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The Rural Health Network of Oklahoma is holding a Can Food Drive for the holiday's through December 9th. There are several places in Hugo to drop off the canned food items. Here are just a few: Healing Hearts, Corner Stone Counseling, Hugo Health & Rehab, Family Medical Clinic, Hugo Health Clinic, Irvin Medical Clinic, Hugo Chamber of Commerce and many more.
The Raymond Gary Lake Association will host the annual Christmas Boat Parade the first weekend of December. Friday, December 2nd and Saturday December 3rd. The parade will begin at dark with festivities in the park which includes pictures with Santa, hot chocolate, concession stand and more. Admission is FREE!!
The Kiamichi Technology Center Criminal Justice Program will be holding a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 3rd at the Hugo Lake Dam with the race beginning at 9am. The entrry is $25.00 per runner and the proceeds goes to the Criminal Justice Programs. For more information please call 580-326-6491.
The Choctaw County Genealogy Society meet's the First Monday of the month at the Hugo Library at 6:30pm. They have a different program each month. The Next meeting will be held Monday, December 5th. For more information please call 580-967-9863.
The Cowboy Crossing Church of Hugo will hold a Ranch Rodeo on Saturday, December 10th at the Hugo Covered Arena. there will be an Amateur Division, Youth Division and Open Division with several events in each division. For more information call Stave at 580-743-7078. Check out.....CowboyCrossingHugo.com.
Nomination Day for all animals being shown in the Pushmataha County Junior Livestock Show in March of 2017 has been set for Thursday, December 15th at the Pushmataha County Fairgrounds from 1-5pm. Animals must be brought to the fairgrounds on that day to be eligible to show next spring. For more information contact Tom Smith at the OSU Extension Office in Antlers at 580-298-5563.
Rural Health of Oklahoma is holding a Blanket Drive and would like to donate them to aging seniors who need a blanket to keep them warm this winter. If you would like to donate a new blanket, throw or money, drop off your donation at Choctaw Memorial Business Office at 1405 East Kirk Street in Hugo by December 9th.
The Choctaw Nation Head Start is currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Choctaw Nation Head Start provides educational, health and social services for eligible children and families including children with special needs. The program serves children who are 3 years of age and not age 5 by September 1, 2016. For more information call 580-847-2767.
If your children are between the ages of 5 and 14 and interested in wrestling, have them join the Bearcat Wrestling Club for both boys and girls. Practices are held at the Hoss Academy in Farris, OK. For more information call 918-430-5265.
The Choctaw County Recreation Center is open EVERYDAY after school and ALL DAY on Friday's. The cost is $30.00 per month per child during the school year. It is $100.00 per month during the summer. During the school year they are open from after school till 6pm and from 8am to 5:30pm on Friday's. During the summer they are open Monday through Friday from 8am till 5:30pm. The Choctaw County Recreation Center is located at 1503 East Kirk Street in Hugo.
The Masonic Lodge on Railroad Street in Ft. Towson, OK. has breakfast on the FIRST Saturday of every month beginning at 7am. the cost is just $5.00 per plate. Come and enjoy a great breakfast.
The Paris Good Samaritan Clinic is a non-profit medical clinic offering services at no cost to those that need assistance with medical care and prescriptions. They are open every Thursday night from 4:30pm-8pm by appointment only. They are located at 450 S.W. 4th Street in Paris. To make an appointment please call 903-784-5972. The Paris Good Samaritan Clinic also needs volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please call Faye between 9am and 2pm at 903-784-5972.
Volunteers are needed for the Little Dixie's CASA program. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates and they are VERY IMPORTANT to children that are involved in the court system through no fault of their own. These innocent children need someone to stand up for them and let the court know what is in their best interest. Volunteers are needed for Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha counties. IT doesn't require but a small amount of your time and it does make a world of difference in the lives of these children. For more information please call Marissa Jordan in Hugo 580-326-5165, Kimberly Mack in Antlers 580-298-2921 or Christina Bell in Idabel at 580-286-9348.
The North Texas Youth Connection offers free counseling to families with youth ages 0-17 through it's STAR Counseling Program. For information call the Lamar County Office of the North Texas Youth Connection at 903-771-2700. All counselors are licensed.
