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Readers' Vent: July 6, 2019

We fact check because we want the truth. You don’t because your gullible enough to believe Fox News and the clown in the White House.

Yes, our Betsy Ross flag should inspire patriotism. However, like many of our treasures, it has been turned into a symbol of hatred. White supremacists have taken it over as a symbol of a better time when there was slavery and are using it as a symbol of degradation and hate. Nike is right to pull them!

If you went to Shawnee Sports Complex and looked at it versus sitting at a computer griping, you might notice most of the fields are artificial turf. It wouldn’t hurt to have one natural turf field for a little variety.

Stealing money from our beautiful national parks to put on a show to make our president feel like a bigger man is a sad, sad reflection on our government.

Rollan Roberts and Mitch Carmichael are actively working to destroy the very real livelihood of public school employees in the state, who make up one of the largest sectors of employment that our state has. This is dangerous and needs to stop.

Dynamic Physical Therapy in KC deserves a ‘healthy shout out’ for their unique, engaging and extremely personalized environment. ‘Voiced’ from their 90-year-old client, who has witnessed numerous surroundings in her lifetime.

If I were young enough to get hired by the Border Patrol I’d go do my part in a heartbeat. This is the most important issue of our time and we must be vigilant and not let some allow our country to be destroyed from within. I applaud the agents that work hard to protect our borders. I wish more would take up this very important task.

My family fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War and it has nothing to do with slavery. Nothing at all. Citizen’s loyalty back then was on the local and state level and people fought to defend their homes from what they believed to be an oppressive federal government. Sure some fought for slavery but most didn’t.

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Funerals for Monday, September 16, 2019

Campbell, James - 2 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Charleston.

Chaney, Doris - 6 p.m., Ridenour Lake Gazebo, Nitro.

Conger, Jacqueline - 2 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Daugherty, Roy - Noon, Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. 

De Roo, Mary - 11 a.m., Blessed Sacrament Church, South Charleston.

Garrett, Barbara - 1 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, Ravenswood.

Jennings, Betty - 4 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Legg, Phyllis - 1 p.m., Bell Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Dixie.

Lyons, Ronald - 1 p.m., Bartlett - Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Parsons, Joan - 2 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Persinger, Patsy - 1 p.m., White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Petry, Jo Ann - Noon, Cunningham - Parker - Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Stirling Sr., Robert - 1 p.m., Stump Funeral Home & Cremation Inc., Grantsville.

Waldron, James - 1 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Woodard-Thomas, Carolyn - 1 p.m., West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin.