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John Johnston

On Monday, May 4, 2020, John Randall Johnston, loving father of four children, passed away at the age of 57. John was born on July 3, 1962 in Gainesville, Texas to Bo and Janice Johnston. He later moved with his family to Clinton, Oklahoma. He loved the red dirt, sunsets and getting to play on a state champion football team.

. Funeral services will be held for Dorothy Hunter, 91, of Taloga, at 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Lenora.

After a contentious meeting  Tuesday between the city council and City Manager Mark Skiles, a special council meeting has been called for 5:30 p.m.

Here's a look at Thursday's headlines

- City will fund remainder of park project

- Reserve your CDN graduation edition

- Record number of grads plan to attend college

- Jenkins quickly aided CHS golf

- LaDonna Plummer Obituary

City will fund remainder of park project

Clinton City Council members unanimously approved spending $63,000 to complete the new $265,000 playground area that is under construction at McLain Rogers Park.

Practice field getting sprinklers

Clinton Public School maintenance employee Brian Newman shovels dirt on the Clinton football practice field in preparation for sprinklers.

Record number of grads plan to attend college

Clinton High School senior counselor Brenda Louthan said 167 seniors are graduating this year, and a record number of them are planning on attending college in the fall. In a typical year, 15-20 percent of CHS seniors end up going to college. This year that figure is closer to 40 percent, she said.

Today is the 128th day of 2020 and the 50th day of spring.