Attention Veterans....your veteran service representative is here to help you. You can visit with them on Monday's in Durant at the Workforce Office from 8:30-3:30. Tuesday's in Hugo at the Choctaw County Courthouse from 9-3:30. On Wednesday's in Idabel at the Workforce Office from 9:30-3:30. On Thursday's in Atoka at the Atoka County Veterans Center from 8-4. On Friday's in Antlers at the Antlers VFW Post from 9-2:30. For more information please call Steve Webb at 918-397-2566.
The VFW Post 3658 in Antlers has a VFW Family Dance Every Saturday Night from 8pm-Midnight featuring their house band Country Explosion. The VFW Post 3658 is located at the intersection of High Street and Clark Street in Antlers. It's for the whole family so come and enjoy. For more information call Bob Kinsler @ 580-271-0897.
Hugo Public Schools would like to remind you that all children with disabilities residing in Oklahoma, either home schooled or in public school should be identified, allocated and evaluated to see if they are in need of special education and related services. To find out more about Oklahoma's Child Find contact Angie Thurman at the Hugo City Schools at 580-326-0205.
The NWS Peace Program is a non-profit and Department of State approved program that is seeking caring families here in our area to host high-school age international exchange students. These students are between the ages of 15-18. What you provide is a loving family, care and guidance, 3 meals a day, a bed and an experience of a life time. For more information call 1-866-846-3977.
If you are age 55 and older, with limited income, Experience Works (formerly Green Thumb) may have the training and employment that is right for you. For more details, contact Linda at 580-326-7502.
Do you have what it takes to be a mentor? Little Dixie's "Passport To The Future" mentoring program matches a child with an incarcerated parent or guardian with a responsible adult to help them with social and emotional problems. Most of the time all the child needs is a friend. An hour a week is all it takes. Interested? In Hugo call 580-326-6441 and in Antlers call 580-298-2921.
Experience Works is a national nonprofit organization funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. They offer job training, job placement and community service experience for people over the age of 55 who want to enter the workforce, earn extra money or change careers. You will train at a local agency. For more information please call 888-926-1739.
The Soper Nutrition Center will be having lunch this Friday and it will be served at 11:45am and is just $2. Please come for the fellowship and you are invited.
Can you imagine being separated from your family? A child needs your help!! Loving Foster and Adoptive Homes are needed in your community. For more information, contact Peggy Hedrick at 580-364-6446 or toll free 800-270-0803.
The Hugo Nutrition Center would like to invite all senior citizens to eat with them every Monday through Friday at Noon at the Nutrition Center at 300 13th Place. for those age 60 and over the cost is FREE. For those 59 and younger the cost is $4.00. For more information call 580-326-2523.
The Cowboy Crossing Church on Highway 93 just North of FishTales Restaurant now meets on Sunday mornings at 10:30am. For more information call 580-317-3729.
Help girls grow strong by becoming a volunteer. Many girls want to join Girl Scouts but can't, because we don't have enough volunteers. We need women, men, senior citizens, young adults and anyone else willing to help shape the lives of girls. You can give an hour a week, a day a month—or more or less—by sharing your unique skills, talents and wisdom. Many opportunities are available. You'll have as much fun, learn as much and grow as much as the girls. Call 580-236-2433 OR 1-800-987-9075 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you cannot see the forest for the trees on your land, you might give the
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service a call. The NRCS, working through local soil and water conservation
districts, can help you decide which brush plants are good for your cattle
and wildlife and which ones should be removed to reach your -land management
goals. They are listed under USDA in the yellow pages.
It's heartbreaking to watch someone addicted to drugs or alcohol lose their children, jobs, home, health and self respect to their addiction. Do something about it now! Narconon Arrowhead has Certified Chemical Dependency Counselors are available to help in our area by calling Narconon at 1-800-468-6933 or log on to www.stopaddiction.com.
Adopt a loveable, endangered manatee for your special valentine this year! For just twenty-five dollars, Save the Manatee Club provides an adoption certificate, photo and biography of a real manatee, a membership handbook, and newsletter subscription. Or for thirty-five dollars, a cute plush manatee is also included. Be sweet to your valentine, plus help a gentle species survive! Call 1-800-432-JOIN or visit www.savethemanatee.org.
