The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) has approved a plan to address the projected exhaust in the supply of telephone numbers for the geographic area currently served by the 405 area code.

Called an “overlay,” the plan will add an additional area code to the 405 area.

Author Nicholas Sparks will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Weatherford. The public is invited, said organizers.

Here's a peak at Friday's Headlines

- CPS launches search for new superintendent

- New year keeping Clinton Police Department busy

- Hemp licensing event set

- County concerned about 2020 census

-Sahkona Trout Death Notice

The Clinton School Board met this week with an official from the Oklahoma State School Boards Association (OSSBA) and finalized their decision to contract that organization’s services in the selection of a new superintendent of schools.

Road equipment ready, just in case

Because of a slight chance of ice or snow over the weekend, City of Clinton employee David Wedel directs as a truck is filled with a load of sand.

Clinton police began the new year with several crimes to handle but fortunately nothing involving death or serious injury.

Detective Capt. Ray Ham-mans said the activities included the following:

● A large semi-sized grain hopper trailer was stolen from the Farmers Co-Op.

As of Jan. 1, local producers are now able to apply for a license from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) to grow industrial hemp.

Artists collaborate

In a collaboration between Clinton High School and Nance Elementary art teachers, CHS student Stormie Flaming helps kindergartener Knight Lillie with his art project.