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Westgate Park development ramping up

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher  A very unique development is underway along Reno Ave. and Sara Rd. Westgate Park is 100 acres of prime land suited for office, retail, restaurants and multi family housing. Currently it’s home to the large Westgate One building. That’s the only Class A space in Canadian County and is the flagship…

Mustang grad heads to Mrs. Oklahoma pageant

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer If you take a look at Candice Faerber’s teacher page at Moore Public School District’s Red Oak Elementary, it gives you a glimpse into who she is and how she wants the world to be. “Nothing is impossible – the word itself says, ‘I’m possible.’” Faerber says on that webpage.…

Oklahoma Ranks 10th in the Nation for Suicide

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher  More people are seeking services for mental health in Oklahoma during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oklahomans can receive help at Mental Health Association Oklahoma. It’s an organization that works to promote mental health, suicide prevention, criminal justice reform and ending homelessness. “COVID right now is a very highly focused disease process that…

Mustang Chamber celebrates community and businesses at banquet

Kathy Crout inducted into Mustang Hall of Fame By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Thursday was a busy night for the Mustang Chamber of Commerce. The group celebrated accomplishments over the past year, looked towards the future and had a little fun in the process during their 47th annual awards banquet and auction at The Venue…

City issues Aug. 1 partial face mask mandate

Face coverings required at all city meetings, library By Traci Chapman Although officials have not followed the lead of Mustang’s biggest neighbor in implementing a citywide face mask mandate, anyone wishing to attend city council meetings – and one of its busiest facilities – will now be required to wear one. Mustang City Manager Tim…

WildCare helps struggling wild animals

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Oklahomans can get help for sick, injured or orphaned wild animals at the WildCare Foundation. They provide a place to bring struggling wildlife with the goal of releasing healthy animals back into the wild. WildCare has admitted and provided care for over 100,000 sick, injured and orphaned native wild animals. It’s…

Mustang delays fall semester start date

Classes now begin Aug. 24   By Traci Chapman After initially delaying the first day of the fall semester to Aug. 14, Mustang Public School District officials announced Wednesday afternoon classes would now begin Aug. 24 for all students. “The decision to delay students’ start date further to Aug. 24 is based on many factors,”…

Old School Bagel Cafe coming soon 

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Construction is underway for a new restaurant and dental clinic located near the intersection of SW 15th St. and Mustang Rd, adjacent to the 7 Eleven. The new property includes 6,300 square feet of retail space. Old School Bagel Cafe will be on the north side and on the south side…

Mustang drops Nightriders marching band name

Move taken as part of district inclusivity, diversity efforts   By Traci Chapman It’s been a part of Mustang High School band program history for about 40 years, but the Nightriders name is no longer a part of its future. The decision to drop the group’s long-held Nightriders nickname – most prominently used in connection…

Chamber cancels Mustang Western Days

Public safety motivating factor By Traci Chapman Mustang Chamber of Commerce late Saturday announced it would not hold Western Days, the city’s signature event. It is the first time in its 47-year history Western Days has been canceled, chamber president/CEO Renee Peerman said; the move comes as COVID-19 cases continue to spike across Oklahoma, including…

Area News

Coulter: Save our restaurants before it’s too late

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher A brand new national Yelp survey isn’t very good news for the restaurant industry. Sixty percent of restaurants that shut down because of the pandemic are not coming back. Nearly 16,000 U.S. restaurants have closed permanently. Local restaurants employ your neighbors, so supporting a nearby restaurant can strengthen the local economy…

Mustang grad heads to Mrs. Oklahoma pageant

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer If you take a look at Candice Faerber’s teacher page at Moore Public School District’s Red Oak Elementary, it gives you a glimpse into who she is and how she wants the world to be. “Nothing is impossible – the word itself says, ‘I’m possible.’” Faerber says on that webpage.…

Area Sports

Lady Broncos eager to return to state tourney

By Stan Moss Contributing Writer The Mustang Lady Broncos volleyball team’s mission is clear this upcoming season: Return to State. This year’s squad doesn’t mince words when talking about the team’s chances of returning to the dance. And neither does head Coach Steven Hajek, who likes his team’s chances this season. “We’re pushing to get…

Mustang distance runners have podium plans

By Stan Moss Contributing Writer “A little bit is better than nada, but sometimes you want the whole enchilada” – The Texas Tornadoes The Mustang girls’ and boys’ cross-country teams share an uncommon bond this year as the 2020 fall season approaches. Last year both programs finished the season with a bitter pill, placing 4th…

Business

Westgate Park development ramping up

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher  A very unique development is underway along Reno Ave. and Sara Rd. Westgate Park is 100 acres of prime land suited for office, retail, restaurants and multi family housing. Currently it’s home to the large Westgate One building. That’s the only Class A space in Canadian County and is the flagship…

Mustang Chamber celebrates community and businesses at banquet

Kathy Crout inducted into Mustang Hall of Fame By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Thursday was a busy night for the Mustang Chamber of Commerce. The group celebrated accomplishments over the past year, looked towards the future and had a little fun in the process during their 47th annual awards banquet and auction at The Venue…

Education

Mustang delays fall semester start date

Classes now begin Aug. 24   By Traci Chapman After initially delaying the first day of the fall semester to Aug. 14, Mustang Public School District officials announced Wednesday afternoon classes would now begin Aug. 24 for all students. “The decision to delay students’ start date further to Aug. 24 is based on many factors,”…

Mustang drops Nightriders marching band name

Move taken as part of district inclusivity, diversity efforts   By Traci Chapman It’s been a part of Mustang High School band program history for about 40 years, but the Nightriders name is no longer a part of its future. The decision to drop the group’s long-held Nightriders nickname – most prominently used in connection…

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