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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Local Columnists

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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        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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