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The Choctaw County Republican Party will be holding their April Meeting Thursday, April 24th at 7pm at the Hugo Public Library. The guest speaker will be Joe Silk who is running for the Oklahoma State Senate. For additional information please call Carol Bone at 580-372-0664.

Our second "A Brush With Kindness" paint project is coming up this weekend and we need your help. The dates are Friday and Saturday, April 25 & 26, at 426 N. E. 11th Street for Carolyn Blake. Both days begin at 8 a.m. If you can help scrape and prime on Friday and paint on Saturday please call Judy and let her know at 903-783-0599.. The rewards are great and your help is so very much appreciated.

Everyone is invited to the 3rd annual PUSH for Jesus Cookout, Friday, April 25th at 6pm at the Antlers Football Field. PUSH stands for Pray Until Something Happens. Come enjoy FREE food and fellowship.  Activities provided for the children.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music and message. All local churches welcome to join the fun and fellowship. For more information call:  580-298-7279. THIS FRIDAY, 6pm at the Antlers Football Field PUSH FOR JESUS.

In recognition of April being Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, CHC of Paris would like to invite you to attend the Hope Floats Balloon Release Ceremony honoring the child victims of crime who received services in 2013.  This special balloon release ceremony will be at The Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris, 711 Pine Bluff on Friday, April 25th at 10:30am.  The CAC will be open for tours and will offer light refreshments.  Please make use of the back lot for additional parking (entrance is on Cherry St.).

There is going to be a benefit for Rosie Skinner, a burn victim, to help with medical expenses. this benefit will be Friday, April 25th from 5:30-9pm. It will be held at the Choctaw Cultural Center at 105 South 5th Street in Hugo. There will be a silent auction, a pie auction, a cake auction plus Hamburgers and BBQ with chips and a drink for $5.00. For more information please call 580-317-3220.

Get your classic car out or motorcycle ready for the "Bike Night & Classic Car Night" at Johnny B Good's Restaurant in the Paris Town Center on Saturday, April 26th. Live music with Krissy Green. Food, fun and gellowship from 5-9pm. Don't miss the good old family fun!!!

The Choctaw County Arts Council is sponsoring their annual Spring Art Show which will be held Saturday, April 26th from 10am to 4:30pm. It will be held at the Hugo Frisco Depot Museum in Hugo. This show is juried and features adult artists, school children and independant youth. Exhibits include paintings and drawings, photography, sculptures, woodworking, jewelry, leather work and textiles. Admission is FREE! Do not miss this show.

The Valliant Public Schools present...the 2014 SEA Walk. What is the SEA Walk? SEA stands for Special Education Athletics. Participants will walk laps around the Valliant Football Field to bring awarness mof children with special needs and raise needed funds for the SEA Team. This event will be held Saturday, April 26th from 10am to Noon. there will be live music, entertainment and a lot more. For more information please contact Kari Teague at 580-933-7248.

Don't miss the live re-enactment of the All-American Movie...."True Grit" on Saturday, April 26th at 11am in downtown Hugo on South Broadway Street. There will be the parade of rodeo champions past and present, the First Appearance of the Heritage Horses of Oklahoma and Old Time Western Photos along with the True Grit Shoot-out. There wll be a Cowboy Crossing Church sponsored Chuck Wagon Trail Lunch plus live music too!!! Don't miss all the fun.

Don't miss the revival at the First Baptist Church of Soper April 27-30th. 7pm each night. There will be music and preaching from Evangelist Rick McGee. Everyone is welcome.

Antlers Public School is now taking applications for their Pre-K Program for the 2014-15 school year. Students must be age 4 on or before September 1, 2014. It will be held Monday, April 28th from 3-6pm at the Teachers Workroom. You must have State issued birth certificate, current immunization record, socila security card and child's CDIB card if applicable.

Get ready for the Second Annual Boys and Girls Club Benefit Golf Tournament at the Hugo Golf Club Saturday, May 3rd. Sign in is at 8am and tee off time is at 9am. the cost is $90.00 per 3 person team. Rental carts are available at $10.00 per person. There will be lot's of prizes given away. For more information call Susie Carlile at 580-317-6155 or Henry Shaw at 903-782-5590.

The Red Slough Birding Convention will take place at the Museum of the Red River in Idabel on May 3-6th. there will be Red Slough tours, keynote speakers, Little River NWR tour, Wildflower tour and dinner. For more information call the Idabel Chamber of Commerce at 580-286-3305.

The Pushmataha County Chamber of Commerce presents their Spring Fling and City Wide Yard Sale & Craft Fair. It will be held Saturday, May 3rd from 8am to 5pm at the Pushmataha County Fairgrounds. The cost is $10.00 Yard Sale Fee, $20.00 Craft Booth Fee. Inside and Outside spaces are available. For more information call Amanda Alford at 580-298-2488.

