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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…

City water treatment plant garners statewide honor

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang’s Water Reclamation Facility established firsts for municipalities and provided an opportunity for the city to reuse water in a way unique among Oklahoma communities; now it also has another distinction – it’s an award-winning facility. Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Nov. 20 awarded the reclamation plant its 2020 Environmental Excellence Award…

Mustang Public Schools to participate in student quarantine pilot program

Option would allow students exposed to COVID-19 to return to class By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang Public School District is the first across the state to approve an in-school quarantine program developed by Oklahoma State Department of Health. An Opportunity for Students Exposed to COVID-19 to Return to Campus The short-term change in the…

Candidate filing period begins Dec. 7

Mayor, city council and school board seats up for election in 2021 By Traci Chapman Staff Writer With Mustang Mayor Jess Schweinberg electing to retire from that office at the start of his next term, candidates who wish to vie for that seats – or other offices set for 2021 city council or school board…

Mustang continues storm clean-up efforts

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer More than a month after an October ice storm unleashed havoc on central Oklahoma, several communities continue to deal with the aftermath, as tons of debris are cleared from the area. Mustang’s municipal efforts as of Nov. 23 was about 30% complete, as crews continued the first of two passes…

Mustang’s Great Toy Giveaway is Sunday

By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer The Great Toy Giveaway will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Mustang Flowers and Gifts, Inc., located at 208 E. Highway 152 in Mustang. Organizers of the event said they will have all the toys organized and ready to be chosen. Any family, who needs…

Conflicting reports concerning Canadian County COVID-19 status

Area districts report move to red status, while OSDH reports level unchanged from orange, due to differing report measurements Mustang officials – no changes to district protocols at this time By Traci Chapman Mustang was one of at least two area school districts that late Friday announced a change in Canadian County’s COVID-19 reporting level,…

The Burlap Buffalo celebrating third anniversary

By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer In 2017 Jessica Walker and fellow Mustang native Sherry Jones opened their storefront business The Burlap Buffalo Boutique, located at 224 W. State Highway 152. On Nov. 14, the store will celebrate its third anniversary with its annual birthday celebration. “We will give away 25 grab bags to the first…

Beware of the Benadryl challenge

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher There’s a disturbing new challenge that’s sending teenagers to the emergency room and even to the funeral home. The “Benadryl Challenge” has users intentionally overdosing on Benadryl to induce hallucinations. The challenge has been posted on the video-sharing app TikTok. It involves taking a dozen or more pills of Benadryl to…

Mustang falls hard

Norman North uses big second half to put away Broncos 42-14 By Stan Moss Staff Writer The Mustang Broncos have been on a wild roller coaster ride through four games this season, and Saturday’s game with Norman North was definitely one of the dips. The Timberwolves came to town and did pretty much what they…

Area News

Hearing delayed for one Mustang bomb suspect, second pleads guilty

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer The cases of two people charged with possessing a bomb in Mustang in mid-July have diverged, with one of the defendants pleading guilty and a hearing for the other delayed because of the novel coronavirus. Prosecutors and Mustang investigators alleged Richard Keith Brown, II, and Alyssa Dominique Ledford were found…

City water treatment plant garners statewide honor

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang’s Water Reclamation Facility established firsts for municipalities and provided an opportunity for the city to reuse water in a way unique among Oklahoma communities; now it also has another distinction – it’s an award-winning facility. Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Nov. 20 awarded the reclamation plant its 2020 Environmental Excellence Award…

Area Sports

Mustang girls have great expectations this season

Broncos tip off season Friday night against Edmond Santa Fe By Kale Fouts Contributing Writer Last season the Mustang girls basketball team were just nine points away from advancing to the state tournament. The Lady Broncos lost to Sapulpa 66-57. This year they again have their hopes set high, as the goal is to win…

Broncos return talented squad

By Kale Fouts Contributing Writer High expectations abound this year for the Mustang Broncos Men’s Basketball team, after retaining much of their team back from last year. Highlighting that list of returning players are leading scorers, Ethan Scott and Jacobe Johnson. Scott averaged a team high 17.1 points per game last season, and Johnson averaged…

Business

Chamber events see some changes due to COVID-19 surge

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Months after the novel coronavirus pandemic caused Mustang Chamber of Commerce to cancel its signature Western Days event and reroute several others, the most recent surge of the virus has once again changed the organization’s plans. Monday’s annual holiday bowling tournament fundraiser, set for Monday, was postponed until sometime in…

The Burlap Buffalo celebrating third anniversary

By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer In 2017 Jessica Walker and fellow Mustang native Sherry Jones opened their storefront business The Burlap Buffalo Boutique, located at 224 W. State Highway 152. On Nov. 14, the store will celebrate its third anniversary with its annual birthday celebration. “We will give away 25 grab bags to the first…

Education

Mustang Public Schools to participate in student quarantine pilot program

Option would allow students exposed to COVID-19 to return to class By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang Public School District is the first across the state to approve an in-school quarantine program developed by Oklahoma State Department of Health. An Opportunity for Students Exposed to COVID-19 to Return to Campus The short-term change in the…

Conflicting reports concerning Canadian County COVID-19 status

Area districts report move to red status, while OSDH reports level unchanged from orange, due to differing report measurements Mustang officials – no changes to district protocols at this time By Traci Chapman Mustang was one of at least two area school districts that late Friday announced a change in Canadian County’s COVID-19 reporting level,…

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