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Let’s get muddy for MDA

Event returns this weekend to city More than 1,000 Oklahoma citizens will travel to Mustang to play in the 15th Annual Mankind United to Destroy Dystrophy (M.U.D.D.) Volleyball Tournament this Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24. In 2015, the tournament featured 130 independent, business and corporate teams who battled for first place in shin-deep…

State-of-the-Art Annex

Sheriff’s office filling new space with modern tools Once home to a newspaper, the building at 201 N. Rock Island is now a state-of-the-art investigation and training center for the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office. It’s known as the annex. “We are the fastest growing county in the state, it’s not slowing down,” Undersheriff Chris West…

Mission quilts filled with sew much love

  A Mustang group is looking for new volunteers to help them in a very important mission: making quilts for the less fortunate. To qualify, one should have a big heart and enjoy great and sometimes even entertaining conversation, members said. Outside of that, the group says sewing skills are a plus but if not,…

Pokémon GO or no?

Pokémon GO has taken the world by storm. Pokémon GO is a mobile game that was released for iOS and Android July 5. The game uses augmented reality so, via a phone’s camera, the Pokémon appears wherever someone is playing. Once found the player flicks a Poké Ball to capture it, in hopes to catch…

City readies to share sales tax extension details

  Tax talk gets underway In a work session Monday, councilmembers reviewed a presentation the city will soon share with the community about the upcoming election asking for an extension of a one-cent sales tax to 2020. City Manager Tim Rooney said the city is slated to pay off the current one-cent tax early June…

The Aftermath

Youth groups pitch in to clean up city The boom and sparkle of fireworks was nowhere to be seen Tuesday morning as volunteers, clad with trash bags and wearing plastic gloves, picked up the aftermath in Wildhorse Park. The City of Mustang kept true to its holiday tradition with fireworks allowed June 27 through July…

From aprons to stardom

MHS grad’s love of sewing makes for business venture Whether he’s playing sports or sewing aprons, Tanner Joy just wants to make headlines. “He always says he wants to be famous,” said Shelby Hazelbaker, habilitation training specialist for Joy. When asked what he’d like to be famous for, Joy said he wants to be famous…

45th Field Artillery Brigade supports Polish-led exercise

By 1st Lt. Micah Campbell 137th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs POLAND – Soldiers from the 45th Field Artillery Brigade in Mustang recently played an integral role controlling live-fire operations as a part of Exercise Anakonda 16, a Polish-led, joint multinational exercise that took place across Poland, June 7-17. “We were brought in specifically to…

Council approves rezoning second time around

The addition of a drainage ditch is all it took for council members to approve a rezoning request Tuesday for a new high-density development proposed for Sara Road. While the first step is not complete, city officials say there are still many more hurdles to jump before the development will be finalized and building will…

District Judge, CCJC founder to retire this fall

By Victoria Middleton   Canadian County District Judge Gary E. Miller has announced his retirement and will be leaving the bench this fall. Bill Alexander, center director for the Gary E. Miller Children’s Justice Center, confirmed the news on Friday, saying the judge made the announcement sometime that week. “I haven’t heard it from…

Area News

Chief thankful for community’s support


In the aftermath of the Dallas, Texas shooting of five officers last week, Mustang Police is receiving much support from the community. Chief Chuck Foley said the outpouring has meant a lot to the department despite a “heightened” situation. “On Friday, we had two anonymous deliveries of pizza and other things of food at lunch…

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Gavin rings bell to celebrate being cancer-free

Photographer/Maleyia Vaughn
Gavin Peterman notes his recovery with a crowd.

A Mustang High School student got to ring the bell at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center to celebrate his new cancer-free life. Gavin Peterman was diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system particularly the B cells, the day after Thanksgiving last year. He called his parents, Lanney Peterman and Dawn…

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MPS flagged in Senate 45 endorsement

School official questioned

  Mustang Public Schools is being questioned on whether it crossed the line by endorsing one of its own on the district’s website last week. Superintendent Sean McDaniel expressed his “full support” for longtime Mustang High School teacher Mike Mason in a press release submitted to local newspapers and posted on the school district’s website.…

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Area Sports

Football: Vote for Mustang’s Deontre Thomas in VYPE Oklahoma Fan’s Choice All-Oklahoma City poll


Mustang senior-to-be a candidate on 2016 VYPE All-OKC poll Mustang defensive lineman Deontre Thomas is featured as a candidate in this year’s Fan’s Choice All-Oklahoma City poll for VYPE Oklahoma, a local high school and college football publication. The Fan’s Choice All-Region Team voting will end July 30. The results will be published in an August…

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Softball: Jayden Chestnut transfers to University of Central Oklahoma after one year at Oklahoma

Mustang graduate and now former Oklahoma Sooner Jayden Chestnut is transferring to UCO in Edmond. (Courtesy Photo/Oklahoma Athletics)

Former Bronco heading to Edmond after one-year stint, national championship at Oklahoma Mustang graduate and now former Oklahoma Sooner Jayden Chestnut has transferred to the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Chestnut is joining now former Oklahoma State Cowboy Peyton Walker who spent the last two seasons in Stillwater. Here is the press release from…

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Equestrian: Canadian Valley Rangerettes ride to win

Canadian Valley Rangerettes Drill Master Nila Birchett poses with a first-place belt buckle along with granddaughters Lundon, Ellise and Claire Foreman after a competition earlier this year. The Rangerettes have won six national championships since Birchett became Drill Master 22 years ago. (Photo/Courtesy)

Local equestrian team, program competes with highest expectations The Canadian Valley Rangerettes revolve around family and championships. Out of the team’s 16 riders, there are four mother-daughter groups, one pair of sisters and Drill Master Nila Birchett’s granddaughter Ellise Foreman, 15. “I like to see the mother-daughter groups together because they enjoy going out with…

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Jiu-Jitsu: Mustang coach ‘knocking off the cobwebs’

Mustang coach Brian Picklo (left) will be competing on the Fight to Win Pro 11 jiu-jitsu card Sept. 10 in Oklahoma City. (File Photo/Shelly Holinsworth)

Mustang coach Brian Picklo to be featured on Fight to Win Promotions, pro jiu-jitsu card in September Mustang wrestling coach Brian Picklo is competing in a professional jiu-jitsu, submission only match Sept. 10 at a site yet to be determined. The Pro 11 match and event is being hosted by Fight to Win Promotions who…

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Wrestling: Cameron Picklo earns All-American Honors

Mustang's Cameron Picklo finished in the top-8 at the 2016 USA Wrestling Cadet Greco-Roman National Championships last week. (Photo/Courtesy)

Mustang sophomore-to-be finishes in top-8 at USA Wrestling Cadet Greco-Roman National Championships Mustang’s Cameron Picklo has taken his “lumps” dad and coach Brian Picklo said. But after his All-American run in the 2016 USA Wrestling Cadet Greco-Roman National Championships in Fargo, South Dakota last week, it’s a different story. “It’s the perfect example of what…

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