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American Legion helps recognize employees of the year

By Jacob Sturm Mustang Times Members of the American Legion, alongside Police Chief Rob Groseclose, Fire Chief Craig Carruth and Julie Slupe helped present the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Firefighter of the Year and the City Employee of the Year at the Mustang City Council meeting. Deputy Chief Mike Wallace received the Law…

Mustang student scores 36 on ACT

By Jacob Sturm John Cady really wanted to break through the toughest of walls when he took the ACT test for the fourth time in his high school career. Cady estimated the dates of his three previous attempts to being April 2020, October 2020 and then once over the summer of 2021. High scores are…

Stewart forced to abstain from Ward 3 purchases

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Jack Stewart is running for the new State Senate seat coming to Yukon, and that started to impact his work as a County Commissioner on May 9. When Stewart filed for state office, he could not also retain his seat Canadian County Board of Commissioners. Now, he is running into problems…

Former school employee accused of stealing more than $416k from district

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com A former Mustang Public Schools employee is accused of stealing more than $416,000 from the district over a five-year-period, police say. Kim Weinrich allegedly embezzled the funds while she worked as the payroll supervisor, according to preliminary findings. Mustang Public Schools Superintendent, Charles Bradley, had suspended Weinrich with pay on April…

Mengers joins Hall of Fame

By Jacob Sturm Karl Mengers made his way up to the stage deep inside the interior of The Venue, part of the Bridge Church setup as the host of the 2022 Chamber Banquet. He had just been named the newest member of the Mustang Hall of Fame and was surprised to be the inductee. Canadian…

Chamber awards announced at banquet

  By Jacob Sturm Awards, scholarships and recognition of the good deeds done by Mustang residents became prevalent at the Chamber Banquet on April 28. Speakers of notoriety within the Mustang Community and the Mustang Chamber presented the awards to the recipients in front of a sold-out crowd at The Venue at the Bridge. Presenters…

Homeland on Mustang Road Closing May 14

By Jacob Sturm Homeland located near the corner of Mustang Road and Reno Ave. is closing on May 14, but the employees will not be out of jobs. In fact, the closing is more of a move for the company. Craig Nelson, the Chief Operating Officer at Homeland, provided the outlook of the closing location…

Mustang resident looking for kidney transplant

By Jacob Sturm A longtime Mustang resident is in need of a kidney transplant, and is looking for help from the community. Brian Douglas “Doug” Cloar grew up in Mustang and graduated from Mustang High School. His mother taught at the middle school and his father was a teacher, coach and then principal for Mustang…

Mustang preparing for commercial growth

By Jacob Sturm A new housing development is in progress just south of the train tracks on Mustang Road. In the latest Mustang City Manager Report (April 1), the development on the corner of S. Mustang Road and SW. 89th Street had an update for the public to access. Gabe’s Crossing Addition will contain 27…

Mustang runners volunteer at OKC Kids Marathon

By Jacob Sturm Cross Country distance runners from Mustang High School participated in the OKC Kids Marathon on Saturday, April 23 as helpers for the younger runners in the Oklahoma City area. “The kids run 25 miles, about a mile a day, for the last month getting ready for the marathon,” McGarry said. “And then…

Area News

American Legion helps recognize employees of the year

By Jacob Sturm Mustang Times Members of the American Legion, alongside Police Chief Rob Groseclose, Fire Chief Craig Carruth and Julie Slupe helped present the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Firefighter of the Year and the City Employee of the Year at the Mustang City Council meeting. Deputy Chief Mike Wallace received the Law…

Mustang student scores 36 on ACT

By Jacob Sturm John Cady really wanted to break through the toughest of walls when he took the ACT test for the fourth time in his high school career. Cady estimated the dates of his three previous attempts to being April 2020, October 2020 and then once over the summer of 2021. High scores are…

Area Sports

Watkins leads Broncos to state track meet

By John Martin Mustang Times MIDWEST CITY – Kassadi Watkins came home with medals in three events for the Mustang Broncos at the OSSAA Class 6A Regional qualifying track and field meet on Saturday. Watkins and her mates who qualified will now head for the OSSAA State Championships at Ardmore on Friday and Saturday. Watkins…

Mustang falls to Choctaw in state semifinal round

By Michael Kinney   Contributing Writer One year after winning the Class 6A Slowpitch State Championship, Mustang was back at Hall of Fame Stadium looking to repeat. However, instead of coming in as one of the favorites to wear the crown, they carried the No. 8 seed and would have to take a difficult path…

Business

R&M Arms in Minco a friendly source for firepower

R&M Arms in Minco started as a hobby for Mindy and Ronnie Porter in August of 2020. After opening their first storefront in Minco, business was booming, and they were able to move to a bigger and better location at 208 West Main Street in Minco. Mindy spoke Monday morning about how the business came…

Texas tea concept coming to Mustang area

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher A tea lovers paradise is opening soon at 500 S. Mustang Rd. HTeaO is a Texas based tea room that’s expanding into Oklahoma and many other states. HTeaO offers 24 flavors of fresh tea brewed hourly. They feature the best 100% broadleaf iced tea. All of their tea and water is…

Education

“Something Rotten” set to begin Thursday at PAC

Tickets now on sale for Mustang High School’s first musical to be held in new facility By Traci Chapman, Staff Writer “Something Rotten” is headed to Mustang Performing Arts Center, as director Emily Farnham and her students prepare for the first musical to be showcased at that facility. “We are really excited about this production…

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…