MPS postpones first day of school

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The Madill Public School system announced today, July 30, 2020, that the starting date for the 2020/2021 school year has been pushed back a week. The school posted on Facebook announcing the delay first. The original date for the first day was scheduled for August 13.

Early ‘Face of Covid’ shares road to recovery

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PONCA CITY — Fiftyone days after COVID-19 put him in the hospital, Geoffrey Cowan returned home to continue the hard work of regaining what he lost to the disease. His physical therapist told him it could take up to a year to recover the muscle mass, strength and stamina he suffered from being sedated and on a ventilator for a month.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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Editor’s note: The following letter to the editor is in response to Thomas L. Knapp’s opinion article published last week, and Thom Hartmann’s opinion printed above.

Hartmann: Pandemic handling disaster

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We have now reached peak Libertarianism, and this bizarre experiment that has been promoted by the billionaire class for over 40 years is literally killing us. Back in the years before Reagan, a real estate lobbying group called the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) came up with the idea of creating a political party to justify deregulating the real estate and finance industries so they could make more money.
A local man was arrested on August 1 on multiple charges. Madill Officer Gannon Reid was patrolling and observed a black Dodge Charger commit two traffic infractions. The driver, Fermin Lafitta, did not stop at the intersection, nor did he use a turn signal.
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today announced that 175 Oklahoma school districts have been awarded mobile internet access and devices through 50,000 Verizon Unlimited 4GE data plans and Jetpacks, following a competitive grant process. The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) grants leveraged a portion of the agency’s set-aside monies from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund created by the federal Coronavirus Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help ensure all students have connectivity to access online learning if community spread of COVID-19 requires districts to use distance or hybrid learning models.
Plans to safely reopen Oklahoma schools are plentiful, but not much can be done to improve air quality in buildings. School officials must rely on existing equipment that is not designed to filter out coronavirus particles.

Problems arise over Supreme Court decision

Problems arise over Supreme Court decision A landmark Supreme Court in early July stating that a majority of eastern Oklahoma falls within the boundary limits of an Indian reservation. Now, this decision may seem cut and dry; it is referring to the land, right?
‘Self-Care is what people do for themselves to establish and maintain health, and to prevent and deal with illness. It is a broad concept encompassing hygiene (general and personal), nutrition (type and quality of food eaten), lifestyle (sporting activities, leisure etc), environmental factors (living conditions, social habits, etc.) socio-economic factors (income level, cultural beliefs, etc.) and self-medication.’ - World Health Organization. Courtesy photo
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In the uncertain times we are currently experiencing in healthcare, it can be very overwhelming to try to keep up with the ever-changing recommendations for…
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Elected officials across the country will join communities in celebrating National Health Center Week 2020 from August 9th through 15th. Their visits and…
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The NFL is hanging on to all hope that the 2020 NFL season will be able to kick off on time, even though the season is smack dab in the middle of a pandemic.…
Francisco Perez, left, and Diego Ibarra, right, both signed on with FC Dallas; a soccer club that assists with college scholarships. Summer Bryant • The Madill Record
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Two Madill High School student athletes are on a path to following their dreams. Francisco Perez and Diego Ibarra are both students at MHS. They are also on…
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Just when sports is returning to an even keel after being uprooted during the 2020 spring season because of the pandemic, the TCU Horned Frogs players throw a…
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DURANT, Okla. – After 35 years at Southeastern, the majority of those spent in athletics, Tammy Willis will be retiring from the University effective at the…