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Obituaries for January 31, 2008

Dustin Ryan Treadway

Dustin Ryan Treadway, Piedmont resident, passed away Jan. 26, 2008, at the age of 19. Dustin was born Jan. 13, 1989, to Terry Walter Treadway and Lori Ann (Worthy) Treadway. He was raised in Mustang and later moved to Piedmont where he was a senior at Piedmont High School.

Wildfire near Bridge Creek sparks task force action

By Carolyn Cole
Published on January 31, 2008

Eighteen Canadian County firefighters answered Bridge Creek’s call for help Tuesday as 50 mph winds fanned a grass fire in the community.

Chamber throws support behind bond issues passage

By Traci Chapman
Published on January 31, 2008

Proposed Czech Hall Road improvements and a new baseball complex found a booster in the Mustang Chamber of Commerce after the group’s board of directors passed a resolution supporting both general bond issues late last week.

Chamber President Chad Fulton said the resolution signals the board’s “unanimous support” for both issues, which will be decided in an April 1 election.

County bridges ‘deficient’

By Carolyn Cole
Published on January 31, 2008

Almost one-fourth of Oklahoma’s bridges are considered functionally obsolete or structurally deficient, a transportation official told Mustang business leaders.
Thirty-six of those bridges are in Canadian County, and many of them are located along Interstate 40.

Living life on screen

By Carolyn Cole
Published on January 31, 2008

A dozen Oklahomans struggling to find health care call Mustang-area resident Reggie Cervantes-Miller each week, hoping she can help them.

Like her, many of them have lost a job because they are too sick to work, which cuts off their health insurance coverage and puts their ability to pay for necessary treatments and their lives in jeopardy.

“It’s demoralizing to me because there is nothing I can do,” she said.

Obituaries for January 24, 2008

Robert Dewey Keen

Funeral services for Robert Dewey Keen, 79, were held Friday at Grace Assembly of God Church in Oklahoma City with burial in Chapel Hill Memory Gardens. Services were under direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.

Mr. Keen died Jan. 15 at his home in Mustang. He was born May 29, 1928, in Carter. He spent a short time in the Carter/Retrop area before moving with his family to Oklahoma City in 1936.

State’s economy gives hope

By Carolyn Cole
Published on January 24, 2008

A Mustang school official remained optimistic this week regarding Oklahoma’s economy and tax revenue to fund education, despite a rough ride for investors on the U.S. stock market.

Oklahoma tax revenue collected for December broke a trend of below average collections seen for October and November, which had concerned Mustang School District officials, Superintendent Karl Springer said.

“I don’t think we are out of the woods yet,” he said. “I am feeling better about the state’s economy than two months ago.”

Taste of ‘Lagniappe’

By Daniel Lapham
Published on January 24, 2008

Canadian County is about to get “a little something extra” from the Youth and Family Services staff at the seventh annual Lagniappe Dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 1 at Festivities.

Tracy Baustert, YFS assistant director, said this year’s fundraising dinner and auction will be the highlight of the year for everyone who has helped support the organization. This marks the first Cajun feast since the organization moved to its new facilities east of El Reno on state Highway 66.

Adams looks to answer bond issue questions

By Traci Chapman
Published on January 24, 2008

Looking to “avoid past mistakes,” Ward 1 Councilman Jay Adams gave a presentation to Positive Posse Tuesday outlining the general obligation bond proposals that will be decided in an April 1 vote.

‘We can buy anything we want in Mustang...’

By Carolyn Cole
Published on January 24, 2008

Mustang’s Michael Snowden worked more than two decades as an undercover drug enforcement agent, but he says none of the arrests made a difference.

“As scary as it sounds, give me 24 hours and a couple of undercovers, and we can buy heroin in Mustang,” he told parents. “We can buy anything we want in Mustang, Oklahoma, Canadian County.”

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