Loss of hearing doesn’t deter Yukon man’s dream

By Larissa Copeland, Staff Writer Canton Meadows never backs down from a challenge, whether it’s on the field, in the classroom or with his family. And he refuses to let his hearing impairment slow him down. His latest challenge? Teaching summer campers the lyrics to a Carrie Underwood song – in American Sign Language. Meadows,…

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Planning commission rejects development proposal

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer The Mustang Planning Commission voted 6-0 Tuesday to deny a proposed planned unit development on E. State Highway 152. The proposal, with a hotel and a restaurant facing the road and homes on small lots abutting country estates, had been contested by neighbors. Developer Sam Hemani said he would not…

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Vernon Turner to transfer from Oklahoma

By Michael Kinney Contributing Writer Just over a month after finishing up his first season of collegiate track at the University of Oklahoma, Vernon Turner dropped a bombshell on social media. The freshman from Yukon announced via Twitter Wednesday that he was leaving the Sooners program after just one season. “It has been a good…

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Brianna Green lets her performance do her talking in motocross

By Brody Feldmann Contributing Writer Yukon native Brianna Green, 17, is proving that it doesn’t matter whether you’re male or female you can compete at the highest level in motocross. Brianna qualified for the Amateur National Motocross Championship, which will be held in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee July 30 through Aug. 4. “I was super excited.…

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Yukon cheerleaders have strong showing at NCA camp

The Yukon High School cheer team competed in the National Cheer Association Speed Camp from June 11-13 at the University of Oklahoma. The focus of the camp is on stunts and tumbling and to improve skills and to focus on new skills each cheerleader uses throughout the year on the sidelines at sporting events and…

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Ziggyz is working through haze of cannabis regulation

By Chris Eversole Staff Writer Selling cannabis-based products requires keeping up with the world of regulation, especially now. That’s the view of Chelsey Davis, who owns Ziggyz Cannabis Co., which has 10 stores in the Oklahoma City metro, including one between Yukon and Mustang. Davis plans to apply for medical marijuana dispensary permits once he…

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Aydan Howard looks to make waves at Junior Olympics

By Brody Feldmann Contributing Writer It isn’t every day that a freshman gets a chance to compete in the Olympics. Yukon native Aydan Howard will be doing just that when he travels to Des Moines, Iowa, to compete in the Junior Olympics on July 25. “You’re going to get me teary-eyed because I’m proud of…

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Football aims to build in summer workouts

By BRODY FELDMANN Contributing Writer Championships are won in the summer, not in the fall. For the last few weeks, the Mustang football program has been hitting the iron four mornings a week in preparation of the eason. “It is really good. I am very pleased with totals and the work that the kids are…

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Band boosters’ work gives every student a chance to participate

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer The Mustang Band Boosters Association is focused on making sure that money doesn’t stand in the way of any student participating in marching band. The organization has launched the “Sponsor a Nightrider” fundraising program. “We’ve always been committed to helping kids who need help, but we’re making raising money for…

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