Mustang Times Area News

Opinion: Restaurants are in an employment crisis

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Have you noticed all the help wanted signs lately? Just about every restaurant is short staffed and hiring for several or all positions. A spokesperson for a national restaurant chain told me we are in an employment crisis. They said every restaurant is hiring and having problems finding workers. There is…

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Early, Bailey, Moore annual American Legion honorees

Local post annually recognizes three city employees By Traci Chapman Mustang American Legion Post 353 in April honored three of Mustang’s finest during a special ceremony held at City Council’s April 6 meeting and drawing a full house to witness the awards. The organization annually presents commendations to three Mustang municipal employees – firefighter, police…

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Shining a light on creativity

MEC students gain insight through grant-funded art class By Traci Chapman Mustang Education Center alternative students Monday showed their flair for the creative – in the process, learning skills they can take with them long after they graduate from high school and gaining some insight into who they are and what’s important to them. The…

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Utility providers advise rolling blackouts likely

By Traci Chapman A host of utility providers have now announced they plan to shortly begin controlled rolling power blackouts across Oklahoma – including Canadian County. It is the first time in Oklahoma Gas & Electric’s history the company would be forced to implement temporary service interruptions for customers, a representative said Monday afternoon. The…

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Opinion: What is WallStreetBets?

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher WallStreetBets or WSB, is an online forum where participants discuss stock and option trading. It has become notable for its profane language, aggressive trading strategies, and role in the epic GameStop short squeeze. WallStreetBets can be found on Reddit. It’s a popular discussion website/app with user-generated content. Reddit covers a variety…

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Details emerge in murder investigation

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer New details continue to emerge in the case of two people accused of killing a 42-year-old Oklahoma City man and leaving his car in his burning vehicle near Mustang. Johnathon Reese Erickson, 28, and Kristina Marie Franz, 27, both of Oklahoma City are both charged with first degree murder in…

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City road projects continue forward momentum

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Several city road projects continue their forward momentum, as one final improvement on one of Mustang’s largest street redevelopments is in the works for February. The $4.5 million South Mustang Road widening and reconstruction project was officially completed last spring. Construction widely heralded by residents, businesses and Mustang Public School…

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Vaccinations move to Mustang

Effort still in first phase – seniors, first responders, healthcare workers By Traci Chapman Staff Writer The long line outside town center Monday morning illustrated more than the signs posted – Oklahoma State Health Department’s vaccine headquarters for COVID-19 vaccinations had officially moved to Mustang. Monday was the first day of that change, which saw…

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Oklahoma National Guard to build new museum

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor NE 36th Street location remains open to public The Oklahoma National Guard has announced plans for the construction of a new Oklahoma National Guard Museum. The 45th Infantry Division Museum is the nation’s largest state operated military history museum, and Oklahoma is preparing for an upgrade. During a 2020 Veterans Day…

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