NEWS - CITY
MONTHS OF HARD WORK TO SHINE IN SHOW RING
2011-08-25 11:00:34
Mustang teens have spent months feeding, caring for and exercising their hogs, sheep, cattle and goa... read more
WORSHIP ARTIST TO LIFT VOICE FOR LOCAL BOY
2011-08-18 11:20:15
World-renowned worship artist Jason Upton will come to Mustang later this month to help a 3-year-old... read more
CHURCH PROGRAM PUTTING FOOD ON TABLE FOR 200 HOMES
2011-08-11 09:56:21
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry volunteers started with just a trickle of families needing help. In th... read more
COUNCIL GREEN-LIGHTS PARKING LOT NEAR HIGH SCHOOL
2011-08-06 12:03:49
City Council members gave the green light this week to building a private parking lot near Mustang H... read more
CHURCH PUTS WORDS INTO DEEDS TO HELP OTHERS
2011-08-04 11:12:03
Every Clear Springs Free Will Baptist Church member set out Sunday to help their neighbors and to pr... read more
CURFEW LAW REMAINS ON THE BOOKS
2011-07-30 10:46:25
Teens sneaking out to meet friends for adventure while parents snooze on unaware can be the building... read more
AREA EMERGENCY ROOM FLOODED WITH WAVES OF HEAT-RELATED CASES
2011-07-30 10:46:25
Local emergency room doctors are seeing more patients coming to them extremely dehydrated, suffering... read more
COUNCILWOMAN QUESTIONS USING CITY OFFICERS ON SCHOOL CAMPUSES
2011-07-28 11:14:13
A City Council member questioned if police officers' presence on local campuses is straining the for... read more
POLICE CAPTAIN STEPPING DOWN FRIDAY
2011-07-23 13:43:59
Capt. Willard James will retire Friday after 22 years on the Mustang Police Department. A retiremen... read more
AREA MAN KEEPS ON (FOOD) TRUCKING
2011-07-23 13:43:59
Alan “Wild Al” Bouda heard Mustang and Yukon city councils' message loud and clear — No parking. No ... read more
OKLAHOMA CITY: CITIES UNDER MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTION
2011-07-19 18:04:41
Mustang and Oklahoma City residents were put back under a mandatory outdoor watering restriction Wed... read more
EVEN WITH WATER RESTRICTIONS LIFTED, OFFICIALS ASK RESIDENTS TO CONSERVE
2011-07-16 16:30:24
Oklahoma City lifted its mandatory water restriction after three days on Thursday afternoon, and Mus... read more
SCHOOL BOARD BUYS HISTORIC METHODIST CHURCH
2011-07-16 16:30:24
Mustang School District paid $150,000 for a piece of land containing the historic old Methodist chur... read more
MUSTANG AMONG CITIES HIT WITH WATER RESTRICTIONS
2011-07-14 15:36:32
Pond water may be used to keep Mustang city soccer and softball fields green while the city remains ... read more
COUNCIL OKS SECOND-CHANCE FIREWORKS DAY
2011-07-09 11:25:18
Residents with a stockpile of unused fireworks will get a second chance to legally light their fuses... read more
SCHOOL PARKING VENTURE CLEARS PLANNING COMMISSION
2011-07-02 12:10:03
A plan to build a private parking facility near Mustang High School cleared a hurdle this week as th... read more
COUNCIL PUTS UP CASH FOR SIGN; FUNDS $12,000 SHORT OF GOAL
2011-07-05 12:08:23
A push to raise money to pay for a new digital sign in Wild Horse Park got a boost Thursday as City ... read more
BOIL ORDER ISSUED
2011-06-26 17:36:34
BREAKING NEWS – WATER BOIL ORDER SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011 By Brett Jones An emergency boil order was is... read more
FIREFIGHTERS PREPARING FOR ANNUAL -- BUT BEANLESS -- SUPPER
2011-06-16 11:28:21
Mustang firefighters are dropping their signature dish for their 42nd supper, the first without bean... read more
PISTOLS AND PEARLS GO THROUGH THEIR PACES FOR TELEVISION
2011-06-16 11:28:21
Young riders with the Pistols and Pearls drill team have stars in their eyes. The girls galloped off... read more
DISTRICT BALKS AT LEASING BUSES TO CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
2011-06-16 11:28:21
Mustang School Board members failed to approve Monday night city officials' request to lease buses, ... read more
CITY HIRES EL RENO OFFICIAL FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT POST
2011-06-16 11:28:21
An El Reno city official was chosen Monday to lead Mustang's community development efforts. Robert ... read more
LIBRARY GROUP AUCTION CHESAPEAKE BOATHOUSE SPACE
2011-06-11 13:25:41
The Friends of the Mustang Public Library are auctioning a gift certificate for the Chesapeake Boath... read more
SHELTER ISSUE MAY SWAY APPROACH TO POSSIBLE BOND ISSUE
2011-06-11 13:25:41
Controversy over a lack of public storm shelters could lead city officials in a new direction when c... read more
NEW CHIEF BRINGS WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE TO POST, CITY MANAGER SAYS
2011-06-11 13:25:41
The city of Mustang announced Tuesday a longtime Oklahoma City police officer has been hired as the ... read more
