Letters to the Editor

Cedar County Memorial got it right

Editor: Just last year I was attending the funeral of a longtime friend when I was stricken with abdominal pain that became increasingly intense requiring me to take myself to the nearest Emergency Room for treatment. I was diagnosed with “gas” – given medication and sent home. That’s all they did. Driving home, I continued

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First time in hospital

Editor: Shout out to Cedar County Memorial Hospital. As many of you know I was hospitalized last weekend. After working all week with what I thought was a cold, I was hospitalized with a 103.7 temperature, tested positive for influenza B, double pneumonia and a low oxygen level. I had never had a need to

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Battle for soul of Nation

Editor: Joe Biden is right. We are in a battle for the soul of our nation. De we move back to the godly principals that this country was founded upon or toward the satanic influence which took root in some of our institutions of higher learning and then spread throughout our country? On abortion: Do

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Family farms not factory farms

Editor: Dear Governor Parson and Missouri Citizens, I want to ask you to consider how we can protect our property rights, natural resources, and right t earn a living in Missouri. Some factory farms have driven people off their land by polluting their water, soil, and air. They have controlled prices so that smaller producers

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Help save our noses

Dear Governor Parson, My name is Carolyn West. I live in Cedar County. I feel we citizens of Missouri are shooting ourselves in the foot by subsidizing factory farms (CAFOs) to the detriment of family farms and farming communities. The hog CAFOs allow meat production levels to rise and he number of agricultural workers to

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Water quality in Missouri

How important is water quality in Missouri to us? Protecting it benefits all of us. Clean water to drink is paramount for our health. Stockton Lake provides drinking water for Springfield as well as other cities. Clean water supports fishing, boating, animal health, etc. Vacationers come to Missouri for fun on our clean water. We

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To the citizens of El Dorado Springs, surrounding communities

Editor: I was raised on a farm in Vernon County, 6 miles west of El Dorado Springs.  My mother was born in a home on the corner of Joe Davis and Kirkpatrick streets in El Dorado Springs, which was the original southeastern border of our little city.  My understanding is that my great grandfather built

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Need local control of our recourses

Editor: Our Cedar County Commissioners will sue the state of Missouri in January or February for reasonable guidelines on concentrated animal farming operations. The cim is not to put anyone out of business, but to maintain fair limits on corporate farming. Our county needs all kinds of farming; it is very important to our economy,

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Please uphold the Constitution

Editor: Dec. 15, 2019 U.S. Rep. Vicky Jo Hartzler 2235 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Rep. Hartzler, Donald Trump has been acting like a Russian asset since before his election as President of the United States of America.  He called on Russia in 2016 to obtain and release Mrs. Clinton’s emails, he

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Support Local Control of Our Resources

Editor: Your way of life in Cedar County, in Missouri, in the United States is going to change drastically sooner or later if we don’t do something about cafos, concentrated animal feeding operations. Cafos have been affecting some of us who live in the country for years, polluting the water, air and soil. But the

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