Making it all fit together

Bradley Rhodes, left, and Mark Stapleton work on the fittings for the water sprinkler system being installed for Clinton Public Schools. CDN

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Yes on 805 campaign’s case to require the Secretary of State’s office to accept its collected signatures. The ballot initiative campaign has collected more than 260,000 signatures to put State Question 805, sentencing reform, on the ballot this fall.

Here's a look at Friday's headlines

- U.S. Census important for city, county

- Clinton Police recover vehicle, make alleged abuse arrest

- Clinton AP classes ‘ahead of the curve’

- CHS softball sets summer return plan

- Top returners for softball

CDN | Collin Wieder

Clinton Firefighter Tyler Calvert flushes a hydrant, prior to attaching a hose to it, during a relay pumping training exercise this week.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the final deadline for turning in the 2020 U.S. Census form has been extended from July 31 until Oct. 31, and city and county officials are asking anyone who hasn’t yet completed theirs to do it now.

Legislation was recently signed by the governor requiring all Oklahoma high schools to offer at least four Advanced Placement (AP) courses to students, beginning in the 2024-25 school year. It’s yet one more area where Clinton Public Schools is ahead of the curve, because AP classes have already been offered here for a number of years.

CDN | Collin Wieder

City of Clinton Maintenance Supervisor R.N. Swanson uses one of the city’s new mowers at Acme Brick Park. Swanson said they used it right off the lot, picking it up and putting it to use Wednesday.