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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Thanks, Screech

Local columnist Jimmy Reed got a well-timed message from an unusual friend — a one-legged blue jay he’d nicknamed Screech — that continued kindness overcomes self-pity. (May 20, 2014, Page 4)

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    Great advice for all: Don’t be stupid

    A recent report about a man dying after asking a friend to shoot at his bullet-proof vest leads Editor Don Whitten to pass along some advice to graduating seniors — and everyone else. (May 19, 2014, Page 4)

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      Good habits

      Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at his routines, the advice he’s received from some well-meaning folks and some of the habits that we all make part of our routine. (February 20, 2014, Page 4)

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        The Hardest Part

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes along a lesson he learned from his mentor and that he passes along to students in the classroom – when you face a task, do the hardest part first. (December 31, 2013, Page 4)

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          Helpful hints for members of Class of ’13

          Some of the members of the class of 2013 have graduated, while others will walk across the stage in the next few days. Either way, Editor Don Whitten writes, it’s time for a little bit of advice for graduates as they head into the next stage of their lives. (May 22, 2013, Page 4)

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            You Might Not Get There

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed reminds us of one of Yogi Berra’s sayings about getting where you’re going as he tells the story of a less-than-idea flight with a friend in his Piper Cub. (April 2, 2013, Page 4)

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              ‘You’ll understand when you get older’

              Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks admits it – he can’t, or doesn’t want to, do some of the things he once did. It’s a sign of “getting older,” he writes, as he recalls some wise words from his father from not that long ago. (March 22, 2012, Page 4)

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                Ablation!

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of God’s creations (good food, fish, salads, et cetera) and Satan’s responses (sugary snacks, pastries, salad dressing, et cetera) after a recent visit to his doctor discussing another of God’s wonderful creations – doctors who can perform ablation. (January 10, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Pazzo!

                  Ever think about expanding a project or business? Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes along some advice he learned from a story his mother told him when he was entertaining those thoughts. (October 11, 2011, Page 4)

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                    High school seniors: No need to be in a hurry

                    After spending time working on the Graduation Section in today’s Oxford EAGLE, Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks started thinking about his high school graduation and all that’s gone on since. Eubanks offers some tips to seniors graduating this weekend and next week. (May 20, 2011, Page 4A)

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