Today is the 79th day of 2020 and the first day of spring.

Our health care providers are already stretched, and when the rest of us panic, we make it harder for them to take care of those who are extremely sick. We also unnecessarily risk exposing and spreading COVID-19 to others. We need to make sure our healthcare system can meet the needs of those who are at highest risk for complications from COVID-19, and the easiest way to do that is to use common sense. If you wouldn’t go to the doctor for these symptoms under normal circumstances, please don’t go now.

Kids wear Dr. Seuss-inspired attire

Western Oklahoma Christian School students, from left, Darcy Funk, Cooper Reeves and Kambree Palmer wear college T-shirts, inspired by the Dr. Seuss book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) has issued a statement following an announcement by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on plans to vote on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which the House passed late last Friday:

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Oklahoma small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

If coordinating schedules to gather the family around the dinner table is a victory in its own right, finding enough time to prepare a well-rounded, flavorful meal may just be a medal-worthy accomplishment.


-CPS performs deep cleaning on campuses
-WPLS going digital
-City sales tax increase may be tied to Kmart
-Sports shut down ‘til April 6th
-Oyler’s successful, Div. I career comes to unexpected close
-Plus see local pictures

It’s not unusual for Clinton Public Schools’ maintenance staff to work during school breaks while classrooms are empty, but during spring break this week they’re performing disinfecting procedures that are normally reserved for the height of flu season.