Residents Object to Home for the Holidays

Photo by Jean Flanagan Members of the Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority Board of Directors and employees wore pink to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pictured are Dr. Carmen Rexrode, Paramedic Nathan Kesner, Doug Coffman, Tim Ramsey, EMT Luke Stump, Derek Alt, Dr. Tim Thorne, Ronnie Crites, Tina Todd, Paul Lewis and Fran Welton.

By Jean A. Flanagan
Moorefield Examiner

“While I commend the philanthropic intentions of the Ambulance Authority, I don’t think it’s a purpose or a function of this agency to transport people who are not in an emergency situation. I don’t think taxpayers should be forced to pay for this.”

Mathias resident, John Buckley addressed the Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority Board of Directors in regard to the HCEAA’s recent announcement they would offer non emergency transport to residents of the E. A. Hawse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to and from a residence for a holiday visit.

The HCEAA Board met on Wednesday, Oct. 9.Home for the Holidays was proposed to Hardy County residents under

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