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Sunday, February 1, 2015

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Volunteering at Pantry can be very moving

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at what goes on at the Pantry during the week, and notes that volunteers will experience all kinds of emotions if they spend a week or two helping out. (January 15, 2015, Page 4A)

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    Have the giving spirit year-round

    It’s obvious that most are very giving and generous during the holidays, but local columnist T.J. Ray calls on everyone to continue that giving spirit regardless of what the calendar says. (January 9, 2015, Page 4)

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      Democracy: It works is you work it

      Local columnist T.J. Ray, in the wake of last month’s elections, stresses that the men and women we elect to Congress are there to serve us, and he calls on citizens to hold their elected officials accountable so that democracy will work. (December 18, 2014, Page 4)

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        The Greatest Gift Of All

        Local columnist and college instructor Jimmy Reed brings readers a column written by members of his creative writing class: a story of a Christmas past that shows the love between a father and a son. (December 16, 2014, Page 4)

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          Dealing with natural clothes drying

          Local columnist T.J. Ray saw a window to the past recently — a clothesline in use. He writes about memories of hanging and taking in clothing from that early natural dryer. (December 12, 2014, Page 4)

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            The Comforter

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates his thoughts of a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp and the recent discovery of a touching Christmas story relating to a husband and wife who lived in Austria at the time. (December 9, 2014, Page 4)

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              The best way to deal with leaves

              Local columnist T.J. Ray takes readers through his progression as one who has to deal with an abundance of leaves in his yard, and ends up thinking it might be best to let someone else take care of them. (December 4, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Thank God, I’m not PC

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at political correctness and the strategy of those who promote it, noting that he’s glad to sit on the other side of just about any issue that’s pushed as being politically correct. (December 2, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Signs of Confederacy disappearing?

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray notices that less and less history is being taught and that means less will be known about the Civil War. He writes about other changes that appear to show that signs of the Confederacy are disappearing and wonders what is next. (November 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    A Thankful Heart

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed urges all to think about their situation and how they can be thankful at this time of the year. (November 25, 2014, Page 4)

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