Santa’s Toy Shoppe facing hurdles this season

Volunteers with Santa’s Toy Shoppe are working hard to ensure that, in these uncertain times, needy children in Eastern Canadian County have toys for Christmas. Santa’s Toy Shoppe provides Christmas presents for children up to 15 years of age. Last year alone, the organization provided toys for more than 1,200 children. “We are hopeful to…

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Group raises thousands for Compassionate Hands

A newly formed group of women in Canadian County is giving back in a big way: by raising $10,000 for Compassionate Hands in Yukon. Power of 100 Canadian County held its first meeting Monday, bringing together community-minded women who want to make a difference. “The first meeting was just overwhelmingly amazing,” said co-founder Anita Bishop.…

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Survivor Tree sapling is thriving in Yukon

Not far from Route 66, in a Yukon neighborhood, a piece of history grows. For more than a decade, Roger Kissner and his wife, Martha, have tended to a tree grown from the Survivor Tree, an American elm that withstood the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. “It was…

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Czech royalty will serve a second year

For the first time in program history, Oklahoma’s Czech-Slovak royalty will serve two terms. For more than 50 years, the Oklahoma Czech Royalty Pageant has been a fixture of Yukon’s Czech Fest, celebrating area youth as they honored their Czech-Slovak heritage. “When our 2019-2020 Oklahoma Czech-Slovak royalty were being crowned, no one could have foreseen…

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Mustang ex-fire chief named state fire marshal

A former Mustang fire chief has been named Oklahoma’s fire marshal. Carl Hickman served as Mustang’s fire chief for almost 13 years, from 2005 until his retirement in December 2017. “Without a doubt, that was the best job I ever had,” Hickman said. “I can’t say enough good about the city of Mustang, and how…

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Pets and People finds a new home

After months of searching, Pets and People has found a place to call home. “We’re super excited,” said Pets and People executive director Amy Young. Located near Morgan Road and Reno at 9733 NW 4th St., the new location has everything the pet rescue could have wanted. The building itself has been fully remodeled and…

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Pets and People finds a new home

After months of searching, Pets and People has found a place to call home. “We’re super excited,” said Pets and People executive director Amy Young. Located near Morgan Road and Reno at 9733 NW 4th St., the new location has everything the pet rescue could have wanted. The building itself has been fully remodeled and…

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Yukon church raising funds to expand outreach

Trinity Baptist Church in Yukon is dreaming big – and the church leadership is taking steps to make that dream becomes a reality. In mid-August, associate pastor Scott Kinney shared with the congregation a plan to expand one of the church’s outreach programs, which provides free healthcare weekly to uninsured residents of Canadian County and…

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Businesswoman opens coffeehouse to help DHS kids

For Rachel Goble, it’s a dream come true. The Red Bird Coffee House, 812 W. Main St., is open for business. And after a soft opening that’s lasted a couple weeks, business is booming. “It’s incredibly encouraging and exciting, and overwhelming in the sense that I’m having to learn quickly, and I’m trying to do…

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Shoes for Kids works to meet students’ needs

While many area students’ classes might look very different this year, one thing has not changed: their need for shoes. One local organization is working to ensure that each student has a pair of quality footwear to help get them through the new school year. Carolyn Terrell, project leader for Shoes for Kids, said she…

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