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Governor Mary Fallin signs ‘Texting While Driving’ ban

Governor Mary Fallin signs ‘Texting While Driving’ ban

OKLAHOMA CITY –– Governor Mary Fallin recently signed House Bill 1965, making it illegal to text and drive in Oklahoma. HB 1965 makes texting while driving a primary offense, meaning law officers will be able to pull over anyone who is texting while operating a vehicle. The penalty will be $100. The governor, during her […]

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Demolition approved for hazardous building

Demolition approved for hazardous building

By Krystle Taylor Editor HUGO –– The future of a building on N. Broadway was taken into consideration Tuesday, as the Hugo city council met to attend to city business. Only receiving one offer, the council approved the $30,000 bid from American Demolition out of Tulsa, Okla., to remove the building at 209 N. Broadway. […]

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Simple Appreciation

Simple Appreciation

By Tod Harrison Superintendent of Hugo Schools I don’t believe there is a single person in this world who doesn’t feel good when they are openly appreciated for something they have done. Even though we acknowledge this appreciation in various ways, it is a “feel good” emotion that we get when someone compliments or expresses […]

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Presenting the new Miss Boswell High…

Presenting the new Miss Boswell High…

A new Miss Boswell High School was crowned last weekend –– Hannah Manous. Pictured (l to r) are: Jay Isaacs and first runner-up Sadie Fomby; Wyatt Sullivan and Miss Boswell High School and Miss Congeniality Hannah Manous; Second runner-up Rowan Stephens and Rowdy Yates.

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Boswell native to earn Veterinary Degree

Boswell native to earn Veterinary Degree

“I fell in love with the work,” recalls Kinser. “Caring for animals quickly became my passion and I looked for any opportunity to be around the vet clinic where Drs. Stanley, Stanna, Corey and Megan Pope all worked. They taught me a great deal and mentored me while I was in high school. They were […]

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Choctaw Electric names new CEO

Choctaw Electric names new CEO

The Choctaw Electric board of trustees announces that Mr. Jon Miles of Albia, Iowa, has been named the new CEO of Choctaw Electric Cooperative. Miles is currently the CEO/General Manager of Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative. He brings more than 30 years of rural electric experience to this position, including more than 20 years as CEO/General […]

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Approximately 80 runners/walkers participated in the race

Approximately 80 runners/walkers participated in the race

The sixth annual Race Against Poverty, hosted by Little Dixie Community Action Agency along with numerous community sponsors, drew 80 runners and walkers on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The event had participants with ages ranging from 4 to 73. The 5-kilometer Race Against Poverty aims to bring awareness to the plight of impoverished families in […]

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Hugo Police Department’s K9 Kilo receives bullet, stab protective vest

Hugo Police Department’s K9 Kilo receives bullet, stab protective vest

The Hugo Police Department K9 Kilo has received a ballistic vest thanks to a nonprofit organization –– Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization, and Armor Express, a Michigan-based manufacturer. For the full story, visit www.hugonewsonline.com, or purchase a copy of the Friday, May 1 edition of the Hugo News.

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Choctaw Electric elects officers

The Choctaw Electric board of trustees met in regular session Tuesday to take action regarding election of officers. The following board members were elected to officer positions: • George Burns – District A: President. • Andrea Slaton – District D: Vice-president. • Mike Brewer – District H: Secretary/treasurer.

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Art Show continues to grow

Art Show continues to grow

By Brenda Webb In the fall of 1999, at one of the first meetings of the Arts Council, the chairman asked if anyone would volunteer to do an art show. I volunteered along with Wanda Dupler and Eze Redwine. We organized the initial rules of the show and planned how the advertising could be done […]

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