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Residents grateful for neighborhood park

Mustang officials and local residents gathered at the grand opening of the city’s newest park Monday. Lakehoma Park, which is located off west Cedar Ridge Drive, is nestled in a neighborhood that meets a portion of Lakehoma Lake. Parks and Recreation Director Jean Heasley said the city’s ninth park envelopes community and the budding of…

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Proclamation to raise awareness for rare condition

The Mustang City Council proclaimed Oct. 22 and every year after as Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Awareness Day at the Tuesday meeting. Phelan-McDermid Syndrome is a rare genetic condition caused by a deletion or other structural change in an area of chromosome 22. People with the condition often have low muscle tone, delayed speech and development, according…

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‘Empowering Oklahoma storytellers’

As the aerospace industry — Oklahoma’s second largest employer — continues to boom, there is hope among legislators that the film business will prove just as successful. Several years ago, Rep. Brian Hill began having discussions with people who saw the film industry as more than just a tourism idea. “The simple answer was stages…

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Mustang’s Field Artillery Brigade emphasizes recruitment

Local community members toured the 45th Field Artillery Brigade, which is headquartered in Mustang, Sept. 14. The members, who are attendees of Positive Posse, a group that meets every Tuesday at the Mustang Town Center, also learned more about the FAB from officials during a presentation. The brigade is a part of the Oklahoma Army…

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Western Days brings thousands to Mustang

Thousands attended the 45th annual Western Days Sept. 10 and 11, which made its comeback after being canceled last year, due to the pandemic. From the parade to vendor booths, food and entertainment, people shared they were happy the event was not canceled, Renee Peerman, Mustang Chamber of Commerce CEO and director, said. How significant…

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MPS experiences significant growth in primary schools

Stacy Edwards, assistant superintendent of elementary education, shared current student data in comparison to where Mustang Public Schools was after last year’s child count at Monday’s board meeting. School districts send their official student numbers to the state Oct. 1 each year, as part of the child count. As of Monday, MPS’ elementary level, which…

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Mask mandate fails at MPS elementaries

A motion to require masks at the elementary level throughout Mustang Public Schools failed at the district’s Monday Board of Education meeting. Member Jeff Landrith made the motion after inquiring if the board had plans to require masks districtwide, which would have followed four other districts throughout the state, including Yukon Public Schools. The motion…

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State legislators work to address illegal marijuana grows in Oklahoma

Editor’s note: This is the second story in a two-part series about illegal marijuana grow operations occurring across rural Oklahoma. The series explores operation details, legislation to address the issue and more. State legislators aim to address illegal marijuana grow operations during the upcoming legislative session. The operations have been increasing in rural areas throughout…

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MCA National Show brings nationwide owners to Mustang

Long-time and new competitors alike rounded up their Mustangs to display at the Town Center Sept. 3-5. Three hundred and fifty Mustangs were registered for the Mustang Club of America’s National Car Show.  Midwest City resident Sonny Ricketts has participated in the national show for 20 years. “Some people go to the lake and fish,”…

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Council bids tearful farewell to city employee

City Manager Tim Rooney recognized employee Edigar Kajirwa and Lowe’s representatives for their service to Mustang at Tuesday’s council meeting. Kajirwa began his experience with the city as an intern four years ago. He started working fulltime for the city about a year ago. Rooney met Kajirwa at a University of Central Oklahoma job event.…

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