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THE VOTE IS IN

By Terry Groover and Chris Eversole Brian Hill, 41, narrowly defeated Beverly Adams in Tuesday’s primary election runoff for the Republican nomination for the Oklahoma House District 47 seat. He received 51 percent of the vote, capturing 2,509 votes to Adams’ 2,378 — a difference of 131 votes. Hill will face Sarah Carnes, who won…

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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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Mustang Public Schools enrollment higher than expected

By Chris Eversole Mustang Pubic Schools began the school year with 713 more students than at the start of the last school year – exceeding the expected growth of 400 to 450 students. The opening enrollment was 11,962, and last year’s was 11,249. “We’ve had a very smooth start,” Interim Superintendent Charles Bradley said. The…

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School board approves performing arts center plans

By Chris Eversole The Mustang Board of Education approved on Monday plans for a new performing arts center. The project budget is nearly $33.4 million, which includes building costs, architect fees and financing. It is funded by a $180 million bond issue that voters approved in February 2017. “This will be a premier performing arts…

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Fire department improving with new equipment, staff

By Chris Eversole Craig Carruth was promoted to Mustang fire chief in December, and he is as busy as can be. “When I show up, I can’t just think about my 24-hour shift,” he said. “I have to be able to project into the future. Before you know it, the future is here.” Carruth is…

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Industrial arts thriving at Mustang High School

By Chris Eversole While industrial arts training has declined at other Oklahoma Schools, Mustang High School’s program continues to be strong. Not only are Mustang students winning awards in state and national competition, but also they are landing jobs as a result of their training. Some have founded their own businesses doing work such as…

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Mustang celebrates Farmers Market Week

By Chris Eversole Wildhorse Gardens and Market was busier than normal on Saturday at the pavilions between the Town Center and community garden. The organization celebrated National Farmers Market Week with food trucks, music from the crew from the Mustang Senior Center and advice provided by Canadian County Master Gardeners. Kids activities included face painting,…

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Welcome Back

For more than 11,000 Mustang students, Thursday is the first day of the new school year. Officials with the Mustang School District said they expect last year’s enrollment of 11,434 students to be eclipsed by about 400 for the new year. According to early enrollment numbers, Mustang has 11,960 students. However, that number is expected…

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Mustang, Yukon schools drive surge in home building

By Chris Eversole Construction is booming in the Mustang and Yukon school districts, with starter homes predominating. Building within the 12 square miles of the city of Mustang illustrates the trend. Building permits within the Mustang city limits totaled 196 from July 2017 through June 2018, more than doubling the 82 building permits from July…

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