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Quick, quiet new Mustang power plant takes off

By Chris Eversole With U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas at his side, OG&E’s CEO Sean Trauschke clicked a mouse and turned on the Rolls Royce of power generation Friday. Within 10 minutes, the Rolls Royce engine that powers one of seven new generators at Oklahoma Gas and Electric’s Mustang Energy Center was quietly humming. “Being able…

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Rosino defeats Vincent in Senate District 45 race

By Chris Eversole Republican Paul Rosino defeated Democrat Steven Vincent in the Oklahoma Senate District 45 special election Tuesday – keeping the legislative seat in Republican hands. Rosino won 57 percent to 43 percent. He received 2,817 votes to Vincent’s 2,144. Turnout was light, with only 4,961 votes cast in the district. “I was never…

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Rep. Osborn urges candidates for her seat to step forward

By Chris Eversole State Rep. Leslie Osborn, a Republican from Mustang, said Monday she hopes a strong candidate comes forward to fill her seat. Osborn is not running reelection so that she can seek the position of Oklahoma labor commissioner. “We need people from the real world to run for office,” she said. More reasonable…

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Paranormal enthusiasts explore Mustang haunts

By Chris Eversole They’re not exactly ghost busters. A group of Mustang and Yukon paranormal enthusiasts sees itself as educators. “I want people to know about the paranormal so they don’t break into structures they believe are haunted,” said Tanya McCoy, the founder of the Oklahoma Paranormal Society. “A house you may think is haunted…

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National Honor Society recognizes scholarship and other strengths

By Faith DeSplinter, Intern Each year Mustang High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society inducts new members from the sophomore, junior and senior class. Inductees must maintain at least a 3.8 weighted GPA, and a faculty committee select them based on scholarship, leadership, service, and character. After being inducted, students must complete community service…

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New director Slupe enjoys being face of the library

By Chris Eversole Julie Slupe was working at the Mustang Library before becoming its director in August, and she has 11 years of experience as a media specialist at Mustang Trails Elementary School, She now sees Mustang from a new vantage point. “I go to a lot more meetings, both within city government and within…

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Wildhorse Gardens & Market concludes season

By Chris Eversole Saturday was the final sale day of year for Wildhorse Gardens & Market. The organization hold a farmers market on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings during the summer and through the end of September. Its 30 volunteers grow produce on a plot of ground that the City of Mustang provides. City landscaping…

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Businesses donate to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

By Chris Eversole Area stores are donating large amounts of food to Mustang-based Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, helping feed a growing number of people in need. Volunteers from Loaves & Fishes regularly pick up unsold food from Walmart and Cash Saver in Mustang and from Starbucks in Yukon. Starbucks in Mustang will join in…

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Mustang Drug makes impact in community

By Chris Eversole Mustang Drug has gotten off to a running start since opening at 103 E. State Highway 152. Many people are pleased that the independent pharmacy offers compounding, said manager and co-owner Selma Alami. They also appreciate the customer service. “We’re just like the chain drug stores in what we have available, but…

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