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Thursday, July 31, 2014

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As children grow up and change, so do we

New family and life columnist Lisa Coleman learned to be careful what you wish for when your children are small. (June 27, 2014, Page 1B)

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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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      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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        Your mother — your own personal MVP

        With Mother’s Day coming up Sunday, Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what all mothers do for their families and how there’s no real way to calculate all of the value of that work, influence and inspiration. (May 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Growing with Grace

          Learning to relate to both daughters is a growing skill, according to columnist and father Ryan T. Miller. (May 2, 2014, Page 1B)

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            Yik Yak, don’t talk back

            Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the Yik Yak concern and how school officials are urging parents to talk to their kids about the problem and dealing with it. (April 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Climbing the walls, small-town style

              Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze writes about the problems parents with small children can have getting enough activity for their kids in the winter and says the Oxford Park Commission’s decision to have a free-play session will make a big difference. (January 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Angela R. Williams writes about her concern that the shooting in Sparks, Nev., didn’t get a lot of media play and wonders if that’s not a sign of the times where so many seem to be so busy that they don’t spend enough time parenting and watching out for youngsters. (October 28, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  I Won’t Paint

                  Most of the time, just the thought of Mama’s willow switch was enough to keep local columnist Jimmy Reed on the straight and narrow as a youngster. There were times, though, when he needed a reminder. Reed relates an event involving paint and his brother that fit that category. (October 15, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Looking For His Flute

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls an incident from his youth in relation to his mother’s superstition about things happening on the 13th day of the month and his problem with a popular flute. (October 1, 2013, Page 4)

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