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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School reminds drivers, parents of bus safety

By Shannon Rigsby, MPS Communications Every day school is in session, Mustang Public Schools has 54 route buses on the road, some of them running their route three different times to deliver elementary, intermediate, and then middle and MHS students to and from school. And every day, motorists ignore the red flashing lights and the…

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MPS 1948 gym keepsakes to be sold at Bronco Alley, Western Days

By Shannon Rigbsy, MPS Communications For more than 65 years, the circa 1948 gym served the students and staff of Mustang Public Schools. The peeling gray block structure which became known as the PE building in recent years had reached a point where spending more than half a million dollars to simply bring the building…

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OBIT: Billy G. Armstrong

Billy G. Armstrong went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 4, 2017. He was born October 15, 1930 in Atoka, OK to William and Augusta (Evans) Armstrong. He was a proud member of the U.S. Army and served his country well during the Korean War. He earned a Master’s Degree in Mathematics…

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OBIT: Larry Rourke

Larry Rourke was born on July 15, 1947 to Dewey and Lois Rourke in Kirksville, Missouri.  He passed gently from this life in the early morning hours of July 26, 2017 after suffering from the effects of Alzheimer’s.  Larry is survived by the love of his life, Donna, who he married January 19, 1969.  Also…

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Science academy to take the place of PE building

By Shannon Rigsby, MPS Communications A bittersweet day has come to Mustang Public Schools. The oldest building left on the campus, the original gym from the 1940s, will be razed to make way for a state-of-the art science academy to provide opportunities for students in the higher-level sciences and STEM courses. Saying goodbye to something…

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Remembering… Kind of Heart

By Molly Lemmons, Mustang resident and former Mustang News columnist “This seems like a perfect, gentle place to live and raise children, doesn’t it?”  I was speaking to my husband as we drove through the little town of Mustang, Oklahoma in the fall of 1963. Indeed, my expression of that thought panned out to be…

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