CHESAPEAKE BOATHOUSE EVENT SPACE BEING AUCTIONED TO BENEFIT LIBRARY
2011-06-07 10:03:11
The Friends of the Mustang Public Library are auctioning a gift certificate for the Chesapeake Boath... read more
POLICE BLOTTER FOR JUNE 2, 2011
2011-06-09 11:54:11
May 10 *A worker at a convenience store in the 100 block of North Czech Hall Road reported to polic... read more
POLICE CHIEF SEARCH NOT FINISHED, CITY MANAGER SAYS
2011-06-09 11:54:11
A search for a new Mustang police chief could be complete in 30 days, but no candidate has been hire... read more
VETERANS HONORED DURING WIND-WHIPPED MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES
2011-06-09 11:54:11
Ret. Brigadier Gen. Pete Costilow grasped his notes in 40-mph winds Monday as he prepared to address... read more
CAR CREATES TRAUMATIC WAKEUP CALL FOR LOCAL FAMILY
2011-06-09 11:54:11
Tire squealing woke Gene and Linda Vrenick, and then — boom. They felt their house shake as a car p... read more
POLICE BLOTTER FOR MAY 28, 2011
2011-05-28 15:08:33
May 10 *A worker at a convenience store in the 100 block of North Czech Hall Road reported to polic... read more
OFFICER CAPS OFF CAREER WITH FAREWELL PARTY
2011-05-28 15:08:33
Sgt. Pat Tyner laughed and shared memories Thursday with his Mustang police brothers as they celebra... read more
POLICE SEEK SUSPECTS IN ATTEMPTED ROBBERY
2011-05-27 16:26:05
Mustang police are looking for two people believed to be involved in an attempted robbery Thursday n... read more
CEREMONIES PLANNED FOR MEMORIAL DAY
2011-05-26 09:43:33
Mustang American Legion Post 353 members will hold three commemoration ceremonies Monday in honor of... read more
POLICE CHIEF: 'I LOST JOB FOR DOING NOTHING WRONG'
2011-05-26 09:43:33
When former Police Chief Monte James opened an email Friday, he had no idea the ax was about to fall... read more
CITY MANAGER FIRES POLICE CHIEF AFTER CHIEF REFUSES OPTION TO RESIGN
2011-05-26 09:43:33
Mustang Police Chief Monte James, a 31-year veteran of the department, was fired Monday by City Mana... read more
POLICE BLOTTER FOR MAY 21, 2011
2011-05-21 13:06:20
April 26 *A resident in the 800 block of West Forest Drive reported to police three men have harasse... read more
EVEN FALL DOESN'T KEEP COMPETITOR DOWN
2011-05-21 13:06:20
Tanner Flowers sprinted forward at the whistle, leaving the rest of the pack in his dust. He glanced... read more
MUSTANG MAN ON TRIAL IN FATHER'S DEATH
2011-05-21 13:06:20
A Mustang man pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity last week as he went on trial for a first-deg... read more
CITY SEEKS BIDS FOR PUBLIC WORKS
2011-05-21 13:06:20
Forty-one days remain until the city's decade-long contract with Severn Trent expires, and with time... read more
PARK’S HOWITZER REHABBED IN TIME FOR MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
2011-05-21 13:06:20
Children run straight for the American Legion's tracked artillery gun in Wild Horse Park, crawling o... read more
POLICE BLOTTER FOR MAY 19, 2011
2011-05-19 13:51:07
April 22 *Police received a call from a woman whispering into a cell phone that she needed help. She... read more
TOURNEY TO OPEN DISC COURSE
2011-05-19 13:51:07
Residents are invited to fling the first Frisbees in Mustang's first disc golf tournament Saturday a... read more
CORNABY WINS TOP HONOR IN CLASS OF 2011
2011-05-19 13:51:07
Top valedictorian Shauntel Cornaby will tell her classmates the future is theirs for the taking duri... read more
RASH OF AUTO BREAK-INS REPORTED IN CITY
2011-05-19 13:51:07
Thieves struck Mustang neighborhoods hard Friday and Sunday night taking more than $12,000 in proper... read more
VOLUNTEERS REACH GOAL ON TOWN CENTER DIGITAL SIGN
2011-05-19 13:51:07
A volunteer group that supports the Mustang Public Library announced Tuesday it has raised half the ... read more
HONOR FLIGHT GIVES MUSTANG VETERAN ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE
2011-05-14 13:34:06
Mustang resident Billy Owens wipes away the tears remembering dozens of people cheering, clapping an... read more
FIRST STRIKES HOME OF RECOVERING CHILD
2011-05-14 13:34:06
Mandy Caspers felt her home shake beneath her feet Wednesday when lightning struck her house. She wa... read more
SPORTS COMPLEX FIX MAY TAKE STEP FORWARD
2011-05-14 12:41:35
Plans to improve sports facilities at Wild Horse Park were resurrected last week as City Council mem... read more
SCHOOL'S FUNDRAISING TAKES 'DOLLARS-TO-DOUGHNUTS' APPROACH
2011-05-12 12:25:35
Golden Hall students have a challenge for their community — run one mile, chomp down four doughnuts ... read more
CORNABY WINS TOP HONOR IN CLASS OF 2011
CAROLYN COLE
Edition:Thursday, May 19, 2011

Top valedictorian Shauntel Cornaby will tell her classmates the future is theirs for the taking during commencement Friday night.
