Hugo Police Chief confirms two perish in Hugo industrial accident Wednesday

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Shortly before noon last Wednesday, Aug. 12, Hugo Chief of Police John Mitchell confirmed two men perished early Wednesday morning, when they were working on a railroad car at Trinity RailCar in Hugo. Mitchell said a number of law enforcement, fire and EMT officers converged on the plant (Hugo PD, Hugo Fire Dept., Choctaw County EMS, Choctaw County Sheriff’s Dept., and Oklahoma Highway Patrol) Wednesday morning. “We got there as Trinity employees and Hugo Fire Department officers were removing the two men from one of the cars. It was about half-in and half-out of the building,” Chief Mitchell stated. Both were said to be unresponsive and were transported to Choctaw Memorial Hospital in Hugo and declared deceased.”
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Hospital encourages community members to wear masks

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PARIS, Texas –– Paris Regional Medical Center is encouraging community members to keep up their diligence in wearing face masks or cloth face coverings in public areas where social distancing is not easily achieved in an effort to continue to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This aligns with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the state of Texas as being an effective way to prevent the spread of the illness. The hospital has already instituted a universal masking protocol within its facilities several months ago and requires anyone entering to wear a face mask at all times.

Quanah Parker’s ‘Hereford Bull’ book review

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Quanah Parker’s “Hereford Bull” is a work of fiction in the western, alternative-history and action sub-genres, and was penned by professor and film and television author Alan Nafzger. Written as his first western novel, this adventure sees our titular Hereford bull being stolen from the Comanche Indian Reservation and lead across the border into Texas by corrupt Texas Rangers. In real life history, Quanah Parker had to just lump it as he couldn’t by law enter Texas. However, the novel takes an unusual premise for a western as friends Charles Goodnight and Randell Mackenzie accompany the chief in an adventure to retrieve the bull. With the two western legends along for the ride and as security, conflicts soon arise in Texas, and that’s before they discover they’ve been followed off the reservation by a group of Comanche boys looking for one last buffalo hunt. Given the animosity Texans had for Comanches and especially natives off the reservation, the entire adventure puts them all in deep danger.

Can you get COVID-19 twice?

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New accounts of patients who believe they’ve been reinfected after recovering from COVID-19 are popping up daily, leading to an unnerving question: Can we get Coronavirus twice? Unlikely, say experts at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, at least in the short term. “It seems more probable that people reexhibiting symptoms are simply still carrying thevirus, not getting reinfected –– that’s a critical distinction,” said OMRF President Stephen Prescott, M.D., a physician and medical researcher.

2020 Nation to Nation meeting promises to be special

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STILLWATER –– Oklahoma leadership for the agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (OTCAC) are hosting a “Nation to Nation” Tribal Consultation ZOOM Meeting on Aug. 18. This is truly a special event with all of Oklahoma’s sovereign tribes having been invited to attend.