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MPS Bond Update:

Mustang Public Schools is on the track with time and budget for current bond projects. Officials meet weekly on the elementary school, the intermediate school, Canyon Ridge Band Room addition, the resources center, the bus barn or any other project going on right now. The district has broken ground on the elementary school, the intermediate…

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Chamber accepting New Teacher Bag donations for extra week

The Mustang Chamber of Commerce puts together bags each year to welcome new teachers into the Mustang Public Schools district. This year, the deadline was set for tomorrow, July 28, but has been pushed back to Friday, Aug. 4. The New Teacher Bags are passed out each year at the New Teacher Luncheon, which Chamber…

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Mustang Road project to start this fall

The City of Mustang planned to begin widening south Mustang Road this summer, but due to some delay with the conversations with landowners, the widening has been pushed back. The initial plan was for the widening project was to begin in July or early August at the latest, but now the construction will not begin…

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Athletic Department additions to bring attention to spirit, support

Mustang Athletic Department is bringing in two new programs this year. One addition will be the Mustang Broncos “Spirit Award.” The Spirit Award will be presented to an elementary or intermediate school, including Mustang Education Center, which displays “outstanding Bronco spirit.” The award will be given every Tuesday during football season to a different school.…

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MHS adds blended learning program

Mustang High School is adding a new program this year to give all students a better chance to succeed. The new program is a blended learning program and it’s being added in hopes of “reaching every student in our building,” Principal Dr. Teresa Wilkerson said. The new program offers an alternative way of learning where…

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Remembering… Kind of Heart

By Molly Lemmons, Mustang resident and former Mustang News columnist “This seems like a perfect, gentle place to live and raise children, doesn’t it?”  I was speaking to my husband as we drove through the little town of Mustang, Oklahoma in the fall of 1963. Indeed, my expression of that thought panned out to be…

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Three arrested in Yukon man’s death

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of a Yukon man earlier this month. Jeremey Anderson King, Jennifer Danielle Smith and Edward Dean Ellis are being held in the Canadian County jail on first-degree murder complaints in connection with the death of William Poe at his home, 12529 SW 14 St. King,…

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OKC law firm to provide advice to county on justice center case

An Oklahoma City law firm will serve as legal advisers to the Canadian County Commissioners when they begin reviewing an independent report on allegations of discrimination at the county’s juvenile justice center near El Reno. Commissioners Marc Hader and Dave Anderson voted to select the law firm of Fuller Tubb and Bickford to provide legal…

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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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Area News

Mustang teachers to receive second raise in three months

Despite receiving a pay increase less than two months ago, Mustang school officials announced this week that pay for teachers in the district could soon increase by another $1,220. That will bring the pay for a first-year teacher with no experience to $41,220. In April, the district announced it would increase the starting pay to…

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Area Sports

PERSEVERANCE

Mustang’s Jordan Thayer overcomes leg injuries as a young girl and finishes her high school cross country career as an All-State harrier for the Lady Broncos By Brody Feldmann Cross country runners rely heavily on their legs and feet to get them around the course during a race. Mustang’s Jordan Thayer was told by a…

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