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OSSAA Board Rejects New Plan, High School Activities to Restart Normally

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The Hinton High School varsity football team shakes hands with Frederick High School players on Nov. 1, 2019, following the Comets’ annual Senior Night game held at Jim Seurer Field in Hinton. On Friday, May 22, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors rejected the OSSAA’s proposal with guidelines to restart high school activities on June 1, enabling unrestricted activities to begin if schools wish. SPORTS: Page A9

Gas Prices Start to Rise Across Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA - Oklahoma gas prices have risen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.49/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,294 stations. Gas prices in Oklahoma are 13.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 106.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

UCO to Graduate More Than 1,400 Students Virtually

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The University of Central Oklahoma will celebrate the achievements of approximately 1,458 graduates during the spring 2020 virtual commencement ceremony in light of in-person commencement ceremonies being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oil Jumps 11% On Signs Of Recovery

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NATIONWIDE- U.S. benchmark oil prices surged by 11 percent early on Monday to a two-month high of over $32 a barrel amid signs of demand recovery and accelerated production cuts from all oil producers, making a repeat of last month’s negative WTI Crude prices a day before expiry increasingly unlikely.

Graduation Parade Honors Seniors

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HINTON - They arrived in SUVs and in the back of pickup trucks, seated in lawn chairs or hanging out the top of sunroofs. They were in convertibles, sports cars and one arrived in a Hinton fire engine, lights and sirens blaring.

Weekly Coronavirus Update

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OKLAHOMA - When statistics were released May 18 by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, they showed 5,398 cases in the state and 288 deaths, none in the past 24 hours. Caddo County shows 120 cases and 10 deaths, with 84 patients recovered.

Sexual Abuse of a Child Charged

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HINTON - A Fort Cobb man has been arrested and charged with four counts of sexual abuse under age 12. According to a report filed in Caddo County District Court, Steven Hinton, 69, was arrested on or about May 4 after a family member made a complaint to the Department of Human Services.