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Small Business Saturday a big success in Mustang

By Chris Eversole Business was booming in Mustang on Small Business Saturday. At Burlap Buffalo, 224 W. State Route 152, popular items were CC Beanies, $12 Oklahoma-themed shirts and $5 scarves, co-owner Sherry Jones said. Burlap Buffalo is celebrating its first anniversary. “The community has been really supportive,” Jones said. At Goldie Marie’s Boutique, 805…

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Donut Man and his faithful companion delight taste buds in Mustang

By Chris Eversole Christopher Nick used to draw illustrations. Now he draws a crowd. Nick switched careers, moving from the financial ups and downs of an illustrator of books, games and other material to the dependable life of running a food truck. Not just any food truck, but the Donut Man truck that he rotates…

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OKC police chase ends in Yukon

A police chase that began in Oklahoma City early Wednesday ended in Yukon after authorities said the driver of a fled into a nearby neighborhood. The chase began shortly after 8 a.m. when the driver, identified as Lance Sherwood, allegedly stole a vehicle from a Lyft driver, according to Oklahoma City police. The vehicle’s owner,…

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‘We’re gonna do what they say can’t be done’

Cautious optimism has turned into reality for a Southwest Covenant football team playing for a state title, Friday. All season, coaches and players have expressed the opinion there weren’t many teams better than themselves in the state. Now, it’s down to two. Tipton (10-2) and Southwest Covenant (12-0) will face off at Southwestern Oklahoma State…

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West bound, semi-final down

Southwest Covenant made their own history as the final seconds ticked off the board Friday night at Northwestern Oklahoma State College. In its relatively short history as a football school, the Patriots (12-0) had never made a state championship game. That changed with their 42-20 victory over No. 1 ranked Buffalo (12-1). The 22-point win…

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Annual Toy Shoppe prepares for season

For Jim Poe, it is all about the children. It’s all about making sure the children of Eastern Canadian County have toys under their trees on Christmas Day. Poe, who heads Santa’s Toy Shoppe, said the organization dates to at least 2001, with the goal of providing toys to children in Yukon, Mustang, Piedmont and…

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Small Business Saturday a success

By Chris Eversole Business was booming in Yukon on Small Business Saturday. “Stores were swamped, and business owners told me that it was one of the best days they ever had,” Yukon Chamber of Commerce CEO Pam Shelton said. “Some said they were up 25 percent from last year. The good weather certainly helped.” Participation…

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CV Tech doubling campus on Czech Hall Road

By Chris Eversole, staff writer Health careers training is Canadian Valley Technology Center’s fastest growing program, and it’s responding by building a 64,000-square-foot addition to its Dr. Earl Cowan Campus. The addition will more than double the size of the campus, which is now houses in a 54,000-square-foot building at the corner of Czech Hall…

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Behind the scenes part 3

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Mustang News was allowed to shadow the athletic department three weeks ago as it prepared for the home football game. We will detail what we witnessed as the staff prepared for game time. All of the work done earlier in the week leads to Friday night. But, first, a lot of preparation…

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Four Star Fitness ready to make impact in Mustang

Nestled in between Tractor Supply and The Vine could be a new cornerstone of the Mustang community. Four Star Fitness recently opened its doors to the public with plans to set themselves apart to the local competition. This will be the gym’s fourth location in the metro area, with others in Oklahoma City and Edmond.…

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What’s next for Mustang football coaching staff?

With the news of Jeremy Dombek’s resignation as the head football coach at Mustang High School, next came what does the future hold for the coaching staff? Athletic Director Robert Foreman had meetings with the staff last Wednesday and informed the staff the ultimate decision will be up to the next coach. “Moving forward those…

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OHP to be on high alert over Thanksgiving travel days

Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol will make their presence known  on Interstate 40 over the Thanksgiving holiday travel days. OHP will be participating in their sixth year of the “I-40 Challenge,” per a facebook post.   The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is joining the Tennessee Highway Patrol in their 6th annual “I-40 Challenge” traffic safety…

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Patriots put on a show against Tyrone

Southwest Covenant made a statement with a big victory over Tyrone Friday. The Patriots (11-0) proved they were a power in the playoffs, defeating the Bobcats (8-3) 56-16 in the second round. Though Southwest Covenant hung half-a-hundred on their opponent, it was their defense that made the biggest play. Tyrone fumbled the ball nine times…

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Yukon foundation honors grant recipients

Thirty Yukon educators left the annual Yukon Public School Foundation for Excellence banquet Thursday as happy campers. The teachers were honored with grants of up to $1,000 during the event. The money will be used for special projects that help draw students into the classroom. The recipients were notified last month, but received certificates during…

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White defeats Red in annual Red/White dual

Several Millers retired helmets for singlets and made their debut on the wrestling mat Thursday night. Yukon hosted its annual red and white inter-squad match in preparation for the start of the regular season.  For many former football players this was their first time to see competition in the preseason. “(I really liked) getting those…

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Yukon Millers Football Player of the Year: Owen Olsen

Two-way players are hard to find in this era of high school football. Many times in today’s game, a high school player will pick one side of the ball and pick one position and focus on that and that alone. It takes a special kind of young man to be willing to play on both…

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Southwest Covenant Football Player of the Year: Trevor Kelly

You like points in football? You like production in all facets of the game? You might want to go see Southwest Covenant senior Trevor Kelly play, as he winds down his career for the Patriots. Kelly is a starting running back, defensive back and return specialist for Southwest Covenant and had led the Patriots to…

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Yukon’s Tom Thomas honored as county’s Veteran of the Year

Tom Thomas said he was surprised last week to learn that he is this year’s Yukon Veteran of the Year for Canadian County. Thomas was one of seven county veterans who were honored Sunday during the annual Veterans Day ceremonies, which were held in El Reno. Karen Nance, the executive director of the El Reno…

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Yukon resident looks to educate youth on veterans with World War II vehicle

Since he was a young boy, Russ Huffman has loved military vehicles. Sunday, he was able to share his newly purchased M3 Halftrack tank with others in Canadian County who took part in the Veterans Day Parade in El Reno. Huffman, of Yukon, purchased the M3 Halftrack in late September and had it delivered Oct.…

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Patriots look to stay hot in second round

There is just a brief window of opportunity for celebration in the playoffs. Southwest Covenant took home a big win over Sasakwa Friday 48-0 by mercy rule. The excitement and allure of winning a playoff game was present in the huddle after the game but it quickly went away by Monday. The Patriots began preparing…

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Area News

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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Area Sports

Bailey receives $137,500 in settlement with Mustang Public Schools

In a settlement between Mustang Public Schools and fired Mustang Public Schools Athletic Director Chester “Chuck” Bailey Jr., the school district agreed to pay Bailey $137,500. The agreement was reached in principal at a settlement conference at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Oklahoma City on Nov. 2, and the settlement agreement was filed Nov. 14.…

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