It’s a jungle out there

Kids from Clinton’s Big Five Head Start program who dressed up as animals for “Dr. Seuss Week” included, front row from left (sitting), Mahi Patel as Minnie Mouse; Evalina Martinez, bunny; and Giovanni Hernandez, dinosaur; and back row, Thiago Mitchell, raccoon, Maricel Bonilla, Minnie Mouse; and Jonathan Gonzales as a tiger.

Associate District Judge Jill Weedon greeted visitors with a tape measure during Monday’s Custer County Commissioners Meeting in Courtroom 1 of the Custer County Courthouse in Arapaho.

Following guidance issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, skilled nursing facilities and long-term care facilities in Clinton have suspended all medically unnecessary visits indefinitely while the state works to contain the COVID-19 virus.

New park playground in the wings

Dismantling an old swing set at McLain Rogers Park to make room for some new playground equipment are City of Clinton employees Dave Wedel, at left, and Charles Jones.

If a pair of pants is suddenly feeling too snug around the waist, hips, thighs or anywhere else, there’s no need to discard or donate right away. Instead, you can reshape the pants yourself at home in minutes.

An emergency State Board of Education was to be conducted at 4 p.m. today to authorize closure of all Oklahoma schools. The closure period was expected to begin March 17 and last until at least April 6.

CDN I Robert S. Bryan Mail carrier Jimmy Ferrero delivers a U.S. Census form to Clinton resident Randy Jones and his daughter, fifth-grader Esme Jones.

U.S. Census forms are beginning to arrive at Clinton addresses this week, and to avoid an in-person visit from a Census worker people are asked to return them before April 30. Because a correct population count has important longterm implications for the community, the City of Clinton, Chamber of Commerce, and the Clinton Economic Development Authority (CEDA) are making computers available at the Frisco Center for those who may not have access to the Internet.

Clinton Schools is currently following recommendations from OSDH, CDC and Governor’s office; no changes are planned to class/activity schedules but situation is being closely monitored.