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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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                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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