Mustang Community

Sunday alcohol sales petition fails to gather enough signatures

By SHANE SMITH For The Mustang News It’s been a long journey for Trey Bishop and his associates. A member of Canadian County’s Libertarian party, Bishop has spent the last few months seeking signatures for a petition regarding Sunday alcohol sales. The aim of the petition was for bars and restaurants in Canadian County to…

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Mustang first responders vaccinated

Mustang firefighters and police officers received COVID-19 vaccinations Dec. 31 at the Yukon Community Center. Fire Chief Craig Carruth said receiving the vaccine was not mandatory for all members of his department. He said many firefighters showed interest in receiving the vaccine by inquiring when it would be available to them. Carruth said he had…

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Centennial receives book vending machine

Mustang Public Schools’ first book vending machine was delivered at no better time than the most wonderful time of year. Centennial Elementary is the recipient of the fourth book vending machine throughout Oklahoma school districts. The school received the machine Dec. 7. Principal Molly Wilson said Centennial was supposed to receive it by the end…

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MPS awarded grant for first air-conditioned buses

New school buses have been rolling around Mustang Public Schools’ district. For bus driver David Venters, they make all the difference. Three gasoline-fueled Blue Bird Corp. school buses equipped with air conditioners were delivered to the district in September. These are the first air-conditioned route buses to be in service for MPS. Venters, who has…

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MPS board studying smaller bond issue than previously discussed

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education discussed changes possibly coming to the district in the spring semester at their Monday meeting. The spring 2021 bond will be brought to the board at the Jan. 11 meeting. Superintendent Charles Bradley said the bond resolution will cover improvements to student education, such as more electronic devices and…

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MPS, Health Department hoping ISQP helps understand transmission data

Mustang Public Schools’ data from their newly implemented in-school quarantine program will possibly be the first in the nation to inform decision-making. Oklahoma Interim Health Commissioner Lance Frye told members of the press at Mustang High School Dec. 2 that the program is not an experiment, as MPS’ COVID-19 data has been identified as one…

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Santa’s Toy Shoppe will prevail

Although donations to Eastern Canadian County’s annual Santa’s Toy Shoppe are low this year because of the pandemic, the event’s Christmas spirit still lives on. The Mustang Fire Department, as well as the Yukon Fire Department, have still been collecting toy and monetary donations to provide Christmas for more than 450 children in the county.…

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FBI National Academy canceled

While Mustang Police Chief Robert Groseclose was the sole Oklahoma candidate selected to attend the FBI National Academy, it may not happen at all next year. The academy was canceled Tuesday until further notice. Although he would miss his wife and police department, Groseclose said he was excited to soon be packing his bags to…

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Resident wants changes to city’s marijuana codes

Mustang city council at their Tuesday meeting tabled an agenda item of a resident’s request to change the city’s codes for commercial marijuana grower and processor permits. The item will be on the Feb. 2 meeting agenda, as the council decided to take more time to review the requests with the city attorney. Resident and…

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Tipsy Island Margarita Lounge serves up frozen treats

It’s safe to say Mustang’s community was overdue for a sophisticated, yet cozy bar. Well, raise your glass to Tipsy Island Margarita Lounge. “We want (customers) to be able to come to a place and feel at home — cozy,” said owner Tammy Radney. The lounge had its to-go opening Nov. 24 and many are…

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