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Students to receive school supplies through ‘The Big Give’

Mustang families who aren’t able to afford their own have the opportunity to receive backpacks, school supplies, gently-used clothing, haircuts and a few boxes of food (if needed) from Clear Springs Church this Sunday. Clear Springs is hosting their eighth annual “The Big Give” event on Sunday at Clear Springs Church, 921 N. Clear Springs…

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Chamber Leadership Council to participate in job shadowing

Mustang businessmen and women may soon have a “shadow” whose goal is to learn from watching. The Chamber Leadership Council (CLC) was a new program last year, in which senior leaders from every organizations or program on campus come together. The Mustang Chamber of Commerce works with the students once a month in a leadership…

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Teachers to celebrate new year with ‘Back to School Kick-Off’

Mustang Public Schools employees will come together Aug. 14 at Mustang High School to bring in the new school year. The celebration begins with the “Breakfast of Champions” at 7:15 a.m. “We feed any employee that wants to come. We know that’s kind of early, but it’s a chance for them to see each other.…

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The past, the present and the future of “Kind of Heart”

Writer, storyteller, cat lover, Mustang resident, mother, wife, daughter, grandmother, Christian… there’s a million words that could describe Molly Lemmons, but when her dad was asked to write a letter to her for school when she was 11 years old, he only wrote one thing to Lemmons—“Dear Little Belle, I hope you’ll always be as…

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Webber retiring, Slupe taking over as library director

The Mustang Public Library director is retiring after fifteen years. Desiree Webber made the decision to retire with her husband more than a year ago. He has been retired for more than three years so she said she looks forward to joining him. “A new chapter—I like to write so I’ll probably be writing full…

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Sales tax returns continue to grow

July sales tax returns for Canadian County communities brought in some interesting results. Mustang’s sales tax increased from $867,995 to $933.053. Use tax jumped to $39,173 compared to $34,435 in 2016. One town saw a fairly significant dip in its city sales tax, but a substantial rise in its use tax returns, while another had…

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Baker prepares for final football season as a Bronco

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer For Phillip Baker, 2017 has the potential to be a special season. After playing in the shadows of other Mustang tight ends most of his career, he has a chance to break out and be an integral player for the Broncos on the gridiron. However, Baker isn’t looking at it…

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OKC firm to lead shelter project

An Oklahoma City construction company has been selected as the general contractor for a renovation project at the Canadian County Juvenile Justice Center in El Reno. Pillar Construction was selected for the project mainly because of its available technology. Two other companies, Westfahl Construction of Yukon and CMS-Willowbrook, based in Chickasha, also made presentations to…

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Program is in search of volunteer mediators

EL RENO – A program that puts the two sides of a court case in charge of their own outcome is looking for volunteers to make the program a success. Brenda Detamore, program director for the Early Settlement Mediation West Program, told the Canadian Commissioners that it is looking for volunteer mediators. Detamore is in…

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Mustang Fire, Police to implement new system this September

By Chris Eversole, Contributing Writer The Mustang Police and Fire Departments are moving from an obsolete, paper-intensive system for tracking calls, writing tickets and keeping records to a GIS-based system that will include a website for the public to track crime reports. The City Council unanimously approved on Tuesday a proposal from Zuercher Technologies for…

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Mustang Power Plant to be more efficient

The Mustang Power Plant is getting an upgrade that’ll be in effect by the end of this year. The project, which began about a year and a half ago, includes building seven new turbines to replace the old turbines built in the 1950s. “We’re replacing the simple cycle turbines installed in the 1950s with seven…

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Macke awarded Jim Thorpe Courage Award

Courage is one way to describe Erik Macke and his journey to walk again. Macke, 23, was in a motorcycle accident on July 15, 2015 that changed his life. He was riding at night on unfamiliar backroad and his tire clipped a center median. “I was going pretty fast. It was pretty bad,” Macke said.…

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Volleyball welcomes new teams, prepares for season

Mustang High School’s volleyball program welcomed their new teams on Monday, after hosting their second clinic last weekend. Last year, the varsity volleyball team was going into the season with a new coach and eight seniors with lots of experience. “Last year we had some really good players,” Head Coach Steve Hajek said. “But this…

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Lady Broncos get preseason practice underway

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer The Mustang softball team kicked off its season Monday with a five-hour practice. With more than a dozen freshmen filling up the roster, coach Jaime Roberts needs every second to get them ready for the upcoming season. “When you add 13 freshmen to your team, they just don’t know all…

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Mustang raises football ticket prices for Yukon game

One of the state’s best high school football rivalries will hit the gridiron Sept. 1 when Yukon takes on Mustang at Bronco Stadium to open the 2017 season. Those who plan on attending the annual Bedlam clash between the two Canadian County schools will need to have more green in their wallets than in past…

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Harper named one of 12 State Teacher of the Year finalists

The 12 finalists for Oklahoma’s next Teacher of the Year were announced Monday in a ceremony at Yukon High School during EngageOK On the Road, the summer conference of the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Mustang High School’s Chad Harper was one of the 12 finalists announced on Monday. It is the second-straight year Mustang…

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‘Imagine Mustang’ in final stages

City Council members received a copy of the near-completed “Imagine Mustang” comprehensive plan last week so they could give comments or ask questions about the plan during Monday’s Work Session. Imagine Mustang is about planning for what the City of Mustang’s future will look like. The comprehensive plan, done by Halff Associates and ADG, sets…

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Local boy fights bullies, spreads love with birthday wish

Braedon Brown, 11 but soon to be 12, is asking for something different for his birthday this year. Braedon was attending Lakeview Elementary in Yukon, but he will be going to Yukon Middle School next year. He is a three-year-attendee of Knock Out Bullying Inc. events and has been attending Fishing with Friends since the…

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City officials work to solve drainage issues

City officials have a plan in motion to solve the drainage issues in the city. “There are drainage channels throughout the city—usually behind residential properties there will be a drainage channel which is part of the overall drainage system for the subdivision. In order for the drainage system to work in that subdivision, those need…

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Hotel set to open this November

The Hampton Inn and Suites being built at 1320 E. State Highway 152 is on schedule and set to open in November. In the five to seven years before Hampton Inn building, the City of Mustang officials talked to several hotel groups about Mustang. “We knew that we had a market for a hotel here,”…

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Area News

No criminal charges for Bottom

Canadian County District Attorney Mike Fields has announced that no criminal charges will be filed against former Yukon City Manager Grayson Bottom. Fields said he came to the decision came to the decision after he reviewed a joint investigation conducted by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “The criminal…

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Area Sports

DOMINOES ARE FALLING

By Brody Feldmann There is a saying that “success breeds success” and that is what is happening inside of the Mustang wrestling program. The program witnessed its first individual win a national championship over the summer when Tate Picklo won at the Fargo National Championships. Then, for the first time in two decades, the Broncos…

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