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It’s Awfully Hot Down Here

The purpose of education, most agree, is to gain the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently – and accurately and correctly. Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story one of his students wrote that shows the importance of all of those factors in communication. (January 15, 2013, Page 4)

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    Governmental dementia

    If our government underwent a psychiatric investigation, what would be the diagnosis? Local columnist T.J. Ray, citing several examples, said it would probably be utter insanity or certainly dementia. (January 14, 2013, Page 4)

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      Yes!

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates an imagined conversation with his mother as she gives him advice on overcoming lack of self-discipline, handling trials and tribulations, and earning what he wants during the upcoming year. (January 8, 2013, Page 4)

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        Slower Traffic Keep Right

        Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at some of the questionable spending by the state. This time, he delves into road signs, their costs and their message. (January 3, 2013, Page 4)

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          Splat!!!

          It’s been said that confession is good for the soul. If so, local columnist T.J. Ray must feel a bit better after recalling an incident he and some of his high school buddies were involved in involving a dead possum and a big, big “splat”. (December 27, 2012, Page 4)

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            Mewwy Crimma

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed issues his Merry Christmas wishes to all with a column that recalls a longtime acquaintance and his love for Christmas. (December 18, 2012, Page 4)

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              Well Done, My Good And Faithful Servant

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about God’s evaluation of His earthly children and takes a look at how he might fare on his “Final Final.” (December 11, 2012, Page 4)

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                12-21-12

                Predictions about the end of time have come from various sources through the years and the “next” end will be Dec. 21, according to the Mayan calendar. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the speculation and says he fully expects to be celebrating the birth of Jesus – four days after Dec. 21. (December 4, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Go meet your neighbors

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the origin of words and how they change through the years, and then relates change to one of the words he’s writing about. (November 30, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Inward Joy

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates conversations with an old friend and the sage advise he received – put your losses behind you and replace them with inward joy. (November 27, 2012, Page 4)

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