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Building a herd - Elks host cookout to attract members, raise funds for Mustang firefighters

By Carolyn Cole
Published on July 31, 2008

Fifty Mustang area residents are working to form a local Elks lodge, but 25 more are needed before the group can receive its charter.

Elks volunteers gathered for a hot dog and barbecue cookout Saturday in Wild Horse Park to raise money for the Mustang Fire Department and increase awareness of their movement. Bud Englebretson said they raised about $400 for the department’s digital sign fund and drew in fellow Elks from across the state.

Landrith pushing petitions - Proposal seeks seven year, 1/4-cent sales tax for new baseball complex

By Traci Chapman
Published on July 31, 2008

Mayor Jeff Landrith submitted a petition to city staff Monday, “starting the ball rolling” on a movement to put a ¼-cent sales tax increase aimed at funding a new baseball complex before voters.

Obituaries for July 31, 2008

Robin Nicole Cropper

Funeral services for Robin Nicole (Young) Cropper, 23, were held Saturday in the Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service, with burial in Sunnylane Cemetery, Oklahoma City.

Mrs. Cropper died July 22 in Yukon. She was born Aug. 23, 1984, in Houston, Texas. She had lived in Houston, San Antonio and LaGrange, Ga., before moving to Oklahoma. She was a graduate of Mustang High School.

Russell, Loveless to face runoff for state Senate

By Traci Chapman
Published on July 31, 2008

Republicans Kyle Loveless and Steve Russell will meet in a Aug. 26 runoff election to determine who will serve as District 45 state Senator.

Hughey selected as Canadian County judge

By Daniel Lapham
Published on July 31, 2008

El Reno attorney Bob Hughey’s phones started ringing off the hook just minutes after Gov. Brad Henry named him the county’s newest district judge.

“The governor told us Wednesday it would be a quick decision. I’m surprised it was this quick,” Hughey said.

Henry selected Hughey from a three-candidate slate to be the next Canadian County associate district judge.

Edwards wins sheriff’s race

Sheriff-elect Randall Edwards, with wife Michelle, pauses in his speech to supporters after defeating incumbent Lewis Hawkins July 29.

By Traci Chapman
Published on July 31, 2008

For the first time in 19 years, Canadian County will have a new sheriff, after challenger Randall Edwards defeated incumbent Lewis Hawkins for the seat in the Republican primary Tuesday.

School board tables drug testing

By Carolyn Cole
Published on July 26, 2008

Mustang School Board members tabled a proposed drug testing policy that would have gone into effect Friday and affected high school students participating in activities and parking on campus.

Athletic Director Mike Clark asked board members to wait on the policy because he didn’t feel there was time to fully implement a drug testing program in the same week many athletic teams begin practice.

Gift of life - Woman receives kidney from new friend

By Carolyn Cole
Published on July 24, 2008

When Kayla Balliew’s family came to Mustang, Rachel Synco was one of the first people she met — she never imagined two years later she would help prolong her new friend’s life.

Balliew donated her right kidney to Synco in June. Weeks later both young mothers said they are healing faster than they expected.

County Democrats struggle to find candidates for races

By Carolyn Cole
Published on July 26, 2008

Canadian County’s political tides have turned, from its past Democrat leanings to this election cycle, where Mustang-area Democrats will consider two primary races, compared to seven on the Republican ballot.

For county official seats, Anna Hrdy and Sherry Murray were the only Democrats to file — both are vying for court clerk. Meanwhile, 11 GOP candidates represent their party in seeking county offices.

Board begins search for new superintendent

By Carolyn Cole
Published on July 26, 2008

Mustang School Board members moved forward with their search for a new superintendent Wednesday and will seek applications in August and September.

President Jeff Johnson said the process will be similar to the search board members conducted in 2008, which brought former Superintendent Karl Springer to Mustang from Chickasha. Springer started as Oklahoma City School District’s chief July 15.

School board members decided to take resumes through September and hold meetings in October to review possible candidates.

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