News

Thu
15
Feb

DHS Making ‘Discernible Progress’ In Foster Care Reform Efforts

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) has made “discernible progress” in its efforts to reform the state’s foster care system according to the child welfare experts, referred to as Co-Neutrals, monitoring the agency’s efforts to implement the Pinnacle Plan.

The latest commentary from the Co-Neutrals covering DHS’ performance through June 30, 2017, shows the agency is making good faith efforts to achieve substantial and sustained progress in almost every area of the system they are working to improve. In three areas – placement stability, therapeutic foster care, and the metric involving shelter use for children aged 6-12 – the Co-Neutrals are reserving judgement to allow DHS more time to fully implement an enhanced set of “core strategies” which are expected to yield positive results for children and youth with the highest intellectual and emotional needs.

 

Thu
15
Feb

Williams, Arneson

Voters in the Madill and Kingston School Districts voted for who they wanted to fill Seat 3 of their respective Board of Education. In Madill, there were 339 ballots cast for Shannon Sue Williams just ahead of Andrea Porterfield who held 216 of the total votes. Incumbent Randy Arneson retained the seat in Kingston with 152 of the 177 total votes. Arneson defeated opponent Philip Lee Emerson, who held 25 votes. Williams won all but one of the voting boxes in Madill, while Arneson walked away with each of the boxes in Kingston.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Madill%20RecordID598/

Thu
15
Feb

Scasta Takes Home National Award

By Tina Firquain The Madill Record

 

Matt Scasta was named “Herdsman of the Year” for 2017 by The Pulse. Scasta is a family man and a Show and Sell Cattle Manager at Buck Cattle Co. Scasta said he is the guy that takes care of everything. According to The Pulse,

“Best of the Barns is a nationwide awards program, held annually to recognize leading businesses and individuals in the livestock and agriculture industry.” The winners of “Best of the Barns” were announced in early February and Scasta was not expecting his recognition.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Madill%20RecordID598/

Thu
08
Feb

Voters Decide Tuesday

Voters in the Madill and Kingston School Districts will go to the polls between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, to determine who will be seated in Seat 3 of both the Madill Board of Education and the Kingston Board of Education.

Madill district residents Andrea Porterfield and Shannon Williams are vying for the seat, and have each provided information about themselves and their campaign to The Madill Record.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition

Thu
08
Feb

Hope has found a Home

By Tina Firquain

Hope is a small word that is continually impacting this small, Southern Oklahoma county. And soon, Hope will have a new home.

An outreach center will be opening shortly in Marshall County. It will provide a food pantry, a housewares room, a playroom, a library, a warming/cooling shelter, a shower, a bathroom, and a laundry room.

The Hope Outreach Facility is being made possible by many members in the community and the whole “Hope for Marshall County” team.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition

Thu
08
Feb

More Signatures Needed

By Molly Raley

Bre Eppler, wellness coordinator at the Marshall County Health Department is asking for the help of each Marshall County resident.

According to Eppler, the need for not only more physical activity but also a means of transportation is much needed in our area. Because of that, Eppler began to search for a way to solve that issue.

After some research and many conversations with different companies, Eppler found LimeBike, a company that provides communities with bicycles and through a smartphone app any person can ride the bikes.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition

Thu
01
Feb

OC3 Host to ‘Ignite the Night’ Concert Saturday

By Molly Raley

“Music is a universal language. It’s something that everyone can connect to. There is a song by a country singer called ‘The Sound of a Million Dreams,’ and that’s what a song can be to somebody,” said Tanner Edmonds of the band Ignited.

On Saturday, Feb. 3, a group of young Christians will come together for a night of worship and acceptance, as the Our Community Cares Coalition brings Ignited and guest speaker Ron Robertson.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Madill%20RecordID598/

Thu
01
Feb

Rapid Growth Inspires Construction In County

By Tina Firquain

For the smallest county in Oklahoma, Marshall County has seen an abundance of growth only one month into the new year.

It’s no surprise and no secret that there are multiple construction projects going on in Kingston and Madill. In fact, there are at least three projects that can be seen from U.S. Highway 70.

The most prominent construction is the addition of housing which will come in three tiers of affordability.

According to Robert Holliday, chairman of the Marshall County Economic Development Authority, the housing is needed in the area, especially housing for different levels of income.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Madill%20RecordID598/

Thu
01
Feb

Victims can be Anyone – be on the Lookout

By Tina Firquain

As of June 30, 2017, there were 114 calls made to the National Human Trafficking Hotline and 39 human trafficking cases reported in 2017 alone.

Since 2007, there have been 391 cases of human trafficking.

These alarming numbers come from the National Human Trafficking Hotline website.

According to the site, “Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that occurs in ever state, including Oklahoma.” Jan. 11, 2018, marked the beginning of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Madill%20RecordID598/

Thu
25
Jan

MPD Investigating Late-Night Robbery

By Molly Raley

The Madill Police Department are currently looking for the suspect of a late-night robbery of a Sonic employee at the Landmark Bank.

According to police, at just before 11 p.m. on the night of Thursday, Jan. 18, a Madill Sonic employee arrived at the bank to drop two deposit bags in the night drop box.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Madill%20RecordID598/

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News