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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.

Delaying retirement for greater goals

Former UM research professor Frank Gilmore retired as chancellor of Montana Tech, but this month he takes the reins of the foundation that awards the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Gilmore in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (July 12, 2012, Page 3)

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    Putting down roots, sharing the bounty

    Ruth Johnson calls the small farm she tends “a blessing” — and works to pass the blessings along. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the recent retiree in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (July 5, 2012, Page 3)

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      Down-home values, globe-trotting career

      Retired Maj. Eric Hilliard has been reconnecting with extended family in Oxford since settling back in the United States after a 20-year career with the U.S. Air Force. Hilliard sat down to share his experience with senior staff writer Lucy Schultze in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (June 28, 2012, Page 3)

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        Shakespeare role a cathartic release

        As Peter Pinnow plays the title role in “King Lear,” it’s a personal pain he’ll be tapping through his character’s grief. The former Oxford High School teacher sat down to talk with senior staff writer Lucy Schultze about his final performance as he prepares to leave Oxford, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (June 21, 2012, Page 3)

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          Keeping priorities clear

          Despite the blur of daily life as a single parent, Ben Couey works hard to stay focused on what matters. With Father’s Day this weekend, senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Couey about his goal of intentional parenting in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (June 14, 2012, Page 3)

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            Balancing business with a love of the game

            When you’ve spent a career on the field and the sidelines, it’s just hard to keep your seat in the stands. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Keith Kessinger, radio color commentator for Ole Miss baseball, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 31, 2012, Page 3)

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              Keeping pace with the SEC

              Staying on top of one of the most exciting conferences in college football is more than a full-time job for Edward Aschoff. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the Oxford native and ESPN.com sportswriter in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 24, 2012, Page 3)

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                Hard work, support make the difference

                A determined attitude along with a handful of key encouragers have helped Brandon Flowers build a bright future for himself academically, spiritually and physically. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the 2012 Oxford High School graduate in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 17, 2012, Page 3A)

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                  One final step over the finish line

                  Commencement weekend marks an even bigger milestone when you’ve been enrolled at Ole Miss every semester for the past 20 years. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with newly minted PhD Doug Paul about his journey at Ole Miss in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 10, 2012, Page 3)

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                    A hero’s homecoming

                    Herman Wagner was among 95 World War II veterans to visit Washington last week as part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Wagner about his experience in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 3, 2012, Page 3)

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