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Vulgar language becoming more widespread

Looking for signs of the rapid degeneration and trashing of our society? Turn on your television and watch and listen, local columnist T.J. Ray writes as he warns about changing times and norms. (January 9, 2014, Page 4)

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    Start Yo’ Rows

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the lessons from his boyhood mentor that motivated him, and talks about how he plans to pass that on to his students by reminding them the way to get something done is to get started with the task at hand. (January 7, 2014, Page 4)

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      The Hardest Part

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes along a lesson he learned from his mentor and that he passes along to students in the classroom – when you face a task, do the hardest part first. (December 31, 2013, Page 4)

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        Merry Christmas To All

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a modern-day Christmas story with an interesting twist as he wishes Merry Christmas to all. (December 24, 2013, Page 4)

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          Thoughts of cakes, candies make Christmas special

          What do you recall about past Christmases, particularly those when you were a youngster? Local columnist J.T. Ray thinks about the sweets his folks made – amalgamation cake, pineapple fudge, fruit cakes, et cetera. (December 23, 2013, Page 4)

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            Pantry hosts complex, but caring, symphony

            Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the workings of the local food bank, The Pantry, and urges members of the community to help out in any way they can. (December 18, 2013, Page 4A)

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              Eat, Boy, And Get To Work

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls working during the holidays and the lesson about the true meaning of Christmas he got from his childhood mentor. (December 17, 2013, Page 4)

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                Defining moments in sports

                Local columnist T.J. Ray recalls a couple of defining moments in sports for him and admits they do affect his perception of and reaction to some of the quirks of the games and announcers. (December 12, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Wail, Boy

                  Do you notice folks, most likely at church, singing a bit off key? Or could you be one of those that the others are noticing. Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls being told his singing wasn’t so good, but he also recalls a more important message to keep on “wailing away” because the Lord appreciates all singing. (December 10, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Best Christmas

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a lesson he learned as a youngster about doing what’s right and how it turned into his best Christmas ever. (December 3, 2013, Page 4)

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