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Friday, August 1, 2014

Mississippi Delta

Bogus

Local columnist Jimmy Reed ran across a note recently that brought back memories of a faithful man’s best friend – a gold cocker spaniel named Beauregard Augustus Dog and known better to all as Bogus. (January 21, 2014, Page 4)

Start Yo’ Rows

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the lessons from his boyhood mentor that motivated him, and talks about how he plans to pass that on to his students by reminding them the way to get something done is to get started with the task at hand. (January 7, 2014, Page 4)

Eat, Boy, And Get To Work

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls working during the holidays and the lesson about the true meaning of Christmas he got from his childhood mentor. (December 17, 2013, Page 4)

Thanksgiving At The Gin

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a Thanksgiving work day at the cotton gin when he learned the importance and value of giving thanks. (November 26, 2013, Page 4)

Mr. Hall’s 8 Ball

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about mischief he got into as a youngster and the lesson he learned about leaving his name etched on items that didn’t belong to him. (November 5, 2013, Page 4)

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)

‘The Tilted World’ familiar for a reason

Ever get that feeling of déja vu when you start reading a book or watching a TV show? Editor Don Whitten explains why he got that feeling as he read the new novel, “The Tilted World,” by the local husband-wife writing duo of Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly. (September 30, 2013, Page 4A)

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)

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)

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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