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Residents grateful for neighborhood park

Mustang officials and local residents gathered at the grand opening of the city’s newest park Monday. Lakehoma Park, which is located off west Cedar Ridge Drive, is nestled in a neighborhood that meets a portion of Lakehoma Lake. Parks and Recreation Director Jean Heasley said the city’s ninth park envelopes community and the budding of…

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Mustang Unified Team takes up corn hole

The Mustang Special Olympic Unified Team joined eight other schools at Miller Stadium in Yukon Oct.1 for some games of corn hole. A total of 144 athletes and partners including 14 from Mustang competed for the first time in the sport as a Unified Team. Caleb Shouf, director for the Route 66 area, said corn…

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Proclamation to raise awareness for rare condition

The Mustang City Council proclaimed Oct. 22 and every year after as Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Awareness Day at the Tuesday meeting. Phelan-McDermid Syndrome is a rare genetic condition caused by a deletion or other structural change in an area of chromosome 22. People with the condition often have low muscle tone, delayed speech and development, according…

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MPS grieves loss of another bus driver

Mustang Public Schools informed families Sept. 24 that bus driver Tammy Hutchison died of COVID-19. “We ask for everyone to please keep the family, friends and co-workers in your thoughts and prayers,” Superintendent Charles Bradley wrote in a release. Hutchison drove bus No. 7. She had been with the district for more than 20 years.…

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Mustang minister arrested, accused of lewd acts to child

A Lakehoma Church of Christ minister was arrested Sept. 22 on lewd/indecent acts to a child. Michael Coghill, 33, who was a discipleship minister at the church in Mustang, was arrested by Oklahoma City police at about 7 a.m. on SW 36th Street. Officers responded to the area after receiving a report that Coghill had…

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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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Mustang’s Field Artillery Brigade emphasizes recruitment

Local community members toured the 45th Field Artillery Brigade, which is headquartered in Mustang, Sept. 14. The members, who are attendees of Positive Posse, a group that meets every Tuesday at the Mustang Town Center, also learned more about the FAB from officials during a presentation. The brigade is a part of the Oklahoma Army…

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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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MPS experiences significant growth in primary schools

Stacy Edwards, assistant superintendent of elementary education, shared current student data in comparison to where Mustang Public Schools was after last year’s child count at Monday’s board meeting. School districts send their official student numbers to the state Oct. 1 each year, as part of the child count. As of Monday, MPS’ elementary level, which…

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Mask mandate fails at MPS elementaries

A motion to require masks at the elementary level throughout Mustang Public Schools failed at the district’s Monday Board of Education meeting. Member Jeff Landrith made the motion after inquiring if the board had plans to require masks districtwide, which would have followed four other districts throughout the state, including Yukon Public Schools. The motion…

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