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Commissioners vote 2-1 to share juvenile detention services

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com   Grady County, along with myriad other counties, officially got approval to share Canadian County resources for juvenile detention. Canadian County Commissioners met and approved the contracts for Fiscal Year 2022-23 during a meeting on June 27. There was discussion between the Canadian County Commissioners over the operations serving multiple counties.…

County agrees to purchase new health department property

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com The future of the Canadian County Health Department took another step toward reality when the Canadian County Commissioners approved of the purchase of a new building for the department on June 27. Located at 6100 E Highway 66, the building is fully built and is not far from the Canadian County…

Candidates speak at Mustang Town Center

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Candidates for various offices met with members of the Mustang community at the Mustang Town Center on Thursday evening, giving the public a chance to learn about each of the candidates ahead of the June 28 primary. In attendance for the event were candidates Todd Russ (State Treasurer), Luke Holland (U.S.…

Bailey takes on Parks and Recreation Director role

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Sometimes it just takes looking for opportunities to define a successful career. For Mustang’s new Parks and Recreation Director, Nic Bailey, that started through his interest in sports. Bailey, who graduated from East Central University in Ada and played for the school’s Golf team before serving as the coach for the…

Man arrested for arson, assault and battery

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com A man was arrested and charged with arson and domestic assault and battery charges following a dispute on May 4. According to the information sheet for the incident provided at the Canadian County Courthouse, Riley Lloyd Myers is said to have committed arson to the first degree by “willfully and maliciously…

New state senate seats draw two candidates

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com The primary election is almost here and certain Oklahoma City and Canadian County residents will have a new decision to make. Oklahoma State Senate Seat 18 is moving from the East side of Oklahoma to encompass a significant amount of Yukon, Portions of Oklahoma City and citizens in Bethany. This, in…

Two face Conspiracy, Grand Larceny charges from August 2021 incident

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com A woman faces Grand Larceny and Conspiracy charges in the aftermath of a 2021 incident at the Mustang Lowe’s. Heather Desirae Short was identified as the suspect in a larceny at Mustang Lowe’s by an Asset Protection Associate after the larceny that took place on Sunday, Aug. 15. In a Police…

Man arrested for threats at grocery store

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com A man was arrested on May 28 for Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Reckless Conduct with a Firearm at the Crest located at 715 N. Czech Hall Road in Oklahoma City. Responding officers made contact with a victim who mentioned Sheldon Scott Allen had been inside the crest…

School district buys property

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com There will be a future property of the Mustang Public School district following a special meeting by the Mustang Public Schools Board of Education on May 27. The property, located on 120 West Chisholm Trail Way in Canadian County and inside the City of Mustang, was put up to a motion…

On with the show

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com The fourth official year of the Kelli O’Hara Awards proved beneficial for the Mustang Public Schools Theatre Department and reaffirmed the quality of their program. The Department won an award, 2022 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble, and was nominated for Outstanding Performance Overall, for their production “Something Rotten” which the students…

Area News

Commissioners vote 2-1 to share juvenile detention services

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com   Grady County, along with myriad other counties, officially got approval to share Canadian County resources for juvenile detention. Canadian County Commissioners met and approved the contracts for Fiscal Year 2022-23 during a meeting on June 27. There was discussion between the Canadian County Commissioners over the operations serving multiple counties.…

County agrees to purchase new health department property

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com The future of the Canadian County Health Department took another step toward reality when the Canadian County Commissioners approved of the purchase of a new building for the department on June 27. Located at 6100 E Highway 66, the building is fully built and is not far from the Canadian County…

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

Candidates speak at Mustang Town Center

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Candidates for various offices met with members of the Mustang community at the Mustang Town Center on Thursday evening, giving the public a chance to learn about each of the candidates ahead of the June 28 primary. In attendance for the event were candidates Todd Russ (State Treasurer), Luke Holland (U.S.…

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…

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…