The Clinton school district is facing an unexpected expense of thousands of dollars following a prank by Clinton High School Class of 2020 graduates. The roof of the Tornado Dome was defaced the night before Clinton’s virtual graduation ceremony in May, and the roof will now need to be completely repainted.

Finishing touches

Pedro Lopez places some flooring at the new McLain Rogers playground Tuesday afternoon, while marking where it needs to be cut to make a perfect fit around some of the equipment. The park is in the final stages of completion.

In the continuing saga of this year’s Ward 2, 4 and mayoral election, the Clinton City Council met briefly Wednesday and voted to officially declare the filing period that ended on June 17 void.

The Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) partnered with the Oklahoma Department of Securities, the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, the Oklahoma Banker’s Association and AARP Oklahoma to host the Hoodwinked Fraud Conference virtually, beginning July 8, 2020.

Here is a look at Wednesday's edition

- DHS office to stay open in Clinton

- Driving school slated

- Couple invests in church building

- OSU approves removal of Murray name from buildings

- Alliance: Use funds to plug wells

When the Oklahoma Department of Human Services is done implementing the severe budget-cutting measures it recently announced, DHS offices in 33 Oklahoma counties will be permanently shut down. Another 35 counties — including Custer County and its office in Clinton — will be spared.

School upkeep

City of Clinton employee Alex Tyler, left, nearly disappears out of sight, as he performs routine water maintenance at Southwest Elementary School with the help of fellow city worker Travis Sperle.