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I sat around a campfire with William Faulkner

Guest columnist J.W. “Jay” Mitchell lets us know about a memorable hunt with his uncle, father and Oxford literary great William Faulkner. (December 19, 2011, Page 4)

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    ‘A dollar a day, three hots and a flop’

    The Civilian Conservation Corps was a helpful program in its day, and local columnist T.J. Ray wonders if we might not need – in light of how people are dealing with needs and have feelings of entitlement – to try something like that again. (December 15, 2011, Page 4)

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      The Prince of Peace

      With Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Christ just days away, local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the thoughts of many, including Albert Einstein, who do not accept or understand the story of the Prince of Peace. (December 13, 2011, Page 4)

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        Sleeping Giant

        Wednesday marks the 70th anniversary of “the day that will live in infamy,” the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at the event with closer looks at some involved – his father and also Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. (December 6, 2011, Page 4)

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          Should political parties be dissolved?

          Local columnist T.J. Ray passes along an article and poem printed back in 1949 and follows it by wondering if political parties, both the Democrats and Republicans, are to blame for things and maybe should be dissolved. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Greatness

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about greatness, that combination of preparation, coaching and desire that makes players and teams excel, and relates it to life. (November 29, 2011, Page 4)

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              My government recognizes me – well, sort of

              Local columnist T.J. Ray writes to show that his government does know who he is with the recent “prize” he received in the mail. (November 24, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Thanksgiving Is For Giving Thanks

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed recently was reminded what all Thanksgiving was about and what he was thankful for. (November 22, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Faulkner shot at me and missed, (Thank God)

                  Guest columnist J.W. “Jay” Mitchell discusses what it was like for him moving to Oxford from the Mississippi Delta shortly after World War II and an encounter with literary great William Faulkner on a hunting trip. (November 21, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    News to use: sex and its teachable moments

                    Ready or not, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, it’s time to quit putting off “the talk” with your children. In light of all of the news today, particularly the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky scandal, It’s imperative that parents talk to their kids about sex and appropriate behavior. (November 17, 2011, Page 4)

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