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Jeepers Back the Blue

All-Jeep convoy rolls through communities in support of law enforcement officers   By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher     A local group of Jeep enthusiasts are rolling through towns honking horns and waving flags in support of law enforcement. Jeepers Back the Blue is a an organization of multiple Jeep clubs that get together to support…

Contact tracing accelerates in Oklahoma

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is ramping up contact tracing efforts with a new COVID-19 contact tracing and case investigation call center in Oklahoma City. The purpose of contact tracing is to find the known active COVID-19 cases and quickly get in touch with exposed individuals to ask that…

Palomino’s Mexican restaurant breaks ground

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher A popular Mexican restaurant from Stillwater and Joplin, Missouri is coming to Mustang. Palomino’s, an authentic Mexican restaurant, has broke ground at 1404 East State Highway 152. It will be located just south of the Silver Stallion.   The restaurant will be over 4,000 square feet with a dinning room, small…

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,”…

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Opinion: What to do with old cell phones?

Have you ever wondered what to do with your old cell phones? Chances are you have an old cell phone or two sitting around your home. Should you just throw them in the trash? Can they be recycled? What do you do with them? You definitely don’t want to trash old cell phones. They contain…

Trump supporters hold MAGA parades

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Trump Trains are picking up steam and rolling all across Oklahoma. A Trump Train is a large parade of vehicles waving, honking horns and flying flags in support of President Donald J. Trump. The events are organized by members of the Facebook group #Drivefor45 Oklahoma. The town of Tuttle is set…

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

Ragin Cajun serves up New Orleans cuisine

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher New Orleans style cooking is coming soon to the area. The Ragin Cajun is opening up a seafood restaurant and fresh seafood market at 1701 S Mustang Rd. It’s located behind the 7 Eleven in the Mustang Crossing shopping center.   The owner grew up in the south and knows what…

The Lokal bringing Okie Cuisine to Mustang

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher A popular Yukon restaurant is coming soon to Mustang. The Lokal will be located in the new Mustang Plaza Shopping Center near Sara Rd. and SH 152. It’s under construction now and located behind the Applebee’s restaurant and in front of Lowe’s Home Improvement. Owners Roger and Kimberley Smith are looking…

Education

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…

Mustang discontinues summer food program

Options still available to families through Meals4Kids By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang Public School District will suspend a summer meal plan announced in June at the end of this week, officials announced last week. That suspension will take effect July 9; the district offered the program after making meals available to families throughout the…

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