Mustang Times Area News

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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Legislators tour Army’s Fort Leonard Wood 

OKLAHOMA CITY – Reps. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, Brian Hill, R-Mustang, Dick Lowe, R-Amber, and Tammy West, R-Oklahoma City, last week took part in an educational tour of U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri led by the Oklahoma Recruiting Battalion. The tour focused on job creation and educational opportunities available to Oklahoma youth that are…

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Times newspapers honored by Oklahoma Press Association

The Mustang Times, Tuttle Times and Minco-Union City Times received several honors last weekend at the Oklahoma Press Association’s annual convention and awards banquet at the Sheraton Hotel in Oklahoma City. The papers won a total of 14 awards in the 2020 Better Newspaper Contest which recognizes outstanding work in reporting, photography, advertising, and design.…

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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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Mustang 2021 summer reading program kicks off with record participation

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Editor’s Note: This is the last of three installments detailing the return of Mustang Public Library’s full scale summer reading program, after an abbreviated 2020 event necessitated by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Mustang’s 2021 Summer Reading Program’s June 6 kickoff celebration was just that – as the municipal library even…

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McNeil retires from MPD after 26 years

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer One of Mustang Police Department’s most highly decorated and longest serving officers has retired, remembered for her selfless community spirit and dedication to those she never forgot to lend a helping hand. That would be the legacy of Lt. Camie McNeil, Deputy Chief Mike Wallace said during a June 3…

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National Weather Service operations as normal despite COVID-19 disruptions

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Whether it’s sunny with blue skies or there’s a risk of a severe weather outbreak, Canadian County residents rely, sometimes without even realizing it, on the data analyzed and information provided by the National Weather Service in Norman. The county is just one of 48 across Oklahoma and eight located…

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