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Fine Day For Fire Ants

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days growing up on a farm – and his run-in with some “hungry” fire ants one day while picking up bales of hay. (April 16, 2013, Page 4)

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    Sunday Insobriety

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his father’s attempt at producing his own wine and the problems it caused for young Jimmy and a friend when they drank a bit too much of the mix that tasted, to them, a lot like Barq’s Grape Soda. (April 9, 2013, Page 4)

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      You Might Not Get There

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed reminds us of one of Yogi Berra’s sayings about getting where you’re going as he tells the story of a less-than-idea flight with a friend in his Piper Cub. (April 2, 2013, Page 4)

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        That Dirty 830

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story of a run-in with a John Deere tractor in telling how he learned that showing off and not paying attention to detail can cause more problems than good. (March 26, 2013, Page 4)

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          The fourth estate

          Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at the media’s effect on what we do and think, noting how television and the Internet now seem to have a bigger influence than newspapers on public knowledge and opinion. (March 25, 2013, Page 4A)

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            ‘Dads

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a fishing trip with his mentor, Jaybird, and how he was introduced to the wonder of a Southern delicacy – crawdads. (March 19, 2013, Page 4)

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              Pearly-Eyed Wobbler

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed issues a warning to Mr. and Mrs. American Consumer to check out the fine print and beware of the modifiers by recalling his experience with purchasing a super-duper, can’t-fail fishing lure as a youngster. (March 12, 2013, Page 4)

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                Flag deserves courtesy, respect

                Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the lack of respect shown for the U.S. flag, the national anthem and even the Pledge of Allegiance and urges all to learn the meaning behind those national symbols. (March 7, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Getting confused by ‘legal lingo’

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about laws, lawbreakers and punishment, wondering why a recent court report showed a large number of those convicted of crimes getting probation rather than jail time. (February 28, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Duck Hunt At Po’ Boy Drake

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a humorous look at some of the trouble we get ourselves into as he recalls a duck hunting trip and a stuck Bronco. (February 26, 2013, Page 4)

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