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Learning, teaching and the grades we get, give

Longtime professor and current local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at grades, their importance, what they signify and how they are often determined. (February 27, 2014, Page 4)

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    Take The Risk

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes along a lesson he learned years ago about taking risks when there’s an opportunity to make a financial gain. (February 25, 2014, Page 4)

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      Good habits

      Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at his routines, the advice he’s received from some well-meaning folks and some of the habits that we all make part of our routine. (February 20, 2014, Page 4)

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        She Divorced Him!

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a conversation with his creative writing students on the subject of which sex is favored by Mother Nature in the business of romance. (February 18, 2014, Page 4)

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          Pietro And Videlma

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a classic love story and union here as we get set to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The subjects – his Italian grandparents who immigrated to America, met, fell in love, married and settled in the Mississippi Delta to begin a family and legacy of love. (February 11, 2014, Page 4)

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            Uh-Madgun

            Local columnist and college instructor Jimmy Reed turns a life lesson from his mentor, Jaybird, into a philosophy he uses with his students of trying to search for, and bring out, potential. (February 4, 2014, Page 4)

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              Singing the national anthem

              Local columnist T.J. Ray, with the Super Bowl coming Sunday, takes a look at how the national anthem is often sung before big events as well as how it is intended to be sung. (January 30, 2014, Page 4)

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                Cotton Choppin’ Dude

                Jimmy Reed recalls his cotton-chopping days and the lesson he learned about how persistence leads to success. (January 28, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Bogus

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed ran across a note recently that brought back memories of a faithful man’s best friend – a gold cocker spaniel named Beauregard Augustus Dog and known better to all as Bogus. (January 21, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Unpredictable

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a lesson he learned about how to handle yourself in baseball that also could be applied to life: be unpredictable. (January 14, 2014, Page 4)

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