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Monday, April 21, 2014

Jimmy Reed

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Merry Christmas To All

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a modern-day Christmas story with an interesting twist as he wishes Merry Christmas to all. (December 24, 2013, Page 4)

Eat, Boy, And Get To Work

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls working during the holidays and the lesson about the true meaning of Christmas he got from his childhood mentor. (December 17, 2013, Page 4)

Wail, Boy

Do you notice folks, most likely at church, singing a bit off key? Or could you be one of those that the others are noticing. Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls being told his singing wasn’t so good, but he also recalls a more important message to keep on “wailing away” because the Lord appreciates all singing. (December 10, 2013, Page 4)

Best Christmas

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a lesson he learned as a youngster about doing what’s right and how it turned into his best Christmas ever. (December 3, 2013, Page 4)

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