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Belle, the beagle, a model to follow in 2012

Fanatics and risk-takers have a special place in local columnist Deidra Jackson’s mind and heart, and she points to Belle, the beagle, as one who followed her instincts and enjoyed a brief shot at the good life that she’s probably never forget. Jackson writes that all of us might consider imitating Belle a bit in 2012. (December 22, 2011, Page 4)

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    The Road of the Samaritan

    Remember the story of the Good Samaritan. Local columnist T.J. Ray reminds readers of the story and tells how we can be good  Samaritans locally by helping with local organizations such as The Pantry. (December 20, 2011, Page 4A)

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      The Final Journey

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes us back in history and on the “final journey” as the three wise men follow the star to find the Christ child. (December 20, 2011, Page 4A)

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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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