We eat them, monogram them, inscribe them, reserve them, celebrate them or even dread them.
What are they? Dates. One little series of letters added to the back of another word or on its own in a variety of situations can mean something completely different.
This week’s topic is all things date. Try the questions and see how many you already know.
The antibiotic antedated the recovery of the young child from infection.
Did the antibiotic:
A. Slow down the recovery
B. Speed up the recovery
C. Stabilize the recovery
The neighbor’s acaudate cat is always on my car.
Is the neighbor’s cat:
The overflowing river has denudated nearby rock formations.
What has the river done to the rock formations:
C. Exposed layers
Her example elucidated the subject.
Did her example:
Answer to question 1:
If an antibiotic antedates a recovery it can be said that it has either accelerated it, acted as a catalyst for it or both. Answer B was the correct choice. The word an-te-date [an-ti-deyt] can be either a verb or noun. It can also be used in place of the words catalyst or accelerate: The loud banging from the engine antedated my scheduled appointment with the mechanic shop. It can also mean to predate: The War for Independence antedates the Civil War. — Definition provided by http://dictionary.reference.co
Answer to question 2:
If the neighbor’s acaudate cat is always on my car, the cat described is missing a tail. A-cau-date [a-kaw-deyt] is an adjective which means tailless, according to http://www.morewords.com. Answer C is the correct choice.
Answer to question 3:
If the overflowing river has denudated [di-nood-ay-ted] nearby rock formations, it has exposed layers of rock by erosion. According to http://www.morewords.com, answer C is the correct choice. Denudate means the act of making bare or naked; to strip in regards to an area of plant and animal life or in reference to geological issues it is the act of exposing (layers of rock) by erosion, weathering, etc.
Answer to question 4:
If her example eludated [el-lood-ay-ted] the subject, it revealed, made clear or clarified. According tohttp://www.morewords.com, answer C is the correct choice.
Picayune Community Spotlight: Picayune Police Department
The Picayune Police Department has had a year of progress in the war on drugs, 911 capability and high visibility which in no small part has been due to focus on goals; cooperation of city officials and community support and departmental commitment— for example, everyone received the Chief’s Award from Police Chief Bryan Dawsey at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
Parker brings Christmas to 95 children
Cathryn Paker has spent all year diligently working on giftboxes for children she will never see. On Thursday, for the fifth consecutive year, she presented those 95 giftboxes for children in need to Christian Care Ministries on behalf of herself and her church, St. Barnabus Anglican Church.
Third annual Christmas on the Rails and Shopping by Candlelight
The Third Annual “Christmas on the Rails” is from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday in conjunction with Picayune Main Street’s Shop by Candlelight and Art Works sponsored by Greater Picayune Arts Council (GPAC). Art Works and Shop by Candlelight go on until 9 p.m. Sometime during the evening, the Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce will announce the winner of the Best Decorated Store Front contest.
CWC Pilgrimage: A second time around
D.L. and Sandra Barker Bolton invite you to join them for the “second time around” as they open their home for the Civic Woman’s Club Christmas Pilgrimage to be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 2 until 7 p.m.
Both of them were on the first tour of homes when Civic Woman’s Club started the Pilgrimage in 1986. D.L. and his late wife, Wanda, had a Renaissance Christmas, and Sandra and her late husband, Larry, had a Victorian Christmas.
Business withstands test of time
McDonald Funeral Home, now owned and operated by Steve and Ann
McDonald, is a 96-year-old family run business with several long time
employees and was the recent recipient of the 2013 Excellence in
Business Award from the Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce.
Vocability: Did Black Friday make you blue?
The holiday shopping season has begun and in its honor this week’s
column relates to retail terminology.
Anyone who has either had a part-time job or has been known as a
frequent shopper has most likely encountered several of these terms.
Match the ones you know and learn the others because it will give you
a whole perspective on your shopping experience.
As always, the answers are at the bottom of the column.
Partners delivers Presents for Pearl River County
“Our vision was to coordinate with all three county school districts and have students anonymously adopted like the programs used with ‘Angel Tree’ and such,” said Herndon, who is Children's Minister at First Baptist Church in Picayune. “We have two locations for trees that will have ornaments representing children in need. One is at Coast Electric in Picayune and the other is at the Poplarville Courthouse.”
Coast Electric is located at 6375 U.S. 11, in Picayune. The Poplarville Courthouse is located at 200 Highway 26 E, in Poplarville. The trees are conveniently located for access when the facilities are closed.
Toys for Tots registration and drive
Boxes are available in Picayune, Poplarville, Crossroads, Millard, McNeill and Carriere.
In Picayune, a few of the many locations to find them are: Crosby Library, Highland Community Hospital, Picayune Police Department and SPCA. In Poplarville, a few of the many locations to find them are: Jacob’s Well, Chamber of Commerce and Hancock Bank. In Crossroads, a box is located at Crossroad Seafood and Grill. In McNeill, a box is located at McNeill Travel Plaza. In Carriere, boxes can be found at Hide-A-Way Lake and PRC School ROTC.
To sign up, go to WORC from Monday, Dec. 2 through Friday, Dec 6, during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. through noon. Those needing further information can call 769-926-1333.
Fred Cruse Foundation again giving away bicycles
All donations can be either dropped off or mailed to Fred’s Westside Pharmacy located at 207 Kirkwood St., Picayune, MS 39466. For more information call Diane Cruse at 601-798-8888.
Angel Tree for children
Trees with angel ornaments to adopt can be found at Wal-Mart and Highland Community Hospital. Those who would like to sponsor a child through Angel Tree, or find out more about it, may call the church at 601-798-6301 or visit the Internet site at www.angeltree.org.
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