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Knowledge generation

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at education today and worries about too many children not developing skills in thinking and problem solving. (February 12, 2013, Page 4)

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    Valentine Story

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of Andrew and Alice – an eternal and inspirational Valentine story. (February 12, 2013, Page 4)

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      Press sayings part of everyday language

      Ever wonder where we got terms such as “lower case,” “upper case,” “fit to print,” “get the lead out,” “make a good impression,” et cetera? Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about where they came from – the old days of real printing presses. (February 5, 2013, Page 4)

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        Neither Of Us Fished

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates the story of a would-be crappie fishing trip that never happened. (February 5, 2013, Page 4)

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          Chippie’s Demise

          Brotherly advice, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, might be more often ignored than taken. He relates a story involving his brother and a chipmunk that didn’t want to become a pet. (January 29, 2013, Page 4)

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            History Repeating Itself

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about gun control, saying that the ultimate goal of gun control is total power over the people. (January 22, 2013, Page 4)

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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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