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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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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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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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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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City road projects continue

Sara Road overlay planned for this month By Traci Chapman Staff Writer With a delay in Oklahoma Turnpike Authority’s work to widen Sara Road, Mustang officials announced last week they would perform a temporary fix of issues plaguing the thoroughfare in the coming weeks. City Manager Tim Rooney advised in his Ma report crews would…

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WIC Food benefits see temporary cash increase, permanent approved food addition

SNAP available locally at farmers market By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Oklahoma State Department of Health has announced a new temporary benefit cash increase and an addition in foods allowed for purchase with those benefits for those enrolled in the agency’s Women, Infants & Children Program. The temporary increase is to the program’s cash value…

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Those who ‘left the light’

American Legion Post 353 commemorates Memorial Day By Traci Chapman Staff Writer It seemed as if the heavens themselves wept for the fallen Monday, as Mustang American Legion Post 353 celebrated the lives and honored the sacrifices of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. “Today we honor the men and women…

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