OBITUARY – Ellarue (Johnson) Symes – Death Notices

Ellarue (Johnson) Symes Ellarue (Johnson) Symes, our precious mother, went to Heaven, at the age of 86 years, 11 months on Jan. 7, surrounded by her loving family. Ellarue was born Feb. 2, 1933, to Iva Lucilla (Wade) and Samuel Christopher Johnson. She was the middle sister of three girls. She attended Crooked Oak School,…

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Mustang High School students make toys for needy children

As they have for the past eight years, students in Mike McGarry’s woodworking class at Mustang High School built wooden toys for Good Samaritan Toys, an organization that Glenn Morgan founded almost 30 years ago. “It has been an absolute blessing,” Morgan said. The students supplemented the other wooden toys that Good Samaritan Toys built…

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Meadow Brook teacher wins international award

Meaghan Taylor, a Mustang High School graduate and a Meadow Brook Intermediate School teacher, knew from an early age that her calling was to be a special education teacher, and now she is being recognized for that passion. Brook received the Andrew Halpern Early Career Practitioner Award at the Council for Exceptional Children Division on…

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Ex-Homeland Security official heading school safety

By Shannon Rigsby The Mustang Board of Education on Monday approved the hiring of Jennifer Newell to fill the new position of director of school safety and security. Newell, a retired officer for the Norman Police Department, served for nearly five years as the program manager for the Oklahoma School Security Institute through the federal…

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Track, field teams shine in COAC meet

By MICHAEL KINNEY Contributing Writer MOORE — The Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference could easily be described as the most talented track and field conference in the state. With the likes of Edmond Santa Fe, Southmoore, Edmond North, Mustang and Moore, they have many athletes who are expected to shine at the state meet. When they…

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Girls soccer ends Yukon’s season

By MICHAEL KINNEY Contributing Writer Maddison Oliver couldn’t have asked for a better gift for her senior year. After losing to Yukon during the regular season, the soccer gods gave Oliver and her Mustang teammates another shot at their rivals in the first round of the playoffs. This time, with their season on the line,…

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Obituary: Chester Glen Moore

Chester Glen Moore, age 78, of Mustang, died September 19th, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. He was born May 25th, 1939 in Florence, CA, to Lowell Chester and Dorothy Frances (Archer) Moore. He graduated from Cheyenne Valley High School in 1958 and earned his BA and Master’s degree from Central…

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Mustang senior first to serve as STUCO, senior class president

By Shannon Rigsby, MPS Communications Mustang High School’s Rebekah Pope holds the honor of being the first individual to simultaneously hold the offices of senior class president and president of the Mustang High School Student Council (STUCO). Coming from a family steeped in athletics, Pope doesn’t mind the idea of competition. Elections are part of…

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Obituary: Katie Jean Deason

Katie Jean Deason age 80 passed away peacefully Monday September 18th 2017 with her family by her side. She was born August 31st 1937 in Harlingen, TX. After high school Katie went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone holding various positions over a 32 year career. After retirement Katie was a devoted care giver to…

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Eighth annual Great TASTE of a Fair winners announced

Yesterday 12 concessionaires submitted their top Fair Foods to be judged in the Annual Great TASTE of a Fair, a professional food vendor competition. Each food vendor contracted to participate in the 2017 Oklahoma State Fair is eligible to enter one food item to be scored by a panel of judges – made up of…

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