Pets and People auction successful

Pets and People offered guests a wide variety of items at its annual dinner and silent auction at 10 West Main Events Saturday. As the guests bid on everything from Thunder tickets to dog grooming, Amy Young, the organization’s vice president, urged them on. “Help us save more puppies and kittens, and the occasional rabbit…

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Banner School going strong in 130th year

More than 100 people celebrated the 130th birthday of the Banner School on Sunday, reminiscing about how its strong value prepared them for life, viewing their school pictures and rejoicing in the school’s continuing success. They included Don Bornemann, the oldest graduate attending, and Kathleen Kouba Chance, who is six months younger. Both graduated in…

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No injuries reported following bus accident

No students were injured in a Mustang school bus that was involved in a chain-reaction accident Friday morning, officials said. The accident occurred on Mustang Road just north of SW 59th Street. “We’re thankful that damage to the bus was minimal, so that it was able to complete its route,” spokesman Kirk Wilson said. School…

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Lankford calls for increased civility

U.S. Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma moved flawlessly from one subject to another – from China to prescription drugs to impeachment – at Tuesday’s Mustang’s Positive Posse. Lankford delayed his flight to Washington following Veterans Day to chat with the longstanding discussion group that meets at 8 a.m. Tuesdays at the Mustang Town Center. The…

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Board member complains about construction issues

The Mustang school district has been building at a rapid pace with money from a $180 million bond issue that voters approved in 2017. Some growing pains have come with the work, and school board member Jeff Landrith is unhappy about them. He’s especially upset that the punch list for the new science academy had…

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Spanish Cove Wall of Honor celebrates veterans

Spanish Cove’s Veterans Day celebration had a surprise ending. As the ceremony concluded Monday, Wellness Director Debbie Miller invited the crowd to view the unveiling of a Wall of Honor. Miller and carpenter James McCally had been quietly creating the Wall of Honor. They had managed to keep it secret from the rest of the…

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Elections secretary upgrading security

Canadian County Election Board Secretary Wanda Armold is beefing up election security. Armold and Assistant Secretary Allen Arnold (no relation) are following recommendations of the State Election Board. For state and federal elections, the elections office will have a sheriff’s deputy posted at the elections’ office during early voting. “Sheriff (Chris) West told me that…

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Building permit software upgrade to improve service

The city of Mustang is upgrading its software for building permits to accommodate the increasing growth in town. The improvement will increase efficiency and will be more user-friendly, Community Development Director Melissa Helsel said. Tuesday, the city council approved a contract with the existing software vendor, Tyler Technologies, to enhance the software at an initial…

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School CFO praised for clean audit

Jim Fenrick shuns the limelight, but he couldn’t avoid attention at Monday’s meeting of the Yukon Board of Education. The occasion was the report on the audit that outside auditor Jerry Putnam presented to the board. “It’s a clean audit. There’s not much to complain about,” Putman said. Fenrick said his two assistants, Dana Jones…

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Dwindling jail population reduces county costs

EL RENO — The number of inmates Canadian County is holding has declined by more than one-third over the past two years – due to policy changes regarding bonds and costs that inmates pay. The number peaked at 335 in November 2017. It now averages about 210, Sheriff Chris West said Monday. The inmate populatin…

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