Students donate food

Placing cans into food boxes set up at Nance Elementary are first-graders Yuliana Barajas, left, and Kayla Nitsche.

At a ceremony this week, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach declared the United States free of plum pox virus. Ibach signed a proclamation marking the historic announcement.

Clinton vocalists selected for Honor Choir

Members of Clinton’s Junior High and High School Choir performed Monday at the First Baptist Church in Lawton, as part of the Southwest All-Region Honor Choir.

Spooky creation

Leslie Ponce, left, is holding Jaiden Begay’s original clay jack-o-lantern so she can sign the bottom of it. Students in Clinton High School’s 3D art class are working hard to have seasonal creations ready to take home before Halloween.

The State of Oklahoma and Custer County aren’t the only government entities dealing with road improvements this week. At its regular meeting Tuesday night, the Clinton City Council approved asphalt overlays of three in-town streets expected to cost a little over $280,000.

FRIDAY

OCTOBER 18

SENIOR EVENT: Grocery shopping. For a ride call (580) 309-3467. 8:30 a.m.

DANCE: American Legion dance at the Legion Hall on U.S. 183, entry by donation. 6:30 p.m - 9:30 p.m.

ANADARKO

Savage, Paula LeMarr McBride: 61, newspaper editor, died Oct. 12. Memorial services 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Anadarko Daily News (Ray & Martha’s, Anadarko).

ARDMORE

In 1767, the boundary between Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania (the Mason-Dixon Line) was established.

In 1962, Drs. James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins won the Nobel Prize in medicine/physiology for uncovering the double-helix structure of DNA.

While Clinton will get the biggest share by far of new Custer County highway projects in the latest eight-year plan from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, the rest of the county won’t be left out.

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