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Mustang’s enrollment grows 19 percent over 5 years

By Chris Eversole Mustang Pubic Schools enrollment has grown by 19 percent over the past five years, Assistant Superintendent Tracy Skinner told the board of education at its meeting Monday. That’s an increase to 11,905 from 9,976 for the 2013-2014 school year. “We expected to be close to 12,000 this year, and we’re almost there,”…

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Ex-Homeland Security official heading school safety

By Shannon Rigsby The Mustang Board of Education on Monday approved the hiring of Jennifer Newell to fill the new position of director of school safety and security. Newell, a retired officer for the Norman Police Department, served for nearly five years as the program manager for the Oklahoma School Security Institute through the federal…

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Western Days

By Chris Eversole Western Days persevered despite on and off rain, with the only casualty of the weather being the rodeo. “In all the years we’ve been doing the rodeo, this is the first time that both days were canceled,” said Western Days Chairman Jeff Hopper. The rodeo has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Sept.…

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Jury acquits Mustang man of sexual assault

A Mustang man who had been accused of sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl in 2017 was found not guilty Wednesday by a Canadian County jury. The seven-woman, five-man jury deliberated more than 6 ½ hours before finding Alvin Wesley Pierce, 59, not guilty on the charge of lewd or indecent acts to a child under…

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Lady Broncos bounce back against Putnam City

By Brody Feldmann After a loss to Stillwater last Thursday, the Mustang Lady Broncos got back on the winning side of things with a victory over Putnam City on the road. Facing a lesser challenger, the Broncos found itself playing down to the Lady Pirates skill. “We try to play our opponents game and we…

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Council adopts medical marijuana regulations

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council reluctantly approved regulations on Tuesday that follows the state adoption of medical marijuana. The regulations provide that medical marijuana stores be at least 1,000 feet from schools and parks, and it sets fees for the businesses involved. The rules also set standards for businesses that grow and process…

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Service Learning

By Chris Eversole This school year, Mustang High School has enhanced its opportunities for service learning – the educational approach that emphasizes volunteering and career shadowing. For the first time, students are serving in internships. Six of the internships are in professional settings, and four work in IT at the school. The intern locations include…

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Sheriff to provide deputies at some Mustang schools

The Canadian County sheriff’s office will continue to provide on-campus deputies at several schools in Mustang. The county commissioners approved the agreement between the sheriff’s office and the Mustang School District during its meeting Tuesday. Under the agreement, the county will provide three deputies who will work security at eight schools, mostly at elementary and…

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School board praises departing communications professional

By Chris Eversole The Mustang Board of Education on Monday praised the work of Shannon Rigsby, who has resigned as the school district’s public information officer. “She worked tirelessly to keep parents and the community informed,” Board President Jeff Landrith said. Rigsby would respond to unexpected events by posting information on social media and the…

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