Letters to the Editor

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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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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