E.I.Hillin

Proposed liquor laws won’t pay out for small businesses

By E.I. Hillin For more than 25 years Harry Weatherford and his family have run the liquor store on the corner of Morgan Road and State Highway 152. He said although the Oklahoma state liquor laws may have seemed outdated, they are unique in the way they promote small, family-owned businesses. “If you stop and…

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Agape House Berry Farm

By E.I. Hillin On South Czech Hall Road, past the train tracks, visitors can find long rows of what the Colston family describes as fruits of the spirit, the kind you can eat. Leslie Wakefield brought her family to Agape House Berry Farm for the first time to pick strawberries. She said she was impressed…

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Deputy of the Year

by E.I. Hillin Making sure the county is void of illegal dump sites of trash and hazardous waste materials is Deputy Jacob Briggs’ job, but his love is serving the people. “What better way to help your community than law enforcement,” he said. “I get to be that guy that people can call and count…

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My Computer Bytes

By E.I. Hillin Bill Hicks, CEO of My Computer Bytes, said he started working with computers in the early 1990s. Eventually working with computers would lead him to a career in information technology. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional and in 2010 he started an IT company out of his car. “It started out as…

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Relay For Life

By E.I. Hillin Nathan Borseth knew he wanted to participate in Relay For Life during his senior year. What he didn’t know, was cancer was about to strike close to home. “I knew I wanted to be a leader because last year’s leaders all graduated,” he said. Borseth, a senior at Mustang High School, signed…

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Residents voice concerns over rezoning of property

By E.I. Hillin Residents of Cottonwood Terrace, an east Mustang neighborhood, are concerned what the rezoning of a property next to theirs could lead to in the future. The property, owned by Harry Weatherford and Josephine Weatherford, is located at 150 N. Morgan Road and 1711 ½ E. State Highway 152. It is a total…

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OKC denies de-annexation proposal

by E.I. Hillin Oklahoma City councilmembers voted on Tuesday to deny an application to de-annex a two-mile portion south of Mustang. The area proposed is south of S.W. 89th Street, east of South Mustang Road, west of South Sara Road, and north of S.W. 119th Street abutting the City of Mustang.  Mustang City Manager Tim…

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MPS students reach BEAST Week goal, break record

By E.I. Hillin As students unveiled the total contributions from the Broncos Empowering A Society Together fundraiser on Friday, a sense of pride swept the audience. In less than two weeks, students and faculty raised $35,021. During the King and Queen of Hearts Assembly, MHS students and faculty gathered in the Event Center in anticipation…

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Community members play cards for a cause

Sounds of friendly chatter, rolling dice, and shuffling cards filled the church gymnasium at the First Church of Nazarene, 525 E. Main St., on Friday at the Card Playing Benefit for Compassionate Hands. “It’s a reunion of sorts,” said Thomas Buckley or “Pastor T” as many know him. “They pay to play and we feed…

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Area officials speak at 2017 Legislative Breakfast

Four elected officials spoke on Tuesday morning during the 2017 Legislative Breakfast at the Mustang Town Center, 1201 N. Mustang Road. The event, sponsored by Mustang Chamber of Commerce, the City of Mustang, and Mustang Public Schools, was an informative discussion about current state politics and issues affecting the community in the upcoming legislative session.…

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