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Thu
20
Jun

Hearing scheduled to consider termination of Madill teacher

The beginning of next week will mark a unique occasion for the Madill Public School Board and the administration of Madill Public Schools.

The Madill Public Schools Board of Education will hold a termination hearing for teacher Traci Duvak at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 24

inside the Administrative Center Board Room.

Duvak is a junior English teacher at Madill High School. She was also the varsity cheerleading coach until April 2019.

Madill Public Schools Superintendent Larry Case could not provide comment for this story as it relates to an active personnel issue.

 

 

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Thu
20
Jun

Traffic stop turns drug bust in Kingston

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on June 15, Kingston Police Officer Dakota Hanks was heading westbound on Highway 70 when he observed a vehicle with a defective headlight driving the opposite direction. Hanks turned around and pulled over the vehicle near Rick’s Boat and RV Storage. Hanks approached the vehicle and requested the insurance and driver’s license from the person operating the vehicle. The occupants in the vehicle were identified as Reginald Thorn and Rhea Dozier.

Dozier began searching for the proof of insurance in the glove compartment, but was unable to locate it. Hanks questioned who the car belonged to, and Thorn replied that it was his mother’s car. Hanks requested the driver’s license a second time, to which the driver produced it. That is when Hanks noticed Thorn’s license had been expired since 2011.

 

Thu
13
Jun

Rains cause massive water buildup in town

Many residents know that every year, the first week of June is slotted for the National Sandbass Festival (NSBF). However, this year’s festival will go down in history for more than just the concerts, carnival food and rides.

The NSBF went from June 3 to June 8, but the rains were trying to outlast the festival. The storms rolled through and sat on top of Madill for four days, June 3 to June 6 to be exact.

The rains during festival week came so quick that the city drainage could not keep up. The flooding peaked on June 5. Madill’s town plaza and the section of town near Hobo Joe’s restaurant had quite a bit of water in the roadway.

The water got so high on June 5 that one of the port-o-potties in the square for festival guests floated down the road.

Thu
13
Jun

Beloved Sanford Steakhouse building burns down

The Sanford Steakhouse located on US 70 in Kingston caught fire on June 6. Kingston Fire Chief James Kuykendall said the Kingston Fire Department was notified around 5:00 p.m., and called in the automatic aid troops.

Members of the Kingston, Madill, Texoma and Caney Soldier Fire Departments all raced toward the blaze in Southeastern Marshall County. The Kingston Police Department also responded to the scene.

Kuykendall said the cause of the fire is still under investigation. He also said his department is working with an investigator from the office of the Oklahoma State Fire Marshal. This investigation remained open as of press time on the morning of June 12.

The fire was very noticeable from a distance, Kuykendall said.

“You could see the smoke billowing out from the building while driving,” he said.

Thu
13
Jun

Man leads multiple police on high speed chase

A bad split-second decision landed a man in jail for multiple infractions.

A 31-year-old was arrested on June 7 after leading the Kingston Police Department and other agencies on a high speed chase through two counties.

Kingston Police Chief John Bridgeman said it all started with a theft call at a local liquor store.

“I was trying to locate a vehicle that had just been involved in a theft at R&R liquor,” Bridgeman stated in his police report.

When he was heading toward the store, Bridgeman said he noted that ODOT had the northbound lane backed up due to construction.

Bridgeman then turned around on Dallas Drive when he noticed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle turning onto Highway

70. Once he passed the vehicle and was able to read the tag, he noticed the tag was identical to the information given to him by dispatch.

 

 

 

 

Thu
06
Jun

Kingston Police Chief signs off with retirement

Kingston Police Chief John Canoe dedicated thirty years to being a Madill Police Officer which came to an end on May 31 when Canoe hung up his radio and retired from the Kingston Police Department.

Canoe’s journey began in 1986 when he joined the Oakland Police Department and was the sole police officer until 1988. He joined the Kingston Police Department in 1989.

He held the title of police chief for twenty-eight years — he was promoted in 1991.

The city staff and officers showed their appreciation for Canoe’s dedication by hosting a retirement party for him.

 

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Thu
30
May

Record Deadlines Changing

Deadline Changes

Beginning Monday, June 3rd, 2019, The Madill Record will be changing all advertising deadlines.

 

 

 

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Thu
30
May

Indian Taco Sale

Tacos

First Friday, June 7, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The sale will be located at the Chickasaw Nutrition Site in Oakland.

 

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Thu
30
May

First Baptist Church Kingston Blood Drive

Blood Drive

On June 2, 2019, from 9:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (look for the Bloodmobile), there will be a blood drive taking place at the FBC of Kingston.

 

 

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Thu
30
May

State lawmakers pass largest budget in Oklahoma history

State lawmakers passed the largest budget in Oklahoma history this week, earmarking $8.1 billion for agencies and services and another $200 million in savings. The budget was signed by Republican Governor Kevin Stitt. “I am proud of the fiscally responsible budget we have signed into law,” Stitt said in a media statement.

 

 

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