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From aprons to stardom

MHS grad’s love of sewing makes for business venture Whether he’s playing sports or sewing aprons, Tanner Joy just wants to make headlines. “He always says he wants to be famous,” said Shelby Hazelbaker, habilitation training specialist for Joy. When asked what he’d like to be famous for, Joy said he wants to be famous…

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45th Field Artillery Brigade supports Polish-led exercise

By 1st Lt. Micah Campbell 137th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs POLAND – Soldiers from the 45th Field Artillery Brigade in Mustang recently played an integral role controlling live-fire operations as a part of Exercise Anakonda 16, a Polish-led, joint multinational exercise that took place across Poland, June 7-17. “We were brought in specifically to…

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Council approves rezoning second time around

The addition of a drainage ditch is all it took for council members to approve a rezoning request Tuesday for a new high-density development proposed for Sara Road. While the first step is not complete, city officials say there are still many more hurdles to jump before the development will be finalized and building will…

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District Judge, CCJC founder to retire this fall

By Victoria Middleton vmiddleton@mustangnews.info   Canadian County District Judge Gary E. Miller has announced his retirement and will be leaving the bench this fall. Bill Alexander, center director for the Gary E. Miller Children’s Justice Center, confirmed the news on Friday, saying the judge made the announcement sometime that week. “I haven’t heard it from…

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MPS flagged in Senate 45 endorsement

  Mustang Public Schools is being questioned on whether it crossed the line by endorsing one of its own on the district’s website last week. Superintendent Sean McDaniel expressed his “full support” for longtime Mustang High School teacher Mike Mason in a press release submitted to local newspapers and posted on the school district’s website.…

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‘I talk to dead people’

Normal 20-year-old woman shares gift as messenger People always feel like they’re different than everyone else, or they don’t fit in, but imagine people asking what you do for a living and your answer is “I talk to dead people.” Jacqueline Harrington is a normal 20-year-old student, daughter, fiancée and mother. She grew up in…

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Making a difference

Local Life.Church joins statewide foster efforts More Oklahoma children have the opportunity to find a home due to Life.Church’s efforts, including here in Mustang, with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Life.Church and DHS partnered in April as part of Governor Mary Fallin’s Oklahoma Fosters initiative, a coordinated campaign to find foster families for the…

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Getting fit as a community

City’s wide array of options makes it easy The Mustang community has more fitness options than ever before. Mustang Parks and Recreation staff has added three new “Community Team Fitness” classes: TEAM Train, TEAM Circuit, and TEAM Kid Fit. The Community Team Fitness also includes TEAM Stroller Fit which was already available in the past.…

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Area News

Financially Strong

By Chris Eversole Mustang Public Schools are staying financially strong while adding 75 new staff members and implementing pay raises the Legislature approved in the springs – changes that increased the annual budget to $73.1 million, up from $60.8 million. The stability took years of preparation, said Chief Financial Officer Nancy McKay. That preparation included:…

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Area Sports

Film Study: Week Five

Redskins head to Mustang on Homecoming Friday By Brody Feldmann After a loss to Norman North, Mustang hosts Union this Friday on Homecoming night at Bronco Stadium. Union comes into the Friday night showdown with a record of 2-2 with losses to Broken Arrow and Jenks and wins against Lake Ridge (Texas) and Owasso, last…

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