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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.

Teaching students how to learn

Sure, you did fine in high school. What happens when college becomes your first real challenge? University of Mississippi psychology professor Ken Sufka offers some answers in a new book about how to make the grade. Hear from him in this week’s “A Conversation With…” on Page 3. (July 21, 2011, Page 3)

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    From selling shrimp to making music

    SAMPLE TRACK — After Hurricane Katrina forced him to leave the Gulf Coast, Mike Shaw launched a successful business selling shrimp in the Oxford area and is now building a music career in Nashville, Tenn. Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze visits with Shaw in today’s “A Conversation With…”

    (more…) (July 14, 2011, Page 3)

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      Seeking joy, one stitch at a time

      Lenora Jackson makes her own clothes — and mends clothes for others — in her room at Graceland Care Center. She uses neither a machine nor any patterns. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down with Jackson, as she shared her story in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (July 7, 2011, Page 3)

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        Escaping Vietnam to build a life of freedom

        Local restaurant owner Van Tran escaped Communist Vietnam aboard a wooden fishing boat packed with refugees. More than 30 years after her perilous journey across the South China Sea, she shares her story with senior staff writer Lucy Schultze in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (June 30, 2011, Page 3)

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          Learning how to clip and save

          ONLINE ONLY TIPS — Mother, nurse and coupon-clipper Kim Morris is saving her family hundreds of dollars with a new hobby that’s become a practical passion. Read how in this week’s “A Conversation With…”

          (more…) (June 23, 2011, Page 3)

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            A community to call home

            Local musician Andrew Gordon once worked on the set of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Gordon on how the program’s focus on community has played out in his own life, in this week’s “A Conversation With…”. (June 16, 2011, Page 3A)

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              Owning shop informs consumer attitude

              There’s nothing like owning a local business to open your eyes to the importance of shopping locally. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultz sat down to talk with how Knit1 Oxford owner Patsy Engelhard on how gained a different perspective on shopping after owning her own business in this week’s “A Conversation With…”. (June 9, 2011, Page 3)

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                Making way for others to step up

                How do you keep good volunteers coming? Give them something to do. June Rosentreter is sharing the work with those who are eager to help, as she steps down as director of The Pantry. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Rosentreter about stepping away from The Pantry in this week’s  “A Conversation With…”. (June 2, 2011, Page 3A)

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                  A dance to celebrate body, soul

                  Rachel Coleman spent part of her high-school years in Turkey, but it wasn’t until she got to Mississippi that she discovered her love for belly dance. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the OPC dance instructor in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 26, 2011, Page 3)

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                    A different path: Toward graduation, college

                    Family trends don’t seal your fate. Senior staff writer sat down with 2011 Lafayette High School graduate Arnissa Tyson to see how she struck out to pursue a diploma and enter college, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 19, 2011, Page 3)

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