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Weather Update

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Thanksgiving is going to be great with sunshine and 69 degrees after a morning low of 38. Scattered showers will return to the area from Friday through Sunday and it gets a little cooler with highs going from the low-60s on Friday to the mid-50s on Sunday. I think we could see three or four nights next week with temperatures at or below freezing.
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IRIS GARDEN CLUB

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IRIS GARDEN CLUB Yard of the Month winner for October is Meredith Russell, 1218 N. B St. in Hugo. Her yard features beautiful begonias, other flowers and trees and is very neat. Pictured (l to r): Harolynn Wofford, Meredith, Holly Lowrance and Sammye Thacker. Photo Courtesy / Rick Lowrance
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Josie Rosales, Taco Mamas named Chahtapreneuer Award winner

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HUGO –– Josie Rosales of Taco Mamas was awarded a Chahtapreneuer Award from the Choctaw Nation Small Business Development (CSBD.) Every year, one Choctawowned small business from each district is recognized. Taco Mamas was awarded based on its participation with Choctaw Nation Small Business Development, community involvement and impact to their local economies.
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Missing Hugo man’s remains identified 12 years after he disappeared

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HUGO –– The remains of John Lafayette Mangrum have been positively identified after he went missing from Hugo, Okla., in March 2008. The remains were discovered in August 2018 in a remote area in northern Pushmataha County. At that time the Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) in identifying the remains.

Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority wins Heroes in Health awards

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DURANT –– The Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority received two NIHB Outstanding Service Awards during the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) Heroes in Health Awards Gala recently. Following the presidential declaration of the National State of Emergency, in response to COVID-19, the Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority (CNHSA) initiated a COVID-19 Response Team that has worked in high gear.

State Department of Health issues Thanksgiving guidance, releases recommendations on safe gatherings

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• State and local health departments encourage families to stay safe, avoid large gatherings and follow CDC guidelines OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Department of Health released its official safety recommendations for families across the state of Oklahoma celebrating Thanksgiving amid COVID-19. “We look forward to this time of year to spend time with family and friends, but with the rapid increase of coronavirus cases we’ve seen over the last month, we should reevaluate how we celebrate Thanksgiving this year,” said Dr.