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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Local Columnists

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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                    Will a PR person enhance learning?

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at the Oxford School District’s decision to create a public relations position and wonders how the money spent for the spot will help local students with their educational endeavors. (June 28, 2013, Page 4A)

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