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Former Touchdown Club president, DA discuss deal on embezzlement charge

And Chris Eversole The former president of the Mustang Touchdown Club has repaid more than $10,000 that he is accused of taking from the club’s accounts for personal use. Raymond Craig Davis Jr., 49, is charged in Canadian County District Court with a single count of embezzlement. Court documents show that Davis agreed to repay…

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Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department reported the following arrests between Feb. 24 and March 2: Terrelle Magique Lynn, 36, Norcross, GA: Public intoxication; Keith Pounds, 50, Duluth, GA: Public intoxication; James Bullock, 41, Norcross, GA: Public intoxication; Joshua Lee Gorgee, 36, Oklahoma City: Outrage decency, public intoxication; Tiffany Sue Austin, 45, Oklahoma City: Failure to provide…

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Man accused of writing $81,000 hot check at Joe Cooper Ford

A Midwest City man is behind bars after allegedly writing a hot check for a new vehicle at Joe Cooper Ford. Muchengueti Chabikwa allegedly wrote a corporate check for $81,000 on Jan. 31 for a blue 2019 Ford Raptor pickup. Upon further inspection days later, the dealership found the check “would not be honored by…

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Mustang girls advance with win over Bixby

MOORE— The postseason has begun for high schools around the state of Oklahoma. Mustang’s postseason began in Moore over the weekend with a 54-32 win over Bixby Thursday. “I thought we were a little uncertain in the first couple of minutes. But once we settled down, I thought we played a whole lot better,” said…

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Mustang senior named academic all-stater

A Mustang High School senior is one five Canadian County students who have been selected as an Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic All-Stater. Heidi Askeland joins Yukon’s Dawson Simeroth, Okarche’s Katie Bomhoff and Piedmont’s Blake Cope and Brian Montgomery for the honor, which was announced earlier this week. Only 100 students across Oklahoma were selected…

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Trail named Horizon’s teacher of the year

By Shannon Rigsby Monica Trail, Horizon Intermediate School’s teacher of the year, remembers sitting in class when she was in the sixth grade, thinking, “There is no way I want to grow up and write on a chalkboard all day long.” She loved children, begging mothers at her church to let her babysit. A desire…

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING

OKLAHOMA CITY – Walking into the Jim Norick Arena on the last weekend of February brings a sight of wrestling mats covering the arena floor. Mustang wrestling entered the arena with 10 individuals Friday looking for a state title and walked away Saturday with an historic finish. “I knew it would be like this. Everyone…

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Lady Broncos dominate Millerettes with 63-37 victory

Mustang Lady Broncos finished the season sweep over the Millerettes Friday with a 62-37 victory inside the Mustang Event Center. “I thought it was good,” said head coach Kevin Korstjens. “Senior Night is always emotional. So, you’re always glad you play good there.” The Broncos had no trouble putting the ball in the basket against…

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Broncos qualify 10 for state en route to regional title

MOORE – Another milestone was reached by the Mustang Broncos’ wrestling team over the weekend. Mustang took first at the OSSAA 6A West Regional tournament with a team total of 222 points edging out the Edmond Memorial Bulldogs by three points. The first-place finish is the first regional championship for the Broncos in at least…

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Mustang sees sales tax growth, report shows

The February sales tax report showed that the city of Mustang received $959,067. That is an increase of $21,059 over last year but is down more than $50,000 when compared to January’s receipts. Mustang also received $134,129 in use tax revenue. That is up $39,459 from January and $87,993 from last February. Use tax receipts…

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MEETING CHALLENGES

By Chris Eversole Jeremy Eaves thinks differently, and a Mustang High School team and his parents have embraced his differences. With their help, Jeremy is due to graduate from high school this year. Jeremy has autism. He is intelligent, has great comprehension, reads and writes, but he processes information and expresses himself differently than most…

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Mustang Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department reported the following arrests between Feb. 10 and Feb. 16: Tracy Joe II Strain, 27, Mustang: Assult and battery with deadly weapon; Brendan Pollard, 29, Mustang: Two counts failure to appear; Ryan Glen Buffinton, 39, Mustang: Domestic assault and battery by strangulation, three counts domestic assault and battery with dangerous weapon;…

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Mustang grappler Cameron Picklo reaches milestone with 100th win

In one of the toughest sports on the planet, it is rare hearing of a high school wrestler winning 100 matches in their career. Mustang’s Cameron Picklo accomplished the feat on Dec. 8 at the Manhattan Duals with a first-period pin over Tommy Downum of Paola, Kansas. “I never really thought about it. Obviously, it…

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Mustang football’s first QB took unlikely path to get under center

Miracles happen. Firsts happen. But it’s not often that a miracle becomes a first. It was a miracle that Mustang graduate James Garner walked and then became the first quarterback at Mustang High School in 1968. Garner was born in Texas and lived in Pampa for the first couple years of his life. He was…

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Mustang grappler Cameron Picklo reaches milestone with 100th win

In one of the toughest sports on the planet, it is rare hearing of a high school wrestler winning 100 matches in their career. Mustang’s Cameron Picklo accomplished the feat on Dec. 8 at the Manhattan Duals with a first-period pin over Tommy Downum of Paola, Kansas. “I never really thought about it. Obviously, it…

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Turnpike project to provide relief to SW 15th Street bottleneck

By Chris Eversole Extending the John Kilpatrick Turnpike through the Mustang area is painful now, but the relief is coming, an Oklahoma Turnpike Authority representative said. The bottleneck where the existing turnpike dumps onto SW 15 Street – west of Mustang Creek Elementary and Mustang North Middle School – will open in April or May,…

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MUSTANG VOTERS DECIDE

Lovelace wins school board seat; runoff for council By Chris Eversole Voters Tuesday elected a new member for the Mustang Board of Education but voters in Ward 6 will have to return to the polls in April to settle a Mustang City Council seat. Todd Lovelace easily carried the race for school board Office No.…

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Tondrell Durham resigns from Mustang

Mustang boys’ basketball coach Tondrell Durham resigned from his duties as of 1 p.m. Tuesday. Durham has spent the last two seasons as the coach of the Broncos and compiled a record of 18-27. The news comes six hours before the Broncos were scheduled to tip-off against the Norman Tigers on the road. “He resigned…

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Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department made the following arrests between Feb. 2 and Feb. 9: Kevin Aaron Sanders, 43, Oklahoma City: DUI, transporting open container of liquior; Aaron James Box, 40, Oklahoma City: DUI; Jay McFarland, 43, Mustang: Disobey stop sign, driving while license privilege suspended; Jerry Don Newman, 50, Yukon: Driving while license privilege suspended,…

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Thomas, Lovelace run for school board

By Chris Eversole All voters within the Mustang school district are eligible to vote on a school board seat Tuesday. The election is being held as part of the primary election because it fills the seat vacated when Dr. Jim Davis resigned. The board appointed Todd Lovelace to fill the seat until an election could…

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Area News

Fast pitch coming to Union City

It was a unique path to take, but Union City Public Schools has added fast-pitch softball to its regimen. With a unanimous to none by the school board Monday, the girls will now have the opportunity to get on the softball diamond in the fall. “The board voted on it 5-0 and the community, as…

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Area Sports

Deer Creek unwilling to reschedule first round matchup despite threat of inclement weather

Due to the threat of severe weather Tuesday, the Mustang athletic department attempted to reschedule the soccer playoff games against Deer Creek to Monday however, Deer Creek declined. “As administrators sometimes we have to err on the side of caution and Deer Creek was unwilling to do so,” said Mustang athletic director Robert Foreman. Multiple…

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