Letters to the Editor

Vote No on Hospital tax

Editor: Cedar County residents already pay 0.1528 per $100 of annual assessed valuation for the county hospital and they’re trying again to increase it by 300% to 0.6112. There are a few things I’d like to correct/clarify. The hospital’s made numerous statements like, “Built in 1960, El Dorado Springs’ Cedar County Memorial Hospital has never

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Jana’s reply to Cindy Malone’s letter

On 03/06/20, The Sun Newspaper provided a copy of this letter to the editor to Cedar County Memorial Hospital for clarification of facts. That clarification from Cedar County Memorial Hospital is provided in the following bullet points. • In her letter, Ms. Malone comments that, “they’ve [Cedar County Memorial Hospital] already been getting increases all

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Friends of Travis Bryson

Editor: El Dorado Christian School is in need of score boards for their gymnasium. Fundraising is in progress to purchase these in memory of Travis Bryson, who passed away Nov. 9, as a result of a collision with a deer. Travis was a teacher and athletic director at ECS and so much more. Besides being

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Senate Bill 391 – Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

The judge is still considering arguments on the constitutionality of SB391 on CAFOs which would limit our county commissioners ability to address local health concerns and protect Stockton Lake, which provides Springfield’s City water supply. Your calls saying SB 391 is unconstitutional are still very important. Please call the Governor 573/751-3222, or your district State

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CAFO s ruin lives

Editor: We have known that Pipestone Systems, a CAFO corporation incorporated in Pipestone, MN, is targeting Missouri to build more hog CAFOs, because the concentration of hogs in Minnesota and Iowa created many livestock disease problems. They said publicly that they are targeting Missouri because we have clean water without animal diseases. They are attempting

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We help you, help us

Editor: After looking at the 2019 Cedar County Financial Statement, it is obvious that the Court House being in Stockton is an asset for your town. That is good for your community.   Good payrolls to employees, many from Stockton and the trade you do with local businesses helps your town thrive. All Cedar County

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Local hospital vital

In October of 2019, I spent three weeks in Cedar County Memorial Hospital’s swing bed program. I had the best care I could have ever hope for. Any time I needed help, I could ring for assistance and someone would be there shortly. I was so grateful to have a hospital like CCMH in my

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Cedar County Memorial Hospital and taxes

Editor: As a PAR driver I drove a senior to get eye surgery.  While at the Hospital in ElDo I was totally impressed with the medical facility there.  While talking to a staff member, she told me of the many lives they save.  Sometime ago a great grandson had trouble breathing, and the Hospital at

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Consider being a foster home

Editor, I want to ask readers to consider providing a home to children in our community who are in need. After careful consideration, my husband Rick and I have opened our home to children in the foster care system. Recently we were asked to take our first child, a teenage boy, for a long weekend.

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Talkin’ Trash

Editor: My husband and I moved to El Dorado Springs about a year and half ago. Part of the reason we chose to settle in this area is because of the natural beauty here with the hills, lakes, rivers and open lands. Unfortunately, the beauty of this community is severely blemished by trash in the

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