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City Council weighs utility rate boost

By Traci Chapman
Published on May 15, 2008

Mustang residents could face a utility rate increase, as city officials try to “even the playing field” between rising costs to provide water and sewer services, and stagnant revenues.

The 3.5-percent increase proposed by staff to City Council is needed, officials said, to allow the city to meet actual expenses incurred in providing the services, as well as make needed repairs to its aging infrastructure.

Echoes in time - Winds fail to keep spirit at bay with annual fort tour

By Traci Chapman
Published on May 15, 2008

The history of Fort Reno came alive during its annual Candlelight Tour Saturday, despite the fact high winds kept the candles from burning.

“We had a great turnout and were happy with the revenue, but we had to move a few things around because of the temperature drop,” organizer Jessica Wells said. “The only thing that really disappointed me was the fact we couldn’t keep the candles (lining the walkways) and lanterns lit — it was really ethereal last year to look out over the grounds at that.”

Jail proposal cuffed by voters

By Traci Chapman
Published on May 15, 2008

Voters slammed the door shut Tuesday on a sales tax increase designed to fund a new jail in Canadian County.

The proposal was defeated by a wide margin, with 2,985 voters, or 69.32 percent, rejecting the proposal, and 1,321, or 30.68 percent, voting “yes” on the measure.

Obituaries for May 15, 2008

Sybil Joan Weedon
Funeral services for Sybil Joan Weedon, 78, were held Saturday at Canadian Valley Baptist Church in Yukon. Burial followed at 3 p.m. in the Sunnyside Cemetery in Vici. Services were under the direction of Yanda and Son Funeral Home, Yukon.

Mrs. Weedon died Wednesday in Yukon. She was born Jan. 4, 1930, in Vici. She moved to Yukon in 1976 where she was an active member of Canadian Valley Baptist Church. She was also co-owner of Frontier Logging Corporation in Oklahoma City.

Board agrees to dive into swim team idea

By Carolyn Cole
Published on May 15, 2008

Mustang will hire a coach to build the fledgling team after school board members approved the creation of an swimming program Monday night.

Athletic Director Mike Clark told concerned parents in March he wanted to make sure existing sports teams were supported before stretching the district’s limited resources thinner. After talking with high school and middle school coaches, he told school board members Monday he believes there is room for a Mustang swim team.

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