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Chippie’s Demise

Brotherly advice, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, might be more often ignored than taken. He relates a story involving his brother and a chipmunk that didn’t want to become a pet. (January 29, 2013, Page 4)

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    History Repeating Itself

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about gun control, saying that the ultimate goal of gun control is total power over the people. (January 22, 2013, Page 4)

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      It’s Awfully Hot Down Here

      The purpose of education, most agree, is to gain the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently – and accurately and correctly. Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story one of his students wrote that shows the importance of all of those factors in communication. (January 15, 2013, Page 4)

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        Governmental dementia

        If our government underwent a psychiatric investigation, what would be the diagnosis? Local columnist T.J. Ray, citing several examples, said it would probably be utter insanity or certainly dementia. (January 14, 2013, Page 4)

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          Yes!

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates an imagined conversation with his mother as she gives him advice on overcoming lack of self-discipline, handling trials and tribulations, and earning what he wants during the upcoming year. (January 8, 2013, Page 4)

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            Slower Traffic Keep Right

            Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at some of the questionable spending by the state. This time, he delves into road signs, their costs and their message. (January 3, 2013, Page 4)

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              Splat!!!

              It’s been said that confession is good for the soul. If so, local columnist T.J. Ray must feel a bit better after recalling an incident he and some of his high school buddies were involved in involving a dead possum and a big, big “splat”. (December 27, 2012, Page 4)

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                Full of love

                Columnist T.J. Ray writes in to let us know while The Pantry’s shelves are full of beans, the volunteers who work there each week are full of love. (December 21, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Well Done, My Good And Faithful Servant

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about God’s evaluation of His earthly children and takes a look at how he might fare on his “Final Final.” (December 11, 2012, Page 4)

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                    12-21-12

                    Predictions about the end of time have come from various sources through the years and the “next” end will be Dec. 21, according to the Mayan calendar. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the speculation and says he fully expects to be celebrating the birth of Jesus – four days after Dec. 21. (December 4, 2012, Page 4)

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