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Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Conversation With...

Whose story would you like to hear? Our weekly feature "A Conversation With..." offers a chance to hear from one local individual each week. Young, old, black, white — it's an ever-evolving picture of the remarkable community we call home. Look for "A Conversation With..." in The Oxford EAGLE Thursdays on Page 3, and while you're here, take a moment to suggest a potential interviewee.

A slow and steady effort

Between his own hard work and the support of friends he met along the way, Ronaldo Pacheco earned a college degree in a foreign language and won his dream job in the United States. Hear his story in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (June 26, 2014, Page 3)

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    An adventure in ministry

    From ropes swings and horseback riding to cross-country camping expeditions, Bill MacKenzie has spent more than 30 years connecting his love of outdoor adventures with his ministry to international students. Hear how it all fits together in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (June 19, 2014, Page 3)

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      Summers stay busy on family farm

      There’s always something to do when you grow up on a farm — and if you can’t find something, your folks certainly will. This week’s “A conversation with” talks about the farm life, the family business (Brown Family Dairy) and  raising children with Paula Klepzig Brown. (June 12, 2014, Page 3A)

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        From rural outpost, a broad reach

        Abbeville Bank may anchor a quiet little downtown, but it’s been a force for growth throughout Lafayette County. Hear from bank president Sherwin Haynie at the 40-year mark, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (June 5, 2014, Page 3)

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          Delivering research to drive decisions

          When you’re investing millions of dollars in a new retirement community, it’s nice to know you’re building something people will actually buy. Hear how Margaret Wylde and her research firm are shaping new developments across the continent, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 29, 2014, Page 3)

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            A conscious choice to change course

            Da’Quonte Miller left behind the influence of the street to focus on his studies and his character. Celebrate the victory of high-school graduation in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 22, 2014, Page 3)

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              Faith and knowledge: Yours to keep

              Growing up in communist Hungary, Eva Bodnar learned to value the things in life that no one can take away. Hear how she’s applied those lessons to raising four daughters, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 15, 2014, Page 3)

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                Receiving, giving the power of education

                Growing up in rural south Mississippi, Tiffani Nye-Thomas watched her teachers do a lot with little resources. Hear how this new Ole Miss grad is planning to pass the inspiration along in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 8, 2014, Page 3)

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                  Creative outlet provides parallel career

                  Michael Henry began writing novels and screenplays as an escape during his years as a Louisiana district attorney. Hear what’s on his plate since relocating to Oxford, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 1, 2014, Page 3)

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                    Stitching together a creative strategy

                    Andi Bedsworth went from working behind-the-scenes in the theater department to leading an art business that’s made hers one of the best-known faces in town. Hear how she’s pulled it off in this week’s (April 24) “A Conversation With…” (April 24, 2014, Page 3)

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