Around Town – Jan. 7

Editor’s Note: Submissions to Around Town are opinions submitted anonymously by readers, not factual representations, and do not reflect the viewpoints of The Republic or its staff.

Orchids to

The Republic for having the courage to print the truth in editorials and columns.

two ladies who helped me reload my box springs and mattress after they fell out of my truck, from a grateful person.

Tyler in the produce department at Kroger for being so nice to get the items that I needed. That is customer service!

Marcus Speer and Tom Rayburn for serving as Santa Claus.

Former President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed because without it, the COVID inoculation would still be in development.

R. Crawford, S. Holmes and J. Hurley for their great letters to the editor.

the Republic in appreciation of the article on Greg Pence’s career and recent activities.

the ongoing coverage of the coronavirus, the hospital challenges and the need to be vaccinated.

the pictures, the facts, the timeline and the story that tell the truth about Jan. 6, 2021.

those choosing sanity over violence.

Debbie Morgan for being my angel when I needed one, thank you for going above and beyond whatever was expected of you.

my paper carrier for putting my paper on the driveway so I don’t have to cross the highway.

Onions to

anyone who thinks choosing our rights is not choosing what is right.

the political party not taking part in confronting reality.

the box truck that did not stop at the light on Wednesday morning.

the leadership team that continuously fails to accurately address the unsafe school conditions.

the ex-president of a now bankrupt company turned politician who knows very little about either job.

the former federal executive for admitting he had fallen in love with the dictator and not telling us if the affair has ended.

those parroting the term “Big Lie” when millions of conscientious citizens are concerned about election integrity.

thinking the city can renovate a downtown theater they don’t own.

those not realizing financial integrity does not mean dissent.

those complaining about U-turns when by law U-turns are only prohibited on interstate highways and were posted by signs.

the political party that has become the party of the former federal elected official’s big lie regarding election fraud.

people who don’t realize how close we came to a civil war with the Jan. 6 insurrection.

printing the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial.

no one taking care of the pond behind the old Long John Silver’s, it’s an eyesore.

the people in charge of Indiana—everything you get, a sniffle or a cough, is COVID.

the word “anniversary” when applied to the Jan. 6 insurrection sounds like something that should be celebrated; there is nothing celebratory about it.

Happy Birthday to

Megan Kessler, from your family, Jessica, Pat and Donna.

Jeanie Cain, from your family and friends.

Dustin Griffin, love Ashley, Chesney, Carter &Alana.

Jackson Adair, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

Jamie Purvis, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

ANOTHER beautiful morning

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