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COVID-19 cases in county climb to 29

The number of patients being diagnosed with the coronavirus continues to climb across the state, and now include a Canadian County judge. Associate Judge Bob Hughey posted on his social media page Friday that he had finally received the results of his COVID-19 test, and it was positive. Hughey’s tests results were included in the…

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Student equipment manager helped keep program going

Mustang High School head football coach Lee Blankenship and his staff have nicknamed him “Hand,” as in a cowboy “top hand” at a ranch. His name is Justin Wylder. He’s the energetic sophomore student assistant/equipment manager who has helped keep Mustang’s football operation running smoothly behind the scenes. This time of the school year, Wylder…

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Mustang prepares to implement distance learning

Mustang Public Schools officials say they’re feeling an esprit de corps as they prepare to launch distance learning for the district’s 12,361 students beginning Monday. “There’s a feeling of ‘we’ve got this,’” spokesman Kirk Wilson said. Administrators are working around the clock to devise curriculum and educational delivery methods, he said. They have three objectives…

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Broncos produce collegiate sports signees

Head coach Lee Blankenship’s first Mustang High School football team built a solid foundation for the program with a senior-laden class. Now, Mustang soon will bid farewell to 33 seniors, including 17 starters. At least nine players expect to be playing in college next season, including two in other sports. They led Mustang’s football program…

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Student input sought for post-COVID prom, mobile meals units launched

When it comes to the 2020 Mustang High School prom, officials are falling on the school’s greatest resource — its students. “Ceremonies and rites of passage are going to look very different,” said Mustang Superintendent Charles Bradley during a live-streamed special board meeting Tuesday. “It’s unfortunate for kids, and it’s unfortunate to parents.” Prior to…

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Mustang businesses respond to crisis

Mustang businesses are making adjustments to the coronavirus crisis. All America bank is working with borrowers, said President Wade Huckabay. “They seem to be concerned about short-term cashflow obligations,” he said. “They’re asking to adjust their payments anywhere from two months to four months at this point in time. “So far, we are successful in…

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Board votes to delay $47M bond election

The Mustang School Board voted Tuesday to postpone its $47 million bond election to Aug. 25. The election had originally been set for April 7. Before voting, Superintendent Charles Bradley laid out the board’s options, which included canceling the election altogether and revisiting it at a later date, or postponing the vote. Bradley provided the…

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Bars, restaurant owners gear up for petition drives

A group of bar and restaurant owners and managers say the law governing when restaurants and bars in Canadian County can begin serving alcohol on Sunday needs to be changed. This week, they met to begin the process of bringing the question to voters. Currently, restaurants and bars in Canadian County can not sell alcohol…

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Yukon man reunited with jacket worn in World War II

John Radcliff wasn’t exactly sure the jacket that arrived in the Priority Mail package was truly his, but it had his name written in it. It’s an old Marine jacket that the sender believed belonged to Radcliff when he was serving in the U.S. Navy during 1945. Radcliff wasn’t so sure, until he saw his…

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