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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mississippi Delta

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)

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)

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)

His Ways

Local columnist Jimmy Reed marks Father’s Day week by recalling the lessons his Dad taught him and how he took care of their family. (June 11, 2013, Page 4)

Hattie’s Haymaker

Never underestimate the power – literally and figuratively – of a woman. Local columnist Jimmy Reed gives a good example of one man doing just that – and learning his lesson the hard way. (May 21, 2013, Page 4)

Them Dad-Gummed Dioxide Crystals

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes that there are those better than he is at telling tall tales, and he gives an example of a story about a rainmaker that one of his friends told to make that point. (May 14, 2013, Page 4)

Valentine Story

Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of Andrew and Alice – an eternal and inspirational Valentine story. (February 12, 2013, Page 4)

Mewwy Crimma

Local columnist Jimmy Reed issues his Merry Christmas wishes to all with a column that recalls a longtime acquaintance and his love for Christmas. (December 18, 2012, Page 4)

Inward Joy

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates conversations with an old friend and the sage advise he received – put your losses behind you and replace them with inward joy. (November 27, 2012, Page 4)

Jersey help may be dealing with accent issues

Some 200 state troopers, including several from Mississippi and Louisiana, are in New Jersey helping with security and traffic control. Editor Don Whitten wonders about communication issues with those three states furnishing some of the most unusual – and different – accents. (November 7, 2012, Page 4)

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