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Thursday, April 3, 2014

THURSDAY’S WORD is hirsute (HER-soot). Example: Turner wore a hirsute mask as part of his werewolf costume for the school play. (Source: Merriam-Webster)

WEDNESDAY’S WORD was hospitalist (HAH-spih-tuh-list). It means a physician who specializes in treating hospitalized patients of other physicians to minimize the number of hospital visits by other physicians. Example: “George has been practicing adult medicine in the St. Louis area since 1999, including 10 years of experience as a hospitalist.” — From an article in, Sept. 16 (Source: Merriam-Webster)

There are a number of fundraisers coming up for area residents in need of help due to medical conditions and to raise money for organizations. They include a blood drive, festivals, entertainment and more. Many have been featured in the Stroller recently. Check the daily Calendar for these events taking place locally throughout the weekend.

Pre-orders or sign-ups are requested for several upcoming events locally, including the following:

• The Figsboro Ruritan Club will serve sirloin steaks or hamburger steak, along with a complete meal, dessert and drink, from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, April 12. You must have a ticket to be served. Tickets may be purchased from any Ruritan member by April 10. The cost is $11 for sirloin steak; $10 for hamburger steaks.

• Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) African American Museum and Cultural Center, in partnership with the Chestnut Knob Ruritan Club and Learning Center LLC, will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt along with other activities for children grades K-5 on Saturday, April 12. The hunt will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dana O. Baldwin Park on Swanson Street. Call FAHI at 732-3496 or stop by the museum between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday to pre-register your child(ren) and to sign a media release form. You also may register at the park on the day of the event. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

• Collinsville Volunteer Fire Department is taking orders for its April 19 “Boston Butt Smoke Out.” The cost is: Boston Butt only, $30; Boston Butt family pack (includes one Boston Butt, a quart each of baked beans and slaw, and a bottle of barbecue sauce) for $40. Tickets are available at the fire station at 205 John Redd Blvd., Collinsville, or by calling 647-3711.

The following story came from the website

An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her voice, “I have a gun, and I know how to use it! Get out of the car!” The four men didn’t wait for a second invitation. They got out and ran like mad. The lady, somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got into the driver’s seat.

She was so shaken that she could not get her key into the ignition. She tried and tried.

A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four or five spaces farther down. She loaded her bags into the car and drove to the police station. The sergeant to whom she told the story could not stop laughing.

He pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale men were reporting a carjacking by a mad elderly woman described as less than 5 feet tall, glasses, white hair and carrying a large handgun. No charges were filed.

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