Letters to the Editor

Can you help?

Can you help? Children from our community need sanctuary. Our community continues to lack enough support for children taken into foster care. Too often, kids are being sent out of their school district and community because no local homes are available. Too often, siblings are split up because there are no homes that can take

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Congress must pass the Freedom to Vote Act

We live in Missouri, so there is a very good chance a bridge or highway near us is in really bad shape. And for those of us in rural Missouri, slow or nonexistent internet makes our lives difficult. But now, thanks to the recently passed Infrastructure Bill, there is money to address all of these

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Letter from prison

My name is Danny Crawford. I grew up and went to school in El Dorado Springs. I’ve had my very fair share of problems with the law, drugs and the “prison system.” I’m currently in Federal prison in Greenville, IL. I usually do not comment or have much of an opinion about other people’s legal

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Leroux should step down

Editor, I realize most people won’t take the time to speak up and most people prefer to go along and get along so they won’t speak up either but what Ms Leroux as a board member has done during the elections and continues to do is wrong. I believe her lack of ethics should disqualify

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They’re doing things illegal

Editor, I for one am beyond frustrated with the CCMH Board seemingly trying to exclude the newest board member we elected to represent us. Michelle says they should be, “cheerleaders for the hospital” but I would rather the board look out for everyone’s interest like it was intended to do and not be a rubber

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Know your National Heritage Areas

Editor, Let us talk about National Heritage Areas, in particular about Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area (FFNHA) in Missouri and Kansas. I have a few questions: Did you know you are in a National Heritage Area? National Heritage Areas claim to be in partnership with the National Park Service to preserve heritage, attract tourism and

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Appalled’ at Hospital Board ‘stunt’

I am appalled at the latest “stunt” from the CCMH Board.  Now that we have someone on the board who is willing to stand up for the people of the Stockton area, it appears that other members of the board are trying to silence that voice.  David Bozarth won his position by a landslide because

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Pulling for Bozarth to attend meetings

Editor: I had several people contact me about your recent news story who felt David Bozarth had been steamrolled at the Hospital Board meeting and they wondered how ethical or legal it was. I can tell you that I was on the Board meeting call and the board did indeed vote on Aug 19th to

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Hindered by the board he serves on

Since I filed to seek the position on the CCMH Board of Trustees, certain members of the Board have been working to hinder my ability to be a representative for the citizens of Cedar County. First, I was slandered and they lied about me and my positions during the election. After I won the election,

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We could die like this

Editor: Some of the Afghanistan people and Americans there are desperate to get out of the country. Some chose to die hanging on to the plane taking off rather than face the soldiers. Laura Logan said women journalists are told they don’t have jobs anymore. One journalist was executed on the newsroom floor. Laura Logan

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