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Center officials push for $1.5 million expansion

By Traci Chapman
Published on June 5, 2008

Staff “crammed in everywhere” at the Gary E. Miller Canadian County Children’s Justice Center could see some relief, as officials moved forward Monday with plans to expand the facility.

Wheat harvest to get cracking - Area farmers prepare to bring in crop as June heats up

By Carolyn Cole
Published on June 5, 2008

Several Canadian County farmers anxious to start harvest cut the first paths in their wheat fields Monday to be turned away at the grain elevator.

Most of the grain hauled in to the Banner Co-Op Monday afternoon was too damp to be stored, worker Betty Weach said. The grains measured a 14 percent or higher humidity, when the highest the elevator can store is 13 percent.

Officially she said the harvest has started and expected to receive more farmers hauling in grain Tuesday.

Utility rate increase flushed

By Traci Chapman
Published on June 5, 2008

A proposed water and wastewater fee increase was shutoff Tuesday when City Council members chose to ignore the request in the 2008-2009 budget.

Ward 1 Councilman Jay Adams said the Council “refused” to consider the 3.5 percent increase, which city staff said they proposed to cut financial losses. The estimated $16.9 million budget was approved unanimously.

Candidates file papers to seek area offices

By Traci Chapman
Published on June 5, 2008

Candidates officially lined up this week for the chance to be considered by voters in four upcoming county races.

As of press time, 13 candidates had filed to vie for the top jobs in the sheriff’s, county clerk’s and court clerk’s offices and to become the next District 2 County Commissioner.

City’s social host law remains unused weapon in police arsenal

By Carolyn Cole
Published on June 5, 2008

Mustang police have made no arrests under the city’s social host ordinance, which was adopted almost a year ago to target underage drinking.

Two people were arrested in separate social host incidents in Yukon, which adopted a similar ordinance a few weeks after Mustang’s Council approved it.

Obituaries for June 5, 2008

Betty Caves
Funeral services for Betty I. Caves, 76, were held Monday at Tuttle Christian Church with burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Services were under direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.
Mrs. Caves died May 29 at Odyssey House. She was born Oct. 22, 1931, in Bridgecreek and grew up in the Bridgecreek/Tuttle communities. She was a resident of Arbor House in Mustang and member of Tuttle Christian Church.

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