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The Hugo High School Band is in need of a new trailer to move their band equipment to and from performances.  A 30-foot enclosed goose-neck trailer with a ramp and tie downs is approximately $32,000.  The Hugo School has agreed to put any business name, or individual names on the trailer for a nice donation.  The larger the amount, the larger your name would be.  Sizes will be determined on total donors, and amounts given.  If they receive more than the $32,000 for the trailer, the balance will be spent on new band equipment. For more information you can contact the Hugo High School at 580-326-9648 or contact the Hugo Band Director Derek Porter at dporter@hugoschools.com

Christmas In The Park will take place Thursday, December 7th beginning at 6pm at the First Bank Park in Antlers. Bring the kids for pictures with Santa plus there is going to be Cookies, Hot Cocoa and Live Music. Don't miss Christmas In The Park with Santa!!

The Sharing Hope Food Bank will be having a Chili & Been Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, December 8th from 11am to 1pm at the First United Methodist Church at 201 East Kirk Street in Hugo. $10.00 per bowl. A Silent Auction will also be held. Dine In or Carry Out. For more information contact Harolynn at 580-969-8094.

The Pushmataha County Historical Society will be holding an "Open House" on Saturday, December 9th from 11am to 2pm at the "Old Frisco" Depot at 119 West Main Street in Antlers. Free Admission and Free Refreshments. Don't miss this event!!

The Hugo Chamber of Commerce presents.....2023 Annual Parade Of Lights. Saturday, December 9th. Line-up begins at 4:30pm with the parade beginning at 5:30pm. The parade will end at the Frisco Depot where the Christmas Tree Lighting will be held. For more information please call the Hugo Chamber of Commerce at 580-326-7511.

The Rock Creek RV Park, Rattan, Oklahoma would like to invite you to come and check-out, "Christmas On The Creek". Come see their Christmas Light Display which is on EVERY Friday & Saturday Night through January 6th featuring Hot Chocolate, Popcorn and Fire Pits. Don't forget that on Saturday, December 9th That Santa will be at Christmas On The Creek beginning at 6pm. Don't miss the fun!!!!

The Fort Towson Livestock Booster Club presents......."Breakfast With Santa". Saturday, December 9th starting at 9am. It will be held in the FCCLA Room at Fort Towson School. Come and visit with Santa and enjoy delicious Pancakes!! Bring a camera or phone to take pictures with Santa. $5.00 per person.

The First Baptist Church of Hugo's Choir is performing the Christmas musical "I Have Seen The Light" on Sunday morning, December 10 at 11:00 AM in the church sanctuary. It's a 30 minute concert featuring carols and Christmas tunes. If you need more information please call the church office at (580) 326-9663.

The Gates of Glory Fellowship in Idabel, Oklahoma’s Annual Christmas Drive Thru will be: December 15th & 16th From 6 pm until 9pm. This is a Free, Family friendly event, for everyone to enjoy during the Holiday Season, and you never have to leave the comfort of your car! Come see the Angels, A Living Nativity, Roman Soldiers, A living town of Bethlehem, King Herod and the Three Wisemen, Shepherds & more, plus experience Christmas like never before! At Gates of Glory Fellowship located at 184 Hamilton Road, behind the Gasquatch, in Idabel, Oklahoma. If you have questions, or you would like to participate, please call 580-612-6908.

The Soper Fire Department along with CJ Trash Disposal is holding a Toy Drive running now through December 16th. Drop off a $10.00 unwrapped Toy at the Soper Water Department or the Soper Senior Citizens Center. If you need more information please call James Smith at 580-372-4879.

The Rock Creek RV Park, Rattan, Oklahoma would like to invite you to come and check-out, "Christmas On The Creek". Come see their Christmas Light Display which is on EVERY Friday & Saturday Night through January 6th featuring Hot Chocolate, Popcorn and Fire Pits. Don't miss the fun!!!!


The Ft. Towson Masonic Lodge holds a breakfast on the FIRST Saturday of every month from 7:30-10:30am. They serve up scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and pancakes too. $7.00 per plate. Come to the Ft.Towson Masonic Lodge for a wonderful fellowship event.

The Paris Elks Lodge at 2110 36th Street NE hosts a Veterans & First Responders Breakfast on the THIRD Saturday of every month from 7am to 11am. It is FREE for Military Veterans that have kept this Country safe and to our First Responders who keep our community safe. For more information contact David Poole at 903-517-7640.

The Lamar County Health Distric in Paris has a Covid Center located at 1128 Clarksville Street. They are set up so you can receive a FREE Covid Test. They are by appointment only. It is the nose swab 15-minute rapid Antigen Test. They also have available the Moderna and Phizer Vaccines Available. First and Second Dose and Booster. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. They are closed for lunch from 12 to 1. For more information you can call them at 903-715-0042.

