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Thu
13
Sep

MADILL, YOU GAVE MDA THE BOOT

The Madill Fire Department was out working in the heat of the summer morning on Saturday Sept. 1. Their job: help give muscular dystrophy “the boot.” The firefighters were out at the intersection leading into the Square trying to “fill the boot.” In just four hours the Madill Fired Department was able to raise over $4,000. All of the donations given to the firefighters will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

 

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Thu
13
Sep

Disasters Happen, Learn How to be Prepared

September is National Preparedness Month, the perfect time to get your household ready for an emergency.

The Marshall County Emergency Managers and the American Red Cross urges everyone to make sure they are prepared for a disaster and not wait until an emergency occurs and it’s too late.

 

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Thu
13
Sep

Blake Shelton Joins Wildlife Foundation Board

Country music star and native Oklahoman Blake Shelton has joined the board of directors of the new Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation. His board membership was approved Tuesday during the regular September meeting of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Shelton was approached by Wildlife Department Director J.D. Strong to gauge his interest in supporting the new charitable entity that will help provide additional support for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and its activities in managing the state’s fish and wildlife resources and habitat.

 

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Thu
06
Sep

Fire Near Treasure Island

By Tina Firquain

On Aug. 25 around 4 p.m. a boat off the north shore of Treasure Island went up in flames.

According to OHP Trooper Scott King, the boat belonged to Jay Stamper, of McKinney, Texas.

He owned a 45-foot SeaRay which was anchored on the north shore of Treasure Island.

 

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Thu
06
Sep

Enos VFD to Get Boat Upgrade in 6 to 8 Weeks

By Tina Firquain

On Aug. 27 a bid to purchase the Enos Cardinal Cove Volunteer Fire Department a Tri-Toon boat was accepted by the Marshall County Commissioners and the Enos VFD.

The bid came from Tycoon Marine in Del City and was for a 2019 Avalon Tri-Toon.

The discussion about possibly purchasing the Enos VFD a new boat began two months ago on July 16 at a previous Marshall County Commissioners Meeting.

 

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Thu
06
Sep

The Burney Institute in Marshall County

By Ivy Story

The Burney Institute is another Oklahoma Historical Marker that is a prime example of the fascinating history embedded in the land and culture we live in today. Whether we would like to remember our history or not, it is a part of us and our ancestors. Eduardo Galeano said, “History never really says goodbye. History says, ‘See you later.’”

The Burney Institute sign reads: “Established in 1854 by Chicksaw Council, Daugherty Colbert, Chief; David Burney, Joel Kemp, George D. James, A.V. Brown, school trustees. Opened as school for Chickasaw girls 1859, under supervision of Cumberland Preshy. Bd., Rev. Robert S. Bell and wife, teachers. Name changed to Chickasaw Orphan Home and Manual Labor School, 1887.”

 

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Thu
30
Aug

International Overdose Awareness Day Aug. 31

According to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 20 million Americans had a substance-abuse disorder in 2016, with more than eight million battling both mental illness and a substance-abuse disorder.

To raise awareness of substance abuse and its connection to mental health, International Overdose Awareness Day will take place on Friday, Aug. 31.

 

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Thu
30
Aug

History Has a New Home

The old offices of the Clint Williams Peanut Company, or what used to be the “old hotel,” will have a new purpose soon.

The building was donated to the City of Madill by Stuart Swanson, the facility manager at Red River Cold Storage.

 

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Thu
30
Aug

Camp Levenworth in the Heart of Kingston

By Ivy Story

There are three Oklahoma Historical Markers in Marshall County. Camp Leavenworth is the first to discover.

“We are not makers of history, we are made by history,”declared Martin Luther King Jr.

With this statement in mind, it is important to recognize, research, and respect the history of Oklahoma, more specifically, our hometown history of Marshall County. The culture that is right under the noses of approximately 1,601 Kingstonians is astounding.

 

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Thu
23
Aug

Bonds are Forged in the Fire

By Tina Firquain

The Our Community Cares Coalition, or better known as OC3, has been going strong for a year now and is gearing up for the start of the new school year for Madill students.

OC3 will be holding its second annual Bonfire this Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m., at City Lake in Madill.

 

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