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‘Empowering Oklahoma storytellers’

As the aerospace industry — Oklahoma’s second largest employer — continues to boom, there is hope among legislators that the film business will prove just as successful. Several years ago, Rep. Brian Hill began having discussions with people who saw the film industry as more than just a tourism idea. “The simple answer was stages…

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Western Days brings thousands to Mustang

Thousands attended the 45th annual Western Days Sept. 10 and 11, which made its comeback after being canceled last year, due to the pandemic. From the parade to vendor booths, food and entertainment, people shared they were happy the event was not canceled, Renee Peerman, Mustang Chamber of Commerce CEO and director, said. How significant…

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Bronco playmakers shine bright in Cornerstone Clash romp

Jay Bedford celebrates a touchdown in the second quarter of Mustang’s 48-7 win against Yukon in the Cornerstone Class. Photo / Ron Lane   It took putting the ball on the carpet three times to turn a rivalry into a rout in the 50th edition of the Cornerstone Clash. The Mustang defense matched its playmaking…

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Officials say county should be proud of ‘mini state fair’

Canadian County experienced its largest fair in history last week, officials said. Residents from within and outside of the county enjoyed 4-H shows, a carnival, rodeo, baked goods competition and more at the 67th annual free fair Aug. 23-28. More than double the amount of previous fair attendees experienced the new Canadian County Expo Center.…

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Officials look to fill positions at county’s newest gas station

Canadian County’s newest OnCue at 15th Street and Mustang Road is projected to open in mid-September. Construction on the gas station wrapped up about four weeks ago. The location obtained a certificate of occupancy approximately a month ago, but due to labor issues, the OnCue has been unable to open. Although officials had to delay…

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County, state officials celebrate new fairgrounds

EL RENO – A dream came into fruition Monday as the new Canadian County Fairgrounds and Expo Center was unveiled to the public in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. State, county and local officials were on-hand to take part in the culmination of a project to replace what is now the 65-year-old former facility. Ground was broken…

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Child advocacy center works to reduce turmoil in minors

Canadian County’s Child Abuse Response Team, more commonly known as CART House, will celebrate its 30th birthday Saturday. The child advocacy center, which is the only one in the county, will have a dinner, drinks and dancing at its celebration that begins at 6 p.m. Canadian Square Event Center, located at 16939 E U.S. Highway…

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Ida’s Law authors discuss MMIP, OSBI liaison

Editor’s note: This is the final story in a three-part series about Ida’s Law, which establishes a liaison to work with law enforcement agencies and families to solve Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons cases throughout Oklahoma. The series explores Ida Beard’s story, legislation history and more. District 87 Rep. Collin Walke said Ida’s Law will…

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Mustang library to go fine-free

The Mustang Public Library will be Canadian County’s first fine-free library beginning Sept. 1. For six months until March 1, 2022, the library will participate in a fine-free pilot program to determine if they would like to implement it long-term in the future. “The people who most need the library are the ones who may…

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