Oklahoma Highway Patrol released a trooper’s report of the one-vehicle pursuit that occurred late Saturday night resulting in I-40 being shut down for three hours.

Snow cone time

Fida Jubara, left, serves Heston Miller his snow cone Monday at the Arapaho Fall Festival. CDN

A Leedey man was critically injured in a one-vehicle crash Monday afternoon near the intersection of State Highway 47 and N. 2190 Road, two miles south and almost seven miles west of Putnam.

Pep assembly

From left, Yaira Gutierrez, Stephanie Vasquez and Dezhanae Simmons play the fight song at Clinton High School’s pep assembly. CDN

Responded to a request for extra patrol at Hutch’s in Clinton.

Munchkins at work

The Munchkin managers from left, Barrett Rojo, Zavion Mann, Sy Foster, Bentlee Potter and Damarian Bailey group togeher before the start of last Friday’s game. CDN

All smiles!

Heston Miller smiles at this year’s Arapaho festival with his blue snow cone in hand.

If you decorate your home with bales of straw during the fall months, you may not realize that having dry bales by the house actually poses a serious fire risk. But leaving them out in the elements to become wet bales can be problematic, too, over time. When you're done using them as decor, the best thing is to break up the straw and use it as mulch. It'll insulate plants or protect your vegetable garden, and come spring, it can be tilled right into the soil to break down into compost.