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Sunday, April 20, 2014

mentors

From the trenches

Oxford attorney Tom Suszek takes a closer, in a guest column, at local judges Bill Lamb and Ed Roberts, who passed away recently. Suszek, who worked with both men, point to their commitment to their craft and to their community. (July 10, 2013, Page 4)

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    Sundy Mawnin’ Fuhgivniss Boots

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls Saturday-night journeys to Delta juke joints with his mentor, Jaybird, and how Jaybird talked about being right with the Lord after those trips, especially if he was wearing his “fuhgivniss” boots. (August 14, 2012, Page 4)

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      Mr. Pat – one of our community’s icons

      How did you first come to know Robert L. “Mr. Pat” Patterson? In his work with FCA? With the Kiwanis Club? As the bailiff at the courthouse? As a softball umpire? At church? At an Ole Miss ballgame? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the relationships we’ve had with the man who’s been a local icon for longer than most of us have been around. (February 1, 2012, Page 4)

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        Unlikely Angel

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to the man – Sergeant Major Henry Dawkins – who played a key role in shaping his life-long beliefs and actions during a tour of military duty. (June 14, 2011, Page 4)

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          Jimmy Arrington leaves gifts to so many

          Editor Don Whitten recalls his first encounter with longtime Lafayette High football coach Jimmy Arrington and uses it to show how Arrington, who passed away Friday, affected all of those he met. (June 1, 2010, Page 4A)

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