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Readers' Vent: June 29, 2019

Congratulations and thanks to Mayor Goodwin, her staff and all city workers who got the cleanup work done so quickly and efficiently. We thank you all for your leadership.

There needs to be a stop to the sale of boa constrictors and pythons. These people don’t seem to realize they grow to large size and were never meant to be pets. Turning them loose in the wild is destroying the ecosystems across the country.

Yeah, why should we listen to Randi Weingarten, who’s only a teacher elected by other teachers to lead their union, when we can listen to the “CEO” of an anonymously funded fake organization in Washington?

WV passes legalized gambling; not in effect anytime soon due to incompetence. WV passes legalized medical marijuana; don’t hold your breath all you people in pain. WV overwhelmingly voted for a draft dodging, adulterous, tax dodging, racist, liar for president. Any wonder why we are losing population?

I read the recent article on Riverside, it was great! I coached against Dick Whitman for years, he and his teams were difficult to deal with. But, he was magnanimous in loss and humble in victory. One of the finest men I even came in contact with. Sadly today, those humanitarian qualities are fast disappearing, not just in sports but in all aspects of our society.

You do no favors to anyone when you perpetuate falsehoods, even in the Readers’ Vent. The venter who claims refugees only come here to get welfare checks is badly uninformed — undocumented persons are not eligible for welfare in the US.

Congrats to the editors for reworking “Today in History.” The bullet points and separation of items makes this section a pleasure to read.

My question(s) about these charter schools “catapulting WV to #1” in the nation. Will these charter schools help drug addicted, incarcerated parents play a larger, positive role in their children’s education? Will these charter schools pull WV students out of poverty? Will charter schools put an end to all students’ learning disabilities? It sure seems like there are more issues with WV’s education system than just “bad” teachers and “bad” schools. Charter schools in WV boils down to politics and money; not better education for our students.

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Funerals for Saturday, August 24, 2019

Barron, Dennis - 11 a.m., Airborne Church, Martinsburg.
Baylor, Elizabeth - 1 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.
Bonds Jr., Patrick - 1 p.m., King of Glory International Ministries, Charleston.
Burgess, Corey - 5 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
Burns, Helen - 11 a.m., Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Grantsville.
Caldwell, Gary - 6 p.m., Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville.
Casto, Carroll - 1 p.m., Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor.
Casto, Roger - 2 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield.
Duty, Fred - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.
Fisher, Bernard - 2 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.
Gwinn, Lloyd - Noon, Church of Christ, Craigsville.  
Habjan, Nathan - 1 p.m., Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. 
Hall, Daniel - Noon, Witcher Baptist Church.
Hinkle, Ethel - Noon, Church of Christ, Craigsville.  
Hoffman, Bruce - 2 p.m., Foglesong - Casto Funeral Home, Mason.  
Kinder, Siegel - 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.
Kyler, Virgil - 11 a.m., Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Reedy.
Palmer, William - 1 p.m., Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston. 
Raynes Sr., Steven - 1 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Truman, James - 2 p.m., Newton Baptist Church, Newton.
Turner, Keith - Noon, Full Gospel Assembly,  Huntington. 
Webb, Antoinette - 11 a.m., SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Oak Hill.
Wilson, Greg - Noon, Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
Withrow, James - 1 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove.