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Thu
07
Dec

Arrest Warrants Lead to Foot Pursuit Of Madill Man, More Charges Added

By Molly Raley

A Madill man recently ran from police due to active arrest warrants, but once taken into custody by the Madill Police Department, he is now in jail for numerous other charges.

On Sunday, Dec. 3, MPD officers Shannon Beshirs and Dakota Hanks were in contact with a vehicle in the parking lot of El Tequila Mexican Restaurant that matched the description of a vehicle leaving a possible break-in.

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Thu
07
Dec

Madill Man Arrested after Making Terroristic Threats to Doctor’s Office

By Molly Raley

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, TexomaCare Madill was placed under lockdown after a man threatened to shoot the business.

According to police, the Madill Police Department was called to TexomaCare Madill in reference to a man threatening to “shoot up the office” after being declined service.

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Thu
07
Dec

State Could Cut County Budget

Several Local Projects Delayed

By Molly Raley

The biggest topic during the regular meeting of the Marshall County Commissioners on Monday, Dec. 4, was the State’s budget shortfall and the possible impact it could soon have
on the citizens of Marshall County.

According to Commissioner Chairman Chris Duroy, during the State’s Special Session of the Legislature, Gov. Mary Fallin “diverted an additional $80 million from the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges funds, also called CIRB funds. This brings the total money diverted from the program to $130 million this year.”

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Thu
07
Dec

Looking for a Christmas Pet? Look No Further

A Q&A with Jeremy Proctor about Madill’s Animal Shelter, Animal Control

The City of Madill offers its citizens an animal shelter that houses many dogs and other animals. Whether you are looking for a good Christmas pet for your children or are dealing with stray animals in your neighborhood, the Madill Animal Shelter provides many different services. The Madill Animal Shelter also provides opportunities for citizens to adopt pets.

The Madill Record spoke with the City of Madill’s Code Enforcement Officer and former animal control officer, Jeremy Proctor, about how citizens can adopt, and other important animal
control issues. The Q&A follows:

Q What are the hours of the Animal Shelter?

A “10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.”

Q Can you adopt an a

Thu
30
Nov

Two Marshall County Roads to be Updated

By Molly Raley The Madill Record

With the help of the Chickasaw Nation, nearly three miles of Pickens Road will be reclaimed. According to District 1 Commissioner Don “Salty” Melton, the Chickasaw Nation and the Board of County Commissioners will enter into a Cooperative Agreement to repave Pickens Road. Melton said the Nation will pay up to $80,000 of the nearly three-mile project, and it will start within 290 days of the signed agreement.

“We work with them,” Melton said. “They like to do roads that are inventory roads. They always tell us the roads they like to do.”

According to Melton, the project won’t start until next year when the weather starts warming up.

 

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Thu
30
Nov

Timms Makes the Sheriff ’s Deputy Team

By Tina Firquain The Madill Record

Meet Deputy Anna Timms. She’s now wearing a badge for the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. Her name or her voice may be familiar because before she was on the streets, she was answering emergency calls as a dispatcher. Timms was a full-time dispatcher and a Reserve Deputy up until the week of Thanksgiving.

The position of Deputy was offered to her around the beginning of November, and it took her a few days to accept the position, but she is happy the change has come to her.

 

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Wed
22
Nov

Fullingim Hired as Madill City Manager

Donald Yow Named Interim Chief of Police for MPD

By Molly Raley

James Fullingim was officially appointed as City Manager for the City of Madill on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the City Council’s regular meeting.

The Council convened into executive session (closed meeting) for approximately an hour and a half, conducting final interviews with Fullingim and another applicant.

Upon reconvening into open session, Councilwoman Shaunda Kendrix made a motion to offer the city manager position to Fullingim with a salary of $73,000 per year. Kendrix’s motion was seconded by Sam Huffman, and each council member (including Mayor Travis Williams, Terry Rushing, and Heath Weaver) voted “yes” to the motion, passing the item with a 5-0 vote.

The Council opened the search for a city manager in May 2017 after former City Manager Ronald Nunley passed away.

Wed
22
Nov

Madill School Blessed with $10,000 from DG

By Tina Firquain

Ardmore’s Dollar General Distribution Center surprised Madill Elementary School Principal Devin Birdsong with a $10,000 check.

Birdsong knew Dollar General was coming to the school, but he had no idea what they had planned.

He said, “We’re just ecstatic about the donation, and we’re going to use it to improve our library and put it toward some reading initiatives.”

According to Birdsong this is the biggest donation he has ever received while in administration at the school. He said he was beyond blessed.

“This donation is part of the company’s new ‘Thanksgiving’ campaign,” Riley Seals, director of Distribution for Dollar General said.

The money is to help support libraries and literacy initiatives.

 

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Wed
22
Nov

Numbers Increase While Memories Fade

By Tina Firquain

“There is no cure and honestly, things will not get better.”

About every 66 seconds someone hears something like this after they are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).

“More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number could rise as high as 16 million.” All of these numbers come from alz.org, the Alzheimer’s Association.

Alzheimer’s disease is, “A type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks,” according to alz.org.

 

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Thu
16
Nov

Thanksgiving Early Deadline

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, The Madill Record will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24.

Early deadlines for the Nov. 23 issue of The Madill Record are as follows: submitted news, correspondence, real estate advertising,classified advertising, display advertising, and legal notices are all due by 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17.

 

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