Home Health Care

Posted October 9, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Editor:

I am a home care worker. I help people who want to stay in their own homes. I help with everything from bathing, showering, dressing, grooming, toileting, ostomy and colostomy care, transfers, range of motion, meal preparation, feeding, medication, transportation, help getting to doctor’s appointments… the list is huge. I do this work through Consumer Directed Services, and I am glad that I can make a difference in the lives of the people that have hired me. They thank me, and say that, if they could, they would pay me a lot more than the people who handle the money decided.

The reason they do not pay me themselves is because they don’t have the money. The State of Missouri has made Consumer Directed Services available to them, and

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    Waiting for the election

    Editor:

    Well, once again our fearless leader is leading from the rear. It seems as if he is afraid to expose himself to the forefront.

    On Sunday evening he was interviewed by Steve Croft on 60 Minutes and for some 20 minutes he regaled us with his brilliance about war and finance and all these other things that he is so smart about. But the cap-stone was bragging about his putting together a collation 62 nations to fight the ISIS

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    Loss of beloved pet

    Editor:

    This is a real difficult letter to write. It is about the loss of our beautiful yellow Lab. On Sept. 24, I had a sad knock on our door. My neighbor from the north stopped to make us aware that the dog had been killed by a vehicle. It appeared that the vehicle that hit him had been traveling north. It happened between 7:30 and 8:15 a.m.

    I really hope that it was an accident and not on purpose.

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    Where’s my line?

    Editor:

    As a grandparent I have picked up my grandkids from school for several years now. But I can’t let actions of a pre-school teacher go unnoticed by the public.

    First I was the number “1” vehicle in line. There were no signs pointing that I was in the wrong place. I was waved around and she asked if I was picking up a pre-school student. I told her no and she started going off on me. I got back

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    De-ja vu all over again

    De-ja vu. Do you sometimes get the idea that we have been there and done this at sometime in the past? Well, the Michael Brown and Darren Wilson case certainly reminds me of the fact.

    We have had Rodney King, O.J. Simpson, Travyon Martin and now the Michael Brown case before the public and we see the same actors on the stage and the same topic of bull-horn ranting and raving and always about “White Privilege.” That is always the topic of conversation. The Reverend Al Sharpton

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    Mudstream media frenzy

    Editor:

    It appears to met that ever since the shooting incident of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the mudstream media has taken it into their own hands to make stories of it, even before all the facts come out. Granted, the mudstrem media has to sell papers; in order to sell papers, they have to make stories. They know that violence sells, so, in order to make stories, they have to provoke violence.

    I really believe that, if the media had gone in, made their story, and got out,

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    No Filley Picnic

    Editor:

    All things of this earth must end sooner…or later, yet is is sad to me to hear of the Filley Picnic going the way of the dinosaurs. Yes, I am the last button on Jake’s Jacket (of the founders) For a few years it was Vivian Reed and me. Then she passed on three or so years ago.

    I really appreciate your email telling me of it.

    Thanks,

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    ID Korean War training photo

    Editor:

    Attention to those Veterans from the Cedar County and surrounding area who served within the Army 40th Infantry Division in Korea, specifically those that took their 16 weeks Basic Training in Camp Cooke, CA, during January through June in 1951. The basic reason of this writing is to try to identify as many as possible of those individuals that are in the picture of the Basic Training Finalization Group Picture of the Rear Detachment 981st Battery A, 40th Infantry Division prior to deployment to the Far

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    The Debt Ceiling

    Editor:

    Democrats just don’t understand the Debt Ceiling.

    Republicans just don’t understand the Debt Ceiling.

    Liberal do not understand the Debt Ceiling.

    No one in Washington D.C. understand or wants to understand the Debt Ceiling.

    Let me explain. Let’s say you come home from work and find a sewer back up in your neighborhood and your home has sewage

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    Original Farmer’s Market feels harassed

    Editor:

    For may years now, there has been a Farmer’s Market in El Dorado Springs. Some of our venders have been setting up for 14 years and more.

    This year, each time we have our market day; we will be harassed by some petty bureaucrat; telling us we must get a merchant’s license, tax number and put up a tax bond. All this cost money and requires bookkeeping.

    The original Farmer’s Market operates

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