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New Madrid hires first parks and recreation director

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Steven Medlin, New Madrid's first-ever parks and recreation director, moves a pitcher's protective screen at a little league field on Wednesday.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)

NEW MADRID - Steven Medlin wants your kid to get into the game.

Medlin is New Madrid's first-ever parks and recreation director.

According to New Madrid City Administrator John Gilbert, the city created the part-time position for several reasons. Previously, he explained, each Little League program - baseball, softball, football and basketball -- had its own commissioner, often creating problems for the adults over who was responsible for what.

"We decided to test the waters to see how it would work out by having all the programs under one person's responsibility," said Gilbert. "It's going a lot smoother."

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