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Hanson formally adopts partner Lex upon retirement By Traci Chapman Staff Writer When Lex became a Mustang police officer, he became part of a bigger family – but to no one was he as close as he was to his partner, Sgt. David Hanson. It seems appropriate, then, that as he readied for retirement in…

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Opinion: What to do with old cell phones?

Have you ever wondered what to do with your old cell phones? Chances are you have an old cell phone or two sitting around your home. Should you just throw them in the trash? Can they be recycled? What do you do with them? You definitely don’t want to trash old cell phones. They contain…

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Trump supporters hold MAGA parades

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Trump Trains are picking up steam and rolling all across Oklahoma. A Trump Train is a large parade of vehicles waving, honking horns and flying flags in support of President Donald J. Trump. The events are organized by members of the Facebook group #Drivefor45 Oklahoma. The town of Tuttle is set…

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Blessing Box sponsored for Union City

A nonprofit organization, Oklahoma blessing boxes, unveiled the location for its newest blessing box: Union City.  A Facebook post by the organization thanks Renae McGregor for sponsoring this box located at City Hall, located at 101 Elm Ave in Union City.  “This is your community blessing box!” The post reads. “Let’s help them STOCK this…

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Post 353 posts Avenue of Flags, ready for 9-11 remembrance

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer September is a busy month for Mustang American Legion Post 353, as they remember one of the country’s darkest times and work to keep the spark of patriotism alive amid the kind of pandemic unseen by most people now living. “This is really a challenging time – due to the…

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Thursday Night Cruisers raise $29K for Mustang Fire Department

By Jayson Knight Staff Writer With an event at the Mustang Bronco Bowl, the Thursday Night Cruisers raised money for the personal use of Mustang’s firefighters. Shawn Russell, Vice President of the Thursday Night Cruisers, said Thursday, “This money is going to be used in case one of them gets sick and they don’t have…

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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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Opinion: What is a Blessing Box?

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher There’s a little red box that just popped up in Union City. Matter of fact, these boxes are popping up in towns all across Oklahoma. What are these boxes and who are they for? “Take what you need, leave what you can, always be blessed,” reads a sign posted on most…

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Opinion: Who wants to be a substitute?

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher There’s another shortage due to the coronavirus pandemic and it’s one you’re probably not thinking about.   School has started and we have a nationwide substitute teacher shortage. And it’s happening right now in Oklahoma.   Substitute teachers are needed to work in classrooms usually because somebody’s sick. Who’s going to…

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OPINION: What in the world is that?

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher There’s an unusual looking vehicle popping up in communities like Tuttle, Mustang, Choctaw and Midwest City. It’s not a police car and it’s not a storm chaser. These vehicles are small SUV’s with an odd looking black device mounted on top. The bizarre looking vehicles are parked in random towns all…

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