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Judge scolds ex-teacher convicted of rape

Through tears, Hunter Day on Friday admitted that she was not prepared to be a teacher and took on too much responsibility in becoming a teacher. That decision, she said, allowed her to stray from her marriage and give into the temptation of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy who was one of…

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County slashes funding to area libraries

For the past three years, libraries across Canadian County have benefited from the income that has been derived through the county’s Educational Facilities Authority. They will continue to do so this year, although the amount of funding is being reduced by more than half. The three county commissioners, acting Monday as the trustees for the…

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LifeChurch donates funds to Compassionate Hands, Manna Pantry

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Life.Church of Yukon demonstrated its commitment to helping the community Thursday by giving to two agencies that help the needy. Pastors Tim Knox and Logan Prince presented two checks of $6,000 each – one to Compassionate Hands and one to Manna Pantry. Ramona Ritchie, of Manna Pantry’s fundraising committee, noted that…

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Mustang teachers to receive second raise in three months

Despite receiving a pay increase less than two months ago, Mustang school officials announced this week that pay for teachers in the district could soon increase by another $1,220. That will bring the pay for a first-year teacher with no experience to $41,220. In April, the district announced it would increase the starting pay to…

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Storm chasing is Mustang man’s passion

By Chris Eversole A storm chaser from Mustang was in the right place at the right time Monday. Sammy Brence and the two other members of Twisting Fury team captured photos and videos from the Mangum tornado in Southwest Oklahoma. The team sold its video to The Weather Channel and Good Morning America, and team…

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Mustang catches its Bass

A new era begins inside the Mustang basketball programs with the hiring of Katie Bass, 36, as the next girls’ basketball coach. “The community base here is amazing, and the support is something that I’ve always wanted and needed. I’m just excited to be here,” Bass said. “The community around here is just, I’ve never…

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Mustang grad Emily Helms conquers Boston Marathon

A Mustang grad and figure who can be seen running around town quite often competed in her first ever Boston Marathon Monday. “It is very historic in general in the running community. So, it was cool to be a part of something that big,” said Emily Helms. Helms graduated from Mustang High School in 2013…

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