Here is a look at The Weekend headlines 

- City learns of large past due bill owed to ODOT 

- VA center praised for no COVID cases

- Retirement reception set for OSU’s Wright

- Head-on wreck injures 2

- Starters set for Clinton softball

Speed increasing on parts of I-40

Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) equipment operator Rick Garcia holds up the new 75 mph speed limit sign for I-40. The speed limit will change to 75 on the trip from Clinton to Elk City and east beyond Weatherford. The normal speed limit of 70 will remain between Clinton and Weatherford and west of Elk City. It will go into effect as soon as the sign is placed. CDN

In the midst of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic that’s swept over many places rapidly, the Clinton Veterans Affairs Center remains without one positive test.

Retirement reception set for OSU’s Wright

The Custer County Clerk’s Office and friends will host a public come-and-go retirement reception for outgoing Custer County OSU Extension Director Ron Wright, from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 at the Custer County Courthouse.

Head-on wreck injures 2

One Custer City woman is in critical condition after injuries incurred in a head-on collision Thursday afternoon on U.S. Highway 183 north of Arapaho.

Deputies conducted a welfare check of female stating there is an upstairs apartment that no one should be in and she heard noises coming from it at 10340 N. 2388 Road.

Getting all of the recommended vaccines is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health, especially when they are in school or a day care center where disease outbreaks can occur. Whether it’s a baby starting at a new day care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a student going back to elementary, middle or high school – or even a college freshman – parents should check their child’s vaccine records.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has announced a one-month extension for long-term care facilities and nursing homes to apply for a CARES Act grant from the State to mitigate the presence of COVID-19 in facilities.