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Book Fair, Seuss Flair

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(Left) Dawn Harrell, dressed as the Cat in the Hat, welcomes students to school at Madisonville Elementary Tuesday. (Right) MES pre-K students (from left) Lucas Yates, Emma Yates, Cadence Brown, Kaylee Watson and Kylie Miller pose with teacher Katherine Cole. MES students and employees celebrated ‘Everybody Reads Day’ and promoted their virtual Scholastic book fair by dressing up as characters from the Dr. Seuss universe on the author’s birthday. (See Education for more information on the school’s online book fair, which lasts until March 14) PHOTOS BY CAMPBELL ATKINS
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MCSO Deputy arrested for family violence

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Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy David Myers was arrested Sunday in Harris County on the charge of assault of a family member. MCSO released details in an official press release Thursday, stating Myers was arrested in thee City of Webster at a hotel.

The 27-year-old was released on bond Monday, which was set at $10,000. 

Myers has been suspended without pay by the MCSO. Further action is pending the result of an investigation by the Webster Police Department and an internal investigation by the MCSO, according to Sheriff Bobby Adams. 

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The Lone Cemeterian

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This is the first, in what will hopefully be a long series of articles, about the reclamation and preservation of the many cemeteries in Madison County. The main purpose of this effort is to protect and preserve the final resting places of all our family and friends, regardless of color or creed.
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They endured the cold, too (part one)

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Weather has been a popular topic of conversation for the last two weeks and was on my mind when I sought a Musings topic. Currently Volume 1 of Madison County history is not available for purchase, but we are working to convert it into a searchable computer document that will later be available for purchase on a USB flash drive, or, for you non-techies, an inexpensive computer plug-in device. I took advantage of what we have so far and searched “weather”. I’m sharing some of what I found.
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Last week’s winter

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CAMPBELL ATKINS ABOVE: Last week’s winter storm resulted in fallen tree debris throughout Madison County (pictured: the backyard of the Woodbine Hotel in Madisonville). RIGHT: Robert Bustamante, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Madisonville, works on clearing fallen tree debris near Lake Madison Park Monday..