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Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Uh-Madgun

Local columnist and college instructor Jimmy Reed turns a life lesson from his mentor, Jaybird, into a philosophy he uses with his students of trying to search for, and bring out, potential. (February 4, 2014, Page 4)

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    Singing the national anthem

    Local columnist T.J. Ray, with the Super Bowl coming Sunday, takes a look at how the national anthem is often sung before big events as well as how it is intended to be sung. (January 30, 2014, Page 4)

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      Cotton Choppin’ Dude

      Jimmy Reed recalls his cotton-chopping days and the lesson he learned about how persistence leads to success. (January 28, 2014, Page 4)

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        Bogus

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed ran across a note recently that brought back memories of a faithful man’s best friend – a gold cocker spaniel named Beauregard Augustus Dog and known better to all as Bogus. (January 21, 2014, Page 4)

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          Unpredictable

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a lesson he learned about how to handle yourself in baseball that also could be applied to life: be unpredictable. (January 14, 2014, Page 4)

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            Vulgar language becoming more widespread

            Looking for signs of the rapid degeneration and trashing of our society? Turn on your television and watch and listen, local columnist T.J. Ray writes as he warns about changing times and norms. (January 9, 2014, Page 4)

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              Start Yo’ Rows

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the lessons from his boyhood mentor that motivated him, and talks about how he plans to pass that on to his students by reminding them the way to get something done is to get started with the task at hand. (January 7, 2014, Page 4)

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                The Hardest Part

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes along a lesson he learned from his mentor and that he passes along to students in the classroom – when you face a task, do the hardest part first. (December 31, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Merry Christmas To All

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a modern-day Christmas story with an interesting twist as he wishes Merry Christmas to all. (December 24, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Thoughts of cakes, candies make Christmas special

                    What do you recall about past Christmases, particularly those when you were a youngster? Local columnist J.T. Ray thinks about the sweets his folks made – amalgamation cake, pineapple fudge, fruit cakes, et cetera. (December 23, 2013, Page 4)

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