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For the love of the game

All Stars team to host Granny Basketball event By Traci Chapman It’s not your average basketball team, but the love of the game, deep sense of camaraderie and drive to win remain – and players with a new team are looking for more individuals to join the squad. The sport is Granny Basketball. Open to…

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Times, Kiwanis need help to make Christmas merry for others

By Traci Chapman Mustang Times It can be the happiest time of the year, as the holidays bring with them family and faith, food and gifts. But for some, that’s not the case, whether it’s isolation and loneliness, the loss of a job, financial problems or family pressures. That’s why the holidays can be such…

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American Legion cancels Thursday celebration due to health concerns

By Traci Chapman Mustang Times Mustang American Legion Post 353’s hope to ring in a merry Christmas with a Thursday evening was dashed over the weekend, in light of concerns related to a spike in new cases of the novel coronavirus. The Post’s executive committee made the decision to cancel the post’s Dec. 9 Christmas…

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Recent fires prompt fire safety concerns

By Traci Chapman Mustang Times After two separate fatality house fires in Yukon and a massive grass fire that swept across parts of western Canadian County in November, officials are urging caution both inside and outside their homes. “It’s kind of a double problem – we have extremely dry conditions with intermittent high winds and…

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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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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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Local UPS driver recognized for safe driving

By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer Rick Henthorn needed a part-time job to help pay for college when a friend suggested he try working for UPS. Henthorn, who lives in the Mustang area, joined UPS in 1979, and has been driving since 1984. He achieved 35 years driving accident free for UPS in July, and now…

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Mustang native hiking Appalachian Trail

By Van Mitchell Mustang Times The COVID-19 pandemic changed many people’s lives personally and professionally. For Ali Sylvester, the pandemic provided an opportunity to achieve her goal of traveling to new places, and meeting new friends along the way. The 2014 Mustang High School graduate is walking the Appalachian Trail which extends 14 states from…

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Searching for bluebirds

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   An estimated 80 percent of Oklahoma’s eastern bluebird population perished this year   Local bird watchers may have noticed less bluebirds this year. Hundreds of thousands of eastern bluebirds died in February during harsh winter weather throughout southern states. A long stretch of snow, ice and freezing temperatures killed bluebirds…

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