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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Jimmy Reed

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)

Waiting

Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes along an important lesson he learned from his mentor, Jaybird: the difference between passively waiting for something to happen and exercising patience. (March 18, 2014, Page 4)

Dey Kilt Ole Can’t …

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes that both Maya Angelou and his childhood mentor, Jaybird, had similar thoughts about those who seem to complain about everything – they should to try to change what’s bothering them or change their way of thinking about it. (March 11, 2014, Page 4)

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