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Brittany’s Play Adventure becomes reality

The community came together last weekend to build an all-inclusive playground at Wild Horse Park. Brittany’s Play Adventure started as just an idea of Lynly Grider’s, founder and executive director for Mustang Parks Foundation, for her sister-in-law Brittany Grider. Brittany, 34, grew up in Mustang and now lives in Okarche at the Center of Family…

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Family Outdoor Day set for Saturday

The Mustang Public Schools Foundation and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation are hosting Family Outdoor Day on Saturday. “It’s just an opportunity to raise awareness for the Mustang Public Schools Foundation. We’re kind of getting it rolling again and trying to raise money. All the money goes back into the classrooms. We just wanted…

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Mustang pastor achieves his dreams, publishes new book

Pastor Steve Cowan recently published his first book titled Life Happens to Teach. The book reveals how Cowan has learned from life’s ups and downs and now uses those lessons to help others. “It’s always been on my heart to write a book and it’s always been one of my goals in life. I thought…

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Mustang listed in top 10 safest cities

Mustang is one of the top 10 safest cities in Oklahoma, a study shows. The city was recently ranked No. 8 by The National Council for Home Safety and Security. “It’s a great honor and I think it’s reflective of how our citizens hopefully feel when they return to Mustang at the end of the…

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Boot-Scootin’ Good Time

Mustang Chamber of Commerce members came together last Thursday for a “Boot Scootin’” good time. The Boot Scootin’ Boogie Banquet included a silent auction, jail & bail, dinner, awards, entertainment and a live auction. Entertainment included dancers Todd and Karen Wisdom, DJ and host Daymon Winborn and a Lip Sync Battle. Awards presented were to…

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Obituary: Patricia Louise (Kalka) Cummings

Patricia Louise (Kalka) Cummings, age 81, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017. She was born June 19, 1935 in White Deer, TX to Edward and Rose (Kotara) Kalka. She graduated from White Deer High School and married her love of 47 years Kenneth Cummings in 1953 and together they moved to Greenville, Mississippi where Kenneth was…

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MPS Bond projects take shape

By Shannon Rigsby Dirt work has started on the sites for elementary number eight at 44th and Czech Hall and intermediate number three at 15th and Czech Hall. Crews have cut a road for equipment into the property for elementary eight and will soon do the same for intermediate three. Both projects are set to…

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Proposed liquor laws won’t pay out for small businesses

By E.I. Hillin For more than 25 years Harry Weatherford and his family have run the liquor store on the corner of Morgan Road and State Highway 152. He said although the Oklahoma state liquor laws may have seemed outdated, they are unique in the way they promote small, family-owned businesses. “If you stop and…

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Agape House Berry Farm

By E.I. Hillin On South Czech Hall Road, past the train tracks, visitors can find long rows of what the Colston family describes as fruits of the spirit, the kind you can eat. Leslie Wakefield brought her family to Agape House Berry Farm for the first time to pick strawberries. She said she was impressed…

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Deputy of the Year

by E.I. Hillin Making sure the county is void of illegal dump sites of trash and hazardous waste materials is Deputy Jacob Briggs’ job, but his love is serving the people. “What better way to help your community than law enforcement,” he said. “I get to be that guy that people can call and count…

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My Computer Bytes

By E.I. Hillin Bill Hicks, CEO of My Computer Bytes, said he started working with computers in the early 1990s. Eventually working with computers would lead him to a career in information technology. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional and in 2010 he started an IT company out of his car. “It started out as…

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Relay For Life

By E.I. Hillin Nathan Borseth knew he wanted to participate in Relay For Life during his senior year. What he didn’t know, was cancer was about to strike close to home. “I knew I wanted to be a leader because last year’s leaders all graduated,” he said. Borseth, a senior at Mustang High School, signed…

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Residents voice concerns over rezoning of property

By E.I. Hillin Residents of Cottonwood Terrace, an east Mustang neighborhood, are concerned what the rezoning of a property next to theirs could lead to in the future. The property, owned by Harry Weatherford and Josephine Weatherford, is located at 150 N. Morgan Road and 1711 ½ E. State Highway 152. It is a total…

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OKC denies de-annexation proposal

by E.I. Hillin Oklahoma City councilmembers voted on Tuesday to deny an application to de-annex a two-mile portion south of Mustang. The area proposed is south of S.W. 89th Street, east of South Mustang Road, west of South Sara Road, and north of S.W. 119th Street abutting the City of Mustang.  Mustang City Manager Tim…

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Tondrell Durham tabbed to lead boys basketball program

By Kyle Salomon New Mustang athletic director Robert Foreman has found his man to lead the Bronco boys basketball program, and that man is Tondrell Durham. Durham comes to Mustang after spending the last 16 seasons as the head boys basketball coach at Bishop McGuinness High School. He won three-consecutive Class 5A state championships with…

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MPS District Teacher of the Year Chad Harper

  by Shannon Rigsby, Mustang Public School Communications Officer One of Mustang High School’s two Teachers of the Year, Chad Harper, has two classrooms. One is filled with desks and computers and the other, separated by a wall that is half glass, is full of machines from drill presses to a 3D printer. He sometimes…

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Schweinberg wins election

  Incumbent Jess Schweinberg holds onto his Ward VI seat on the Mustang City Council. Schweinberg won the election against Don Mount with more than 76 percent of the vote on Tuesday. Schweinberg said attacking water and road issues will continue to be a priority. After the city council meeting on Tuesday Schweinberg said under…

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MPS students reach BEAST Week goal, break record

By E.I. Hillin As students unveiled the total contributions from the Broncos Empowering A Society Together fundraiser on Friday, a sense of pride swept the audience. In less than two weeks, students and faculty raised $35,021. During the King and Queen of Hearts Assembly, MHS students and faculty gathered in the Event Center in anticipation…

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Mustang Makeover Challenge

by E.I. Hillin Anticipation ran high at the finale of the 2017 Mustang Makeover Challenge on Monday evening at the Town Center, 1201 N. Mustang Road. Committee Chair, Shannon McCulloch, said she was very proud of each of the 27 participants. The group lost a combined total of more than 500 pounds and 243 inches…

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A Trip to Remember

by E.I. Hillin When local pharmacist Randy Stuckey stepped out onto the streets of Delhi, he experienced for the first time the smell and the haze, and knew a part of him would never be the same. “They cautioned me that when you step off the plane it’s a whole other world and it’s like…

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Area News

MPS Bond projects take shape

By Shannon Rigsby Dirt work has started on the sites for elementary number eight at 44th and Czech Hall and intermediate number three at 15th and Czech Hall. Crews have cut a road for equipment into the property for elementary eight and will soon do the same for intermediate three. Both projects are set to…

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Area Sports

Tondrell Durham tabbed to lead boys basketball program

By Kyle Salomon New Mustang athletic director Robert Foreman has found his man to lead the Bronco boys basketball program, and that man is Tondrell Durham. Durham comes to Mustang after spending the last 16 seasons as the head boys basketball coach at Bishop McGuinness High School. He won three-consecutive Class 5A state championships with…

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