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Monday, April 21, 2014

America

Pietro And Videlma

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a classic love story and union here as we get set to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The subjects – his Italian grandparents who immigrated to America, met, fell in love, married and settled in the Mississippi Delta to begin a family and legacy of love. (February 11, 2014, Page 4)

Guns as targets in times of tragedy

Dr. Will Dabbs writes a guest column about gun use and gun control in light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, noting that there are issues that need to be dealt with rather than almost immediately seeking a gun ban. (January 11, 2013, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Randy Knight writes to remind us, at this time of thanksgiving, to thank farmers for their contributions to our well-being. (November 22, 2012, Page 4A)

Salaries – wow!

Time is precious, it’s been said. It’s more precious for some than others, local columnist T.J. Ray writes, as he looks at various salaries earned by CEOs, entertainers, pro athletes, et cetera. (July 27, 2012, Page 4A)

Fabianism In Education

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes on Fabianism in education, noting that high expectations and hard work are the key to success in school and in life. (June 19, 2012, Page 4)

The Blank Check

Local columnist Jimmy Reed salutes the veterans who have written a blank check for their country, telling the story of Col. Joe Kittinger who risked his life testing pressure suits for astronauts in 1960. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)

Something’s Rotten

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes to take issue with the fact that senior citizens are having to worry whether or not they’ll receive peace of mind – and a decent return on all the work and money they’ve put into the system through the years. (August 16, 2011, Page 4)

What Angels Eat

Mark Twain said the Southern watermelon is king of all fruits, and local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the delicious melon – including a lesson he learned about picking the best ones out at the Farmers’ Market. (August 9, 2011, Page 4)

Abe The Dealmaker

Remember the story from Genesis about Abraham trying to deal with God to save Sodom? Local columnist Jimmy Reed uses the story to illustrate the point that the country’s leadership needs to learn a bit more about compromise if there’s to be any solution to the ongoing debt crisis and economic woes. (July 19, 2011, Page 4)

Born American

With the Fourth of July approaching, local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of the words of two of his favorite Americans, Ronald Reagan and George Patton, as he expresses his appreciation for being born an American. (June 28, 2011, Page 4)

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