Letters to the Editor

I, too, pay taxes for things I’ve never used

Editor: There appears to be a percentage of our community that is vehemently opposed to the proposed tax levy to benefit Cedar County Memorial Hospital. I have a very difficult time understanding this level of opposition to supporting a hospital that is vital to our community, both from a healthcare perspective and as the second

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Compassion for your neighbor

Editor: Our county and community have supported our local hospital for decades as the entry point for health care. Its staff remains totally committed to making our folks the recipients of expert care and , perhaps as important,  the compassion that we feel as neighbors .  It would be a great tragedy to lose that

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Local hospital a vital asset

Editor: As many Cedar County folks know, the hospital tax levy will be back on the ballot April 7, 2020.  I feel the need to reach out to say that I will be voting YES for myself, family and community. My Great Grandparents, Grandparents, Mother, Father, Children, Grand Children, and I have been patients and

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Cedar County Memorial Hospital is a must have

Editor: On April 7, 2020, there is an upcoming vote on the ballot in Cedar County to pass a tax levy for Cedar County Memorial Hospital.  I have lived in El Dorado Springs my entire life. Through the years we have used the hospital for several things. With four kids there were always stiches, sprains,

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Hospital saved my husband’s life..twice

Editor: I have heard pros and cons concerning the CCMH tax levy.  I am not saying anyone against the levy is wrong or anyone for it is wrong. But this is my story. My husband, Randy, had a major heart attack, November 1, 2008. I took him to CCMH emergency room. They confirmed he was

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Cedar County Memorial Hospital saves lives

Editor: I am happy to say that I am one of the many people still alive today because of Cedar County Memorial Hospital.  I want to share my story so that those people who aren’t yet convinced why they should VOTE YES on April 7 will understand the very basic reason we need to support

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Dig though the noise and misinformation – vote Yes

Editor: I read with interest, letters to the editor and the online posts from those opposed to the tax increase requested by Cedar County Memorial Hospital. There has never been an increase in the nearly 60 year history of the hospital. Arguments against raising this tax, like all taxes, are pretty much the same. Taxes

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Truly a place for mom

Editor: My mother might not have survived the past two years as well as she has without the compassionate care of a hospital close to her home. My mom, Shirely Lynn, is a lifelong resident of El Dorado Springs. While you may not know her by name, chances are you know her by sight: She

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Keep Cedar County healthy

Editor: As you are well aware we are in another public health crisis. COVID-19 has taken the headlines for weeks now. Plus Missouri is seeing an unprecedented number of Hepatitis A cases, mumps and sexually transmitted infections. Public health has been on the front lines of these crises while still trying to perform the regular

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Long time hospital employee speak out

Editor: I have been employed in the healthcare system for nearly 40 years. There have been many changes in that length of time, and no one person is to blame. As a society, we have come from being those who pay for services rendered, to expecting much for nothing. Many folks expect goods and services/use

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