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Troops return to Mustang from tour of duty in Afghanistan

About 70 soldiers returned home Friday to the Army National Guard armory in Mustang, after serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan. They were welcomed home by their families and friends, along with elected officials, including Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, Sens. Ron Justice and James Lankford, as well as Mustang City Manager Tim Rooney and Mustang Fire Chief Carl Hickman. See the full story of what these soldiers went through and what their next steps are, in next Thursday’s edition of the Mustang News.

Matt Montgomery/Mustang News About 70 soldiers returned to the Mustang armory Friday morning, after serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan. They were welcomed by families, friends, dignitaries and elected officials.

Matt Montgomery/Mustang News
About 70 soldiers returned to the Mustang armory Friday morning, after serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan. They were welcomed by families, friends, dignitaries and elected officials.

Matt Montgomery/Mustang News Spec. Justin Harper holds his baby girl, Paisley. Harper reunited with his daughter and family after returning home from Afghanistan Friday to the Mustang armory. Harper and his family are from Rush Springs.
Matt Montgomery/Mustang News
Spec. Justin Harper holds his baby girl, Paisley. Harper reunited with his daughter and family after returning home from Afghanistan Friday to the Mustang armory. Harper and his family are from Rush Springs.

 

OETA documentary to feature Mustang mural artist

OETA to premiere a documentary tonight, showcasing public art and Mustang artist Rick Sinnett. He recently completed this mural titled, 'This Land,' on a silo, in downtown Oklahoma City.

OETA is set to premiere a documentary tonight, showcasing public art and Mustang artist Rick Sinnett. He recently completed this mural on a downtown silo, titled, ‘This Land.’

OETA will premiere “Art For The Public,” a documentary about public art in Oklahoma, showcasing Mustang artist Rick Sinnett, tonight, Thursday, Jan. 8. Sinnett recently completed a wall mural on the side of the downtown silo, converted into a rock-climbing gym. The show will air at 7 p.m., on OETA.

Mark Wayne McClure

Mark Wayne McClure, age 47, died Friday, March 21, 2014 at his home in Mustang after a sudden illness.

Mark Wayne McClure

He was born Jan. 4, 1967 in Guymon, Okla. to Bert and LaDonna (Harvey) McClure. He grew up in Pampa, Texas and moved to Mustang in 2004. A truck driver by trade, Mark drove several years for Yellow Freight before he retired due to disability. He loved to fish and ride motorcycles.

He was preceded in death by his father and is survived by his mother, LaDonna McClure of Edmond; his wife Angela of the home; two sons, Ross Earl McClure of Newcastle and Donald Tristyn McClure of the home; two daughters, Albany Kay McClure and Alexis Jayde McClure, both of the home. Also by two brothers, Larry McClure and wife Melissa of Edmond and Bert Wade McClure and wife Sue Ann of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Eyvonne Franco of Newcastle and Charmane McDade and husband James of Newcastle.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 25 in the Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service, with interment following in Red Hill Cemetery under the direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com