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Voice of the People

Feb. 24, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Remembering a sweet soul

If you ever went to Big Bear in Ceredo, I am sure you saw the sweet smiling face of Hester Ellen Nelson Bailey in the bakery department. She was always cleaning the displays. She would look up with a big smile and say, "Would you like a warm cookie?"

If your door rang, who would be there to collect clothing, shoes and food for the needy? None other than Hester Ellen. One time she took a pair of my son's sneakers that were ready for retirement, cleaned them up and she gave them to a little boy at Buffalo School. He put them on and said, "My feet are so happy."

Our family historian is now gone. So many times we looked at pictures and each picture had a history she needed to tell.

Hester would sing like a bird and if we were together very long, out came the song books. How we loved singing for the Lord.

All of us who knew this special lady and those who didn't surely met an angel when God called her home. My message is to thank the Lord for sending a special angel to us.

Hester Ellen, while you are basking in the love of our Lord, have a warm cookie.

June Hatten



Patient expects more from ER visit

Ever go to a local hospital for treatment and after waiting endlessly you get sent home with no real treatment and a huge bill for "services rendered"?

It realistically seems that ER doctors are trained only to treat what they can see, i.e. gunshot holes or a knife protruding from your chest. Should they have to look for the problem, forget it. They don't know how or what to do first.

Don't even think about getting pain relief or antibiotics as ER doctors won't issue them, even if you legitimately need them, as the many drug addicts in the area have stripped those who need the medicine from getting it. Doctors are afraid to help those who need the medicine for fear they will misuse the drugs or sell them. So much for equal health care for all, huh?

Sam Allen




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