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Thu
23
Aug

The Dog Days of Summer End with National Dog Day

By Ivy Story

A man’s best friend, a member of the family, a vital part of one’s heart and soul - there are few bonds that are as interesting and complex as one’s love for his or her dog.

Recently, a story that went viral circulated on social media. Jett Rush, a high school student in Texas, sold his beloved truck to pay for his irreplaceable doggo’s emergency surgery. A heartwarming gesture that only touches the surface of what someone will do for a pet.

 

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Thu
23
Aug

TWO OF MADILL’S FINEST ARE SWORN IN BY POLICE CHIEF

Madill Chief of Police Donald Yow (left) swears in the newest member of the Madill Police Department, Officer Garrett Royal (far right), and Madill Police Department Chaplin, Billy Harding (middle). Royal joined the police force on Monday, Aug. 20.

 

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Thu
16
Aug

Aug. 28 Runoff Primary Election: All the Information You Need

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday Aug. 28, for the Runoff Primary Election, Marshall County Election Board Secretary LaRue Wilhite said today.

Please keep the following information and tips in mind as the election approaches.

• Early voting will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug 27, and Friday, Aug. 24, at the Marshall County Commissioners Conference Room, located on the first floor of the courthouse. Early voting is also available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.

 

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Thu
16
Aug

Marshall County Free Fair Scheduled for Sept. 6-8

A local tradition, the Marshall County Fair, returns Sept. 7 through Sept. 9 at the Madill Community Building in the William Ray Memorial Park.

“There is something for everyone,” Marshall County Fair Board President Francis Nelson said. “We invite everyone to come out and have fun.”

 

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Thu
09
Aug

3 Days – 3 Fire Departments – 1 Wild Fire

By Tina Firquain

After three days of fighting a fire that kept flaring up, the Enos Volunteer Fire Department, along with other surrounding volunteer fire departments, have depleted their rehab supplies of water and energy snacks.

On Aug. 1-3 the Enos VFD, the Buncombe Creek VFD,and the Kingston Fire Department fought to put out fires at Wheeler Ranch. According to Josh Gillett, Enos VFD Chief, they are estimating a total of 115 acres burned. Gillett said there was a lot of heavy brush.

 

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Thu
09
Aug

Another County Road with Reduced Speed

By Tina Firquain

The Marshall County Commissioners have approved to reduce the speed on Bethel Road which is in District 1.

Gary Ayres, a resident on Bethel Road was on the County Commissioners agenda for the Aug. 6 meeting to discuss changing the speed limit on Bethel Road from 45 mph to 35 mph.

 

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Thu
02
Aug

Celebrating 100 Years of Life

Mrs. Mann, also known as “Mama Helen” by those closest to her, was born July 31, 1918, in Lebanon, to the parents of Elmer Hobbs and Lena Irene Kemp Hobbs. Her father sold cattle for a living, and her mother was a homemaker. She had six siblings, with one still living at the age of 84.

She graduated from Aylesworth High School in 1936 and was married to her husband Murl F. Mann for 33 years.

 

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Thu
02
Aug

Regular Board Meeting Held for Kingston Public Schools

By Tina Firquain

The Kingston Board of Education met July 9 for its regular monthly session.

During the meeting Randy Arneson made a motion to update the noncertified salary schedules to line up with the new state raise for support staff in the amount of $1,250.

 

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Thu
02
Aug

The Beacon Award

Madill’s Our Community Cares Coalition (OC3) was recognized by The Journal Record” and Governor Mary Fallin for their contributions to our community. OC3 received one the the 11th annual Beacon Awards in the small category of “Nonprofits Serving Nonprofits.” Tanya Magness, shown in the photo, attended the ceremony and received the award on behalf of OC3 on July 12.

 

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Thu
26
Jul

Commissioners Approve 35 mph Near Madill City Lake

By Tina Firquain

The Marshall County Commissioners approved to lower the speed for a 3-mile stretch of road near City Lake.

Don “Salty” Melton, commissioner, District 1, asked during the county commissioners regular meeting on July 16, to change the speed limit to 35 mph on City Lake Road, Breeding Road, and Cattle Drive.

He said, “After we asphalted that, it has become a real speed trap, and it really is dangerous because the road is so narrow.”

 

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