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Wed
17
Feb

Willis Bridge Part of Eight-Year Construction Work Plan

By Karen Crowson

On the border of Oklahoma and Texas (between Marshall and Grayson counties) just feet from the original site of the Willis Ferry, stands the Willis Bridge. On Oct. 30, 1960, construction was completed on the bridge. Now, almost 56 years later, on Feb. 8, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation announced a proposal to replace the Willis Bridge on State Highway 99 and U.S. Highway 377 over Lake Texoma.  

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Wed
17
Feb

Property Purchased for Future Site of Taco Bell

By Karen Crowson

A new, fast-food chain will be making its home here in Madill. Plaza Dine Inc. is a 19-store franchise located in Jacksonville, Texas. With operations of restaurants in the Dallas, Ft. Worth, Sherman, and Denison areas, Plaza Dine will soon be opening a Taco Bell in Madill as its 20th store. Owner of Plaza Dine, Dennis Durrett, says his company is always looking to expand and likes to explore communities that fit Plaza Dine’s needs.

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Wed
17
Feb

Loud Music Call Leads MPD to Arrest of Three Men

By Molly Raley

On Friday, Feb. 12, officers from the Madill Police Department responded to a loud music complaint at 607 East Main Street in Madill. According to the report filed by Officer Alex Boren – after arriving at the scene, Boren made contact with a man standing outside a black SUV which was playing loud music. Boren asked the man (later identified as Jovann Tovar, 20) to turn the music down so they could talk.

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Thu
11
Feb

Lee, Beebe Win School Board Elections

Residents of Madill and Kingston went to the polls Tuesday, Feb. 9, to elect an individual to a seat for the school board of both districts. Janie Lee, of Madill, won Seat 1 of the Madill Board of Education over Tony A. Hawkins. According to the Unofficial Certificate of Votes, Lee defeated Hawkins 387 to 226.

 

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Thu
11
Feb

Bread of Life Ministries Celebrates 10 Years

Jan. 19 marked the 10th anniversary of the first meal served at 405 East Main by the ministry called the “Bread of Life.” For those who may not know, Bread of Life Ministries provides meals twice a week to any and all with no questions asked.

 

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Thu
11
Feb

Basketball Royalty

Seniors, Ali Selvy and Madilyn Cook, were both crowned the 2016 Madill Basketball Homecoming Queens along with senior, Taber Bagley, who was named Homecoming King. The homecoming coronation was held on Friday, Feb. 5.

 

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Thu
11
Feb

County Commissioners Impacted by Budget Cuts

By Karen Crowson

The Madill Record 

The Marshall County Commissioners released the “Impact of Proposed Funding Cuts for County Roads and Bridges.” “As elected officials, we share the hopes and dreams of our counties and communities. We have always been able to do more with less, but there comes a tipping point as to offsetting public safety and economic growth in pursuit of limiting government.”

 

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Thu
04
Feb

Voter Registration Deadline Tomorrow

Thu
04
Feb

Former Local Honored during ‘Okla. Mentor Day’ at Capitol

Sixty-six outstanding Oklahoma mentors were honored during the fourth annual “Oklahoma Mentor Day” at the Capitol which was presented recently by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and its David and Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative.
 
Thu
04
Feb

Thompson Sentenced to 11 Years for ’07 Manslaughter

By Karen Crowson
 

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