Letters to the Editor

Hospital supporter chooses CCMH

Editor, May I state my support of the proposed CCMH tax levy increase and make some points? An available position at Barton County Memorial Hospital was the main reason for my husband choosing this area. His love for country and small town people and the outdoor life and Church affected his decision as well as

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M.D.: CCMH saves many lives

Editor: To whom it may concern: The purpose of this letter is to express my sincere support for Cedar County Memorial Hospital and its employee community. I would strongly encourage all the citizens of the county to support their local hospital and vote” YES” on June 2 for the hospital tax levy. Since I have

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Inside information on CCMH

Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to address some of the misinformation and half-truths that have been circulating lately about Cedar County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) and their campaign to increase their tax levy.  First of all, it is amazing to me that people who never sought care at CCMH, or bothered to attend

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Emergency MD’s perspective

Editor: I valued the recent Letters to the Editor in support of the upcoming hospital levy and recognized some of the patients we were able to help in a critical and timely situation. I have been working in various emergency rooms around the country for almost 50 years, and I don’t know if the residents

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House passes Bill to protect Missouri taxpayers

Bipartisan bill protects against unfair property assessments and ensures that COVID-19 Stimulus Payments remain tax free The Missouri House of Representatives passed HCS SB 676 by a vote of 147-4. The bill extends time for taxpayers to appeal their property assessments.  Additionally, the bill shifts the burden of proof to the government and requires a

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Hospital employees speak out

Editor: As residents of Cedar County and employees of Cedar County Memorial Hospital, the June 2 vote to increase the hospital’s tax levy concerns us. The vote has the power to affect both our livelihood, the safety of the patients we serve and the economy of Cedar County. This is not meant to be a

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If you need peace…

Editor: Coronavirus cases hit 870,468 and deaths 50,031 as of April 24, 2020. Dealing with it has caused social, emotional, physical and economic chaos. This unprecedented menace may have further implications. Health officials warn of a second wave. Have other counties taken advantage of our situation? President Trump is trying to keep us safe despite

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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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