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Looking down the road - Mustang man building new life behind the microphone

By Traci Chapman
Published on June 7, 2008

Bob Deupree is following his heart, picking up his guitar and “living the life” of a professional musician.

“I’ve done lots of things over the years, but this is where I want to be,” he said. “My intention is just to do more and more music.”

Playing a mixture of his songs — which he describes as country and blues — and some old standards, Deupree said he has slowly evolved from a part-time writer to performing and looking down the road to a full-time career in music.

On an artistic journey - Mustang students earn scholarships to Quartz Mountain

By Carolyn Cole
Published on June 7, 2008

Five Mustang student artists will explore their talents in the two-week Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain.

Eight Mustang High School students were selected from more than 1,100 Oklahoma youth who auditioned to attend the institute, which is taught by world renowned artists. Two of those youth were selected as alternates, and one student declined the institute to attend another summer camp.

Masons honor excellence

Mustang News Staff
Published on June 7, 2008

Mustang Masonic Lodge presented “Student of Today” and “Teacher of Today” awards recently.

The Student of Today award honors youth for scholarship, leadership, personal and academic development. The selection is made by each school’s staff with the criteria.
Honorees included Rian Beyer and Jeena George, Mustang High School; Addy Hodgen and Jacob Testerman, Mustang Mid-High; Ivey Lawson and Derek Garvin, Mustang Middle School; and Brandi Broadus and Robert Shaw, Mustang North Middle School.

City Council goes with flow on COWRA study

By Traci Chapman
Published on June 7, 2008

City Council passed a resolution Tuesday breaking the dam on the city’s participation in a study aimed at finding a “permanent” water source.

The plan is a cooperative effort by members of the Central Oklahoma Water Resource Authority to jointly fund a $890,000 feasibility study of the Kiamichi basin. City Manager David Cockrell said the project’s aim is to determine the costs and problems associated with obtaining water from Kiamichi and transporting it to Mustang.

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