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Hugo Rotary Club news

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Above: Clinton and JoAnn Crawley (center) of the Hugo Food Bank spoke about their operations and incredible impact in our area at the Washington Community Center on Mondays. Their Food Bank, as well as those helping in Pushmataha and McCurtain Counties, will be recipients of $2,500 gifted from our Rotary District 5830. They are pictured with Assistant District Governor Rochelle Cory (left) and Club President Will Smith (right).

Iris Garden Club opens new year with fall-themed meeting

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The Iris Garden Club of Hugo met on Sept. 28 to open their new year, after being adjourned for the summer. The group convened in the “Party Barn” at the home of Jerry and Harolynn Wofford. The tables were decorated with fall tablecloths, pumpkins and fall colors for the dinner. President Harolynn Wofford welcomed everyone back and Marvin Keele led in prayer. The group formed a line for the buffet of hot dogs, chips, relishes and red velvet delight for dessert, with tea and apple juice. Marcia Keele was co-hostess.
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Football Contest winner

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FOR THE FIRST TIME in Hugo News Football Contest history, there is a tie! With the OU Sooners, OSU Cowboys and Hugo Buffaloes’ games being cancelled due to COVID-19 issues, there was no way to judge the yardage for a tie breaker. Choosing 12 out of 15 games correctly were Seaerra Jordan and Eddie Ball. Jordan is pictured collecting the $50 weekly prize from Claudia Vertiz of First United Bank, where she obtained her winning entry blank. Ball is pictured collecting the $50 weekly prize from Zack Savage of First Bank, where he obtained his winning entry blank. Game selections can be found in each Wednesday edition of the Hugo News.

Can hospitals create better bed management through math?

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The COVID-19 pandemic shined a spotlight on a significant healthcare problem: a sudden inundation of critically ill patients can take a hospital’s bed capacity to the limit –– and beyond. “COVID threw healthcare into an enormous temporary imbalance, especially early on as hospitals struggled to manage the influx of patients,” says Sanjeev Agrawal, co-author with Mohan Giridharadas of Better Healthcare Through Math.
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Fall garden tasks to protect your landscape from winter wildlife damage

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As the seasons change, we adjust our gardening tasks and plantings to match. Animals also make changes this time of year, often changing their eating habits and dining locations. These adjustments can impact your gardens. reduce the risk of damage by starting in fall to protect your landscape from hungry animals this winter.