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City’s mayor, Councilman to seek re-election

By Carolyn Cole
Published on November 29, 2008

Ward 1 Councilman Jay Adams and Mayor Jeff Landrith will seek re-election to Mustang City Council, while Ward 3 Councilman Scott Gibson has until Wednesday to make up his mind.

The filing period for the seats opens at 8 a.m. Monday and continues through 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Canadian County Election Board in El Reno.

If necessary, a primary election will be held Feb. 10 with a general election on April 7. Mustang City Council terms are three years long.

Santa’s Toy Shoppe may face greater need this Christmas

By Carolyn Cole
Published on November 29, 2008

This year’s shaky economy could mean almost 2,000 Eastern Canadian County children would go without Christmas gifts if it wasn’t for Santa’s Toy Shoppe.

Donations from Mustang, Yukon and Piedmont residents last year ensured 900 children had presents under their Christmas trees, President Jim Poe said. This year volunteers are expecting that need to grow to between 1,500 and 2,000 children.

Growing a garden

By Carolyn Cole
Published on November 29, 2008

Volunteers are needed to plant Mustang community garden’s roots Thursday — to write a charter, create rules and plan this year’s crops.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the old city police and fire station in the 500 block of West state Highway 152 in the Kiwanis room.

Days before Thanksgiving, organizer Don Beighle received a signed lease for two plots of land from local developers and bothers Gary and Dale Owens.

Illness leads scientist to leave cutting edge research

By Carolyn Cole
Published on November 29, 2008

Pneumonia hospitalized Anne Mayes for weeks and as the scientist fought for her life — it was a wake-up call.

While her mind raced toward her breaking-edge polymer research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduate students, who depended on her instruction and guidance, her body could no longer keep up with the pace.

Board member to step down from district post

By Carolyn Cole
Published on November 27, 2008

Tony Ellison announced this week he does not plan to seek re-election to Mustang School Board seat 4, which he has held for seven years.

Filing for the seat starts at 8 a.m. Monday and continues through 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Canadian County Election Board in El Reno.

Ellison said he decided against another run because his businesses are taking more of his time. He owns United Trenching and a company dealing in oil field materials.

Giving thanks

By Carolyn Cole
Published on November 27, 2008

Sgt. Kenneth Allsen stripped off his desert fatigue jacket and buttoned up a Cub Scout den leader shirt before hugging his son Blayne with tears gleaming in his eyes.

After a year away with the Oklahoma Army National Guard, Allsen and his family celebrated his return with Cub Scout Pack 398 of Mustang, which they called their second family.

Family Video to raise curtain on new location

By Carolyn Cole
Published on November 27, 2008

Family Video is set to open in Mustang later this week less than seven months after another movie rental shop shuttered its doors.

The Mustang store is the 11th Family Video location to open in Oklahoma in 2008, and Regional Manager Shawn Krisher said the company has plans for another 10 Sooner locations in 2009, starting with a Yukon shop.

Rising stars - Local pair gets starring roles in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

By Carolyn Cole
Published on November 27, 2008

Mustang High School students Ty Fanning and Devon Hannaford will take the stage Friday night in lead roles in the Reduxion Theater’s “Romeo and Juliet” in Oklahoma City.

Obituaries for November 27, 2008

Madeline Jewell Lowe
Graveside services for Madeline Jewell Lowe, 87, were held Wednesday at Resurrection Cemetery in Oklahoma City, under direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.

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