Mustang High School will graduate 526 seniors in the Class of 2011 during the ceremony. Graduation will start at 7 p.m. Friday at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman.
Class secretary Caitlyn Clark will lead reciting of the pledge, class vice president Tony Dillard will welcome friends and family to the ceremony and class president Elise Lopez will give the closing remarks. Cornaby will give the keynote address. She said she's a little nervous about speaking in front of an estimated 5,000 people.
She said she plans to touch on her class' history, but mostly graduation is about moving into a new chapter in life.
“Our decisions are ours to make now, both the mistakes we are bound to make and the victories we are destined to achieve,” she said. “I am optimistic and realistic at the same time. High school wasn't all wonderful. High school had some great memories, but it had its valleys as well. We learned from those.”
Because of those challenges, Cornaby said her classmates are prepared for the next part of their lives, whether that takes them to college, the armed services or the work force.
“We have had good experiences here, and we are ready for life,” she said
Cornaby's next step in life will come at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha where she plans to major in art and business. She said she wants to become a professional artist but hasn't settled on a specialty or medium.
“I will go wherever the jobs take me, as far as whether I go into the more traditional mediums like drawing or painting or whether I'll be advertising or Photoshop,” she said.
The business degree will come in handy in making budgets and marketing her work.
“Art is always expensive,” Cornaby said. “You have to know how to balance your finances between buying canvases and paints as well as how much money you are getting in.”
She said she's always been drawn to art and loves to read about artists and different styles. Teachers Gail Wilson and Vanessa McIntyre cleared the way so Cornaby could take Advanced Placement Art, which isn't ordinarily offered at MHS. She said creating her portfolio was tougher than she first expected.
If Cornaby had not taken AP Art, she wouldn't have had a high enough weighted grade point average to stay in the running for the top valedictorian honor.
“Art is my passion, but I don't think it is fair that I would have to give up being valedictorian to keep doing art,” she said. “If that's what it came down to I would have stayed in art, but I don't think people should have to make that choice. I really think it's unfair that four years of choir or four years of band doesn't get something, some sort of weighted GPA.”

Graduation
Senior sponsor Cathy Falkner said friends and family are encouraged to arrive early because security will be tight for the event. The doors will open at 6 p.m.
Security officers will check bags at the door and signs, confetti, silly string, balloons, glow sticks, balls, air horns and noise makers will be confiscated and not returned. Roller shoes, weapons, alcohol, tobacco, food and drinks are also banned.
Only graduates, faculty and authorized photographers will be allowed on the floor and in the tunnel.
While commencement is a celebration of seniors' accomplishments, Falkner said the evening is a respectful and dignified ceremony.
“I want it to be an occasion they (the seniors) will always remember, and the parents will be proud of what they see,” she said

Project Graduation
There is still time to donate or volunteer to help with Project Graduation.
It takes about 100 volunteers to put together Project Graduation, which is a giant all-night party for graduating seniors.
Project Graduation is the last hoorah of Mustang senior year where the Class of 2011 students will spend one more night together playing carnival games and bingo, barreling down inflatable slides and winning prizes. A caracture artist will sketch students, and a balloon artist will create funny hats, animals and flowers. A hynotist's show will wrap up the evening.
About 80 percent will attend Project Graduation. Seniors will meet in the MHS student parking lot at 10:30 p.m. Friday, load onto school buses and travel to Town Center. Project Graduation will wrap up about 5 a.m. Saturday morning.
In past years, Project Graduation has averaged about $50,000 in donations, including money, prizes and donated services. To help, call Jeff Vickers at 503-7704.

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