Attorney General Mike Hunter has issued an official opinion sought by Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat and House Speaker Charles McCall that says the governor lacks authority to enter into and bind the state to compacts with Indian tribes that authorize gaming activity prohibited by state law.

Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) led a bipartisan letter with 24 of his House colleagues to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting that he provide the findings of the Agency’s beef pricing investigation to Congress as soon as possible. Following the announcement of the USDAs Packers and Stockyard Division investigation in August of 2019, Secretary Perdue, extended USDA’s investigation last month to determine the causes of divergence between live beef and box prices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clinton nurses treated to lunch on special day

On National Nurses Day, Red Collar Pet Foods in Clinton delivered a delicious lunch for nurses at AllianceHealth. Pictured, from left, are hospital CFO Jay Johnson with staff members Tim Winnett, Red Collar plant manager; Jill Atchley, quality director; Joy Servin, operating room director; Lexy Parker, CNA; Kim Todd, CNO; and Janae Chittum, ED director.

Staying safe in current age of coronavirus

DEAR HARRIETTE: I’m getting more and more scared. I learned that several people who live in my apartment complex have come down with COVID-19, and two have died. I have been following all of the rules, staying inside and going out only to get food and medicine. I even stopped taking walks in the neighborhood because I am afraid of walking by someone and breathing in their air.

Dear Doctor: My 7-year-old niece has been diagnosed with a heart murmur, and my brother says she won’t be receiving any kind of treatment. What is a heart murmur? Will it interfere with the activities she loves, like soccer and softball?

Here's a look at Tuesday's Clinton Daily News

- Search plans begin for new city manager

- CHS art students receive state recognition

- In their own words by Makinlee Carpenter

- Senior wants team success over personal

- Lillian Collins death notice

Teachers greet students

Clinton Middle School staff, from left, Vickie Donley, Connie Cabaniss and Karen Hunter say hello to students, from a safe distance at the Quaranteacher Appreciation Parade. CDN

Marly Mahanay

The Oklahoma State Department of Education has announced that two Clinton High School art students, junior Niko Lam and senior Marly Mahanay, have received recognition in the 2020 State Superintendent’s Award for Arts Excellence. Each year, high school applications in six arts categories are adjudicated by university professors and practitioners who are highly regarded in their disciplines.