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Letters to the editor, July 5

Published:   |   Updated: July 8, 2014 at 01:41 PM

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Thanks, community

Tis is an exciting year as we celebrate a quarter-century of serving this great county of Pasco with hospice and palliative care services. I am excited to invite all community members to a special Founder’s Day breakfast a 8 a.m. July 8 at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club to learn of our humble beginnings, progress through the years and current programs and services to help Pasco residents live life to the fullest.

I am proud and honored to celebrate 10 years of work at Gulfside with an incredible and expert team of health care professionals, volunteers and board members. Each day we all strive to help others seamlessly access care and services while relieving the burden and stress of navigating through a complicated health care environment.

Gulfside Hospice and Pasco Palliative Care is about you — people in our community who, when faced with difficult times, can depend on us to provide compassion, services and relief. Whether it’s hospice care in a person’s home, a palliative consult at a hospital, a spouse or child support group, an alternative therapy with music or animals or a candlelight memorial service, the goal is the same: comfort, dignity and care.

So enjoy learning about our journey through the years and feel free to join us on our journey into the future. I thank our many community partners in working together to serve people in need. And please call us at (800) 561-4883 any time so we can assist in your needs.

Linda L. Ward

New Port Richey

The writer is president and CEO of Gulfside Hospice and Pasco Palliative Care.

Sneak attack

The County Commission is again trying to sneak another gasoline tax increase on Pasco residents.

Why are commissioners taxing only gasoline, not diesel fuel? Are they afraid that our already meager businesses will move away?

The commission is seeking an additional $8 million for road and bridge repair. I hope you will join me in contesting the additional burden of the fuel tax and contact your county commissioner. Their names and postal and email addresses can be found at

Charles O. Snook

New Port Richey

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