Pre-spring break memories

Before this year’s prolonged spring break, Clinton High School internship student Damien Ramirez (at right) helps FirstCare Rehabilitation physical therapy assistant Stephanie Radke adjust the settings on one of the facility’s exercise machines.

Harriette Cole

DEAR HARRIETTE: My mom lives in an assistedliving community, and they are all shut down now. We can’t visit, and my mom says she’s bored out of her mind. I get that. My family and I feel the same way. What I learned, though, is that my mom has been going to town buying all kinds of unnecessary stuff on QVC and HSN. I pay her bills, and I just got an alert that she had spent beyond her credit limit. I am mortified. On top of everything else, now I have a huge bill to pay for stuff she doesn’t need. How can I get my mom to stop shopping? — Daily Fix

Services are pending for Gilbert Dick, 80, of Clinton.

Here's a look inside the Thursday edition

- Lawyer wants city to drop condemnation

- ‘Cautious’ Clinton clean-up on tap for Saturday

- No active COVID-19 in county

- Motorcycle hits deer, driver hurt

- Jefferson keeps name tied to titles

On April 21, the Clinton City Council approved hiring a law firm from Dallas to represent the city after the owners of the Glancy Motel, SWAYAM Properties, LLC, filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in the United States District Court for Eastern Texas. The city is involved in the bankruptcy because it has condemned the Glancy Motel property at 217 Gary Blvd. for safety and health reasons.

Gone fishing

Paul Brunton is using his downtime during the COVID-19 pandemic to fish at Acme Brick Park’s lake. Many Clintonites are doing the same, using proper social distancing precautions. Anyone looking to fish this weekend may want to go early in the day with highs reaching almost into the triple digits.

After being forced to cancel its monthly cleanup event the first Saturday in April, Clinton Economic Development Authority (CEDA) is resuming its ClintonFirst cleanup events this month with a special Acme Brick Park playground project.

Custer County now apparently has no active cases of COVID-19, according to information tracked by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.