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Buying A Penny Whistle

After being accused of being a tightwad, local columnist Jimmy Reed offered a look into thriftiness and avoiding impulse buying by writing about his grandmother Reed’s way of dealing with items in the Sears Roebuck catalog. (June 5, 2012, Page 4)

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    Yes, that was me honking at you

    Local columnist T.J. Ray has made use of the horn on his vehicle recently, and he writes today about the transgressions that forced – or required – him to do that. (May 31, 2012, Page 4)

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      Watch Out!

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates the story of Xucuru hunting for food in the Amazon rainforest and his encounter with a feathered nemesis to make the point that we need to be wary of envy. (May 29, 2012, Page 4)

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        Keys to education — discipline, standards

        There has been a lot of talk recently about the pros and cons of charter schools versus the traditional school setting and their place in the education system. Columnist T.J. Ray feels there are two keys missing to education though — discipline and standards. (May 25, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Rosa Parks, Thoreau and civil disobedience

          As random thoughts led to other random thoughts, local columnist T.J. Ray recalled one of his attempts at teaching Henry David Thoreau and civil disobedience to college students years ago. Ray writes about the lesson and how it relates to today. (May 18, 2012, Page 4A)

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            You Shall Receive

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed knows God has more important things to do than to give him a long-wanted Harley-Davidson. However, as he relates in this week’s column, there’s always hope because prayers are answered and miracles do happen. (May 15, 2012, Page 4)

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              Censorship is still 50 shades of wrong

              With libraries in multiple states deciding not to put the latest sex novel, E L James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey,”  on their shelves, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about censorship and its effect on readers and the public. (May 10, 2012, Page 4)

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                A reminder

                Local columnist T.J. Ray introduces an assignment about budgets, debt and the government’s role and looks at how well we’re doing. The interesting thing is when the assignment was actually first introduced. (May 9, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Thanks, Mama

                  To honor his mother on upcoming Mother’s Day, local columnist Jimmy Reed offers a few of the countless thanks he owes her. (May 8, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Is it puzzles and numbers, or puzzling numbers?

                    Ever since his geometry teachers introduced him to pi, local columnist T.J. Ray has had his share of troubles with numbers. Ray asks some hard questions related, of course, to numbers that puzzle him. (May 2, 2012, Page 4)

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