-Daubenspeck earns top state honor
-Tornado’s tragic terror told on tour
-City-wide cleanup Friday, Saturday
-Cisneros stifles Darko for senior night victory
-CHS gets state experience at previews
-Plus see local pictures 

The tragic story of a young mother and her infant daughter who died a few weeks apart in 1912 as a result of the same tornado – called by news media of the time as a “cyclone” – was one of the sad highlights of Monday afternoon’s Sunset Tour of the Clinton Cemetery.

Clinton residents wanting to rid their homes and properties of trash, yard waste and other unwanted debris may do so for free at the town’s annual city-wide cleanup event to be held on Friday and Saturday. Hazardous waste materials will not be accepted.

Jennifer Daubenspeck, music teacher at Nance Elementary, has been named the statewide winner of the Professional Oklahoma Educators (POE) Foundation’s Kathy Cox Elementary Educator Merit Award.

Boy Scout Troop 361 and Clinton Masonic Lodge 339 will team up once again to hold the troop’s annual hamburger and hot dog fry and silent auction, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Monday in the fellowship hall of the United Methodist Church in Clinton.

A body found April 11 in a wooded area near the Phillips Lane Apartments in southwest Clinton has been confirmed as that of local resident Brian Denney, 46, who had been missing since April 1, Police Chief Paul Rinkel said late Monday afternoon.

The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association will host Beef Quality Assurance Training on Friday, May 3 at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City.

Attorney General Mike Hunter released the following statement after a hearing in the state’s case against opioid manufacturers, where Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman ruled the state’s public nuisance claim will be tried before him, rather than a jury.

With a May 17 deadline approaching, the group “Pheasants and Quail Forever” is encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider utilizing a federal program that provides financial and technical assistance to establish habitat that benefits monarch butterflies, pollinators and other wildlife.

Corn Bible Academy choir members recently returned from their 2019 Choir Tour, during which they delivered several performances and saw sites in Texas, Kansas and Colorado. Pictured, front row from left, are Mrs. Brianna Bull, Colombia Castro, Kaysa Carpenter, Molli Henderson and Mr.