Here's a look at the Friday headlines

- Police standoff ends peacefully

- City manager topic of special council meeting

- SWPH 2020 season pushed back — again

- Emergency blood drive called for Tuesday

- Hensley impressed at 2020 practices

Students show love at parade

Siblings Arlo, left, Opal, middle, and Wylder Smith show appreciation for Clinton teachers at Wednesday’s Quaranteacher Appreciation Parade down Frisco Ave.

After a contentious meeting Tuesday between the city council and City Manager Mark Skiles, a special council meeting has been called for 5:30 p.m. Friday to: “A. Consider, discuss and take action on adjourning to an executive session for the purpose of discussing the employment, hiring, appointment, promotion, demotion, disciplining or resignation of the Office of City Manager … .”

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on the blood supply in Oklahoma, and Oklahoma Blood Institute officials are saying it’s the biggest challenge they’ve ever seen. Here in Clinton, AllianceHealth Clinton will sponsor another OBI community blood drive from noon until 6 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church Family Life Center.

Eve Glazier

Dear Doctor: I wonder if you could help me with a problem that robs me of sleep, and which lately even persists during the day. I’m referring to restless leg syndrome. What causes it? Are there any new findings about getting relief ?

Facemasks reduce spread of COVID-19

It may be hard to believe but, even though a common surgical facemask can’t prevent people from catching COVID-19, wearing one does help reduce its spread.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, anecdotal stories and experiences begin to emerge. The information overload is unlikely to stop any time soon, so we want to take a moment to remind you about the importance of making sure the information you’re hearing (and sharing) is accurate.

John Johnston

On Monday, May 4, 2020, John Randall Johnston, loving father of four children, passed away at the age of 57. John was born on July 3, 1962 in Gainesville, Texas to Bo and Janice Johnston. He later moved with his family to Clinton, Oklahoma. He loved the red dirt, sunsets and getting to play on a state champion football team.