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The four chaplains practiced what they preached

Looking for a bit of inspiration? Local columnist T.J. Ray offers us the “four chaplains” and their story during World War II that shows they talked the talk and walked the walk. (March 2, 2012, Page 4A)

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    The Clock Will Soon Be Still

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the O’Hares, “Butch” and “Easy Eddie,” and how they both passed on a legacy of honor and courage. (February 28, 2012, Page 4)

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      Taking a look at AG, charter schools in state

      Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the state’s attorney general and public education and looks at changes being made by the state Legislature. (February 27, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Awards, awards

        With so many awards shows going on these days, local columnist T.J. Ray thought it was time for him to announce some more award winners – in categories such as Best Talking Head, Worst News Network, Greatest Abdication Award, et cetera. (February 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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          The Old Testament In A Nutshell

          What would you write if asked to do a composition relating your version of the Old Testament? Local columnist Jimmy Reed shares the story on elementary school student turned in. (February 21, 2012, Page 4)

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            Scouting lessons learned in a variety of ways

            Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about lessons learned in scouting – from this weekend’s event at the Oxford Conference Center to a look back at an eventful trip to Shiloh years ago – and how they would help better the world if more people followed them. (February 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Learn From The Birds

              In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about how nature – and birds, specifically – show us all about love and commitment. (February 14, 2012, Page 4)

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                Anthem follow-up

                Local columnist T.J. Ray writes a follow-up column to last week’s piece about respecting the national anthem and U.S. flag, noting that the Super Bowl showing still left him wondering why we don’t just drop the singing of the national anthem before big events if it can’t be done properly. (February 9, 2012, Page 4)

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                  A Wretch Like Me

                  John Newton made one of life’s biggest turnarounds, going from being a man involved with slavery to becoming a minister and composer of hymns. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at Newton’s life and some of his works. (February 7, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Recent wreck not a normal one

                    What usually happens following a fender-bender? Trouble with insurance companies and body shops? Local columnist T.J. Ray tells the story of a recent wreck that went about as well as anyone could hope for – for a change. (January 26, 2012, Page 4)

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