-Carlisle state teacher of year finalist
-School board zeroing in on building ideas
-Man, 45, admits sharing drugs with girls
-Simpkins theft, drug cases filed
-Spotlight shines on west at rodeo
-Plus see local pictures 

At this week’s meeting of the Clinton School Board, members decided they will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5 where they hope to take a final vote on what will be presented to Clinton voters in the next school bond issue, to be held later this year.

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In an announcement by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister, Clinton High School teacher Debbie Carlisle has been named one of 12 state finalists for Oklahoma’s next Teacher of the Year.

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Two 16-year-old girls found last week in a Clinton motel room with a 45-year-old Tennessee man were being supplied and injected with methamphetamine, the man has allegedly confessed to investigators.

After being arrested a week ago in the aftermath of several burglaries around town, Day-Day Simpkins was formally charged Monday with two felonies and one misdemeanor,

Simpkins, who’ll turn 19 next month, continued to be held Tuesday in the Custer County Jail with bond set at $25,000.

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Keylee Frans was named Clinton Roundup Club’s 2019 Rodeo Queen.


SENIOR EVENT: Quilting at the Senior Citizens Center. This event is open to all seniors. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

MEETING: Al-Anon New Beginnings will be hosted at First United Methodist Church in Clinton. Noon.

Attorney General Mike Hunter today secured an important victory for unborn children as Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong upheld a 2015 state law that bans dismemberment abortions.

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Enjoying all that Rodeo Days has to offer, from left, are 2019 Rodeo Queen Keylee Frans and Jenny Quisenberry in the parade, and 8-year-old Bradley Randle lassos a “steer” in the Kids’ Corral held in Bonebrake Park.

Senators James Lank-ford (R-OK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ron Johnson (R-WI), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) this week introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act (S.