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Friday, December 19, 2014

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Yo’ Country Cousin

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a regular Fourth of July event – Jaybird barbecuing a goat – and how he came to be in awe of his “city” cousin Sabrina after a run-in with a goat. (July 2, 2013, Page 4)

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    Will a PR person enhance learning?

    Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at the Oxford School District’s decision to create a public relations position and wonders how the money spent for the spot will help local students with their educational endeavors. (June 28, 2013, Page 4A)

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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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          Soapstick

          Remember William Faulkner’s observation that a mule will work for you 10 years just for the privilege of kicking you once? Local columnist Jimmy Reed supports that theory, relating the story of his experience with a mule. (June 4, 2013, Page 4)

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            Oink

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates the story of a treasured, if somewhat unusual, pet of his childhood mentor Jaybird: a pig named Oink. (May 28, 2013, Page 4A)

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              Hattie’s Haymaker

              Never underestimate the power – literally and figuratively – of a woman. Local columnist Jimmy Reed gives a good example of one man doing just that – and learning his lesson the hard way. (May 21, 2013, Page 4)

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                Them Dad-Gummed Dioxide Crystals

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes that there are those better than he is at telling tall tales, and he gives an example of a story about a rainmaker that one of his friends told to make that point. (May 14, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Where are the chips?

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray relates a recent visit to a restaurant and his follow-up letter to management in pointing out that we should take the time to tell store and restaurant owners and managers both the good and the bad about their business and service. (May 6, 2013, Page 4A)

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                    Drawing Out Leviathan

                    Fishermen are always looking for advice on how to catch the next “big one.” Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his early fishing days, some of that advice and a special lure that produced a big catch. (April 23, 2013, Page 4)

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