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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…

Mustang family spreads awareness of rare condition

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer To say life’s journey has been one of twists and turns for Mike and Maggie Cook would likely be an understatement; to say they have grown stronger both individually and together would definitely be one. That strength faced its strongest test – and got a deepening boost – seven years…

Road repairs in flux in wake of flooding

SW 59th now open; South Czech Hall work ongoing By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Recent flooding and related issues have caused headaches for drivers both in Mustang proper and its surrounding areas – some of that work still in flux, while a major thoroughfare on the city’s border finally reopened. SW 59th Street and South…

Stitt brings plan for future to Mustang

County chambers of commerce host appearance By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Gov. Kevin Stitt has a message for Oklahomans and it was one he made loud and clear last week for Canadian County officials, residents and businesspeople – the state has a bright future ahead of it in a journey that must be made together.…

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Tackling Tourette Syndrome

Choctaw teen named TAA Youth Ambassador A 17-year-old from Choctaw is on a mission to spread awareness about Tourette Syndrome and related tic disorders. The Tourette Association of America recently announced this year’s Youth Ambassador Program inductees – a group of teens that were selected to participate in the association’s ambassador training program in Orlando, Florida,…

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…

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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…

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