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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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Developer pitches new apartment complex project

Planning commission recommends zoning change requested by developer By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A developer is again looking to build an apartment complex in the Original Mile neighborhood. Jeff Johnson, of J Lou Properties, is proposing to build a 32-unit apartment complex in the 200 blocks of E. Kittyhawk and E. Jacobs drives. The…

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School district extends mask mandate to all grade levels

Administrators – If COVID-19 levels remain ‘Orange 2,’ more measures could be on the way By Traci Chapman As the hours counted down Saturday to Mustang High School’s homecoming football game against Norman North High School, district administrators announced they were expanding a mask mandate to include all students. The information was released Saturday afternoon;…

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Mustang Schools confirms staff member COVID-19 death

Longtime employee the first connected with district to die of COVID-19 complications, officials say By Traci Chapman Mustang Public School District just announced its first confirmed death of a staff member due to the novel coronavirus. The unnamed employee worked for the district for several years, communications director Kirk Wilson said Tuesday. He confirmed this…

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