CDN | Collin Wieder

Toni, left, and Ken Thiessen get ready to spread some joy to their fellow Clintonites, during First Christian Church’s car caravan around town.

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) have formed a taskforce with the mission of exploring opportunities that can be provided to Oklahoma beef cattlemen and women specifically in the area of beef packing and processing.

Fewer Oklahoma students took remedial college courses in the most recent data released by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Cutting college remediation in half is one of the six goals in the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s 8-year strategic plan, Oklahoma Edge.

Teacher gets a shout-out

Karsten Moore roots for one special teacher during Clinton’s Teacher Appreciation Parade.

Here's a look at the Thursday Edition's Headlines

- CPS employee bonuses may be less in 2020

- Acting city manager may be named Friday

- Rt. 66 Museum will keep shorter hours this summer

- Clinton police make arrests made in multiple abuse cases

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Clinton Police Officer Mario Cedillo, left, looks at the aftermath of a minor-injury wreck that occurred on 18th St. and Modelle Ave. Tuesday. Clinton Fire Chief Brett Russell said the CFD also responded to two wrecks early Wednesday, one near the Clinton Cemetery off S. 28 St. and the other on I-40 westbound near mile marker 65.

At this week’s virtual meeting of the Clinton Board of Education, outgoing Superintendent Kevin Hime recommended that annual bonuses for teachers and support staff be cut back this year in anticipation of state budget cuts.

The Oklahoma Historical Society has announced that Clinton’s Route 66 Museum is projected to reopen on June 1, but this year it will not be moving to its usual expanded operating hours for the summer. Ordinarily the museum expands its hours during the summer to accommodate the surge of summer travelers and stays open seven days a week with later evening hours. This year Route 66 Museum will maintain its regular winter hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.