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Canby Herald letters to the editor offer thanks, a call for a day of love and mercy, and support for SB candidate Dawn Depner

We need a day to show love and mercy

To the editor:

We would like to suggest a Love Your Neighbor Day! On that day, we would prove ourselves to be a good neighbor by showing love, mercy and kindness to others regardless of differences. We would cease bullying, name calling, shunning and other non-loving behaviors.

Our ultimate goal is to be a community where we love those around us in thought, word and action every day.

Bill & Diana Vermillion

Canby

Vote for Depner for Canby School Board seat

To the editor:

Dawn Depner is running for election to the Canby School Board Seat #5. I have had the pleasure of knowing Dawn for 15 years and there could not be a better candidate for this position.

A few of the reasons why she is the best person for the job include:

-She has sent her 5 children through Canby schools and knows both the ways the district excels and where they can improve.

The Canby Herald.

-Founded Operation Snuggle, helping the homeless children of our community with winter blankets.

-Has volunteered her time on several local boards, including Canby Fire.

-Dawn is dedicated, steadfast, and loyal in her commitments.

It is with great pleasure that I endorse Dawn for this role. Please vote Dawn Depner for Canby School Board Seat #5 on May 21.

Meg Hodson

Canby

Recent 'column' put LGBTQ issue in Canby in sharp relief

To the editor:

It's nice to see that Canby Herald Editor has cojones big as church bells.

His recent article about the "dark corners" of Canby was right on the nose with every point he brought up.

And if that wasn't enough—him calling the intolerant of the community out for creating a negative environment for those that make them "uncomfortable"—he doubled down by offering his own apology for his shortcomings in that area.

That, folks, is what real guts looks like. The question of LGBTQ livabililty in Canby has been this hidden little secret and I'm glad to see it come to life, if in some unfortunate ways.

But it needed to come to light and it needed someone to give it life through direct and honest words.

Canby is a great town with great people, but it isn't without its warts and flaws - both of which we can fix in this instance.

You don't have to agree with someone's lifestyle, but you don't get to marginalize or minimize them as humans. And sadly, we do that often. Let's change that, Canby. Let's do things differently.

And thanks John for putting into words the issue so eloquently.

Reggie Forsythe

Canby

(Editor's Note: For everyone's edification, what I wrote was a column, not a story, article or editorial. There are differences.)

Depner worthy of support for school board

To the editor:

When I learned that Dawn Depner was running for Canby School Board, I wasn't surprised. Dawn has a heart for service, especially for service to children.

Dawn's resume of dedication is apparent: Ackerman Middle School PTA president, Oregon Education Citizen of the Year (2012), softball board vice-president, Canby Fire Board, Aurora Fire Board, Operation Snuggle, Sparks of Hope, and Community Service Award (Canby Fire).

Dawn believes that if you see a problem, you don't complain.

You look for a solution. You make the situation better. You roll up your sleeves and get to work.

Our community definitely reaps the benefits of Dawn's passion for serving others.

I urge you to vote Dawn Depner for Canby School Board Seat #5.

Michelle Davis

Canby

Thanks offered for support of Cuddle Cot dinner/auction

To the editor:

Thank you all who came to the Cuddle Cot dinner and auction at Warner Grange on April 13. Your donations will help countless parents with their grieving process for years to come.

Special thanks to County Comissioner Jim Bernard, commissioners Ken Humbertson, Paul Savas, Martha Schrader, and Canby City Councilor Tim Dale. Your attendance and generous donations are greatly appreciated.

Donations are still needed. See Warner Grange on Facebook or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Don Kingsborough

Steward, Warner Grange #117

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