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Mustang School District employee resigns amid embezzlement investigation

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com   An employee with Mustang Public Schools resigned last week after the school district uncovered financial irregularities. According to MPS, a staff member was placed on leave and eventually resigned late this past week after district internal financial controls uncovered irregularities which pointed to potential embezzlement. Within hours of the discovery,…

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State Labor Commissioner petition finds middle ground

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Sean Roberts will stay on the ballot for State Labor Commissioner. His nickname will not. The state election board on Monday determined that Roberts can continue his Republican bid to become the next labor commissioner, but he can’t call himself Sean “The Patriot” Roberts on the ballot. Shortly after the candidate…

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Candidates file for upcoming elections

Between April 13-15, all candidates running for county, state, legislative, judicial, district attorney and federal offices were required to file for the position they are running for in the election later this year. Here is what we know after the filing period concluded. Matt Wehmuller, a Republican, was the only person to file for Canadian…

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Mustang food pantry continues to serve the community

  A good deed in the Mustang community is available through the Mustang Kiwanis Club every Saturday morning. The club runs the Mustang food pantry, where families within the Mustang School District can come and get food if needed. Susan Dobbins, a Kiwanis club member who helps run the pantry, said the pantry is open…

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Commissioners considering new courthouse project

Commissioner David Anderson, along with several other Canadian County officials, traveled to Claremore on Thursday, March 31 to tour the Rogers County Courthouse ahead of a decision on site plans for a new courthouse in Canadian County. “My opinion is that Canadian County needs to seriously consider construction of a new facility that could house…

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Mustang schools, police offer statements on attempted abduction

Mustang law enforcement is looking for assistance in the investigation of an attempted abduction on March 23. Here is the released statement from Mustang Public Schools to families in the Mustang School District. “Mustang Families, The safety of our students and staff is of paramount priority and we are writing today to inform you of…

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Commissioners Seeking Old County Jail Repair Proposal

By Jacob Sturm Mustang Times Canadian County’s old jail could be getting repairs soon following Monday’s Canadian County Commissioners meeting. The commissioners released Preservation El Reno from its lease, allowing the county to look for proposals to replace the roof on the historic county jail. District 2 commissioner, David Anderson, said the county budgeted $150,000…

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Commercial development picking up along Kilpatrick Turnpike

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher The largest commercial development in Oklahoma City is poised for exponential growth along Mustang Road and the Kilpatrick Turnpike. The 300-acre development is underway now with big plans for restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues, business offices, retail shopping centers, major box stores, apartments, medical facilities and much more. “We just closed on…

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“Something Rotten” set to begin Thursday at PAC

Tickets now on sale for Mustang High School’s first musical to be held in new facility By Traci Chapman, Staff Writer “Something Rotten” is headed to Mustang Performing Arts Center, as director Emily Farnham and her students prepare for the first musical to be showcased at that facility. “We are really excited about this production…

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