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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sherwin Williams heads to Mustang

Atwoods moves forward, former Stage store to become gymnastics center By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Sherwin Williams will locate its first retail paint store in Mustang in the coming months, after submitting plans for a site on East state Highway 152 – just one of several recent business developments across the city. Sherwin Williams’ newest…

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…

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,…

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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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…

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…

Area Sports

Governor honors Mustang student athletes

By Kale Fouts Contributing Writer On May 19, several Mustang Bronco athletes, coaches, and even administration received awards at the Oklahoma State Capitol building. Governor Kevin Stitt and other high ranking officials were their to greet them. Brian Picklo is the father of Mustang star athletes Tate Picklo and Trinity Picklo. Brian is also the…

Broncos host spring team camp

By Kale Fouts Contributing Writer The Mustang Football team started their spring practices on May 18, and wrapped sessions Wednesday. Last Tuesday and Wednesday they also hosted a team camp as well. On Tuesday the camp went as planned, lasting from 2pm-5:30pm, but inclimate weather on Wednesday caused the start time to be moved to…

Business

Sherwin Williams heads to Mustang

Atwoods moves forward, former Stage store to become gymnastics center By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Sherwin Williams will locate its first retail paint store in Mustang in the coming months, after submitting plans for a site on East state Highway 152 – just one of several recent business developments across the city. Sherwin Williams’ newest…

JT’s Garage offering diagnostics with a discount

By Jayson Knight [email protected] Jeff Tate owns and operates JT‘s Garage, located at 7820 Newcastle Rd. in Oklahoma City. Tate, 39, is an experienced mechanic who has been doing the job for the last 15 years, and he’s been working on vehicles regularly throughout his life. “I’ve built Harleys and worked on Hotrods since I was…

Education

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…

Mustang academic data underscores district’s challenges, successes

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer The novel coronavirus has perhaps been particularly challenging for students and their families – and the educators dedicated to preparing them for their future. New data released by Mustang Public School District shows how virtual and distance learning, among other impacts of COVID-19, have affected student proficiency. That data was…

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