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Planted By The Waters

Columnist Jimmy Reed’s 50th reunion of his Leland High School graduating class brought back memories of the way people were raised and got along in the past, and made him mindful of the importance of the two guideposts he and his classmates were governed by. (April 20, 2010, Page 4)

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    On Whose Side Is Our Side?

    Columnist Jimmy Reed recalls words of his mentor, Jaybird, and favorite contemporary American, Ronald Reagan, about standing up to bullies, and wonders if our current leaders are anywhere near that same stance based on recent announcements. (April 13, 2010, Page 4A)

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      Discrimination now moving to athletic facilities?

      Columnist T.J. Ray has seen all types of discrimination challenged over the years, but is now starting to see another type – in facilities for athletics and other endeavors on college campuses. What group might find a way to make use of an indoor facility? (April 9, 2010, Page 4A)

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        Income-Outgo Double-Dip

        Columnist Jimmy Reed recalled a recent joke his barber told about the circulation of a $100 bill through a community and then related it to his take on the nation’s debt crisis. (April 6, 2010, Page 4)

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          Health bills – and Pell grants?

          Local columnist T.J. Ray says he’s still trying to wrap his head around all of the health care bill and issues, but he’s having problems when things like Pell grants for college students gets in the middle of the mix. (April 2, 2010, Page 4A)

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            On the shoulders of giants

            Local physician and Army veteran Will Dabbs pens a guest column telling about a recent and valuable friendship with World War II veteran John Ratliff, who recently passed away. Dabbs points out how much Ratliff and other veterans of his time gave for us to have our freedoms today. (March 31, 2010, Page 4)

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              Nothing Frivolous About That

              A writing assignment columnist Jimmy Reed gave to one of his classes turned into a look inside the creativity of youngsters and the problems that might arise in our court system. (March 30, 2010, Page 4)

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                Don’t Be So Judgmental!

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at government, politics and politicians through the eyes of a judge. The judge’s criticism off all going on in the country might make you wonder a bit. (March 23, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Pledge of Allegiance, anthem should be treasured

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray remembers the appreciation, reverence and honor given to the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem during his younger days and contrasts that with the reaction to the pledge or the anthem at times these days. (March 17, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    Faustus’ Fate

                    EAGLE columnist Jimmy Reed uses British literature and Christopher Marlowe’s character Faustus to take a look at how pride can affect so much even in today’s world – and particularly in politics and government. (March 16, 2010, Page 4A)

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