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Welcome to the Chamber…
By June 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Welcome to the Chamber…

Wag My Swag Dog Grooming, located at 1002 W. Jackson, was welcomed into the Hugo Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Owners Shawn Hurlburt and Gail Hudson (middle l to r) not only do dog grooming, but also overnight boarding, doggy daycare, microchipping, pet tags and free toe nails.  For […]

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Boswell PD shuts doors

CHOCTAW COUNTY –– According to a recent Facebook post made by Choctaw County Sheriff Terry Park, it appears the Boswell Police Department has closed until further notice. Differences of opinion with the police department and the city council have been cited as the reason the police chief and two officers stepped down. Until a resolution […]

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First day of operation to be July 1
By June 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

First day of operation to be July 1

After a little over a year of renovations, Choctaw Memorial Hospital has been given the green light by the State Health Department to open the doors to the new emergency room wing. According to hospital CEO Marcia O’Connor, there are four new minor emergency rooms and a much larger triage area. “We have doubled capacity,” […]

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Road closings in Choctaw County
By June 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Road closings in Choctaw County

Once again, southbound U.S. Hwy. 271 has been narrowed to one lane at the Red River Bridge, south of Grant, according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Also closed, west of Grant, is SH 109, six miles west of Hwy. 271. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Bridgeview fishing area gate has […]

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Idabel man found guilty of murder
By June 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Idabel man found guilty of murder

• Faces up to life in prison and $250,000 fine MUSKOGEE –– The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that Dakota Lane Williston, 20, of Idabel, Okla., was convicted by a federal jury for the charge of murder in the first degree in Indian country committed during the perpetration of […]

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Hugo holds eighth annual Juneteenth celebration
By June 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Hugo holds eighth annual Juneteenth celebration

Dozens gathered at Cora Lee Roe Park Saturday in Hugo to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, an annual observance that commemorates the 1865 announcement of emancipation of slavery in Texas. This was the eighth annual celebration for Hugo, that began with a parade through downtown, and then proceeded with games, music, food, fellowship, contests, […]

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Closed due to flooding, damage
By June 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Closed due to flooding, damage

The following highways are closed due to high water. Updates will be issued as conditions change. Do NOT drive into high water. Drivers are cautioned to heed warning signs and to not drive around barricades. Carter County US-70 is narrowed to one lane in each direction in Wilson Cherokee County SH-80 is closed to through […]

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Hugo News staffer commutes to work via boat
By June 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Hugo News staffer commutes to work via boat

By Kelli Stacy Staff Writer At its highest point during recent historic flooding in Southeastern Oklahoma, Hugo Lake reached 440.11 feet. This number may not have effected that many people, but for some, like myself, it all but stranded them. Living near the Hugo Wildlife Management Area has its pros and cons, and floods are […]

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USDA Rural Housing Administrator participates in Self-Help Housing completion
By June 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

USDA Rural Housing Administrator participates in Self-Help Housing completion

A SPECIAL DAY FOR SIERRA FREEMAN! Getting the key to your new home was a dream come true Thursday for Boswell resident Sierra Freeman. But having it presented to her by the USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator, Tony Hernandez, who came all the way from Washington, D.C., was icing on the cake. Also on hand […]

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By June 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Hugo Lake still closed

By Kelli Stacy Staff Writer With Hugo Lake’s high elevation, boating and camping facilities are still closed to the public.  Hugo Lake Manager Kent Grimes explains that all facilities have different points they must reach before they can be reopened for use.  “For example, Grimes says, Virgil Point can have a portion of its electric […]

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