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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.

Holding onto pieces of a personal past

The objects in Chris Byars’ home east of Oxford include paintings and figurines her father smuggled inside fish-trading barrels, as her family plotted an escape across the border from East Germany. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Byars in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (September 29, 2011, Page 3)

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    Teaching offers a change of pace in media career

    After three and a half years as online producer for NBC Nightly News, Cynthia Joyce is shifting gears with a teaching position in the University of Mississippi’s journalism school. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Joyce on what the change has been like for her in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (September 22, 2011, Page 3)

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      Life goes on; you make it better

      But it’s up to you to make it better. That’s the sentiment local volunteer Frances Smith shares with senior staff writer Lucy Schultze in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (September 15, 2011, Page 3)

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        From football player to family man

        As the owner of The Library Sports Bar, Jon Desler keeps the party going from behind the scenes. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with  the former Rebel football player in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (September 8, 2011, Page 3)

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          When the past isn’t even past

          The legacy of the Civil War, the struggle of African Americans — for a Mississippi history professor in the late-1960s, the topics were as timely as it gets. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with professor emeritus Henry Owens about his classes in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (September 1, 2011, Page 3)

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            Excited to enter South’s warm embrace

            Ole Miss freshman Shiloh Jones grew up in the suburbs of Phoenix, but wanted to move to the Southeast for her college years. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Jones about the move in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (August 25, 2011, Page 3)

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              ‘911. Where is your emergency?’

              For the past 18 years, Elaine Buford has been the voice at the end of the line when you call 911. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Lafayette County’s first emergency dispatcher as she retires today in this week’s “A Conversation With…”. (August 18, 2011, Page 3A)

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                Finding the holy in the everyday

                Chet Bush, pastor at Oxford Nazarene Church, looks for spiritual lessons in everyday events to reflect upon in his weekly email devotional. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Bush in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (August 11, 2011, Page 3A)

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                  A fresh start in a familiar place

                  Oxford High School alum Chris Bush is starting his career at his alma mater, teaching world history and coaching track and cross-country. As the new school year begins, read how the first-year teacher is approaching his new profession in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (August 4, 2011, Page 3)

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                    Going the distance in local commitment

                    Copy Time owner Bernard Kuria came to Oxford from Kenya on a track scholarship and stayed to join the local business community. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Kuria in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (July 28, 2011, Page 3A)

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