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Postseason begins for Mustang harriers

By Michael Kinney It has been a pretty busy last couple of weeks for the Mustang Cross Country Team. The Broncos have traveled to Arkansas for the Chili Pepper Invitational and have gone to Stillwater twice. All of the travel and different meets were preparation for this time of the season. Tuesday’s conference meet was…

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New director Slupe enjoys being face of the library

By Chris Eversole Julie Slupe was working at the Mustang Library before becoming its director in August, and she has 11 years of experience as a media specialist at Mustang Trails Elementary School, She now sees Mustang from a new vantage point. “I go to a lot more meetings, both within city government and within…

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Broncos get road win at Edmond North

By Michael Kinney Mustang needed a win. After losing three-straight games by large deficits, the future was not looking great in terms of making the postseason. With that as the backdrop, the Broncos traveled to Edmond last week and defeated Edmond North 41-29. The win gave Mustang its first district victory of the season. “It’s…

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Juvenile center co-director says he was fired

The co-director of the Gary E. Miller Children’s Justice Center says he was fired over the weekend after having been placed on paid leave in June. “I won’t be coming back,” Bill Alexander said when contacted by phone on Monday. The employment of Alexander was the subject of a 1-hour, 45-minute executive session that included…

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Broncos face crossroads after lopsided defeat

By Michael Kinney It was swift and savage. That is the only way to describe what took place when Norman North paid Mustang a visit Friday night. The Timberwolves walked out of Broncos Stadium with 76-31 victory. In many regards it wasn’t that close. The loss was the third in a row for Mustang (2-3)…

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Wildhorse Gardens & Market concludes season

By Chris Eversole Saturday was the final sale day of year for Wildhorse Gardens & Market. The organization hold a farmers market on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings during the summer and through the end of September. Its 30 volunteers grow produce on a plot of ground that the City of Mustang provides. City landscaping…

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Lady Broncos head into postseason with momentum

Mustang ended its regular season Monday with a convincing 8-0 shutout of Harrah. It was the teams sixth win in a row and third straight shutout. “I was very pleased. I’m very excited about how the girls have come together this last two weeks,” coach Jamie Roberts said. “We’re definitely playing the best we’ve played…

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Businesses donate to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

By Chris Eversole Area stores are donating large amounts of food to Mustang-based Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, helping feed a growing number of people in need. Volunteers from Loaves & Fishes regularly pick up unsold food from Walmart and Cash Saver in Mustang and from Starbucks in Yukon. Starbucks in Mustang will join in…

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Mustang Public Schools keeps promise with construction of three schools

By Chris Eversole The Mustang Public School District is delivering on the promises it made about the $180 million bond issue voters approved Feb. 14. Construction began this summer on a new elementary school at 44th Street and Czech Hall Road and a new intermediate school (serving fifth- and sixth-graders) at 15th Street and Czech…

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Morrison shines for Bronco softball

By Michael Kinney It’s hard to imagine there are few teams in class 6A that are more on fire than the Mustang softball team. After pummeling Enid 15-0 Monday, they have won eight straight games and 15 of their last 16 contests. One of the reasons for their current streak is the play of senior…

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Mustang Drug makes impact in community

By Chris Eversole Mustang Drug has gotten off to a running start since opening at 103 E. State Highway 152. Many people are pleased that the independent pharmacy offers compounding, said manager and co-owner Selma Alami. They also appreciate the customer service. “We’re just like the chain drug stores in what we have available, but…

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Mustang looks to get back on track against Norman North

By Michael Kinney After losing its first game of the year to Stillwater, Mustang was looking for a bounce back. Heading into district action, they were hoping to get back on the winning track. In order to do that, they needed to go through No. 2 ranked Owasso. Unfortunately for the Broncos, the Rams had…

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Mustang Council Approves 117-Unit Crystal Springs Addition

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council on Tuesday approved the final plat for the Crystal Springs Addition. The new subdivision, being built by 29Sara, LLC, will have 117 homes on 33 acres. It is located at the southwest corner of North Clear Springs Road and West SW 59th Street. Crystal Springs will offer homes…

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Mustang conquers OK Runner

By Michael Kinney Every week it seems to be the same for Emma Downing. Each time the Mustang senior competes, she continues to prove is she one of the elite cross country runners in the state. Downey’s latest conquest came Friday afternoon in the annual Norman OK Run at Irvin Middle School. She took home…

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Students look to change the world through Unified sports

Unified clubs around the U.S. are unifying students of all abilities through sports. Mustang High School has its own Unified Club, which used to be called the “Partners Club.” The club gives students with and without intellectual disabilities the opportunity to train and play together as teammates. Mary Grace Robertson, vice president of youth activation…

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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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Area News

Rosino defeats Vincent in Senate District 45 race

By Chris Eversole Republican Paul Rosino defeated Democrat Steven Vincent in the Oklahoma Senate District 45 special election Tuesday – keeping the legislative seat in Republican hands. Rosino won 57 percent to 43 percent. He received 2,817 votes to Vincent’s 2,144. Turnout was light, with only 4,961 votes cast in the district. “I was never…

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Area Sports

Emma Downing takes second-place, Lady Broncos finish third at state meet

By Michael Kinney Emma Downing didn’t know what to think or what was going on. When she crossed the finish line Saturday at the state meet, the Mustang senior collapsed. She fell to the ground and laid there staring up. Downing had just taken second-place in the 6A girls state cross country championships, a goal…

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