Artists audition for coveted spots

Now that the Oklahoma Department of Education has voted to suspend school classes for the remainder of the academic year, and the U.S. Department of Education has also okayed the suspension of state testing, Clinton students’ summer vacations are essentially beginning seven weeks earlier than they would normally.


-Sayre man sentenced in bombing plot
-OSU to host teleconferences on cattle industry, market
-Walker to seek Dist. 2 Commissioner seat
-Schools expected to close
-Noteworthy senior class tenure could end today
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Portable ventilators ready if needed

EMT Leanne Hileman and paramedic Jeremy Pool set up one of the five ZOLL portable ventilators carried in Sinor EMS’s fleet of ambulances, ready to respond should the need arise.

A Sayre man, Jerry Drake Varnell, 26, was sentenced to serve 25 years, followed by a lifetime term of supervised release, for attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction at BancFirst in downtown Oklahoma City. United States Attorney Timothy J. Downing of the Western District of Oklahoma, Special Agent-in- Charge Melissa R. Godbold of the FBI’s Oklahoma City Field Office, and Chief Wade Gourley of the Oklahoma City Police Department made the announcement.

Oklahoma State University and Extension experts will host two online teleconferences to address questions about the cattle industry, markets and COVID-19. Both webinars are free and open to the public, said organizers.

Walker to seek Dist. 2 Commissioner seat

Lifelong Custer County resident Bruce Walker of Weatherford has announced that he plans to run for District 2 Custer County Commissioner. District 2 lies primarily in the eastern part of the county.

Mission House ready to help

At Mission House, Tom Shawver and Jennifer Howard put together boxes of food containing 4-6 meals. Food boxes are currently available, but people are being asked to call ahead of time to set up an appointment and be prepared to show ID and proof of residence.

Lunch is ‘seuss-ilious’

During Dr. Seuss Week at Western Oklahoma Christian School, Liam Schmidt gives his “green eggs and ham” a thumbs up.