Mayor deems Feb. 15 Angelman Day

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Thanks to a little boy with an angelic smile and the loving and determined family blessed to have him, Mustang will shine a light on a rare condition, with Angelman Day. Mayor Jay Adams last week officially issued a proclamation declaring Feb. 15 Angelman Day, inspired by Matthew Cook, his…

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Orders blooming at Mustang Flowers

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Love is in the air, and so is the smell of roses at Mustang Flowers and Gifts as employees begin preparations for Valentine’s Day. “It’s the busiest day of the year for us,” said Teresa DeBord, Mustang Flowers and Gifts part-owner. DeBord said she’s already ordered 4,000 roses and has…

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STATE OF THE CITY: City manager praises Mustang

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer With its first balanced budget in more than seven years, strong economic performance and a host of programs and projects moving forward, Mustang City Manager Tim Rooney’s State of the City report was full of optimist, hope – and good news. Rooney presented that report last week during Mustang Chamber…

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ButterSweet Cupcakes in Yukon prepares for Valentine’s Day

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Lovers of all things sweet will not be disappointed when they walk through the doors of ButterSweet Cupcakes in Yukon. Customers can indulge in more than 10 unique cupcakes flavors, as well as signature cookies, cake shakes, cake parfaits, cake by the slice, macarons, cake truffles, brownies, ice-cream and so…

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Mustang nurse receives national VA award

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Next month, a Mustang nurse working for Oklahoma City Veteran’s Administration Health Care System’s downtown center will head to Washington, D.C. as American Legion’s 2017 National VA Health Care Provider Award. Jillene Sroczynski has had a varied career, but it’s at the VA Center she has found her true calling,…

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Fazoli’s near Mustang opening soon

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Fast, fresh, Italian food is coming to the area as the new Fazoli’s location at 501 S. Morgan Road in Oklahoma City is scheduled to open Jan. 30. Soon to be located in the TA travel center, the restaurant will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day…

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Mustang locomotive engineer sets out on last train ride

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor In May of 1972, Mustang local David Townsend went to work for Santa Fe Railway as a summer job. Little did he know, he’d begin a career of more than 40 years traveling across the nation’s railroads. Townsend, who is a locomotive engineer for BNSF, sets out on this last…

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Chick-fil-A shows interest in Mustang

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor A picture of a proposed Chick-fil-A location in Mustang circulating on LoopNet.com recently caught the attention of local residents. However, the proposed location, pictured on state Highway 152 and Sara Rd. under CBRE Retail Services, may not actually come to fruition despite the franchise’s desire to open a Mustang location.…

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Mustang nurse receives national honor

By Traci Chapman Staff Witer A Mustang nurse whose career has been spent helping others at The Children’s Center in Bethany has been tapped to take her skills to a bigger arena, after her selection as a panel member developing examination questions for a nationwide nurses’ examination. Callie Rinehart was named to the NCLEX knowledge,…

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Boutique keeps woman’s legacy alive

Goldie Marie’s Boutique (GMB) in Mustang opened after a local family, Johnnie and AnnaLeah Johnston, wanted to honor AnnaLeah’s mother’s, Goldie Marie (Carpenter) Brantley’s, legacy after passing away in 1998 from reoccurring breast cancer.  AnnaLeah stated her mom had three passions, being a Christian, her family and shopping.  The Johnston’s decided to open GMB after…

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