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Friday, October 24, 2014

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Inadvertent 911 call not good, but comforting

Local columnist T.J. Ray tells of a confusing, but ultimately comforting, meeting with a local law enforcement officer after he accidentally hit a 911 button on his telephone recently. (October 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Gittin’ Sumpin’ Fuh Nuttin’

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a dream he had about government debt and spending and how it affected a hog farmer he knew in years past. (October 21, 2014, Page 4)

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      Thou Art

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed gives an inside look at how things go at the beginning of the semester in a creative writing course he teaches. Reed teaches students early on that they need to write tight before they can write right. (October 14, 2014, Page 4)

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        Deadly Sins change names, but still the same

        Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at “The Seven Deadly Sins” — lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride — and notices they are all still problems, even though we may call them by different names these days. (October 13, 2014, Page 4)

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          On The Inside

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed, in observing some of his students, is reminded of a lesson he learned years before about how people can be beautiful where it really counts — on the inside. (October 7, 2014, Page 4)

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            Dealing with government regulations, policies

            Local columnist T.J. Ray looks at decisions made by local committees, commissions and boards and explains how those decisions are often made and exactly where and how the general public can affect change in regulations and policies. (September 26, 2014, Page 4)

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              Hit’s De Principle

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls many of the lessons his childhood mentor, Jaybird, gave him about saving and spending wisely. He’s tried to pass that on to his children and others, noting that “Hit’s de principle.” (September 23, 2014, Page 4)

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                Youth Shows But Half

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed looks at getting older and examines some want ads which use interesting terms to describe some of our elderly — er, more mature — citizens. (September 16, 2014, Page 4)

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                  The Generosity Of Gander

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of the generosity of the people of Gander, Newfoundland, when planes were directed to their airport on 9/11 — and the return of generosity by the passengers on Delta Flight 15. (September 9, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Ineptocracy

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray noticed a new word — ineptocracy — recently, and decided to look into possibilities about its origin and meaning. (September 4, 2014, Page 4)

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