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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OBIT: Donna Jean Gilland

Donna Jean Gilland, age 66, passed from this earth to be with her Father in heaven, on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.  She was born in Great Bend, KS to Darwin and Betty Downing Adams on January 13, 1951.  Donna lived and graduated high school in Ulysses, KS in 1969.  She attended Dodge City Community College,…

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OBIT: Kenneth (Butch) Dale Prehara

Kenneth (Butch) Dale Prehara, of Mustang, OK, passed away while riding with some of his best friends on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in Taos, New Mexico. He was 55. Butch was raised in Mustang where he attended school and graduated in 1980. In the same year, Butch married LaDonna Sanders, and together they had two…

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OBIT: Ole Powell

Ole was born on March 16, 1938 in McComb, Mississippi where he was raised, the second child of Felix and Ruby (Langenstein) Powell.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, a daughter Cynthia Lynn Powell, his father, mother, sister Anna Louise, and brother Felix Raymond, Jr.  After graduating from high school in 1956,…

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