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Friday, May 29, 2015

Mississippi Delta

Local writer’s book could become basis for TV show

Jimmy Reed decided to publish some of his grown’-up-in-the-Delta stories in a book about 10 years ago. That led to a spot writing local columns for The Oxford Eagle. And now it may earn his main characters — Jaybird, Junior and Boss — a spot in a TV sitcom. (April 2, 2015, Page 2)

On ‘Way Fum Up In ‘Roun Behine

Local columnist Jimmy Reed learned from his childhood friend and mentor Jaybird that it formal education isn’t everything when it comes to communicating and teaching. (March 3, 2015, Page 4)

Duck camp full of wonderful memories

To most, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks. To others, like Publisher Tim Phillips, it’s a time to do that one more thing — head to duck camp in the Delta. Phillips takes a look at special memories through the years from the Mallard Alley Duck Club. (November 23, 2014, Page 4A)

Sharing stories about our friend, Stan

The news was shocking and hard to accept — Stan Sandroni had passed away. Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at his time working and playing with Sandroni, and recalls one of the stories that shows exactly who and what Stan Sandroni was. (September 11, 2014, Page 4)

Had … Bad

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a lesson learned the hard way as he tells the story of the time he and his brother — sort of — jumped on a train and ended up having to be saved by Jaybird. (August 12, 2014, Page 4)

Don’t Never Listen To Women

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a confrontation with a kitten sparked by his daughters’ requests to save the animal. (July 29, 2014, Page 4A)

Disappearing Insurance

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a valuable lesson he learned early in life: much of the unhappiness in the world could be cured if lazy folks would find something to do and working folks would find nothing to do. (July 15, 2014, Page 4)

The Darling of Dunleith

Local columnist Jimmy Reed looks at the curiosity, inventiveness — and danger — of the young mind as he recalls an incident involving a homemade mini air balloon and the sheds near the cotton gin. (June 17, 2014, Page 4A)

Wide variety of attractions draw visitors

What brings visitors to the Lafayette-Oxford-University community? Editor Don Whitten writes about a pair of out-of-towners who dropped by The Oxford EAGLE office Tuesday; their reason – traveling around learning more about the blues. (June 11, 2014, Page 4)

Trotline bait

Sometimes, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, we must learn our lessons the hard way. Reed knows that through experience as he relates a story of his youth and a run-in with a scary character. (May 13, 2014, Page 4)

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