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Obituaries for February 16, 2008

Agnes Simmons

Funeral services for Agnes Elizabeth Simmons, 77, were held Friday at The Bridge AG Church in Mustang with burial in Resthaven Memory Gardens in Oklahoma City. Services are under direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.

Step by step for a cause - Former NFL great takes a walk ... across the U.S.

By Traci Chapman
Published on February 18, 2008

A coast-to-coast journey to raise funds for 9/11 first responders came to Canadian County on Thursday.

Former New York Giants defensive end George Martin trekked down state Highway 152 fighting a brisk wind and “some pretty heavy traffic,” as he walked through Mustang and into Union City. The former defensive end wasn’t on any “stroll through the park,” but rather an effort that he said has become a “driving force” of his life.

Planning OKs well site permits despite concerns

By Traci Chapman
Published on February 18, 2008

The Mustang Planning Commission approved two well permits Tuesday, despite concerns voiced by nearby residents about the drilling.

The wells will be operated by Linn Operating and Chesapeake Energy and are located on property adjacent to the Carroll Acres subdivision. The affected neighbors are along East Karen Terrace; the proposed well sites are located on two pieces of property, one owned by Louis Krivanek and his sister, Laverne Krivanek, and the other by Maxine Grider.

Bridge AG’s ongoing mission trip touching generations in Mexico

By Carolyn Cole
Published on February 18, 2008

Mustang teen Kayla Adams and her friends made thousands of balloon animals until their fingers cracked and bled.

When the children in Puebla, Mexico, grinned and asked for one more to give to their mother, she said her pain melted away.

“They were so happy, and they were really loving,” Kayla said of the children she met during a mission trip with The Bridge Assembly of God. “They would hug you constantly, they would tell you they loved you and that you were beautiful. They were so grateful to see you.”

School costs rise as nutrition climbs in MSD student meals

By Carolyn Cole
Published on February 18, 2008

Serving healthier foods in Mustang’s school cafeterias is costing the district more, but officials said it’s not because children aren’t filling their plates.

Ready to help - Grant opens door for counselors to aid youth in substance abuse fight

By Carolyn Cole
Published on February 18, 2008

A youth initiative targeted at preventing alcohol and drug use will be launched in Mustang in March.

A leadership club of Mustang High School students would be created in the Too Much to Lose, or 2M2L, initiative, said Jamie Pacific, prevention officer at Red Rock Behavioral Health Services.

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