TODAY’S WORD is eviscerate (ih-vis-uh-reyt). Example: Bentley only bought his Doberman toys made out of Kevlar, but within minutes, she still managed to eviscerate them.
TUESDAY’S WORD was disinter. It means to take out of the place of interment; exhume; unearth. Example: When the rumpled college student came to class on Monday morning after a weekend of hard partying, the professor said he looked like he’d been disinterred.
The Piedmont Estates and Stoney Mountain Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. It’ll be over at the Refuge of Deliverance Church, 718 Stoney Mountain Road in Martinsville.
TODAY IS: National School Librarian Day
School librarians spend long hours keeping the library organized and helping our children find the resources they need to keep learning. They are dedicated to creating an environment where students can learn every day of the year. They provide guidance and expose our youth not only to texts and literature, but to digital resources and new technology. Today is a great day to thank your child’s school librarian, or maybe even get in touch with your favorite librarian from when you were a child.
University Open House
James Madison University has a partnership with the New College Institute, where you can take classes for credit in Martinsville. What types of classes are open? This Thursday, you can find out. There will be an Open House at NCI from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., where you can learn about the different bachelor’s and master’s programs offered as part of the partnership.
The Henry County Republican Committee will hold its monthly meeting next Tuesday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting, which is open to any registered voters in Henry County, will be held at the county administration building, over at 3300 Kings Mountain Road.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Some practitioners of alternative medicine claim that colloidal silver (silver particles suspended in liquid) has a variety of health benefits. While there is no evidence that colloidal silver has any positive medicinal use – in fact, it’s pretty dangerous – it does cause a unique, permanent side effect. What is it?
TUESDAY’S TRIVIA ANSWER: Which U.S. state has the most volcanoes? The answer: Alaska. If you’re like the Stroller, you probably guessed Hawaii; after all, the eight main islands are volcanic in origin. When we think of Alaska, we usually think of snow, ice and cold. However, over the last 10,000 years, there have been 90 active volcanoes in Alaska. Many of these are along the Aleutian Islands, the long tail of islands coming off the left side of the state. The Aleutian Islands were created by volcanoes found along the edge of the Pacific Ring of Fire, a geologically active area home to many volcanoes around the rim of the Pacific Ocean. 57 of Alaska’s active volcanoes can be found in the Aleutians, and as recently as 1907, new islands have been spotted poking up out of the ocean as a result of volcanic activity in the area.