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Madill Fire Department assists in cleaning the schools

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The Madill Fire Department reached out to Bink Stafford about assisting the school in any way. The fire department told Bink they had two disinfectant sprayers they would bring and spray. With this, in addition to the daily cleaning from our own personnel, we feel that we we are being as proactive with the virus as possible. We appreciate the fire department for their hard work. Courtesy photos

Library Greeting: Books to get through the pandemic

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Fannie Flagg’s book “The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop” tries to answer the question, “Can you go home again?”. “Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop, Alabama, with his mother Ruth, church going and proper, and the fun-loving hell-raiser, his Aunt Idgie. Together, they ran the town’s popular Whistle Stop Café, known far and wide for its famous ‘Fried Green Tomatoes.’ And as Bud often said of his childhood, ‘How lucky can you get?’ But sadly, the railroad yards began to shut down and the town became a ghost town, with nothing left but boardedup buildings and memories of a happier time. Then one day, Bud decides to take one last trip, just to see where his beloved Whistle Stop used to be. In so doing, he discovers new surprises about Idgie’s life and the town itself. He also sets off a series of events, both touching and inspiring, which changes his life and the lives of his daughter and others.

BC: Thanksgiving gathering ahead

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Hello Buncombe Creek. Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful fall weather. Thanksgiving is just around the corner so dig out your fat pants and prepare to enjoy your turkey feast as we gather with family and friends and give thanks for all we have in our lives. Let’s pray next year will see a brighter future ahead.

Enos: Hello November

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Hello Enos! Beautiful weather here in our community! Be sure to take some time and get outside and enjoy it! We all know that winter will eventually make an appearance. If you’re outside and working on those dropped leaves, be sure to be careful when you burn. Rain has been at a minimum and the winds are blowing. Use caution.

Why Oklahomans Rejected the Reform 805 Offered

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A wide swath of urban and rural voters rejected State Question 805, bringing a yearlong campaign by criminal justice reform advocates to modify Oklahoma’s sentencing laws to an undramatic end. Seventy-six of 77 counties opposed the ballot initiative, which would have modified the state constitution and prevented courts from imposing sentence enhancements on any person who has never been convicted of a violent felony.

Three fatalities in one day

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Three major accidents happened throughout Marshall County on November 16, and each accident claimed the life of somebody involved in each one. Jared Pierce, an 18-year-old from Durant was killed while working at J&I Manufacturing. He was riding on the side of a forklift, fell off and was ran over. Pierce was a recent graduate and wrestler from Durant High School. The Athletic Booster Page shared a memorial for him.

What now?

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Editor’s Note: As of press time, CNN reported that “Georgia is on a good schedule right now to finish an audit of the presidential election.” The site also reported that so far, there are only 300,000 left to count. The favor is still for Biden.

Groundbreaking for the Event Center at MHS

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It was a beautiful day to break ground on the new event center at Madill Public Schools. Although construction has already begun, we lucked out on the weather and scheduling to have more people attend this momentous event to officially break ground.

Returning to the gym safely amid COVID

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Metro Gyms have begun to reopen in parts of the United States and Canada after being shuttered to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It may have been several months since members have stepped foot in these facilities.