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Friday, April 10, 2009
THURSDAY'S WORD was withy (WITH-ee). It means a flexible slender twig or branch. The withies must be soaked in water for about a week before they will be ready to be woven into baskets.
FRIDAY'S WORD is epistemic (ep-uh-STEE-mik). John's fascination with the human animal's epistemic limits and capabilities has led him to a double major in philosophy and psychology.
Teams are needed for the Oak Level Ruritan Club community projects golf tournament to be held April 25 at Beaver Hills Golf Course. Tee time is 8 a.m. The entry fee is $160 per four-person team and will include snacks, lunch and prizes provided by the Ruritan club. First-place prize is $200 and second place, $100. Door prizes include a Callaway driver, plus dozens of Titleist balls, gift certificates and other items. To sign up, call 632-1526.
The Patrick County Autism Team, to mark Autism Awareness Month, will hold an autism awareness and fundraiser walk-a-thon on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. at Dehart Park in Stuart. Activities will continue until 2 p.m. To participate in the walk-a-thon, contact Desiree Childress at 629-8721 or Amy Martin at 694-5204 for more information and registrations forms.
Each year the Library of Virginia sponsors an exhibit of Virginia Women in History. The 2009 edition features Mary Sue Terry as one of the honorees. An exhibit is on display at the Collinsville Branch Library until May 16. Among her many achievements in politics, Terry, who is from Patrick County, was the first woman elected to statewide office. She was elected Virginia attorney general in 1985 and 1989. A reception for Terry will be held at 7 p.m. April 23 at the library. For more information call 647-1112.
If you are planning to go on the Martinsville Senior Center-sponsored trip to Swift Creek Mill Playhouse in Colonial Heights on May 20, the payment must be submitted by Monday. The cost is $86 and includes a ticket to a matinee performance of the musical "Blues in the Night," lunch at the playhouse and transportation. The bus will leave Liberty Fair Mall at 8:45 a.m. on May 20. There are seats left if anyone other than those who pre-registered would like to go. Call 403-5260 for more information.
Stepping Stones is having its annual fundraising golf tournament on April 24 at Forest Park Country Club. It will be a captain's choice tournament, and the $70 per person fee includes two mulligans. Tee time is 1 p.m. If you know of anyone interested in playing, call Pamela Pritchett at 638-7676. The entry fee also will include lunch and door prizes and a chance to win a 2009 Nissan Maxima from Jim Mills.
According to a news release from the Toys for Tots Foundation office, the 2008 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots National Campaign distributed nearly 16.1 million toys to more than 7.6 million children. Also, donors gave more than $11.8 million to support the program. Paul Shively, coordinator, and Kay Barrow Hudson, assistant coordinator of the local Toys for Tots, said the campaign in Martinsville and Henry County distributed more than 4,200 toys to 1,421 local children. "These toys and donations came from 29 drop boxes all over the city and county at businesses, churches and places of employment," Shively wrote. He said students and faculty at Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School did a fundraiser that was an overwhelming success. Others Shively named who made the campaign so successful were Christmas Cheer and The Community Store House.