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Thu
19
Apr

MPWA Raising Water, Sewer Rates

By Molly Raley

The Madill City Council approved a 5 percent water and sewer rate increase at the MPWA’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 10.

According to a City Manager James Fullingham, there are four parts to a citizen’s water bill – water, sewer, trash, and UAV. The Council agreed to increase just the water and sewer by 5 percent across the board.

For example, the lowest bill in Madill has been $36.53, and with the increase it will now be $37.45 – an increase of $.92.

 

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Thu
19
Apr

The Gypsy Gem in Marshall County

By Tina Firquain

Rocking Star Farm is a hidden gem in Southern Marshall County. If you look in the corral and past the barn, several horses will stand out like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

Most likely because you haven’t seen anything like them before.

Melissa and Barry Hensly, owners of Rocking Star Farm, have seven Gypsy Vanner horses tucked away on their farm in Enos.

 

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Thu
19
Apr

MPS Receives Million Dollar Grant

Madill Public Schools has been awarded a $1,075,353 Oklahoma Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant that will provide literacy enrichment in the district over the next four years.

The purpose of the OSRCL grant is to support districts in creating and implementing comprehensive literacy programs to advance literacy skills of Oklahoma students from birth through grade 12, including limited-English proficient students and students with disabilities.

 

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Thu
12
Apr

Marshall County Relay For Life this Saturday

By Molly Raley

The Marshall County Relay for Life will be held on Saturday, April 7, at the Madill Football Field. The event will begin at 3 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. According to committee member, Summer Bryant, this year the committee has chosen the theme “Wish Upon a Cure.” Each team will have their camps decorated with a Disney theme.

According to Bryant, the kickoff will begin at 3 p.m. with a Survivor Walk, and all the fun activities will take place afterward.

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Thu
12
Apr

FFA Rodeo Royalty Crowned

Paizlee Brooke Szenasi (left) was crowned as the 2018 FFA Rodeo Queen on Saturday, April 7.

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Thu
12
Apr

Madill Students Connecting the ‘Ole Fashioned Way’

By Tina Firquain

Mondays have now become “Phone Free” at Madill Public Schools, thanks to the OC3 (Our Community Cares Coalition) group.

Since the students came back to school from spring break, the sixth - 12th graders have been asked to put away their phones and participate in “Phone Free Mondays.”

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Thu
12
Apr

Case Hired as MPS Superintendent

By Molly Raley

With a 3-0 vote by the Madill Board of Education, Larry Case was hired as superintendent for the 2018-2019 school year.

During the Board’s regular meeting on Monday, April 9, board members were faced with the decision of which direction they wanted to go with the superintendent position.

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Thu
05
Apr

Kendrix Retains Seat on Madill Council

Voters in Madill decided on Shaunda Kendrix after a city-wide vote on Tuesday, April 3. Kendrix will retain her Seat on the Madill City Council after defeating Tom Austin, 82-29. Kendrix earned seven of the 10 absentee votes, while only taking the early voting by one ballot, 4-3.

On election day, Kendrix took 71 of the 94 total votes cast.

 

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Thu
05
Apr

66th Annual FFA Rodeo Begins Friday

Get your tickets for a fun time for the whole family. The 66th Annual Madill FFA Rodeo will be held Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7. Friday, April 6, kicks off with the Grand Entry at 8 p.m. at the Madill Roundup Club Arena, located near the Marshall County Expo Center at 11545 U.S. Highway

70, between Madill and Kingston. Saturday, April 7, starts at 1 p.m. with a Parade around the Madill Square followed by the Grand Entry at 8 p.m. at the Madill Roundup Club Arena, which includes announcement of the Rodeo Royalty.

 

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Thu
05
Apr

Marshall County Teachers Work Tirelessly While Advocating

By Tina Firquain The Madill Record

On Monday, April 2, schools in Oklahoma closed for Teacher Walkouts, but Madill and Kingston were not among the many. However, Madill sent an advocacy team to represent the school at the Capitol, and they are monitoring the situation going forward according to Larry Case, Madill Public School Interim Superintendent. Case said, “Madill Public Schools is going to continue to advocate for our teachers and students regarding adequate funding for employee pay and public education.

This is a year-round goal, as we have many ways to participate and become involved in this process. Lately, we have particularly focused on visiting with our legislators, teachers, and community to encourage legislators to take action.

 

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