Word of the Day: Responsible

re·spon·si·ble /rəˈspänsəb(ə)l/, adjective: 1. receiving the credit or blame for acts or decisions “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” Theodore Roosevelt, 1858 – 1919 2. able to be trusted to do what is right or expected “Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.” Henry Ward Beecher, 1813 – 1887 Members of the Elk Grove Elks Lodge #2577, CA visited Charles Mack Elementary School on October 26 to present the fourth grade classes with new dictionaries. Approximately 150 students gathered in the cafeteria to listen to Elk Grove’s Bob Samaniego give a presentation on the dangers of drugs. His theme and first question was, “Who is responsible for deciding what you will do, when it comes to drugs?” The students answered that they were responsible. “The children were attentive and very well behaved – a tribute to their teachers,” said Samaniego. After the presentation the dictionaries were given along with anti-drug book markers and coloring books.