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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WEDNESAY’S WORD is duplicity (doo-PLISS-uh-tee). Example: In a shameful act of duplicity, Jerry took the money he was entrusted to donate to the homeless shelter and instead used it to buy drugs. (Source: Merriam-Webster)

TUESDAY’S WORD was homonymous (hoh-MAH-nuh-mus). It means ambiguous; having the same designation; of, relating to, or being homonyms. Example: We always called the elder Michael “Big Mike” to distinguish him from his homonymous son. (Source: Merriam-Webster)

The Blue Ridge Music Center at Mile Post 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway will present Piedmont Pickin’ at 7 p.m. Saturday with host Kinney Rorrer. The pickin’ sessions will feature Doug Rorrer and Friends and Jus’ Cauz Bluegrass Band with old-time music from the Piedmont of North Carolina and bluegrass from the Piedmont of Virginia.

Doug Rorrer, a third generation old-time musician from the mill villages of the North Carolina Piedmont, will join with musicians raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains to play the old-time music. Jus’ Cauz from the Virginia Piedmont will complete the evolution of string band music with hard-hitting bluegrass. Kinney Rorrer (of WVTF’s “Back to the Blue Ridge” show) will emcee the program and connect the dots linking old-time and bluegrass music by providing commentary on the history of these two forms of traditional rural music. The music center is located 10 miles from Galax. For more information, call (276) 236-5309 or go to

Reminders of upcoming entertainment locally:

• Wayside Bluegrass Festival begins today and continues through Saturday at Wayside Park in Stuart. The Jeb Stuart Rescue Squad and the Piedmont Shriners will benefit by providing food and parking assistance. For the daily lineup of entertainers and performance times, and other information, go to

• Music Night at the Spencer-Penn Centre is Friday. Doors open at 5 p.m. with concessions; open mic starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by entertainment by The Zephyr Lightning Bolts and The Slate Mountain Ramblers and performances by The Old Dominion Cloggers. Admission: $4 donation.

• “Shindig on the Green,” sponsored by The Greater Bassett Area Community Inc., will present an evening of entertainment from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at EMI Imaging Inc. (the old Bassett High School). The band Two Young, Two Old will perform, along with the Old Dominion Cloggers. There is no charge. There will be food and ice cream for sale.

Yancy Ayers of Ridgeway said he recently had surgery at a Roanoke hospital, but what he wanted to talk about was his 20-day stay at Stanleytown Health and Rehab Center. Ayers said he is 82 years old and had not been treated so well in all his life. “All three shifts of nurses were so respectful and helpful. They couldn’t do enough for you,” Ayers said. He wanted them to know how much he appreciated them; and “unlike some places,” he added, “the food was delicious.”

Although a bit silly, the following story is funny. It comes from the website and goes:

A duck walks into a bar and says, “Do you have duck food here?” The bartender says no, and the duck leaves. The duck comes back the next day and says, “Do you have duck food?” The bartender says, “No.” The duck comes back the next day and says, “Do you have any duck food?” The bartender says, “I already told you ‘No’ twice! If you come back and ask me again, I’m going to nail your feet to the floor!”

The duck comes back the next day and says, “Do you have any nails?” The bartender says, “No.”

“OK, Do you have any duck food?”


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