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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.…

Lady Broncos off and running under new coach

By Stan Moss Contributing Writer The Mustang High School Athletics department has held so many new coach press conferences this year that they put Ted’s Escondido on their speed dial. Katie Bass is one of those new coaches, taking the reins of the Lady Broncos basketball team when Kevin Korstjens took the boys’ head coaching…

Local volleyball players make junior Olympics

By Stan Moss Contributing Writer Two metro area girls, including one from Mustang, have qualified for the AAU West Coast Junior Olympics in beach volleyball. Carter Bohuslavicky of Mustang High School and Chloe McPherson of Norman High School finished second in the 15 and under qualifier in the Battle of the Bay sand volleyball tournament,…

Campaign keepsakes serve as reminder for State Senator

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer They are interesting and unique – in fact, believed to be the only of their kind – decorative items for a state senator’s office, but they’re an important part of who Paul Rosino was and who he remains today. “I guess not a lot of people keep a pair of…

Firefighters’ Freedom Celebration, 50 years in the making

Firefighters’ freedom celebration set for June 29 By Traci Chapman Staff Writer One of Mustang Fire Department’s biggest fundraisers is set to light up city skies for its 50th time, as volunteers get ready for Freedom Celebration 2019. Historically held the last Saturday in June, this year’s event is set for June 29 at the…

Broncos continue hot streak with rout of Southmoore

Silva extends scoring streak to nine games with two goals By Stan Moss Contributing Writer The Mustang Broncos’ soccer team continued its winning ways on Friday night, pasting the Southmoore SaberCats 7-0 at home.  In the process the Broncos notched their seventh straight win, and improved their record to 11-2 overall and 5-0 in the…

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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…

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,…

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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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