Mustang prepares to implement distance learning

Mustang Public Schools officials say they’re feeling an esprit de corps as they prepare to launch distance learning for the district’s 12,361 students beginning Monday. “There’s a feeling of ‘we’ve got this,’” spokesman Kirk Wilson said. Administrators are working around the clock to devise curriculum and educational delivery methods, he said. They have three objectives…

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Testing site eyed for county residents

Canadian County officials hope to set up a drive-through coronavirus testing site, but they’re not sure when or where. The starting date will depend upon when testing supplies become available and on approval by state officials, said Andrew Skidmore, the county’s emergency management director. The Canadian County Health Department will publish more information later on…

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Mustang businesses respond to crisis

Mustang businesses are making adjustments to the coronavirus crisis. All America bank is working with borrowers, said President Wade Huckabay. “They seem to be concerned about short-term cashflow obligations,” he said. “They’re asking to adjust their payments anywhere from two months to four months at this point in time. “So far, we are successful in…

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Bars, restaurant owners gear up for petition drives

A group of bar and restaurant owners and managers say the law governing when restaurants and bars in Canadian County can begin serving alcohol on Sunday needs to be changed. This week, they met to begin the process of bringing the question to voters. Currently, restaurants and bars in Canadian County can not sell alcohol…

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Hall of Fame nominees named

  Members of the Mustang Hall of Fame and the Mustang Chamber of Commerce board of directors held their annual dinner March 12. The hall of fame members shared stories of their own contributions to the community’s growth, praised each other’s impact and rejoiced in Mustang’s way of life. On the tables in the Town…

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City, schools make emergency plans

Mustang city and school officials have responded to the coronavirus crisis by closing activities while providing help with meals for people to pick up. In addition, Mustang Public Schools are making plans to launch web-based teaching tools. The schools, which were closed this week for spring break, will stay closed through April 6, spokesman Kirk…

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Banner roundabout project placed on hold

The Canadian County commissioners on Monday tabled a proposal to help fund a roundabout at State Highway 66 and Banner Road. The county’s share, $94,000, would fund the design work on the roundabout, Commission Marc Hader said. “It would get us in the queue to get this done, possibly within this calendar year,” he said. Commissioners David Anderson…

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Groups seek vote on Sunday liquor sales

Two groups want to modify Sunday liquor sales in Canadian County. One group is circulating petitions to put two questions on the ballot – one intended to allow bars and restaurants to sell alcoholic drinks earlier than the current 2 p.m. A second petition seeks to allow liquor stores to be open on Sundays. That…

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Stakeholders work together on response

Emergency responders, members of the medical community and other stakeholders in the coronavirus crisis met Tuesday at the El Reno Public Safety Center. Representatives of the Oklahoma Department of Health provided an update on the statewide response to the threat of the disease. This was the start of ongoing collaboration, but future meetings might be…

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