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City’s fire safety rating gets boost

New ISO 3 rating combines with city’s efficient spending on fire services Fire services in Mustang are better than ever, according to a national study that rates fire departments. At the Aug. 2 council meeting, City Manager Tim Rooney reported that the city’s ISO rating has improved from an ISO 4 to a 3. The…

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International Matters

Local families needed to host global students Curiosity. It’s what brings young people from around the globe to the United States every year, including right here in Mustang, as foreign exchange students. Last year, local families hosted students that attended Mustang and Putnam City High School. They included John and Kim Koumbis, the owners of…

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Progress is messy

Road work continues in city neighborhoods Road improvements in Mustang are underway with one almost complete and two others about to start. Assistant City Manager Justin Battles said a new asphalt overlay of Heights Drive is nearing completion and should be done the week of Aug. 8. He said weather delayed the project some and…

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Just a ‘little’ thanks

Daycare gives back to the blue A daycare paid it forward to the men and women in blue at the Mustang Police Department with cookies, handmade cards and gift cards. In return, they received warm smiles from officers, repeated thank you’s and a tour of the police station. On Friday, July 29, Deb’s Little Darlin’s…

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A Mustang Evolution

Events, department going strong with community support Mustang Parks and Recreation continues to grow and evolve throughout the years. Parks and Recreation began in 1998 in a different location after city officials attended a conference in 1997 and thought it was something Mustang needed, Assistant Director Jean Heasley said. The baseball and softball fields opened…

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Long Overdue

MPD holds promotion, recognition ceremony The Mustang Police Department came together Monday for an overdue celebration for multiple awards and a promotion. “We’re here today to celebrate lots of things that have happened here  at the Mustang Police Department in the past few months,” Police Chief Chuck Foley said as he began the ceremony. “We…

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Bailey placed on admin leave

  Mustang Athletic Director absent as fall sports season arrives Mustang Athletic Director Chuck Bailey has been placed on an administrative leave of absence, according to the Mustang Public Schools Superintendent’s office Wednesday. Neither Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel or Bailey were able to comment on the matter after being reached by the Mustang News. Bailey…

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Let’s get muddy for MDA

Event returns this weekend to city More than 1,000 Oklahoma citizens will travel to Mustang to play in the 15th Annual Mankind United to Destroy Dystrophy (M.U.D.D.) Volleyball Tournament this Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24. In 2015, the tournament featured 130 independent, business and corporate teams who battled for first place in shin-deep…

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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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Area News

Mustang North Middle School’s seventh-grade girls finished season 19-0

Undefeated rarely happens in sports, yet it happened at Mustang North Middle School. The seventh-grade Lady Broncos ended their season Metro Middle School Athletic Conference champions with a 19-0 record. Those accomplishments were impressive enough and they found a way to stand out among the crowd along the way. “We knew they were special,” coach…

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Area Sports

BRONCOS SURVIVE AN UGLY FRIDAY NIGHT

By Brody Feldmann MOORE– A battle between the Broncos and Sabercats ended in the Broncos second win of the season and first win in district play. “Number one it is really good to get a win. Any time you can get a win it is a positive,” said offensive coordinator Aso Pogi. Mustang faced off…

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