Marcella McDowell Akin

Marcella McDowell Akin was born March 25, 1920, in Mountainburg, AR She passed from this earth on May 16, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones. Marcella was preceded in death by: Her husband Robert Lee Akin Her parents James and Rosie McDowell Her brothers and sisters: Anna Wolf, Edith Dixon, Odessa Koelsch, Reuben McDowell, Daisy…

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Charles Cleman Cummings

Charles Cleman Cummings was born April 26, 1935 in Trousdale, Oklahoma to Virgil and Gurtha (Branscum) Cummings. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Roxanna Cummings; sisters, Doris Henthorne, Barbara Johnson, and Roberta Blackwood. He is survived by wife of 34 years, Marie (Wildman) Cummings; siblings, Kenneth Cummings of Emory, TX; Kathy Kelly…

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Donald Lee “Don” Young

Donald Lee “Don” Young, age 88, died peacefully with his family by his side at his home in Mustang on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. He was born September 15, 1928 in Oklahoma City to Charlie and Alice (Jensen) Young. Don grew up in the Mustang Community and was a 1946 graduate of Mustang High School.…

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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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SWCS junior high boys hoops wins championship

The Southwest Covenant Junior High boys basketball team recently won the junior high OCSAA state championship after an undefeated season. Pictured with the team are Coach Kevin Cobbs and assistant coaches, Trey Cloud and Austin Riddell. (Photo by Mitzi Aylor of Aylor Photography)

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Andy Murray: Yukon’s Music Man

By Gabrielle Merchen, contributor Andy Murray’s path to musical greatness started in sixth grade when a talented high school tuba player (son of former band director, Pat Purdy) performed for his class. “Mr. Purdy’s son Alex came to play, and I almost cried when I heard him. He was so good, and he was just…

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Vencent A. “VA” Holmes

Vencent A. “VA” Holmes, age 80 died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 in the Claremore Veterans Center, Claremore, Oklahoma. He was born July 3, 1936 in Fittstown, OK to Benton A. and Sadie A. (Ashbrook) Holmes. Services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27 in the Chapel of The Good…

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Deloris Faye Lassley

Deloris Faye Lassley, age 75, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 after a short illness. She was born May 12, 1941 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Henry and Thelma (Johnson) Unger. Deloris grew up in Oklahoma City and moved to Mustang as a teenager where she attended Mustang High School. After marriage, she lived in Duncan,…

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Tricia Terry named Surrey Hills Teacher of the Year

Tricia Terry was named Surrey Hills Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2016. This is her fourth year to teach Kindergarten at Surrey Hills Elementary.  Prior to teaching in Yukon, she worked as a school-based Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant and Music Therapist.  Mrs. Terry was surprised and honored to be chosen by her colleagues to…

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Jessica Purdum named Skyview Teacher of the Year

Jessica Purdum was named Skyview Elementary School’s 2016 Teacher of the Year.  Purdum is a second grade English/language arts and social studies teacher at Skyview.  A 12-year teaching veteran, she is enjoying her fifth year with Yukon Public Schools.  Purdum previously taught second grade in Putnam City Schools before joining the Yukon Public Schools family.…

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