The First Christian Church at 780 20th Street N.E. in Paris holds a FREE breakfast for First Responders in the Paris Area the First Saturday of every month from 8:15-9:30am. Come for good food like eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and more. For more information call the First Christian Church at 903-785-5516.

Having a baby is exciting......and stressful. In Oklahoma contact Lift Healthy Start. They are here to support you and your family. You work with a care coordinator who can help you find community programs and services that are just right for you. Together you and your care coordinator will set goals and develop a "Plan Of Care". For more information contact the Lift Healthy Start at 580-298-2921 in Antlers.

If you are a Military Veteran that is in need of.....A Job, Housing, Temporary Financial Services, Health Care Services, Daily Living Services, Personal Finance Planning, Transportation, Legal Services, Child Care or anything else, please contact the Supportive Services for Veteran Families in Hugo at 918-448-6552. (McAlester 918-421-3591)

The Oklahoma State Department of Education would like to inform parents about Oklahoma Child Find. All children with disabilities residing in Oklahoma, whether attending public or private schools, should be identified, allocated and evaluated. They require that Child Find apply to all children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education and related services. The Hugo Public School wnats everyone in their district aware of this service that is provided to children with disabilities FREE of charge. For more information about Child Find contact Rena Dalke at the Hugo Public Schools at 580-372-9029. Make sure our children get the education they deserve.

If you’ve cleaned out your closet or have left over garage sales merchandise please take to the House Of Hope located at 135 West Division Street in Blossom, Texas.  House Of Hope donates clothing and household items for Women, Men and Children free to anyone needing assistance.  You can drop off your donations Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10 and 2pm. For more information about House of Hope call 903-982-5816. 

Veteran's, during a medical emergency you should immediately seek care at the nearest medical facility. If you believe your life or health is in danger then call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away. Promptly notify the VA after receiving emergency care at a community emergency department. Notification should be made within 72 hours of admission to a community medical facility. This allows the VA to assist the Veteran in coordinating necessary care or transfer. It helps to ensure that the administration and clinical requirments for VA to pay for the care is met. For more information the Veteran or Caregiver should call 1-844-724-7842 or email VHAEmergencyNotification@va.gov

The Pushmataha County Narcotics Anonymous No Name Group meet at the Pushmataha Hospital at 510 East Main Street in Antlers on Tuesday and Thursday's at 7pm and on Saturday and Sunday's at 6pm. Please park in the gravel lot off of S.E. "E" Street. The meeting room is located by the Emergency Waiting Room. For more information call 1-888-851-1246. You can also visit their web site at: RedRiverNA.org.

You have said that you were going to do it? Don't you think it's time to begin a new chapter in your life and be healthier, Let's Stop Smoking!!! Don't do it alone, call the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline at 1800-Quit-Now or 1-800-784-8669 or visit OKhelpline.com.

If you have a computer and a WiFi connection and you are interested in earning your high school equivalency diploma then contact the Choctaw Nation Online Academy. It is open to students in all counties within the United States who have a CDIB Card. To enroll or for more information call 1-800-522-6170 extension 2122.

A Health4U class is held EVERY Monday from 10:30-11:30am at the Paris-Lamar County Health District at 400 West Sherman Street in Paris. The Health4U class is a free program through the Paris-Lamar County Health District focusing on helping build healthier communities through educating adults on healthy living. For more information call Jessica Crawford at 903-785-4561.

The Elks Lodge of Paris at 2110 35th Street N.E. holds a FREE Veteran's Breakfast on the THIRD Saturday of every month from 7:30-10am.

Little Dixie Community Action Agency has offices in Hugo, Antlers and Idabel. They are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm. They offer Small Business Loans, Credit Builder Loans and Home Loans on existing homes. For more information call 580-326-5165 and ask for the loan officer Shiena Austin or the credit counselor Ruby Gann.

There is a Diabetic Educational Management Class held EVERY Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 at OnCall located at 147 North Collegiate Drive in Paris. It is FREE to the public. For more information you can call 903-784-6300.

The VFW Post 8316 in Hugo holds Bingo every Monday and Friday starting with the early start at 6pm and the regular start at 7pm. They are located on Jackson Street in Hugo. For more information you can call Hoard Summers at 580-743-0982.

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.

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 580-298-2921.

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. The VFW Post 3658 is located at the intersection of High Street and Clark Street in Antlers. It's for the whole family, all ages, so come and enjoy. For more information call Bob Kinsler @ 580-271-0897.

A "Picking On The Porch" style Jam Session is held every Friday Night at the VFW Post 3658 in Antlers. If you play an instument, then bring it and jam. Every Friday Night from 6-10pm and all ages are invited. The Antlers VFW Post is located at the intersection of Clark and High Streets in Antlers.




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