Wonderfully done play at local CT 

Last weekend we attended another opening at our wonderful Terre Haute Community Theatre. 

The production was professionally done, as usual, and we had a wonderful evening. Then we learned something that made this production unique. It’s a comedy called “Last Gas” with a small cast and every one of them performs a major role. With just 10 rehearsals to go before opening night one of the cast members had to withdraw because of major family emergencies. At that point, Alison Hartnett stepped into the role and pulled off the impossible – a brilliant performance. Ten rehearsals to learn it all and make it work, and the rest of the cast and crew stepped up, too, double the rehearsal times and everything else necessary to pull off this wonderful production. 

It’s a comedy, lots of laughter, but it’s a mix of feelings, as the director wrote “this play is full of both angst and humor, two difficult emotions to convey, especially together” — and the cast pulled it off. And then it’s coupled with a major surprise ending. 

One weekend to go, June 7, 8 and 9. Call Community Theatre and get your tickets now. You will be glad you did.

— Philip Ewoldsen, Terre Haute

Gratitude to all who helped cause

It was another great year. Thank you, Wabash Valley, for your continued support of the Wabash Valley Breast Cancer Survivors, Inc., during the annual “Paint the Town Pink” carnation sale. We are grateful for all the help we received in making it so successful.

A special thank you goes to the hard-working, well-mannered ISU football team and Lori Mallory who came with them to the Girl Scout building to help us even though finals were taking place that day. Thank you to all the sites where we sold the flowers, WTHI and the Union Foundation for their ads, WTWO for their coverage, the multitude of people and organizations that bought the flowers, the Girl Scouts for the use of their building for four days, and the host of volunteer workers who delivered, sold, fluffed flowers, fixed arrangements, or worked in many different capacities preparing for the sale. 

Also, we thank Sappington Moving Co. for moving supplies, Scott Long for his great food for the workers, Helping Hands for vases, Bill Haynes for care of hundreds of buckets, Newcomers Club for many volunteers, First Farmers Bank and Trust and Gary Baysinger and family for outstanding support in selling.

Others deserve our gratitude, too, as we are the recipients of many gifts during the year.

Some of them who have been very generous are First Financial Bank, Nancy and Bill Hayne, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority from IUPUI, Jon Prevo and the Rose-Hulman womens basketball team that also honors us at the annual “Pink Zone” game, IBEW Local 725, Sherwin-Williams, and the generous man in a green car at WTHI. Also, a thank you goes to Anna Robertson for making all the needlepoint ribbons for us to sell and to the lady who left a large box of new wigs for our wig shops.

A huge thank you too goes to all of the very informative speakers who come free of charge to our support meetings. Our support group meets the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 in the back room of MCL, except for June and December when we have a picnic and a luncheon. Everyone is welcome. Join us. Go to our website at wvbreastcancersurvivors.com.

All of our money stays in the Wabash Valley to help local women, and we are all volunteers. Call 812-242-4989 if you need a mammogram, a sleeve for lymphedema, or a wig, and you will be directed to a facility.

— Coral Cochran, Volunteer director, and members of the

Wabash Valley Breast Cancer Survivors

Challenging all U.S. newspapers

Do your duty as newspapers, liberal or conservative, and allow your readers to digest the truth and make an informed decision after reading the Mueller report. The great majority of Americans have not read the report. For your readers, print the important portions of the first and second sections of the report over a period of days. Inform your readers and allow them to come to their own conclusions.

In the first section, reference on how Russians, with the knowledge of Trump’s team, worked tirelessly to release false information that influenced voters to elect Trump over Clinton.

In the second section, list all the numerous proven ways Trump broke the law and committed obstruction of justice as listed in Mueller’s report. Mueller has stated publicly that he could not exonerate the president of his perceived wrongdoing.

To all newspapers throughout the country: if you have a conscience and believe you have a responsibility to your readers — it is time to respond to this challenge. History and the American reader will judge you by your action or inaction.

— William R. Park Sr., Shawnee, Kansas

Editor’s Note: To download and read the full Mueller report, go to https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf

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