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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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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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