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Friday, October 31, 2014

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Dealing with manners, unwanted customs

Local columnist T.J. Ray finds examples every day of changes in customs that have to do with manners and acceptable behavior, and wonders when, or if, we will do something about it. (October 31, 2014, Page 4A)

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    So Fine Caroline

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed tackles the subject of teenage boys and love as he recalls his infatuation with “So Fine Caroline” and his planned meeting and evening with her watching a scary movie on Halloween. (October 28, 2014, Page 4)

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      Inadvertent 911 call not good, but comforting

      Local columnist T.J. Ray tells of a confusing, but ultimately comforting, meeting with a local law enforcement officer after he accidentally hit a 911 button on his telephone recently. (October 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Gittin’ Sumpin’ Fuh Nuttin’

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a dream he had about government debt and spending and how it affected a hog farmer he knew in years past. (October 21, 2014, Page 4)

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          Thou Art

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed gives an inside look at how things go at the beginning of the semester in a creative writing course he teaches. Reed teaches students early on that they need to write tight before they can write right. (October 14, 2014, Page 4)

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            Deadly Sins change names, but still the same

            Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at “The Seven Deadly Sins” — lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride — and notices they are all still problems, even though we may call them by different names these days. (October 13, 2014, Page 4)

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              On The Inside

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed, in observing some of his students, is reminded of a lesson he learned years before about how people can be beautiful where it really counts — on the inside. (October 7, 2014, Page 4)

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                Dealing with government regulations, policies

                Local columnist T.J. Ray looks at decisions made by local committees, commissions and boards and explains how those decisions are often made and exactly where and how the general public can affect change in regulations and policies. (September 26, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Hit’s De Principle

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls many of the lessons his childhood mentor, Jaybird, gave him about saving and spending wisely. He’s tried to pass that on to his children and others, noting that “Hit’s de principle.” (September 23, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Youth Shows But Half

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed looks at getting older and examines some want ads which use interesting terms to describe some of our elderly — er, more mature — citizens. (September 16, 2014, Page 4)

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