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State-of-the-Art Annex

Sheriff’s office filling new space with modern tools Once home to a newspaper, the building at 201 N. Rock Island is now a state-of-the-art investigation and training center for the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office. It’s known as the annex. “We are the fastest growing county in the state, it’s not slowing down,” Undersheriff Chris West…

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Mission quilts filled with sew much love

  A Mustang group is looking for new volunteers to help them in a very important mission: making quilts for the less fortunate. To qualify, one should have a big heart and enjoy great and sometimes even entertaining conversation, members said. Outside of that, the group says sewing skills are a plus but if not,…

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Pokémon GO or no?

Pokémon GO has taken the world by storm. Pokémon GO is a mobile game that was released for iOS and Android July 5. The game uses augmented reality so, via a phone’s camera, the Pokémon appears wherever someone is playing. Once found the player flicks a Poké Ball to capture it, in hopes to catch…

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City readies to share sales tax extension details

  Tax talk gets underway In a work session Monday, councilmembers reviewed a presentation the city will soon share with the community about the upcoming election asking for an extension of a one-cent sales tax to 2020. City Manager Tim Rooney said the city is slated to pay off the current one-cent tax early June…

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The Aftermath

Youth groups pitch in to clean up city The boom and sparkle of fireworks was nowhere to be seen Tuesday morning as volunteers, clad with trash bags and wearing plastic gloves, picked up the aftermath in Wildhorse Park. The City of Mustang kept true to its holiday tradition with fireworks allowed June 27 through July…

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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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Reading goes to the dogs in Mustang

By Chris Eversole Twelve young readers participated in the Read to Dogs event Saturday at the Mustang Public Library. “This gives them confidence,” said Youth Services Librarian Nichole Valencia. “The dogs don’t judge.” Reading to dogs lowers stress and inspires confidence, she said. Andrea Reed, of Therapy Dogs International, said she started training her two…

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Area Sports

Softball falls to Yukon

By Brody Feldmann YUKON– Mustang went into regionals last week at Yukon High School with a nine-year streak of making the state tournament. But, this season the streak was ended by rival Yukon in the regional championship. “Devastation, disappointment and frustration. It is hard, and it’s still hard. We expected to be playing this week,”…

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