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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…

Mustang American Legion to celebrate National Poppy Day

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly, Scarce heard amid the guns below… – John McCrae By Traci Chapman Staff Writer It was 1915, and World War I raged. Major John McCrae was a surgeon attached…

Casey’s General Store cruising into area

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Building permits for two Casey’s General Stores have been filed in the Oklahoma City metro, with one to be constructed north of Mustang. The Iowa-based convenience store and gas supplier have filed permits for the northwest corner of Cemetery Road and Reno and the southwest corner of Wilshire and Council…

Area News

Survivors – The heart of Relay for Life efforts

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Relay for Life for some is primarily about remembrance and honor, a time to share all that was special about someone who battled cancer and lost and a chance to do something to stop anyone else from going through the same loss – but, it’s also about life, about survival…

Resignation halts city council race

Ray slated for Ward I seat after Pratt resigns from city council By Traci Chapman Staff Writer While voters living in Mustang City Council’s first ward will have a choice to make on their April 2 municipal ballots that choice is now a moot point after Councilwoman DeAnna Pratt announced her resignation from the board.…

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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