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MPS mom killed in New Year’s Eve crash on turnpike

Community members are coming together after Amanda “Mandy” Starkey-Carson, 37, of Yukon was killed in a car crash around 11 p.m. Saturday night on southbound Kilpatrick Turnpike at Wilshire Boulevard. Starkey-Carson had three passengers in her vehicle, including her four-year-old Brinley and nine-year-old Bella. The other was a 19-year-old former foreign exchange student, Nhu, who…

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Family, dogs safe in house fire

Fire burns close to Mustang Elementary, planning commission member’s house Josh Moore was in the shower when smoke started coming in underneath the bathroom door. He grabbed the first thing he could find – a dirty pair of jeans. Then running through the smoky house, he tried to find his phone, wallet and the family’s…

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Wish Granted

MHS student receives man cave from Make-A-Wish Oklahoma A Mustang High School student recently received his wish from Make-A-Wish® Oklahoma. Gavin Peterman got to ring the bell at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center to celebrate his new cancer-free life in July. “Ring the bell three times and it was exciting everybody came,” Gavin…

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Council denies Rancho easement request

Applicants say zoning doesn’t fit with city’s comprehensive plan Councilmembers turned down a residential request that would have vacated the final 15 feet of the dead-in W. Rancho Drive and perhaps set the city up to receive similar requests. At their Dec. 20 meeting, the council voted unanimously against the request made by Jeff Lindsay…

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Special delivery to MFD just in time for Christmas

Trucking company owner gives back with help of family Rodney Timms and a few of his family members delivered a truck full of toys and T-shirts to the Mustang Fire Department the Thursday before Christmas. Timms is the president of Western Flyer Express in Oklahoma City and founder of Calling All Hearts, an organization dedicated…

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MPS pays out $1.286M to employees

Christmas came a little early this year for Mustang teachers and staff. At their recent meeting, the school board of education approved approximately $1.286 million for full-step increases and one-time stipends for eligible employees. School spokesperson Shannon Rigsby said the funds will come from the operational fund, “thanks to the success of the strategic financial…

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A Capitol force

Osborn leads GRDA sale initiative, eyes $900 million hole as house budget chair Canadian County’s very own Rep. Leslie Osborn is leading the charge, during the state’s economic downturn, to come up with creative ways to protect core government services. The District 47, Mustang-area representative was recently appointed as House chair of the Appropriations &…

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All Aboard!

Train hobby helps couple enjoy their golden years Hobbies are a dime a dozen. But for Don Harris, his hobby is a labor of love shared by him and his wife, Pat. Harris, 88, is described by his daughter as “the sweetest man, pa, dad, grandpa, papa, friend, mentor, etc. you will ever meet.” Kathy…

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Shop ’til they drop

Officers, youth go on holiday shopping trip of a lifetime Mustang’s generosity was on a full display Saturday during a shopping trip that brought together police officers, their families and local children. The Mustang Police Department and 19 children made up this year’s annual “Shop with an Officer” event on Dec. 10. “Due to generous…

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School, council filing period yields 2 races

The County Election Board received candidate filings for four positions between the city council and school board of education this week. Filing concluded at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and here is the final round-up of who filed. Linda Hagan will stay in her post as the city’s Ward 5 councilmember as no one else filed, the…

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Turnpike projects on hold pending lawsuit outcome

The state’s proposed extension of the Kilpatrick Turnpike is currently on hold until a court battle challenging the turnpike authority’s bonding authority is resolved. “At this time, pretty much all activity is on hold pending the outcome of the litigation in the State Supreme Court,” said Jack Damrill of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. The director…

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An Awakening of Westbury

The once lush golf course, country club is slated for new 55+ neighborhood The developer of a proposed 55 and up community will visit with the Westbury South Neighborhood Association Dec. 6. Ron Walters will meet with the WSNA at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, 10928 SW 15th Street,…

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Bond vote date set for Feb. 14

3 new schools, performing arts center among $181.28 million proposal Mustang school board members took the plunge Monday and called for the district’s largest bond proposal in school history. Voters will decide the fate of the $181.28 million bond proposal that will build three new schools on Feb. 14 in a special election. To address…

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Unveiling of final scenarios at Town Center tonight

City and planning leaders will be on hand today at Town Center to reveal the final three scenarios in the city’s ongoing efforts to create a new comprehensive plan. At 6:30 p.m. at Town Center, the city will have a second public engagement meeting regarding the city’s IMAGINE Comprehensive Plan. The meeting will build on…

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Trump wins state, presidency

Republican Donald Trump and his vice president Mike Pence, won the presidency and Oklahoma by a land slide in the Nov. 8 general election. Trump was elected president of the U.S. The final results were announced around 1:45 a.m. Nov. 9 by all major news outlets, including The Associated Press. The presidential candidate needs 270 electoral votes to…

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Days numbered for A-F report cards

Oklahoma schools received mostly likely their last A-F report cards grades last week with Mustang schools received one A, six B’s and five C’s. Superintendent Sean McDaniel said the A-F scores to not represent the education process in Mustang Public Schools. “A-F has been and continues to be a flawed calculation and does not adequately…

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OKC still holding on to land

Council requests land be perfect rectangle for easier boundary lines The City of Oklahoma City is still holding on to 1,000+ acres located along State Highway 4 that a group of property owners are asking be annexed to Mustang. Community Development Director Melissa Helsel said Monday the City of Oklahoma City will discuss the de-annexation…

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Nightriders earn top Superior rating at OSSAA contest

  The Mustang Nightriders took superior ratings at the West OSSAA Regional Marching Contest hosted by the Yukon High School band program on Oct. 25. The Mustang Nightriders performed to the highest expectations of the judges when they took to the field performing their show “Temptress.” The students have been perfecting the show “Temptress” for…

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101 and still fishing

Local farm opens up to birthday girl, Alzheimer’s residents You are never too old to go fishing. Bernice Turndo, who just turned 101, proved just that when she went to Briscoe Barn on Oct. 19. As it turns out, the Autumn Leaves Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Center, where Turndo lives, planned the fishing trip not…

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Early voting available for Nov. 8 general election

With the Nov. 8 general election just days away, Mustang and Canadian county voters should take note of the options they have available when it comes to voting. Next week, Thursday through Saturday, the county election board, located in El Reno, will offer early voting in their office. They are located at 210 W. Rogers…

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Area News

HD 47 hopefuls answer questions about state’s future

Voters in Mustang will go to the polls next Tuesday to decide several races, including the office of House District 47. The candidates are Republican Brian Hill, a local business owner, and Democrat Sarah Carnes, a school teacher. The Mustang News recently posed a series of questions to the two candidates. Below are their emailed…

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Area Sports

Inching out the competition

By Brody Feldmann Talk to the boy’s cross country coach Mike McGarry for 30-seconds about Gabe Simonsen, and you will learn that there are two guys in the state who are ranked in front of Simonsen. McGarry and Simonsen both know it, and both talk about it. But on Saturday, Simonsen got his first look…

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