Ready or not, Christmas is nigh

Riding on the brightly lit First Bank and Trust float in the Festival of Lights Parade, held to kick off the Christmas season in Clinton, Hannah Sperle reads a Christmas story to Chisum Sperle, left, and Levi Sperle.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by a bipartisan vote of 385-41.

Imaginative Christmas fun

Students in Nance Elementary’s Christmas program sing and dance for their audience. In the photo at top, from left, Sadie Stottman and Greer Ray “skate” to a waltz; at bottom, from left, David Prairiechief, Peyton Barnett and Denise Taylor go on a sled ride.

Senator James Lank-ford (R-OK) issued a statement that he will serve as the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics:

The Pioneer Cellular Event Center on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford will be the site of the 2nd annual Governor’s Powwow sponsored by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.

Special pen pals

Beau Tapaha-Biffle will soon find out if the letter he wrote to Santa will be answered.

CPS district winners announced

In a ceremony held in the Clinton Middle School auditorium ahead of winter break, Southwest Elementary third-grade teacher Shelly Oyler, left, was named Clinton Public Schools 2019-2020 District Teacher of

Custer County taxpayers who have not yet paid their ad valorem taxes for the year must do so by Dec. 31 to avoid late fees and penalties, said Custer County