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Council bids tearful farewell to city employee

City Manager Tim Rooney recognized employee Edigar Kajirwa and Lowe’s representatives for their service to Mustang at Tuesday’s council meeting. Kajirwa began his experience with the city as an intern four years ago. He started working fulltime for the city about a year ago. Rooney met Kajirwa at a University of Central Oklahoma job event.…

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Mustang, Yukon discuss joint water treatment facility

A joint arsenic removal facility would benefit Mustang and Yukon, Jay Adams, Central Oklahoma Water Resource Authority chairman, said. “One of the things we can’t afford to neglect is doing long-range planning to make sure our communities have access to water,” he said. According to the World Health Organization, arsenic, which is a chemical element…

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Mustang Chamber eyes possible new home

The Mustang Chamber of Commerce has been looking for a permanent location since March. In the July City Manager’s Report, Tim Rooney said staff had identified land within Wild Horse Park that is adjacent to City Hall. “That’s our best option right now to pursue,” Chamber Director and CEO Renee Peerman said. “We’re hoping it…

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Firefighters honored for life-saving efforts: New Mustang firefighters, police officers sworn in at meeting

Six Mustang firefighters were awarded life-saving medals at the Tuesday city council meeting. At about 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve 2020, the department responded to a shortness of breath call. Firefighters assessed Franklin Cox, 73, who was slow to respond and later went into cardiac arrest, Fire Chief Craig Carruth said. The first responders’ life-saving efforts…

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Mustang American Legion, others honor military heroes

“Today we honor the men and women who grew up in the light, who willingly left the light to go into the darkness to protect the light,” Cord Fowler with the Oklahoma Warriors Honor Flight said. “Men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, so we can live in the light today.” He said America…

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Mustang becomes Purple Heart City

The City of Mustang became a Purple Heart City at the Tuesday council meeting. A Purple Heart City recognizes and honors military members who were wounded or died in combat. Amy Stout, who is a VFW Post 382 Auxiliary member, has worked since June 2020 to have Canadian County be a Purple Heart County. The…

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