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Sunday, July 1, 2012
FRIDAY’S WORD was planet (PLAN-ut). It means earth — usually used with “the”; a celestial body held to influence the fate of human beings; a person or thing of great importance: luminary. “He dreamed of being a major planet in the literary world, but his books sold poorly and are now out of print.” (Source: Merriam-Webster)
SUNDAY’S WORD is quiddity (KWID-uh-tee). “Rembrandt’s genius was his unparalleled ability to render a person’s quiddity in a single portrait.” (Source: Merriam-Webster)
Kiana Dillard, a Martinsville High School student, will leave Wednesday for Houston, Texas, to compete in the upcoming NAACP National Scholarship Awards competition. She will represent the NAACP Martinsville/Henry County Branch 7089. James Esters, president of the Old School Gang and chairman of the local NAACP scholarship competition, said Dillard is the first student from Henry County to participate in the competition. He said she will be accompanied by Celena Thobbs, a Magna Vista student, who will be an observer. He said the Old School Gang provides all the funds for the students to compete. Anyone who wants information on how to get involved in the program is asked to call Esters at 629-1340.
Cub Scout “Super Heroes” Twilight Camp will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. July 9-13 at Rich Acres Christian Church. The $70 registration fee will include shooting sports, crafts, demonstrations, a T-shirt and a family wiener roast July 13. The deadline to register is Monday. Call 229-9830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you plan to be travelling through Carroll County, the northbound lane closure between mile markers two and four on Interstate 77 has temporarily been removed for Wednesday holiday travelers. According to a release from the Virginia Department of Transportation, crews started working on the project Tuesday with rolling road blocks so they could conduct two blasts in the area to remove rocks along a slope between the markers. On Friday, the lane closure and barrier wall was removed, allowing all three northbound lanes to be open to traffic until July 9, when the barrier wall will be reinstalled. That will reduce I-77 northbound from three lanes back to two lanes between mile markers two and four. Work on the project is scheduled to be completed by September.
The following comes from a website on humor and goes:
You know you’re a mom when ...
• “Your feet stick to the kitchen floor ... and you don’t care.
• “You’re so desperate for adult conversation that you spill your guts to the telemarketer that calls, and he hangs up on you!
• “You can never go to the bathroom alone without someone screaming outside the door.
• “You’re up each night until 10 p.m. vacuuming, dusting, wiping, washing, drying, loading, unloading, shopping, cooking, driving, flushing, ironing, sweeping, picking up, changing sheets, changing diapers, bathing, helping with homework, paying bills, budgeting, clipping coupons, folding clothes, putting to bed, dragging out of bed, brushing, chasing, buckling, feeding (them, not you), plus swinging, playing baseball, bike riding, pushing trucks, cuddling dolls, roller blading, basketball, football, catch, bubbles, sprinklers, slides, nature walks, coloring, crafts, jumping rope, plus raking, trimming, planting, edging, mowing, gardening, painting and walking the dog. You get up at 5:30 a.m. and you have no time to eat, sleep, drink or go to the bathroom, and yet ... you still managed to gain 10 pounds.”