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Cardinal Point’s board member, domestic violence survivor shares story

Editor’s note: This is the second story in a series about Cardinal Point. The organization is Canadian County’s Family Justice Center model. For more information about Cardinal Point, see the Feb. 11 issue of the Mustang News. For many domestic and sexual violence survivors, the pain of their experiences never completely vanishes. This is true…

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Local church, city staff see high demand for rent, utility assistance

Editor’s note: This is the third story in a four-part series about homelessness in Mustang. The series explores limited services for people experiencing homelessness in the area, and sheds light to one man’s journey. While the Mustang City Council has not specifically addressed homelessness in the area, the city’s Parks and Recreation Depart-ment provides free…

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Man wanted in Canadian County for child sex abuse shot and killed in Vici

A man wanted on a felony warrant in Canadian County was shot and killed in Vici Wednesday during a standoff, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Michael Richard Stambaugh, 39, was accused of engaging in sexual abuse of a child in August 2019, according to the arrest warrant issued by Canadian County. Stambaugh barricaded himself…

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Yukon Sharing Ministries named Power of 100 Canadian County’s recipient for first quarter of 2021

The Power of 100 Canadian County is proud to announce the 2021 first quarter HOPE award recipient: Yukon Sharing Ministries. Yukon Sharing provides clothing, food and other necessary services that individuals and families need. Yukon Sharing serves people living in the Yukon Independent School District, which includes 73099, 73085 and 73127 zip codes. The nonprofit…

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First homeless task force meets, discusses need for resource hub

Compiling Canadian County resources to be found on the City of Yukon’s website was discussed by Yukon’s Homeless Task Force during their first meeting Feb. 12. The page of local nonprofits, churches, clinics and more that serve homeless people could be shared via local organizations’ social media pages. “Knowing what we do have to offer,…

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Unknown homeless count in Mustang

Editor’s note: This is the first story in a four-part series about homelessness in Mus-tang. The series explores limited services for people experiencing homelessness in the area, and sheds light to one man’s journey. Homelessness – many recognize it in metropolitan areas, but not in their backyard. “It can hide,” said Jean Heasley, Mustang Parks…

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Getting to know this year’s winners

Editor’s note: As there are 17 Teachers of the Year throughout Mus-tang Public Schools, the Mustang News will print the remaining five in the Feb. 18 edition. The Teachers of the Year were not printed in any particular order. Mustang’s Teacher of the Year will be announced in April. Mandy Weinrich Mustang Education Center Mandy…

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MPS’ vaccine clinic moves forward

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education listened to COVID-19 vaccine clinic updates and approved a revised Open Records policy at the Monday night meeting. Lead Nurse Tammy Kain said while the district was not given much notice, their first vaccine clinic was a victory. “… There were many voices that echoed an ease of burden…

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Cardinal Point to serve county domestic violence survivors

Editor’s note: This is the first story in a series about Card-inal Point. The organization is Canadian County’s Family Justice Center model. Throughout her life, Cardinal Point CEO Kristie Chandler has been no stranger to trauma, as she knows people who have experienced domestic violence. She said she has learned more about survivors through their…

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Lady Bronco netters beat Moore, Yukon

With just over two weeks left in the regular season, the Mustang girls are in preparation mode. Almost everything they do from here on out is to prepare themselves for the postseason. That means playing in a bunch of games in very few days. Last week the Broncos defeated No. 8 Moore, 58-50, on Friday…

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Council passes specific use permit option for marijuana grower, processor plants; K-9 officer retires, is adopted

The Mustang City Council unanimously approved specific use permits for applicants who wish to have a marijuana growing and processing plant, but do not meet the current requirements. Currently, article five and its divisions three and four state permits will not be granted to applicants, who wish to be located within 1,000 feet of: •…

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Mustang Site Teachers of the Year

Editor’s note: As there are 16 Teachers of the Year throughout Mustang Public Schools, the Mustang News will print four at a time in Feb. 11 and Feb. 18 editions. The Teachers of the Year were not printed in any particular order. Mustang’s Teacher of the Year will be announced this spring. Liz Brown Mustang…

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VillagesOKC aids in networking, purpose

If you are a senior citizen who enjoys where you are living, but has a desire, a need, or a want for connectedness and also who wants to give back to others, VillagesOKC offers help to remain active and maintain a productive life. VillagesOKC is a nonprofit service for adults ages 50-plus and is funded…

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School district faces ‘deepest cut’ in state funding since 2009

Mustang Public Schools has been cut $3 million in funding from the state of Oklahoma, along with other cuts to some of its major state sources of revenue. While another stimulus package is on the way, Chief Financial Officer Nancy McKay said her main goal is to save the district as much money as she…

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Mustang Public Schools announces site Teachers of the Year

Editor’s note: As there are 16 Teachers of the Year throughout Mustang Public Schools, the Mustang News will print four at a time in the following editions: Feb. 4, Feb. 11 and Feb. 18. The Teachers of the Year were not printed in any particular order. Mustang’s Teacher of the Year will be announced this…

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Council discusses conditional use permit for marijuana growing, processing facilities

Mustang city council members during the Jan. 19 work session discussed moving forward with possible options regarding commercial marijuana grower and processor permits. As a note, no decisions are made at work sessions. The council had tabled the previous agenda item of a resident’s request to change the city’s codes of marijuana permits at the…

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Getting to know this year’s Mustang Site Teachers of the Year

Editor’s note: As there are 16 Teachers of the Year throughout Mustang Public Schools, the Mustang News will print four at a time in the following editions: Feb. 4, Feb. 11 and Feb. 18. The Teachers of the Year were not printed in any particular order. Mustang’s Teacher of the Year will be announced this…

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Millers fighting through a tough season

By ANTHONY MELLENDORF For The Yukon Review The 2021 Miller basketball season has been a year plagued by multiple quarantines, postponed games and two tough overtime losses early on. The Millers are 3-and-4 on the season with losses to two of the top 15 teams in class 6A. With six teams in class 6A currently…

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City looks to refurbish bridge, trail at Mulvey Pond

Yukon City Council approved a resolution recently asking Okla-homa Department of Tourism and Recreation to consider the Mulvey Pond Bridge Improvement and Trail Rehabilitation for approval at a cost of $240,000. The city will be seeking funds through the Federal Highway Administration as administered by the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. OTRD is administering the…

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Charvat is YMS’ Site Teacher of Year

Pam Charvat has been awarded the 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year for Yukon Middle School. Charvat teaches eighth grade pre-algebra. She has been teaching for eight years, all at Yukon Middle School. Pam (Rischard) Charvat is a graduate of Yukon High School, class of 1981. She rece-ived a degree at the University of Oklaho-ma while…

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Area News

Tipsy Island Margarita Lounge serves up frozen treats

By Haley Humphrey

It’s safe to say Mustang’s community was overdue for a sophisticated, yet cozy bar. Well, raise your glass to Tipsy Island Margarita Lounge. “We want (customers) to be able to come to a place and feel at home — cozy,” said owner Tammy Radney. The lounge had its to-go opening Nov. 24 and many are…

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Cardinal Point’s board member, domestic violence survivor shares story

Editor’s note: This is the second story in a series about Cardinal Point. The organization is Canadian County’s Family Justice Center model. For more information about Cardinal Point, see the Feb. 11 issue of the Mustang News. For many domestic and sexual violence survivors, the pain of their experiences never completely vanishes. This is true…

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