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Rotary wants to help foster kids

What would it feel like to have all your worldly possessions in a black trash bag as you are moved to a new home? Foster children know this feeling when they are transferred to a new family.

Forest Daybreak Rotary would like to make a difference in the lives of foster children. Suitcases and teddy bears are the newest project for our club, with the goal being to give a brand new suitcase and a teddy bear to every foster child in Washington County.

There are an estimated 400 to 600 children in foster care in our county at any given time.

Fundraising is our next step with Project Suitcases, as it takes $1,600 to buy suitcases and teddy bears for 100 children. Should you like to donate to this project, contact any Rotary member or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you make a difference in a single child’s life, then it is a success.

Maureen Welborn

Forest Grove

Are these candidates really Christian?

I have watched all the presidential political debates thus far this year and I am wondering about some things that are said repeatedly. I have heard some candidates say many times how Christian they are, especially in Iowa where the wind blows that direction. Then, in the next breath they tell how they would bomb, torture and kill the enemy.

How do they reconcile the words of Christ with bombing, torturing and killing? Christ tells us the two great commandments are to love God and love your neighbor, and he says your neighbor is, in reality, everyone in the world. How does one rationalize these two opposing ideas? I would like to hear a debate monitor ask these so-called Christians this question.

Del Bohlmeyer

Forest Grove