REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP)-- There are times, Jean Webb admits freely, when she thinks of running, just as far and as fast as she can from this quiet little town that has become her personal hell. The times when the phone rings and a caller lets loose with a string of obscenities. The times when a formerly amiable supermarket clerk sees her in line and closes the register. The times when a neighbor stands outside and shouts that Webb is a witch who will face eternal damnation for what she's done. "There is a part of me that would just love to pack and run," says this outgoing, 30-year-old mother of two teen-agers who, in fact, considers herself a witch. "But if I did that," she continues, "all it would do would send them a message. That if there was any other minority they dislike, all they would have to do is be nasty to them and they would run." And so Webb, who was born and raised a Baptist, married in the Baptist church and then, in her mid-20s, converted to the pagan faith Wicca, Says she is in this fight for the long haul. She won't run, and she won't drop the lawsuit she and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed against this bedroom community, just west of Springfield, for refusing to remove the fish symbol of Christianity from its city seal. "I know how important the ichthus symbol is to some people," she says, of the small, simple fish drawing that has graced the city seal since 1990. It's as important, she realizes, as her symbols are to her. But such symbols don't belong on a government seal she says, adding that having the fish there is not only a violation of the constitutional separation of church and state but also a signal that Republic is a town where only Christians are welcome.