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Conflicting reports concerning Canadian County COVID-19 status

Area districts report move to red status, while OSDH reports level unchanged from orange, due to differing report measurements Mustang officials – no changes to district protocols at this time By Traci Chapman Mustang was one of at least two area school districts that late Friday announced a change in Canadian County’s COVID-19 reporting level,…

The Burlap Buffalo celebrating third anniversary

By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer In 2017 Jessica Walker and fellow Mustang native Sherry Jones opened their storefront business The Burlap Buffalo Boutique, located at 224 W. State Highway 152. On Nov. 14, the store will celebrate its third anniversary with its annual birthday celebration. “We will give away 25 grab bags to the first…

Beware of the Benadryl challenge

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher There’s a disturbing new challenge that’s sending teenagers to the emergency room and even to the funeral home. The “Benadryl Challenge” has users intentionally overdosing on Benadryl to induce hallucinations. The challenge has been posted on the video-sharing app TikTok. It involves taking a dozen or more pills of Benadryl to…

Mustang falls hard

Norman North uses big second half to put away Broncos 42-14 By Stan Moss Staff Writer The Mustang Broncos have been on a wild roller coaster ride through four games this season, and Saturday’s game with Norman North was definitely one of the dips. The Timberwolves came to town and did pretty much what they…

Mustang High School band perseveres through must unusual season in its history

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer With a global pandemic that’s upended almost everything they associate with their fall season, Mustang instrumental music staff and students are marching forward – and they are rising to the challenges posed by the novel coronavirus. “Overall, everyone is handling our situation gracefully – it is kind of one of…

Margarita lounge opening soon

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher A paradise of nothing but margaritas is coming soon to Mustang Road and S.W. 15th. Margarita lovers will love Tipsy Island Margarita Lounge. It’s an upscale lounge that will serve 30 different flavors of margaritas. The new lounge will specialize in and just serve margaritas. “We are going to be a…

School district extends mask mandate to all grade levels

Administrators – If COVID-19 levels remain ‘Orange 2,’ more measures could be on the way By Traci Chapman As the hours counted down Saturday to Mustang High School’s homecoming football game against Norman North High School, district administrators announced they were expanding a mask mandate to include all students. The information was released Saturday afternoon;…

Former fire chief named state fire marshal

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Retirement didn’t last long for former Mustang Fire Chief Carl Hickman, who last week was named State Fire Marshal. The fact the state agency pursued Hickman, who served Mustang for 12 years and retired in 2017, didn’t surprise those who knew and worked with him, they said. “It’s always flattering…

Home for Good

Hanson formally adopts partner Lex upon retirement By Traci Chapman Staff Writer When Lex became a Mustang police officer, he became part of a bigger family – but to no one was he as close as he was to his partner, Sgt. David Hanson. It seems appropriate, then, that as he readied for retirement in…

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…

Area News

Conflicting reports concerning Canadian County COVID-19 status

Area districts report move to red status, while OSDH reports level unchanged from orange, due to differing report measurements Mustang officials – no changes to district protocols at this time By Traci Chapman Mustang was one of at least two area school districts that late Friday announced a change in Canadian County’s COVID-19 reporting level,…

Opinion: Election Anxiety

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher The presidential election is less than 2 weeks away and anxiety is running extremely high. The term “election stress disorder” is being thrown around to describe how people are feeling about the upcoming election.   A new survey conducted by the American Psychological Association found that 68 percent of Americans said…

Area Sports

Football: Mustang’s gutsy performance not enough in 24-17, playoff loss at Broken Arrow

By Trey Hunter Sports Editor Mustang Times BROKEN ARROW – Mustang showed guts. But on Friday, guts just wasn’t enough. With their backs against the wall, the Broncos fought back, tying the game twice in the second half before falling behind 24-10 with 9:17 remaining. They scored with 4:35 remaining to pull within a score,…

Business

Former band teacher receives suspended sentence in online child sex sting

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A former Carl Albert High School band teacher received a suspended for soliciting sex from what he thought was an underage girl. Jason Ott, 34, was sentenced to 10 years for making lewd proposals to a child under 16, and soliciting a minor through technology and violating the Oklahoma…

Local runners qualify for state

By John Martin Staff Writer Cross country runners from Eastern Oklahoma County schools raced through regional qualifying meets last Saturday to qualify for the OSSAA State Championships. The state meet was originally scheduled for Saturday but was postponed until Wednesday due damage to storm damage at the Edmond Santa Fe course. To qualify for the…

Education

Former band teacher receives suspended sentence in online child sex sting

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A former Carl Albert High School band teacher received a suspended for soliciting sex from what he thought was an underage girl. Jason Ott, 34, was sentenced to 10 years for making lewd proposals to a child under 16, and soliciting a minor through technology and violating the Oklahoma…

Local runners qualify for state

By John Martin Staff Writer Cross country runners from Eastern Oklahoma County schools raced through regional qualifying meets last Saturday to qualify for the OSSAA State Championships. The state meet was originally scheduled for Saturday but was postponed until Wednesday due damage to storm damage at the Edmond Santa Fe course. To qualify for the…

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