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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Local Columnists

A message for our congressmen

Local columnist T.J. Ray puts together a message for state congressmen after their part in the government shutdown and their apparent lack of involvement in settling anything. (October 21, 2013, Page 4A)

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    I Won’t Paint

    Most of the time, just the thought of Mama’s willow switch was enough to keep local columnist Jimmy Reed on the straight and narrow as a youngster. There were times, though, when he needed a reminder. Reed relates an event involving paint and his brother that fit that category. (October 15, 2013, Page 4)

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      Coop, The Cop

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed and a couple of his friends learned respect for all types of law enforcement the hard way as he relates in a story about Coop, the crossing guard. (October 8, 2013, Page 4)

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        Looking For His Flute

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls an incident from his youth in relation to his mother’s superstition about things happening on the 13th day of the month and his problem with a popular flute. (October 1, 2013, Page 4)

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          A Deal’s A Deal

          Sometimes the teacher teaches better than he or she thinks. That’s the case, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, when Henry Henderson tried to pull a trick on his son, Horace. (September 24, 2013, Page 4)

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            Sweet Riggum

            Southern ways and Southern words take some getting used to, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, but folks usually come around sooner or later. (September 17, 2013, Page 4)

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              The Real Sheriff

              Ever thought about being a lawman? Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his short stay as one, writing that it’s not as easy as it looks and should be left to the professionals. (September 10, 2013, Page 4)

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                Sometimes It Bees That Way

                There’s an art to beekeeping, and it requires patience. Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls one incident trying to move a swarm of bees when his assistant didn’t follow the rules and Reed ended up paying for it when he followed suit. (September 3, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Boy, Boy, Boy, Boy, Boy

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls an incident from his youth involving work on the farm, one that got him in a good bit of trouble because of how it affected all that was going on with those who were trying to help him get out of a jam. (August 27, 2013, Page 4)

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                    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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