Oklahomans who want to quit smoking have a new number to call. The new Oklahoma tobacco help line number is 1-800-QUIT-NOW The help line provides free professional assistance to stop smoking through a series of telephone coaching or counseling sessions with a help line specialist. The help line also offers nicotine patches or gum free of charge to those without insurance or on Medicare when they participate in the help lines counseling program.
Learn firsthand about another culture without leaving the United States , and establish a friendship that will last a lifetime. P.I.E. has international exchange students from over 40 countries arriving into the area for home stay programs. They need your help. The non-profit organization is looking for a few more caring host families to share the American way of life. If you think you may be interested in hosting a foreign teen—or would like more information about the program—please call P. I.E. immediately at 1-800-828-9001.
Did you ever want something, but thought you missed your chance? If you're under 40 and always wanted to serve your country, the Army National Guard says, “YOU CAN!” Call 1-800-GO-GUARD, today.
Outdoor Burning Guidelines. Campfires are currently not permitted. Charcoal Grilling is not permitted, gas is allowed. Outdoor welding and cutting is permitted but under the following rules. wind must be < 15mph, humidity must be > 30%, area must be cleared of brush and debris from 25ft around welding site, two adults must be present to watch site, and must have pressurized water source on site. Above ground welding must abide by all previous rules in addition 2ft of cleared land per 1ft above ground that welding occurs.
The first job you choose could make or break your future. Making that decision takes facts. Here's one fact- the US Air Force offers valuable training, higher education, medical care and experience. So when it's time to choose your career check out the Air Force. Call Scott Malpass at 903-785-6001.
Donate at your Paris Stewart Regional Blood Center in the Chism Square Shopping Center at 3715 Lamar Avenue, 903-785-9399 open 9am-5:30pm, M, W, Thurs.& F, 10am-6:30pm, T or at the Mt. Pleasant Stewart Regional Blood Center at the corner of 19th at 1809 North Johnson, 903-572-3629, open T-TH, 9am-5:30pm. To donate blood you must be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in general good health. For more information about blood donation, or the blood center visit www.stewartblood.org.
Free medications are available for people with limited resources. For information call toll free at 888-380-6337 or visit www.a2zmedication.com
Cornerstone Outreach Ministries is in dire need of Donations for their food pantry. Cornerstone has been helping people for 16 years, also donations of coats, heaters and sweaters for these cold winter months would be appreciated. Please call 580-933-7330 or 580-876-3724.
Are you ready for a 21st CENTURY CAREER? Get the High Tech Training you need from the AIR FORCE. They will Teach you skills in one of more than 150 exciting fields. Including some of the most High Tech Jobs available. So check out the AIR FORCE- they will send your CAREER Soaring. For info call 903-785-6001
The Choctaw Nation Community Social Base Social Workers are asking for any donations of household items, furniture, appliances, clothes. We will come and pick up any items. You may call 580-326-8304 ask for Farron Dill. Or if you are in need of any clothes, we have lots of winter coats please feel free to come by our office 219 N. Broadway.
To show your support of our troops overseas, you can donate various items to make them feel a little more at home. Items needed are: Personal Hygiene items, for men and women, prepackaged food items such as ready to eat items, snacks, hard candy,soda pop, beef jerky etc. these items can be dropped off at Camp Maxey, Chamber of Commerce in Paris, A-1 Sanitation and Paris Yamaha Harley Davidson. Join K95.5 and show your support of these brave men and women.
Boswell Community Meeting. the second Friday night of each month at 7pm in the Community/ Nutrition Building.
What do you do when you can't afford your medications? Millions of
Americans face this problem each month, now there's help. Prescription Assistance
can be found by calling 1-866-405-3463
On the way to your college degree? You've hit some roadblocks? You
decide it's time to change direction. The Air Force can help. They offer educational
assistance, high tech job training and experience. The credits you've earned
may help you start your Air Force training at a higher rank. They will also
pay off your students loans up to $10,000 dollars if you qualify. For more
information call Scott Malpass at 903-785-6001
The Choctaw County Crime Stoppers meet the first Monday of every month, 6:00pm at the Sheriff's office, 305 E Jefferson in Hugo. You can help make Choctaw County a better place to live.... For more information call 326-2000.
More than eighteen million Americans have diabetes and close to 6 million do not know they have it. Diabetes causes up to 25,000 cases of blindness each year. To learn more call 903-592-2664.
