Mustang Times Area News

American Pickers looking for collectors in the area

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Do you or anyone you know have unique relics or antique collections with interesting stories behind them? If so, History Channel’s American Pickers wants to know. Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the American Pickers team are set to film in Oklahoma mid-October and November, and they are looking for leads…

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Wizard World Comic Con coming to OKC

Colorful characters from around the state are set to converge on downtown Oklahoma City this October as the metro hosts its first Wizard World Comic Convention. Costumed heroes, comic books, celebrity guests and much more can be expected at Oklahoma City’s inaugural Wizard World event, which is slated for Oct. 27-29 at the Cox Convention Center.…

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MPS nurse serves district wholeheartedly

By Traci Chapman Staff Witer For Ashly Armstrong, nursing is all about family – it’s what inspired her in her career choice and the basis for her care of every patient, every day. That inspiration began before Armstrong even entered high school, as she watched the struggle of a family member, and wanted to be…

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Mustang woman helps organize PANDAS Awareness Day

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A Mustang woman is among the organizers of an event that could help thousands of Oklahoma children and their families. That woman is Kristen Murdock and the event is Oklahoma PANDAS Awareness Day, scheduled for Oct. 9 at the State Capitol. PANDAS – Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal…

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MHS best and brightest honored

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang High School last week celebrated its “best and brightest” during a ceremony hosted by Principal Dr. Teresa Wilkerson. Twenty-one students were on hand Sept. 27 for the school’s annual AP scholar award reception. The group is among 42 MHS students who earned honors because of their excellence on advanced…

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Brittany’s Play Adventure honored nationally

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang’s first ever all-inclusive playground recently achieved yet another milestone, as it was selected as a national award finalist – among more than 50 applicants for the honor. Brittany’s Play Adventure was one of five finalists for the Park Champion award, given through National Recreation and Park Association’s Park Champion…

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The sky is not the limit for Mustang balloonist

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor A Mustang man will return to the skies as he takes flight in his hot air balloon at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Oct. 7 -15. Lee Little and his balloon, Phenix, are attending the annual festival along with hundreds of others from all over the world to celebrate the…

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Mustang Cub Scouts collecting stuffed animals for Houston

By Traci Chapman Staff Reporter While volunteers are helping to provide rescue and shelter, food and clean water to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, some of Mustang’s youngest residents are joining in the effort. Mustang Cub Scout Pack 398 is collecting new and gently used stuffed animals for children affected by the storm, Lori Leichssenring…

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Corporals receive Life Saving Medals

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer It was a quiet Sunday, about 8 a.m. on May 28, 2017. But, for Steven Sharp, long-time area band educator and military musician, all sense of normalcy would be quickly gone, as he fought for his life, brought down by a heart attack. It would be a day that would…

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Boy Scouts looking to add more cubs to the pack

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer The smallest of Mustang’s local boy scouts are getting ready for a new year of adventure and learning – and they’re hoping to add some more cubs to the pack. “We’re hoping for more families to become involved and to take part in Boy Scouts and in our pack specifically,”…

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