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Chamber to provide new teacher bags

The Mustang Chamber will provide 175 new teacher bags for the new school year. “With two new schools opening in our school district, we will have many new teachers and staff to welcome,” Chamber President and CEO Renee Peerman said. The new schools are Meadow Brook Intermediate School (serving fifth- and sixth-graders) on S.W. 15th…

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Band boosters’ work gives every student a chance to participate

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer The Mustang Band Boosters Association is focused on making sure that money doesn’t stand in the way of any student participating in marching band. The organization has launched the “Sponsor a Nightrider” fundraising program. “We’ve always been committed to helping kids who need help, but we’re making raising money for…

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GOP runoff set for HD 47

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer Voters in House District 47 have their Democratic nominee, but will have to wait until Aug. 28 to find out who the Republican nominee will be. Sarah Carnes won the Democratic nomination outright Tuesday with 70 percent of the vote. Meanwhile, Republicans Brian Hill, with 40 percent of the vote,…

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Local races lead to runoff opportunities

As expected, voters will return to the polls in August to decide the final nominees for virtually every race in Canadian County. There were a few exceptions, however. Incumbent County Treasurer Carolyn Leck won another term in office in Tuesday’s election. She carried more than 66 percent of the vote, topping her deputy, Audre Knott,…

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Surrey Hills unveils new nine holes, greens

The Golf Club at Surrey Hills is one of the few remaining public courses in Canadian County and at the end of this week, it will open an additional nine holes and new greens on the original course. The club will host a members’ tournament Friday and then invite the public to come and play…

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Plans finalized for Freedom Fest

The 2018 edition of Freedom Fest will bring two nights of fireworks, music and festivities along with a few less parking spaces. Jenna Roberson, a spokesperson for the city of Yukon, said the city selected a new company to handle this year’s fireworks displays. And with that, the company has requested a little larger safety…

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Sales tax continues to climb across county

Sales tax receipts across Canadian County were up by more than $1.7 million in June over last year’s returns, according to the latest figures from the Oklahoma Tax Commission. The largest increase was in the portion of Oklahoma City in Canadian County, where the returns for the month were up $748,824 over the same period…

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Commissioners push Jensen Road project forward

Efforts to replace a 2½-mile section of a heavily travel road in western Canadian County took a significant step forward Monday after the county commissioners awarded a contract for the project. Haskell-Lemons Construction offered a bid of $1,0609,405 to reconstruct Jensen Road between Banner Road and the El Reno city limits. Haskell-Lemons’ bid was more…

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Trae Young wants the NBA to know he’s ready

By Michael Kinney Contributing Writer Trae Young knows what he brings to the table. So when the former Oklahoma point guard makes a statement that there is no player like him in this year’s draft, he means it. “It means everything, courtside, on the court, off the court. Being able to attract fans, attract people,”…

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Former Mustang Touchdown Club president charged with embezzlement

By Brody Feldmann Contributing Writer The former president of the Mustang Touchdown Club has been charged with embezzling more than $10,000 from the program over an 18-month period. Raymond Craig Davis Jr., 48, has been charged in Canadian County District Court with a single count of embezzlement. He was arrested in early May after an…

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State Supreme Court rejects oil company’s appeal

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer The Oklahoma Supreme Court has refused to hear an oil and gas company’s appeal of the City of Mustang’s restrictions on two proposed oil and gas wells. The Supreme Court’s ruling was brief, stating “petitioner’s application to assume original jurisdiction is denied.” The refusal to hear the appeal is a…

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McDaniel named OKCPS superintendent

By Chris Eversole, Contributing Writer Mustang Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel was named superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools in a 5-2 vote at a board meeting at 3 p.m. today. The job takes him from a district of about 11,000 students to one of 46,000. McDaniel has been Mustang superintendent since 2012. He…

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McDaniel set to leave Mustang for Oklahoma City Public Schools

By Chris Eversole Staff Writer Mustang Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel is expected to be named superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools at a board meeting at 4 p.m. today, various news organizations report. The job would take him from a district of about 11,000 students to one of 46,000. McDaniel has been Mustang…

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Schools reap benefits of credit rating

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer The outstanding credit rating of Mustang Public Schools – a rarity among Oklahoma school districts – paid off Tuesday. The board of education approved a $10.9 bond package at a 2.3 percent interest rate and a $920,000 bond package at 3.1 percent. The rates were this low because Standard and…

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Tiffany Jones named Mustang Chamber of Commerce’s outstanding member for 2018

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer In 2011, Tiffany Jones was a shy 19-year-old when Robert Crout saw something special in her and hired her as his secretary for Crout Companies. “I answered an ad, and he pretty much hired me on the spot,” she said. Today, she’s an accomplished business executive, taking responsibilities for land…

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Track, field teams shine in COAC meet

By MICHAEL KINNEY Contributing Writer MOORE — The Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference could easily be described as the most talented track and field conference in the state. With the likes of Edmond Santa Fe, Southmoore, Edmond North, Mustang and Moore, they have many athletes who are expected to shine at the state meet. When they…

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Girls soccer ends Yukon’s season

By MICHAEL KINNEY Contributing Writer Maddison Oliver couldn’t have asked for a better gift for her senior year. After losing to Yukon during the regular season, the soccer gods gave Oliver and her Mustang teammates another shot at their rivals in the first round of the playoffs. This time, with their season on the line,…

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Former fire chief added to Hall of Fame

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer Arlon Hadlock, Mustang’s first full-time fire chief, was named to the Mustang Hall of Fame at the Mustang Chamber of Commerce annual banquet last week. “It was a nice surprise,” he said. “I didn’t expect because I had retired so long ago.” Hadlock and his family moved to Mustang in…

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Mustang teacher reunites with former student during walkout

By LARISSA COPELAND News Editor When Mustang kindergarten teacher Davette Ravencraft went to the state Capitol last month to participate in a teacher walkout, she had mixed feelings. “If we didn’t do something, nothing was going to get done,” she said. “They’ve promised and promised, and we’ve believed and believed, but nothing has ever happened.”…

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Firefighters honored for saving Mustang man

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer The Mustang City Council honored six of the city’s firefighters on Tuesday for helping save the life of a resident. The six responded Dec. 22 to the home of Mark Hutchinson, who was then 60, and found that he was not breathing and didn’t have a pulse, Fire Chief Craig…

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Area News

Police investigate teen’s shooting

By Chris Eversole Authorities in Mustang say they are investigating after a 15-year-old boy was found shot in his home Tuesday. Mustang Police Chief Robert Groseclose said authorities believe the shooting was self-inflicted but are continuing the investigate. Groseclose said police received a call shortly after 5 p.m. stating that the boy, whose name has…

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Area Sports

Volleyball hosts and wins the Mustang Tournament

By Brody Feldmann Mustang Lady Broncos volleyball had a busy week with a loss on Thursday to Southmoore before bouncing back and winning the Mustang Tournament. Southmoore defeated Mustang last Thursday three games to two. Mustang opened the match with a strong 25-15 victory before dropping Game Two, 16-25. In Game Three, the Broncos pulled…

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