Mustang schools move to distance learning

After having been one of the few metro-area schools to have opened the school year with in-person classes, Mustang joined other districts in the county and across the area this week by closing up shop and taking its classes online. Mustang announced Nov. 13 that because the county had entered the state’s red category on…

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Mustang teen’s death brings life to others

When Marissa Murrow died earlier this year, it was a tragedy for her family, but it was a blessing for at least seven other people. Murrow, 19, and a Mustang High School graduate, was an organ donor. Because of her life- saving gift, at least seven people have a second chance at life, said her…

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Lucas earns another term in Congress

U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas was re-elected to represent District 3 by a landslide Tuesday night. Lucas received 38,490 votes in Canadian County compared to 13,275 for Democrat Zoe Midyett, a small business owner in Oklahoma City. Tuesday’s results were expected to be certified on Friday. Lucas said he was pleased by the results, saying his…

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Two sides of SQ 805 square off

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said he is opposed to a state question that would change sentencing guidelines. West discussed his concerns about State Question 805 Thursday during the Mustang Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Meanwhile, former Oklahoma Speaker of the House Kris Steele said he supports the proposal. Steele was expected to speak at the…

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Area students turn to online school

Some completely virtual schools, like Oklahoma Connections Academy and Epic Charter Schools, have seen an increase in student enrollment and teacher hires amidst the pandemic. Student enrollment at the academy has increased 67 percent this year, officials said. There are 38 students from Yukon, and 19 from Mustang. The academy also hired five more teachers…

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Tourism plan with Mustang murals continues

State Rep. Brian Hill and Mustang community members decided to move forward with a tourism plan that includes adding murals to the community’s parks. The decision came during an Oct. 8 meeting. “As a manager of the city’s resources, my only concern is, you don’t put everything in the same park,” said City Manager Tim…

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COVID concerns close Riverwood

Mustang Public Schools transitioned Riverwood Elementary to remote learning effective through at least Oct. 23, school officials said in a release Tuesday. The transition came after several students exhibited COVID-19 symptoms and numerous staff members were also impacted. In-person learning is expected to resume Oct. 26. Riverwood Principal Jessika Hill advised parents to use their…

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Reporter goes through self-defense class

I, like about 25 other women, left my first basic self-defense class Thursday feeling empowered. Kyra Hudspeth, who is a second-degree Taekwondo black belt and a National Academy of Sports Medicine-certified personal trainer, taught the first of four self-defense classes at the Town Center. “Everyone needs self-defense,” said Hudspeth. Throughout the first session, those attending…

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Schools make COVID-19 changes

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education agreed last week to allow Superintendent Charles Bradley to speak with state and county health officials about the district’s COVID-19 plans. In addition, the school approved some changes that will impact how the district operates during the current pandemic. Those changes include allowing decision-making be based from MPS’ COVID-19…

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