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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…

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…

Union City Methodist starts up food pantry

Union City United Methodist Church began serving those in need of food April 1 out of their new food pantry. Levi Duggan started as the pastor for the church last year, in January of 2020. He said Monday that the first thing he did was see what needs the community had, and try to address…

Coaching with Christ: Minco Basketball Coach Leshia Brummell selected as FCA All-State Coach

Minco Basketball Coach Leshia Brummell was selected as an All-State Coach for the Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes earlier this month. It’s important to work hard to win, and the Lady Bulldogs did plenty of that during their season, which ended March 5 in the second round of the Area Tournament. However, it’s often said…

Piece of the Action: Oklahoma’s entertainment industry is diversifying its economy

The Oklahoma Legislature has succeeded in bringing the entertainment industry to the Sooner State. Prairie Surf Media has purchased the Cox Convention Center, and turned it into five flexible, state-of-the-art soundstages with all the amenities. The owners of Prairie Surf Media, Rachel Cannon and Matt Payne, visited the Oklahoma State Capitol in March of 2020,…

CCSO Sheriff Chris West ‘vehemently rebukes’ violence at U.S Capitol

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West visited the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC Wednesday, January 6 in support of President Donald Trump.  That day, there was a riot at the Nation’s Capital that resulted in the deaths of five people.  Sheriff West said he was not present at the scene of the violence.  Accusations, originating on…

Honey Festival tomorrow in Minco, starts at 9 am

Honey Festival Saturday in Minco By Jayson Knight Jimmy Ross, owner/operator of Ross Honey Company in Minco, discussed Saturday the changes that will be made to this year’s Honey Festival.  The festival is hosted each year by the Minco Chamber of Commerce. There won’t be any tours of the honey plant this year, but Ross…

Grady County Deputy Weighs in on Road Rage

Road rage and aggressive driving are essentially one in the same. In my professional opinion, road rage is a decision, a bad and sometimes deadly decision.  Studies indicate that more than half of all drivers in the United States have at some point engaged in road rage in some form. Accidents stemming from road rage…

Fatality Collision in Grady County leads to Manslaughter charge

Regan Brent Stephens, 58, is currently in jail in Grady County for Manslaughter In the First Degree, after a fatality collision in Minco that resulted in the death of Bethany Meyers January 8. Failing to properly negotiate a section of US 81, Stephens attempted to pass two vehicles at once when he struck the northbound…

Bringing back Steak and Ale

  By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher On July 29, 2008, all remaining Steak and Ale locations closed as part of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding. Now after nearly 12 years, Steak and Ale is poised for an epic comeback. Created in 1966 by the late Norman Brinker. The iconic restaurant chain with its dimly lit ambiance,…

Area News

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.…

County workers asking drivers for patience this coming roads season

By Jayson Knight Managing Editor   Grady County District 1 workers are gearing up for roads season, when county workers put a focus on repairing roads while weather conditions allow it. Grady County Dist. 1 First Deputy Jeff Autry and Grady County Dist. 1 Office Manager Janna Titler spoke last week with the Times about…

Area Sports

Coaching with Christ: Minco Basketball Coach Leshia Brummell selected as FCA All-State Coach

Minco Basketball Coach Leshia Brummell was selected as an All-State Coach for the Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes earlier this month. It’s important to work hard to win, and the Lady Bulldogs did plenty of that during their season, which ended March 5 in the second round of the Area Tournament. However, it’s often said…

Hometown Cowboys win season opener 16-7

Saturday, September 19, 2020 was a late start date for the Oklahoma State Cowboy football season. COVID-19 had changed the landscape of everything in our community.  Unless you came in together, everyone in the stands and press box at Boone Pickens Stadium were six feet apart, masks on. That did not damper the spirits of…

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