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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…

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…

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…

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…

Area News

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…

Local UPS driver recognized for safe driving

By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer Rick Henthorn needed a part-time job to help pay for college when a friend suggested he try working for UPS. Henthorn, who lives in the Mustang area, joined UPS in 1979, and has been driving since 1984. He achieved 35 years driving accident free for UPS in July, and now…

Area Sports

Mustang falls in shootout with Norman

By Bryce McKinnis Contributing Writer Mustang quarterback Tristen Russell had premonitions early in the game Friday night that his Broncos and Norman would be trading shots all night. “From the first quarter, I knew this was how the game was going to play out,” said Russell, who completed 21-of-29 passes against the Tigers for 328…

Oklahoma Pistols win Gulf Coast World Series

Local 10U players finish atop 46 teams in Alabama   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   The Pistols, a local 10U baseball team, recently had the opportunity to travel to Gulf Shores, Alabama and compete in the World Series. The team went a perfect 8-0 to become World Series Champions. “I am sure some think we…

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 editor@tuttletimes.com 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

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…

A lesson of love, a life of grace

Jussila’s impact on Mustang and beyond without measure By Traci Chapman It can seem the impact we have is like a pond’s ripples when a stone is skipped across it – how many ripples will our lives represent, how much good can we do over a lifetime, do we leave this earth and the people…

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