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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Thankfulness

The Christmas holidays are a time, if there is any during the year, when we need to be thankful for all we have in our country. Local columnist Jimmy Reed points out that today’s date (the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entrance into World War II) and Christmas mark notable times in our country’s history and in it becoming the nation it is today, and urges all of us to keep an attitude of thankfulness. (December 7, 2010, Page 4)

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    Christmas – The cold within

    ‘Tis the season to be jolly. Or is it? Certainly, for many, it’s not as jolly of a time. Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look back at how we used to help those in need during the holiday season and contrasts and compares that with what goes on in most places today. (December 1, 2010, Page 4)

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      Understanding

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at motives and how they’re often influenced by self-interest, and suggests that we turn to love and understanding before we make decisions and comments. (November 30, 2010, Page 4)

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        Non-traditional families also the norm this holiday

        What’s the typical Thanksgiving Day gathering like today? The “traditiional” happily married couple with children or the becoming-more-common non-traditional family with single parents? Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at the reality of today and points out that the non-traditional is also the norm this holiday season. (November 25, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Indifference

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the horror of Dachau prison and the Holocaust, and warns that the danger to humans is not hate – but actually indifference. (November 23, 2010, Page 4)

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            The Human Spirit

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed brings to readers the work of one of his Northwest Mississippi Community College students as James McCullar writes about how the human spirit can help us overcome adversity and how we should never give up. (November 16, 2010, Page 4A)

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              Non-profit moves women of color past labels

              The mass media doesn’t always give a true look at black girls and women, and that’s why Beverly Bond has founded Black Girls Rock! Inc. – to help black girls move beyond stereotypes and labels. Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a closer look at the non-profit organization and introduces the community to one of its own female champions. (November 11, 2010, Page 4)

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                We need to meet all veterans’ needs

                Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at how we’ve dealt with our fallen military men and women through the years, and wonders why we don’t always seem to have as noticeable of a welcome back for returning servicemen and women. On Veterans Day, he urges us to take care of all of our veterans. (November 11, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Out of the Mouth of Babes

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some humorous questions and comments grandchildren give to grandparents. (November 9, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Post-election note

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray pens a general letter to candidates who’ve contacted him via various forms of communication during the campaign season, and tells them why it’s so important that their goal is to work for the good of the people. (November 3, 2010, Page 4)

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