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River study to clear stream for wastewater plant plan

By Traci Chapman
Published on July 19, 2008

City Council members turned on the tap for a study needed to move forward with Mustang’s planned wastewater treatment plant expansion Tuesday.

The Council approved the city’s participation in a study required by the Department of Environmental Quality.

The study, which partners the city with the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments, will provide analysis of city wastewater going into the South Canadian River, City Manager David Cockrell said.

Committee probes existing jail proposal - Group seeks solution to county facility’s structural problems, overcrowding

By Traci Chapman
Published on July 19, 2008

Jail committee members got a detailed “tour” Wednesday of the $24.8 million facility rejected by voters May 13, in an attempt to “find a starting place.”

In their second meeting, committee members were joined by Mustang City Manager David Cockrell and Cleveland County Sheriff Don Holyfield. Members said last week their first step was to review the proposed facility plans to determine whether to utilize them as presented to voters, look at some type of change to the design or start from scratch.

Gift of life - Woman receives kidney from new friend

By Carolyn Cole
Published on July 19, 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.

Faith’s journey - Minister finds new home at Mustang United Methodist

By Carolyn Cole
Published on July 19, 2008

Larry Holder unpacks a handful of Mickey Mouse toys, a small sample of his several hundred piece collection, to brighten his desk at Mustang United Methodist Church.

The congregation has seen three pastors in as many years pass through its doors, but Holder said the UMC cabinet believes the Mustang church is healthy, with more than 700 active members.

The placement of an interim pastor, Bennie Warren, in the position while they searched for a candidate was a testament to the UMC leadership’s high opinion of the church.

Obituaries for July 19, 2008

Beatrice Cleo Farris
Graveside services for Beatrice Cleo Farris, 80, were held Friday at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Wheatland under the direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.

Mrs. Farris died Wednesday. She was born Feb. 28, 1928 in Wynnewood and grew up in OKC. She moved to Mustang in 1964 and was a Baptist.

She is survived by one son Michael Dean Farris of Oklahoma City; three daughters Beverly Martin of Mustang, Barbara Sullivan of Oklahoma City and Terri Bowdish of Mustang; and two sisters Judy Owens and Eva Jean Pryor both of Oklahoma City.

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