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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Local Columnists

Sweet Riggum

Southern ways and Southern words take some getting used to, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, but folks usually come around sooner or later. (September 17, 2013, Page 4)

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    The Real Sheriff

    Ever thought about being a lawman? Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his short stay as one, writing that it’s not as easy as it looks and should be left to the professionals. (September 10, 2013, Page 4)

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      Sometimes It Bees That Way

      There’s an art to beekeeping, and it requires patience. Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls one incident trying to move a swarm of bees when his assistant didn’t follow the rules and Reed ended up paying for it when he followed suit. (September 3, 2013, Page 4)

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        Boy, Boy, Boy, Boy, Boy

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls an incident from his youth involving work on the farm, one that got him in a good bit of trouble because of how it affected all that was going on with those who were trying to help him get out of a jam. (August 27, 2013, Page 4)

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          Burning Old Jack

          Even the best of intentions sometimes causes problems. That’s what local columnist Jimmy Reed and a friend found out when they tried to spread the ashes of a loyal dog from Reed’s small airplane. (August 20, 2013, Page 4)

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            A Real Cowboy

            Remember those dreams of being a cowboy and bustin’ broncs when you were younger? Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells his story of trying to impress the pretty girl by riding in a rodeo. (August 13, 2013, Page 4)

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              Thank a veteran today

              Local columnist T.J. Ray, sparked by a visit to the “Virtual Vietnam Wall,” recalls the sacrifices of members of the military and urges all to thank a veteran whenever you can. (August 8, 2013, Page 4)

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                Muddy Buddies

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed professes his love of powerful engines and all they can do. However, there’s one engine – that on a crane – that he has no interest in running after an issue with one during his teenage years. (August 6, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Job, Wife And Truck

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days managing a Delta cotton gin, particularly the time a truck driver rolled up to the gin with a load of burning bales of cotton. (July 30, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Beware Bees, Bearded Brother

                    Beards and bees don’t go together very well as local columnist Jimmy Reed explains in a column relating an experience with a pastor and his honey bees years ago. (July 23, 2013, Page 4)

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