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Mustang teacher reunites with former student during walkout

By LARISSA COPELAND News Editor When Mustang kindergarten teacher Davette Ravencraft went to the state Capitol last month to participate in a teacher walkout, she had mixed feelings. “If we didn’t do something, nothing was going to get done,” she said. “They’ve promised and promised, and we’ve believed and believed, but nothing has ever happened.”…

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Firefighters honored for saving Mustang man

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer The Mustang City Council honored six of the city’s firefighters on Tuesday for helping save the life of a resident. The six responded Dec. 22 to the home of Mark Hutchinson, who was then 60, and found that he was not breathing and didn’t have a pulse, Fire Chief Craig…

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Schools vow to keep fighting for funding

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer Mustang Public Schools were back in session this week following the end of a two-week teachers’ walkout. Both school officials and members of the teachers’ bargaining unit, the Mustang Education Association, applauded additional funding the Legislature approved in response to the walkout. However, they said that would work for more…

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Three educators seek Mustang-area House seat

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer Two teachers and one former teacher are among the seven people running for the District 47 Oklahoma House seat – a field with three Democrats and four Republicans. The seat is currently held by Leslie Osborn, who is seeking the statewide labor commissioner job. The House district covers much of…

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Local effort trucks hay to areas ravaged by fires

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer A local trucking company and Redlands Community College are transporting hay to help feed cattle in parts of Northwest Oklahoma in which fires have burn pastures and hay supplies. HEI Specialized and Heavy Haul has transported hay at no cost in past emergencies, said Klint Pettigrew, who operates the business…

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Janitor accused of trying to set up set with teen

A former janitor at a Moore elementary school is accused of traveling last week to Mustang to have sex with a 14-year-old girl. Cameron L. Ford, 29, of Oklahoma City, is free after posting $25,000 bond following his arrest on a complaint of facilitating sex with a minor through use of technology. He was arrested…

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Survivors speak out during candlelight vigil

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer Courtroom One in the Canadian Courthouse in El Reno was transformed into a place of prayer on Monday as the criminal justice community and victims of crime shed tears and dedicated themselves overcoming grief through faith and mutual support. Among those participating in the Victims’ Rights Vigil were Cory Carson…

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Mustang teachers continue to support walkout

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer Members of the Mustang Education Association are continuing to support the statewide teachers’ walkout, MEA President Mark Webb said Tuesday. “We’ve reached a bit of a stalemate,” Webb said in a text message. He noted that Gov. Mary Fallin signed three bills affecting education Tuesday, but that they had a…

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Filing continues

At least one county official has drawn a challenger in the upcoming primary election. County Treasurer Carolyn Leck filed for re-election early Wednesday. She also drew a challenger. Marti Bold, a Republican from Yukon, also is seeking the seat. Also filing for office was Matt Wehmuller, who is the incumbent county assessor. Neither of the…

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Council denies zone change for Morgan Road PUD

By LARISSA COPELAND News Editor Applause erupted in the Mustang City Council chambers on Tuesday after council members voted unanimously to deny a zone change for a proposed subdivision on North Morgan Road. In a public hearing that lasted for more than an hour, several residents of neighborhooding additions spoke against the plans submitted by…

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