FORT TOWSON — The fourth and final district election to fill open seats on the Choctaw Electric board of trustees was held Tuesday night in Fort Towson. Although the high school cafeteria was nearly filled with Choctaw Electric customers, only 66 were qualified to cast votes. Competing for the board seat were Willie Sorrels and […]
HUGO — With construction of Hugo’s beautiful new high school building progressing almost on schedule and the prospect of area children starting classes in the new facility this fall, members of the Hugo city council debated Tuesday night whether or not to approve payment for work done by the school’s contractor, as well as a […]
Edrie Hacker celebrated her 105th birthday on Monday afternoon at Baptist Village, where a host of her family, friends and neighbors gathered around to provide love and well-wishes to the cheerful lady. She was born on Feb. 15, 1910, in Boswell, Okla., to Mr. and Mrs. Rufus R. Fry. She married W.C. Hacker, and the […]
Feb. 10 special election results: Boswell Public Schools John Kerr 165 Shannon K. Sullivan 104 Fort Towson Public Schools Ruby Fennell Stanford 118 Tim Carter 44 Proposition for Grant Public School For the Proposition 56 Against the Proposition 72 Hugo Public Schools Colby Potts 132 Brad Greer […]
Hope-4-Paws, a volunteer organization of citizens concerned with the treatment and placement of shelter and stray pets, held a pet adoption Saturday at Ginger’s Dog Grooming in Hugo. These volunteers all work together, dedicating their time to rescuing animals in need of a second chance at life. The organization’s aim is to clean up Hugo, […]
WRIGHT CITY — Andrea Slaton was named to fill the trustee seat on Choctaw Electric Cooperative’s District D Monday night by voters in that district. The voting was: Slaton – 50. Nelson Camp – 29. Shawn Farley – 16. For the complete story, visit www.hugonewsonline.com, or purchase a copy of the Tuesday, Feb. 10 edition […]
After 40 years at the Choctaw County Courthouse, secretary to the District Judge, Jane Lampton retired last week. Pictured with Lampton are area judges (l to r): Gary Brock, Jana Wallace, Kenneth Farley, Lampton, Michael DeBerry, Bill Baze and John DeWitt.
HUGO –– Hugo city council members approved the opening of the bidding process for two separate projects during Tuesday evening’s council meeting. With the deplorable conditions of the restrooms at Shull-Bywater baseball field, councillors agreed the most practical solution would be to construct a free-standing structure between home plate and first base near the fence […]
Deanne Payne was crowned Fort Towson’s Homecoming Queen during the basketball Homecoming Thursday evening. Deanna is the 17-year-old daughter of Shannon and Ami Payne, and the granddaughter of Adam and Jamie McClanahan and Sheila Fuller.
Approximately 28 people have signed up for municipal offices throughout Choctaw County this week, with almost all positions with challengers. In Sawyer, Tom Mandrell (four-year trustee) and Sharon Matthews (four-year trustee) had no challengers, there will be no election. There will also be no election in Soper, where Welcolm Wigington (four-year trustee), Randy Springfield (four-year […]