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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…

Mustang man accused of threatening to kill officer

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A Mustang man faces potential criminal complaints, after an alleged July 12 burglary that culminated in him threatening to kill a police officer. Thirty-eight-year-old Jesse Thomas Croisant stands accused of first degree burglary, intimidating or threatening a state witness and public intoxication. Those complaints came after dispatchers directed Mustang officer…

Pocket change is the new toilet paper

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic we had a shortage in toilet paper, hand sanitizer, masks, cleaning supplies and even meat. Now you can add pocket change to that list. The pandemic has created an unexpected nationwide shortage of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. Big-name retailers and fast food restaurants…

Data issue causes case reporting problems, delay

New information provided during last-minute Tuesday press briefing By Traci Chapman During a last-minute press conference Tuesday afternoon, state officials gave an update concerning Oklahoma COVID-19 case data over the last few days. Recently reported numbers revised Tuesday Interim health commissioner Lance Frye reported Oklahoma had 894 new cases reported overnight; there is also a…

Holy Spirit Catholic Church celebrates sanctuary more than 30 years in the making

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer They prayed and sacrificed, donated and persevered – and the end result is a sanctuary that embodies all that Mustang’s Holy Spirit Catholic Church represents to those who worship there, they say. It was a sanctuary they waited more than three decades for – a new building that dwarfs the…

Mustang United Methodist Church hosting concert

Free outdoor concert slated for Thursday By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Music will come to Mustang United Methodist Church Thursday in a free community-wide summer concert. That concert will feature Stars Go Dim and special guest JJ Weeks and was conceived as a way to pull the community together as COVID-19 continues to cause worries…

Mustang police arrest two people after bomb found

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Two Oklahoma City residents remain in Canadian County Jail, accused of having a bomb found Wednesday in a vehicle parked at Mustang Lowe’s. Richard Keith Brown, 30, and 20-year-old Alyssa Dominique Ledford, also face complaints of possessing a sawed-off shotgun, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia possession. They were arrested by Mustang…

St. Anthony Healthplex offering testing

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher COVID-19 testing is available through two clinics at SSM Health St. Anthony Healthplex located at 201 S Sara Rd in Mustang. “We have two different ways of getting tested. One is what we call the broad base testing clinic. That’s for people who maybe aren’t showing signs or symptoms but need…

Applebee’s closes due to COVID-19

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Another restaurant has closed because of the coronavirus. The Mustang Applebee’s Grill & Bar, 1020 E. State Highway 152, has temporarily closed after two employees tested positive for COVID-19. A sign on the front door read “We are currently closed for deep cleaning and restaurant maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience…

Cool Cats cooks up inclusion, independence

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer This week it might be nachos, brownies are always a favorite and perhaps spaghetti will be next. The recipes are always different, but one thing always is the same – three Mustang teachers’ hope they will engage and entertain students of all ages through a love of cooking. That engagement…

Area News

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…

Area Sports

High School All-Stars battle Oklahoma Legends

Oklahoma softballers live up to their legends By Ryan Horton Managing Editor The Oklahoma Legends played a select group of high school softballers in an exhibition game in Shawnee Wednesday night, July 8. The scrimmage contest was the opener to a tournament sponsored by Fastpitch Future Softball that featured players from all over the world…

Getting to Know Senior Connor Leeper

By Stan Moss Contributing Writer In this week’s edition of highlighting graduated seniors whose season was cut short by COVID-19, we’ll talk to Broncos’ two-sport star Connor Leeper. As a defensive lineman on the football team, Leeper was chosen for all-state honors. In track and field, Leeper is a shot-putter who made it to state…

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 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…

Cool Cats cooks up inclusion, independence

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer This week it might be nachos, brownies are always a favorite and perhaps spaghetti will be next. The recipes are always different, but one thing always is the same – three Mustang teachers’ hope they will engage and entertain students of all ages through a love of cooking. That engagement…

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