Hospital tax voted down
a different guest

Tulsa, OK

#1 Mar 12, 2014
Sharp County voted down a hospital tax, what does this mean for Randolph County?
Perhaps it bolsters the Pocahontas city council statement that Five Rivers Med should "chart its own course for a positive role". Read between the lines... make a profit or shut down. The city doesn't want to support a loser business, that tax money would be better used in a responsible manner determined by your informed, intelligent, capable aldermen.
Know it All

Bexar, AR

#2 Mar 17, 2014
Hurrah For the voters in Sharp County.
Yes

Jonesboro, AR

#3 Jul 28, 2014
Will the tax for Pocahontas hospital be voted down?
guest

Oklahoma City, OK

#4 Jul 28, 2014
we can see how the last penny tax was used responsibly.... the Pocahontas city council made an informed choice... promoting a new pool, whilst pushing the hospital off the edge into the deep end, saying in effect, "sink or swim". Let's look a few years down the road, and see which choice generates more revenue for the area. My question is, will jobs directly generated by the pool,(lifeguards, hamburger flippers, etc.,) surpass the earnings of the jobs lost if the hospital closes? We have been left little choice in the matter....
GUEST

Jonesboro, AR

#5 Jul 29, 2014
the tax they were voting for in Sharp County was for a total different reason then what they are wanting here in Pocahontas
guest

Stroud, OK

#6 Jul 29, 2014
GUEST wrote:
the tax they were voting for in Sharp County was for a total different reason then what they are wanting here in Pocahontas
what kind of bs comment is this.... the reason was EXACTLY the same.... funding for a local hospital in both cases. What's wrong with you?
Already been decided

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Jul 29, 2014
Anybody that lives in this town knows that the powers that be have already made their decision. The hospital tax will pass just like everything else in this town.
guest

Stroud, OK

#8 Jul 29, 2014
I'm not so sure.... its not a special election. a lot of disgruntled voters....
not really the same

Cherokee Village, AR

#9 Jul 30, 2014
guest wrote:
<quoted text>what kind of bs comment is this.... the reason was EXACTLY the same.... funding for a local hospital in both cases. What's wrong with you?
that area involves several counties. why should only sharp county pay for and support ch village, ash flat, horseshoe bend, etc
guest

Stroud, OK

#10 Jul 30, 2014
not really the same wrote:
<quoted text>that area involves several counties. why should only sharp county pay for and support ch village, ash flat, horseshoe bend, etc
it is really the same... why should Pocahontas taxpayers support a hospital for Reynolds, Biggers, Maynard, Imboden, others?????? Anyway, you've lost the argument, its taxpayers from everywhere that support.... if only the issues would pass...
different situation

Cherokee Village, AR

#11 Jul 30, 2014
guest wrote:
<quoted text>it is really the same... why should Pocahontas taxpayers support a hospital for Reynolds, Biggers, Maynard, Imboden, others?????? Anyway, you've lost the argument, its taxpayers from everywhere that support.... if only the issues would pass...
the sharp tax was county wide for a NEW hospital - NOT maintaining an existing one owned by the city.
a lot of area communities do the majority of their business in pokey - NOT the same situation in sharp county.
guest

Stroud, OK

#13 Jul 30, 2014
different situation wrote:
<quoted text>
the sharp tax was county wide for a NEW hospital - NOT maintaining an existing one owned by the city.
a lot of area communities do the majority of their business in pokey - NOT the same situation in sharp county.
Your distinction between "new" and "existing" hospital means nothing to a patient, a taxpayer, or anyone else. And to answer your statement about area support, would it surprise you to know that a significant number of bihgersreyno students transferred to Corning when the school closed? Doniphan Mo. is just a few miles farther from Maynard than Pocahontas. Why do you assume everyone supports Pocahontas? The hospital tax situation is exactly the same... taxpayers have to support a local hospital. Period.
Pocataxus

Yellville, AR

#14 Aug 10, 2014
guest wrote:
<quoted text>Your distinction between "new" and "existing" hospital means nothing to a patient, a taxpayer, or anyone else. And to answer your statement about area support, would it surprise you to know that a significant number of bihgersreyno students transferred to Corning when the school closed? Doniphan Mo. is just a few miles farther from Maynard than Pocahontas. Why do you assume everyone supports Pocahontas? The hospital tax situation is exactly the same... taxpayers have to support a local hospital. Period.
With another 1/2 cent sales tax

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