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Farmhouse Chic Boutique blends country and style By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer Shannon Cantrell grew up dreaming of one day becoming an entrepreneur and owning her own business. She succeeded with that with the opening of Farmhouse Chic Boutique located at 1708 West State Highway 152 in Mustang. The store includes clothing, home décor, canvas…

Paramedics honored for saving man

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Two Mustang first responders last week were recognized by the Emergency Medical Services section chief director for exceptional patient care. Paramedics Levi Setliff and Morgan Peck received challenge coins Jan. 23, awarded them by Dr. Jeffrey Goodloe, EMS section/Medical Control Board chief director, the man who oversees area EMS operations…

Officials in the dark over streetlight issue

City seeking answers about dark streetlights on state Highway 152 By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Questions of why – and for how long – streetlights along a section of state Highway 152 will be out remain unanswered, as officials say Oklahoma Gas and Electric continues to leave them in the dark about the matter. The…

Mustang sees home building boom in 2018

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang in 2018 posted a single-family building permit record far above any seen in the last 10 years, in fact almost doubling the total posted in 2017. Mustang Community Development Department reports indicated the office issued 211 single-family building permits last year. That compared to 2017’s total of 114 and…

County leaders take first step toward family justice center

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Calvin was 11 years old when he decided he wanted to change his identity, becoming Alex so he could escape from the abuse and neglect that was his life. Calvin lost hope, he lost himself and in becoming Alex he started a journey that could have ended with him as…

Gass named county’s latest special judge

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer District Judge Paul Hesse has announced his appointment of Canadian County prosecutor Charles Gass to take the place of Special Judge Jack McCurdy. Gass served as a deputy district attorney in Canadian County for about two years, Hesse said, previously working in a private practice with Yukon and El Reno…

CCSO officers cleared in fatal October shooting

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Five Canadian County Sheriff’s officers who shot and killed a Mustang man after an Oct. 8 high-speed chase have been cleared of any wrongdoing in connection with his death. District attorney Mike Fields said Friday Major John Bridges, Lt. Bryan Dellinger, Lt. Jason Glass and deputies Christopher Contreras and Christopher…

Nightriders make band history

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer In its final competition of the season, Mustang High School’s Nightriders made school and band history as they became part of an elite group of Bands of America Grand Nationals semi-finalists.   It was the first time Mustang made semi-finals at the BOA Indianapolis competition. The band, which ended in…

Business projects across Mustang take shape

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer As the city works with Mustang Chamber of Commerce in a holiday partnership designed to promote local businesses, several commercial projects are in the works, city officials say. Those include developments for both existing and new businesses, according to City Manager Tim Rooney’s monthly report. Among those are a company…

Bailey, MPS ordered to attempt settlement

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer The 2016 firing of Mustang Public School District athletic director Chester “Chuck” Bailey was just the start of a legal battle that recently saw an abrupt turnaround – a battle now set for a Nov. 2 settlement conference. That hearing was set Oct. 15, three months after the Tenth Circuit…

Area News

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…

Area Sports

Mustang bounces Southmoore

See, Wickersham score two goals apiece in 5-0 victory over SaberCats By Alan Chapman Contributing Writer Mustang High School’s Lady Broncos soccer team hosted both Southmoore Lady Saber Cats and Mustang alumni in an April 12 game that saw the home team speed away with a 5-0 victory. Starting off slow, the game’s first half…

Mustang hosts first-time Holiday Classic Dec. 27-29

Lady Broncos open with Pocola at 7 p.m.; Mustang boys take on Tulsa Central at 8:30 p.m. By John Martin Staff Writer Both Mustang High School basketball squads will face stiff opposition in the opening round of the inaugural Cornerstone Bank Mustang Holiday Classic to be held in the Mustang gym Dec. 27-29. The Lady…

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