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People’s column

Prayers, support help family

Editor, OBSERVER:

Many people have asked “How can I help?” when it comes to our beautiful mother, wife, friend MaryLou Dykas’ double lung transplant care and recovery.

A Go Fund Me page has been established to assist in deferring the growing medical costs due to her extended stay at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh since April 7. Numerous complications during her post-operative recovery have contributed to her ongoing hospitalization. Her indomitable spirit and faith has been remarkable throughout this life changing event.

I have relocated to Pittsburgh from our Dunkirk home to be by her side every step of the way. It’s been a rough road but with continued support, prayers and encouragement, MaryLou is slowly getting stronger.

If you care to help with their growing medical and temporary relocation costs, please visit our Go Fund Me page at: gofundme.com/2udrsu-love-for-loulou

If preferred, contributions by check may be made payable to Tim Dykas and mailed to: Tim Dykas, c/o 76 N. Martin St., Dunkirk, NY 14048.

Thank you for your help and support.

TIM DYKAS and FAMILY,

Dunkirk

Time for change in Fredonia

Editor, OBSERVER:

Just ask yourself at election time if you want this village run strictly along party lines or what is best for all residents? You choose.

The present Board of Trustees consists of three Democrats, a Democratic Mayor and two Republicans. That’s two against four, as the three trustees just rubber stamp what the mayor wants. It should be what is best for the village, whether Democrat or Republican, making those important decisions.

For the board to take it upon themselves to abolish such an important position as an administrator, which we had for years, is beyond unnecessary. As former village attorney Sam Drayo clearly stated, why did this board want to permanently abolish this position and was this a lead up to a push for a full-time mayor with broader powers?

To blame the administrator and say that things that didn’t get done as his fault is ridiculous.

As an added thought, Mr. Drayo was absolutely right about trustees being part time and mostly having no basic training in financial matterss. Trustees should be guided and given unbiased help from a financial professional so they can make decisions that are based on what is best for the village, not a party line.

SHIRLEY DeJOHN,

Fredonia

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