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Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Let Sleeping Women Sleep

Some lessons we learn early in life; others we learn later. Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates one he learned recently about waking up – even accidentally – women on days they don’t have to get up early. (March 6, 2012, Page 4)

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    The four chaplains practiced what they preached

    Looking for a bit of inspiration? Local columnist T.J. Ray offers us the “four chaplains” and their story during World War II that shows they talked the talk and walked the walk. (March 2, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Star search: End of days or just another Dec. 21?

      Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at Dec. 21, 2012, the date some predict the world as we know it will come to an end. Are we, locally, prepared for anything anywhere close to a major catastrophe, much less the end of the world? (March 1, 2012, Page 4)

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        The Clock Will Soon Be Still

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the O’Hares, “Butch” and “Easy Eddie,” and how they both passed on a legacy of honor and courage. (February 28, 2012, Page 4)

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          Taking a look at AG, charter schools in state

          Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the state’s attorney general and public education and looks at changes being made by the state Legislature. (February 27, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Awards, awards

            With so many awards shows going on these days, local columnist T.J. Ray thought it was time for him to announce some more award winners – in categories such as Best Talking Head, Worst News Network, Greatest Abdication Award, et cetera. (February 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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              The Old Testament In A Nutshell

              What would you write if asked to do a composition relating your version of the Old Testament? Local columnist Jimmy Reed shares the story on elementary school student turned in. (February 21, 2012, Page 4)

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                Scouting lessons learned in a variety of ways

                Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about lessons learned in scouting – from this weekend’s event at the Oxford Conference Center to a look back at an eventful trip to Shiloh years ago – and how they would help better the world if more people followed them. (February 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Let’s hear from women on the birth control issue

                  Local columnist Deidra Jackson has seen and heard lots of men talking about birth control and contraception and says it’s way past time that we hear from women who know more about the issue and whose opinions should carry the most weight. (February 16, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Learn From The Birds

                    In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about how nature – and birds, specifically – show us all about love and commitment. (February 14, 2012, Page 4)

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