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Thursday, May 23, 2013
THURSDAY'S WORD is nepotism (NEP-uh-tiz-um). Example: “I got a job there as a result of my grandfather being on the board of directors — a lesson in loyalty here, or, should I say, just plain old nepotism.” — James Carville, from his book, “Stickin’: The Case for Loyalty” (one of 20 most recent journal entries recorded in Word of the Day’s Live Journal)
WEDNESDAY’S WORD was misnomer (miss-NOH-mer). It means a wrong name or inappropriate designation. Example: “‘International Airport’ is something of a misnomer, since almost all of the arriving and departing planes fly short, commuter routes involving no border crossing.” (Merriam-Webster, Nov. 17, 2012)
The Mildred Lee Chapter UDC and Stuart Hairston Camp SCV will sponsor a Confederate Memorial Service at the grave of the unknown confederate soldier at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery in Martinsville in commemoration of Memorial Day. The public is invited to hear the Rev. Allen Jackson deliver the service.
The 86th year of the Hardin Reynolds Memorial School Alumni Association annual banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Hardin Reynolds Elementary School in Critz. The $20 per person cost will include a meal.
Community Fellowship’s We H.O.P.E. (Help Other People Eat) ministries will offer a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. every Saturday at three locations until further notice. The locations include: outside of Community Fellowship, 2674 Virginia Ave., Collinsville; Open Door Baptist Church parking lot, 85 Highland St., Bassett; and Uptown Martinsville gazebo, corner of Depot and Franklin Streets in Martinsville. If it rains, the only site that will serve will be Community Fellowship.
The annual Jim and Martha Foley reunion will be held Saturday at Jack Dalton Park. Meet at 11 a.m. and bring covered dishes and a two-liter drink for lunch at 1 p.m. Napkins, plates, etc., will be furnished. The host family will be Anna Foley Adams. Prizes will be awarded, and a speaker will have a short worship service. For more information, contact Shirley Coleman at 629-2004.
On June 1, a benefit gospel sing for Ms. Wheelchair Virginia Brittany Leigh Yates will be held at Community Baptist Church on Airport Road, Bassett. A dinner of hot dogs, barbecue, pinto beans, dessert, etc., will start at 5 p.m. Music will begin at 6 p.m. with The Spiritualaires; Jackie Turner; Zac Barham from Greensboro, N.C.; and The Orange Family from Mount Airy, N.C. A love offering will be received. All proceeds will go to help Brittany compete in the Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant on July 15 in Houston, Texas.
Donations also may be mailed to: Community Baptist Church, 5315 Airport Road, Bassett, Va. 24055.
A recommendation on drinking and driving on Memorial Day is published on the Virginia Department of Transportation website. It says that it comes from a publication called Marketwired and goes: “The red, white, and blue banners of Memorial Day are here again. If your idea of red, white and blue is red wine, a White Russian or a Blue Hawaiian, then it’s best that you up your caloric intake of burgers and then give a friend your car keys so that you avoid trouble on the road this weekend.”
“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” — Albert Pike