Emergency workers scramble to free Clinton resident Linda Cross, 53, from the wreckage of an eastbound 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier she was driving when it ran off Old Highway 66 at 7:47 a.m. Friday, went through a ditch and knocked down a utility pole. Ms. Cross was taken by Sinor ambulance to the Clinton hospital complaining of neck injuries.

Counting ballots in the Clinton Fire Department’s unionization vote are, from left, Mary Smith, the city’s human relations officer; Debbie Tiehen, administrator of the state’s Public Employees Relations board; and Jason Currier, Enid firefighter and union official.

By an 11-0 vote, fulltime Clinton firefighters chose Friday to be represented in future employment negotiations by Local 5016 of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).

So far as is known, it’s the first time any group of City of Clinton employees has ever voted to unionize.

U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Tulsa) does a last-minute check before taking off from the Weatherford airport for his next stop in northeastern Oklahoma.

Like it or not, U.S. ground forces will have to shoulder much of the load if the ISIS terrorists in the Middle East are to be defeated. So said Oklahoma’s senior U.S. senator, James Inhofe, during a refueling stop Wednesday at the Weatherford airport.

Counting ballots in the Clinton Fire Department’s unionization vote are, from left, Mary Smith, the city’s human relations officer; Debbie Tiehen, administrator of the state’s Public Employees Relations board; and Jason Currier, Enid firefighter and union official.
U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Tulsa) does a last-minute check before taking off from the Weatherford airport for his next stop in northeastern Oklahoma.

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Clinton’s Jessie Cornell (12) makes a return volley while teammates Sha Harper (6), Reagan Cabannis (1) and Kayla Reynolds (14) look on during Thursday’s match with the Oklahoma City Knights at the Tornado Dome. The Lady Reds, ranked ninth in Class 4A, won in three games to improve to 21-5 on the season.

It’s a trend their coach said is going to give her gray hairs and is not recommended once playoff time arrives next week, but the Clinton Lady Reds volleyball team once again used a come-from-behin

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