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Officials ask for help as pandemic impacts blood drives, donations

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer As confirmed COVID-19 cases and the number of resulting deaths continue to rise, the pandemic is also taking a toll on other medical efforts, efforts that if not maintained could put more people at risk, officials say. Key among those was blood donation activities, which have taken a serious hit…

GCSO Investigators solved vandalism case in less than two days

An elderly woman living in Bridge Creek was in Houston, Texas getting cancer treatment when eight children out of a group of ten, aged 9 to 12 years old, ransacked, vandalized, and destroyed her home. The homeowner is currently living with a family member, and her family has begun fundraising via Facebook. So far, 10…

The Aesthetics Place Medspa focuses on skincare, health and wellness

By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer Tanja Pittman was having shoulder issues many years ago and sought relief from massage therapy, which introduced her to the spa setting in Arkansas. Those experiences piqued her curiosity about possibly having her own spa and inspired her to visit different spas around the country while traveling to get ideas.…

City gives Angelman Day annual recognition

Proclamation expresses support for rare condition and families affected by it By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Two years ago a Mustang mayor first issued a proclamation bringing attention to a rare condition and those affected with it. Last week that recognition became permanent, as Angelman Day will be celebrated the 15th day of each February…

Mustang swimmers hope to make splash in 2019-20

By Stan Moss Contributing Writer The Mustang Broncos Swim team has a brand new coach in Ashley Berndt, and another year of experience under their belt after a promising season last year. On the girls’ side, Hannah Hamilton returns for her senior year after placing sixth at the state meet in the 100-yard butterfly for…

Broncos can’t wrangle Jenks

Mustang’s season ends with 55-28 loss to traditional Class 6A powerhouse By Stan Moss Contributing Writer The Mustang Broncos football magical season came to an end Friday night as the Jenks Trojans defeated the Broncos 55-28 at Bronco Stadium. The loss eliminates Mustang from the 6A playoffs, and pulls the curtain down on Head Coach…

Unique collaboration moves beyond controlling prisoner population figures

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A unique collaboration borne of necessity to address spiking county jail populations has transcended its original goal, in the process making a difference not only to those working to keep prisoner counts manageable but also providing opportunities that might make all the difference to someone looking for a second chance,…

As one retail chapter closes in Mustang, another begins

Officials confirm Gordmans to replace closing Stage store By Traci Chapman Staff Writer The racks are for sale, the inventory is marked down, and Mustang Stage store is preparing to close its doors – but not for long, officials say. That’s because while Stage will soon be a thing of the past in the city,…

All things alpaca

Mustang couple turning hobby into business By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer Shopping habits have changed over the years, and that impacted the way Kathy and Mike Fleming with Mustang Creek Alpacas run their business. Earlier this year the couple closed down their Oklahoma City Stockyards store, and now operate their business online, as well with…

History in peril

County officials step in to save 1907 county jail By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer It’s a fight to save history in El Reno, as officials continue to team with area historic groups to save a building in the Canadian County seat that’s withstood the test of time – but which could be lost to history…

Area News

Officials ask for help as pandemic impacts blood drives, donations

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer As confirmed COVID-19 cases and the number of resulting deaths continue to rise, the pandemic is also taking a toll on other medical efforts, efforts that if not maintained could put more people at risk, officials say. Key among those was blood donation activities, which have taken a serious hit…

GCSO Investigators solved vandalism case in less than two days

An elderly woman living in Bridge Creek was in Houston, Texas getting cancer treatment when eight children out of a group of ten, aged 9 to 12 years old, ransacked, vandalized, and destroyed her home. The homeowner is currently living with a family member, and her family has begun fundraising via Facebook. So far, 10…

Area Sports

Mustang swimmers hope to make splash in 2019-20

By Stan Moss Contributing Writer The Mustang Broncos Swim team has a brand new coach in Ashley Berndt, and another year of experience under their belt after a promising season last year. On the girls’ side, Hannah Hamilton returns for her senior year after placing sixth at the state meet in the 100-yard butterfly for…

Broncos can’t wrangle Jenks

Mustang’s season ends with 55-28 loss to traditional Class 6A powerhouse By Stan Moss Contributing Writer The Mustang Broncos football magical season came to an end Friday night as the Jenks Trojans defeated the Broncos 55-28 at Bronco Stadium. The loss eliminates Mustang from the 6A playoffs, and pulls the curtain down on Head Coach…

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