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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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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)

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    Gardening: Dad’s way then, Don’s way now

    A recent column about gardening by Staff Writer Jerra Scott and typical Southern summer weather brought back memories of working in the family gardens and field for Editor Don Whitten. There is a difference, Whitten writes, in how he did his “gardening” then and now. (July 9, 2014, Page 4)

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      Shopping at farmers’ markets about more than produce

      Shopping at farmers’ markets is a growing trend and now Oxonians have more options to purchase fresh produce and baked goods. (May 31, 2013, Page 1B)

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        Fine Day For Fire Ants

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days growing up on a farm – and his run-in with some “hungry” fire ants one day while picking up bales of hay. (April 16, 2013, Page 4)

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          That Dirty 830

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story of a run-in with a John Deere tractor in telling how he learned that showing off and not paying attention to detail can cause more problems than good. (March 26, 2013, Page 4)

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            Cotton remains one of Lafayette County’s main crops

            While cotton is a major crop in Mississippi, it continues to be one for Lafayette County as well, although corn and soybeans are giving the King of Cotton a run for its money. (November 2, 2012, Page 1B)

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              Dry conditions little concern for farmers

              Lafayette County is under a moderate drought due to the dry spring, however, thanks to irrigation systems, local farmers say their crops are doing just fine. (June 7, 2012, Page 5A)

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                Teaching Chickens To Write

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed remembers a childhood vocation – raising chickens and selling their eggs – and recalls how some people thought he could have even taught his fowls to write. (April 17, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Solitude: Lamar and agriculture

                  L.Q.C. Lamar is known nationally as a congressman, senator, Secretary of the Interior and associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, but he is not known for his interest in, and ownership of, farming operations. In 1854, Lamar was living in his home state of Georgia. He had established a law firm in Macon but he did not have any use for his extensive slave holdings. (October 15, 2010, Page 3B)

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                    T. Roy, The Tater Tycoon

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of Terence Royal who, after being turned down for a janitorial position, began a local produce operation that eventually helped his entire family. (October 5, 2010, Page 4)

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