Our newest addition the the Board of Directors, Laurie Harris, has deep Marshall County roots. She is the daughter of Art and Katye (Grider) Hayward and the granddaughter of Charley and Bessie (Taylor) Grider. Her grandfather, affectionately known as “booger Red”, helped settle Marshall County and served in various law enforcement positions. He was the Justice of the Peace at the time of his death. Art Hayward adopted Marshall County as his home when he met and married Katye while he was drilling the oil wells in Lake Texoma. Katye, a 1943 graduate of MHS, served the county in numerous ways her entire life.
Laurie graduated from Madill in 1972 and pursued an insurance career in Dallas until her retirement in 2002 when she returned “home” to Madill. She is married to Eugene Harris, also a 1972 MHS grad. She has one son, Scott Rowe. He and his wife Stephanie live in Niceville Florida and have a 10 year old daughter, Angelique. Laurie is also involved with the Chamber of Commerce and the Madill Art Club. She will be coordinating the museum’s publicity through our website, social media, and our newsletter.