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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…

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…

Area News

Blessing Box sponsored for Union City

A nonprofit organization, Oklahoma blessing boxes, unveiled the location for its newest blessing box: Union City.  A Facebook post by the organization thanks Renae McGregor for sponsoring this box located at City Hall, located at 101 Elm Ave in Union City.  “This is your community blessing box!” The post reads. “Let’s help them STOCK this…

Post 353 posts Avenue of Flags, ready for 9-11 remembrance

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer September is a busy month for Mustang American Legion Post 353, as they remember one of the country’s darkest times and work to keep the spark of patriotism alive amid the kind of pandemic unseen by most people now living. “This is really a challenging time – due to the…

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

McCann’s Roofing & Construction has new owners, new products, new outlook

Eric and Sha Brown’s entrance into the construction industry was a whirlwind. In 2018, they got married, bought a house, and were climbing the corporate ladder. Both had successful careers but traveled often and wanted to build a life together. Later that year, a business broker introduced them to Dave McCann of McCann’s Roofing &…

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…

Education

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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