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Monday, July 9, 2012
SUNDAY’S WORD was goober. (gu-ber). It means peanut. The children had a tin bucket full of goobers, which they were shelling and eating. (Source: Merriam-Webster)
MONDAY’S WORD is grandiose (grand-dee-OSS). Jason often tried to impress people with his complicated, grandiose plans for success, but he never seemed to make much progress towards putting them into action.
An informational meeting for those interested in competing in the Miss Martinsville-Henry County and Miss Greater Franklin County Scholarship Pageants will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Stone Gym at Patrick Henry Community College. Applications for the pageant will be available. Categories to be judged will be discussed and videos of previous competitions may be viewed. Contestants ages 17 to 24 are eligible for the Senior Division, which this year will send two contestants to the 2013 Miss Virginia Pageant. Also planned are the Outstanding Teen Pageant (ages 13-16) and Outstanding Pre-Teen Pageant, (ages 9-12). Call Jane Leizer at 618-0685 for more information.
• Lacy reunion will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Clarence’s Steakhouse in Ridgeway. For more information, call Helen Knight, 956-3459.
• Descendants of Rufus F. and Mary Elizabeth Cahill Stone will hold their annual reunion at 1 p.m. July 15 at Mill Creek Baptist Church.
• The reunion of Fieldale-Collinsville High School Class of 1972, which will include classmates who transferred to Laurel Park as well as F-C Class of 1973, is scheduled this fall. The planning committee needs contact information on all those interested in attending. Call 656-0523 and leave a message; email FCClassof1972@hotmail.com; or join Facebook page “Fieldale-Collinsville Class of 1972.”
• Registration forms have been distributed to those who have expressed their intent to attend the Albert Harris reunion Aug. 23-26 in Charlotte, N.C. Those who have not paid their registration fee should submit it to Shirley Hodge-Coleman, or if they plan on playing golf, the fee must be submitted to Shirley Bolden. To make hotel reservations, call (800) 843-6664.
Tuesday is the deadline to apply to Henry-Martinsville Social Services for back-to-school supplies, gently used clothing and shoes, to be collected for the Clothe-A-Child program of local United Methodist Churches. The program serves needy children in the Henry County-Martinsville area.
If you plan to go on the Martinsville Senior Center-sponsored trip to the Blue Ridge Dinner Theater on July 24, the deadline to make the full payment is Tuesday. The cost is $49, which includes transportation, admission to a matinee performance of the musical revue, “The Night Loretta, Mother Maybelle and Jeannie C. Spent in Jail,” and lunch. Call the senior center at 403-5260.
The following is from a website of jokes/humor:
Thanks to a fertility treatment, a woman was able to have a baby at 70. When she was discharged from hospital, her relatives came to visit.
“Can we see the baby?” they asked. “Not yet,” said the mother. Fifteen minutes later, they asked again. “Not yet,” said the mother. Another 15 minutes passed. They asked again and got the same reply.
The relatives were growing impatient. “Well, when can we see the baby?”
“When it cries,” the mother said.
“Why,” the relatives asked. “Because,” she said, “I forgot where I put it.”