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Mustang senior first to serve as STUCO, senior class president

By Shannon Rigsby, MPS Communications Mustang High School’s Rebekah Pope holds the honor of being the first individual to simultaneously hold the offices of senior class president and president of the Mustang High School Student Council (STUCO). Coming from a family steeped in athletics, Pope doesn’t mind the idea of competition. Elections are part of…

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Evany Clinic to host 5k to raise funds

Wild Horse Park will soon be filled with runners who want to “Run for a Reason.” The Evany Clinic, a pregnancy and wellness clinic located at 238 N. Mustang Rd., is hosting the “5K for 50K” the morning of Oct. 7. The 5k is titled the “5K for 50K” because it’s a fundraiser for the…

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Local mom hosts nature study group

Home-schooled or half-day students have a new opportunity to grow and learn in nature. Brenna Reaves, a Mustang mother, home-schools her twins, Jack and Lily. She decided to begin a nature study group so they could go outdoors to different parks every Wednesday morning, as well as meet some friends and have a time to…

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Longtime Mustang church gets a name change

“Life Tabernacle” is a thing of the past because it’s switched to “Empowered Church.” The Mustang church opened in the late 70s as Life Tabernacle, but due to most not knowing what tabernacle means anymore and the name just being outdated, they decided to rebrand the church, Pastor Randy Sholund said. They decided to go…

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Chamber hosts first ‘Meet the Candidate’ for 2018 governor election

Mick Cornett, Oklahoma City mayor and Republican governor candidate, visited the Mustang Town Center Wednesday morning as part of Mustang Chamber of Commerce’s “Meet the Candidate” coffee. Cornett has been in politics for 25 years. He said he gets a lot of compliments and nice things said about him and to him, but it’s not…

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Oklahoma Teacher of the Year announced

Chad Harper represented Mustang Public Schools well Tuesday as one of the 12 finalists of the 2018 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. Although Harper didn’t win, MPS won because he will remain in the classroom with his STEM students instead of traveling around Oklahoma for the 2018-19 academic year. Donna Gradel, an environmental science teacher…

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Mustang named one of the best places to live

Mustang, Oklahoma is one of the best places to live in the U.S., according to Money Magazine. The City of Mustang was named one of the Best Places to Live 2017 by Time INC.’s Money, in partnership with realtor.com. Money is a publication of Time Magazine that helps readers invest sensibly, plan wisely, and spend…

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Eighth annual Great TASTE of a Fair winners announced

Yesterday 12 concessionaires submitted their top Fair Foods to be judged in the Annual Great TASTE of a Fair, a professional food vendor competition. Each food vendor contracted to participate in the 2017 Oklahoma State Fair is eligible to enter one food item to be scored by a panel of judges – made up of…

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Mustang to stick with ACT as state exam, focus on enrollment increase

Enrollment numbers and state assessment testing highlighted the Mustang Public Schools School Board Meeting on Monday at Canyon Ridge Intermediate School. Despite several other large school districts in Oklahoma (including Yukon Public Schools) switching from the ACT to the SAT when it comes to curriculum, Mustang has decided to stay with the ACT as its…

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City Council to host one meeting per month in 2018

City Council approved only having one Council meeting per month during the Sept. 5 meeting. The Council approved Ordinance No. 1151, an ordinance “amending Chapter 2, Article II, by amending Section 2-31 to provide that regular meetings of the Mustang City Council shall occur one time per month,” the Council agenda item reads. The ordinance…

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Next Council meeting rescheduled

There will be no City Council meeting on Sept. 19. The Sept. 19 City Council meeting has been rescheduled to Sept. 26. The meeting was rescheduled due to multiple Council members not being able to attend, therefore the Council would not be able to meet quorum. City Council did host a Work Session at 6:30…

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Western Days 2017 deemed a success

The 41st anniversary of Western Days was a success. Renee Peerman, executive director of the Mustang Chamber of Commerce, said the event was “overall a big success.” Thousands and thousands of people attended the event, there were more vendor booths this year than ever before, and the Chuck Wagon Cook-off doubled in ticket sales, Peerman…

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Bronco Nutrition to host grand opening

Mustang residents have a new opportunity to get healthy. Bronco Nutrition, an Herbalife nutrition club located at 429 E. State Highway 152, has been having a soft opening since Sept. 2, but will host their grand opening next Saturday. Jo Lynn and David Johnson, longtime Mustang residents, decided to open Bronco Nutrition because they were…

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Sports opinion: Why apologize Baker? You earned the flag plant!

Rewind one year to September 2016. Ohio State visits Norman to take on Oklahoma in one of the most anticipated college football games of the year. Instead of being an instant classic like everyone had hoped for, the Buckeyes dismantled the Sooners in front of the largest crowd to watch a sporting event in the…

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New Canadian County fairgrounds could cost $47M

EL RENO — Expanding the Canadian County Fairgrounds to meet the needs of the future could cost as much as $47 million, but is necessary, officials were told Monday. Charlie Kolarik, a spokesperson for Populous, a Norman-based architectural firm, said for the Canadian County Fairgrounds to compete for events that are now going to places…

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Canadian County officials OK $21M budget for 2018

Canadian County workers can expect a pay increase in November after county officials approved a $21 million budget Monday. The budget is about $2 million larger than last year’s. The raise, according to officials, will be an average of 3 percent. Each department will receive a block of funds and will determine how much of…

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Mustang prepares for the 41st annual Western Days

Labor Day is over, and now it’s time to dust off your boots and grab your hats for Mustang’s annual Western Days. Mustang will be taken over by Western-themed decorations and events while being swarmed with people this Friday and Saturday for the 41st annual Western Days. “Crowd size has been estimated as high as…

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Council adopts new comprehensive plan

City Council adopted its first comprehensive plan since 2003 during Tuesday’s meeting. The “Imagine Mustang” comprehensive plan was adopted Tuesday with a unanimous vote. The vote followed a public hearing section of the meeting, in which no citizens attended. The comprehensive plan is more than a year’s worth of work, and “is really a document…

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Mustang looks to clean up mistakes in week two vs. Norman

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer Mustang couldn’t have started off its season much better, as the Broncos beat down rival Yukon. However, Coach Jeremy Dombek wasn’t totally impressed with what he saw. “The first-team defense played about as good as we can ask for a kid to play. Very, very pleased with our game plan…

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Fire chief retires

The City of Mustang will be saying goodbye to Fire Chief Carl Hickman this November. City Manager Tim Rooney reported in the Sept. 1 City Manager’s Report that Hickman has  announced his retirement. “It is with great regret that I inform you that Chief Hickamn has formally announced his retirement,” Rooney wrote in the report.…

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Mustang senior first to serve as STUCO, senior class president

By Shannon Rigsby, MPS Communications Mustang High School’s Rebekah Pope holds the honor of being the first individual to simultaneously hold the offices of senior class president and president of the Mustang High School Student Council (STUCO). Coming from a family steeped in athletics, Pope doesn’t mind the idea of competition. Elections are part of…

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Area Sports

Mustang looks to clean up mistakes in week two vs. Norman

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer Mustang couldn’t have started off its season much better, as the Broncos beat down rival Yukon. However, Coach Jeremy Dombek wasn’t totally impressed with what he saw. “The first-team defense played about as good as we can ask for a kid to play. Very, very pleased with our game plan…

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