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Pre-K helps students adjust to school

Kyla Johnson’s pre-K classroom at Prairie View Elementary School was a beehive of activity – all of it with a deliberate purpose – on a recent day. The day started with students walking in zigzagging paths as they greeted each other and Johnson to the tune “Hello Friends.” Everyone grouped around Payton Kellum as she…

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Sheriff takes stand on gun rights

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said Thursday he plans to proclaim the county a Second Amendment sanctuary county. West, on the sheriff’s office Facebook page, has posted a “declaration of intent establishing Canadian County, Oklahoma, a second amendment sanctuary county.” West had announced plans to do so last week prior to the death of one…

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Former governor meets with local leaders

Former Oklahoma Gov. David Walters received a warm welcome Tuesday in a return visit to Mustang. Walters, who served from 1991 through 1995, answered questions for nearly an hour at Positive Posse, an informal discussion group that meets at the Town Center. Walters has visited the Positive Posse several times in the past, and sisters…

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Wellness fair offers help to the public

The annual wellness fair at the Mustang Town Center on Tuesday was well-attended. The 40 vendors represented an increase from the 35 last year, said Active Adult Center Director Ashley Patton. The Breast Health Network provided mobile mammograms from its vehicle parked in Wild Horse Park. Peggi Givens, a volunteer with the Medicare Assistance Program,…

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Response mixed to Mustang school bond proposal

Superintendent Charles Bradley used the Positive Posse as a proving grounds for his message about why Mustang Public Schools need a nearly $47 million bond issue. The informal civic discussion group, which meets every Tuesday at the Mustang Town Center, had a full house to hear about the proposal that will be on an April…

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Mustang grapplers dominate at district duals

Led by junior Keegan Luton’s three victories, Mustang’s wrestling team vanquished three opponents last Thurs-day in the District 2 Duals. No. 2-ranked Mustang (then 9-1) routed No. 9 Southmoore, 69-6, in the last of its three duals at the Mustang High School Event Center. The Broncos thus became one of eight Class 6A teams to…

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Lady Broncos finish strong, stop Yukon

The Mustang High and Yukon girls basketball teams played defense so effectively Tuesday night that for most of the game, a lid appeared firmly clamped to both baskets. And while the Lady Broncos’ shooters couldn’t find the mark, Yukon also forced them into a slew of turnovers in the Bedlam rivalry contest at the Mustang…

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Legislators seek to continue boosting education in state

  Education took center stage at the Mustang Legislative Breakfast on Tuesday. Four legislators who represent parts of the Mustang school district applauded gains in school funding over the past two years but said more needs to be done. Sen. Lonnie Paxton noted that U.S. News & World Report ranks Oklahoma at 47th among states…

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Rooney delivers annual update

  Editor’s Note: Mustang City Manager Timothy Rooney presented his state of the city address at the Mustang Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 23. Below are excerpts. I am blessed with an amazing staff that consistently, and without reservation, explores ways in which to stretch themselves and our organizations – be it through innovation,…

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High bids alter animal shelter plans

City staff has adjusted its plan for a new animal shelter because bids came in above budget, the Mustang City Council learned at a special meeting Tuesday. Despite the adjustments, the project is expected to cost more than the $1.3 million staff had projected, said Police Chief Robert Groseclose, who supervises Animal Control. The new…

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