Roseburg High School will continues to embrace a proud tradition that includes the symbol of a proud people as our mascot. “Go Indians”! And thank –you Charles Lee for having the courage to vote your conscience in a high–pressure environment saturated with “woke-ism”. Mr. Lee, the majority of us who live here, and will impacted by this contentious school-board decision, are forever grateful. You have reminded us of how important it is to elect school-board members who reflect the culture of the community that they serve…. and how timely was this event!

Once again, the ballots are arriving in the mail, and once again, it’s time to remember, “elections have consequences.” Who will “stand in the breech” when the next attack upon our values and traditions takes aim at our school system and our children? You know it’s coming! Who will be the next Charles Lee when “chips are down” and “the pressure’s on?” Andrew Shirtcliff is the right choice for those of us who enjoy traditional values that set our county apart from what is becoming an increasingly progressive state. Our elected officials are going to have to stand their ground, or Douglas County will be unrecognizable in the near future. I believe that Andrew Shirtcliff will do this for us, and I am asking all of you who believe that ”some things are worth keeping,” to vote for him.

Christi Warren

Roseburg

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RHS Alum 07

A man who has lived in Roseburg for less than a year and doesn’t even deign to send his children to public school is not the defender of anything, and has no business being on Roseburg School Board. What I learned from several generations of mill workers in my family: never trust a boss who won’t send his kids to school with yours.

Andrew Shirtcliff

I have 3 children, one at South Umpqua high school (where I graduated from), one at the Geneva Academy (as of last November because she couldn’t go in person at Melrose), and one still attending Melrose Elementary.

I have lived in Myrtle Creek my whole life, and moved to Roseburg in 2019.

mworden

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Imjustme

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mworden

Oh, geez. Charlie, in your wildest dreams did you think you'd receive compliments from the like of the LW above and others that have been posted here in recent days? Sort of a Cringe City situation going on.

I didn't know anything about Andrew Shirtcliff before I read Christi's letter. Now I know enough to NOT vote for him. Thank you for your letter, Christi. It was helpful.

Andrew Shirtcliff

Traditional values means treating others with respect. Treating other people as you would like to be treated.

garyd

Then I hope you read the first paragraph of Jessica Bascom's guest column.

melrosereader

Yes please read it.

garyd

Boy, Andrew Shirtcliff just lost my vote!!

melrosereader

"Traditional values" is code for white christian supremacists. We had this problem back in the 1850s too. It was aptly called Know-Nothing-ism.

Imjustme

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