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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Jimmy Reed

Speak Yo’ Mind, Son

Local columnist Jimmy Reed, thinking back to the words of his childhood mentor Jaybird, relates a reverie with words that included Jaybird’s take on many things going on today. (April 14, 2015, Page 4)

Dat Monkey Don’t Play

A loyal, but bit wild, monkey teaches a stubborn fellow about warnings in Jimmy Reed’s column that recalls his adventures with his childhood mentor, Jaybird. (April 7, 2015, Page 4)

Deal, Old Timer

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a lesson he learned from his childhood mentor Jaybird about how bragging can get one in trouble. (March 31, 2015, Page 4)

Don’t Mess Wit’ Melvin No Mo’!

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the story of Jaybird’s friend, Melvin, and their attempts to get back at an alligator named after him. (March 24, 2015, Page 4)

I Never Stole Again

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls yet another lesson taught by his mentor Jaybird — this time about stealing after a night in a watermelon patch that didn’t belong to those eating the melons. (March 10, 2015, Page 4)

On ‘Way Fum Up In ‘Roun Behine

Local columnist Jimmy Reed learned from his childhood friend and mentor Jaybird that it formal education isn’t everything when it comes to communicating and teaching. (March 3, 2015, Page 4)

Key Fobs

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about going over plans with his daughters for after he eventually passes on. His hopes that they honor all of his wishes went well — until he started talking about taking things and turning them into key fobs. (February 24, 2015, Page 4)

I Bought The Donuts

Local columnist and creative writing instructor Jimmy Reed challenged his students — and had to pay off after their inspiring efforts. (February 17, 2015, Page 4)

The Long Run

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the move to legalize marijuana, noting that we should be looking at the long-term effects rather than the short-term gains. (February 10, 2015, Page 4)


Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes advice he learned from his childhood mentor to the classroom as he instills discipline and responsibility among his students. It’s much better to be inside learning than “out.” (February 3, 2015, Page 4)

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