Archive for February, 2016

By February 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

State threatens takeover of Grant School District

OKLAHOMA CITY — Meeting in Oklahoma City Thursday, the Oklahoma Board of Education general counsel, recommended to Supt. Joy Hofmeister and the entire board that the State Department of Education place Grant/Goodland Dependent School District “under full state intervention.” In his letter to the board, attorney David L. Kinney, stated that such action was warranted […]

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Miles resigns as Choctaw Electric CEO
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Miles resigns as Choctaw Electric CEO

The Choctaw Electric board of trustees announces the resignation of Jon Miles as CEO of Choctaw Electric Cooperative, effective Feb. 25, 2016.  Miles has decided to pursue other interests. For the full story, visit www.hugonewsonline.com, or purchase a copy of the Friday, Feb. 26 edition of the Hugo News.

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Grant resigns after 25 years
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Grant resigns after 25 years

Approximately 19 people were in attendance at Roma’s Italian Restaurant at noon Wednesday, representing the 10 counties of Choctaw County, Inc. Bill Grant, pictured above, resigned as executive director of Choctaw County, Inc., formerly Kiamichi Country, after 25 years at the helm due to health reasons. The 2016 magazine was proofed during Wednesday’s meeting, in […]

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By February 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Two Hugoans draw federal prison sentences

MUSKOGEE –– The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced recently that Michael Dangelo Johnson, 27, and Lacey Sharell Freeman, 27, both of Hugo, Okla., were sentenced in federal court. Johnson was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release for possession of firearm in furtherance of […]

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Coalition holds tri-county parent event
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Coalition holds tri-county parent event

By Joanne Webster Contributing Writer The community-wide baby shower was reported as rescheduled for April 21, with further planning completed during the Choctaw County Coalition’s February meeting held recently. For the full story, visit www.hugonewsonline.com, or purchase a copy of the Friday, Feb. 26 edition of the Hugo News.

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Forrest Jones
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Forrest Jones

Forrest Jones Funeral services for Forrest Jones, of Swink, Okla., were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at First Assembly of God Church in Hugo. Interment followed the services at Swink Cemetery with Mike Merritt and Randy Mayfield officiating, under the direction of Miller & Miller Funeral Home. For the full obituary, visit […]

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By February 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Willie Armentrout

Willie Armentrout Services for Willie Armentrout are pending at this time with Mt. Olive Funeral Home in Hugo, Okla. Willie Armentrout passed away on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Tulsa, Okla.

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By February 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Aubrey Sitton

Aubrey Sitton Services for Aubrey Sitton are pending at this time with Mt. Olive Funeral Home in Hugo, Okla. Aubrey Sitton passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, in Tulsa, Okla.

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Hugo man sentenced for possession of explosive
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Hugo man sentenced for possession of explosive

MUSKOGEE –– The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that Carney Scott Hood, 26, of Hugo, Okla., was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release for possession of explosive while under information or indictment. For the full story, visit www.hugonewsonline.com, or purchase a copy of […]

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Hugo mascot gets facelift, new marquee to be installed…
By February 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Hugo mascot gets facelift, new marquee to be installed…

Hugo High School classes of 1963, 1964 and 1965 have raised funds to purchase and install a state-of-the-art electronic marquee at the new school building. This sign will sit on the southwest corner of the new building just like the old marquee sits in relation to the old building. The buffalo that was between the […]

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