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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
MONDAY’S WORD was shanghai (shang-HYE). It means to put aboard a ship by force often with the help of liquor or a drug; to put by force or threat of force into or as if into a place of detention; to put by trickery into an undesirable position. Nick was shanghaied by Erika into helping at the charity fundraiser after her first volunteer bailed out.
TUESDAY’S WORD is accoutrement (uh-Koo-ter-mun). She was decked out in all the accoutrements of a tourist, including a camera around her neck and sunglasses atop her head.
Motorists traveling to Magna Vista High School in Henry County for graduation activities on Friday will need to be aware of changes in traffic patterns.
Drivers must use Virginia 687 (Soapstone Road) to travel to the school. Virginia 688 (Lee Ford Camp Road) will be closed from 4:30-7 p.m. All traffic must use Soapstone Road from U.S. 220, U.S. 58 or Virginia 6451 (Joseph Martin Highway).
All traffic on Magna Vista School Road — entry from Soapstone Road — will be one way using both lanes to the parking areas. Traffic will be controlled by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, and message boards will be in place to provide directional information.
All motorists should use caution, and those attending the graduation should plan to arrive early.
The fifth annual Hogs for Dogs Poker Run will be Saturday. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the ride will pull out from the Martinsville Henry County SPCA at 1 p.m. There is a $10 entry fee per rider, and there will be a raffle with prizes. The SPCA is at 132 Joseph Martin Highway in Martinsville. For more information, call event chair and SPCA board member Margaret Wimmer at 806-3436 or Chase Inman, SPCA marketing director, at 638-7297. All proceeds will benefit the SPCA.
This year, the fundraiser is being held in memory of Wayne Blankenship, who died April 12 at the age of 63.
If you have a child who needs better reading skills, you may want to take advantage of the Spencer-Penn Centre’s free summer reading program. It will start June 12 and continue on Tuesdays through July 31. The program, titled “Red, White and Blue: Free 2 B Me and U,” is for students in kindergarten to 5th grade. The class is limited. Call the center at 957-5757 to register your child.
Also, the center will offer a number of other classes for children throughout the summer, including SideWalk Art, cooking healthy snacks, a Lego Camp and The Living Storybook Drama Camp. Call the center for details.
Pertaining to children, here is a funny observation from a humor website:
We spend the first 12 months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk, and the next 24 years telling them to sit down and shut up!
The Ozzie and Betty Young family reunion will be June 3 at Oak Level Baptist Church fellowship hall. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish for lunch; bring pictures and stories to tell about the family.
Here are some really mean insults passed on by a co-worker:
• He is dark and handsome. When it’s dark, he’s handsome.
• I’d like to kick you in the teeth, but why should I improve your looks?
• Brains aren’t everything. In fact, in your case they’re nothing
• Did your parents ever ask you to run away from home?
• Don’t get insulted, but is your job devoted to spreading ignorance?
• He is listed in Who’s Who as What’s That?