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Catamounts

Local columnist Jimmy Reed, a giver and getter when it comes to practical jokes, recalls one he played on his cousin involving hot peppers and wild cats. (March 25, 2014, Page 4)

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    My Fingers Were Crossed

    If you grew up in a family with brothers and/or sisters, you’ll certainly get a humorous bit of history in this week’s local column by Jimmy Reed as he looks back at one of his “fights” with his brother and how he avoided the usual post-fight punishment from his parents. (November 12, 2013, Page 4)

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      Meanest Goblin

      You never know what will truly inspire change in a person. Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates an example, one where a Halloween bully meets his comeuppance and eventually becomes a proper role model. (October 29, 2013, Page 4)

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        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)

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          Daddy led by example – and still does

          Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what makes a good father, citing his own father’s qualities and the way he raised – and is still raising – his children. (June 13, 2013, Page 4A)

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            Who else would have put up with you?

            Editor Don Whitten writes about the special day, Mother’s Day, that everyone remembers – and for a good reason. He looks at all of the things our mothers do for us, and says we definitely need to be planning a special day for them. (May 10, 2013, Page 4A)

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              Knowin’ De Lick

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at how his childhood mentor, Jaybird, helped him learn to stand up for himself against bullies. (April 30, 2013, Page 4)

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                College girls through middle-school eyes

                Living in a college town has its benefits as most of us know. There are also “challenges” that come with living in a college town, too, and Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze takes a look at the good and the bad as she thinks about her children getting older. (September 5, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Sundy Mawnin’ Fuhgivniss Boots

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls Saturday-night journeys to Delta juke joints with his mentor, Jaybird, and how Jaybird talked about being right with the Lord after those trips, especially if he was wearing his “fuhgivniss” boots. (August 14, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Put Me In, Coach

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days playing high school football and the lessons he learned about life during those days. (July 17, 2012, Page 4)

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