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‘Hugo Pride Days’ has bright future
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‘Hugo Pride Days’ has bright future

By Krystle Taylor Editor The first annual Hugo Pride Days, held Aug. 14-15, is just one step in the promotion of positive aspects of Hugo involving the whole community, utilizing economic development by creating jobs and promoting pride and community development for future generations. Under the leadership of the likes of Leona Edwards, Miriam Costilow […]

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Deputy Jeff Epley receives Medal of Valor
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Deputy Jeff Epley receives Medal of Valor

Choctaw County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Epley (pictured center), who was shot and injured during a disturbance call in April, 2015, was recognized during the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association Awards Banquet and awarded the Medal of Valor –– the highest award an officer can receive. The Medal of Valor, authorized by the Public Safety Medal of Valor […]

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DEQ officials verify firm treating Hugo water levied record $3.17M fine

• Largest water fine ever assessed in the state of Oklahoma HUGO — Officials of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality have confirmed that the agency has levied a $3.17 million fine against Severn Trent, the international company that has been treating Hugo’s water on a contract basis since 2007. DEQ spokesperson Erin Hatfield, told […]

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A very unwelcome visitor
By August 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

A very unwelcome visitor

• Drought’s back? But it just rained eleventy-billion inches! Well, we saw this coming last week, and sure enough, drought has crept back into Oklahoma for the first time since May 26. Now it’s not a lot at only 1.32% of the state, in far southern McCurtain County, but we also saw those “abnormally dry” […]

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Little Dixie Transit logged more than a million miles last year
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Little Dixie Transit logged more than a million miles last year

The Little Dixie Transit program has been serving the public’s needs for 32 years.  Safe, affordable client transportation has been the program goal from day one.  The program has slowly grown to a current fleet of 61 vehicles, 50 employees, four dispatch centers and one bus service facility. Little Dixie Transit provides for the transportation […]

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Close to completion…
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Close to completion…

Construction of the new Hugo High School is nearing completion, just in time for the first day of class. School officials decided over the summer to postpone classes until the building was finished, to allow students to begin the new year, in a new building. Interior photos will be provided at a later date. Students […]

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Hugo Rotary Club news
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Hugo Rotary Club news

Choctaw County Election Board secretary Carol Hansen (left) recently visited with members of the Hugo Rotary Club about her newly appointed position. Hansen told Rotarians that she has been busy learning the many aspects of her new job. Her position has many responsibilities, including supervising voter registration, appointing precinct election officials and conducting elections. Hansen […]

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James named Career Tech’s New Professional of the Year
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James named Career Tech’s New Professional of the Year

Brian James, Pre-Engineering program instructor at the Kiamichi Technology Center Hugo Campus, has been presented with  the Career Tech’s  New Professional Award. The award recognizes those who have been teaching in the Oklahoma Career Tech System for five years or less and have made contributions to their school’s program areas, students and have aspirations to […]

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Pace is ready to assist at Hugo USDA field office
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Pace is ready to assist at Hugo USDA field office

A graduate of Cameron University in 1986 with a degree in Agriculture (majoring in Agronomy, with a minor in chemistry), Scott Pace has worked for the USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for the past 20 years. He worked in seven different locations throughout Oklahoma and Louisiana. For the past three-and-a-half years, Pace has served as […]

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Marketing guru Wanda Adams to be keynote speaker at first annual Hugo Pride Festival
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Marketing guru Wanda Adams to be keynote speaker at first annual Hugo Pride Festival

So far, 2015 has been an amazing year for marketing guru Wanda Adams, CEO of an Atlanta-based marketing and PR firm. She has received several nominations for her service and dedication in the gospel music industry. In 2012 she received a nomination for a Rhythm of Gospel Awards “Marketing Group of the Year.” In 2013 […]

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