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Help us promote your event by sending event details in advance. Please send event information to Jennifer Boling/Inside Your Co-op/ PO Box 758, Hugo, OK 74743; or e-mail info to jboling@choctawelectric.coop. Events and dates are subject to change.


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Hugo Homecoming


Octavia Smithville Fish Fry & Pie Auction Ft. Towson Homecoming Father’s Day


Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest, Beavers Bend First Day of Summer Boswell Homecoming


Independence Day, CEC closed for the holiday. To report an outage, please call 800-780-6486.


Freedom Fest, Haworth Soper Homecoming


Watermelon Festival Valliant


Save This Date! The CEC Annual Meeting will be held on September 27 at the Hugo Rodeo Arena.


Birthday Greetings to CEC Employees


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Lori Bryan Karen Billy


Billy Lampton Mary Ann Webb Scotty Littles Jia Johnson


Terry Kinslow Brad Phillips


Displays featuring African wildlife are part of the permanent exhibit at Beaver's Bend Wildlife Museum and Taxidermy Studio in Hochatown. PHOTO/SHANE WOMACK.


Take A Walk On The Wild Side: Wildlife Museum unveils “Out of Africa” exhibit


B


eaver’s Bend Wildlife Museum invites visitors to “take a walk on the wild side” with the opening of


their long-awaited Out of Africa exhibit.


The exhibit opened to the public on May 24, welcoming visitors with an array of exotic African wildlife, mounted life-size and arranged in dioramas depicting their native habitat. Appealing to rock hounds, the museum also added a new large rock and mineral display.


Owner Shane Womack said the exhibits are housed in the museum’s newly added wing and will become part of their permanent display.


Womack and wife, Sharon, began working on the display in 2011 following a trip to Africa. An avid hunter and taxidermist, Womack bagged many of the animals mounted in the museum on various hunts in North America, Newfoundland and Africa. Displays in other parts of the facility highlight North American


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wildlife including many species such as black bear, mountain lion and bobcat that populate southeast Oklahoma.


Located at the entrance to Beaver’s Bend State Park, the museum is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Guided tours are available for senior citizens, church groups and schools.


For more information, please call 580-494-6193, or visit their website at www.pine-net.com/nature/.


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