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Student growth puts strain on school district nurses

By Carolyn Cole
Published on August 2, 2008

Mustang School District officials are hiring for a sixth school nurse position for this fall as they expect student population to grow by more than 150 youth.

Special Services Director Debbie Beel said one school nurse will be assigned full-time at Mustang High School and will work with its more than 1,700 students. The other five nurses will each take on two schools, spending between two and three days per week at each facility.

Tax talk heats up over jail

By Traci Chapman
Published on August 2, 2008

In the weeks leading up to the May 13 failed jail vote, city leaders across the county voiced concerns about funding a new facility by increasing the sales tax rate.

Mustang women see impact as Chinese catch American fever

By Carolyn Cole
Published on August 2, 2008

Droves of Chinese college students chased Mustang’s Katy Smith and Megan Milner through campus like they were rock stars, snapping photos with their cell phones and asking prying questions about the women’s lives.

With the opening of the Olympics Games Aug. 8 in Beijing, China and her people have become obsessed with American culture and are brushing up on their English. Smith and Milner were hired to teach American English at a university near Xi’an, China, located several hundred miles north of Beijing.

Children’s advocate to retire after two decades of service

By Daniel Lapham
Published on August 2, 2008

Jeanne Hobson is retiring after 20 years of working to help children and families have a better life through the Canadian County juvenile justice system.

Hobson, 63, has been involved in the Canadian County Juvenile Office since it began in 1988 under the leadership of Judge Reta Strubhar.

“If it weren’t for her, I’d probably still be working as a florist,” Hobson said with a grin. “She created the juvenile office, now the Juvenile Bureau.”

Obituaries for August 2, 2008

Amie Rachel Elliott-Hicks

Funeral services for Amie Rachel Elliott-Hicks, 31, were held Friday at Mustang United Methodist Church under direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.

Mrs. Hicks died Tuesday. She was born Oct. 3, 1976, in San Diego. She grew up in Mustang, attended local schools and earned an associate’s degree from OSU Tech in Oklahoma City. She was a KFC Restaurant store manager.

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