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Mustang Nightriders win Yukon Invitational

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer With a first-place overall finish and caption awards for visual and general effects, Mustang High School’s Nightriders marching band stole the show at its first contest of the year, the Sept. 29 Yukon Invitational. Nightriders’ “Outside the Realm” is an arrangement of selections from composer Thomas Bergersen, “Big Giant Circles”…

Council takes proactive stance on alcohol sale changes, medical marijuana guidelines

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Voter-mandated changes to alcohol sales and allowing medical marijuana meant a host of changes to Mustang ordinances – changes approved by city council members who cited the need for a proactive stance on issues before they go into effect. Alcohol Sale Changes Effective Oct. 1, grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies…

McKenzie sworn in as councilman

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Ward V has a new city councilman, as Travis McKenzie Sept. 4 was sworn in to complete Linda Hagan’s unfinished term. McKenzie is pastor at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. He and his wife, Angela, have lived in Mustang for more than five years. The new councilman previously…

Sheriff’s deputies to patrol Mustang schools

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Canadian County Commissioners on Tuesday approved an agreement between the Canadian County Sheriff’s Department and the Mustang Public School system to provide three full time, on duty law enforcement officers for eight Mustang school sites each day school is in session. This agreement comes from decisions made by MPS Board…

Community garden named award finalist

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Just three years after Mustang’s local community garden became Wildhorse Gardens and Market, volunteer efforts and a partnership with city and other organizations have resulted in a different kind of harvest, with the nonprofit named a 2018 Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Environmental Excellence award finalist. “We are very proud that the…

CSL Plasma opens in Mustang

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor One of the world’s largest collectors of human plasma, CSL Plasma is now open in Mustang. The former Aaron’s building has been transformed into a state-of-the-art plasma donation center located at 140 South Symes Ln. off state Highway 152. CSL Plasma Mustang Center Manager Sam Emrich called Mustang the ideal…

Driving altercation turns deadly

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A Mustang woman has died and an Oklahoma City woman is being held in Oklahoma County Jail after a late Saturday-early Sunday morning series of altercations, police say. Dustie Lyn Hart, 36, was killed near the intersection of West state Highway 152 and Gregory Road. Oklahoma City Police investigators said…

Annual event to help families prepare for school year

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang families will get a helping hand Sunday, with Clear Springs Church’s The Big Give. This year’s event – its ninth annual – is expected to serve about 600 students and their families – 100 more than last year, Clear Springs pastor Jim Harris said. In 2017 the church and…

Mustang man faces criminal charges for alleged bomb threat, stalking

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A 25-year-old Mustang man faces several criminal counts after what prosecutors call a campaign of terror he allegedly waged against a woman who broke off a relationship with him. Canadian County District Court’s involvement in the situation began in April, when the woman requested an emergency protective order against Jordan…

Former Touchdown Booster Club president accused of embezzlement

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A former Mustang booster club president stands accused of embezzling more than $10,000 from accounts meant to fund student activities. Canadian County prosecutors in May filed criminal felony charges against 48-year-old Raymond Craig Davis, Jr., alleging the Oklahoma City man converted more than $10,120 raised by Mustang Touchdown Booster Club…

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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…

Area Sports

Jackets roll by Mustang in dual state semi-final

Choctaw opened the Dual State Wrestling Tournament with a quarter final win over Ponca City, 56-10. Meanwhile, Mustang proved they were a serious contender with a 34-29 win over 2017 Dual State Champion Sand Springs. When the two Class 6A powers met in a semi-final dual one was looking for their second dual state title…

Dilbeck to end illustrious career

Choctaw coach accepts position with OSSAA After four years as Choctaw High School’s Athletic Director and head football coach, and 30 years of coaching prior to that, Todd Dilbeck has decided to hang up his whistle. While retiring from the coaching game, Dilbeck isn’t done working as he’s now headed to the Oklahoma Secondary Sch…

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