather coverage that evening and thought he would do a drive-by the school after he saw the twister had been in…

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MPS mom killed in New Year’s Eve crash on turnpike

Community members are coming together after Amanda “Mandy” Starkey-Carson, 37, of Yukon was killed in a car crash around 11 p.m. Saturday night on southbound Kilpatrick Turnpike at Wilshire Boulevard. Starkey-Carson had three passengers in her vehicle, including her four-year-old Brinley and nine-year-old Bella. The other was a 19-year-old former foreign exchange student, Nhu, who…

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Family, dogs safe in house fire

Fire burns close to Mustang Elementary, planning commission member’s house Josh Moore was in the shower when smoke started coming in underneath the bathroom door. He grabbed the first thing he could find – a dirty pair of jeans. Then running through the smoky house, he tried to find his phone, wallet and the family’s…

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Wish Granted

MHS student receives man cave from Make-A-Wish Oklahoma A Mustang High School student recently received his wish from Make-A-Wish® Oklahoma. Gavin Peterman got to ring the bell at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center to celebrate his new cancer-free life in July. “Ring the bell three times and it was exciting everybody came,” Gavin…

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Council denies Rancho easement request

Applicants say zoning doesn’t fit with city’s comprehensive plan Councilmembers turned down a residential request that would have vacated the final 15 feet of the dead-in W. Rancho Drive and perhaps set the city up to receive similar requests. At their Dec. 20 meeting, the council voted unanimously against the request made by Jeff Lindsay…

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Special delivery to MFD just in time for Christmas

Trucking company owner gives back with help of family Rodney Timms and a few of his family members delivered a truck full of toys and T-shirts to the Mustang Fire Department the Thursday before Christmas. Timms is the president of Western Flyer Express in Oklahoma City and founder of Calling All Hearts, an organization dedicated…

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MPS pays out $1.286M to employees

Christmas came a little early this year for Mustang teachers and staff. At their recent meeting, the school board of education approved approximately $1.286 million for full-step increases and one-time stipends for eligible employees. School spokesperson Shannon Rigsby said the funds will come from the operational fund, “thanks to the success of the strategic financial…

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A Capitol force

Osborn leads GRDA sale initiative, eyes $900 million hole as house budget chair Canadian County’s very own Rep. Leslie Osborn is leading the charge, during the state’s economic downturn, to come up with creative ways to protect core government services. The District 47, Mustang-area representative was recently appointed as House chair of the Appropriations &…

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All Aboard!

Train hobby helps couple enjoy their golden years Hobbies are a dime a dozen. But for Don Harris, his hobby is a labor of love shared by him and his wife, Pat. Harris, 88, is described by his daughter as “the sweetest man, pa, dad, grandpa, papa, friend, mentor, etc. you will ever meet.” Kathy…

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Shop ’til they drop

Officers, youth go on holiday shopping trip of a lifetime Mustang’s generosity was on a full display Saturday during a shopping trip that brought together police officers, their families and local children. The Mustang Police Department and 19 children made up this year’s annual “Shop with an Officer” event on Dec. 10. “Due to generous…

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School, council filing period yields 2 races

The County Election Board received candidate filings for four positions between the city council and school board of education this week. Filing concluded at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and here is the final round-up of who filed. Linda Hagan will stay in her post as the city’s Ward 5 councilmember as no one else filed, the…

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Turnpike projects on hold pending lawsuit outcome

The state’s proposed extension of the Kilpatrick Turnpike is currently on hold until a court battle challenging the turnpike authority’s bonding authority is resolved. “At this time, pretty much all activity is on hold pending the outcome of the litigation in the State Supreme Court,” said Jack Damrill of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. The director…

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An Awakening of Westbury

The once lush golf course, country club is slated for new 55+ neighborhood The developer of a proposed 55 and up community will visit with the Westbury South Neighborhood Association Dec. 6. Ron Walters will meet with the WSNA at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, 10928 SW 15th Street,…

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Bond vote date set for Feb. 14

3 new schools, performing arts center among $181.28 million proposal Mustang school board members took the plunge Monday and called for the district’s largest bond proposal in school history. Voters will decide the fate of the $181.28 million bond proposal that will build three new schools on Feb. 14 in a special election. To address…

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Area News

Taking care of Mustang’s every dime

City’s finance team keeps the lights on, city running It’s easy for Janet Watts to get lost in the world of city finances. Ask her a question and one can almost see her brain lighting up and information spilling out like the paper tape on a desk calculator. As finance director, she knows the City…

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Area Sports

Mustang graduate chasing dream from the Virgin Islands

Greg Penny’s journey has led him from Mustang to Kentucky, back to Oklahoma and now the MHS graduate is competing nationally for the Virgin Islands   By Trey Hunter / Sports Editor Not many Mustang graduates or former Broncos earn the opportunity to compete nationally for the United States. And only one has earned the…

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