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Countdown continues for Western Days

Mustang’s biggest event celebrates city’s big 5-0 By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Friday marked a big annual milestone for Mustang Western Days organizers – two weeks until thousands of people turned up to experience arguably the city’s largest event. This year would be especially significant, City Manager and Mustang Chamber of Commerce chairman Tim Rooney…

Sounds of the season

Mustang Nightriders marching band kicks off new year By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Coming back from one of the most successful programs in its history and tackling a new level of marching complexities, Mustang High School Nightriders marching band Saturday brought the heat to an already sweltering day with a performance that showed just how…

Mustang artist creates design for butterfly license plate contest

Voting on themed license plates ends Sept. 8 By Traci Chapman Staff Writer For Mustang artist Rick Sinnett, creation has been a voyage of self-discovery, a way to share a vision through the creation of murals and other medium. With his newest project, it’s a way to protect something, at the same time furthering the…

Just Kids Pediatrics, a blend of care for young patients

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Children in Mustang will have a new kind of health care option soon, when Just Kids Pediatrics opens its doors in the city. It was an opening that might not have happened, if not for the intercession of Sen. Paul Rosino, Just Kids representatives said. Originally looking at a new…

Lions Club comes back with a roar

Event provides screening, highlights Cruisers partnership By Traci Chapman Staff Writer It was a match made in heaven Saturday, as Mustang Lions Club and Thursday Night Cruisers partnered for an event that combined health, community and classic cars. That event was a special rally, of sorts, a gathering of about 87 classic vehicles and one…

Mr. Mustang’s legacy lives on

Crout remembered for commitment to community By Traci Chapman Staff Writer He was a man who loved his family, his friends and his community, someone who showed through his actions how much he believed in Mustang and its potential – and although gone, Robert Crout left behind him a legacy of promise, growth and determination…

Mustang loses a legend

Robert Crout killed in July 17 crash in Texas By Traci Chapman Staff Writer It was Wednesday afternoon rumors started circulating a prominent Mustang couple had been involved in an accident while driving in the Texas Panhandle. By late the afternoon July 17, the news was confirmed – Robert Crout, 69, had been killed in…

Mustang parks and rec activities heat up along with temperatures

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Summer seems to hold a special energy, as Mustang Parks and Recreation Department pulls out all the stops to offer a variety of activities, events and amenities officials say are designed to make the season fun for everyone. Aquatic Center Summer and swimming go hand in hand, and Mustang Aquatic…

Pradella performs

Mustang preteen excels at kayak racing By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer Marcel Pradella knew at an early age that his youngest daughter Shelby had athletic talent. That talent was on display earlier this month as 11-year-old Shelby medaled at the Wascana West Canada Cup Canoe/Kayak Sprint races at Lake Wascana in Saskatchewan, Canada. “I have…

Mustang community garden promotes SNAP produce purchases for healthy eating

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang community gardeners say they hope to better spread the word about one of the nonprofit’s newest offerings – the ability to utilize SNAP benefits to purchase eligible items at Wildhorse Gardens and Market. Volunteers estimated Saturday only a few individuals have taken advantage of the ability to use SNAP…

Area News

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…

Area Sports

Mustang heads north for key district battle with Panthers

By Stan Moss Contributing Writer The Mustang Broncos football team will travel to north Oklahoma City on Friday night to take on the Putnam City North Panthers in a district battle that has large playoff implications. With two weeks remaining in the regular season, five teams remain in contention for four playoff spots in District…

Broncos run to regional crown

By John Martin Staff Writer SAND SPRINGS —  Led by defending state 6A champion Gabe Simonsen, the Mustang Broncos captured the championship of the 6A cross country regional qualifying meet at Charles Page High School in Sand Springs on Saturday. The Lady Broncos finished fourth in the team race and will join the boys squad…

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