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Friday, October 31, 2014

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The Darling of Dunleith

Local columnist Jimmy Reed looks at the curiosity, inventiveness — and danger — of the young mind as he recalls an incident involving a homemade mini air balloon and the sheds near the cotton gin. (June 17, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Dads Aren’t So Dumb

    Jimmy Reed recalls, with Father’s Day approaching, an initiation ceremony into the Mohicans club as a youngster, and how it was one of several times he discovered — later — that his father wasn’t nearly as dumb as he thought. (June 10, 2014, Page 4)

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      Thinkin’ Makes Hit So

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of the lessons he learned from strong women in his life, including that racism and love cannot coexist and that “thinking makes it so.” (June 3, 2014, Page 4)

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        He Was A Giant

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the impact his high school principal, Dr. J.T. Hall, had on him and all those who passed through the doors at Leland High. (May 27, 2014, Page 4)

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          Thanks, Screech

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed got a well-timed message from an unusual friend — a one-legged blue jay he’d nicknamed Screech — that continued kindness overcomes self-pity. (May 20, 2014, Page 4)

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            Taking Nancy to task about arms treaty

            Local columnist T.J. Ray pens a letter to U.S. House leader Nancy Pelosi with questions and comments about her party’s policies, including the UN Arms Treaty. (May 15, 2014, Page 4)

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              Trotline bait

              Sometimes, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, we must learn our lessons the hard way. Reed knows that through experience as he relates a story of his youth and a run-in with a scary character. (May 13, 2014, Page 4)

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                We Got Revenge

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the story of a run-in with a Delta watermelon farmer and how he and Jaybird gained revenge when they were accused of stealing melons. (April 29, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Questions for the famous

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray wonders what it would be like to actually meet someone who is famous. What questions would you ask? What would you like to know. (April 25, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    The Nut

                    With the fish biting as spring finally hits some warmer temperatures, perhaps it’s time for a fish tale. Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates one he heard from his childhood mentor, Jaybird, about a giant fish, a squirrel and a special type of bait. (April 22, 2014, Page 4)

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