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The pills are not your master

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By Shane Smith El Reno Tribune The reports are constant. Another overdose from prescription pain pills. In Oklahoma, one person dies every day from overdoses. That number grows to 115 people per day when the entire nation is counted. Red Rock Behavioral Health, with offices in El Reno and Yukon, is one of many organizations…

Yukon library’s summer reading program rocked, officials say

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From crawly bugs to painted rocks, the Mabel C. Fry Library was teeming with children over the summer. Libarian Sara Schieman said this year’s summer reading program rocked. Literally. This year’s theme was “Libraries Rock,” and part of that meant bringing in a geologist to talk about the earth and various types of rocks. Teens…

Yukon family opens entertainment venue for small children

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Having four grandchildren under the age of two proved to be the motivation for an area family to team with their daughter to open their new business in Yukon. Murray’s Play Place and Party Room will celebrate its opening on Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and then will formally open to the public on Saturday,…

Yukon teachers, staff return to class

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The sounds of the cheers echoed through the Yukon High School gymnasium Monday as more than 800 employees officially began the 2018-19 school year. The Yukon School District’s annual welcome-back breakfast drew new teachers preparing for their first day in class to at least two others who have more than four decades of teaching experience.…

Advocate suggests delaying pot vote to 2020

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Russell Moore says he wouldn’t be overly disappointed if a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana did not make the 2018 general election ballot. He’d prefer that it be on the ballot in 2020. That way, Moore said, Oklahomans could see that legalizing marijuana is not going to harm the state. Moore, who is a proponent…

Southwest Covenant volleyball grabs second in Clinton tourney

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The Southwest Covenant volleyball team continued its strong start to the season over the weekend with a runner-up finish at the Clinton tournament. The Patriots went 4-1 in the event and sit at 5-1 overall. Southwest Covenant opened the tournament with a loss to Oklahoma Christian in two sets. The Patriots dropped the opening set…

Aydan Howard brings home array of achievements

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By Brody Feldmann Yukon native Aydan Howard traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, to compete in the Junior Olympics swimming meet. Howard qualified for 13 events in weeks leading up to the trip. The all-business family trip to Iowa ended with Howard returning to Oklahoma with 11 awards, five bronze medals and six top-16 finishes. “It…

Yukon volleyball earns third in rugged Norman tourney

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In a hard-fought two days at Norman High School, the Yukon volleyball team took third place in a tournament loaded with strong competition. The Millerettes finished with a record of 3-2 in the event and had an overall mark of 3-3 following the weekend. Yukon earned three wins against Bixby, Moore and Carl Albert and…

Yukon softball impresses in Broken Arrow tournament

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It didn’t take long for the Yukon softball team to right the ship after suffering a season-opening loss last week to Blanchard. The Millerettes responded with a 5-1 performance in the two-day Broken Arrow tournament over the  weekend and took second place. Following the tournament, Yukon had a record of 5-2. The Millerettes beat tournament…

Yukon, Mustang schools drive surge in home building

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By Chris Eversole Building is booming in the Mustang and Yukon school districts, with starter homes predominating. Building within the 12 square miles of the city of Mustang illustrates the trend. Building permits within the Mustang city limits totaled 196 from July 2017 through June 2018, more than doubling the 82 building permits from July…

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