The Frist Ever "Save A Baby" Co-Ed Softball Tournament to benefit the Paris Pregnancy Care Center will be held on Saturday, May 3rd at the Paris Softball Complex at the Love Civic Center. Entry Fee is $185.00 per team. T-shirts awarded to First and Second Place teams. For more information contact Carol Kay Gray at 903-784-1555.

Don't miss the "Kids JAM" on Saturday May the 3rd from 10am to 2pm. There is going to be food, inflatables, games, prizes and a dunking booth. Come to the fun at the Old Hugo Depot. It's brought to you by Victory Life Church and it is all FREE!!!!! It is for school aged children from the First through the sixth grades.

The Moyers Public School in conjunction with the Antlers Masonic Lodge #39 will be hosting an Alumni ballgame on Saturday, May 3rd. The women's game will begin at 5pm and the men's game will follow. All proceeds will go to the Moyers Elementary School. For more information see the Moyers School Facebook Page or call the school at 580-298-5549.

Do not miss the 4th Annual Style Show and Dinner on Thursday, May 8th from 6-8pm. It will be held at the East Paris Baptisit Church in the Fellowship Hall. Tickets for this event are available at the Paris Pregnancy Care Center at 500 East Houston in Paris or call 903-784-1555. Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $7.00 for children from age 2-7.

What would life be like if there was no more cancer? Want to help rid our world of this terrible desease? Then get a team together for the Choctaw County Relay for Life. It is not untill August 23rd, but now is the time to get your team together and hold fundraisers in time for the August 23rd event. Let's rid this planet of this terrible desease. Get involved today by calling Stacie Johnson at 580-326-6401. (Kill May 10th)

Encompass Home Health & Hospice will be holding an Indian Taco sale to raise money for their Relay For Life Team on Friday, May 9th starting at 10am till they run out of food. The cost id just $5.00 per Indian Taco. For delivery in Hugo and Boswell or for more information please call 580-579-7080.

This summer, 9-12th graders who hold a CDIB card are encouraged to attend the Science Technology Engineer and Mathematics (STEM) Camp at historic Jones Academy in Hartshorne from July 13-18. During the weeklong residential camp, students will be able to partake in exciting, hands-on STEM-centered events such as robotics, forensics and engineering. Trips to a the Bio-Med Forensics Lab, Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Lab and an engineering lab will give participants a feel for the broad range of STEM professions available after graduation. Classic summer outings such as trips to Robbers Cave State Park and the movies will also be on the docket for the camp.Applications are due May 9, and space is limited. Must be in grades 9-12, hold a CDIB card and have successfully completed Algebra 1. Please contact kmcgaugh@choctawnation.com for an application and more information.  

Enter the Security First National Bank Relay for Life Memorial Weekend Softball Tournament which begins aty 8am at the Grant Casino Softball Fields. $120.00 per team. Team members must be age 16 and older to participate. Teams must provide your own teams equipment. Entries must be turned in by Monday, May 19th. For more information contact Shyla or Amanda at the bank at 580-326-9641. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. All equipment must be ASA approved. Ask about the home run derby.

What would life be like if there was no more cancer? Want to help rid our world of this terrible desease? Then get a team together for the Choctaw County Relay for Life. It is not untill August 23rd, but now is the time to get your team together and hold fundraisers in time for the August 23rd event. Let's rid this planet of this terrible desease. Get involved today by calling Stacie Johnson at 580-326-6401. (Kill May 24th)

Attention all Runners.....The Choctaw County Turning Point Coalition will be holding the "Shape Your Future 5-K Run" on Saturday, June 7th at 8am. The registration area and starting line is at the Choctaw Nation Wellness Center on the West side of Hugo. Medal's will be awarded for both men and women age 14 and up. Register before May 19th for $25.00. After May 19th it's $30.00. This is also a USATF certified course. For more information contact the Hugo Area Chamber at 580-326-7511.

What would life be like if there was no more cancer? Want to help rid our world of this terrible desease? Then get a team together for the Choctaw County Relay for Life. It is not untill August 23rd, but now is the time to get your team together and hold fundraisers in time for the August 23rd event. Let's rid this planet of this terrible desease. Get involved today by calling Stacie Johnson at 580-326-6401. (Kill June 7th)

What would life be like if there was no more cancer? Want to help rid our world of this terrible desease? Then get a team together for the Choctaw County Relay for Life. It is not untill August 23rd, but now is the time to get your team together and hold fundraisers in time for the August 23rd event. Let's rid this planet of this terrible desease. Get involved today by calling Stacie Johnson at 580-326-6401. (Kill June 24th)

Help create a world with LESS cancer and more BIRTHDAY'S!!! Join the worldwide movement of Relay for Life in Choctaw County on Saturday, August 23rd at the Bill Grant Event Center from 10am to 4pm. Don't miss the fun that is Relay for Life of Choctaw County. See you there!!!

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.

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 50-cents. For those 59 and younger the cost is $2.75. 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 girlscoutsrrv_shelly@yahoo.com

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
Are 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 www.stopaddiction.com today.
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 .doc.state.org



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