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Companies sending supplies to Texas, donations needed

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Three area companies are teaming up to send a semi-truck full of supplies to Houston for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Wolseley Industrial, Metro Ready Mix and CM Engineering are covering the cost to transport the semi, but they are calling on the community to help gather donations. Requested supplies…

Family of deceased inmate files lawsuit against Canadian County officials

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Canadian County Commissioners, former sheriff Randall Edwards and a county jail healthcare contractor face a federal lawsuit, filed by the family of a man who died in June 2016 while held in Canadian County Jail. It is undisputed that 46-year-old Anthony Kade Davis died June 5, 2016, shortly after being…

Old gym razed to make way for high school science academy

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang Public Schools last week saw the end of an era, as the district’s high school “old gym” was demolished, to make way for the MHS Science Academy. “Mustang is one of the most unique towns – it has grown from a town along a winding dirt road with 30…

Fluffy Mustaches Pet Grooming finds home in Mustang

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Dogs and cats throughout Mustang have been strutting their “fluffy mustaches” following the opening of a local pet grooming business earlier this summer. Fluffy Mustaches Pet Grooming opened in June and is located at 135 Cedar Branch Way, Suite 107. Owner Lisa Walter was advised to add Pet Grooming to…

Osborn Right for Labor Commission After Taking Stand

State Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, announced late last week that she is in the process of putting together an exploratory committee to consider running for Oklahoma Labor Commissioner. As Labor Commissioner, Osborn’s focus will be on retaining the state’s educators since the measure will strengthen the state’s case for attracting other industries. “At this time, Oklahoma…

OKC man allegedly selling drugs at tattoo business

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer An Oklahoma City man faces criminal complaints alleging he was selling drugs out of a local tattoo business. Billy Jack Charnik, 43, owns Cheyenne Ink, a tattoo parlor located in the 300 block of South Mustang Road, Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said. According to investigators, Charnik was arrested July…

Local State Rep. replaced as budget committee chair

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor House Speaker Charles McCall announced Tuesday that State Rep. Kevin Wallace has been named the new chair of the House of Appropriations and Budget Committee, consequently replacing State Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang. Wallace served as vice chair during the last session. It has been reported that Osborn has recently been…

MHS teacher nominated for state teacher of the year

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer For the second year in a row and only the third time in Mustang Public Schools history, a district educator has been named as one of 12 nominees for Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year. Mustang High School teacher Chad Harper was in March named as the district’s 2017-2018 Teacher…

New district court judge sworn in

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer Canadian County has a new district court judge. Assistant District Attorney Paul Hesse moves behind the bench, after he on July 5 was sworn in as the newest member of Canadian County’s judiciary. The standing-room-only ceremony drew judges, court personnel and attorneys from the county and beyond, as well as…

Animal shelter closer to needed renovation

By Traci Chapman Mustang Animal Shelter is getting closer to a major renovation/expansion, city officials say. Part of the August 2016 sales tax extension approved by residents, the aged and dilapidated shelter is now on the fast-track, officials said. “Red Prairie Design Group is working on the project and we feel like staff had a…

Area News

Mustang celebrates Parks and Recreation Month

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer As summer hits full stride, Mustang is celebrating one of its busiest seasons with Parks and Recreation Month. The national July observance  is a way to honor all the benefits parks and activities offer the community, as well as bringing attention to area facilities and events, said Jean Heasley, Mustang…

Cardinal Motors does things the ‘Cardinal Way’

By Van Mitchell Staff Writer Todd Wiebusch grew up a St. Louis Cardinals fan and it shows inside his new Mustang business Cardinal Motors located at 1419 E. state Highway 152 which is filled with a variety of Cardinal memorabilia from framed jerseys to bleacher seats to player’s lockers. He has also named his business…

Area Sports

Runner-ups

By Brody Feldmann Staff Writer   DEER CREEK- The Mustang Broncos girls basketball team competed in the Bruce Gray Invitational hosted at Deer Creek over the weekend. The Broncos finished as the tournament runner-up losing to host Deer Creek in the championship. “When they shoot the ball like that they are as good as any…

Broncos tame Antlers

DEER CREEK- The Mustang boys basketball team finished with a fifth place finish in the Bruce Gray Invitational over the weekend. The Broncos defeated Deer Creek in the consolation finals which was Mustang’s second time to beat the Antlers on their home court. In the opening round the Broncos drew the Putnam City Pirates which…

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