The Canby Herald offers letters to the editor each week in The Voice section of the paper

The Canby Herald

Thelma's Place extends thanks for support

To the editor:

Thelma's Place would like to extend a huge thank you to the businesses and members of the community who participated in our recent GIVE65 Fundraising Event.

Thelma's Place was invited to be a part of this event by Home Instead Senior Care Foundation in Gladstone. With your help, we raised just under $4,000.

These funds will allow us to purchase painting and art supplies to be used on Tuesdays for our "Memories in the Making" activity. Are you feeling artsy? Enjoy spending time with seniors? Call Thelma's Place in advance to join us on a Tuesday for an hour of painting fun.

In addition to art supplies, the funds will ensure that anyone with a need can join our day respite program regardless of their financial situation.

It is an honor to be part of such a wonderful community as Canby and the surrounding areas. If you would like more information on the services we offer, please contact Ellen at 503-266-5100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ellen Coburn

Executive Director

Thelma's Place

Handicap access to

Canby businesses is lacking

To the editor:

I am partially handicapped and I am wondering why a lot of the businesses in Canby don't make it easy for handicaps to get into their place of business.

Doors are too hard to open and get in when we're on our scooters none of them have the buttons that you push to open the door what can we do about that.

George McKinnis


War talk is shortsighted and foolish talk

To the editor:

War talk begins. We have heard it all before, so familiar, the taunts, then the ever so calm interviews with the experts, the making war seem so necessary.

Read your history. War is hell. War is bloody, and painful, and not necessary. Especially in this case.

Of course North Korea wants to have nukes, we have them, we developed them, we have used them, they are human and humans want what other humans have even if it is a harmful thing to even think of. We need to be responsible for what we started. We put the possibility of this outcome developing out there in the first place. We need to talk to North Korea, forever if that is what it takes to avoid war.

We women and men who know that war only makes for more war need to speak out. Do we want our lives shredded? Bombs falling all around. Our families dead on the street.

We should be done with war. We can be more intelligent than taunting, bullying, and blaming others. This is insanity and we need to call it out for what it is.

Karyn Fenton


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