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UMOC

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his college days and being involved in a contest he really didn’t want to be – for UMOC. And what was UMOC? “Ugliest Man On Campus.” (October 30, 2012, Page 4)

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    Candidates must stand for something

    Local columnist T.J. Ray cites the words of former presidents Grover Cleveland and John Adams in writing about candidates and how they must take a stance and then stand by that stance. (October 29, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Play The Hand You’re Dealt

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about a young man who gave up a dream to become a pilot to become an accomplished physician to make the point that life is all about playing the hand you’re dealt. (October 23, 2012, Page 4)

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        Living at the mercy of medicine and man

        Local columnist Deidra Jackson, in light of the fungal meningitis outbreak because of contaminated meds, writes about the faith that most of us have in man and medicine. (October 18, 2012, Page 4)

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          Remove The Barb

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story of a misplaced hook on a fishing trip and how we must ask for help and have trust when we face challenges in life. (October 16, 2012, Page 4)

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            Roadside memorials can have even more meaning

            Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about roadside memorials – crosses, flowers, monuments, et cetera – that are put in place to memorialize those who have died in auto accidents at those spots, and suggests that we can honor the lives lost by using the memorials as a warning to slow down and drive carefully. (October 11, 2012, Page 4)

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              That Night At The Two-Stick

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story from his college days when one of his school’s football players ran into a little problem at a local theater. (October 9, 2012, Page 4)

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                Reality check: Their challenges are ours, too

                Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at a growing problem – teen pregnancy – that affects youngsters and families in all places and all stations of life. (September 27, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Still On His Throne

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story a long-time friend told about God’s protection and answers for prayers to show that God is always there and He is in control. (September 25, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Bunt

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at his youth baseball career and the success he had with bunting, relating it to the field of life when taking care of the basics helps one make progress toward goals. (September 18, 2012, Page 4)

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