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MPS 2019-2020 fiscal audit in ‘good standing’

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education approved the financial audit for fiscal year 2019-2020 at the Monday meeting. The audit, which was performed and presented by the district’s independent auditors, certified public accountants Bledsoe, Hewett and Gullekson, was determined to be ‘good.’ However, Eric Bledsoe encouraged the district to make some improvements in the future.…

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MPS board will send $10.9 mil bond to voters

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education at their Monday night meeting approved sending a $10.9 million bond issue to voters. Mustang School District residents will vote on the bond April 6. School officials said the bond will allow the district to become 1-1 in terms of having devices for each student. It will also cover…

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Coach Reed moving on to college level

Head Yukon football coach and assistant athletic director Jeremy Reed will not be returning next year. Reed has taken a position at Bethel College in Newton, Kansas. Reed, who has been at Yukon since 2017, will be the college’s assistant football coach, assistant athletic director, and campus representative for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. “I’ve loved…

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Sheriff defends D.C. rally participation

By MARK WEST [email protected] and RAY DYER The El Reno Tribune Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said he traveled to the nation’s capitol earlier this week to attend the Save America Rally, because President Donald Trump “has done so much in support of law enforcement during a very difficult time.” West has been criticized on…

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Yukon resident is named an ‘Outstanding Mentor’

Twenty-two outstanding Oklahoma mentors are being recognized by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and their community mentoring organizations during National Mentor Month in January. Among those is Kathy Hill, a sign language interpreter from Yukon. She is the outstanding mentor for House of Healing. The honored mentors were submitted by their respective mentoring organizations across…

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‘All hands on deck’ for health department

Maggie Jackson is a busy person these days. She is the engagement and planning director for Canadian County Health Department. Jackson and the other health department employees have been using all their resources to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals in the area including in Yukon and throughout Canadian County. Among duties for Jackson…

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Sunday alcohol sales petition fails to gather enough signatures

By SHANE SMITH For The Mustang News It’s been a long journey for Trey Bishop and his associates. A member of Canadian County’s Libertarian party, Bishop has spent the last few months seeking signatures for a petition regarding Sunday alcohol sales. The aim of the petition was for bars and restaurants in Canadian County to…

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Mustang first responders vaccinated

Mustang firefighters and police officers received COVID-19 vaccinations Dec. 31 at the Yukon Community Center. Fire Chief Craig Carruth said receiving the vaccine was not mandatory for all members of his department. He said many firefighters showed interest in receiving the vaccine by inquiring when it would be available to them. Carruth said he had…

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Heat lamps attributed as cause of house fire

A house fire in the Oklahoma City area south of Yukon was extinguished by the Oklahoma City Fire Department just before New Year’s Eve Dec. 30. The home in the 11600 block of SW 5th Street was unoccupied at the time. A report from the OKC fire department said the cause of the fire was…

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County health care workers, others vaccinated

Stephanie Clawson, physical therapist for Mays Home Health in Yukon, said she was relieved to receive the vaccine Dec. 31 at the Yukon Community Center. “Hopefully it will start preventing people from getting the virus,” said Clawson. “We can start resuming activities, and our patients won’t be such a high risk for contracting it, and…

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