Social Security has put work incentives in place that allow
SSI/SSDI recipients test their ability to work without losing benefits or
medical insurance coverage. If you are interested please call Gayle at 866-841-0516
Mentors are needed for the Hugo MATCHES program. Just a
couple of hours a week can make such a difference in the life of a child for
more information please call 580-326-3413
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT calling all pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters:. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society wants you. Olive Garden's 12th annual Pasta for Pennies program benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is now underway at local schools. Students are asked to bring spare change to their classroom to help local patients and their families The Class raising the most money will receive a pasta party. For more information call your local Society chapter at 405-943-8888 or visit www.lls.org .
Make your Dreams of owning a home a reality by participating in the
Little Dixie Community Action Agency Self-Help Housing program, income eligible
families can keep housing costs down by providing part of the labor. For more
information please call Deanne Taylor at 580-326-5201
Attorney General Abbott offered the following tips for Citizens approached by someone offering to rebuild or repair property: 1. Get more than one estimate. Don't be pushed into signing a contract immediately. 2. Ask the Better Business Bureau if it has any complaints about the company. 3. Get references from previous customers and check them out. 4. Get the salesperson's license plate number. 5. Deal with local firms, if possible. 6.Get everything in writing and keep the documents in a safe place. 7. Do not sign a contract with blank spaces. Dishonest salespersons may enter unacceptable terms later. 8. Ask for proof of insurance. 9 Never pay 100 percent up front. Arrange for an independent agent to inspect the completed work before making full payment. 10. Ask whether the contractor will place a lien, security interest or mortgage on your property. 11. Ask for guarantees in writing.
If you are 55, or older, on a limited income, and having difficulty finding
a job, Experience Works may have a training opportunity for you. Experience
Works can offer you temporary part time work while you look for permanent
employment. Those wishing to apply should Call 580-326-7502 for more information.
For many Americans the dream of owning a home is out of reach because
they lack a down payment. What most Americans don't know is there are grants
available from a nonprofit organization that cover your down payment and closing
costs. If you want to turn your next rent payment in to your first mortgage
payment call 1-866-no-down-p or visit us online at www.neighborhoodgold.com
The Bereaved Parents Support group meets the second Monday of every month.
For more information please call 903-785-4366.
Every 33 minutes someone is killed by a drunk driver. Every 2 minutes
someone is injured. You, your friends and family could be next. Please don't
drink and drive. Brought to you by the Kids Safety Society Coalition.
If you've lost a loved one to Lung Disease, then you know first hand the suffering it causes. Honor your loved on with a memorial gift to The American Lung Association of Texas. Your gift will help others suffering form Lung Disease Fore more info call 1-800-586-4872
Business incubators that are currently available Starting a business or expanding
a business can be costly, and a lot of that cost is wrapped up in renting
or leasing a facility. But, there is a solution - below-market rent is one
of the features of the business incubator program of Rural Enterprises of
Oklahoma, Inc. and right now, space is available in three communities . .
.Durant, Bennington and Hugo. Space ranging from three thousand square feet
to five thousand square feet is available right now. REI’s incubator program
also includes tax incentives for the business, access to business financing
and equipment. . .and business assistance along the way until your business
is ready for its own facility. Call the folks at Rural Enterprises today -580-924-5094.
EZ access for seniors. A food stamp outreach project. Many people age 60
and over are eligible for food stamps, but are not receiving them. Food Stamps
can supplement your food budget and improve your nutrition. We can screen
you over the phone. We offer special services to qualifying seniors such as
help in completing the paperwork; home visits; and telephone interviews. Call
903-737-0361 M-F 8am-5pm Texas Dept. Human Services
drugs affecting your family or a friend? For more information, log onto www.stopaddiction.com
or call 1-800-468-6933. Narconon provides answers to drug addiction, we provide
free assessment, evaluation and referral services to internationally recognized
alternative and traditional treatment facilities. When continuing relapse
is occurring, call Narconon 1-800-468-6933. Don't give up, drug addiction
can be overcome. Call Narconon at 1-800-468-6933, or visit our web site at
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has many career opportunities available in statewide locations. Currently they are seeking applicants for 100 correctional Security Officer positions. The jobs offers great benefits and competitive salaries. For more information please call 405-425-2861 or view openings at www
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