Voter Turnout Is Imperative Tuesday, Nov. 4


3 col Cleaver veteran

By Eric Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer
President Barack Obama says that although his will not be on the ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 4, his policies and how he completes the remainder of his term will be.
On Tuesday, polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
Voters will decide on several City issues, as well as elected officials for the United States House of Representatives, Missouri House of Representatives, Jackson County Legislature and several state Constitutional Amendments.

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Another Young Girl Killed Senselessly Community Reels Over Murder Of Second Child In 9 Days

Machole Stewart

By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer

Many people have to wonder what type of a society that we live in when  6-year-old, Angel Hooper is simply coming out of a convenience store opening a package of bubble gum when she is shot in the temple and killed.

How about a 10-year-old girl who is sitting in the comfort of her own home watching televisions when gunfire erupts outside. She stood to flee to a safer part of the home and was shot in the head and killed nine days after Angel was murdered.

Both of the murderers are still at large.

Machole Stewart, 10, is the latest victim of one of the metropolitan area’s most heartbreaking tragedies. She was struck by a stray bullet as she watched television and killed on Sunday, Oct. 26, around 7 p.m., in her home on the corner of 15th and New Jersey in Kansas City, Kas.

Witnesses say they heard  about 15 to 20 shots and then sirens as police arrived in the area.

For Machole’s family the loss is absolutely devastating.

One family member stated that another family member was killed at the age of 10.

Everyone at a prayer vigil held at the Forest Grove Baptist church Tuesday night, described Machole as a beautiful, bright, energetic young girl who loved everyone and loved life. She was active in her church and loved dancing with her church’s, Forest Grove Baptist church, Praise team.

“She loved her little 10-month-old sister and loved helping taking care of her,” a family member said.



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Report Shows Racial And Gender Disparity Exists In Statewide Contracts

By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer

Racial gender disparities  continue to exist within statewide contracts according to a report released by the Oakland-based consulting firm, Colette Holt and associates.

After the 2010 census Gov. Jay Nixon ordered that a review of the state’s inclusion of women owned and minority owned businesses in regards to the issuance of government contracts awarded between July 2007 and June 2013 and ways on how the process can be improved to increase participation.


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