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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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      A reluctant Rebel in our family? Never!

      Columnist Mavis Hovious used some “gentle” parental guidance with her daughter, Sam, to convince her to become an Ole Miss Rebel. (September 6, 2013, Page 1B)

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        Whose job is it to parent our children?

        A curfew for youngsters 16 and under. Set by the city. Enforced by the police. What? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at OPD Chief Joey East’s proposal and wonders where the problem really is if the government feels it needs to get involved in parenting. (September 5, 2013, Page 4)

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          Life – and death – can be hard to understand

          The news of the weekend auto accident that killed one OHS student and injured several others leaves Editor Don Whitten wondering the same thing all who have teens in their circle of family and friends – what do we do and what do we tell our children. (August 26, 2013, Page 4A)

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            Restaurant policy can be touchy subject

            What do you think, or do, if you’re in a restaurant and their are some extremely loud and unruly youngsters disturbing you? One restaurant in Houston – and more and more around the country – are taking care of that issue for you by not allowing kids under a certain age in for evening dining. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the policy and its affect on families and non-families who eat out. (August 14, 2013, Page 4)

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              Daddy led by example – and still does

              Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what makes a good father, citing his own father’s qualities and the way he raised – and is still raising – his children. (June 13, 2013, Page 4A)

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                Who else would have put up with you?

                Editor Don Whitten writes about the special day, Mother’s Day, that everyone remembers – and for a good reason. He looks at all of the things our mothers do for us, and says we definitely need to be planning a special day for them. (May 10, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  Farm Mama

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to his mother as Mother’s Day comes up this weekend, noting how she worked long hours to raise her children and take care of her family. (May 7, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Autism Awareness Month

                    Staff Writer Melanie Addington tells her family’s story of Asperger’s Disorder as she tries to increase awareness of, and information about, Asperger’s and autism during the month dedicated to the conditions. (April 5, 2013, Page 4A)

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