At this week’s virtual meeting of the Clinton Board of Education, outgoing Superintendent Kevin Hime recommended that annual bonuses for teachers and support staff be cut back this year in anticipation of state budget cuts.

The Oklahoma Historical Society has announced that Clinton’s Route 66 Museum is projected to reopen on June 1, but this year it will not be moving to its usual expanded operating hours for the summer. Ordinarily the museum expands its hours during the summer to accommodate the surge of summer travelers and stays open seven days a week with later evening hours. This year Route 66 Museum will maintain its regular winter hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Seniors prep for grad parade

Clinton High School upcoming graduates Julianne Fields, right, and Chloe Waldrop decorate a car for Friday’s senior parade around town scheduled for 11 a.m.

Today is the 135th day of 2020 and the 57th day of spring.

Staff, volunteers, visitors important to Route 66 M

Friends of the Route 66 Museum board members are, front row from left, Sharon Meacham and museum director Pat Smith; and back row, Sally Sappington, Darla Johnson, secretary; L.R. Sights, president; and Ritchie Johnston. Not pictured are Peggy Constien, Robert Travis and Brian Aneshansley, vice president.

Here's a look at Wednesday's headlines

- Schools get good news on funding

- Custer up to 12 cases

- Weatherford woman slain

- Soto, Dowdell chosen for May CHS honors

- Senior changes position, helps defense 

- Ethel Whitney Obituary

Clinton School District officials learned this week that the district will receive $560,000 in coronavirus relief CARES Act funds, with the opportunity for additional grants as well. The funds are part of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund designated for states after the CARES Act was signed into law in March.

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