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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jimmy Reed

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)

Thinkin’ Makes Hit So

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of the lessons he learned from strong women in his life, including that racism and love cannot coexist and that “thinking makes it so.” (June 3, 2014, Page 4)

He Was A Giant

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the impact his high school principal, Dr. J.T. Hall, had on him and all those who passed through the doors at Leland High. (May 27, 2014, Page 4)

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)

We Got Revenge

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the story of a run-in with a Delta watermelon farmer and how he and Jaybird gained revenge when they were accused of stealing melons. (April 29, 2014, Page 4)

The Nut

With the fish biting as spring finally hits some warmer temperatures, perhaps it’s time for a fish tale. Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates one he heard from his childhood mentor, Jaybird, about a giant fish, a squirrel and a special type of bait. (April 22, 2014, Page 4)

He Awaits Us

Local columnist Jimmy Reed retells the simple and yet so truthful story about Jesus, his life, his ministry and his death and resurrection that longtime mentor Jaybird told Reed and his friends as youngsters. (April 15, 2014, Page 4)

I Hewed The Mountain Down

Local columnist Jimmy Reed put his mentor, Jaybird’s, advice about working hard to practice when he took on teaching a class in mid-semester. Reed writes about overcoming “can’t” and not letting the dean, the students, Jaybird and himself down. (April 8, 2014, Page 4)

Discouragement

Local columnist Jimmy Reed talks about one of the biggest drawbacks to accomplishing things — discouragement — and how his mentor helped him learn how to deal with it. (April 1, 2014, Page 4)

Catamounts

Local columnist Jimmy Reed, a giver and getter when it comes to practical jokes, recalls one he played on his cousin involving hot peppers and wild cats. (March 25, 2014, Page 4)

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