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Western Days celebrate Mustang’s heritage

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang will celebrate its heritage with Western Days Friday and Saturday. The theme, “Mustang – 50 Years Strong,” honors the golden anniversary of incorporation of the city. “The many activities attract visitors, and many former residents come back to Mustang for reunions this weekend,” said Mustang Chamber of Commerce President and…

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Area firefighters join hurricane efforts

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Firefighters from Yukon and Mustang are part of a team of rescuers who are in Florida to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Yukon Fire Chief Shawn Vogt said Capt. Cary Provence, a 19-year veteran of the department, is part of a search and rescue team that left Saturday for…

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Rock the Route draws thousands

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com From the pounding of the bass drum to the strumming of an acoustic guitar, Thursday’s Rock the Route was another smashing success. Pat Green led the way with a 90-minute performance that kicked off a little early. “We’re going to play until … well, we’re going to play until we can’t…

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Coordinator named for family justice center project

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info District Attorney Mike Fields has hired a woman with 17 years of experience as the project coordinator for the planned Canadian County Family Justice Center. The project coordinator is Kristie Chandler, who is the certification program manager in the Victim Services Unit of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office. “Kristie’s passion and…

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FEMA provides $610k in grants to disaster victims

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Federal assistance is helping Canadian County recover from the double disasters that hit the county in the spring – in the form of flooding and a tornado that killed two people on May 25. The county has been notified of the amount of assistance from individual grants through the Federal Emergency…

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County policing oil and gas drilling sites

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Canadian County is a hotbed for new oil and gas wells, but with the surge of drilling and fracking has come challenges. Oil and gas companies were abandoning some of their pipes, cutting ditches along county roads. Sometime, oil companies would leave behind old tires that that they use to cushion…

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Mustang Central has smooth opening

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The new Mustang Central Middle School was quiet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, with several parents and their kids already waiting in the parking lot ahead of official opening of the doors for the first time at 8:10 a.m. Around 7:45 a.m., several parents who teach at Central – accompanied by their…

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Mustang football looks for ‘PHAST’ start

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High School’s football team intends to play “PHAST” this season: physical and fast on offense. It’s a theme new head coach Lee Blankenship has employed the past eight seasons. The Broncos want to pressure opposing defenses, moving up and down the field with their up-tempo, multiple offense. Mustang returns 12…

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Mustang seeks bus drivers, touts benefits

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang Public Schools is doing better than usual in hiring bus drivers, but the district still needs five more drivers to have a full roster for the school year. “It’s not too bad, but it’s not great,” said Transportation Director Angela McClure. She credits raises totaling $2 over the past year…

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