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Thu
22
Jun

Mobile Food Trucks Rolling Into Marshall County

By Karen Maple

Mobile dining has a long history, starting as early as the 1600s. According to the National Cowboy Museum website, the first mobile food truck, the chuck wagon, “was invented by Charles Goodnight in 1866 for use on the initial cattle drives out of Texas.”

Mobile-cuisine.com, states the food truck was preceded by pushcarts in New York City (known as New Amsterdam at the time) in the latter 1600s. While pushcarts lacked the ability to cook food, “they served simple lunches of meat pies, fruits and sandwiches to urban dwellers in larger cities…” . In 1936 “Oscar Mayer rolls out the first portable hot dog cart The Weiner Mobile.” (history.com)

 

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Thu
22
Jun

Oklahoma Retail Protection Act Could Benefit Local Merchants

By Karen Maple

On May 17, 2016, Gov. Mary Fallin signed the Oklahoma Retail Protection Act of 2016, H.B. 2531, into law. The goal of this ACT is to collect sales tax not paid by Oklahomans who shop online.

“According to Fallin, Seattlebased Amazon will begin voluntarily collecting state and local sales tax on March 1, and will remit them starting in April. Local governments that are heavily dependent on sales tax revenue should begin receiving the collections in May” (news.com).

The Sales & Local Tax Alert, (bdo.com), adds that “once an out-of-state retailer operates in some capacity in the state, it has what is called “nexus” and can be required to charge state sales tax.” This new law enforces that. However, the goal of this law is to do more than that.

 

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Thu
22
Jun

Marshall County Taxpayers Should

By Molly Raley

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website, the IRS will not “initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages, or social media channels to request personal or financial information. In addition, the IRS does not threaten taxpayers with lawsuits, imprisonment, or other enforcement action.”

Several Marshall County residents have recently encountered IRS scammers attempting to gain a financial payout by threatening imprisonment or deportation.

According to Martha Sparlin, a Certified Public Accountant in Madill, several of her clients have contacted her due to scam attempts.

 

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Thu
15
Jun

Young to Take Over Sidelines For

Wildcats

By Brandon Jacks

Drew Young has officially been named the new head coach of football at Madill High School.

“It is an honor to be named to the head coaching position at MHS. I have some huge shoes to fill in Madill with the retirement of Coach (Milton) Cooper just as I did at Sherman High School when Coach Ronnie Tipps left to become the AD at South Lake Caroll,” Drew Young said Friday. “They impacted my life in so many positive ways, just as they did with the players they coached.”

 

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Thu
15
Jun

The Madill Record

Wins Five in OPA Better Newspaper Contest

The Oklahoma Press Association presented its Better Newspaper Contest Awards during the OPA Annual Convention, June 9-10, at the Skirvin Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City.

The Madill Record placed in five events with one First Place, two Second Places, and two Fourth Places in the contest.

 

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Thu
15
Jun

What Can the Marshall County Health Department Do for YOU?

A Q&A with Regional Administrative Director Spohn

The Marshall County Health Department offers many services to its citizens. The Madill Record spoke with the Regional Administrative Director, Mendy Spohn, to ask qustions about several programs within Marshall County. Spohn is the administrator for Carter, Love, Marshall, Johnston, Stephens, and Jefferson Counties. The Q&A follows:

Q The Health Department offers childhood immunizations. Is that income-based and how can someone take advantage of that service?

Thu
08
Jun

Smiley’s Convenience Store Coming to Madill

Construction for 1950s Diner-Style Travel Mart to Start Soon

By Molly Raley

Kingston resident, Mitchell Brown, will soon be opening a new convenience store in Madill, which will incorporate a ’50s diner style.

According to Wright Group Architects and Planners, Smiley’s Convenience Store will sit on six acres of land in the southeast corner of the intersection of U.S. Highway 70 and Smiley Road (across the highway from Wal-Mart). The store will be a 6,700 square-foot building with chrome and checkerboard patterns on the exterior.

 

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Thu
08
Jun

Commissioners Approve to Move Gravel Pit on Bridgeman Road, Now Accepting Material Bids

By Molly Raley

John Thompson, of J.R. Thompson, Inc., approached the Marshall County Commissioners, on Monday, June 5, about moving an existing gravel pit on Bridgeman Road in District 1.

According to Thompson, by mining regulations, they are limited on the depth of the pit and how close it is to a county road. He said as of now they are at 70 feet within their standards.

“What we would like to do is to come within 25 feet of the fence line,” Thompson said. “We would still slope the pit. Once we mine, everything has to be reclaimed. The pit would be sloped out to 70 feet.”

According to Thompson, Bridgeman Road is a dead-end road, so heavy traffic wouldn’t be of any concern. “I, personally, don’t have a problem with this. It’s not going to be an issue to me,” District 1 Commissioner Don “Salty” Melton said.

 

Thu
08
Jun

Town of Kingston Property Now Tobacco Free, Municipal Judge Contract Amended

By Molly Raley

All Town of Kingston property has now been deemed tobacco free for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The ordinance was signed and approved at the May 9 Town of Kingston Council meeting.

The ordinance was updated to include all Town of Kingston property. All council members approved the agenda item.

The Council then convened into executive session (closed meeting) to discuss any possible changes and the renewal of the municipal judge contract. Once the council reconvened into open session, council member Rob Kendrick made a motion to table the renewal of the municipal judge contract with Paule Smith. The motion to table was seconded by Gary Cluck and passed with a 5-0 vote.

 

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Thu
01
Jun

National Sand Bass Festival Returns Monday

Live red-dirt country and western music, rock and roll, gospel and praise music, as well as a street dance will be part of the 2017 National Sand Bass Festival in downtown Madill starting Monday, June 5, and concluding Saturday, June 10.

All on-stage entertainment is free, and some may consider that the best part.

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