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Thu
05
Jul

Will You be the Second Title Holder in Lake Texoma History?

Contestant Application Deadline is July 10

By Tina Firquain

For the first time in 52 years, the lake community will have a new Miss Lake Texoma for 2018.

The first pageant was held Labor Day weekend in 1966, and Pam Ball was chosen as the first and only Miss Lake Texoma.

Since the crown was never passed down, she is still the reigning title holder, but she will get a chance to pass down her legacy Aug. 2, 2018.

Brandi Burkhalter, assistant director for the Lake Texoma Association (LTA) said, “We want someone as our ambassador who can represent us well and who conducts herself with dignity, grace, and good manners, both when she is wearing her sash and crown and when she isn’t.”

 

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Thu
05
Jul

There’s Nothing Stopping You from being Active

Several in the Community are Providing Opportunities to Lead a Healthier Lifestyle

By Tina Firquain

The Marshall County Partners in Progress are trying to make waves by creating opportunities for families and every resident in the community to lead healthier and more active lifestyles.

The group shared information and tips from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on how to be and stay active and healthy.

According to the USDA, “Physical activity is important for children and adults of all ages. Being active as a family can benefit everyone.”

 

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Thu
28
Jun

Don ‘Salty’ Melton Wins Commissioner’s Race

Miranda Shelton (democrat) defeated Vicki Gaylor with 67.83 percent of the 4,368 total votes cast.

David Bullard (republican) earned 3,201 votes to defeat Erick P. Wyatt, who took 1,468 of the 4,669 total votes cast.

State Question 788 passed at the state level, taking 56.84 percent of the “yes” votes. At the county level, the alcohol proposition passed with 1,865 “yes” votes (60.99 percent).

 

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Thu
28
Jun

Reaching New Heights for MPD

By Tina Firquain

Just like a family, the Madill Police Department struggled to keep Dale Faulkner’s promotion a secret, but Faulkner had no idea he would soon be the new assistant police chief in Madill.

As of June 25, Faulkner was promoted from detective lieutenant to assistant police chief, serving directly under Police Chief Donald Yow.

Yow said, “Dale has been with the department for a long time. I think he’s going to be a good assistant chief and will help carry out the mission of our police department.”

 

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Thu
21
Jun

State Senator District 6

David Bullard
Address: 2092 Three Mile Road, Durant
Spouse: Amber Bullard
Professional and/or Work Experience: “My work experience includes
a variety of fields. Early on, I worked in landscaping as a certified
nurseryman. I then worked my way through college as a woodworker.
I built hammered dulcimers for the family business. Along the way, I
learned the construction trade and helped my relatives with many construction
projects such as framing, concrete, electrical, etc. However, my
real passion is teaching. I began my career at Durant ISD and have taught

Thu
21
Jun

State Representative District 49

Vicki Gaylor
Address: 6878 Lakeside Circle, Kingston
Professional and/or Work Experience: “I have held a lot of jobs in
my 60 years. But, the ones that I find relevant to this are these: I have
owned a Home Health Company in Michigan, owner operator of two over
the road trucks, drove in all the lower 48 and Canada. These jobs have
allowed me to see how things are run in other states. I have worked at the
Texoma State Park as a reservationist, where I was able to see the management
or lack thereof. I have been involved with petitioning our government
with five petitions, where I have been in close contact with the people of our great

Thu
21
Jun

County Commissioner District No. 1

Willard Ray McGahey
Address: 717 Shirley Lane, Madill
Spouse: Elizabeth McGahey
Children: Rae Ann Cook, Alvin McGahey, and the late Joyce Coleman
Grandchildren: Emily Coleman Burns, Lauren McGahey, Madi
Cook, Molly Coleman, and Holden McGahey
Professional and/or Work Experience: Michelin, Red River, and
part time for Marshall County District 2. I am currently retired.
Education: 1965 graduate of Kingston High School and a lifetime of
making things work out for the best.

Thu
14
Jun

Texas Man Arrested For Assault, Battery on a Police Officer

By Molly Raley
The Madill Record

A Texas man and woman were arrested during the National Sand Bass Festival after a domestic led to an assault and battery on a police officer.

According to police, officers were told that a male and female were “arguing and using profane language in front of children.”

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Thu
14
Jun

Pursuit Leads Police to Drug Trafficking Arrest

By Molly Raley
The Madill Record

On May 29, a motorcycle pursuit through the Enos area of Marshall County led Marshall County Deputies across the Willis Bridge and into Texas were the suspects were finally stopped and arrested.

It was after the pursuit that deputies found over 100 grams of methamphetamine at the suspects residence.

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Thu
14
Jun

Commissioners Approve ‘Certificate of Substantial Completion’ for Jail

By Molly Raley
The Madill Record

On Monday, June 4, Marshall County Commissioners approved a Certificate of Substantial Completion of the Marshall County Jail project.

According to Undersheriff Ed Kent, the State Health Department inspected the new facility, finding a few minor things that have now been checked off the list.

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