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Tornado in Mustang ripped roofs off houses, overturned vehicle

A tornado in Mustang early Wednesday morning ripped the roof off two homes in the Mustang Ridge housing addition. Adding to the tornado’s toll, a pickup truck belonging to Steve and Brandee Yates was turned over on its side in the family’s front yard. A portapotty from a nearby worksite was also flung into their…

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Del City High School student arrested for bringing gun to school

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A teen was arrested this morning after officials say he brought a loaded gun to Del City High School. About 7:40 a.m., school administrators stopped the 15-year-old student for having a vape pen on campus. They later searched his backpack and found a gun, according to Del City police.…

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National Mustang show heads back to city

Great Mustang Round Up set for Labor Day weekend By Traci Chapman Mustang will once again be home to a national car show gathering hundreds of participants from across the country – and time is running short for those who want to participate to register. The Great Mustang Round Up is a Mustang Club of…

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Raising awareness, spreading support

Mustang’s Cook family personifies hope in summer trip By Traci Chapman It was about nine years ago the Cook family of Mustang welcomed their youngest son, Matthew – and little did they know that milestone would mark a change in their lives forever. It’s a change that’s both helped define and determine a path for…

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Mustang to gain three buses thanks to DEQ-administered grant

By Traci Chapman Mustang Public School District will have three new buses in the coming school year, thanks in part to a grant made available by Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. The $71,124 grant would fund three 2018 or newer school buses certified by the Environmental Protection Agency. According to DEQ, those buses would replace…

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A lesson of love, a life of grace

Jussila’s impact on Mustang and beyond without measure By Traci Chapman It can seem the impact we have is like a pond’s ripples when a stone is skipped across it – how many ripples will our lives represent, how much good can we do over a lifetime, do we leave this earth and the people…

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Saturday marks start of mandatory 10 digit dialing in 405 area code

Businesses and residents who have not yet prepared for 10-digit dialing of local calls within the 405 area code should do so now. Saturday, April 24, is the day when 10-digit dialing for local 405 calls becomes mandatory, ending the period when local calls could be completed either with 7 digits or 10 digits (405…

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Choctaw extends mask mandate until April 20, adds fines for violations

Officials also declare executive orders by governor as law in city   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor With a 5-2 vote, Choctaw City Council moved to extend the mask mandate within city limits until April 20, 2021. Council also opted to add a citation fee schedule to give the ordinance “some teeth” during the Dec. 1…

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Mid-Del softball players earn season honors

Carl Albert’s Rogers named player of the year By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Several Mid-Del softball players received postseason honors. Carl Albert, Midwest City and Del City had players named to the district, conference, and region teams. Carl Albert Carl Albert earned numerous awards following another successful season. The Titans finished state runner-up in…

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Conflicting reports concerning Canadian County COVID-19 status

Area districts report move to red status, while OSDH reports level unchanged from orange, due to differing report measurements Mustang officials – no changes to district protocols at this time By Traci Chapman Mustang was one of at least two area school districts that late Friday announced a change in Canadian County’s COVID-19 reporting level,…

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