Students, teachers getting back to work

Making the transition to distance learning has presented a set of challenges for Clinton and surrounding school districts, especially considering how little time they had to prepare. The Oklahoma State Department of Education has mandated that distance learning for public schools begin on Monday. But even with the short amount of time that they have had to prepare, administrators and teachers in each district have shown a “can do” spirit and are planning on making the most of the time they have left of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Today is the 94th day of 2020 and the 16th day of spring.

Local troop enjoys some foosball

(Top Photo) Joseph Corbridge, left, and Jacob Nelson, members of Troop 361, play foosball during a Boy Scouts’ meeting. (Bottom Photo) Joseph Nelson, left, and Cody Nelson join in on the intertroop game.

Depending on who lives in your household, you may be encountering many more questions than you feel prepared to answer, especially with the current situation facing our nation and our world.

Here's the headlines for Thursday's CDN

- City resolves open meeting predicament

- Local volunteers making masks

- Mission House needs supplies, donations

- ClintonFirst cleanup day cancelled

- McAtee delivers fitting final outing

City of Clinton officials faced a dilemma about how and where to have this Tuesday’s city council meeting in order to comply with the ever-changing rules caused by the CO- VID-19 crisis.

Mission House needs supplies, donations

The Clinton Mission House is asking for numerous supplies in order to keep serving those in need of food in town. Mission House Shelter Director Jennifer Howard said the largest number of people the shelter had served in one day was 140 – that was prior to the recent coronavirus pandemic.

Local volunteers making masks

A small group of Clinton women who used to meet up for a sewing group once a week, before the COVID-19 pandemic, have found a way to observe current social distancing rules and still collaborate on sewing projects. These days their main project is making face masks to protect healthcare workers from getting sick while caring for others.