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Choctaw Nation bike team makes 436-mile journey

Choctaw Nation bike team makes 436-mile journey

By Krystle Taylor Editor The Choctaw Nation Trail of Tears 2016 Bicycle Team, has once again, pedaled their way from Greenwood, Miss., to Durant, Okla., to relive the historical journey taken by Choctaw ancestors in 1831, known as the Trail of Tears. For the full story, see the Friday, May 27 edition of the Hugo […]

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Police respond to shooting, Hugo woman arrested

Police respond to shooting, Hugo woman arrested

HUGO –– Complaints of assault and battery with a deadly weapon have been filed against a Hugo woman after she reportedly shot a man three times. For the full story, see the Friday, May 27 edition of the Hugo News or visit our E-Edition.

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Hugo Rotary Club news

Hugo Rotary Club news

Choctaw County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins (left) recently updated members of the Hugo Rotary Club on the tornado damage in our area May 9. Collins presented a map of the tornado’s path, showing it being on the ground in Choctaw County near Boswell and in Hugo approximately 16 miles. Collins praised many local agencies, […]

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Fort Towson school board approves superintendent’s recommendations for staff reduction

FORT TOWSON –– Members of the Fort Towson board of education met in special session Thursday evening to discuss and take action on the reduction of the teaching force. With newly-hired superintendent Dr. Charles Caughern, Jr., presiding over the meeting, members of the board unanimously voted to approve all but two items on the agenda. […]

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Thomas Keel

Thomas Keel

Thomas Keel Graveside services for Thomas Keel were held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2016 at the Soper Cemetery in Soper, Okla., with Pastor Rick Westbrook officiating. Thomas passed from this life on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in Soper, at the age of 91. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book […]

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Paula Hughes

Paula Hughes

Paula (Hardin) Hughes Private family burial services for Paula (Hardin) Hughes at Fort Towson Cemetery in Fort Towson, Okla., were handled by Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Hugo. A celebration of Paula’s life was held at Northwest Bible Church, 8505 Douglas Avenue, Dallas, TX 75225 on Wednesday, May 25 at 2 p.m. In lieu […]

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Cowboy poet meet and greet

Cowboy poet meet and greet

By Gloria McAfee Carver Contributing Writer “THE WAY I SEE IT,” says Wes Hughes, of his newly released book of cowboy poetry, just naturally became the book’s title, as those words are how he starts off expressing his opinions. “Just plain and simple common sense answers are the best way to go at any situation,” […]

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Hugo Rotary Club news

Hugo Rotary Club news

The Hugo Rotary Club recently named its 2016 college scholarship recipients during a noon luncheon of the club.  Each student will receive $500 toward college expenses. Pictured (l-r) are Hugo High School seniors Chandler Francis, Haley White, A’Breon Jackson, Kaylee Clinton, Connor Wilson and Breanna Carswell.

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…and they’re off!

…and they’re off!

Graduation ceremonies for Choctaw County schools have been held throughout the month of May. Senior year has come and gone for local 12th graders, who are anxious and excited for what comes next. Congratulations, Choctaw County graduates. Pictured are the Hugo High School seniors at their graduation ceremony held Saturday at Gene Nesbit Stadium.

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Trail of Tears walk draws more than 1,500

Trail of Tears walk draws more than 1,500

DURANT –– Under sunny skies on Saturday, May 21, more than 1,500 Choctaw families, friends and employees gathered for the 2016 Trail of Tears Walk at Tvshka Homma to commemorate the removal of the Choctaw people from their homeland to Indian Territory 185 years ago. For the full story, see the Tuesday, May 24 edition […]

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