Area students from Clinton, Arapaho, Corn Bible Academy, Hobart, Burns Flat, Cordell and Thomas were named to the President’s and Dean’s Honor Rolls at Oklahoma State University for the spring 2020 semester.

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) along with Senator Mike Rounds (RSD) recently led a bipartisan letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza urging the administration to ease paperwork requirements for small businesses seeking loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Fishing season starts with bang

Conner Meget, left, and Easten Powell enjoy a day of fishing by landing this big catfish during summer break.

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) recently praised the release of the 2019 International Religious Freedom (IRF) Report.

Kids have storybook fun

Clinton Big Five Head Start students dressed as Dr. Suess characters are, front row from left, Elijah Hayes, Aaron Mendieta, Jamie Sanchez, Joseph Escarego, Matthew Barren and Mason Ringer; and back row, Abigail Rosales, Maricel Bonilla, Johathan Gonzalez, Keilah Malone, Alfonso De La Fuente Giovanni Hernandez and Evelyn Lastorena.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently applauded the safe reopening of critical infrastructure meatpacking facilities across the United States. Across the cattle, swine, and broiler sectors, processing facilities are operating more than 95 percent of their average capacity compared to this time last year. In fact, beef facilities are operating at 98 percent, pork facilities are operating at 95 percent, and poultry facilities are operating at 98 percent of their capacity compared to the same time last year.

Students show support to coach

At a drive-by to show support for cancer fighter Leland Williams, from left, are Ella, Wil and Ben Daugherty show support for Arapaho-Butler’s coach Williams.

State Reps. Tommy Hardin, R-Madill, and Tammy Townley, R- Ardmore, recently expressed their frustration following the recent announcement by the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department that stateowned parks would now begin charging parking fees.