Mustang schools go for greatness with raises

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The Mustang School District has a rosy financial picture, helping it give teachers bigger raises than it had expected – with the goal of keeping and attracting top educators. Chief Financial Officer Nancy McKay painted that picture at Monday’s school board meeting and in an interview later. Since the beginning of…

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Mustang deputy to become OKC assistant superintendent

Tracy Skinner, who was appointed as the deputy superintendent for the Mustang School District in January, has announced that she is leaving the district. Skinner was hired Monday to become the assistant superintendent for academics for the Oklahoma City School District, where she will join forces with former Mustang Superintendent Sean McDaniel. McDaniel served in…

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Native American storyteller enthralls kids

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Native American storyteller Will Hill was animated and humorous when he appeared as part of the Mustang Public Library’s summer program. He follows in the storytelling tradition of the Muscogean people, mixing tales of animals and nature with cultural references from today. As kids, Hill and his brothers spent summers with…

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OBITUARY – Elmer James ‘EJ’ Hagar Jr.

Elmer James “EJ” Hagar Jr., 59, of Mustang, passed away Saturday. Born on June 12, 1959, to Viola Mae and Elmer James Hagar of Okarche, EJ married Brenda Millsap of Spencer. They were married almost 40 years. He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the U.S. Army as a sergeant first…

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Mustang Athletics reveals Hall of Fame inductees

In its second year, Mustang Athletic Department announced four individuals and one team will be inducted into the Mustang Athletics Hall of Fame. Charles Carpenter, Toby Daugherty, James Garner, Shane Hamman, and the 1984 girls’ volleyball team will go up in the hall of fame Aug. 24 at the Mustang Event Center. Toby Rowland will…

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Youth fun abounds at Yukon parks’ events

Children in the Yukon area don’t need to go far to find summertime entertainment. The City of Yukon is hosting several events and activities throughout the summer geared toward the youth. Many began this week but there still are opportunities to take part later in the month. Jackie Cooper Gymnasium will host to two free…

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Mustang Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department recorded the following arrests between May 27 and May 31: Ryan Aaron Holman, 31, Oklahoma City: Disorderly conduct, public intoxication; Erica Sanchez, 21, Oklahoma City: Driving with suspended license, defective headlights, two counts failure to comply; Jeffery Carl Mendoza, 25, Mustang: Failure to wear seat belt, driving with revoked license; Emilio…

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Mustang teachers to receive second raise in three months

Despite receiving a pay increase less than two months ago, Mustang school officials announced this week that pay for teachers in the district could soon increase by another $1,220. That will bring the pay for a first-year teacher with no experience to $41,220. In April, the district announced it would increase the starting pay to…

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Mustang graduates carve a niche in woodworking

By Kirk Wilson – Mustang Public Schools During graduation on May 17, three Mustang High School seniors found out via text message that their woodworking projects had been accepted into a national woodworking competition. The North American Wood-working Contest will be held July 17-20 in Las Vegas. The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers Fair…

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