Letters to the Editor

Vote YES on Hospital

Dear Citizens of Cedar County, I am writing this to plead with each of you to vote ‘YES’ for the tax levy to help support our Cedar County Memorial Hospital. My name is Anna Puckett, I have been a nurse for 35 years and I have worked as a hospice nurse for the past 14

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Vote YES on levy increase

Dear Editor: Our country has been facing a pandemic that has filled hospitals, emptied public venues, and threatened to further strain healthcare systems.  As dates are being considered for a “re-opening” and all the while continuing deal with this national health crisis and its overall severity, now is the time to determine how much of

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Dr. must have a keen eye

Editor: “Cedar County Memorial Hospital’s Radiology Department is the reason that my breast cancer was discovered in the early stages.” Those are the words of longtime El Dorado Springs resident and retired educator Luella Phipps, who at 93 is “very thankful for this hospital.” “Miss Phipps” as most of her former students know her, taught

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Read the greatest story

Editor: Easter is almost here! When we make plans for families to get together to celebrate and when we make plans to worship God and give thanks to Christ for dying on a cross for us, for raising from the grave in three days to be our Savior; all because He love us!! This year

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Fishing hole ruined

Has anybody been over to Shell North Lake?  It’s full of water but no fish. MDC should be proud of their decision of destroying a place where a family could go catch a mess of fish. In order to sell more Duck Permits. Jim Pope El Dorado Springs

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Trump leadership missing in midst of crisis

Editor: Donald Trump recently announced that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issed mask wearing guidelines. After stressing several times that this guideline is voluntary, Trump then added, “I Don’t think I am going to be dong It.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since

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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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