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Thursday, August 21, 2014

life lessons

Gamble No More

Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes on a lesson he learned — about gambling and its costs — from his childhood mentor, Jaybird. (August 19, 2014, Page 4)

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    Sumpin’ To Look Forward To

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about perspective and how looking ahead usually makes things look better. (August 5, 2014, Page 4)

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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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        Waiting

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes along an important lesson he learned from his mentor, Jaybird: the difference between passively waiting for something to happen and exercising patience. (March 18, 2014, Page 4)

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          Cotton Choppin’ Dude

          Jimmy Reed recalls his cotton-chopping days and the lesson he learned about how persistence leads to success. (January 28, 2014, Page 4)

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            Unpredictable

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a lesson he learned about how to handle yourself in baseball that also could be applied to life: be unpredictable. (January 14, 2014, Page 4)

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              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)

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                Small price to pay for valuable knowledge

                News Editor Jonathan Scott writes about a valuable, but not expensive, lesson he learned recently when he unknowingly received and tried to spend counterfeit money. (October 24, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Shells For Melons

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about learning a lesson – that crime doesn’t pay – the hard way as a youngster when he and his friends had to pay for stolen watermelons with shotgun shells. (June 25, 2013, Page 4)

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                    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)

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