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Monday, October 8, 2012

SUNDAY’S WORD was unfriend. It means to remove someone’s name and contact information from your social network site. Example: I thought we got along great, so I sure was surprised when she unfriended me.

TODAY’S WORD is extemporaneous. Example: The new improv group, Theater (in the) Works, provides extemporaneous jokes and scenarios that leave the whole crowd laughing.

In honor of Columbus Day today, Martinsville Exchange Club is displaying American flags along the streets in uptown Martinsville.

The Horsepasture Ruritan Club will hold its annual Brunswick stew sale on Saturday. The first batch will be ready at 10:30 a.m. This year, apple butter will be for sale, along with fried chicken, potato salad, deviled eggs and a variety of baked goods, to eat in or take out. To place orders, call Elizabeth Oakes at 638-4869, Debra Buchanan at 957-1394, Curtis Stone at 957-1029 or Nancy Bradshaw at 957-3610.

The seventh annual Kelly Cecil Memorial Scholarship Fund pig pickin’ will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Kelly’s Cabin on Virginia 57 across from Fairystone Pit Stop. Music will be provided by Joyful Sound, E.C. Hundley and Kelly and Ruth Ratcliff. Door prizes will be awarded. A $10 donation per person is suggested. Make checks payable to Bassett Kiwanis.

It may be autumn, but in Fieldale, spring-festival committee planning meetings are underway. The Fieldale Festival committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the senior room at the Fieldale Community Center. Everyone is welcome.

These plays on words were sent in by a Bulletin reader:

To write with a broken pencil is pointless.

With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.

You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.

A boiled egg is hard to beat.

Have you noticed these unavoidable facts of life? • A clean tie attracts the soup of the day. • A committee is 12 men doing the work of one. • A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. • A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours (from Milton Berle).

Hooker Furniture is holding a raffle to benefit United Way. The prizes are a four-drawer drop-front chest (retail value $1,647), $500 in cash and $250 in cash. Tickets cost $5 each; to purchase one, call the United Way at 638-3946. The drawing will be held Nov. 1.

 

 
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