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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Local Columnists

Burning Old Jack

Even the best of intentions sometimes causes problems. That’s what local columnist Jimmy Reed and a friend found out when they tried to spread the ashes of a loyal dog from Reed’s small airplane. (August 20, 2013, Page 4)

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    A Real Cowboy

    Remember those dreams of being a cowboy and bustin’ broncs when you were younger? Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells his story of trying to impress the pretty girl by riding in a rodeo. (August 13, 2013, Page 4)

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      Thank a veteran today

      Local columnist T.J. Ray, sparked by a visit to the “Virtual Vietnam Wall,” recalls the sacrifices of members of the military and urges all to thank a veteran whenever you can. (August 8, 2013, Page 4)

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        Muddy Buddies

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed professes his love of powerful engines and all they can do. However, there’s one engine – that on a crane – that he has no interest in running after an issue with one during his teenage years. (August 6, 2013, Page 4)

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          Job, Wife And Truck

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days managing a Delta cotton gin, particularly the time a truck driver rolled up to the gin with a load of burning bales of cotton. (July 30, 2013, Page 4)

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            Beware Bees, Bearded Brother

            Beards and bees don’t go together very well as local columnist Jimmy Reed explains in a column relating an experience with a pastor and his honey bees years ago. (July 23, 2013, Page 4)

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              All-Day Sucker

              Remember those “dare you” and “double-dog dare you” times as a youngster? Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls an incident that falls into that category and the lesson a youngster learned. (July 16, 2013, Page 4)

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                Peanut Lady’s Paradise

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of a hard-working Asian woman to make the point that sometimes Americans don’t realize how good we have it in our wonderful country. (July 9, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Golden Rule sounds popular

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the differences from church to church and religion to religion, but points out that some version of the Golden Rule appears common to almost all faiths. (July 5, 2013, Page 4A)

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                    Yo’ Country Cousin

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a regular Fourth of July event – Jaybird barbecuing a goat – and how he came to be in awe of his “city” cousin Sabrina after a run-in with a goat. (July 2, 2013, Page 4)

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